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Travis Sawchik
12:40
This has been studied ... The thing is is that great seasons are often some level of outlier so they are tough to repeat
Kyle
12:40
Miggy has his highest LD percentage and Hard Hit percentage of his career and the average and counting power numbers are down. What gives?
Travis Sawchik
12:41
He had some terrible fortune early on on batted balls. he can still hit
Matt
12:42
What would a Cubs package for Sonny Gray look like? Probably not Happ, right?
Travis Sawchik
12:42
I'd want Happ if I'm the A's ... but there's a way to a non-Happ-led package
Nate
12:42
What are your thoughts on in-division trades? There's speculation the Royals are interested in J.D., which would be odd since there's no chance they re-sign him while giving away top prospects.
Travis Sawchik
12:43
I'm fine with them so long as the teams are on different ends of the competitiveness spectrum
Chaps
12:43
re Expansion article: isn't air pollution a significant problem for Mexico City? Would it be significant enough to deter an expansion?
Travis Sawchik
12:43
I have not considered that .... And I can't answer it but it is an interesting consideration
Sean
12:44
Comparing Schwarber's 2015 and his 2017 and he appears to be just missing some BABIP, plain and simple. Thoughts?
Travis Sawchik
12:45
I do think Schwarber will be fine eventually. I mean this is a young player who missed a full developmental year ... and he's not going to BABIP .203 ever again
Oddball Herrera
12:45
Why is New Orleans seldom mentioned as an expansion option?
Travis Sawchik
12:45
I know ballwriters would be all for it ... but I have never heard it mentioned
Pie
12:46
Money heals all wounds, but it seems unlikely that Betances would return to the Yankees, right?
Travis Sawchik
12:46
Money heals all wounds
Dave
12:46
I have no idea if the Cubs could actually get Fulmer for Schwarber straight-up, but isn't it time for Chicago to stop pretending that he isn't a natural-born DH and trade him to an AL-team for, at the very least, a #2 or #3 starter?
Travis Sawchik
12:47
If you can get a controllable No. 2/3 starter for Schwarber I think the Cubs would be all over that
Nick
12:48
Can you explain why Kyle Schwarber strikes out so much? His contact rate (76%) and swinging strike rate (10.4%) are right around average.
Travis Sawchik
12:48
He's in a lot of deep counts
Not a GoT reference
12:48
Teams like St Louis have rivals to the North, South, East, and West.
Travis Sawchik
12:49
Re:  realignment? If MLB were to pull off a radical realignment it would make sense to have StL paired with some more southern-based teams but I think the StL-Cubs rivalry would be protected
(and western-based)
Hunky Dory
12:49
The top 5 SP in 2018 FA, preseason, were Darvish, Arrieta, Cueto, Tanaka, Pineda.  I would just like to say, lol.
Travis Sawchik
12:50
Yikes
Xolo
12:50
Speaking of expansion to Mexico City, wouldn't distance be an issue? It's three hours to Houston and that'd be their closest neighbor.
Travis Sawchik
12:50
It would be. I wonder if some scheduling creativity ... longer road trips and home stands to reduce overall flight miles ... could help
RK
12:51
For the past 2.5 months (since his monster game) Rendon has hit .352/.477/.723.  Where does he rank for MLB 3b in your mind?  Argument to be made it's between him and Bryant for #1 isn't there?
Travis Sawchik
12:52
It seems like he is under-appreciated ... but let's also not forget about the year Jose Ramirez is having
Gary
12:52
Is Cutch really too expensive to be a Pirate forever?
Travis Sawchik
12:53
I doubt the Pirate would pay for his mid 30s ... and you wonder how interested Cutch would have in sticking around
Kyle
12:53
Mexico City Expansion. With the 7000+ ft elevation how big would that field have to be to keep it from being a homer dome?
Travis Sawchik
12:53
I kind of want to see an Uber Coors environment
Mean Tweeter
12:54
So Anthony Rendon...NL MVP??
Travis Sawchik
12:54
He deserves to be in the mix
JTT
12:55
Schwarber is older, worse,  and has less control than Fulmer. This trade rumor has literally never made sense
Travis Sawchik
12:56
Valid points ... though I do think Schwarber is really going to hit and all pitchers are health risks
Taylor
12:57
What are the chances Tanaka opts out of his deal? He's been pitching better lately, definitely enough to make more than 3 years $67 M he has left?
Travis Sawchik
12:57
60/40 ... He can do better on the  AAV, though I wonder on the years he'll get
Nolan Arenado
12:58
Subject Re: Argument for top 3B
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