MLBTR Live Chat With Tim Dierkes
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Tim Dierkes
1:31
His agent had really harsh words for them, so I think that door is closed.
dbacks4life
1:31
what moves do you see the dbacks making this offseason?
Tim Dierkes
1:31
No one has a read on their plan yet. I expect them to try to improve the bullpen, and maybe attempt to unload Tomas.
angels fan
1:31
on your free agent predictions you have us getting utley, nova, and hundley. you think arte spends more and goes for neil walker instead?
Tim Dierkes
1:32
Yes, I could definitely pitcher Walker at 2B for the Angels.
Aquizno
1:32
if cubbies miss out on chappy, will they sign either janseny or melancony?
Tim Dierkes
1:32
For some reason I don't see the Cubs getting as excited about Melancon. So if not Chapman or Jansen, I honestly don't know where they'll turn.
Ryan
1:32
Could Trumbo take the QO? I feel like he can't get more $ per year on the open market after his second half collapse.
Tim Dierkes
1:33
I could see him struggling to get our 4/60 projection, but I don't see why 3/45 or 2/30 wouldn't be there after he hit 47 HR.
JR
1:33
Do you truly see the Rangers as big spenders this year with all the money they already have on the books?
Tim Dierkes
1:34
I do struggle with that, in regard to our list. But I don't really think Carlos Gomez or Matt Holliday will cost all that much.
Jay
1:35
Saunders to Angels?
Tim Dierkes
1:35
Thought so, until they traded for Maybin.
Chris
1:35
What's the latest you have heard on Eric Thames? He is something of a wildcard. Do you think he would return?
Tim Dierkes
1:36
Last I heard, Japan was equally as likely as the U.S. I still find him interesting, and even $6MM or so might get him back here.
Napoli
1:36
2/28 seems a little high for me doesn't it? Below average defense and speed, .239 average (10% walk rate though).
Tim Dierkes
1:36
Yeah, that is one that I could definitely see being less. 2/24 or something.
Kevin
1:36
Outside the box trade target for the braves?
Tim Dierkes
1:36
Shelby Miller
Giants
1:37
Are the Giants actually going to spend on offense this offseason?
Tim Dierkes
1:37
My feeling is, mildly, if at all. But I do consider a Josh Reddick level to be mild.
SadBoyChrisSale
1:37
Soler for Britton? Any potential there?
Tim Dierkes
1:37
I think the Cubs would have to do a lot better.
Matt
1:38
What do you think about Dexter Fowler to the Nationals?
Tim Dierkes
1:38
I like it and find it viable.
Brian
1:38
White Sox deal Sale or Quintana: yes or no?
Tim Dierkes
1:38
No.
Dodger fan in PHL
1:38
Your predictions seem to point to LAD going back to drawing board at closer (and long relief). Any idea where they go?
Tim Dierkes
1:38
I'm a bit stumped on that one, but I would picture them looking into Britton and Wade Davis.
Anthony
1:38
Sergio Romo and Brett Cecil to Red Sox realistic? 2 years 12.5M each?
Tim Dierkes
1:39
I see a third year for Cecil, but yes those make sense.
JKD
1:39
Where is Trea Turner starting next year - SS or CF? (which is to say - how aggressive will the Nats be in going after an OF, as opposed to just finding the best value and shuffling positions from there)
Tim Dierkes
1:39
Given the lack of shortstops available, I think he plays SS.
Grier
1:39
Is RP the only position you see the Cubs going after in FA?
Tim Dierkes
1:40
Yes. I would have liked to see them go after Rich Hill, but I don't see any signs of that.
Jake
1:40
Miami Marlins: More active on the trade market or in free agency?
Tim Dierkes
1:40
I can see some midlevel FA signings, and potentially a trade of Ozuna.
Mark
1:40
Do you think Dodgers keep Puig?
Tim Dierkes
1:40
I think they trade him.
Slint
1:40
how many players do you think will accept the qualifying offer
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