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Travis Sawchik
12:43
Ha. Lamb would be nice for BoSox. But Devers is more talented than those guys.
Raindog
12:43
Given the peanuts price for JD Martinez, and the seemingly peanuts price of the Frazier component of the Kanhle trade, is it surprising the Red Sox didn't pick up a veteran 3B for cheap?
Travis Sawchik
12:43
It is kind of surprising .... There is some value to be had right now in buying bats
Mark Shapiro
12:43
Am I kidding myself thinking mild tweaking, and maybe 35M to spend this offseason make the Jays a contender?
Travis Sawchik
12:44
It's possible, but that odds are against and the longer you wait on a tear down the less return possible
B
12:45
I know this is crazy due to the money owed, but why don't the Yanks just outright Ellsbury like the Sox did Sandoval? Sometimes just getting rid of a guy you're going to have to pay to trade anyway makes some sense. Let the youngsters play.
Travis Sawchik
12:45
It could be an option down the road
Austin Barnes
12:45
Am I the best 2nd baseman on my team?
Travis Sawchik
12:45
Hmmmmmm
12:46
Barnes is a fascinating guy. And his .295/.403./.541 slash line deserves more PT
Clint Frazier
12:46
Am I going to be sent down when hicks comes back?
Travis Sawchik
12:46
No one seems to want to this to happen
mmddyyyy
12:47
Could the A's trade gray and Barreto to the Giants for san jose stadium rights?
Travis Sawchik
12:47
I'd rather have club control over San Jose forever
But add in Manaea and I'd think about it
Moltar
12:47
Are the Mets closer to a World Series title or a full rebuild? And if it's the latter, should they jump start that now?
Travis Sawchik
12:48
Mets could be a bounce-back team in 2018 with some retooling. I wouldn
't break it up
Chuck N Chino
12:48
Are the Brewers buy or hold at the deadline?  They have some nice pieces they could move.
Travis Sawchik
12:48
Hold or light buy
Jan
12:49
Is the series win probability difference between Kersh-Wood-Hill-Maeda/McCarthy and Kersh-Wood-Darvish-Hill really signficant enough to warrant giving up anything of real value?
Travis Sawchik
12:49
If you assume full health, no. But that can be a dangerous assumption
Cole
12:49
Who can the Bluejays send away in a tear down? Tulo? Martin?

Sanchez and Stroman would be pieces to build around, no?
Travis Sawchik
12:49
Smoak? Donaldson?
Josh Donaldson
12:50
Who should be pushing for me right now? Cards, Sox?
Travis Sawchik
12:51
Problem for an intradivision trade is Devers is the Sox' only top 50 prospect
Clint Frazier
12:51
Doesn't my 1.6% BB rate mean I need a tad more seasoning?
Travis Sawchik
12:51
Yeah, but we also want to be entertained
Erik
12:52
Do teams think about past success when making trade deadline decisions? Are the Royals more likely to sell since they won a title recently? Will the Cubs push any less hard for short term upgrades since they won last year?
Travis Sawchik
12:52
Recent winning should reduce pressure on decision makers, so, yeah, it probably plays some role
Mt Lebo Blue Devil
12:53
With the disappearance of Kang and revival of Cutch, is it possible the new thinking at PNC is that the team's window is 2017-2019, since Cole will be there and Cutch might be at a point where accepting a 2018-2019 QO is an easy choice?
Travis Sawchik
12:53
The cutch revival, and the Cubs' 'meh', makes 2018 a little more interesting
Tyler
12:54
Which team makes the playoffs first: Reds, Phillies, or Padres?
Travis Sawchik
12:55
Hmmm. I wrote that the Phillies were the best bad team in baseball earlier this year and maybe Nola will become an ace and Stanton/Yelich will be there and it's a larger market ....so .... Phillies. Then Padres. Then Reds.
All in by 2060
Bruce
12:55
Should the yankees stand pat on alonso with how well headley is hitting recently?
Travis Sawchik
12:55
Nah. I like Alonso there and he won't be terribly expensive
Mistah Bean
12:55
What is going on with Donaldson? Is he still injured or are there indications of a decline?
Travis Sawchik
12:56
Donaldson does not think the ball is juiced
Strange year. Ks are way up. Some concern but not yet panic, for me
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