MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 11/29/16
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carlito
3:51
Sale , Frazier for Deleon , Puig , Calhoun and Wood ... Fair?
Steve Adams
3:51
Nope.
Sox don't make that move.
Hahn's asking price probably starts with Urias and adds pieces from there.
Alex
3:52
What team at least 5 games above .500 last year do you expect to stuggle? What team at least 5 games under do you expect to excel this season?
Steve Adams
3:52
Again -- questions for Spring Training. I'm not going to make that type of prediction until we see the offseason play out. (And even then I'll probably be wrong, ha)
3:53
I guess I did pick the Mariners to do well in 2016! I also thought the D-backs would be competitive and the Orioles would stumble, though. So. Yeah.
Aaron
3:53
Matt Adams to Houston. Is this logical?
Steve Adams
3:54
As some kind of Plan D or Plan F, sure. But they're looking way more high profile than Adams, and honestly, I don't see much reason to give up anything of value for a guy that has durability issues and can't remotely hit lefties when the FA market has more platoon 1B bats than there are plausible landing spots.
3:55
Would you rather part with something of value for Adams or just sign one of Moss, Moreland, Lind, etc. and surrender only money.
Question mark! Not period!
Rays
3:55
Can we get Schwarber plus for Archer?
Steve Adams
3:55
Schwarber was a total non-starter in Miller talks. Archer has more value, but I still doubt it.
Dan Duquette
3:56
Should I trade Zack Britton now...his value will likely never be higher?
Steve Adams
3:57
I would be taking offers, since I don't see any other viable ways to get some legitimate rotation help. Maybe Chance Sisco plus some lesser prospects gets you a mid-rotation arm, but the O's have enough fringy back-end arms as it is.
Johnny
3:57
Why arent the Cardinals kicking the tires on J.D. Martinez? Seems like a good fit.
Steve Adams
3:57
They want to get better defensively, and JDM rated as one of the worst defensive players in all of baseball, at any position, last year.
Guest
3:57
What did you think of the Walker, Segura trade
Steve Adams
3:59
I usually like Dipoto's moves, but that one didn't sit that well with me. I'm not all that sold on Segura's breakout -- his success is so BABIP-driven -- and putting him back at shortstop, where he's a minus defender, negates some of his value anyway. If Haniger develops into a useful piece or Curtis becomes a viable late-inning option, that'll change things, but I'd much rather have four years of Walker and Marte than two of Segura.
Mike
3:59
Could the White Sox trade Chris Sale and still aim to contend in 2017-2018?
Steve Adams
4:01
I suppose so -- they'd still have Quintana, Rodon, Eaton, Anderson, Abreu, Robertson, Jones, Melky, Frazier... some decent pieces, and they'd get an MLB-ready rotation placement probably another MLB-ready position player in the Sale deal to help compensate for his loss.

I don't know that they'd be likely to succeed with that plan, though. Plus it strikes me as a half-measure. It's plausible, sure, but I don't see that actually playing out.
Sam
4:01
Who will be the biggest flop signing of this offseason? My prediction is Jose Bautista
Steve Adams
4:02
Well let's see how much everyone signs for, but Mark Trumbo has been the guy I feel is going to get wildly overpaid. I'm a bit less certain on that now, though, seeing that the Brewers couldn't find anyone to take on Chris Carter and just wound up DFAing him.
Biggest Brewers Fan
4:02
Can't seem to like the Thames signing
Steve Adams
4:02
Scroll up! I don't think it's bad.
JD Martinez
4:02
Am I still living in Detroit next year?
Steve Adams
4:03
I think JDM wins my "likeliest player to be traded this winter" award, if such a thing existed. I suppose he's tied with Jay Bruce now that Cespedes is going back to Queens.
Reese
4:03
Where is Wilson Ramos playing next?
Steve Adams
4:05
I feel like it has to be an AL team -- I like the Orioles as a fit, and one dark horse that makes sense to me is the Rangers. They have Lucroy, but he's a free agent after 2017, and Ramos will be out through at least May and possibly into July. They could use him as a DH and part-time catcher to ease him back into it in '17 and give him the reins in 2018 if Lucroy signs a monster deal elsewhere.
Will
4:05
Why SHOULDN'T the Reds trade Votto? They have no chance to compete in the division for 3-4 years. Wouldn't the haul be worth it?
Steve Adams
4:05
He has a full no-trade clause and doesn't want to be traded.
Bugg
4:06
the worst contract of the offseason will end up being Castro to the Twins... that kind of money for a guy barely hitting over the Mendoza line is comical.
Steve Adams
4:06
Evaluating a player based solely on his batting average is also comical.
Rob
4:06
Do the Phillies go after a short term OF through trade, like they did with Kendrick?
Steve Adams
4:07
Right now I think they plan to use Kendrick himself as a short-term OF.
ROYALS GM
4:07
News and rumors have been very quiet out of Kaufman stadium. Feels like the Royals are awaiting the CBA before determinin direction
Steve Adams
4:07
I wouldn't bank on any big additions for the Royals. Dayton Moore already basically said payroll is going down in 2017
Um
4:08
Is Encarnacion to the Jays still plausible?
Steve Adams
4:08
Not if $80MM was their top offer, but if they're willing to add a fifth year or push into the mid-90s on that four-year offer, sure.
AJ
4:08
Gut feeling, do the Rays trade Archer this offseason or no?
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