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Ryan
3:04
Odds of Jake Artists taking an extension and foregoing free agency?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
LOL.
Ryan
3:04
Odds of Jake Arrieta taking an extension and foregoing free agency?
Jeffrey Todd
3:05
Oooohhh. It always gets complicated with the ups and downs of player performance. Now the leverage seems to have shifted back to the Cubs a bit. This general roller coaster took place with the Nats and Strasburg. Still, that deal was a stunner, and it would remain a surprise if a long-term deal is worked out before Arrieta hits the open market.
3:06
@barrysvrluga
Nats athletic trainer Paul Lessard says MRI for Strasburg was clean regarding ligament. Has a "flexor mass" strain.
so that's not so good
3:07
IIRC typically at least 30 days or so
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
Are we sure it's the same Ray?
Ray
3:07
2nd one wasn't me.
Ray
3:08
No accident. I'm a different Ray.
Doug
3:08
Does your MVP mindset lean towards "best player" or "best player on playoff team?"
Jeffrey Todd
3:09
So ... I tend to see this as perhaps a bit of a tiebreaker. I get why people want the MVP to have "led" his team to the postseason. But if there's a player who is head and shoulders above everyone else, I think he deserves the award whether or not his teammates stunk.
Travis
3:10
do the angels go after Trumbo?
Jeffrey Todd
3:10
Not the direction I'd recommend. Not necessarily what would be suggested by Eppler's first big move (Andrelton trade).
Braves SP
3:11
Pick the Braves' 2019 rotation from this group: Teheran, Folty, Wisler, Newcomb, Jenkins, Sims, Weigel, Allard, Touki, Soroka, Fried, Anderson, Wentz, Muller, Archer.
Jeffrey Todd
3:11
I am not going to answer this. But it kinda shows what the Braves are up against, and how hard it is to build a good rotation from internal parts.
3:12
Not to say there's no talent there - far from it - but who knows?!
Ray
3:12
We are all Ray.
Jeffrey Todd
3:13
Ha. Okay well I'm going to try to do another couple questions then need to get outta here.
Doug
3:13
Has Pujols sort of earned his money this year?
Jeffrey Todd
3:14
Not really. I mean, there is some value for sure in the fact that Pujols' bat has never really fallen below the "pretty danged good" level. But it wasn't really enough to support even this year's earnings for a 1B/DH, let alone the future.
Ryan
3:15
What happened to Derek Norris?
Jeffrey Todd
3:15
No idea, but his bat just evaporated. Someone could still take a chance on him this winter but value is in the tank.
Wallace and Gromit
3:16
What team are you referring to when you say "the M's"
Jeffrey Todd
3:16
Mariners
Wallace and Gromit
3:16
Nascar trade rumors website coming when?
Jeffrey Todd
3:16
Would that really be necessary?
Josh
3:16
Favorite minor league hat?
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Wish I had time to think ... the old Hickory Crawdads were nice
You
3:17
suck. Thanks for not answering any of my questions! :) Have a good night!
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Awww we'll end on that. Everybody goes home unhappy.
Thanks everyone for your time. We'll do it again next week!
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