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Zac
12:58
Would you trade Robles and Otani for Bryant in a dynasty?  I'm in win-now mode.  Thanks.
Travis Sawchik
12:58
Otani is in fantasy leagues?
What does his player page look like?
first time long time
12:58
What's your expectations of Michael Conforto in next few years?  Who's a good comp for him?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
He's a star. I'd have to think about a comp.
mmddyyyy
12:59
Are there any teams that would rather make the playoffs by wildcard than division?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
Can't imagine why you'd want to subject yourself to a 50-50 toss-up game
JudgeMe
1:00
Did you catch Olney's article on bad contracts Yanks could flip Elsbury for? Cueto/Samardzia or even Verlander are pretty intriguing. Think something like that is realistic option?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
Interesting. A creative solution could be your problem for mine if it can address a need. Verlander makes some sense
Adge
1:01
Bautista and the indians work?
Travis Sawchik
1:02
A lefty bat to platoon with Guyer might make more sense (Chisenhall is still weeks away from a return)
Papa Juan
1:03
Pinapple on pizza: Yes or no?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
Absolutely not
1:04
Savory and sweet sold separately, please
Erik
1:04
Ignoring the fact that ownership/fans would never let this happen, if you took a currently competitive team with lots of young, controllable talent (say the Cubs or Astros) and blew it up for prospects, would the team that those prospects end up becoming be better or worse than the current team? Given that buyers usually have to give up lots of future wins for each present win, could a team with the most current wins blow it up and create the best team of all time?
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Kind of hope Luhnow doubles-down on Disastrous plan and does this in about 15 years
1:05
There is some logic there, but eventually you have to try and win. If you could stagger a wave of upper-level and lower-level prospects it would contain even a little more logic
Anthony Rendon
1:05
Am I the most underrated player in baseball? Do you agree with Dusty's opinion to hit me 6th to protect Murphy and in a position to drive in runs? Even with Rayburn/Difo/Drew hitting 2nd?
Travis Sawchik
1:05
I'm not sure Dusty and I would agree on much including that. Rendon is underrated, yes. Great player having a fantastic year
Jays Fan
1:06
If the Jays are serious about competing in 18 is Kendrys Morales a buyout candidate? Antiquated ballplayer that prevents team from giving older guys (Tulo/Martin/JD) a DH day, horrendous baserunner,  and mediocre ( at best) stick from the DH slot. Possible Cuban Billy Butler
Travis Sawchik
1:06
Cuban Country Breakfast, Kendrys Morales
Jays Fan
1:07
It's just the same breakfast with mild salsa
Travis Sawchik
1:07
Plantains?
Trout
1:08
Do I stay with the Angels my entire career?
Travis Sawchik
1:08
A chance, but unlikely. Plus you are probably going to want to try and win and some point
Bingo
1:08
Who's up for a breakout year in 2018?
Travis Sawchik
1:09
I haven't thought much beyond this week yet
Moncada? Devers?
Jose
1:10
What is going on with the Indians and do the Royals/Twins realistically have any chance of overtaking the ALC? That Cleveland roster is loaded with talent even with Chisenhall/Kipnis out.
Travis Sawchik
1:10
Cleveland will pull away eventually, I suspect. Twins have well outplayed their true talent level. Royals' forecast is pretty meh
Thor's MRI
1:11
Why hasn't BABIP gone down with the increase in shifting?
Travis Sawchik
1:11
It's a weird thing. Lot of good research out there on this subject. I feel like hitters are making better quality of contact and have counter-punched to a degree
John
1:12
Are pitchers forbidden to wear gloves while pitching? What about tape around fingers? It would help with the blisters...
Travis Sawchik
1:12
Not permitted, I believe
1:13
NFL QBs can where gloves, though
Big Joe Mufferaw
1:13
What would the yankees have to give up to get Stanton if they ate his whole salary?
Travis Sawchik
1:13
How many 500-foot HRs do you need? I suspect the Yankees have their eyes on bigger prizes in the not too distant future
Quiz Time
1:14
Who has started a game for the Dodgers this year and not been on the DL?
Travis Sawchik
1:14
Is there an answer?
Big Joe Mufferaw
1:14
Is there a study or proof that trading for a rental player makes a team more likely to retain them in FA as well?
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