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Matthew
2:59
Is Melancon happy with a 3 yr deal, or will he seek 4?
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
I'm sure he'll take as much as he can get, which I expect will be 4.
Davey
3:01
You said that Conforto for Miller trade was interesting from Cleveland's side, but do mets consider that?
Jeffrey Todd
3:01
Who knows? They have handled Conforto somewhat oddly -- pushing him up quick, then not using him as you'd have expected, etc.
3:02
Now there's talk of him spending time at first, which I find somewhat odd.
(Duda is there now, and Granderson will walk when Lucas does after 2017.)
Adam
3:02
What would it take for the Braves to get both Longoria and Archer?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
LOL
Come on now.
Red Sox
3:03
I know you see this... so don't ignored it... Thanks for making wait about 50 minutes and not answer my question...
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
Obligatory complaint question with obligatory response: there are thousands of questions in every chat. Can't answer them all.
G
3:05
There was talk at the trade deadline of Greinke to the Dodgers, but the Dodgers wouldn't take on all of his contract. Are the Diamondbacks trying to get out from under the contract? Can any team realistically take on his contract? The only team I can think of besides the Dodgers is the Atlanta Braves, but after the fleecing from the Braves last year, I don't see that happening...
Jeffrey Todd
3:05
Nobody is taking on that contract, let alone giving up good prospects and taking it on. Makes no sense to have even suggested that, as some team source apparently did when it was reported.
3:06
I expect the new FO to have a more realistic valuation of Greinke, though I also think they'll at least try to build up his value some before making a deal.
(And I don't see the Braves as a very likely landing spot. Plenty of others that would be more sensible, IMO.)
JHey
3:06
If Fowler leaves, do I replace him in CF to leave Schwarber/Soler/Zobrist to absorb the corner OF ABs?
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
Heyward/Almora with those three and perhaps a Szczur/Coghlan type mixed in for the corner OF?
Makes sense, yeah.
ohioastrosfan
3:07
Does Bregman, Francis Martes and K Tucker get Sale?
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
I think the White Sox would have to be extremely interested in any package headlined by Bregman, given what he showed last year.
G
3:09
Does Trevor Rosenthal have any trade value or is he too damaged after the past year?
Jeffrey Todd
3:09
Not sure that any team would give up more than a lotto ticket of their own, b/c that's what TR is.
3:10
Would be different if he has four more years of control left. But he doesn't (just two) and he's not cheap.
He would be a nice kick-in piece in a larger trade, though.
3:11
Couple more and I'm going to have to take off ...
Dookie Howser, MD
3:11
After a terrible September call up, rough AFL, and then a thumb injury, do you see Moncada making the Red Sox 25man out of Spring training?
Jeffrey Todd
3:11
I do not.
Guest
3:11
Why do people think that the Braves would want to deal Allard, Toussiant, Fried or Soroka since they are far more valuable long term to the team than they would bring back in trade value at this stage?
Jeffrey Todd
3:12
You're always going to be balancing present/future MLB roster value (as well as uncertainty in performance, health, etc). The reason people are asking is that ATL keeps saying it wants to push for contention soon, etc.
3:13
I do think they'd move their best prospects in the right deal, but don't think they are going to be cashing in multiple guys for a single missing piece, obviously.
Greg
3:13
What would it take from the Mets to get Ender Inciarte
Jeffrey Todd
3:13
He'd kinda be a weird fit for me.
Geoff
3:14
Does Conforto and Gsellman net the Mets Archer?
Jeffrey Todd
3:14
No way
Wes G
3:14
anyway the tribe deals perez (i think that is the catcher's name) this off season since they have gomes and a very good prospect close to being ready? His value should be pretty high right now.
Jeffrey Todd
3:15
Nah, Gomes had a horrific year.
Michael
3:16
What baseball website do you read the most from (besides mlbtr)?
Jeffrey Todd
3:16
Fangraphs
MLBTR
3:17
Why do all the writers have 2 first names. Freaks.
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Tim Dierkes Bentley
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