MLBTR Live Chat With Jeff Todd
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Jeffrey Todd
5:56
No way
Ryan
5:56
If the yankees were willing to trade Beltran, is he worth a top 50 or top 100 prospect?
Jeffrey Todd
5:56
Seems like a stretch to me.
mtsw
5:56
MLB need to re-evaluate the NPB posting system when it results in a guy as clearly MLB-ready as Otani being too valuable to post and staying in Japan?
Jeffrey Todd
5:56
Well this is the result of the $20MM cap. Seems like an arbitrary figure to me.
Bill Lyons
5:57
Would the Nats trade Turner for one of the Yanks big three?
Jeffrey Todd
5:58
I just cannot see that. I mean, maybe something involving Betances since he comes with cheap and extended control, but nobody thinks he's being traded.
Mark Trumbo
5:58
I will be getting a QO this year right? Do I take it?
Jeffrey Todd
5:59
Barring a collapse (which is still possible for him) or a rule change, yeah. And no.
Charlesco
6:00
Any takers for Alex Guerrero?
Jeffrey Todd
6:00
Nothing doing yet ... surely someone will give him a chance, but he's probably holding out for an appealing opportunity.
M.J.
6:01
Hey Jeff. What would it take for the Indians to acquire Wil Myers from the Padres (minus Frazier and Zimmer)? How would he fit in their lineup?
Jeffrey Todd
6:01
He doesn't seem available and isn't a clean fit unless they move him back to OF. And you can bet Preller will be asking for either or both of those names.
Kiwi Finn
6:02
Do the Giants wait out the Pence injury or add payroll with minimal guarantee of an impact from Bruce type player ?
Jeffrey Todd
6:02
He seems to be progressing nicely, so I don't think they'll be looking to replace him or anything.
6:03
Question really was whether they'd add a player who would fill in now and then take over once he returned, but they haven't done that. Could still look for an upgrade elsewhere in the OF though.
Teddy
6:04
I don't really won't to question your baseball knowlege. But you are dead wrong about Jay Bruce not being a above average fielder.
Jeffrey Todd
6:04
I don't base that concern on my own eyes whatsoever. I'm not a scout. I'm looking at reasonable reports on his ability and the defensive metrics -- which say he's been atrocious for 3 years running.
Rockies Fan
6:05
Once McGee and Ottavino are healthy next month, Rockies try to move McGee before the deadline?
Jeffrey Todd
6:05
Should have traded McGee in the winter. I mean, that would have been weird, but ...
never seemed likely his value would increase in Colorado, and he's gone downhill even before the injury.
Matt E
6:06
Having lived near both, which mountain range scenery do you prefer?
Jeffrey Todd
6:06
Well, Colorado in a landslide. But it isn't the most dramatic range in the world, either.
Jeff
6:06
Tyler Beede for Fernando Abad?
Jeffrey Todd
6:06
Sounds like a steep price to me.
The future?
6:06
Your thoughts on automated umpires calling strikes and balls?
Jeffrey Todd
6:07
I get why people say it, but as someone who has played catcher for most of his life I just can't get behind the idea. I love the aesthetics of baseball, and that would just ruin it to me.
12-to-6
6:08
Need more polls in these chats
Jeffrey Todd
6:08
Seems fair.
I'm afraid to try to do them, but let's go with one ...
6:09
Will the Padres trade Drew Pomeranz?

Yes (60.9% | 92 votes)
 
No (39.1% | 59 votes)
 

Total Votes: 151
Just came up with something to see how it works ... hurrah! success
Mets Fan
6:10
Pujols, Escobar, and $50M to the Mets answer any of our problems?
Jeffrey Todd
6:11
Just 50 mil? Wow, that's a big commitment to take on.
No way I see that.
Mark from PA
6:11
What could the Pirates get, and from whom, for Niese? The same question for Freese?
Jeffrey Todd
6:12
Niese hasn't been great and Freese just isn't a guy who has a lot of upside. Plus, there are similar or better 3B out there - Escobar, Plouffe, Valencia. I wouldn't expect much out of either.
AdamNH
6:12
Daniel Hudson looks great in relief...Closer role in his future?
Jeffrey Todd
6:13
He has the heater and his ERA looks good, but peripherals aren't in love with him. Multi-TJ as well. Solid middle reliever/set-up guy, probably.
I meant ERA estimators not in love with him, b/c of peripherals.
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