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Travis Sawchik
12:23
The Cubs and White Sox showed us that it's OK to trade within the city, maybe the AL East will show us it's OK to trade within the division
Hunky Dory
12:24
Rank the best AL RP left on the trade market: JWilson, D-Rob, Brach/O'Day/Britton, other(s) I'm forgetting.
Travis Sawchik
12:26
Assuming Britton is OK, and  it looks like he's OK, he'd be my No. 1. But Justin Wilson is legit. Tampa is interested in him, Rosenthal reports
Dodgers might never lose again
Taylor
12:27
Is the home run serge/juiced ball a bad thing?
Travis Sawchik
12:27
I think most fans like the home run, so the surge is probably good for the sport. And it goes beyond the ball, so MLB has limited control over it
Dan
12:27
Think Treinen takes over (or at least gets a decent shot) as A's closer? Thanks!
Travis Sawchik
12:27
I'm not sure about his immediate role but I still believe
12:28
I will never quit on that
John
12:28
If the Blue Jays were to sell, would there be a market for a 1B like Justin Smoak?
Travis Sawchik
12:28
There would likely be some sort of market, but again, it's not a great market for position players
Mike
12:29
Please tell me cards are going to be sellers...
Travis Sawchik
12:29
When was the last time the Cards were sellers? Just the consideration is unusual
12:30
NL Central is really weird .... I don't think Cards or Pirates are ready to quit on playoff aspirations quite yet ...but they also have some intriguing assets to move if they choose
DT
12:30
so strange to see Cubs fans still talking about how losing Schwarber was a huge loss last year.  Dude had a great stretch when called up in 15, but has been bad since then.  He's not awful, but he's also not Papi come back to MLB
Travis Sawchik
12:31
The Babe Ruth comp in scouting report didn't help
But, yeah, there
was probably too much hype surrounding him
Of course, I thought that was true of Gary Sanchez
Coner
12:32
Great expansion article. Of the cities not examined in-depth, which do you think has the best chance of seriously entering the conversation?
Travis Sawchik
12:32
Thanks! It's a fun topic to explore. In case you missed it: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/rob-manfreds-three-expansion-cities/
I think San Antonio and Austin have compelling cases
ManBearPuig
12:33
Is there such a thing as a ROOGY?
Travis Sawchik
12:34
Are there any?
With SPs pitching fewer and fewer inning ... it's tough for bullpens to become even more specialized. I believe only 15 SPs reached 200 innings last year
Mean Tweeter
12:35
Could the Braves be a dark horse for a Machado or Donaldson type player? No real long term future at 3B, could move Freeman back to 1B. Have the prospects to make the move.
JP
12:35
what on earth should the braves do? they're not a good team but are .500. they can't be buyers, right? albies shouldn't be dealt at all.
Travis Sawchik
12:35
I can't see the Braves as buyers .... Maybe they could be a darkhorse in 2018-19 free agency, though?
Jaime
12:36
Who ya got: Britton/Jansen or Betances/Miller/Chapman
Travis Sawchik
12:36
I guess I like the 3 over 2
But damn. I wonder if the Yankees will get the band back together again after 2018
A's fan
12:37
How badly did we get fleeced by the Nats? Fine, so we were never going to get Robles. But would demanding Soto, Fedde or Kieboom have been unreasonable?
Travis Sawchik
12:38
I loved that trade for the Nats. (I didn't like last year's Melancon trade). I thought A's could do better and perhaps should have waited
Jordan
12:38
If Treinen breaks out (quickly) in Oakland we have to start questioning the Pitching coaches and or bullpen coaches in WASH right?
Travis Sawchik
12:39
I don't know. Some guys do respond differently to different staffs and environments.
Max
12:39
Will JD and JWil get traded in the next week
Travis Sawchik
12:39
I think both will be moved prior to the deadline. They are the Tigers' most attractive assets
Hot Taek
12:40
have you ever seen a correlation between deep playoff runs and injuries or under-performance the following year?
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