August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
11:32
hey guys. first time using this software, hoping it goes smoothly. start getting those questions in and i'll be back around noonish to begin
11:38
not sure how embedding will work in here, but today's chat soundtrack for me is Four Tet - Dialogue
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12:00
right on time!
i'm being told I can insert an embedded YouTube video using this here image button...
12:01
well would ya look at that. and then there was music!
The Dude
12:01
Re Hardball Times Annual; while your piece was great, do you think you could do something in the analysis section next year? Putting you in the Division review section is like casting Daniel Day-Lewis to play Robin in a Batman flick.
august fagerstrom
12:02
appreciate this! that's definitely a possibility next year. when I was asked to contribute again this year I was still with MLB. I'd imagine next year I'll have a larger role
and slow your roll on the DDL comp. that dude is the GOAT
Derek Carr
12:02
So, Trumbo's on the block and the Rockies need a 1B. Is there something there? I'd love to see some 600-ft Trumbombs at Coors.
august fagerstrom
12:04
certainly seems so! doesn't sound like he'll be a Mariner, he won't cost much to acquire, and good lord I think we all want to see him in Coors
I'm rooting for it, personally
Chris
12:04
What should Mets goal this offseason be? I think they're underestimating the massive impact Cespedes had on their lineup and replacing his all-world second half is impossible.
august fagerstrom
12:05
in doing some research for an unrelated post, I was calculating the projected WAR of each team's best two players
the worst 1-2 combo is the Padres, with Wil Myers (+2 WAR) and Derek Norris (+2)
second-worst are the Phillies, with Maikel Franco (+2.6) and Odubel Herrera (+1.5)
third-worst?
Mets!
12:06
David Wright (+2.7) and Wilmer Flores (+2.4)
might say more about what the projections think of Curtis Granderson and Travis d'Arnaud, but, boy. they could really use some star power in that lineup
Matt
12:06
Hey August, Will anyone meet the Braves' high requests for Shelby Miller?
august fagerstrom
12:07
will anyone meet the Braves' recently reported requests? no, I don't think so. will anyone offer a good enough package that the Braves trade Shelby Miller this offseason? yeah, I think so
The Dude
12:07
How was your Thanksgiving?
august fagerstrom
12:07
it was splendid! thanks for asking. hoping everyone else spent quality time with their loved ones
The Dude
12:08
Are you a little disappointed about how reasonable a contract Zimmermann signed?
august fagerstrom
12:08
not at all! I quite enjoy seeing these kind of win-win deals where everything goes the way we think it should go
12:09
maybe it's my hot take-averse nature
Kyle
12:09
What "rebuilding" team has had the strongest off season so far in your opinion?
august fagerstrom
12:09
little early to determine that, no?
let's at least wait until after the Winter Meetings
DK
12:09
Joc sure fell off a cliff. Do you see him rebounding next season?
august fagerstrom
12:10
yeah, I mean, he's 23 and he just posted +3 WAR and a 115 wRC+ in his rookie year
he was working through some things in the second half. clearly, the talent is there. he's gonna be a good player
Ben Gilbert
12:10
Can you rank Matz, J. Ross and Nola for next year?
august fagerstrom
12:10
flip Nola and Ross
The Dude
12:11
What animal will finally break the species line in MLB?
august fagerstrom
12:11
octopus
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