MLBTR Live Chat With Jason Martinez: May 17, 2017
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Jason Martinez
5:05
Why would the Dodgers trade 3.5 years of Joc Pederson for a few months of Lorenzo Cain?
Connor
5:06
I really think that braves should promote albies? What do you think?
Jason Martinez
5:08
He's finally heating up, but still not to the point where he's forcing his way onto the roster. I think that would be the preference for a 20-year-old kid. Can't rush him.
Paula
5:09
Who replaces Fiers in the Astros rotation?
Jason Martinez
5:10
Not really any deserving candidates in AAA if they removed Fiers from rotation. Maybe Devenski, although he probably would need to build up pitch count.
Will Clark's Falsetto
5:12
When do the Angels move on from Danny Espinosa? Great defense. Awful bat.
Jason Martinez
5:12
Not sure if they're in a hurry to give Kaleb Cowart or Nolan Fontana a shot at 2B. Maybe mid-June if he's still struggling at the plate.
Nick N
5:13
Do the Cardinals dare consider trading this kid Sierra should a guy like Donaldson be had?
Jason Martinez
5:13
In the right deal, maybe. But why would they need Donaldson? Their 3B (Gyorko) hit 30 HR last season and has a .992 OPS this season.
Nugget McGinty
5:14
Do the Astros eventually move Devenski to the rotation, or is he the future closer?
Jason Martinez
5:15
More value as a starter and they have less starting pitching depth than bullpen depth right now. I'll guess that he gets a chance to start eventually.
Not Gabe
5:16
Does Rio Ruiz even have a chance at 3b for the Braves?
Jason Martinez
5:16
Much better as of late but has a .305 OBP, 9 BB and 40 K in AAA. Still only 22 but hasn't been impressive enough in the upper minors.
Connor
5:18
Does cozens have chance to get promoted. He is hitting in may.
Jason Martinez
5:18
Phillies don't seem to be in a hurry to rush any of their young prospects (Williams, Alfaro, Crawford, Hoskins). Outside chance he gets a late-season call-up, but more likely in the mix for 2018.
Nugget McGinty
5:23
Yonder Alonso to the Yankees or Rangers this offseason?
Jason Martinez
5:23
I'll say none of the above. Yankees have Greg Bird. Rangers have Ronald Guzman. But Yonder is doing quite well for himself in his walk year. One good season should make him a lot of $$$.
Matt
5:25
How long do you see the white sox holding onto their bullpen guys with all the pitching injuries around the league?
Jason Martinez
5:27
Until they get a good enough offer. Even if they're still in the playoff hunt, I'm sure they'd trade Robertson if a closer-desperate team (a lot of teams need bullpen help) gave them what they wanted.
Michael from Minnesota
5:27
Looks like Ervin Santana will represent MN at the all-star game as long as he continues to pitch well. Do you see the Twins trading him for young controllable pitching in June/July?
Jason Martinez
5:28
I think they'll be open to it, but they'll set the price high and won't budge. He's under contract thru 2019 so they don't have to trade him.
Johnah
5:29
When should Luis Urias be promoted to AAA?
Jason Martinez
5:30
Now. Kid is making Double-A look easy.
Gabe
5:30
Any chance Newcomb/Sims get called up in Atlanta? And think it's time to pull the plug on Whisler and trade him, or his value too low?
Jason Martinez
5:31
Yes on Sims/Newcomb. Might need an injury to get the call soon, but both deserving. Sims was one of my "Knocking Down The Door" picks this week. Wisler's value is way down. Can't trade him and no reason to trade him anytime soon.
Cliff
5:32
Why can't Sergio Romo stop giving up home runs?
Jason Martinez
5:32
Hitters love hanging curveballs and straight 88 MPH fastballs
Guest
5:33
Loving the 1992 expansion draft article series. But will you tell chuck that Tucson is NOT in "the valley of the sun"?
Jason Martinez
5:33
I'll be sure to let him know.
Rhys Hoskins
5:34
When can I expect to play full time at Philly and what kind of production do you see?
Jason Martinez
5:34
Tommy Joseph turned things around at just the right time. Unless he goes into another deep slump or gets hurt, there isn't a spot for Hoskins.
Russ Atkins
5:35
Is there a team out there who would take remaining Tulowitzki contract?
Jason Martinez
5:35
Don't think so
Baseball Guy
5:38
Are Smoak and Pillar of the Jays for real?
Jason Martinez
5:38
"For real" as in they're capable of having a very good season. Don't think it's happening year in and year out. Both having career seasons, in my opinion.
Greg
5:39
Is Austin Meadows coming up soon?
Jason Martinez
5:39
He's had a nice little 35 at-bat stretch. Obviously wasn't enough, but I can see it happening if he keeps it up and Polanco is out for more than 2-3 weeks.
5:40
Gotta run. Thanks for chatting! Same time and place next Wednesday.
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