August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 1/5/16
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Mike
1:03
If the Cubs trade Soler, who do you see them signing to play center? Fowler? Span? Jackson? Other?
august fagerstrom
1:03
yeah you probably just ranked them in order of likelihood
Steve-O
1:04
Do the Cubs "need" a true CFer or can they get by with limited range ?
august fagerstrom
1:04
one thing worth considering is the tweet Ben Lindbergh sent out the day of Heyward's signing that Wrigley has the second-smallest (i believe) center field in baseball by square footage
don't know how much that actually matters, but
Shaunhan
1:04
What stadium should the Free Agent team play in?
august fagerstrom
1:05
Polo Grounds
oblig
1:05
FWIW - Jimmy Haslam said in a relase that "DePodesta will be responsible for assessing and implementing best practices and strategies" so the team could make "optimal decisions."
august fagerstrom
1:05
"HELP US NOT FUCK UP ANYMORE PLZ"
anon
1:05
How do you feel about certain players being rushed up the minors and allowed to develop in majors
august fagerstrom
1:05
depends on the player honestly
in situations like this I think a lot of it boils down to makeup and we have no idea about makeup for the most part
anon
1:05
I forget what the research says, but is there anything to the idea that teams that coast into playoffs do worse than the ones who have to fight to get in?
august fagerstrom
1:06
pretty sureno
FTF
1:06
I know you like Aphex, Ambient and Electronic Music, I recommand you that mix : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiAkdoETqNA
august fagerstrom
1:06
Aphex Twin is one of my all-time favorites. will check it out, thanks
oblig
1:06
have you traveled in finland?
august fagerstrom
1:06
I have not been overseas. Would love to visit the homeland one day, even though David Laurila told me I wasn't a true Fin at the winter meetings this year
oblig
1:06
do you like runts?!
august fagerstrom
1:07
i *love* runts
groucho
1:07
Who's on your HOF ballot??
august fagerstrom
1:07
won't have one for another 10 years but it would be:
Bagwell Bonds Clemens Edmonds Griffey Martinez Mussina Piazza Raines Schilling
Jon
1:07
Do you think the Rockies destroy John Gray just like all of their other pitching prospects or am I right in thinking that he will be different?
august fagerstrom
1:07
no he'll probably get destroyed
Bork
1:07
Conspiracy theory time: Napoli has an involvement with the police of some kind that hasn't been made public. Indians are trying to decide what to do and hoping it doesn't get exposed like the Chapman story.
august fagerstrom
1:08
it's gonna be announced later today from what I understand
PS
1:08
What do you think is Luis Severino's Peak? Could he put up a 5WAR season?
august fagerstrom
1:08
yeah I don't see why not
1:09
with the way pitching is going today, when you see a guy come up at 21 with prospect status and the kind of stuff he's got and pitch well right out of the gate, there's no ceiling on how good they can get
Chris
1:09
Would Jerry Dipoto do Paxton for Ozuna if Miami offered it up? Or do you think he prefers the rotation upside/depth?
august fagerstrom
1:09
seems like a fair trade in terms of value
no idea where his preferences currently lie though
Torcosign
1:10
Are there any teams currently using their minor league affiliates to test any forward thinking game strategies? (Interesting shifts, bullpen usage, 6 man rotations) I would think this would be a great place to workshop new ideas but might also impede development.
august fagerstrom
1:10
yeah
I know the Indians do some out-of-the-box stuff in their lower minors
I'm sure they're not the only ones or even the most progressive
Shower Thoughts
1:10
What is more likely? Orioles resign Chris Davis or the bargain hunting continues (i.e. Dom Brown, Mike Minor)?
august fagerstrom
1:10
I guess Davis
though that wouldn't stop them from signing guys to minor league deals
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