MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 11/22/16
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3:37
Nationals
Steve Adams
3:37
They're a team!
Familia
3:37
Is Reed going to supplant me in the 9th inning?
Steve Adams
3:38
Probably earlier in the year when Familia is dealing with some kind of suspension. (Charges being dropped/lack of charges didn't save Chapman and Reyes)
David
3:39
What should the Giants do with Left Field? JD or someone else,or stick with Parker and williamson
Steve Adams
3:40
Simplest answer is just to sign Cespedes or Fowler -- either of whom would be a really good fit there.
carlito
3:40
Who do you think is the Dodgets third baseman next season?
Steve Adams
3:40
Justin Turner. Not an exciting answer, but they have the biggest 3B need and the most money, and he's the very clear best option there plus is obviously familiar to them.
Donk
3:41
Has any team put it out there they are dramatically increasing payroll?
Steve Adams
3:41
Astros are going to increase their payroll, as their moves thus far have shown, and Luhnow has been candid about that.
Rockies, too, are going to up their payroll, but that's more because their huge arbitration class and the backloaded nature of CarGo's deal mandate it. They're already at record payroll levels without a single addition.
Alex bregman
3:41
Am i going to be traded
Steve Adams
3:42
In a word: No.
Andrew
3:42
Are the Rockies suddenly good at baseball? When did this happen? Are they really a couple relievers and a first baseman away from a 90 win team? What universe is this?
Steve Adams
3:43
No. They played pretty well in the second half but don't have sufficient rotation depth, nor do I think they're going to get the same level of performance out of LeMahieu, Story and some others. I also think they could use a catching upgrade in addition to rotation depth, a real first baseman and a whole lot of bullpen work. They're getting better, but there's still work to be done.
Tyler Flowers
3:43
Am I the starting C for the Braves in 2017? If not, who takes my place?
Steve Adams
3:44
I think they'll add one of either Castro, Wieters or Miguel Montero (with the Cubs paying down a bunch of that deal). Wieters more if his market collapses and he's willing to take a lesser deal.

They're a decent Derek Norris fit, too.
Damnbrowski
3:45
Should I give Beltran a 2/3 year deal, or maybe wait until summer to see what is available (Trout?)
Steve Adams
3:45
Zero chance Beltran gets three years from anyone. And Trout won't be available this summer.
Doc Brown
3:45
Jaime garcia to the yankees for Brett Gardener. Who hangs up?
Steve Adams
3:46
I like the core of that deal but think Gardner has more value. Probably would need to add some pieces around the edges.

Also really like a Gardner/Gio Gonzalez framework.
Julio Teheran
3:46
If the White Sox ask for me for Sale would Coppy use me in a deal
Steve Adams
3:46
Nope.
Jeremy
3:46
How do you think Matt Wieters' offseason accident affects his FA stock, if at all?
Steve Adams
3:47
I don't think it really does. I only noted it because I was already saying something about WIeters anyway. He got a pretty nasty cut on his non-throwing arm, and it required stitches. Doesn't seem like a big deal.
Sid
3:47
Which closer do the Giants end up with, and for how much?
Steve Adams
3:47
I have them signing Mark Melancon, and I have Melancon getting $52-55MM over four years.
3:49
Angels claimed Nolan Fontana off waivers from the Astros
DFA'ed catcher Juan Graterol to make room
Doc Brown
3:50
MCarp, Wacha and pieces to Chisox for Abreu?
Steve Adams
3:50
If the White Sox are trading Abreu, they're not doing it for similarly aged and similarly priced players.
Smarter Than You
3:50
Does Justin Morneau get a contract this winter or should he hang em up?
Steve Adams
3:50
At the very least he can get a minors deal if he's willing to compete
Tom
3:51
Would the Jays spend the money for Fowler ??
Steve Adams
3:51
They just offered $80MM to Edwin, so doesn't seem like they're shy about handing out gobs of money.
3:52
Uh oh. Laptop dying. Need to find charger, ha.
3:53
Success!
Take that, technology.
ROYALS
3:54
Do you think CBA will have any major changes regarding QO and draft picks
Steve Adams
3:54
I'll be pretty stunned if it doesn't have any changes to the QO system at the very least
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