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Jeffrey Todd
2:07
Time for chatting. Throw some questions at me.
The next few minutes are like when the pilot tells the flight attendants to prepare for takeoff, and yet you don't go anywhere.
I'll wait for some folks to file in and we'll get going.
Robin VenTURDa
2:09
Will i be wearing black and white next season?
Jeffrey Todd
2:09
Now, now.
2:10
Seems like it might be time for a change, though.
Jeff Luhnow
2:10
Should I be very aggressive this winter and offer Wilson Ramos 4 years/100 million on the first day of free agency?
Jeffrey Todd
2:10
That would be awfully aggressive. No way he's doing that. Nor should he -- Ramos is a really nice player, but that's unprecedented $$$ for a catcher.
Bill
2:11
Heyman reporting Phils will be looking to add Desmond or Prado in the offseason. Believe it? Any other vets make sense to you given the team's current position?
Jeffrey Todd
2:12
Phillies have more money to spend than any team in baseball - -nothing committed, top 5 payroll capacity -- so they can do what they want. Need to convince those kinds of players to come, but money will do a lot of talking. I do like the idea of adding a solid veteran type, and a versatile player would leave them flexibility depending upon how prospects and opportunities develop.
Aaron
2:12
Saw an article suggesting a Mallex Smith for Michael Conforto swap. Thoughts?
Jeffrey Todd
2:13
Having a hard time understanding why. I'll take the slugger upside, fwiw.
Brian Dozier
2:13
Any chance I can finally get out of Siberia (Minnesota) this off season?
Jeffrey Todd
2:14
Well that is going to be really interesting to watch. His power output at this point is well into the ridiculous range. The contract is cheap but the age/control length might not be as valuable for Minny as for other clubs. I can definitely see it happening.
2:15
Question is what'll it take? Maybe young pitching? Might not know til we see who takes charge.
Dan D
2:15
Can I keep machado or is it too late to extend him?
Jeffrey Todd
2:15
Too late unless you come with a huge offer.
Dave Dombrowski
2:15
How am I going to find decent relief help??
Jeffrey Todd
2:15
Like, right now? That ship has sailed.
Twins Fan
2:17
Chances Molitor is still managing the team next year?
Jeffrey Todd
2:17
Seem pretty good. They've made clear they intend to stick with him even with the front office moves. So at this point, it would be a surprise, I think.
Ian Desmond
2:18
What kind of offers am I looking at this offseason?
Jeffrey Todd
2:19
Still some variability in his market I think, just because he is such a streaky hitter. But when you look at him as a quality CF and great baserunner who often is pretty darned good with the bat, it kind of supports the value.
Guessing something like 4/56?
Respect
2:20
Any ownership changes on the horizon? How might those affect the trade or FA market?
Jeffrey Todd
2:20
I can't really think of anything that would have that kind of role.
M's just swapped out ownership, but it was kind of an ordered, internal thing. Perhaps it is having some impact but that's been in the books for a while.
12 to 6
2:20
If CJ Wilson can prove he is healthy this offseason what kind of contract can he expect?
Jeffrey Todd
2:21
Well he won't be able to prove it in the sense of handling a MLB workload. But best case is probably that he shows he's got his stuff and is worthy of a 40-man spot. Incentive-laden deal like Bronson Arroyo signed with the Nats last winter.
Tebow Time
2:22
What's the over/under on Tim Tebow making the Mets roster at some point
Jeffrey Todd
2:22
Not sure how to give an over/under for that. But if you want odds ... .05%?
2:23
My concern isn't how good or bad his swing or power or whatever is. It's that he hasn't spent the last X years having fast/quickly moving baseballs hurled at him, for his brain to download the reactions.
2:24
I just don't see how he'll ever hit enough to play in the majors.
The A Train
2:24
I'm a Yankee fan, and I don't know how to feel. Please tell me.
Jeffrey Todd
2:25
2016 is a free roll. Enjoy it and look forward to a future full of interesting prospects and relatively unvarnished payroll ledgers.
Travis
2:25
Speaking of catchers is Jonathan Lucroy too old to nab a $100mil deal once he hits free agency?
Jeffrey Todd
2:26
That's tough to predict just b/c a really good or bad season can obviously throw things off. But he'd be the same age, give or take, that Martin was when he got his deal, so it isn't off the table entirely.
Respect
2:26
Do players from other countries often end up as US / Canadian citizens?
Jeffrey Todd
2:27
Seems to happen with some regularity, yes. Obviously they have to go through the full citizenship process. Carlos Carrasco just did it, there were some cool stories.
JR
2:27
Now that the PTBNL has been announced, how would you value the package that Texas gave up as opposed to what Cleveland had in place for Lucroy?
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