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Jeffrey Todd
2:53
There's just no demand at SS right now. I think Cinci simply has to wait until there's a spring injury or a deadline need. No reason to give him away.
Ryan
2:53
I love the sudden influx of Reds questions
Jeffrey Todd
2:53
Just wait for the complaints that I only answer Reds questions.
Me
2:53
My Sources tell me that Trumbo is willing to take a 3 year $40-50 mil. Any thoughts of who might give him that offer?
Jeffrey Todd
2:53
His own agent?
Don't see it.
2:54
The Tigers aren't pushing up the market for him like they did last winter for Davis. Not sure any other teams have the need/valuation to drive him back up to the 4/52 or whatever the O's originally offered.
Papelboun
2:55
Will I pitch this year? Would a one year 5M get it done?
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
Boy would it ever. Think the reason he didn't sign last year is he wasn't offered a MLB roster spot.
Al Hrabosky
2:56
Why aren't there more excellent mustaches in baseball like the glorious ones of years past?
Jeffrey Todd
2:56
I don't know but it's a darn shame.
Chris
2:56
What about Gardner to Det to solve their CF problem? What kind of return would he net?
Jeffrey Todd
2:57
Even if they aren't shedding, I don't see DET taking on a bunch of salary.
Not seeing a great trade partner for him at this stage, so I think he stays put.
2:58
Sorry had to step away for a minute.
2:59
Neighbor kid knocked on the door and I slipped on my rug that doesn't have a pad under it and probably threw out my back. Being old sucks.
Okay where were we ...
Neil Walker
2:59
Is it crazy to trade him mid year and slot Reyes into 2nd base?
Jeffrey Todd
2:59
Yeah this sort of thing doesn't really happen.
John Middleton
2:59
I could fund the return of your podcast if you wanted to do a couple shows a month on how great the Phillies rebuild is going.
Jeffrey Todd
2:59
Done!
3:00
Actually Matt Klentak was our second guest, back when he was Angels AGM.
True story: something went wrong with the recording. I told him the bad news after. He offered to re-record. Really nice guy!
(Funding wasn't the issue with the pod, btw, just wasn't a real revenue driver.)
Brad Brach
3:00
Am I the player to get traded for one of the Rockies outfielders?
Jeffrey Todd
3:01
Hard to see a direct match there unless it's somehow CarGo related.
Prich
3:01
Going back about 6 weeks... How tired must the Nats have been of Espinosa's act if they shipped off a guy who can play three IF positions well, contribute 400 meaningful plate appearances, all for a reasonable price for two A-Ball pitchers with very limited upside?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
I think they realized he wasn't going to be a very good presence as a bench guy. And the money can be reallocated.
Also, don't sleep on the pitchers. I have no idea who they are, but Rizzo turns throw-in pitchers into gold all the time.
3:03
Roark, Treinen, Rivero are a few examples ... all secondary pieces.
Ben Cook
3:03
Basketball is coming out with a 3 on 3, half court league. Should the baseball world look at a 6-team slow-pitched softball league for retired vets? Maybe David Ortiz would consider a comeback for an idea like that?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
Pretty sure they did that. Google MTV Rock'n Jock.
Kids these days just don't know history, jeez.
Rockies Fan
3:05
why are so many people all in on the rockies reducing their defense and adding a lot more strikeouts to a relatively free swinging offense as it is to bring in Trumbo or Carter? The position player starters are set. Possibly the most athletic group in baseball
Jeffrey Todd
3:06
Guess it depends whether you think there'd actually be a loss in D. Moving out CarGo for Desmond might be roughly neutral.
Less overall athleticism, sure, but you'd also (in theory) be adding to the pitching staff to do this. I still prefer it, without knowing what's specifically available.
3:07
Sorry, wading through the people who posted 72 times consecutively.
Please stop that, you people.
Baseball picker
3:08
Is a systems top 15 type prospect too much to expect is a Todd Frazier deal?
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
He can still play third and hit bombs and isn't super expensive. Could be a QO guy after the year. So I think they should ask for something decent or hold onto him.
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