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Hayden
2:11
Uehara or Tazawa to the Jays needs to happen, right?
Jeffrey Todd
2:11
I think Koji is a great opportunity. He was pretty darn good last year if you look under the hood.
Darragh
2:12
Hey, Jeffrey. Thanks for the chat.

A few people have been talking about Otani not being able to come over for years now unless he wants to settle for 6 mil. Any chance MLB and MLBPA work around this somehow in the next five years?
Jeffrey Todd
2:12
No idea. It's disappointing to think we won't get a chance to see him here in his early prime, though that has never been a sure thing.
Michael
2:12
Will there be any chance that Mozeliak trades Reyes?
Jeffrey Todd
2:12
Expect not.
Ronald Mcdonald
2:13
Who should the Angels target at second? Cesar Hernandez for a long term piece or Coghlan or Phillips ad stopgaps?
Jeffrey Todd
2:14
I just am not sure what they'd offer to the Phillies, unless they gave up on one of their young starters who has had injury issues. There isn't a lot of demand on the 2B market and several teams have guys to trade, so opportunism may be the order of the day. Otherwise, some kind of iffy platoon, I guess.
John
2:14
Skaggs, Marte, N. Smith for LeMahieu. Who says no?
Jeffrey Todd
2:15
No way Rockies will do that, IMO. They will base their decisions around the core pieces they have, I think. Much more likely to deal a lefty-hitting OF (or they should be, anyway).
Cooper
2:15
Since Cubs got Jon Jay, will they trade Soler now or just have a deep drop outfield?
Jeffrey Todd
2:15
I'll guess they trade him. Lines up.
Chase
2:15
Who gets traded: Bruce or Grandy?
Jeffrey Todd
2:15
Still guessing Bruce, though the return may not be appealing.
Brian C.
2:15
Your opinion on what the Yankees should do this offseason?
Jeffrey Todd
2:16
Seems they are setting up a sort of aggressive opportunism. As in, not necessarily sitting back and waiting for guys who just fall through the cracks (a la White Sox last year), but keeping involved in a lot of areas and looking for value signings -- even if it comes at a price.
Not sure they'll be driven by "needs" so much as opportunities.
Billy Beane
2:16
Hey Jeff, getting excited for the winter meetings? As an A's fan I need some hope. Any chance "new" ownership is willing to spend some money? I can't take that cheap route any longer, it's so hard.
Jeffrey Todd
2:17
I will be there, along with Steve Adams and Jason Martinez from MLBTR. Should be fun.
I don't see them ramping up spending significantly, at least until the stadium is somehow resolved.
2:18
Just a heads up .... tons of participants and questions today. Which is great, but a) I won't get to your question; b) it isn't intentional; c) I may fall well behind in the queue.
Matt k
2:19
Who do you see me getting for the phils first another bat or a fifth starter
Jeffrey Todd
2:19
There is no "first." They don't need to have priorities, per se. Just a matter of finding good deals.
That kind of flexibility offers its own positives.
Crash6997
2:19
Would the Braves be better of NOT gutting the farm for Sale or Archer?
Jeffrey Todd
2:20
Depends how they value them. Certainly, neither is only a 2017 asset. But there's lots of risk, and you'd be cashing in assets (before they've had another year of development) for present MLB value -- kinda wasting a very big part of the return, unless you compete.
I'm generally down on that idea, in large part b/c I don't see those guys changing hands for anything short of a really big package.
KC Royals
2:21
Who do you think we sign/trade for this offseason? RF, DH, SP, RP?? Thanks
Jeffrey Todd
2:22
I have tried to think about what the Royals will do, and I just have no earthly idea. They could sell off Davis and/or Cain, but still add some cheaper veteran pieces I guess. Tough spot, lots of ways to go, just impossible to predict for me.
Ben
2:22
With Mallex ready, Braves need to cash in on Inciarte now. A's need CF. Braves need SP. Gray for Inciarte + prospect?
Jeffrey Todd
2:22
I don't hate that framework.
2:23
I don't know what this means but it sounds awesome.
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Jeff Todd
2:23
Do I need a haircut?
Jeffrey Todd
2:23
Just shaved my head yesterday!
Ian Desmond
2:23
Haven't seen my name for a while. How is my market shaping up? Still thinking 4/60?
Jeffrey Todd
2:24
No movement that I've seen. But yes, still in that range. Lots of need for that kind of player still out there.
Nathan
2:24
Why am I hearing all these rumours about the Yankees spending big on guys in their mid 30s for example guys like EE or Rich Hill. Are they not in the middle of a rebuild ?
Jeffrey Todd
2:25
In a sense, but they have spending capacity to maintain competitiveness right now. Plus, staying in contention would yield huge revenue dividends.
two first names
2:25
albies and lucas sime to the twins for dozier?
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