August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 10/18/16
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august fagerstrom
12:54
Seems like a step in the right direction
Marty
12:54
Does Duda have positive trade value at ~7million?
august fagerstrom
12:54
yes, easily
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:55
Would you rather have a Kiermaier or a Nelson Cruz? (Regardless of Age or Money).
august fagerstrom
12:55
Kiermaier
Ed
12:56
Could Salazar or Carrasco be available in the World Series if the NLCS goes seven games?
august fagerstrom
12:56
Salazar still sounds like a possibility out of the bullpen. Carrasco is done
Q-Ball
12:56
Should MLB contracts include a "no screwing around with drones" clause?
august fagerstrom
12:56
A "no hobbies outside of baseball" clause? No
t
12:57
HOLY NUTS. “I even had a soldering iron in my hotel room,” Bauer said. “Instead of going to the ER, I probably should’ve sealed it closed myself.” Bauer is pretty hardcore, gotta give him that. I wonder, if it doesn't heal up quickly enough, if he goes for it.
august fagerstrom
12:57
Knowing Bauer, I'd wager he was totally serious in saying he regrets not sealing it himself too
MATT
12:58
Is Javier Baez the most talked about/overrated career .289 OBP player of all time?
august fagerstrom
12:58
His value goes far beyond his OBP
Also he's no longer a .289 OBP guy
12:59
But yeah, the hype's probably a *bit* overblown. He's not a regular season MVP candidate or anything
But a big part of the reason he's commanded so much attention lately isn't just how well he's been playing, but how *exciting* he is
He's so unique and plays with such a fantastic energy
Ryan Beano
1:00
Baez's defense has been electric this postseason but he's the second best glove in that middle infield, right?
august fagerstrom
1:00
I'm not so sure
Sonny
1:00
I got $5 on a KB500 off Hill
Cubbies
1:00
In answer to the question who plays CF in Chicago next year.....if the Cubs don't resign Folwer I look for Almora to at least platoon with Heyward in CF next year. Schwarber in LF. Zobrist plays all over, Baez mostly at 2B and Soler traded. Too bad Soler's trade value is so low vs last year at this time.
august fagerstrom
1:00
A possibility
With their flexibility, depth, and ability to spend, the Cubs have an almost infinite number of options, though
1:01
Be very difficult to predict with any level of accuracy, even relative to normal, inaccurate predictions, what they're going to do
BlueBird
1:02
Why is Joey bats leading off today? I get trying to shake up the lineup but he's struggling.
august fagerstrom
1:02
Because he is still one of their three best hitters
People tend to get way too wrapped up in recency bias in the postseason, it seems
1:03
If Rizzo or Russell had a bad five-game stretch during the regular season, people wouldn't suddenly be calling for the Cubs' lineup to shift, or questioning the Blue Jays doing the smart thing by leading off one of their best OBP hitters because he'd gone 1-for-his-last-9
Maverik312
1:03
Re: "No hobbies outside of baseball" clause

I recall that Joel Zumaya had a contract clause prohibiting him from playing Guitar Hero because he sprained his wrist playing it.
august fagerstrom
1:04
amazing
well there you have it
thanks for chatting everyone. enjoy baseball. talk to you all a week from an hour ago
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