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Jeffrey Todd
12:29
And then waltzed out and pumped like 104 this fall.
Patty O'Furniture
12:29
Seems like the Angels could use Jace Peterson and Matt Wisler, am I too far off on that line of thinking?
Jeffrey Todd
12:29
Sorta odd players to target, but sure?
Ryan
12:29
Most likely OF addition for Cards? Eaton and Fowler seem like the best choices depending on if they prefer trade or FA
Jeffrey Todd
12:30
I still like Fowler. Even if Eaton is marketed, he'd draw a lot of interest elsewhere, and perhaps isn't best suited to CF. Dex isn't either, but he costs only ###
Craig
12:30
Are the Dodgers really "in" on all these rumored trades (cutch, dozier, Solarte, Cain, Davis) and FAs (Jansen, Chapman, Bautista) or are they being used again as the boogeyman to drum up business for other clubs?
Jeffrey Todd
12:31
I'd expect they are really pursuing a lot of things. They have some openings, which gives some flexibility.
Nightengale says Basabe and V Diaz in Sale deal also
Peter
12:32
Ian Desmond market?
Jeffrey Todd
12:32
Could be wrong but he seems to be behind Dex a smidge. That's how I have them ordered.
Hey at this point all signs point to a return to the Nats, right?
Mike
12:33
In your view, does the package coming back for Sale make it more or less likely CHW goes full fire sale?
Jeffrey Todd
12:33
Neither key piece is really ready for majors on Opening Day = more likely
Henry W. Morales Jr.
12:34
Likelihood of Granderson to the Orioles?
Jeffrey Todd
12:35
Supposing that the Mets would basically just offload his salary, I can see it. But I don't see O's giving up much value to do that. And NYM would probably rather just find a taker for Bruce.
M's
12:35
what could the Mariners get for Seth smith?
Jeffrey Todd
12:35
Low-level, marginal prospect or a useful-ish reliever type?
Curly_W
12:36
Would you say the Nats blew it with regards to Sale?
Jeffrey Todd
12:36
Not at all. He was a major addition to an area of strength. Worth it only at the right price.
12:37
Sorry if I'm slow ... wading through a lotta questions on this deal to find other stuff.
Jeff's Sad Inner Child
12:37
Does it make sense for the Angels to sign EE and trade Cron and shoe for a 2nd Basemen?
Jeffrey Todd
12:38
I'm not sure that works. What teams will want both those guys? I mean, I guess if Cron is just a throw-in then they could trade Shoemaker for a 2B. But it's hard to draw out of that rotation. Not sure I'm seeing it.
KCRoyalsfan
12:39
Something something... Royals? Are they primed for a firesale? Doesn't seem like they're in a position to really contend right now.
Jeffrey Todd
12:39
Still don't see a fire sale. Would be hard to get decent value for all their one-year assets. Maybe a few selective trades.
Buddy
12:40
Can't see the Cards giving Fowler four years.
Jeffrey Todd
12:40
Believe it was reported they offered 4/60. So
Grinch
12:41
what's latest on Bautista...gone quiet lateley?
Jeffrey Todd
12:41
Crickets
Very tough market for him.
Flying O's
12:41
Why don't the O's move Hardy, put Machado at SS and sign Turner??
Jeffrey Todd
12:42
Because there wouldn't be much demand for Hardy, they'd stay neutral on D, and have to make a rather big FA gamble. In theory, yes, the team could do this kind of thing, but there's a reason we dont' typically see that kind of approach from anything but the biggest-market clubs.
(E.g., what the Red Sox are doing as we speak.)
Will
12:43
What do you think the Padres are going to do about their starting pitching? Trades? Or FAs? Any names in mind?
Jeffrey Todd
12:43
Waiting for opportunities to come to them, mostly.
I like the idea of Jorge De La Rosa ending up there, fwiw.
I know how exciting that is.
Be Honest
12:44
Does your mother or your father think that you're a bigger disappointment?
Jeffrey Todd
12:44
Equal-ish, but for subtly different reasons.
Doug
12:44
Are the Phillies really planning on going after anyone? There have been plenty of rumors (i.e. Dozier) but don't really see much action.
Jeffrey Todd
12:45
Dozier? Doesn't make much sense to me. They will surely look at any longer-term additions that could be had, but otherwise aren't going to give up a ton of value. Willing to commit $ in short-term, not prospects to get 2 years of Dozier.
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