MLBTR Live Chat With Jason Martinez: May 31, 2017
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Jason Martinez
5:03
Hoskins is deserving of a call-up. Phillies just don't have much incentive to start his MLB clock now with Joseph there.
Jordan
5:04
Who do you think will be the Padres all-star representative if and or when Brad Hand is traded ?
Jason Martinez
5:04
Wil Myers again.
Brian Cashman
5:05
What do we do about our 1st base situation?
Jason Martinez
5:06
Greg Bird is starting a rehab assignment tomorrow. He should get a reset after a rough start. If he struggles again, they could figure it out in a month or so. Tyler Austin is also close to returning. He could figure into the mix.
ol82nd
5:07
Is it to early to call the trade of A. Simmons a win for the Angels?
Jason Martinez
5:07
Still a bit early, but Newcomb would have to become a really good starting pitcher for several years to even this out.
M.J.
5:08
Do you think the Braves will trade Matt Adams at the trade deadline, assuming Freeman's back and healthy? Adams can't play in the outfield, so it doesn't look to be any room there. Maybe an AL team could use him at 1B and DH?
Jason Martinez
5:08
They should and I think they'll try. If the 1B market is as bad as it was in the offseason, though, it will be tough.
dc
5:09
Have you heard about a timetalbe for pollocks return?
Jason Martinez
5:09
I believe it's early to mid June. They should be patient. Groin re-aggravation is common.
Connor
5:10
is vince velasquez going to be moved to the pen?
Jason Martinez
5:10
Let's wait to find out the severity of this injury. But he seems to be heading down the same road as Lorenzen/Iglesias.
Dan
5:11
Will the Phillies call up Scott Kingery this summer? He appears blocked at his position, but is putting up Trout -esque numbers. Also, were the scouts looking at the wrong guy or simply blind when they graded his power?? He is listed at 35 FV, but has 16 HR already.
Jason Martinez
5:13
His stock is rising, but I'll reserve judgement until he gets to AAA and plays there for a few months. From what I hear, there are some very hitter-friendly ballparks in AA.
Petet
5:15
Pretty much every site I have read has said the twins will draft wright with the #1 pick, what do you think? And does he have top of the rotation upside?
Jason Martinez
5:15
Yes he does. And he better if he's the No. 1 pick. I was so upset about 10 yrs ago when the Padres took a guy who was projected to be a good mid-rotation guy with the 23rd pick (Nick Schmidt).
Cesar
5:16
Padres prospect that has surprised you the most thus far in 2017?
Jason Martinez
5:17
Luis Urias. One of the best hitters in AA at 19 yr old.
Cesar
5:19
Who wins the AL East?
Jason Martinez
5:19
I think it's going to go down to the wire between the Yankees and Red Sox. If Price stays healthy and pitches well, they're my pick. Could depend on how aggressive Yankees are at the deadline. They'll need another SP at some point. Chance Adams could be the answer, but the Yankees have the trade chips to get an ace.
ncbravesfan
5:20
Why isn't Colon already been cut released or traded?
Jason Martinez
5:22
Can't trade a player who isn't doing well. Why not released yet? It's getting close to that point, but his track record and $12.5MM contract give him a longer leash than you'd expect.
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
5:24
What's up with Villar? Will he ever get on base to get those 50+ steals? Good buy low?
Jason Martinez
5:24
He's talented enough to turn it around and have another good season but it shouldn't be a surprise that a guy who strikes out 174 times in a season is slumping.
don w
5:25
who loses their rotation spot when gray comes back for colo
Jason Martinez
5:26
It's going to be whichever rookie they think needs some rest. None of them deserve to be optioned, but none of them are capable of holding up for 30+ starts this season.
ROYALS FAN
5:27
With Duffy out when does the selling begin?
Jason Martinez
5:29
Can't sell when they're only 5.5 games out in the division. If they fall 10 games out of a playoff spot while Duffy is on the DL, that's around the time they'd start selling.
Jim
5:32
If Moncada is brought up this season, who is the #1 prospect to start 2018?
Jason Martinez
5:32
If Rosario or Torres are eligible, I think it would be between them. Victor Robles, Eloy Jimenez. Kyle Tucker, Brendan Rodgers could also be in the mix.
Luis Urias
5:32
Am I the everyday SS in September?
Jason Martinez
5:33
Nope. Sounds like you're going to be a 2B in the big leagues and the Padres have no reason to bring you up in 2017. See you around mid-2018.
Charlesco
5:35
Talking about Chance Adams, could / should the Yankees go to a six man rotation? every one will benefit
Jason Martinez
5:35
Six-man rotation leaves them one man short on the bench or bullpen so probably not. I think Adams will be in the mix soon somehow. Could give Montgomery or Severino a break on the 10-Day DL. I'm sure they'll have some minor aches and pains.
Roberto
5:36
When is meadows coming to Pittsburgh
Jason Martinez
5:38
Meadows is on fire down in AAA. Adam Frazier has cooled off a bit. Marte has about 40 games left before he returns. Wouldn't be a surprise if it was within a week or two.
M's
5:40
Who all goes at the deadline if we are out of contention?
Jason Martinez
5:41
Probably no big names. Dyson, Ruiz, Cishek, Rzepczynski will almost certainly be traded. Probably Gallardo. Maybe Valencia. I think they'd deal Segura but the price would be high.
Cesar
5:41
Do you think Arrieta bounces back and gets the free agent contract he so desires?
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