August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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Ernie Camacho
12:49
By WAR, which super rookie from the 2015 class is going to stumble most in 2016.
august fagerstrom
12:49
not sure what the super-rookie threshold is, but Matt Duffy isn't a 5-win player and Odubel Herrera isn't a 4-win player
Bocephus
12:49
Joe Nathan has been spotted at the winter meetings. Why is he there?
august fagerstrom
12:50
well he wants a job I'd imagine
Nelson
12:50
Favorite (existing) Ballpark youve been to?
august fagerstrom
12:50
Fenway, for baseball-y reasons. PNC is the nicest
I've been to something like 25 parks too
AT&T is great too, and Coors might have the best view
Isaac S
12:51
Convince me why I shouldn't be upset that my Metsies are spending wayyyyy too much on an overpriced veteran AKA Zorilla
august fagerstrom
12:52
well the Mets haven't signed him, Zobrist is a good player, and the Mets need more good players if they want to come close to replicating last year's success
Isaac S
12:52
How much more do the Diamondbacks need to do to become the NL West favorites?
august fagerstrom
12:52
I don't think there's anything they can do to be considered the favorites over LAD
they're already in the conversation, though, and that's what matters
Isaac S
12:53
What kind of deal is Cueto looking at right now? 8/225 to the Dodgers? Or less?
august fagerstrom
12:53
way, way less
Isaac S
12:54
What do you think of Jorge Soler going into 2016?
august fagerstrom
12:54
better than last year, but he's still very much a "potential" guy
Isaac S
12:54
Any chance Urias starts off 2016 in a major league rotation?
august fagerstrom
12:54
starts? no
NeftaliAndChill
12:54
GM strategy A: make roster moves to put your team in position to make post-season. GM strategy B: make roster moves to put your team in position to win World Series. Difference between strategy A and B (if any)?
august fagerstrom
12:54
don't think there's a big difference, no
teams do A and they call it B
Isaac S
12:55
Why do people say Wilmer Flores is extremely incapable of handling the SS position? I think he did a great job, and is only getting better.
august fagerstrom
12:55
scouts never thought he could stick
Doctor Doom
12:55
Do you think Trevor Bauer ever figures things out or is he doomed to be a marginal back end starter?
august fagerstrom
12:56
I don't think he ever becomes the future ace people originally thought he'd be, but I think he can be more than a back-end guy
Dan
12:56
Tell us where Yo-Enis is signing!
august fagerstrom
12:56
Angels make sense
Dan
12:56
Which would you prefer: Mike Trout, but he has to catch, and he has to play every game, or Bryce Harper, but you only get to play 8 players?
august fagerstrom
12:57
Trout
I am the Walrus
12:57
With around $130M to spend (300 last yr and at 170 now) I keep thinking Heyward to LAD and trading Puig or keeping them both.
august fagerstrom
12:57
I dont think the Dodgers were comfortable at 300, and want to get that number down, but I do agree that trading Puig for pitching and signing Heyward makes sense for LAD
Guest
12:57
What kinda music are you into?
august fagerstrom
12:58
cliche to say but honestly, everything
listening to Aphex Twin while doing this chat. it was Talking Heads on the flight i
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hip-hop, metal, whatever. if it's creative I'll probably like it
Doctor Doom
12:58
True or False: Ozuna and Fernandez will BOTH be Marlins come opening day
august fagerstrom
12:58
false
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