Trade Deadline Chatapalooza
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august fagerstrom
3:31
I mean, his stock has definitely fallen
Lear
3:32
It seems unlikely the Twins are all of a sudden going to trade all their assets in the next 30 min. Why oh why have they not been more active in cleaning house?
august fagerstrom
3:32
Your guess as good as mine
Probably because they just don't have that many interesting assets, though?
They're an interesting team because they've got *so* many interesting young pieces, and then a whole lot of nothing. Plouffe getting hurt hosed them
3:33
Guess I don't fully understand why there wasn't more of an effort to move Dozier
Paul Swydan
3:33
Hi everybody!
3:34
I'm tagging in for August, so he can go write.
Bye August!
august fagerstrom
3:34
hey Paul!
bye everyone!
Paul Swydan
3:34
So, you guys need to be patient with me. I just walked in off the beach.
But let's do it.
Rick
3:34
Is the extra WC spot one of the best things to happen to baseball recently?
Paul Swydan
3:35
No my friend, I abhor the extra wild card, but I am in the distinct minority. A full 1/3 of teams make the postseason now, which I think dilutes the whole process.
jon
3:35
NYY probably avoid the luxury tax next season. Couple that with the 1.5x multiplier on the cash they've unloaded so far, and they have made a good business move along with good baseball moves.
Paul Swydan
3:36
As I wrote yesterday, the Yankees have had a very good week. I am very impressed at their ability to pivot right into the sorts of trades that they rarely, if ever, make.
Oliver
3:36
How is Jeff Locke still in baseball let alone a rotation piece for a *contender*?
Paul Swydan
3:36
Life is unfair?
Reds
3:37
Why are we terrible at making trades?
Paul Swydan
3:37
Because the person in charge of your team's baseball operations stopped learning about baseball a decade ago.
Life gets infinitely harder once you've decided you have it all figured out.
Hannah Hochevar
3:37
This Yankee turnaround is not fair. They're being rewarded for their failures!!!
Paul Swydan
3:37
I laughed.
Hmm
3:38
Are the Yanks setting themselves up to outbid the world for Harper in a couple of years?
Paul Swydan
3:38
I actually think that is an overrated explanation for what they're doing.
3:39
With Sabathia and A-Rod coming off the books after 2017, they were always going to have plenty of cash at the ready a year in advance of Harper hitting free agency. I think they're just making good baseball moves right now.
Hmm
3:39
Oh oh I know! The Yanks are collecting prospects to throw at the Angels for Trout!
Paul Swydan
3:40
Now, this is an explanation I can get better behind. Can you imagine if the Yankees ended up with Harper AND Trout? It'd be just like the episode of Seinfeld where George figured out a way for the Yankees to get Griffey and Bonds and it wouldn't even be that hard!
3:41
If the Yankees got Harper and Trout, would you still hate them?

I would hate them more! (47.8% | 329 votes)
 
I would hate them a little less (5.7% | 39 votes)
 
I couldn't hate them anymore, no. (16% | 110 votes)
 
I am already a Yankees fan, this would be delightful (20.8% | 143 votes)
 
Meh (9.7% | 67 votes)
 

Total Votes: 688
Eric
3:41
Herrera going to the Reds confirmed by Ken Rosenthal.
Paul Swydan
3:42
The Mets must know something about Dilson Herrera that we don't, because I can't say that I care for that trade on the surface.
Guest
3:42
Why can't we mention Machado as well here. The O's have no way of keeping him. Seems exactly like something the Yanks would do
Paul Swydan
3:42
Man, the Machado fans really get up in arms when you ignore them.
3:43
For the record, I don't agree. Peter Angelos is a VERY wealthy man, and if he wants Manny Machado on his team, he is going to make sure he stays.
Tim
3:43
Is this a defining point in David Stearns career as the Brewers GM? If Lucroy isn't traded, is it a failure?
Paul Swydan
3:43
Um, no. They'll still be able to trade him in the offseason. In fact, Lucroy will probably be more amenable to a trade in the offseason, because then he won't have to build relationships with pitchers on the fly.
EbenezerBatflip
3:43
Big Stein needs his calzone!
Paul Swydan
3:44
He just can't be over there floppin' and twitchin'!
Guest
3:44
All while he was napping under his desk!
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