August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 1/19/16
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august fagerstrom
12:58
if you really want a Bradley Zimmer comp, go with Christian Yelich
Crazy Buck Martinez
12:58
Bottom 3 teams in the AL now?
august fagerstrom
12:58
Twins, Orioles, A's?
Crazy Buck Martinez
12:59
Best Lineup in Baseball?
august fagerstrom
12:59
Blue Jays AL, Cubs NL
Sirras
12:59
Gun to your head, why are people holding guns to your head to ask questions about baseball?
august fagerstrom
12:59
the world is a scary place
Meowmix
12:59
I find Justin Upton to be really boring for some reason - not bad, just boring. Are there any otherwise decent players that for some reason make you say "Meh"?
august fagerstrom
1:00
agree that Upton strikes me as strangely uncompelling, given how good he is.
maybe Evan Longoria?
just a good hitter and good player without any real remarkable qualities that stick out
Sirras
1:00
Mets, Cubs, Indians as the top three rotations in baseball (not necessarily in that order) - you buying? If no, who are you replacing and with whom?
august fagerstrom
1:01
yeah, those 3 comfortably stick out from the rest in my eyes
Josh
1:01
thoughts on a DH in the NL? there was recent noise this weekend about it... as a traditionalist, I would love it... you know cause the DH has been around my entire life and then some... time to get rid of the crazy variation that forces different leagues to alloacte resources differently yet compete against each other
august fagerstrom
1:01
I'm all for it and think it will be a reality before too long
Outta my way, Gyorkass!
1:01
That Trout hypothetical was kind of a long winded way of asking if he had accomplished enough in his career thus far to elicit an HOF induction, while accounting for the 10 year service time requirement.
august fagerstrom
1:02
just shy. but close
which is completely and utterly insane to think about
Guest
1:02
Could you see a scenario where the Mariners move the fences back at Safeco?
august fagerstrom
1:02
not anytime soon, no
Sirras
1:02
Build your ideal pitching arsenal by selecting 3-4 pitches from 3-4 different pitchers
august fagerstrom
1:02
ooh! i love this
can I mix relievers and starters?
1:03
that seems unfair. we'll stick to separate
for relievers, you start with Chapman's fastball, obviously
1:04
then add in Jansen's cutter for same-handed batters....... Familia's changeup for opposite-handed batters and..... Kimbrel's curve as the neutralizer? Betances'? Cody Allen's?
1:05
for starters, the first pitch that I'd need to have is Cole Hamels' changeup
that one strikes me as entirely obvious
1:07
would definitely take Fernandez or Kluber's breaking ball, too. Give me Fernandez. Darvish's slider comes to mind, but I'm not sure its shape is the perfect fit when we've already got the Fernandez breaking ball. Maybe would want something more horizontal, like Liriano's. And then give my Syndergaard's fastball
that was fun
1:08
So, our reliever is Chapman fastball, Jansen cutter, Familia split-change and Kimbrel curve. Our starter is Syndergaard fastball, Fernandez breaking ball, Liriano slider and Hamels change
good pitchers
K-Man
1:08
What's your favorite home run of all time?
august fagerstrom
1:08
Bonds off Percival
K-Man
1:08
Are you going to keep the regular chatting role or is the Fagerstrom-experience axed in favor of the Farnsworth-event?
august fagerstrom
1:08
not sure! think I'll continue to chat, but Farnsworth's gotta get mixed in here somehow
Brent Henry
1:08
You're willing to post a "what would the O's get for A Jones" question but not any of my music recommendations? How dare you.
august fagerstrom
1:09
I'm saving them internally!
they'll be listened to, and they're much appreciated
Greg
1:09
You say the Twins 5th in the Central. They've got a nice looking offense coming together. Sano, Buxton, Plouff, Park, Mauer. Rebound for Dozier?
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