August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 10/4/16
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august fagerstrom
12:26
I'd say met, though the hype was so high that some probably think he fell short with a 122 wRC+
jon
12:26
80 grade tools: John Lackey jawing at umpires in the first 3 innings to get calls in the last 6
august fagerstrom
12:26
Ha, this one is great. Am now paying attention to this moving forward
JT
12:26
My favorite FG chat was when carson was forced to do one for the playoffs last year and he just left during the middle of it
august fagerstrom
12:27
Second-half of the chat was probably Carson's favorite, too
He probably fell asleep
Dock Ellis
12:28
Thoughts on Ryan Howard's legacy? As a Phils fan, sure the last years were awful, but when he was in his prime, he was the preeminent power hitter in baseball. Not a HOFer, but I'd say he was in the Hall of Very Good and deservedly should be remembered as that.
august fagerstrom
12:28
I don't think he's anywhere near the Hall of Very Good
12:29
Hall of Very Good, to me, is career 40-50 WAR types who also had 25+ WAR five-year or so peaks. Classic example of a guy like this is Dan Haren or what I suspect someone like Ian Kinsler might wind up being
Howard's entire career was worth 20 WAR
He was a great power hitter for a few years
Dock Ellis
12:29
Did you watch/listen to Vin Scully's last game? Is there anyone who didn't cry?
august fagerstrom
12:30
I misted up
Zonk
12:30
Do you think MLB sees the HR spike as a problem? Or, do you think they see it as a plus, because hey, who doesn't love dingers?
august fagerstrom
12:30
i bet they love it
Erik
12:30
Jimmy Rollins was famous among Phillies fans as popping up way way way too much. Probably explains the low BABIP.
august fagerstrom
12:30
ta-da
Zonk
12:30
Keith Law admits he was wrong on Kyle Hendricks. Were you?
august fagerstrom
12:30
I'm not sure I ever really put a strong enough take forward to be proven wrong
I'm certainly surprised, as are the rest of us
12:31
I'm also still not at all convinced that he's actually a No. 1 or even all that convinced that he's a No. 2 and that he's not just a solid pitcher throwing in front of one of the best defenses / run prevention units in major league history
CamdenWarehouse
12:31
Who's chatting for the wild cards?
august fagerstrom
12:31
Sullivan and someone else tonight, myself and Cameron tomorrow
Jaime
12:32
Is Clayton Kershaw a better pitcher than Trout is a position player?
august fagerstrom
12:32
He's close, but no
botchatheny
12:32
i remember last years playoffs and carson was upset i was calling him a "mod" of the room. he strikes me as emulating jason schwartzman
august fagerstrom
12:32
I fully encourage everyone to continue telling Carson chat stories
Jedidiah
12:32
I want to believe that Andrew Triggs can be a good starter going forward. Are you with me?
august fagerstrom
12:32
sure! and I know Jeff certainly is
The Lure of the Animal
12:33
Is Lester's league-leading LOB% despite his inability to control the running game further evidence of the Cubs BABIP magic? Or something else entirely?
august fagerstrom
12:33
the latter mixed with some noise
J
12:34
Britton the best RP in baseball? Or does Miller or someone else with more Ks get that title?
august fagerstrom
12:34
Miller is the best RP in baseball, Britton had the best season, is the way I choose to look at it
senpaisanto
12:34
august fagerstrom
12:34
leave
jon
12:35
Kris Bryant is half way to a top 100 5 year peak in slightly less than 2 years
august fagerstrom
12:35
Yeah, he'll probably be on that table in Year 4, the way Donaldson (basically) is now
Billy Beane
12:35
My seat isn't warm. I'm a part owner who just got promoted and extended last year after the JD trade. My moves since then have been good, especially my trade deadline deals. Don't worry about me.
august fagerstrom
12:35
I don't think it's warm, either, but I'm also having a hard time looking past Donaldson, Russell, Butler, etc
Tim
12:37
Regardless of who you think *should* win, who do you think *will* win AL Rookie of the Year?
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