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Jeffrey Todd
2:23
And for Pearce, who was setting himself up nicely for FA before this latest injury and (likely-related) hitting woes.
Ben
2:23
Trea Turner has been awesome. No doubt. But he never walks, and once his BABIP comes back down to earth, he's in store for some serious regression, no?
Jeffrey Todd
2:24
Could be. He walked more than this in the minors, but never very much. The BABIP should stay pretty high, because he is lightning fast and also has been making tons of hard contact. I don't think he'll keep up this kind of pace, but a high-average/decent OBP/surprising pop player with great wheels/D is quite a package.
2:25
The real surprise is that he now looks like he could be a 12-15 HR/year player.
Jason
2:25
Does Panda come back next year in shape, will he be anything above replacement value?
Jeffrey Todd
2:25
Crazier things have happened, for sure. He is young and obviously talented.
Cespedes
2:26
Should the Cardinals try to sign me during the off season, and whats there chances of landing me!
Jeffrey Todd
2:26
I'm honestly not really ready to assess that. It could make some sense at first glance. Certainly too soon to guess at the odds.
GM Dayton Moore
2:26
Is Ned on the hot seat for next year IF the Royals don't go out hot from the get go???
Jeffrey Todd
2:27
Have to think he has earned some leash. Heck, in some ways the team performance this year has been just as impressive as the last two given the injuries.
LT
2:27
If Tyson Ross is let go by the Padres, what kind of contract could he be looking at?
Jeffrey Todd
2:27
He isn't going to be let go unless he suffers another injury before the non-tender deadline.
Ed Villa
2:28
Would it be a mistake if the White Sox decide not to rebuild this winter?
Jeffrey Todd
2:30
I don't know that they need to do a full-blown Astros rebuild. But I do think that they need to re-set their contention timeline with young/controllable talent. Maybe that means trading shorter-term assets -- mostly Todd Frazier -- and perhaps one of their big long-term assets.
Larry Burns
2:30
Who would you rather sign...Edwin Encarnacion or Mark Trumbo?
Jeffrey Todd
2:30
I'll easily take EE's track record, and he'll get a fair sight more.
2:31
Trumbo is younger, but he has been so up and down that it's hard to rely on the bat. And he hasn't been nearly as good as EE, even this year.
Torin
2:31
Too early to start talking about QO candidates?
Jeffrey Todd
2:31
Nope. Throw some questions at me.
Daniel Murphy
2:31
If I were a free agent this year, I'd be looking at 4 yrs $80M? Should have taken that QO.
Jeffrey Todd
2:32
That still feels a smidge high just b/c of age, but might not be too crazy. Certainly in hindsight he'd have been better off taking the QO.
At the time, reasonable decision.
Doug Fister
2:32
Should I expect a multi year deal this offseason or will I settle for 1 year deal with a vesting option based on innings?
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
In this market, multiple years should be easy to come by.
Mike Pelfrey got 2/$16MM last year, so ...
LT
2:33
Do the Mets pick up Bruce's option?
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
Have to. That was part of the trade calculus.
Guest
2:34
Thompson, Herrera, Rupp, Crawford, Cousins and Kilome for Trout. In the right neighborhood?
Jeffrey Todd
2:34
That's about the best the Phils could do, but doesn't do it for me.
Huxtable
2:35
Braves a logical landing spot for Wieters?
Jeffrey Todd
2:35
Yes, I think so. Solid guy behind the dish and some upside with the bat on a buy-low deal. Makes a lot of sense.
JT
2:35
Griffey in his prime or Trout?
Jeffrey Todd
2:35
Trout.
Torin
2:35
Can the Orioles afford to not offer Wieters a QO with the way Caleb Joseph batted this year? Seems like Sisco needs at least another year.
Jeffrey Todd
2:36
The other side of that coin ... yes, they can afford not to b/c they could sign him for less or get a different free agent. There are several useful catchers out there. I think he'd have to take that.
Bruce Bochy
2:37
Someone's gotta take the fall for this thing, right? Is it me...
Jeffrey Todd
2:37
That's not really how the Giants operate. Still in WC position.
M.J.
2:37
Will the Indians bring Carlos Santana back next year? He's one of the most patient hitters in the league, but only is a lifetime .245 hitter with a career .363 OBP. He also isn't a great hitter as he doesn't know how to hit away from the shift. Plus, his defense isn't great, either. The only plus is having him as a third string catcher in case of injuries or a lengthy game.
Jeffrey Todd
2:38
Only a .363 OBP ... hmm.
He's not a super valuable asset right now b/c there are limitations and he hasn't exactly knocked the cover off of the ball, but I think he's a fairly easy option call at 12 mil.
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