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Sam
2:38
If you ran the Braves, would you trade prospects at this deadline for known players with control or roll the dice with the prospects?
Jeffrey Todd
2:39
High-performing players dealt at the deadline are very likely to go for a premium. If you're talking about the Braves beating the market for, say, a Jose Quintana or similar ... I don't doubt they'll dabble but have a tough time imagining it'll happen. Other teams will be willing to pay more b/c they'd be adding that hypothetical player not only for their future value but, most importantly, their contributions down the stretch and into the postseason.
Drew
2:40
Who had more value in a trade right now Dozier or Santana
Jeffrey Todd
2:40
Good question!
More current trade value?

Brian Dozier (49.8% | 103 votes)
 
Ervin Santana (50.2% | 104 votes)
 

Total Votes: 207
t
2:40
Is it possible the Nats stay with Koda Glover once he comes back?
Jeffrey Todd
2:41
Sort of. Given how things have gone, it's all but certain they will be adding high leverage arms at the deadline. I guess if he came back and was lights out, they could keep him in the closer's role, but odds are pretty good there'll be someone else taking the 9th.
Brad
2:42
Yanks should target who at the trade deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
2:43
I obviously don't think they should or will end up dumping a bunch of prospects in some short-sighted bid to win this year. But I also could see a sensible move to add a controllable player at an area of need -- yes, Quintana still makes sense as an example here -- even if it means giving up future value.
Wes
2:43
Do you think the Rangers could pry Trevor Cahill away from the Padres (if they're in the hunt at the trade deadline)?
Jeffrey Todd
2:43
Cahill won't require much prying. Only question will be whether he's throwing well enough for Padres to generate some competition in the bidding.
Safeco
2:44
Is it time to give-up on Zunino?
Jeffrey Todd
2:44
No reason to just straight-away give up but they also need to plan for an alternative future.
Mike
2:45
Urias, Bellinger, Seager, Joc, a stacked minor league system, and the capacity for a $200-300 million payroll. Do the Dodgers have a potential dynasty brewing here?
Jeffrey Todd
2:45
Well, there are still those pesky Cubs. And other good teams with resources. I do think the Dodgers will be very good, consistently, for some time, but there's still a lot of room for parity in the NL.
M.J.
2:46
Hey Jeff. Why did the Braves call up Swanson last September? Do you think think he could be demoted eventually, given his struggles this year? He doesn't look ready for the big leagues yet, and looks like he needs more seasoning in the minors.
Jeffrey Todd
2:46
He was fine last year. This is just one of those things that happens. Guys don't always (or even often) just come up and dominate from the get-go, without any ups and downs.
Boy Howdy
2:46
Would the braves be wise to move Teheran by the deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
2:47
I mean, he's once again on the rollercoaster and this time there's a worrying walk rate. Unless his value rebounds, we're probably going to be in a similar situation to past years, where they end up holding him.
2:48
Remember, too, Dickey/Colon/Garcia are all FAs after the year. So Teheran is still a pretty necessary piece of the puzzle.
Bro
2:49
How much trade value does Kemp have right now? He seems to have been the sure the Padres thought they were getting since he joined the braves
Jeffrey Todd
2:50
At his reduced price tag, yeah, he's beginning to look pretty interesting -- esp for an AL team. There's lots of big hitting happening right now, of course, so that also does suggest (as this year's FA market did) that we might not see a premium on his skillset. So ... we'll see, but at least he seems to be moving in the right direction for ATL.
Dronefinger
2:51
Did you see the marlins fan flashing behind home plate?
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Marlins Man? Like nobody would notice him?
Joe
2:51
Lorenzo Cain to Dodgers? And what possibly in return? Thanks
Jeffrey Todd
2:53
I mean ... maaaaaybe but it doesn't seem like a great fit right now. More likely he'd end up on a team that really wants a guy to play semi-regularly in center. Nats do look like a good fit, Giants if they rebound.
Sorry for the speed here -- computer is not cooperating with me today.
Edgar
2:54
What would a Jean Segura extension need to look like in your opinion? 6 yrs $120M?
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
Well, that made my eyes pop. But ... he is young, within sight of FA, and raking yet again.
I have a hard time with that given just how much he struggled in 14-15, but ... I guess it is arguably fair-ish.
Our last poll was well-conceived -- dead tie at 62 apiece. So let's do another.
2:56
Jean Segura extension value

more than 120 mil (10% | 14 votes)
 
less than 120 mil (90% | 126 votes)
 

Total Votes: 140
Cookie Monster
2:56
Is JD Martinez a Tiger after the deadline? Is Thames a Brewer after the deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
2:57
I feel like DET just has to trade him. They are wise to take their time getting him back to make sure he's healthy. I know the team could be in contention, but ... man, it's the one clear chance to get a nice young piece to help transition.
Boy Howdy
2:57
Would Moustakis be a good stop gap for Atlanta?
Jeffrey Todd
2:57
That would be pretty unwise.
Pending free agent. Would require a waste of resources.
2:58
WELL then my initial instincts were right ... so let me amend my Segura answer.
120 mil?! Ha! No way!
2:59
(As ever, have to bear in mind here: players will set their own price based on many factors. Depending upon what he thinks and his agent advises, there's definitely an argument he could command that or more in FA.)
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