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august fagerstrom
12:15
but he looked good last year!
love the combo of the discipline with the power, which is probably the basis of your Beltre comp
Keeper League question
12:15
how would u rank Blake Swihart / Greg Bird / Matt Duffy for career value? Thanks!
august fagerstrom
12:15
opposite order
Chuncey Wiggins
12:16
Odell Beckham claims he was intimidated by Panther's players wielding baseball bats during warmup. What sporting equipment would be best to intimidate an extremely talented baseball player during batting practice?
august fagerstrom
12:16
bow and arrow?
archery is a sport
or I guess just a gun would work too, if you want to go the competitive shooting route
Zonk
12:16
Leake for 5/80 strikes me as an overpay; am I right? He can probably maintain a 1-2 WAR pace, but Leake is really an innings eater, and that's an expensive way to get some innings eaten.
august fagerstrom
12:17
lotta money in baseball these days
Jon Becker
12:17
To which team does Chris Davis go (Baltimore would be boring, please don't say Baltimore but if it's Baltimore say Baltimore)?
august fagerstrom
12:17
I guess Baltimore.
really didn't think so at the start of the offseason but there just... isn't a market developing for him, it seems
andrew
12:18
Would any free agents that were playing in the NPB last year be good players here?
august fagerstrom
12:18
people seem to like the idea of a Marcus Thames comeback
he was NPB, right?
Ryan
12:18
Is there something different about recovery from a second TJS as opposed to the first?
august fagerstrom
12:19
no idea, personally, but I sure would imagine so, given the difference in success rates on return
Jim
12:19
De Aza really gunna be Lagaras platoon mate? Only played 8 innings in center last year.
august fagerstrom
12:19
right, this is why this is a confusing fit
brew drown
12:19
the outfield defense of schwarber, heyward, and soler makes me itchy....should it not? if alfonso soriano can become a better outfielder at age 34, surely jorge soler can too, right?
august fagerstrom
12:19
perhaps
I don't think he's ever gonna be a plus RF, but he could maybe improve from "not horrendous"
I think Heyward will be plus in center
Cubs fans just better hope the Cubs pitchers give up a lot of fly balls to center field
Q-Ball
12:20
I haven't seen new Star Wars and don't want any other spoilers, but just have to know if Jar Jar dies or not. If YES, that would really enhance my enjoyment of the film. Thanks!
august fagerstrom
12:20
he could be dead. you wouldn't know from watching the movie, though, which is the nice thing
Q-Ball
12:21
Where were the Indians on Frazier? They could have easily topped the White Sox package. And they could really use Frazier's bat. Or do they like Urshela that much? Can you shed some light on this?
august fagerstrom
12:21
from what I understand, the White Sox were asking a massive return (one of Zimmer/Frazier + Jose Ramirez + another mid prospect) and so the Indians understandably didn't go there
but then you saw what the Reds actually got
so
12:22
who knows! I still don't understand why the Dodgers were even involved. White Sox prospects should have been more than enough, imo
Kylo Ren
12:22
Theo spoke on Soler the other day, referencing that he has slimmed down, looks great, and really think his production when healthy (including playoffs) is legit. What says you?
august fagerstrom
12:22
I trust the bat to be quite a bit better than last year
he'll have to show me the defense
Tim
12:22
Bettter for the Braves to trade or keep Freeman?
august fagerstrom
12:22
at this point why not just trade him
kramer
12:22
best team on paper?
august fagerstrom
12:22
Cubs
Todd
12:23
I don't remember if you take fantasy questions but if so, does my Joc get his C. Seager (where he needs OF help)? If not, how far apart are we?
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