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CHRIS.I
2:58
Can the Phillies sneak in and grab Cutch before the Nats snag him and what will it cost us
Jeffrey Todd
2:58
... or give up a lot for a guy with 2?
JB
2:58
Is all of this just window-dressing...are the Cubs just by far the best team at this point?
Jeffrey Todd
2:59
Maybe, but can we be sure their SP will hold up? Pressed them hard. Can Hendricks repeat? Lackey is old. Arrieta was shaky in the 2nd half. Etc.
O's fan
2:59
Would Brach get you Granderson? O's would still have O'day,Givens and Britten at the back end of bullpen.
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
Doesn't seem worth it to me to give up a cheap, quality pen arm (even if there's a risk he doesn't keep it up) for an expensive corner OF when there's a market full of options.
Matt W
3:00
Does Boston sign someone like Matt Holliday to be there next DH, or do they go in-house?
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
I expect they'll sign someone.
Jeffrey Todd
3:01
I'm an Angels fan and don't like answering Astros questions because I'm butt hurt.
Jeffrey Todd
3:01
I answered 2 or 3, but ok.
MV
3:01
How do you figure Ramo's injury cost him 50MM? Shwarber had a similar knee injury and the Yankees were ready to part with top assets to get him so it seems it didn't affect his value at all
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
Well, Ramos is a free agent whose guarantee is going to be substantially impacted. He has also had the injury before. As I said, I think he could still make up most or all of the loss, but it's now in question. Trade value of a controllable asset is a different matter. But certainly Schwarber's value was impacted, in terms of what the market would give, even if the Cubs weren't at all inclined to downgrade it.
Cashman
3:03
Is Jorge Mateo irrelevant now with Gleyber Torres winning AFL MVP
Jeffrey Todd
3:03
Not at all. Prospects are still prospects. And if both miraculously hit their ceilings, hurray for positional flexibility and the ability to trade.
chris
3:03
Zach britton to the dodgers for joc pederson? who says no?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
Zero chance Dodgers bite on that. Check Joc's stats. Big numbers from a CF.
fergie23
3:04
Eovaldi to the Cubs make sense? #5 SP competition.
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
For the record, he's going to miss all of 2017.
Kyle B
3:05
Which of these 4 Reds will be elsewhere by end of offseason (DatDudeBP, Cozart, Votto, Hamilton)?
Jeffrey Todd
3:05
In order of trade likelihood: Zack, Dude, Billy, Joey.
hi-lo
metfan
3:06
Would Mets trade Bruce for David Robertson? Would white sox agree to that deal?
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
In terms of the players, sure, the Mets would. But I don't know how much interest the Sox would have in Bruce, and I don't know that the Mets want to take on that much commitment to a reliever.
Ramos Shamos
3:07
Why do teams go crazy for a guy who follows up several bad years with one good one (Ramos, Trumbo, Desmond, etc.)? This is supposed to be the era of smart front offices.
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
None have signed yet. In any case, they'll be looking at their talent, health, projection, etc, not just 2016 stat lines.
O's fan
3:08
How about Britten to the Dodgers for Urias?
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
Nope, sorry. Urias was fantastic in the big leagues as a teenager.
Papa
3:08
Instead of trading for Sale/Archer, can the Braves use the same pieces for a Bregman trade or something comparable for 3B?
Jeffrey Todd
3:09
Here's the deal with trade scenarios: you have to put yourself in the shoes of the other team, too. Why would the Astros give up a controllable, everyday, current MLB piece for prospects when they are trying to contend?
joe king
3:09
miggy to the astros for prospects. yes ?
Jeffrey Todd
3:10
Never understood this rumor. He's owe soooo much money. And has a full NTC.
BrewCrewFan
3:10
Favorite ballpark food?
Jeffrey Todd
3:11
Bring something healthy and pair with delicious, frothy beer.
Or 3 brats.
Mike B
3:11
Do you like the Holliday to Yanks fit?
Jeffrey Todd
3:12
Sure. They have some flexibility. Guess Beltran would fit somewhat better, but they can pursue multiple possibilities to add some slug.
Busy meter
3:12
Busy Winter meetings compared to past years or no?
Jeffrey Todd
3:13
Will be a lot of sorting out the meaning of the CBA. No massive changes, but a lot of interesting tweaks that will have ripple effects. I can imagine a lot of trades, even if there aren't a lot of really interesting open FA situations.
Bobby cox
3:13
Does Atl believe that Matt Kemp can man right field or left field with no defensive liability and is he going to still continue to produce the plate
Jeffrey Todd
3:13
I think they believe he's good enough to toss out there and see what they get at the plate. I don't really buy the idea that some fans have that they think he's some monster in the middle of the order that they stole out from under everyone else's noses.
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