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Vroom14
2:54
Bill Shea said that he's heard of a Verlander trade to the Dodgers. Any truth to that? Would Urias be part of a return?
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
Doesn't seem particularly likely, but who knows?
Urias, though? Absolutely no chance.
Ian
2:55
does anything big ever happen at the GM meetings
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
VMart signed there 2 years ago.
RangersFan
2:56
Thoughts on trading Odor in favor of giving Profar a bulk of the playing time at 2B? Odor's skillset (low BB%, high K%, high power ceiling) usually doesn't age well, or is incredibly volatile, at the least. Profar doesn't seem to have quite as high a ceiling, but his floor seems higher, IMO.
Jeffrey Todd
2:56
Odor is 22, so I don't know that aging is an issue. Important to remember he's been producing while developing these last few years.
2:57
Profar was pretty bad last year. No reason at all to commit that heavily to him.
MLBTR Fan
2:57
Do you guys plan to do more about the Cubs WS victory? I was expecting more recognition and maybe/probably an article about it considering the circumstances. It definitely was not just a typical WS victory for Team X.
Jeffrey Todd
2:57
Well, I'd say the broader media accomplished that. Not really our core thing to cover what happens on the field.
Me
2:58
EE at 5 years and $125MM is a joke, right? Someone please say just kidding.
Jeffrey Todd
2:58
His agent floated it as what they'd ideally like. Seems like a reasonable starting ask from his side. I'm sure if you had an honest conversation with Kinzer, he wouldn't call it an expectation.
2:59
Esp. after he spoke today about how much EE will value things other than contract. Doesn't seem he's just going to try to max out.
Matt
2:59
Why does Travis Wood not make sense for the Bucs? MLBTR has a 3/21 prediction. Too many years?
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
Doesn't seem unreasonable as a possibility, esp if they could get him for 2 years. But just b/c we didn't make that pick doesn't mean we don't think it's realistic.
FWIW, choosing the top 50 takes us a long, long time. Lots of effort. But obviously it's all guesswork and you're pretty lucky to get more than a handful of teams right.
Guest
3:01
Any idea who the Reds might target to build out their bullpen and add to the Iglesias/Lorenzen combo? Ziegler perhaps or someone on that level? Any Starting pitchers you think we will take a chance on?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
Y'know, I still have a hard time guessing on the new FO. I don't think they'll put a lot of cash down, and with a lot of relievers out there -- esp some veteran former closer types -- there's no reason to run out and pluck a guy off the market. Can easily wait and snag a Santiago Casilla or Joaquin Benoit or whoever falls through the cracks for a modest commitment. Maybe give them some incentives based on games finished.
Jim
3:02
Does Vogelbach get the starting nod at first for the Mariners or do they sign Napoli??
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
They'll add a righty bat to go with him. Time share of some kind.
Michael
3:02
Could the Marlins make Yelich available for the Cardinals in a trade?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
Doubt that. They'd want a top-tier, controllable starter.
Goldy
3:03
How much could the Dbacks get from trading me
Jeffrey Todd
3:03
Lots. Don't see it.
Disappointing season. New front office. And you trade the team's star? Who makes eminent sense to keep from a baseball perspective as an affordable, top-end player?
UCF Student
3:04
The Top 50 List is something i look forward to every year. you all do a great job.
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
Thanks!
Dan Duquette
3:04
Do you see Weiters re-signing with Baltimore. How about 3/36?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
I think he'll get something like that, or a bit more, but elsewhere.
Alex
3:05
Thoughts on most likely candidates to fill holes for the Jays if JB&EE do not get signed?
Jeffrey Todd
3:06
Honestly there are too many to get too specific. Lots of ways they could go. Could add a Kendrys-like DH and more well-rounded corner OF types (Reddick? Fowler?).
Michael
3:06
Think Dickey's signing will kick-start some action in the off-season?
Jeffrey Todd
3:06
Not really.
I Luv Jeffrey Todd
3:06
What are the odds astros land miggy?
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
Will you still luv me if I say < 0.5%? I just can't fathom it, personally.
This winter, at least. I mean, he's still really good, but are Stros taking all that salary? Or are Tigers eating a big piece of it for their HOF guy?
Mike
3:08
I will pay you $5 if you answer my questions.
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
I'll return your $5 and give you another $5 if you stop repeating the same one over and over.
3:09
I can't answer everything, and some are better than others. It's cool to ask repeats every so often, b/c I might miss one, but peppering me isn't the best.
I should really do these "how to chat w/us" comments at the beginning rather than the end of the chat.
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