August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
12:23
reminder that I don't do fantasy questions but Corey Seager is a better baseball player than Joc Pederson, for what its worth
Stinky Pete
12:23
Most likely free agent to get Stephen Drewed because of the QO/draft pick compensation? I'm starting to think maybe it's Daniel Murphy.
august fagerstrom
12:23
still going with Ian Kennedy here
Zonk
12:23
John Lackey on a 2/32 looks like a screaming bargain compared to Leake on 5/80. Agree? Or am I just looking at this through Cub colored glasses?
august fagerstrom
12:23
agreed. Lackey deal looked great from the start
Trav
12:23
Any updates on Kenta Maeda? Do we know who submitted posting bids yet?
august fagerstrom
12:23
i don't, at least
Jordan G
12:24
Are you a microwave at full power kind of guy, or a guy who likes goes underpower for longer?
august fagerstrom
12:24
do people actually adjust the power of their microwave?
Bork
12:24
As someone who has nowhere to go to get food and has to bring his own lunch everyday to work...I'm jealous :(
august fagerstrom
12:24
if it makes you feel any better, as soon as I left the house I was telling myself that I should have just made something at home
on the contrary, my sandwich was delicious
Matt
12:24
Beane's been known to make a "big splash" even after beginning what looks like a bit of a rebuild (e.g. Cespedes and Zobrist). Do you think the A's have one more move left in them this offseason?
august fagerstrom
12:25
I maybe wouldn't count on it, but you can never count Beane *out*
could see Reddick getting moved still
JKD
12:25
I'm a Nats fan, but live in NYC, so I get to see the Mets more than any other team. And I gotta say, even though it increases the chances of the Nats winning the NL East next year, the Mets' offseason is truly depressing. You go to the World Series, lose your best hitter and a back-end reliever, and Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, and Alejandro de Aza are the answers? It's really sad. No question, it just sucks that the primes of that rotation aren't being utilized properly.
august fagerstrom
12:25
off the top of my head, the Mets' offseason plan might be the one I understand the least this year
David
12:25
Longoria and Kiermaier for Lindor, Frazier, Urshela, Kaminsky and Bradley. Any chance either side would consider it?
august fagerstrom
12:25
lol
why
Zonk
12:26
Theo said on talk radio yesterday that he expects several pitchers to be multi-inning relievers (Cahill, Wood, Richard, Warren). Last year, Maddon frequently pulled starters in 4th-5th inning. Is this a growing trend? This also means Cubs will have an 8-man pen, with a bench of David Ross and only 3 more guys. Thoughts?
august fagerstrom
12:26
sure would love to see it, and if any team is set up for it to be successful, it just might be the Cubs
Rays did plenty of this last year, though I think more out of necessity than strategy
though strategy was involved too
could see Hendricks and Hammel going 4-5 routinely, maybe
Arrieta Lester and Lackey are gonna get their innings though
JKD
12:27
And now that I think about it, given the obviously miserly budget the Mets have been given for FA acquisition, isn't it actually incumbent on the front office to trade one of their young starters for difference-making position player(s)? Obviously the only way it's going to happen, right?
august fagerstrom
12:27
if you really feel the need for a difference-making position player, than yeah, that appears to be the only way to go about it
thing is, I don't think the Mets share that need
Mets think their rotation can carry them to a WS with a good-enough lineup without any major holes
12:28
just like it did last year
Indians are thinking the same thing in the other league
The Average Sports Fan
12:28
Do you think the Reds continue trying to deal Phillips?
august fagerstrom
12:28
yes
schumpeter
12:28
Why didn't LAD just trade directly with CIN for Frazier and then deal him to CLE for Carrasco? Are Montas, Thompson etc. that good?
august fagerstrom
12:28
as far as Major League ready prospects go, they're decently valuable, yeah
CLE tried to facilitate a three-way trade with CIN before it fell apart
for what its worth
Kylo Ren
12:29
The best lineup in baseball is _____.
august fagerstrom
12:29
Cubs
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