MLBTR Live Chat With Jeff Todd
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rob
3:31
could reds get a top 100 prospect for jay bruce and any idea on what team may be considering dealing for him?
Jeffrey Todd
3:32
Not if I was on the other end of the phone line. I don't value him all that highly as an overall player. Solid enough, but expensive and his fielding is looking brutal by the numbers.
Kyle Hendricks
3:32
Why am I so underrated?
Jeffrey Todd
3:33
Non-traditional skillset, so it takes longer for people to come around. But it's happening.
West Coast Fan
3:33
Jeffrey Todd = ECB.
Jeffrey Todd
3:33
I'll take your word for it.
no doze
3:33
If you have no clue or don't have an answer, why post the question. Just move to one you do know. What a waste of time
Jeffrey Todd
3:34
Because sometimes I'm explaining why a topic of interest isn't really capable of a reasonable answer at this point in time.
But really, to answer your question, I have no effing clue man!
I just do whatever I feel like in here, I guess.
BakedBean
3:34
Any chance the Dbacks seriously consider salary dumping Greinke?
Jeffrey Todd
3:36
If someone just offered to take over the contract, they'd be foolish to decline. Remember, the fact that they signed him means they offered more than anyone else (at least in his case - he said as much). And his value is obviously down at least somewhat, even if you buy into the idea that he was lucky last year and has been unlucky this year.
Not going to happen, in all likelihood.
John
3:36
How come are the Royals mediocre players atop most positions in the All Star game voting?
Jeffrey Todd
3:36
Voting is giving us some interesting things this year, isn't it?
Mike
3:37
Tribe did fine without carrasco, why not trade him for a legit haul? Including a starting OF of course
Jeffrey Todd
3:37
He's a cheap ace, they won't sell him short. Not like they can't get value from him in the rotation. Someone would have to knock my socks off to get me to part with him.
Cory
3:38
How and when do the Twins become relevant and interesting again?
Jeffrey Todd
3:39
If and when Sano/Buxton/Berrios and some others are playing somewhere near their potential.
Jeff
3:39
Would Gallo for Teheran straight up be fair, or am I overrating Teheran?
Jeffrey Todd
3:40
I'm still not sure I'm ready to value Teheran quite that highly, given Gallo's very strong year at AAA. But it's the kind of deal they'd be after, and I can understand those who'd take the arm.
George
3:40
Prediction: Yankees throw $100 Million at Theo Epstein this offseason to become their President of Baseball Operations
Jeffrey Todd
3:40
It would be fun, I'll give you that.
Gon
3:41
Is Xander Bogaerts the real deal?
Jeffrey Todd
3:41
Yeah. But to everyone asking if he's "the best" SS in baseball ... I don't know, those kinds of debates aren't too interesting to me.
Aaron
3:42
Does Ian Desmond ever see SS again? Or is he a CF going forward? Seems to be a lock for a QO right now.
Jeffrey Todd
3:43
Maybe you look at him as some kind of modified version of Zobrist (better D at more premium positions, but with less upside at the plate). But I think full-time OF is most likely, with the possibility of shifting to the IF if needed.
And yes, if QO's are still around and he doesn't fall off too steeply, I'd say he's in line for one.
Twinkies
3:44
What should we do? We're terrible and any tradeable pieces are either bad or sell-low.
Jeffrey Todd
3:44
Yeah, that about covers it. Find something to grab on to and hold on for a bumpy rest of the season.
Hoyce
3:45
Do u think homer Bailey would look good in a ranger or Astros uniform? What are the odds??
Jeffrey Todd
3:46
Ask me after he has ten more MLB starts under his belt, whenever that is.
TomDC
3:46
Is Brian Goodwin a prospect again? Can you be a prospect at age 25? Curious if you think he has any trade value or whether the nats could try him in center if Revere continues to struggle.
Jeffrey Todd
3:47
Look what they did with Souza. It's possible, sure. I haven't really seen any scouting reports, but recent numbers look promising and he was always considered a very talented guy.
Jose Bautista
3:48
Do you think I'll stick around at Toronto next year? I know I don't have an agreement with the Jays yet but I love this city.
Jeffrey Todd
3:48
Don't see it happening, personally.
Jeff
3:48
Steve Adams thinks Adam Duvall is not an everyday player becuz he strikes out in 30% of his plate appearances, has a high BABIP he cannot sustain and is not a good defender in any position. Do you agree with this unfair assessment? (He hit 11 homers in May, has a .900 OPS and could very conceivably be an all-star come July!!!)
Jeffrey Todd
3:49
I agree with Steve. He has a long way to go to show that he is more than a guy with big power but limited on-base ability, etc. Might yet do it, but there's a reason he was available in the way he was.
Lupe
3:49
Taylor ham or pork roll?
Jeffrey Todd
3:50
My cousin in NJ hooked me with a taylor ham bagel breakfast sandwich, and I'm a believer.
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