Trade Deadline Chatapalooza
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Paul Swydan
3:44
That desk was a marvel. I tried that at my desk at the Rockies once, but I couldn't get it to work.
Trevor Gobble
3:44
This is the Trade Deadline Chatapalooza not the Yankees Deadline Chatapalooza....
Paul Swydan
3:44
Gobble gobble
JoJo
3:44
Paul, congrats on getting your messages to post. None of mine are getting posted.
Paul Swydan
3:44
Oh man, someone give JoJo a high five.
Frank Constanza
3:44
HOW THE HELL COULD YOU TRADE JAY BUHNER!
Paul Swydan
3:45
HE HAD A ROCKET FOR AN ARM!
JoshP
3:45
Bruce has a team option for 2017, Grandy is under contract through 2017, Conforto still has infinite team control, Lagares is under contract, Cespedes has his player option. How do the musical chairs work out for next season?
Paul Swydan
3:46
One of the ways it will work out is that Cespedes is probably long gone after the season, but beyond that, I don't know. They must be very worried about Lagares' production going forward.
Sorry, Lagares' injuries.
Frank Costanza
3:46
Jerry, it's Frank Costanza. Steinbrenner's here. George is dead. Call me back.
jon
3:46
Why did the Mets give up Herrera for Bruce but not Lucroy? That strikes me as dumb.
Paul Swydan
3:47
Well obviously I am not a party to trade talks, but one would have to assume that the Brewers were less impressed with the Mets package of assets than were the Reds.
Reds
3:47
So.....are we still bad at trades?
Paul Swydan
3:47
Let's put a moratorium on that.
Gabe
3:47
Dilson+ for Bruce seems like an overpay. He was 2B of the future but they never gave him a chance—and now trade him for an aging OF coming off some bad seasons? Makes no sense, right?
Paul Swydan
3:48
It makes sense if you view it through the prism of 2016 only. They weren't willing to call up Herrera, and they need offense. So, swapping him out for Bruce makes sense in that respect. Beyond that, I'm having a tougher time with it.
Bezel
3:48
Are the Rockies making a mistake by standing pat?
Paul Swydan
3:49
If there was an opportunity for them to trade Blackmon and get a good pitching prospect back, then yes, I think they did. I'm not convinced that that is the case, however.
Toki
3:49
I'd rather have Machado and Trout.... Never been a Harper guy, just seen an abrasive personality that I wouldn't want to deal with.
Paul Swydan
3:49
You know who else had abrasive personalities? The two best hitters who ever lived, Ted Williams and Barry Bonds.
Mike
3:49
Dodgers acquire Jesse Chavez per Rosenthal. Thoughts?
Paul Swydan
3:51
It's curious in that the Blue Jays need all the pitching they can get, but perhaps at this point they think Chavez just needs a change in scenery. His homers have been way up this year, and while his xFIP is just as healthy as ever, perhaps the Jays see Skydome as his bugaboo and just need to get him out of there.
Matt
3:51
Len Tulipthall says Nova to the Rangers for Gallo
Paul Swydan
3:51
Did you make that name up? I've never heard of that person before.
JTT
3:52
Is there an option for "I love harper and his hair makes me ask myself uncomfortable questions about my own sexuality but I would be very angry if he signed with the Yankees"
Paul Swydan
3:52
Not yet, but I will keep that in mind for future versions of this poll.
Mostra
3:52
Paul, couldn't you say the same about Lerner re: Trout?
Paul Swydan
3:52
Harper plays for Lerner, not Trout.
But yes, absolutely.
3:53
The difference is that Harper doesn't seem as likely to be swayed by his owner, but to be fair I have never spoken to either player and can't say for sure.
Square
3:53
So is there a baseball somewhere that's slowly dropping to to zero, counting down the trade deadline like it's Time's Square?
Paul Swydan
3:53
That would be so awesome.
Art Vandelay
3:53
Re: Yanks pivot - appreciating it was small potatoes vs the other trades, where do you stand on the Campos/Clippard move? Purely Cashman trying to appease the Steins?
Paul Swydan
3:54
No, I think that it was a good trade on the down low. Clippard will help them hold the fort until they are ready to be better.
Dave Dombrowski
3:55
Jon Daniels offered me Gallo and Brinson for David Ortiz. Do I accept and not leave Fenway until next October at risk of an angry Boston mob shaving off my silver mane!?
Paul Swydan
3:55
No, that is an unacceptable trade.
Matt
3:55
Is Bruce even a substantial upgrade over Nimmo?
Paul Swydan
3:56
He's a more bankable upgrade. Substantial....maybe.
Maxamuz
3:56
Are you a Jimmy Buffett fan?
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