Trade Deadline Chatapalooza
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Steve
4:48
Off the top of your head which "buying" team did the best work at the deadline?
Paul Swydan
4:49
Off the very top of my head, I think it's hard to top getting Lucroy and Jeffress.
Bezel
4:49
Put yourself in Lucroy's shoes, how much better of a better situation is Texas than Cleveland?
Paul Swydan
4:49
From his personal standpoint, the Rangers have to be the better situation, as they have shown more of a proclivity for actually spending money in the past than has Cleveland.
Toki
4:49
What are the odds the Yankees try to get Trout this offseason by flipping prospects and the young outfielders they have? If they were to pull that off could you see a corresponding signing of Cespedes?
Paul Swydan
4:50
I think that teams have constantly been calling Eppler since he got their GM job asking about Trout, and I wouldn't expect that to cease at any point in the future.
Joe McMahon
4:51
I loved the Yankees deals, but I wish they would have traded McCann and Gardner too. Gary Sanchez should be up like yesterday and the Yankees have a lot of young OF who could take Gardner's spot. For example, Tyler Austin doing his best Babe Ruth impression at AAA. I'd love to see him get a major league shot.
Paul Swydan
4:52
You'll have to forgive me if I'm a little skeptical of Austin's Triple-A performance this year, given that he's 24 now and in his second crack at Triple-A. And also because he's running a .376 BABIP. But yes, the Yankees have great depth right now, and that is what you call one of those GOOD problems.
Kenny
4:52
I'm a Yankees fan...I'm absolutely pumped about these deals we made!
Paul Swydan
4:52
See Joe, be more like Kenny.
Pole
4:52
What deal do you think would be best for the Brewers, the Cleveland vetoed deal or the Texas one?
Paul Swydan
4:53
I asked Dave and he thought the Texas deal was better. And Dave is usually right.
(not that) James
4:53
Sure, except as Cameron (I think) has pointed out, having that opening day starter means almost nothing in the long term. If that's the reason, then I'm even more disappointed. If we didn't trade Teheran because the offers were way too weak, that's fine. But I'm a bit concerned that the FO is becoming irrationally optimistic about next year and prematurely shut off trade talks that might have yielded an overpay (relative to Teheran's peripherals) as a result.
Paul Swydan
4:53
Again, I don't disagree with you. I think they should have dealt him. Opening Day 2017 at that ballpark is going to sell out no matter who is on the mound. That's how Opening Day works.
Evan Longoria
4:54
What does the Matt Duffy acquisition mean for my future as a Ray?
Paul Swydan
4:55
Well that's the million dollar question, isn't it? I can't see how they can trade Longoria, and given that so much of his value comes from his defense, a position switch doesn't make a ton of sense. So...position switch for Duffy?
Jake
4:55
What do you think of the White Sox lack of action minus the Duke trade? Seems shortsighted even if they don't want to trade Sale/Quintana. Not a lot of interest in Robertson or even Miguel Gonzalez?
Paul Swydan
4:55
Why would there be trade interest in Miguel Gonzalez?
Slothrop
4:55
The Rangers did well- but would they have been better off giving up Gallo or Mazara for Sale, or something similar?
Paul Swydan
4:56
Nope.
Alvaro
4:56
Should we discount from players that played before interleague games were a thing? Thats half the league you are not seeing.
Paul Swydan
4:56
That's an interesting question. I'm not sure I have a good answer to that.
eric
4:56
Do teams immediately place everyone on waivers now, or do they give it some time. Do it in batches?
Paul Swydan
4:57
Some teams do it all at once, some do it in batches. In this day and age, it probably makes less of a difference than it used to.
Lance Harbor
4:57
I recently watched Batman v. Superman, and was expecting to be downright disappointed, but I actually ended up liking it. It's not perfect, but I really didn't understand 1) why it got slapped with the "plot holes/too complex" label, and 2) why Jesse E. was heavily criticized for his LL portrayal (while bizarre, I actually found it to be an interesting take).
Paul Swydan
4:58
I will agree with you on the Jesse Eisenberg take in that I thought he was one of the *least* things wrong with the movie. But the movie's plot was at once overly complex AND overly simplistic, and it introduced the Justice League in the absolute worst way possible. It was a travesty of a movie.
Kvn
4:58
Fuck yea, Steve Pearce! Best O's trade since the last time they traded for/claimed Steve Pearce!
Paul Swydan
4:58
So what you're saying is you're not a huge Wade Miley fan?
Zack
4:58
Why did Puig never get moved? Someone has to want that upside, right?
Paul Swydan
4:58
Maybe the Dodgers were never really trying to trade him.
Moltar
4:59
LuCroy has also made it known that he wants to be close to home, which for him is Louisiana. Was a little surprised he was willing to nix the Indians deal and risk being sent to the Mets, but he's probably thrilled to be in Texas.
Paul Swydan
4:59
He probably is. And, to be fair to the Mets, they are in a major travel hub, and it's probably easier to get a flight to Louisiana out of NYC than it is Cleveland.
Shirtless George Brett
4:59
Just curious, does that happen alot? Teams calling about guys that they know probably arent available (IE: Trout) just to see what's up?
Paul Swydan
4:59
Yes, I believe it does.
5:00
Well, not calls. Texts. From what I'm told, all the GMs text these days.
Elton
5:00
I once pulled out a crown eating saltwater taffy but I'm eating some today anyway. Somehow this correlates in my mind with the Mets trading for Bruce.
Paul Swydan
5:00
I love Mets fans.
njs
5:00
dahl or benitendi for this year (5x5 redraft).
Paul Swydan
5:00
Dahl is already up, so him.
Bezel
5:00
Somewhat interesting PTBNL fact- When the Indians traded Sabathia to the Brewers they got to choose between Michael Brantley, Lorenzo Cain, and Taylor Green.
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