MLBTR Live Chat: 9/23/19
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Connor Byrne
5:58
Hey everyone, welcome to my last chat of the regular season. We'll get going shortly.
George
6:01
How about trade possibilities with the Giants in the off season?
Connor Byrne
6:02
Well, the Giants will have a hard time unloading any of their onerous veteran contracts, and their farm system (although improved) isn't a top-of-the-pack group. Not sure they'll be super active in trades as a result.
ErikTheViking24
6:02
Is King Felix finished?  Can't imagine anyone would want to take on that 6+ ERA.
Connor Byrne
6:03
Sadly, it appears he's just about to done. Looks as if he'll be a minor league signing at best.
*just about done
SoCal fan
6:03
Will either LA team get Rendon or Arenado
Connor Byrne
6:04
Probably not on Rendon, and I don't see Colorado trading Arenado so shortly after extending him.
Chase
6:04
How many pitchers do the Angels acquire this offseason?
Connor Byrne
6:05
Likely a handful. They should get two starters, and would be wise to aggressively court Gerrit Cole. Bullpens are always subject to change, too.
Daniel G
6:05
With the Phillies basically eliminated, will they make any big changes in their manager/front office?
Connor Byrne
6:06
Wouldn't be surprising to see the much-maligned Gabe Kapler ousted.
Gerrit Cole
6:06
7 years/235??
Connor Byrne
6:06
I don't think he'll do that well, but something in the $200MM range isn't crazy.
Tim
6:06
Do you think Mad Bum will give SF a discount?
Connor Byrne
6:08
He shouldn't. One of their higher-ups, Larry Baer, suggested the Giants won't go all-out to bring him back: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/09/giants-rumors-larry-baer-madiso...
Brad
6:08
What percentage would you put it that Clint Frazier is traded in the off-season?
Connor Byrne
6:09
20? It seems the Yankees have passed on better opportunities to trade Frazier than they'll have this offseason.
Overbearing Padre
6:09
Who do you think will get the new Padres managerial position?
Connor Byrne
6:09
Too early in the process to guess, but I'd like to see Bochy back there just because it would be such a neat story
Ed McWilliams
6:10
As a braves fan this division was super rewarding considering all the talking heads on ESPN MLB network and even here were doubting them and picked the Phillies for some reason
Connor Byrne
6:10
Congrats to the Braves. I had the Nats winning the division entering the season. ATL should be a power for a while, though.
Angels fan
6:11
Will the Angels buy out Pulholz and use his money to up grade
Connor Byrne
6:11
They'd still have to pay Pujols. I don't think he's going anywhere.
Gordo
6:12
Why do you guys keep having articles about the Yankees?  There are 29 other teams out there.
Connor Byrne
6:12
Examples of too many Yankees articles? I know we do a lot of injury updates on them ... because they seem to suffer a serious injury/possible serious injury every day.
Paul
6:13
Tell me I am crazy for worrying about the Dodgers staff. You can’t trust anyone
Connor Byrne
6:13
Find me a title-contending team that doesn't have something to worry about. The Dodgers are as well-positioned as anyone to win the whole thing.
CUBBY
6:14
do the cubs keep Castellanos
Connor Byrne
6:14
As of now, I think he'll return to the AL.
Red Sox fan I
6:15
With the red sox eliminated now does this spell the end of this great team?
Connor Byrne
6:15
I doubt it. They still have more talent than the vast majority of teams around baseball.
1015elvis
6:16
Will Ozuna return to the Cardinals or go for highest bidder?
Connor Byrne
6:17
Highest bidder. And the Cardinals have Dylan Carlson on the way, so that should ease the pain of a potential Ozuna exit.
Trixie
6:17
What team did a lot better this year than you thought?
Connor Byrne
6:18
Probably the Brewers. I didn't think they'd be in the driver's seat for a playoff spot with a week left, let alone after a season-ending Yelich injury.
Baseball Guy
6:19
With the Cardinals in the playoffs, what are the chances the Cubs make it?
Connor Byrne
6:19
They look to be just about finished, which I'm very surprised about.
Eddie
6:19
Do you think the angels would bring back Kole Calhoun ?
Connor Byrne
6:20
I expect them to decline his option, thinking Brian Goodwin could hold down the fort until Jo Adell's promotion.
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