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Jeffrey Todd
2:28
They are just as much in need of catchers as are the Braves.
AZ
2:28
Do the Marlins trade Ozuna?
Jeffrey Todd
2:29
They've signaled they might need to move a position player to get pitching, but I think it'll be someone else. But you never know.
Dan
2:30
Who would be the best CF acquisition for the Cardinals? I'll give you some options: Pollock, Eaton, Cain, Keirmaier, or Blackmon. Feel free to add any not mentioned.
Jeffrey Todd
2:31
Well, those are theoretical options, maybe. I have a hard time seeing Dbacks selling low on Pollock. Rays are doubtful to move Kiermaier. Royals are going to hold onto Cain unless they do a larger rebuild (probably not happening). Eaton is going to be highly valued by CWS given his reasonably priced control.
And Blackmon ... he's going to cost a ton. Had a huge, huge year -- Coors Field or otherwise.
Obviously there are lots of other potential moves out there. Some FA targets (Desmond, Gomez, etc) and possible trade candidates (Yanks OFers, among others).
Dylan
2:33
Do you view the Marlins and Rockies as similar organizations? Pretty decent core of about 12 good players but the rest of the roster below average?
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
That ... seems pretty apt, yeah.
Dan
2:33
You left off Sonny Gray
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
Not a frontline starter at this point. Don't see A's selling low.
Nathan
2:33
Could you see the Rockies making any big moves
Jeffrey Todd
2:34
I advocated recently for them to dump CarGo and put his salary towards multiple smaller-scale additions.
twofirstnames
2:34
who joins teahran in the starting rotation for the braves next year
Jeffrey Todd
2:34
My big pick? His first name begins with a 'C'
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Charlie Morton
Nugget McMurray
2:35
Most likely destination for Cashner? I think someone should take a chance on him as a late inning reliever...
Jeffrey Todd
2:36
He's going to get starter money. But I have discussed that sort of idea -- hey, worst case, move to the pen! -- with our writing team.
Hard to pick a destination for someone like that, but A's always like to roll the dice. Some org willing to take a bet with one of its rotation spots.
Mike
2:36
Assume the Giants get one of the top FA closers. They also need a set up guy. What are some of the likely set up guys they could target via trade or free agency?
Jeffrey Todd
2:37
They have lots of good pen arms IMO. Don't need to go crazy.
Adam
2:37
If the Cards pick up Garcia's option, what about a Garcia for Markakis trade?
Jeffrey Todd
2:38
I don't see Markakis as much of a fit in STL, but I could see ATL pursuing this kind of idea with him.
Rick R
2:38
What kind of return could the Mets get for 3 years of Familia? More or less than the Yanks got for 1.5 yrs of Miller? For a team that is a bit salary constrained, might make sense to move Familia and make Reed the closer rather than paying 20mil for two bullpen arms.
Jeffrey Todd
2:38
Don't see that happening. Trying to imagine fan reaction, though.
David Stearns
2:39
Is Johnathan Villar my best asset going into the winter? Do I move him?
Jeffrey Todd
2:39
Hold
Mel
2:39
The Tigers need to cut the payroll, J.D. Martinez is the logical choice to be moved. Would the Philly's make a good trade partner?
Jeffrey Todd
2:40
How do you trade one of your best players, who isn't all that old or even all that expensive, if you're still trying to contend? I mean, any deal would have to fill needs at the MLB level.
2:41
Problem is, it's harder to find a legit bat at corner OF. And they have 1B/DH already locked up. So it's not like they could go find a cheaper option and hope they hit the lott.
lotto
whatever
Phillies Phan
2:41
Do the phillies trade for kole cahoun and what would the Angels want in return?
Jeffrey Todd
2:41
Not enough control. Angels would want quality future assets playing at/near majors. Don't really see a fit there.
Guest
2:42
Is Weaver,Garcia & Pham enough by the Cardinals to get Blackmon from the Rockies? To me it should be.
Jeffrey Todd
2:42
Nah. I mean Weaver was REALLY impressive this year, and maybe they love him. But Garcia and Pham don't do much at all.
2:43
I mean, don't do much for this deal. I'd be COL would like to have Garcia. But he'd be a big payroll hit. And Pham isn't that much of an asset.
twofirstnames
2:43
Will you please explain why Matt Moore didn't start the 9th inning
Jeffrey Todd
2:44
120 pitches. I was surprised he got the 8th.
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