MLBTR Live Chat With Jason Martinez: July 19, 2017
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Jason Martinez
5:17
It won't be all that interesting unless they shop Machado or one of their young starters (Bundy or Gausman), but I think they'll trade Seth Smith and a few of their pitchers (Britton, O'Day or Brach, Tillman).
Patrick
5:18
What do you think the Royals do. Only 2.5 back. Sounds like they're buying.
Jason Martinez
5:19
At the least, I think they get an 8th inning guy to set up for Herrera. I also think they can get a back-of-rotation SP and maybe an upgrade over Brandon Moss at DH without giving up too much.
Friar Faithful
5:21
Brad Hand to Astros for Yordan Alvarez and Freudes Nova
Jason Martinez
5:22
I think their current asking price will come down, but not that far. Alvarez's value is rising but limited because he's a 1B.
Chisoxjon
5:22
Are the Whitesox done, will Avi Garcia be traded?
Jason Martinez
5:23
I'm sure they'll listen on Garcia. Swarzak will be traded. Clippard will likely be traded as long as the White Sox eat the remainder of his salary. Holland and Gonzalez should also draw interest from teams looking to shore up the back of their rotation.
Guest
5:25
Where do you se Brad Brach landing if he gets dealt?
Jason Martinez
5:26
Too many options. I have 15 potential "buyers" with Setup Man listed as team need ... https://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-trade-deadline-buyers-2017/
BRIAN
5:28
could padres get a top 100 prospect for cahill
Jason Martinez
5:29
No chance. If he hadn't been on the DL twice and if he had pitched this way over 18 starts instead of 10, there would be a decent chance. If he stays healthy, he's going to be a very good pickup for some contender.
Avila
5:30
Do I trade my son?
Jason Martinez
5:31
You will. Just make sure you trade him to the eventual World Series champ.
Skeeter
5:32
Daniel Coulombe has a low 2.76 ERA for a Lefty reliever, but I hear no buzz about him on the Trade block?
Jason Martinez
5:32
5 years of club control after this season. I'm sure the A's will listen, but probably not too motivated to move him and teams won't be all that motivated to pay much for him since he doesn't have a long track record.
Facehead
5:34
Did JD Martinez just break his wrist?
Jason Martinez
5:35
Left game after being hit on the hand. Ugh. This is a way rougher sport than people give it credit for.
Pandamonium
5:35
Can I save the Giants season?
Jason Martinez
5:36
No, but you're gonna be a star for the Sacramento River Cats.
Matt LV
5:37
What about Hand and Maurer to the Rays for a package headlined by Adames? Padres really need a close to ML ready SS and the Rays have a legit chance if they can solidify that pen
Jason Martinez
5:39
Sure, I can see that. Not too many close-to-MLB ready shortstops available but Padres need one. Not sure what they think of Ketel Marte, but he could also be a target. Dbacks could really use Maurer and/or Hand.
Kyle
5:41
Your reaction to the Yankees/ws trade last night? Seems the white sox got an underwhelming return?
Jason Martinez
5:41
Rutherford is a Top 25-40 prospect in baseball. They got him for a rental (Frazier), a reliever who has been really good for a few months, and they also shed Robertson's salary. I love the deal for the White Sox.
Jeff
5:42
Do the Royals have the prospects needed to obtain Julio from Braves?
Jason Martinez
5:44
Nope. Need at least 1 Top 50 prospect just to get the conversation started and the Royals don't have one. Not even close, in fact. Mondesi still has a lot of value, but he wouldn't headline a deal for a frontline starter with years of club control. See my prospect tracker here  ... https://www.rosterresource.com/milb-prospect-tracker/
TheRock2020
5:47
Could you beat The Freeze?
Jason Martinez
5:48
My high school football coach called me "Flash" and he was being sarcastic. Slow runner but I was pretty quick. Kind of like Yangervis Solarte.
Aussie Giants Fan
5:49
G'day JMart, will all the talks about the Astros getting another starter, why not push Devenski into the rotation then go after another pen arm? Wasn't he tabbed to be a future starter anyway? Cheers mate 🤙🏻 Enjoy the deadline
Jason Martinez
5:52
Devenski has proven to be too valuable to the bullpen. Dominant multi-inning guys are so valuable in the playoffs. Even without Correa, I think they can safely look ahead to the playoffs. I can see it happening in 2018, though.
Dayton Moore
5:52
Am I making a mistake being unwilling to sell due to emotional ties to this current group?
Jason Martinez
5:55
Not really. Not getting anything for Hosmer, Mous, Cain, Vargas will hurt. But only being 2.5 games out of a playoff spot, Moore won't be second-guessed if he doesn't trade all of his free agents-to-be.
Mk
5:56
Do Nats have best 3,4,5 hitters in MLB
Jason Martinez
5:56
Probably best 3-5 and best 3-6. That Rendon guy is pretty good.
Andrew Friedman
5:59
Since Kenta Maeda isn't good at baseball, should I trade for another SP?
Jason Martinez
6:00
If the Dodgers trade for another starter, it will be because of Julio Urias' season-ending injury. I thought he'd have a huge impact in the 2nd half after the Dodgers kept his workload to a minimum early on. Dodgers were probably counting on it, too. Out of all the injuries this season, I'm most bummed about that one.
6:03
OK, gotta go. I need to update Roster Resource to reflect Chris Carter going back to the A's and Pablo Sandoval back to the Giants. I love reunions. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hopefully, there will be another big trade or two.
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