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Super braves fan
2:51
Can you see Chris Archer making his way to the Braves this year
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Nope
Rick Hahn
2:51
Any chance I can pry Robles from the Nats for a package of relievers?
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Nope
Albies
2:51
Any chance I get moved for a Archer/Cole type starter?
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Nope
CARDINALS
2:52
Why don't the Cardinals start trading Lynn, Leake, Oh, Rosenthal, Carpenter, and others?
Jeffrey Todd
2:52
They shouldn't do that now -- they're only what, four games out of first? But they should consider itif they fall further back.
Matt Adams
2:53
Sir why do you hate me and my teammate so much? Are you not aware that I did hit another home run yesterday? My name might not be Aaron Judge I might be not be 6'7 but for crying out loud I have been playing great during the last 36 games with the Braves.
Jeffrey Todd
2:53
And my fantasy team appreciates your contributions.
2:54
But I still don't think you're anything more than a usable second-division regular at first (who is less valuable on a team that doesn't have a quality righty bench bat to spell you). And I dont' see your new teammate suddenly playing a quality third base when nobody gave him even a chance to do so when he was drafted.
Gary H. Pornswinslow
2:55
Is Addison Russell more or less in straights as his wife is refusing to act publicly?
Jeffrey Todd
2:56
If she has a smart lawyer, they are probably more worried about a settlement/civil lawsuit than getting  MLB to punish her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Melk man
2:58
Is there any trade value for me?
Jeffrey Todd
2:58
There should be interest. The return is going to be cost savings, but he can still hit and the White Sox have no reason to keep him.
Tanaka
2:58
Any chance i'm still opting out?
Jeffrey Todd
2:59
Looking like a negative. Could still change, though - I don't think that's written in stone.
Joel
2:59
What moves do you see the Twins making if they're in the same position in July?
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
If they are in WC position at the deadline, they'd probably hold offon dealing Ervin and consider a modest bullpen addition or two.
Mike
3:01
Please explain why teams draft high school kids late in the draft knowing they have next to zero chance of signing them. Wasted picks.
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
In case there's a surprise with an earlier pick of some kind and they need someone to throw money at. And b/c they just don't care about securing the rights to the other players they could be picking at that stage.
Nathan Lewis
3:02
Hey Jeff do you think the Pirates can get the same amount of trade value for Gerrit Cole with him struggling so far this season?
Jeffrey Todd
3:03
If he is still just sort of looking shaky as of the deadline, then no. Reason being that they won't have as  much hope of driving up a real bidding war among teams willing to pay a premium for immediate impact.
But if there's reason to think he's pitching like his past record would suggest he should, the early issues will be forgiven by the market, I'd think.
Yonder Alonso
3:04
Most likely trade partner?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
Yankees?
Jordan
3:05
Looking at the McCutchen trade talk another way due to his performance the last month, if he was approached by Pirates management with the Hunter Pence contract offer, (5yr, $90mm) would that be enough to keep him. Terminate the option for next year.
Jeffrey Todd
3:05
Not sure what he'd do, but the Bucs won't offer that.
Tristan
3:06
Come on, bunting for a base hit when the guy has a perfect game going is the equivalent of calling charges in pickup basketball. Will it help you win? Sure. Are people going to go 'dude...'? You betcha
Jeffrey Todd
3:06
It might be the equivalent if it was the 9th inning of a blowout. Not the 6th in a competitive game when your team is trying to scratch out every win it can.
3:07
I think it's bush league to call it bush league, frankly.
Adam
3:08
AZ (15-7) and COL (11-2) are killing it in one run games - a sign of a good teams, or a reason to expect a collapse?  Almost every other contender is +/- 3 in one run contest
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
Neither, really. Sign of some good fortune and maybe even some good dugout energy. They are legitimately playing well regardless.
3:09
Senzatela getting bombed right now by DBacks, fwiw. He's one of the Rockies arms I'm not sure they can really rely on.
The Goat
3:10
Hotel cost control Chris Archer is for the remainder of his contract, wouldn't it be justifiable for the Cubs to give up Eloy Jimenez?
Jeffrey Todd
3:10
For sure.
Rubber Duck
3:10
The Rangers are buyers or sellers at trade deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
3:10
Hold.
Pizza Pie Thompson
3:11
Jeff, what's you favorite minor league team name/logo? Plenty of ridiculous ones to pick from.
Jeffrey Todd
3:11
Hickory Crawdads were the jam when I was like 12 years old going to Frederick Keys games.
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