MLBTR Live Chat With Jason Martinez: March 1, 2017
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Jason Martinez
5:40
They don't really need a 2B since they already traded for Brandon Phillips and have Ozzie Albies waiting in the wings and Villar isn't a very good 3B. Jace Peterson wouldn't be a major part of that kind of deal. Braves do have the prospects if they want to make a significant move before the trade deadline.
Casey
5:41
Is picking up wieters a good move for the Nats or no?
Jason Martinez
5:41
I think he's better than Derek Norris. So, yes.
Reds fan
5:43
Reds 75 wins. Over or under
Jason Martinez
5:43
I think they'll have a tough time getting 70 wins. But that's a good thing during a rebuilding season. That's how they get to draft guys like Nick Senzel.
Question Master
5:45
Who do you see behind the locks of Street and Bedrosian in the Angels' bullpen
Jason Martinez
5:45
Andrew Bailey should have a spot. JC Ramirez was very good last season and is out of options. Jose Alvarez is the best lefty reliever they have. Yusmeiro Petit is a very good swingman.
Bill
5:48
Trea Turner 75 steals. Over/under.
Jason Martinez
5:50
I have him in the 40's, mostly because I think his average will be below .300 and he doesn't seem like a guy who will walk very much. So probably a sub-.340 OBP. Villar had 62 SBs with a .369 OBP.
mike P
5:52
Am I wasting a roster spot with a part-time player, H Perez, Milw??
Jason Martinez
5:52
Not at all. Not too many players who play 162 games a year, so a guy like Perez who can play several positions can easily get 300-400 plate appearances despite not being a lineup regular.
Matt
5:54
Everyone who has done the chat thinks that Jean Segura's value is going to diminish a lot. What do you think will happen to him in 2017?
Jason Martinez
5:54
Just moving out of Chase Field to a more pitcher-friendly ballpark is going to diminish his value. Plus, he was great in 2013 and 2016 and really bad in 2014-15. Not sure which player will show up in '17.
Chris
5:56
RE: Segura being bad in 14-15. His infant son died in summer of '14, may have had a lot to do with his issues those years.
Jason Martinez
5:59
I wouldn't doubt it. Still, there's not enough of a track record there so it's easy to pick him out as a regression candidate. I have him at .282/.331/.431 with 31 2B, 9 3B, 15 HR, 30 SB, 100 runs. There's regression but still a very good season.
Love the Game
5:59
When do you think the Nats will call up Robles?
Jason Martinez
6:00
I think he'll make a case in early 2018 and get the call in June or July.
cplovespie
6:02
Name just one legitimate breakout candidate
Jason Martinez
6:03
Kevin Gausman. I think he'll emerge as a legitimate ace in '17. Carlos Rodon is another.
6:04
OK, looks like Jerry Dipoto made another trade. I have to go update. Same time and place next week. Thanks for chatting!
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