MLBTR Live Chat With Jason Martinez: July 26, 2017
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Jason Martinez
5:33
Lots of questions about Red Sox adding a bat. I'm assuming this is in response to Mitch Moreland's .479 OPS since mid-June. Maybe they try to upgrade with Yonder Alonso or Lucas Duda.
Craig
5:34
Will the Rays doing anything before trade deadline?
Jason Martinez
5:34
I think late-inning bullpen is their top priority and maybe only glaring need. Brad Hand or Justin Wilson make a lot of sense.
Mistake by the Lake
5:36
Zimmer stays in the lead off spot rest of the year?
Jason Martinez
5:38
He's heating up so I think he has some time to make that case. Probably not, though. Strikes out too much. Probably best to go with Kipnis, Lindor, Brantley ahead of EE when everyone is healthy.
Gabe
5:39
Any chance Soroka or Allard open next season in the Braves rotation?
Jason Martinez
5:39
Not to open the season, but early May or June if they continue to dominate once they get to AAA.
Next?
5:41
If Hand IS dealt, who's next in line as closer?  Maton?  Yates?  Capps?
Jason Martinez
5:41
Those are the choices with Jose Torres also in the mix if they go with a "committee". Ideally, Capps gets in a groove in AAA and he can take the job soon after returning to the majors. I think Maton can handle the job now but there's also some benefit in letting Yates close (his numbers are terrific, by the way) so his trade value can peak before the offseason.
Delgado
5:43
Would the Texas rangers be able to get a good package of top prospects for darvish
Jason Martinez
5:43
Yep. He's the one rental that should command a Top 25 prospect.
Thad Levine
5:45
Sonny Gray & Ryan Dull for Kyle Gibson (change of scenery), Nick Gordon & Fernando Romero.  Who says no?
Jason Martinez
5:47
I think the A's would say no, but not after seriously contemplating it. It's close, I would think. Gordon/Romero are both Top 100 guys, according to many experts. Probably need to add another prospect.
Osfan
5:49
Would LA part with Verdugo in a package for Britton?
Jason Martinez
5:49
My guess is that they only trade Verdugo or Buehler for an impact starter who is under control for a few years. Two DL stints for Britton make him too risky, although I can see the Dodgers giving up some good talent (maybe Calhoun) for him.
Tony
5:50
Who will be the newest Dodger by Monday? Best guess
Jason Martinez
5:50
Yu Darvish.
5:51
Gotta run. Thanks for chatting. Enjoy the next 5 days of rumors and actual trades. It's the best time of the year!
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