August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 1/26/16
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august fagerstrom
1:07
though the Jays rotation still seems pretty thin
David
1:07
Kipnis to the Dodgers for Pederson? With JRam it definitely makes sense for the Indians and I think it could make sense for the Dodgers, no?
august fagerstrom
1:07
Dodgers are fine at 2B with Hernandez/Utley platoon and neither team wants to trade those guys
FTF
1:07
Do you (secretely) hate a team ? You don't have to name one, I was just wondering...
august fagerstrom
1:07
nope
DXpwns
1:08
What do you expect of Marco Estrada in 2016?
august fagerstrom
1:09
Worse than last year's 3.13 ERA, but better than his career 3.95 ERA
FTF
1:09
Has baseball writing hurt your Indians' Fandom ?
august fagerstrom
1:10
yep, I don't really consider myself a fan anymore. I certainly pay more attention to the Indians than the rest of the teams, and will always have a soft spot for them due to my childhood and my father, but I dont really consider myself a fan of any team in pro sports outside of the Cavs anymore
1:11
I guess the best way to put it is I'll probably always have an allegiance towards Cleveland, but I haven't actively "rooted" for the Indians in several seasons. I just root for good baseball and good stories and interesting analysis
Stan
1:11
Do we see another big trade before spring training starts?
august fagerstrom
1:11
probably see the Rockies do something, and still think the Cubs do something, and maybe the Brewers move Lucroy. Dont think you'll get any blockbusters though
Unless you think Lucroy is a blockbuster
1:12
Could see the Angels making a deal if they can't sign a LF, too
TRIBE !
1:12
Who's your favorite comedian ?
august fagerstrom
1:12
might be cliche but Louis CK
he's the only standup that I can watch the same special multiple times and laugh just as hard every time
Urban
1:13
Rob Refsnyder's. Not a prospect?
august fagerstrom
1:13
not as an everyday player until he can field a position
Biscuit
1:13
Think Matz and Nola can each make it to 180 innings this year?
august fagerstrom
1:13
Nola's more likely than Matz
1:14
Nola threw 180+ last year, and the Mets don't need Matz to eat innings
Phil
1:14
Ignoring the projections and just using gut or fan instinct only... does it feel like Kershaw might be building up to a Pedro '99/00 caliber season? Obviously the variance and chance on historically great seasons are un-projectable and just goofy talk, but just in looking at his career arc and the gluttony of scrubs in the NL, I just get a feeling and I am excited to see it.
august fagerstrom
1:14
We may never see a 99/00 Pedro again, so no
but Kershaw's as close as we've had since
Biscuit
1:15
Can Kiermaier get to 15 HR's consistently?
august fagerstrom
1:15
have a hard time seeing it with struggles vs LHP
and to be honest, I think even the 10 HR he's hit the last two years is a bit surprising, based on scouting reports. his "power" should probably be expected to come more from turning singles into doubles and doubles into triples with good speed and aggressive baserunning
Bork
1:16
Could the Angels use of Trout (or mis-use) be the biggest blunder of modern MLB?
august fagerstrom
1:16
It's definitely upsetting. And it's not like they didn't *try*, their attempts just backfired and now they're hamstrung/gun shy
Biscuit
1:16
Does Brandon Nimmo contribute to the Mets this year, or did Cespedes just put an end to that idea?
august fagerstrom
1:17
They've got solid depth in Lagares/De Aza, too, but in case of emergency or #PanicCity, he's probably next one up
George
1:17
Any young pitcher (24 or under) in major or minor leagues that you'd take over SYndergaard?
august fagerstrom
1:18
Answered this earlier: Fernandez
Kyle Schwarber
1:18
if you had to choose for the upcoming season..Me or my boy Kris Bryant?
august fagerstrom
1:18
Bryant by a mile
Lucas
1:18
How many WS championships won by the Mets and Cubs (combined) over the next 5 years
august fagerstrom
1:18
I'd set the over/under at 0.5 because winning the World Series is really hard
Lee
1:19
Better 2016 - Rodon or Severino?
august fagerstrom
1:19
2016 I might take Severino, but I like Rodon long-term
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