MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 2/28/17
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HappyFunBall
3:49
If the Nats offered Pagan the Blanton deal and told him he only had to beat out Michael Taylor to earn a 25-man spot, think he takes it?
Steve Adams
3:49
Rosenthal reported that the Nats and several others were trying to get Pagan on a minors deal. If someone guaranteed him $4MM, have to think he'd take it in a heartbeat at this point.
(I still can't believe his price is that low, again, unless there's an injury we're not aware of)
Crystal Ball
3:51
Way too early prediction for the largest free agent contract next offseason is...
Steve Adams
3:52
Think I did this one a couple weeks back and said Arrieta or Darvish. Slight lean toward Arrieta despite being a year older. (More durable recently, Boras, etc.)
Yank
3:52
Are the Yankees done signing?
Steve Adams
3:52
I was surprised to even see them sign Carter. I don't think they'll add any more MLB deals
Ryan
3:53
If D.D went to Manny today with 12 Years 400$ Million does that get it done or his he going to the market
Steve Adams
3:54
I can't see the O's offering that, but I'm sure that'd be difficult for them to walk away from.
Oscar
3:54
Steve what about a NYC meet up with some MLB fans?
Steve Adams
3:55
We've talked about organizing something like that in the past. It's something that's on our radar to host but just hasn't come together yet. Most of us are out east already anyway, though Zach Links and I are the only ones from any of the four sites that are actually in the city, I believe.
FA contest winner?
3:55
Who won your FA contest now that all top 50 FAs have signed?
Steve Adams
3:56
Was Blanton the last of the 50? I thought we had one left but I'll double-check. If that wraps it up we'll announce the winner this week.
Jam Mart
3:58
Do the Marlins have a shot at a WC with their current rotation?
Steve Adams
3:58
I'm not picking them for a Wild Card, but there are very few teams that I can't conceivably see entering the Wild Card picks with enough things breaking their way. I can picture it for the Fish even though it's not likely in my eyes
Alowishus
3:59
Isn't Alvarez still available?
Steve Adams
3:59
He is, but we didn't put him on our Top 50 this year.
curly ryan
4:00
do the Twins more then 71.5 games this year?
Steve Adams
4:00
Actually will take the over on that.
Darth Vader
4:01
over/under 3.50 ERA for Sonny Gray this year?
Steve Adams
4:01
Sure let's corner me with tons of predictions that I can get wrong. Under!
Rockies
4:01
The rockies win the NL west?
Steve Adams
4:01
That one's an easy no for me.
Skeptic
4:02
How do I know you're the real Steve Adams?
Steve Adams
4:02
I need to get one of them fancy blue checkmarks on my Twitter apparently
Biff Pocoroba
4:02
Another Vader question? Is he family or something?
Steve Adams
4:03
Truthfully, I barely even look at the names before I publish them. I get too many questions -- as long as it's not offensive, I'm ok running the question. Dude's having a good week I guess, h
ha
Tigers fan
4:04
Tigers mid season prediction? Will they sell or make one last push?
Steve Adams
4:04
I don't think they'll be far enough out of things to be earnest sellers. Might still see them operate in a hybrid capacity and move JDM for a younger piece, though, if that's preferable to the diminished QO compensation. Bucs did it with Melancon last year.
Brian
4:05
If Cueto has a similar year to last year, does he opt out for sure?
Steve Adams
4:05
Yeah I don't see any reason that he wouldn't look for a new five-year deal rather than just take the final four on his current deal
chill davis
4:06
not overly familiar with chris marrero... anywhere I could find his minor league splits? doing his best to make his case to be the giants fifth outfielder early this spring. wondering if he has a track record of mashing lefties. would go a long way to buoy his chances...
Steve Adams
4:06
Baseball Reference has splits on their minor league pages.
Farq
4:06
Rays quietly a solid team? Lots of rotation depth and a decent lineup.
Steve Adams
4:06
I like them more than most, I think
Big Gulps huh?
4:07
How likely is it that Daniel Norris wins 10 games and a sub-4.00 ERA at the end of the year?
Steve Adams
4:07
I'd expect him to have more than 10 wins and an ERA a ways under 4
Biff Pocoroba
4:07
Which of the big money trio of closers this offseason proves to be a bust in 2017?
Steve Adams
4:08
Melancon isn't as good as the other two, and he's quite a bit older. He'd get my vote.
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