MLBTR Live Chat With Jeff Todd
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Jeffrey Todd
3:16
I think he's hitting a bit above what you should expect going forward, but he's always been an amazing baserunner. And the fact that he's been one of the most highly-rated outfielders in baseball is pretty nice.
Jason
3:16
Red Sox prospects for Salazar or Kluber?
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Find another club for your starters, they aren't going anywhere without impact big league pieces coming in return.
Guest
3:17
MadBum in the HR derby this year?
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Love it.
Jacob
3:17
Wouldn't it be best for all parties involved for Philly to release Howard?
Jeffrey Todd
3:18
He seems to be handling it like a pro, so there's no harm having a respected veteran around. Plus, if he's limited to facing righties, you should expect him to be a reasonably useful bench bat.
Mike
3:18
What do you see the Cardinals doing at the deadline? Possible they trade Kolten Wong and move Carp to 2b? Or move Garcia to make room for Reyes in the rotation?
Jeffrey Todd
3:19
Right after extending Wong? Not likely, and he doesn't have much value. Never really understood that deal. And Garcia isn't really the kind of guy you cash in ... not enough track record to get much.
Jose
3:19
Mets badly need a catcher. Who?
Jeffrey Todd
3:19
Travis d'Arnaud?
3:20
Not sure I see a great way for them to add. Would they really go after a guy like Norris? Otherwise, you have to chase Lucroy.
Lupe
3:21
If Billy Butler were to extend his modest hot streak, would anyone be interested in taking him off the A's hands?
Jeffrey Todd
3:21
Not really. Put him on the roster? Sure. Take on a decent chunk of the deal? Nah.
Flick
3:21
Is there any value in reposting our previous questions or do you see all of them in a queue?
Jeffrey Todd
3:22
I see them all; please don't repost ... I'm less likely to answer!
TengoPreguntas
3:22
Think the pads are kicking themselves for not taking Michael Fulmer over the Upton comp pick?
Jeffrey Todd
3:23
We'll see what they can do with the pick. It certainly gives them some hand in the draft.
Guest
3:23
Any advice for the LSAT? I'm taking it on Monday
Jeffrey Todd
3:24
Calm and confident, treat it as a fun game you want to win instead of some major obstacle. That advice works for most tests and big moments, I think. Good luck!
Matty
3:25
Julio Urias got rocked in his first start and is getting beat around again today @cubs, did the dodgers rush him? was the hype just too much? or is it a case of him still learning the bigs?
Jeffrey Todd
3:25
He's a teenager. These results don't tell us much of anything about his future.
He's been dominating Triple-A at a time that most people are gaining their freshman 15.
Evan
3:26
Who could you see pursuing Joe Smith?
Jeffrey Todd
3:26
He's not a very exciting reliever. There'd be interest, sure, but the Halos will hold until the last possible moment. Not like they're landing some farm system salvation for him.
Stenzy
3:27
Pence down now too. Please tell me the Giants won't sit on their hands. NL top heavy this year and can't be patient. Pay the Kings ransom and get...?
Jeffrey Todd
3:27
They have acted quite boldly at the deadline in the past, don't see why they wouldn't do so again if they think there's a need/opportunity.
Frank Wren
3:27
Should I give up Benintendi for Teheran?
Jeffrey Todd
3:27
No. And who put you in charge, anyway?
Stenzy
3:29
Arenado most underrated player period....
Jeffrey Todd
3:29
I don't know about that. I think people realize he's excellent. But you have to discount his numbers for Coors. He's still great, but not as great as they look in raw form.
JC
3:30
Can you seriously answer a real question without beating around the bush?
Jeffrey Todd
3:30
?
West Coast Fan
3:30
Jeff, what's with MLBTR East coast bias?
Jeffrey Todd
3:30
?
Evaristo
3:30
If/when Trea Turner gets called up who will be optioned/DFA'd for his spot on the roster?
Jeffrey Todd
3:31
Probably Drew, but maybe they go phantom DL. Or maybe there's real injury to be accounted for.
Could also option Taylor.
Aaron Judge
3:31
I know I'm not hitting at the triple a level but will I get a call up this year?
Jeffrey Todd
3:31
Not at this rate.
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