MLBTR Live Chat With Jeff Todd
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Jeffrey Todd
3:35
I love this take.
Brad
3:35
What are the Braves going to do with Aybar?
Jeffrey Todd
3:36
Cry into their beers and maybe eventually release him? Seriously, though, he has a ways to go to reviving any trade value. They'll let him to try do that through Aug. 1 and then into the revocable waiver trade period.
The real Kershaw
3:36
Can you once and for all tell everyone who's the best pitcher in the plant
Jeffrey Todd
3:36
No question in my mind it's Kershaw.
Views
3:37
are the royals gonna miss the postseason
Jeffrey Todd
3:37
I'd have guessed yes already, now I'll say it with more conviction.
Wnmnkitfs
3:37
#bannersflyforever
Jeffrey Todd
3:37
Indeed. I celebrate the 2015 Royals. Who knows? Maybe they'll shock again.
Tom
3:38
Are the White Sox ever going to get DH that can hit?
Jeffrey Todd
3:38
Lots of White Sox questions. Another team that's going to get some MLBTR treatment in coming days. I'll just say this: it's really hard to trade for guys this time of year, but it seems they are trying. And so long as they can hang in contention, I think they'll add when it's possible to do so.
Jack
3:38
Why dont the Yankees sign Greg Holland. 2 year deal could be worth it if he comes back healthy and pitches well next season.
Jeffrey Todd
3:39
Holland may be waiting to return to health and show teams what he's got before signing. No recent news on him at all.
San Fran
3:40
What high leverage reliever should we be looking to trade for?
Jeffrey Todd
3:40
Dunno, market looking a little thin for premium relievers as things stand.
Georgie
3:41
Hey Jeff, I really enjoy your articles on MLBTR. But I just wanted to suggest you not write "of course" in every piece you write. You write it in literally every article and it gets annoying to read as a reader. Was going to leave this in a comment but figured it would be easier to get your attention here. Keep up the good work, man.
Jeffrey Todd
3:41
This seems like a fair criticism, given that I caught myself typing it in consecutive sentences earlier today. Thanks for the constructive thoughts!
Ben
3:41
Do you just hate answering questions about the Rangers?
Jeffrey Todd
3:42
Totally. That's why I spun a Lucroy question into something about TEX.
Adam
3:42
James shields is really struggling with 6 losses this season, is this from a lack of leadership and not getting his teammates to hit?
Jeffrey Todd
3:42
His grit must be in decline.
Adam
3:43
justin to smoak to the mets?
Jeffrey Todd
3:43
Just don't see Jays making those kinds of moves right now. He's been good, they need the bat.
grudget
3:43
hay jeff... what are the cubs looking for to make that extra jump for the rest of the season and playoffs.. a left fielder, lefty relief pitcher, another starter???
Jeffrey Todd
3:44
That looks like a solid start to a wish list. Not sure any single area stands out to me. We're talking about supplementing an already-excellent roster.
Beau
3:45
Ian Desmond has started to look like the steal of the FA off season, Odor has grown into a legit MLB 2Bman, Mazara looks great and the Matt Bush gamble appears to be paying off. Does Jon Daniels & the deep Rangers farm system get the credit they deserve?
Jeffrey Todd
3:45
Probably not. They are in solid shape in a lot of ways.
alex
3:46
Do you see Carlos Rodon as a potential ace?
Jeffrey Todd
3:46
Hasn't shown the command to be that, but his walk rate is down and he's learning on the job in the majors to some extent.
Wally
3:47
Jbj gold glove now that hes hitting?
Jeffrey Todd
3:47
His defensive metrics are down!
guest
3:48
You should do a chat featuring bad fan trade proposals it would be amusing
Jeffrey Todd
3:48
true
@Sullivan_Ranger
Rangers will call up Profar when Odor starts suspension
3:49
That's kinda fun! Please send in all of your Profar trade proposals.
Algernon
3:49
So exactly how good is steven matz? ace?
Jeffrey Todd
3:49
He is very impressive. Amazing that they have another guy who is now looking like a young TOR starter.
Alowishus
3:49
What is your opinion on teams selling / buying draft picks the way Atlanta and Baltimore have?
Jeffrey Todd
3:50
It fits in their differing strategies right now. BAL had already punted its top pick, ATL is looking to build up draft spending capacity. I do think it odd that only a handful of choices are capable of being traded. League approves all salary-dumping trades, etc, so why not open it up completely?
Coppy
3:50
What the heck happened to Aybar? He was decent in LA just a year or two ago.
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