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2:49
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Hey everyone. The blockbuster trades just keep coming. We've got lots to discuss this week with Dickey going to Toronto and lots of free agent signings. Send over your questions and I'll get to as many as possible by 4pm ET/3pm CT.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 2:49 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:01
[Comment From Astros!!!!Astros!!!!: ] 
Bud Norris for Kendrys Morales??
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:01 Astros!!!!
3:01
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I don't see Houston trading Norris for someone who's just one year away from free agency.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:01 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:01
[Comment From JimboJimbo: ] 
Will someone give Edwin Jackson 4 years?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:01 Jimbo
3:02
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I expect so. Danny Knobler reported today that the Rangers are thinking short-term with Jackson, though. Perhaps the Cubs or Padres would go to four years.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:02 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:02
[Comment From PotrzebaPotrzeba: ] 
Do you see the rangers being interested in ellsbury?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:02 Potrzeba
3:03
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Ellsbury is a potential fit for them and they've had interest in the past, so yes. But he doesn't appear to be a priority for the Rangers and it sounds as though the Red Sox want to keep him.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:03 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:03
[Comment From rayray: ] 
Do you see Bourn signing with Texas OR possibly signing a 1 yr deal with someone
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:03 ray
3:04
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I see Texas as a fit for Bourn. If I'm Boras I work to make sure the Rangers are involved and hope they like what they see. I don't expect Bourn to take a one-year deal.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:04 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:04
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
who won the jays mets trade?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:04 Steve
3:04
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Both teams. It's a great deal for the Mets, and there's no denying that the Blue Jays look like a playoff team now.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:04 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:04
[Comment From white sox guywhite sox guy: ] 
Any info on the Gavin Floyd trade front?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:04 white sox guy
3:05
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
No, it's been quiet on that front this month. I wonder if the Rockies might give Chicago a call.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:05 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:05
[Comment From CMacCMac: ] 
What's a realistic cost to acquire Giancarlo Stanton?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:05 CMac
3:05
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Ask me a year from now when the Marlins seriously consider trading him. They'll presumably be able to get whatever they want for him -- cost controlled young MLB players, elite young prospects, arms, bats.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:05 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:06
[Comment From JaysFanJaysFan: ] 
Do you see Swisher signing with the tribe?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:06 JaysFan
3:06
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
If I had to guess right now I would say yes.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:06 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:06
[Comment From DarrellDarrell: ] 
Any chance Tampa has enough money in the cofers to sign Price to an extension since they shed a little payroll?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:06 Darrell
3:06
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I highly doubt that. When Price signs a massive multiyear deal I don't expect it'll be with the Rays.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:06 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:06
[Comment From libbycookielibbycookie: ] 
Cards are SP rich, yet looking at bud norris....does this mean a trade is looming? A cabrera?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:06 libbycookie
3:07
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Could just be a question of due diligence. I didn't read much into that personally.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:07 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:07
[Comment From TuloTulo: ] 
Do you see me getting traded next offseason? Cards seem like a good fit. What would it take? Lynn, Kelly, and Jenkins?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:07 Tulo
3:08
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Tulo obviously won't be traded this winter. Next winter I won't be surprised if the Rockies consider dealing him. As for a potential return it'll depend on Tulo's health and what kind of year he has.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:08 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:08
[Comment From Jon EJon E: ] 
Rick Porcello for Joel Hanrahan would be too light a return for Detroit. Yes/no?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:08 Jon E
3:09
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I think it's a deal that could work for both teams. With high projected arb salaries, neither Porcello nor Hanrahan has particularly high trade value in my view.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:09 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:10
[Comment From GarryGarry: ] 
Do you believe Hiroyuki Nakajima is the answer at SS for the A's?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:10 Garry
3:10
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Hard to say, as I haven't seen him play. But his numbers suggest he'll hit here. Defensively he might not be great, but he'll get the chance to prove he can start at the MLB level.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:10 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:10
[Comment From Drew48Drew48: ] 
Do you see Rangers really Singing Cody Ross?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:10 Drew48
3:11
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
If they're bringing him in to Arlington and dining with him they must have significant interest in him. I wonder if this means they view him as a center fielder.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:11 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:11
[Comment From JaysFanJaysFan: ] 
Is Dickey the opening day starter or do you slot him between Morrow and Johnson?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:11 JaysFan
3:11
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Dude won the Cy Young. He'll start Opening Day.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:11 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:11
[Comment From raymondraymond: ] 
What do u think is the best person for the rangers to sign
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:11 raymond
3:11
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I do think Bourn would be a fit in Texas.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:11 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:12
[Comment From jermyjermy: ] 
which player is more likely to get traded from the tigers, drew smiley or rick porcello?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:12 jermy
3:12
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
My guess would be Porcello.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:12 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:13
[Comment From AlexAlex: ] 
Are the Red Sox done? If not, what do they add?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:13 Alex
3:13
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
I think it'd make sense for the Red Sox to add another starting pitcher. And you can never have too many relief arms.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:13 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:13
[Comment From AndyAndy: ] 
The Rangers rumors are swirling again. Will they actually make any moves, or will all of them fall apart like the last few?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:13 Andy
3:14
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
They will make moves, I expect. They're running out of options to an extent, but I think we'll see Daniels & Co. add an arm and a bat.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:14 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:14
[Comment From craigcraig: ] 
will my orioles make some kind of move
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:14 craig
3:14
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
It's been a quiet offseason for Baltimore, hasn't it? I think the Orioles will and should add a bat before the offseason's up. And I think they should add pitching reinforcements as well.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:14 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Why do rumors persist about the Angels needing an innings eater. That would bump Garrett Richards from rotation, and he deserves a shot. I suggest trading Morales for AA & AAA starting pitching. What do you think? Oh, Merry Christmas!
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:15 Guest
3:16
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Richards will get a shot at some point. Few teams get through the year without relying on their number six and seven starters for stretches. So I believe that the Angels need another starter. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you as well!
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:16 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:16
[Comment From Jason YJason Y: ] 
The Dodgers just made a trade to create an open spot on their 40 man roster, do you think there will be a corresponding move? Or that something is already planned?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:16 Jason Y
3:17
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
No indication that anything is imminent. Perhaps they realize they'll need the spot at some point and decided to strike now.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:17 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:17
[Comment From MikeMike: ] 
Does Vegas have it right? Are the Jays the favorites to win the WS?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:17 Mike
3:18
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
The Blue Jays look really good. But World Series odds in December are at best a conversation starter/distraction. At worst they're essentially useless. This isn't the NBA where you can project how good a team will look in six or ten months.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:18 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:18
[Comment From MattMatt: ] 
Have you seen a player get DFA'ed more than Mickey Storey in one offseaon?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:18 Matt
3:19
Ben Nicholson-Smith: 
Eli Whiteside and Sandy Rosario have also bounced around a lot. Teams like these guys and want them in their organizations, but are hesitant to commit 40-man spots to them.
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:19 Ben Nicholson-Smith
3:19
[Comment From Ben CheringtonBen Cherington: ] 
Would signing Liriano to a multi year contract fit within this new system?
Wednesday December 19, 2012 3:19 Ben Cherington
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