MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 1/31/17
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Reds fan
3:53
Bronson a good fit as a vet for young pitchers?
Steve Adams
3:53
If nothing else I feel like it'd be good for the Reds to have him in Spring Training around all of their younger arms.
Joe
3:53
What's going on with Mark Teixeira? Feel like he could still hit 20 hrs
Steve Adams
3:53
He retired.
Papers Please
3:54
If Mexico City eventually gets an expansion team will people complain about inflated offensive stats there as well?
Steve Adams
3:54
I can't imagine Mexico City as home to an MLB club when it's, what? 2000 feet higher than Denver?
Bobby Evans
3:55
What letter grade do you give my January moves? Jaegyun hwang, nick hundley
Steve Adams
3:55
Both nice low-cost additions. I don't know about a letter grade? Seems arbitrary. B?
Pedro Alvarez
3:56
Where do you seen me ending up?
Steve Adams
3:56
Rangers or Rays as a cheap part-time 1B/DH?
David Kabal
3:56
Do you think the A's can break ground and field a competitive team by 2018!?
Steve Adams
3:59
They could be competitive this season. I wouldn't call it likely, but the number of teams that are very clearly going to be poor heading into each year is vastly lower than most assume. Oakland will have a full season of Sean Manaea, and I'm a big Andrew Triggs fan. Give them a rebound from Gray and more of the same from Graveman and the pitching staff looks OK
Joe
3:59
Why does Keith law see Yoan as the 3rd best prospect in Chicago? Do you agree?
Steve Adams
4:00
Better question is why people keep asking me to explain Keith Law's opinions, haha. Ask him on Twitter. He's very responsive. Or, in Moncada's case, read the explanation of that very question that he answered in his actual rankings.
Jonathan
4:00
Agree with KLaw ranking ATL as best farm?
Steve Adams
4:00
Seriously. So many. Ha
Keith is paid to focus on prospects and amateur talent, I am not.
Manny Machado
4:01
Am I going to make more than my guy Bryce when we hit free agency? If so, how much are we talking?
Steve Adams
4:02
As it stands right now, Manny has more earning power in my eyes. But Harper has two more years to close that gap, and if his 2018 season looks like his 2015 season he could clear $400MM. Machado's already trending that way.
Thomas
4:02
What about this trade
Steve Adams
4:02
ITS A WINNER
Zac
4:02
Is anybody else interested at all in the WBC? Should they be?
Steve Adams
4:02
I love the WBC
Fred McGriff
4:02
I should be in the Hall of Fame
Steve Adams
4:03
I 100 percent agree with this statement.
JD
4:03
Keith Law for Steve Adams. Who hangs up first, MLBTR or ESPN?
Steve Adams
4:03
Pretty sure Keith has 10-and-5 rights
Cookie Monster
4:04
Who was your 1st favorite player as a kid?
Steve Adams
4:04
Kent Hrbek
David
4:04
pick a landing spot for sergio romo?
Steve Adams
4:04
Nationals?
Rick Hahn
4:05
Now rumors about Robertson to Toronto?? Sox make any more deals before ST/OD or do you see them waiting it out?
Steve Adams
4:07
That half-sentence from Nick Cafardo got pretty overblown, it seems. All he said is that the two sides talked (past tense) at some point this offseason. Noteworthy? Sure. Does it mean there's anything to the talks at present? Nope.
ohioastrosfan
4:07
Musgrove/Fiers/Morton are competing for 2 spots. Who is in?
Steve Adams
4:08
Morton will get one spot since they signed him to a multi-year deal this winter. I'd bet on Fiers getting the spot with Musgrove opening for a bit more AAA time, barring a spring injury or trade.
Michael
4:09
Logan to Dodgers...good fit?
Steve Adams
4:09
On paper sure. But they're looking at one-year deals it sounds like, and Logan wants at least two
I like Blevins more between the two anyhow, though he's also looking for two
Matt
4:10
Who would you rather start a team with Seager, Lindor, or Correa?
Steve Adams
4:11
I don't think there's really a wrong answer. Lindor will stay at shortstop and is a better defender than either of the other two, so I'd lean slightly toward him, but it's not like you can really be down on either Seager or Correa.
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