MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 10/25/16
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Steve Adams
3:59
GM Meetings will be in early/mid November. Winter Meetings in early/mid December. They're structured that way every year.
Ryan
3:59
Does Derek Norris have any trade value?
Steve Adams
4:00
I mean, I think some team in need of a catcher would take him, but no one's going to give up all that much for him. A low-level minor league lotto ticket or two maybe, but he was brutal all season long.
Jeff Todd
4:00
Where are the GM/Winter meetings this year?
Steve Adams
4:01
I should know where the GM Meetings are, but I don't off the top of my head, ha. Winter Meetings are in DC.
Jays Fan
4:01
The Jays won't be able to replace 70 homeruns in their line up via free agency.....is it time they ride their pitching and learn small ball?
Steve Adams
4:03
I don't think any team would ever look at a departing player and think they need to replace a specific stat. They'll evaluate how much overall value they feel he brought to the club (via a proprietary version of WAR or some all-encompassing metric) and look to replace that value as best they can.

There are tons of ways to add value, and it doesn't need to be pigeonholed into one stat or trait like that. Getting better is getting better.
Mark
4:03
Could Jose Abreu be a trade candidate this offseason? What could his return look like for the White Sox?
Steve Adams
4:04
I don't see why so many White Sox fans are pushing a rebuild, honestly. They have Sale, Quintana, Rodon, Abreu, Eaton and Anderson all for at least three more years.

There's plenty of time for the rebuild next winter or even the following winter if they want, but with that type of core in place, they'd be crazy not to go for it. Sure it's frustrating to see them come up short after their last two big pushes (way short), but it's not like they're in a powerhouse division. The Twins are terrible at the moment, the Royals and Tigers are slashing payroll. Why not keep at it?
Adam
4:04
Votto to Jay's real or just reporters blowing smoke?
Steve Adams
4:05
I'm sure they talked about it briefly. But Votto has a full no-trade clause and has said he doesn't want to leave Cincinnati.
College fan
4:05
Do you have a college team you root for?
Steve Adams
4:06
Nope. I don't really care about college sports at all.
Twins in 17!
4:06
Could the Twins trade Park this season for a bucket of balls?
Steve Adams
4:07
Why give him away? He hit reall well for 150 PAs or so before tanking and ultimately undergoing surgery to fix his wrist, and he's dirt cheap. $4MM per year is nothing to them, and the upside of a 20-30 homer bat there, even one with tons of strikeouts, is appealing.
Illitch
4:07
Do I spend more money regardless of Avila's rebuild warning?
Steve Adams
4:08
Who do you think is the one who told Avila they need to stop playing above their means?
Ray
4:09
Any Chance the Rangers deal Yu Darvish for Rotation depth?
Steve Adams
4:09
That approaches makes little to no sense in my mind. If anything they'll probably try to extend him.
Grayson
4:09
When is the mlbtr top 50 free agent list predictions and the FA prediction contest?
Steve Adams
4:10
Top 50 list is targeting for next week. FA Prediction Contest should come out around the same time but might be a few days behind that. Either way, both should be up in the next couple of weeks.
Mark
4:10
Phillies gonna spend any of their $150M income from TV or are they going to keep hoarding the $? No over slot international spending! No taking short "bad" contracts (i.e. Liriano) to also acquire prospects. Just a bad team with a low payroll!
Steve Adams
4:11
They acquired Jeremy Hellickson on the expensive end of a salary dump and are about to turn him into a first-round pick.
4:12
Ok, I've got to call it for the week. Jason will chat tomorrow at 6:30pm CT and Jeff Tuesday at 2p CT. Thanks for joining everyone!
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