MLBTR Live Chat with Steve Adams -- 2/7/17
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Steve Adams
3:43
Greetings! Apologies on the late start ... we'll go well past the typical 3 CT stopping point this week.
Les Gomez
3:45
Zach Wheller and Juan Lagares for AJ Pollak. Who says no?
Steve Adams
3:45
D-backs
Sam
3:45
chris carter?
Steve Adams
3:46
Surprised he only got $3MM guaranteed -- I'd have thought $5MM or so when all was said and done, plus incentives. But it's a nice deal for the Yankees... getting Carter for less than 10% of the commitment Trumbo received when the actual talent discrepancy between those two isn't anywhere near that large is a good add
Jeff
3:47
Hi Steve, do you see a fit with the Twins for Pagan, Blanton?
Steve Adams
3:48
On paper, sure, but Blanton seems to prefer a West Coast team. Pagan makes some sense, but I'd imagine that there are contenders that would pay him similarly on a one-year deal, and he may want the promise of more ABs. If he's willing to be kind of a fourth OF on a non-contender, he makes sense in MN.
Gibby
3:48
With signings of napoli and carter do u feel os will ink either bourne or pagan
Steve Adams
3:48
I don't think Carter/Nap have any bearing on the Orioles adding one of Bourn or Pagan. I think there's a decent chance Bourn goes back there.
Mark
3:49
RAYS ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY!! No Napoli, No Carter... who's next????????
Steve Adams
3:49
Could still go after Wieters
Mijw Napoli
3:49
only one yr??? seriously???
Steve Adams
3:50
I wouldn't have given him any more than that. He's 35, has a known hip condition, and is a terrible baserunner with a 30% strikeout rate. I thought the three-year ask early this winter was utter insanity, and even two seemed questionable
Anonymous
3:51
Rumor out if Dominican Republic is Padres will sign Erick Aybar to a minor league contract with invite to Spring Training
Steve Adams
3:52
I've yet to see that, but I just sat down at my laptop for the first time today. That'd certainly make sense, as getting some competition in there for Sardinas would be beneficial
Sko 'Yals
3:52
How good an add is Hammel for KC?
Steve Adams
3:53
At 2/16 it was a really nice price for Moore and the Royals. Obviously, the circumstances leading up to it are extremely unfortunate, but can't argue with that price. I doubt many would've pegged Volquez to get more than Hammel when the latter's option was declined in November.
chippman
3:53
why is Mo sitting on his hands when there are useful players to be had?
Steve Adams
3:54
I mean, he already signed Dexter Fowler and Brett Cecil. And traded Jaime Garcia for prospects. It's not like the Cards have been silent this winter.
Numbnuts
3:54
Your thoughts on the Eddie Butler deal for Chicago? I know he's no Jake Arrieta, but if Chris Bosio can transform him somewhere in between Arrieta & Jacob Turner, Id be happy.
Steve Adams
3:55
"Somewhere between Jacob Turner and Jake Arrieta" is like saying "I'd be happy if I can sell my used Keurig machine on Craigslist for somewhere between $5 and $2,000."
The Butler pickup is fine, but I wouldn't expect much of anything. It's a lottery ticket addition of a guy who, if things go well in Chicago, should spend most of the season in AAA as a depth piece.
Billy Madison
3:56
Does the AL East provide three playoff teams again this year?
Steve Adams
3:57
I doubt it. The West feels much stronger this season, and I'll have the same questions about the Orioles and Yankees that I had all last year (namely, their rotations). It's certainly possible, as there will probably be 3-4 teams that miss the WIld Card spot by a couple of games, but I don't think there are three clear playoff teams there.
jon
3:58
is dozier to braves is this still a possibility
Steve Adams
3:58
I don't think it was ever all that likely and I definitely don't think so now.
Tim
3:58
No one wants Wieters??
Steve Adams
3:59
I'm sure they do at a certain price point. By now, Boras may simply wait until a week or two of Spring Training passes by to see if any injuries arise and create a need.
Fan in MT
4:00
If you had to guess, which team puts up the highest number in the L column?
Steve Adams
4:00
There's some really, really ugly pitching going on down in San Diego.
Zak
4:00
Most likely to be traded before opening day; Gardner, Castro, or Headley?
Steve Adams
4:01
None of the above.
NYTT
4:01
Are the Braves going to trade one or two of Colon/Dickey/Garcia at the trade deadline? And if that's there plan, is it a good one?
Steve Adams
4:01
I'm sure their hope is that a couple of those guys are pitching well enough to merit trade interest and that their younger arms have come along to the point that they look ready for a big league look.
Hannah Hochevar
4:02
With Hammel off the board, who's your favorite SP target?
Steve Adams
4:02
Not a lot left to be excited about, but I'd be curious to see how Travis Wood can perform in a starting role, especially if I'm an NL GM (the guy can rake ... relative to other pitchers anyway)
the Last Jedi
4:04
If you were Manny Machado, would you take ~50 million under your market value (lets say a 265 million contract over 10 years) for the chance to be Cal 2.0 in Baltimore?
Steve Adams
4:04
That's more than $50MM under market for Manny. And I don't think he's leaving that much money on the table.
M.J.
4:04
Hey Steve. I enjoy the chats. Keep up the good work. Why did Cleveland sign Boone Logan to the one year, $6.5 million contract, but didn't re-sign Rajai Davis? If they were going to spend that money, it should've been used to re-sign Rajai.
Steve Adams
4:05
I don't agree with that -- I don't love Logan, but getting him for one year is nice, and the team was in serious need of some additional left-handed relief help
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