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Jeffrey Todd
2:26
Okay that's a disingenuous poll ... just laughed at that. Let's not ignore the real talent level of the Cubs, or the impact of Q, but come on now!
How can they be the favorites when it's not even clear they'll make the postseason? !
Justin
2:26
Chances Cole is traded at the deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
2:27
Just doesn't seem to be much inclination on the Pirates' part from the reporting I've seen.
jim
2:27
what is the yankees next move
Jeffrey Todd
2:28
Still see them going after bats at first base despite adding another option to the system. And pitching still has to be under consideration, both rotation and pen, but I'd expect more opportunism with an eye on the future than targeting big rental additions.
Chad
2:28
Raisel Iglesias can easily get Robles/Fedde/+
Jeffrey Todd
2:28
Man, I love Raisel, but that's quite an ask.
Would really love to see what Cinci could get for him, though. Nats clearly would have interest. He'd be really interesting for the Dodgers -- multi-inning reliever to piggyback with Wood/Hill in the postseason?
2:29
(I'm only 5 mins into your questions ... going to skip ahead here real quick ...)
(Let's do a quick poll first)
2:30
Nevermind can't think of anything good just yet, ha.
Ian
2:30
Does Gray get more or less than Q
Jeffrey Todd
2:30
Was thinking of this, actually, but I think the answer is clearly less.
AJ
2:31
What bullpen arms make sense for the Rays?
Jeffrey Todd
2:31
Whichever won't require much in the way of acquisition cost.
John
2:31
Should the orioles trade manny
Jeffrey Todd
2:31
Should the O's trade Manny Machado?

Yes (61.7% | 492 votes)
 
No (38.3% | 305 votes)
 

Total Votes: 797
2:32
Good timing! Got to toss up a post on Peralta being released by the Sox.
So he's not the answer. Shocker.
Guest
2:33
LOL, with the Tyler Webb deal?
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
Was joking
Jose Romero
2:33
What are the chances the angels acquire Dee Gordon?starting pitching?
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
Just hard for me to see them taking on a bunch of salary for a guy who's kind of risky. (What if his speed lags?) And it'll be even harder to find good pitching without giving up whatever it is of value they have on the farm.
2:34
I see them mostly just holding and wishing and hoping for pitching health to rebound.
On that ...
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Andrew Heaney will start tonight in the Arizona League. It's his first game since July 1, 2016 Tommy John. He's on track to pitch this year.
Little Jerry Seinfeld
2:34
Can the Braves get a team's 10-15 ranked prospect for either Garcia or Phillips?
Jeffrey Todd
2:35
That depends upon the quality o the farm, of course, but generally I don't expect either to bring much back. Phillips is himself, but with a higher BABIP. He is quite cheap. But I think other players will be in higher demand among utility IF types. Garcia is pretty expensive and really hasn't been great. Back-end filler for a contender.
Matt
2:36
When can we and what can we expect from Rhys Hoskins when he finially gets called up?
Jeffrey Todd
2:36
I'd not expect a ton and just be pleasantly surprised if he turns out to be a real MLB hitter.
2:37
Phils have every reason to give him a good chance at some point, but I also don't think they are planning around him as a foundational piece.
Tony T.
2:37
Would it make sense to trade MadBum to rebuild now rather than waiting for him to cash in when his contract expires?
Jeffrey Todd
2:37
Nope.
Couldn't get the value you'd want given the recent injury. And they have good reason to look into an extension.
2:39
That said, there is some  "oh crap we are overpaying a lot of veterans" risk for SFG. They have a lot on the books. No truly monster contracts, but it's a drain to have so many big deals that aren't really working out. Makes it tough to go drop a huge salary on MadBum.
Who knows, though, maybe they get him for cheaper after this episode.
J.D Martinez
2:39
Where am I going to go?
Jeffrey Todd
2:39
It's a really good question. No truly obvious fits but how is some team not going to say "wait, we can plug in this amazing power bat, let's do it"?
2:40
(What I mean to suggest there is more just that few of the really clear buyers have an obvious need for a corner OF bat.)
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