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Jeffrey Todd
1:59
Hey all. Gather round, throw some questions at me, and we'll get moving shortly.
Disclaimer: if there's a big move, I'll have to call a timeout to get something on the site!
But it's not like there are any major rumors floating around right now.
Tim
2:00
Could the Pirates get Robles, Lopez and Ross in a McCutchen trade?
Jeffrey Todd
2:01
If McCutchen had been himself last year, sure. I just can't fathom that now.
Lopez and Ross are both plug-and-go big league starters. Both come with risk, but that's an enormous amount of SP control to part with. And Robles is a blue chip prospect.
2:02
I've been toying with the idea of a 3-team deal of some kind. Maybe Watson is included and goes elsewhere, with the Nats recouping some prospect value from that team & the Bucs?
Just thinkin' out loud.
Oury
2:02
Who will the Red Sox sign to bolster their pen?
Jeffrey Todd
2:02
That's really just anybody's guess at this point. All we've heard is "probably not Koji".
Oliver
2:02
Is Gleyber Torres a top 5 MLB prospect?
Jeffrey Todd
2:02
Top ten at least by all accounts I've seen.
Steve
2:02
Fowler to the Jays. Call it done?
Jeffrey Todd
2:03
I still prefer him to a team that wants a CF. Or that has a lefty bat in CF that they'd consider platooning. That's hardly a certainty, but he just has more value there so long as you assume he can play it passably for a year or two.
josh
2:03
Is Andrew McCutchen gonna get traded today?
Jeffrey Todd
2:04
It's rare to see every beat writer for a team just wholeheartedly prepping a fan base like this. So, if not today, soon.
If Nats are trying to get it done today, could be a little game of chicken going on. I don't really think they'll reach, so if nobody blinks, it could drag out.
Mel
2:04
What's the biggest surprise in the new CBA, in your opinion?
Jeffrey Todd
2:05
Nobody else seems surprised, but I kinda expected a bigger jump in the league minimum salary.
Not surprising, exactly, but the international limits seem fairly drastic.
Tim
2:05
Do you think the Giants will end up with Melancon?
Jeffrey Todd
2:06
I'm beginning to think they'll end up with one of the two bigger names. Just a gut sense. I still think they get one of the three. But I suppose we can't rule out a trade completely, either.
Matt M
2:06
Why give up a 1st rounder for Mark Trumbo, when u can get an actual good player for a 3rd rounder next year
Jeffrey Todd
2:06
Same reason you are rolling the dice on Trumbo in the first place: you want the power now.
angels fan
2:07
with money coming off weaver and cj contracts, can you see the angels spending it on wilson ramos rather than weak 2B and pitching market?
Jeffrey Todd
2:07
That would surprise me quite a bit, actually. Can't really use him at DH with Pujols and Cron as righty bats. And it would be a big risk.
Ken
2:07
Will the Cubs get one of the Big 3 free agent relief pitchers?
Jeffrey Todd
2:07
Signs point to no.
michael
2:08
Should the mets non tender duda and pick up carter?
Jeffrey Todd
2:08
Duda is a better hitter and easier to find a platoon mate for, so no.
Brian
2:08
Cardinals Predictions?
Jeffrey Todd
2:09
Still feel they'll trade a starter of some kind. Beyond that, shrug. I do like them pretty well for Dex.
AJ
2:09
Now that Ryan Howard is a free agent, what's the worst contract in baseball?
Jeffrey Todd
2:09
No more Howard or ARod to kick around anymore ... Most onerous is probably Pujols. JHey could have a case if he doesn't remember how to hit.
Darrell
2:09
Hey Jeff, hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Why are the Rays standing pat? Do they think they can contend or are they just waiting for to see how the market plays out?
Jeffrey Todd
2:09
Why thank you, and likewise.
2:10
I don't think they have an area in which to be aggressive in additions. They have brought in a lot of pieces on the offensive side that they surely still have high hopes for. Not sure they can do much there but wait and hope.
Otherwise, it's a matter of assessing trade offers for SP and maybe Forsythe. (Lower likelihood of Longoria - very low, I think.)
Hannah Hochevar
2:11
With the additions of Schafer and Verrett, is it safe to assume that the O's offseason strategy is to acquire all the Logans?
Jeffrey Todd
2:11
I know I just mentioned Forsythe, but I don't see a fit there. Otherwise, yes.
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