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Travis Sawchik
1:23
Just say no to soda. I try to never have it in the house
SammySoso
1:23
As a Cubs fan, I love the potential upside of Schwarber. But as I look at their roster, I can't help but see an overwhelming need for starting pitching depth. Conversely, the Rays have considerable pitching upside with few true offensive threats in the system. Any chance these teams look at working out a swap for Archer (with the cubs potentially sending a little more to even things out)?
Travis Sawchik
1:24
Eventually the Cubs will have to trade a bat for pitching
CamdenWarehouse
1:24
Is anyone looking at possible long term impacts of the 10 day DL on rosters? Like more transactions on the 40 man, guys being called up earlier than normal, possible earlier free agency as a result. I know it's early but at least the first one of those probably has enough evidence to judge.
Travis Sawchik
1:24
Interesting. I had not considered this.
Jon
1:25
Shoudn't the MLBPA be speaking out against the Dodgers heavy use of the 10-day DL, given how some of their members, such as Kenta Maeda, have incentives in their contract that pay them based on how many starts they make?
Travis Sawchik
1:26
The DL has long been a roster manipulation tool ... and now the Dodgers are really using into to create maximum roster flexibility
DaJudge
1:26
So if the yanks want to have a 213 million dollar payroll and don't want to exceed 15% for any one player they could sign Harper and machado to 14 year deals worth $450 million. That's about $32 million annually for those 2 players. $64 million total. Given that they have less than $100 million on the books for 2019 that seems doable right?
Travis Sawchik
1:26
I suspect each player beats that AAV
Cee Jay
1:27
Jose Ramirez or Alex Bregman?
Travis Sawchik
1:27
Ramirez is so underrated
CamdenWarehouse
1:27
Travis Sawchik
12:58
There are no bad questions.
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Harry Caray
12:58
Hey, if you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
Travis Sawchik
1:27
Not a bad question!
purist
1:28
do you think tacos are sandwiches too?
Travis Sawchik
1:29
Same family, different species
Nick S
1:29
A hot dog is a hot dog with or without the bun. Hamburger is hamburger with or without the bun. A sandwich is nothing without the bread. That's what defines the sandwich/notsandwich line!
Travis Sawchik
1:30
A hot dog is a sausage without the bread, a hamburger is ground beef
Jake
1:30
Would you consider giving Grandal another MVP vote this year? Hitting well and is dominating framing and even Fangraphs defensive value that doesn't include it.
Travis Sawchik
1:30
I would! But I don't think I will have a vote this year. The MVP votes often rotate around to different voters in BBWAA chapters.
1:31
Sorry, Yasmani. But we will alway have 2016 and your 22nd place NL MVP finish
Alright folks, I have to go create fresh content
Thanks for all of the question. And i do mean all of them despite Camden's suspicions
1:32
Same time/place next
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