MLBTR Live Chat With Jeff Todd
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Jeffrey Todd
2:55
First he was underrated, now he's overrated. Pretty soon, he'll just be rated ... as a solid, non-superstar player.
Dan
2:55
Why do people think TEX would trade Gallo? Besides being a great prospect, Gallo's going to play 1B next season with Moreland gone as a FA. End of story. Please stop with the idiot trade proposals for him.
Jeffrey Todd
2:56
Well I agree with you that they probably have him penciled in at first. Could still cash him in if they decide there's a more pressing need, but we're talking top controllable starter, not a reliever or something.
James
2:57
Will we see Trea Turner playing for the Nationals before the end of June?
Jeffrey Todd
2:57
So I actually tweeted about this yesterday ... a dozen days ago I commented on the site about how putrid Espi and Drew had been at the plate. And they've hit 7 home runs since!
2:58
No idea, but it doesn't seem the change is coming real soon.
Wallace and Gromit
2:58
Any comments on the new depth chart company acquisition made by MLBTR?
Jeffrey Todd
2:59
Well, Roster Resource is an excellent resource for rosters -- really lives up to its name, you might say! Ha. Very, very excited actually. There's tons of overlap and linkage to be found, and I think it's a really great combination.
Jared
3:00
See the Indians making any significant moves ?
Jeffrey Todd
3:00
I hope they do. Think they are in a nice position right now in that division.
Yanks49
3:01
I don't understand why Yanks would trade Miller instead of Chapman. Is there a valid reason for that thinking?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
The idea is that Chapman is hard to get fair value out of in a trade, and/or that NYY will slap a QO on him and then re-sign him next winter. So you trade Miller now, get something nice and shiny out of him, then keep Aroldis as the LHP component of a two-headed monster with Betances.
Matt Klentak
3:02
Should the Phillies sell high on VV?
Jeffrey Todd
3:02
No, and he's on the DL.
Lolo
3:02
Jeffress to Washington? I think it makes sense.
Jeffrey Todd
3:03
Maybe, but I think they can and should aim for a premium K arm. Jeffress is a very good reliever, but more of a groundball guy. Really think the Nats should shoot for the moon on a pen arm.
Cheesehead Charlie
3:03
Sam Dyson was cut by Toronto at age 24 after 2 appearances to give a roster spot to Mark Derosa. Biggest mistake of the last 5 years for a team with an awful bullpen?
Jeffrey Todd
3:04
There have been a lot worse "mistakes" than that. Plus, this kind of thing just happens -- guys don't always put it together right away.
Yaakov
3:04
What is the story with the NAtionals Orioles TV thing?
Jeffrey Todd
3:05
Everyone ready to sit back and wait for 4 hours while I respond to this? Ha. Google my posts on it for all the background, but it's still not really in position to be resolved.
Tyler
3:05
Is Rodney the best reliever on the market other than the Yanks' big 3? What kind of prospect can he fetch in return?
Jeffrey Todd
3:06
At least right now, the Yankees' "big 3" aren't on the market in the same sense that Rodney and others are. Anyway, I don't know that he's going to draw any kind of huge return. Teams will be a bit wary. Look at how K-Rod has been treated in trades/signings of late -- gets results, but doesn't quite get the love.
Gogerty
3:07
Why you got to hate on Velencia?
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
I see what you're doing.
Nats fan
3:07
Should the nats get Jose Reyes
Jeffrey Todd
3:07
No
Corey Ray
3:08
I think that I should be in Brewtown by the end of the year considering the talent on the MLB roster. Am I being too optimistic ?
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
Yes ... he gave an impressive interview to MLBTR though.
Jeff
3:08
Any thoughts on a teheran-gallo swap
Jeffrey Todd
3:08
Don't see TEX doing that.
Crazier things have happened, though.
Jeff
3:08
Nice name, Jeff. Where do you see Fernando Abad landing? He's having a nice season?
Jeffrey Todd
3:09
Good trade candidate, but a cheap lefty could end up just about anywhere so hard to guess.
Tedward
3:09
If Arizona was to trade Shelby Miller today, what do you think the return would look like?
Jeffrey Todd
3:09
Return?
3:10
Ha. I mean, teams would want to take a chance, but ...
Let's just say it's a scenario that's unrealistic to consider at present, b/c Arizona has no incentive to market him.
Michael
3:11
Thoughts on the Cardinals drafting Delvin Perez, a PED user?
Jeffrey Todd
3:11
Rules allow it. He's a kid.
Brewerfan
3:11
Based on your guys' article on finding a trade partner for lucroy, and especially considering how rare it is to trade a number one catcher midseason is it more likely he is dealt in the off season?
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