August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
12:38
Sun Ra is a big one for me
Eric Weinstein
12:38
Does Soler + Baez + Jason Hammel = Chris Archer?
august fagerstrom
12:38
something like that
Glasnolito
12:39
Due to the issues at the back end of the Nats and Pirates rotation. When do you think we will see guys like Glasnow and Giolito? Can we expect to see them after their service time has be sufficiently held down.
august fagerstrom
12:39
or not long thereafter, yeah
A cat
12:39
Any word from GM meetings about important CBA changes?
august fagerstrom
12:39
not that I heard
not that I was looking to hear, either
Kevin
12:39
Cubs really have a better lineup than the Blue Jays (regardless of DH)?
august fagerstrom
12:39
yeah Blue Jays are right there, too. maybe I'm still riding the Cubs high
12:40
don't think there's too huge of a gap between the two either way, though
Zonk
12:40
I see what the Indians are doing, but will they score enough runs to matter? Urshela, and an initial OF of Davis/Almonte/Chisenhall does not inspire confidence. For that lineup to work, everything has to go right, which doesn't happen much in baseball. Am I off? Or am I right?
august fagerstrom
12:40
yeah, they seem to be higher on their ability to score runs than I am right now
I'm a little surprised they haven't made a bigger trade by now
12:41
I never thought Carrasco or Salazar actually got moved but I expected them to make a Ramirez + prospects deal for a bat, kinda like the rumored Frazier proposal, just without Zimmer or Clint
still think it could happen for a Reddick-type but it's looking more and more like this might be close to the lineup they take into ST
Derek Carr
12:42
A's lineup - Burns/Lowrie/Reddick/Canha/Vogt/Valencia/Butler/Alonso/Semien. Rotation - Gray/Hahn/Bassitt/Alvarez/Hill. Depth behind everyone, high-majors prospects popping up through 2016. A's are a wildcard team.
august fagerstrom
12:42
every team in the AL is a potential wild card team
Zwibi
12:43
Teams like the white sox and Phils have glaring holes at SS. When do we get to see the likes of Tim Anderson and JP Crawford? I see a reason for the Phils keeping JP down, but the white sox are looking to win now. Any chance Anderson breaks ST with the team?
august fagerstrom
12:43
he could
they seem to like Saladino for now, though
Gus
12:43
Has a scenario ever played out like the Iwakuma one, and is the M's rotation top 3 in the al now?
august fagerstrom
12:44
yes, no
maybe not *Exactly* like Iwakuma's but players have agreed, failed physicals and moved on before
jpl
12:44
Are the Angels serious with a Nava-Gentry platoon in LF or will they sign one of the bigger FAs?
august fagerstrom
12:44
Nava-Gentry platoon is an OK plan B, I guess
12:45
won't stop them from going after one of the big guys, but they'd live with it if they had to
kramer
12:45
with all the stats at your disposal, do you ever bet on the games?
august fagerstrom
12:45
nope
I do enough gambling on card games to leave sports alone
Derek
12:45
If you were a GM on a full rebuild, would you go the Cubs route and get as many hitters as possible or the Phillies route and get as many pitchers as possible? I don't think there's a wrong answer, but which is your preference and why?
august fagerstrom
12:45
is it a cop-out to say hitters because they break less?
Bork
12:46
Are you ready for Christmas?
august fagerstrom
12:46
sure
still need to go get last couple gifts for friends and family after I write my Royals follow-up post when this chat is over, but then I'm ready, yeah
Guest
12:46
Ever listen to badbadnotgood?
august fagerstrom
12:46
love em
saw em at Lolla this year with my 50-year-old Dad. he was kinda digging it, too, which is neat
well I think he was at least
maybe he was just humoring me. we weren't there for very long, caught the very end of the set
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