MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 1/24/17
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Steve Adams
4:15
That whole staff is coming off injury concerns. I'd take Lester/Arrieta/Hendricks/Lackey/Montgomery+Anderson and Sale/Price/Porcello/E-Rod/Pomeranz+Wright at the very least, and probably several others as well given more thought.
Kevin
4:16
Difference in price between Carter/Napoli
Steve Adams
4:17
Carter seems likelier to be comfortable at one year and something in the $5-7MM range plus incentives. He was cut because no one really wanted him at 8-9 over one year, so his camp has to be realistic.

Napoli still holding out for two. Probably would want $10MM+ for one year.
Quintin
4:17
Could the Red Sox try make a deal for 3B/SS Jung Ho Kang as insurance for Sandoval?
Steve Adams
4:18
I mean, I guess Chapman and Reyes found interest despite terrible off-field issues, but Kang's consistent legal troubles don't make him much of an appealing trade candidate, nor do last season's injuries.
Allen Craig
4:19
Odds on making the BoSox roster out of spring training?
Steve Adams
4:19
Slim to none
Yup
4:19
Do you believe Matt Kemp could pull his career back together with his weight loss this winter? You stick that bat with league average LF defense and thats a top 5-10 LF
Steve Adams
4:20
Kemp has been 53-55 runs below average over the past three years by Defensive Runs Saved and Ultimate Zone Rating... casually assuming that he can be an average LF because he dropped a few pounds is a leap
Kole Calhoun
4:21
Whoops. Was I worth a lot more than what I signed for?
Steve Adams
4:22
I mean, in an open market, sure, but you were stuck going through arbitration either way. I don't get putting the option on the deal just to lock in the three arb years -- not like he was remotely at risk of being non-tendered -- but his earnings over the next three years wouldn't have been any greater without the contract
Andrew
4:22
Does Cesar Hernandez get moved before opening day?
Steve Adams
4:22
Really aren't many (any?) teams looking for a 2B upgrade, and the asking price there would be fairly notable given the remaining club control
4:23
Ok, I have to wrap up for the week. Jason chats tomorrow at 6:30pm CT. Jeff on Thursday at 2pm CT. You can ask me more stuff on Twitter: @Adams_Steve.

Thanks for chatting everyone!
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