August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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Derek
12:37
What's the point of Franco and Bryant filing a grievance with regards to their playing time? Does the CBA pretty much dictate teams can do what they want with their players? Is it just a way to get the conversation going on changing the rules for the next CBA negotiations?
august fagerstrom
12:37
yeah, that's a principal thing
what the teams do isn't good for the players, and if the players don't do something, nothing will ever change
Doctor Doom
12:37
Do the diamondbacks wind up trading Pollock? Is he worth the huge return he'll get?
august fagerstrom
12:37
he's gonna be a Diamondback
The Joje
12:38
rockies signed Motte and Qualls. Worst to first, am I right?
august fagerstrom
12:38
Rockies gonna Rockie
nate
12:38
would the dbacks have been better getting iwakuma & lackey or spending the same money on grienke?
august fagerstrom
12:38
Greinke
Andrew
12:38
With Simmons now in the AL, do you expect a big year for d'Arnaud?
august fagerstrom
12:38
i didn't realize it at first but about an hour after the trade happened i got so sad when i realized it meant the end of the Simmons-d'Arnaud rivalry :(
Scott
12:38
The Cardinals SBnation website, Viva El Birdos, has a hypothetical trade: Carlos Carrasco for Kolten Wong and pieces (potentially Siegrist and/or Matt Adams). 1) as someone who followed the Indians, your thoughts? 2) does today's trade for Gyorko make that more likely?
august fagerstrom
12:39
no, that's way low
also, why would the Indians want Kolten Wong?
JW
12:40
Which roster do you think has the most depth in the AL right now?
august fagerstrom
12:40
off the top of my head - Red Sox?
Nelson
12:40
What sort of line do you see for Max Kepler this year?
august fagerstrom
12:40
a little better than his projection, probably
Dan
12:41
Gregory Polanco will have a 20/20 season in 2016. T or F?
august fagerstrom
12:41
not out of the realm of possibility, but we need to see more power before we can start thinking about 20 HRs as a legitimate threat
The Joje
12:41
Rockies trade CarGo for pitching prospect(s). Move Blackmon to RF. Sign Austin Jackson to play CF. Sign RHH 1B to platoon with Paulsen. And look to move folks come July. Decent plan to continue slow crawl toward contention (eventually, I hope)?
august fagerstrom
12:41
who's pitching?
Ernie Camacho
12:42
How many Indians games to plan on attending in person next season?
august fagerstrom
12:42
was at all 81 last year. won't at as many as this year but I'm also moving downtown across the street from the stadium. 70+ i'd imagine
12:43
though since I won't be covering the games, I won't be staying for all of them. mostly will be at the stadium for pre-game player access
i guess it was actually just 80 last year, due to the Tigers game that didn't get made up
Derek Carr
12:43
Who's the A's next FA target? Kazmir, Colon, Kim, or Maeda? Apparently, they've still got a chunk of change to spend.
august fagerstrom
12:43
sounds like Kazmir could be in the works
Jim
12:43
Would cole Calhoun get you Salazar or carrasco in a swap
august fagerstrom
12:44
not a 1-for-1 but he could be a center piece. don't see what the Angels incentive is to move a position player when they've only got 4 good ones, though
Guest
12:44
Did the Dodgers already know about the domestic abuse thing with Chapman, then leak the trade to try and affect some other trade - for the Reds to then get angry - so the Dodgers leaked the abuse thing?
august fagerstrom
12:45
more likely that the Reds were just withholding the information and the Dodgers found out while doing background before completing the trade
Currywurst
12:45
Which Fangraphs writer gets the drunkest during the meetings?
august fagerstrom
12:45
everyone but Cameron does their fair share of drinking
Nelson
12:46
Back to same-old same-old for Wainwright this year?
august fagerstrom
12:46
i'd expect something more like his 2012
Jim
12:47
Why is the Dodgers front office always trying to be so analytical instead of just doing the obvious signing that helps them win a championship
august fagerstrom
12:47
"being analytical" helps win championships too...
Raindog
12:47
wRC+ and wOBA don't include situational stuff like GIDP or SF right? So does WAR slightly undervalue fly-ball hitters, because they're more likely to be successful in those situations? I.e., are flyball hitters getting some of their skill treated as clutch?
august fagerstrom
12:47
GIDP were recently added into WAR
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