August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
12:47
he's going to read this chat later and tell me what he thought
Guest
12:47
Do you see the Nats making another move this offseason, or do you think they're going to stand pat? Feel like they still have a middle infield and possibly CF/4th outfielder hole
august fagerstrom
12:47
yes I think they'll add a bat somewhere
Hawk
12:48
should Blue Jays fans be losing their minds over the regime change to Shapiro and Atkins? This is very much a thing in the city right now...
august fagerstrom
12:48
Shapiro and Atkins are really, really smart dudes
the way it went down was weird, but I'd feel fine if I were a Blue Jays fan
Luke
12:49
Am I the only one who looks at the Red Sox and sees about a 2 or 3 game improvement in the win department? Their SP is stronger but the bullpen wasn't bad last year so how much have they really improved? Panda and Hanley are still going to be on the field...
august fagerstrom
12:50
well I think plenty of people see a probable 2-3+ win improvement from Panda and Hanley alone, just banking on them not combining for -3 WAR or whatever it was
Kylo Ren
12:50
The five lowest fWAR teams right now are in the NL, then throw in the Reds and Marlins--there seems to be a significant separation between the good and bad NL teams. I can't think of a question.
august fagerstrom
12:50
yep. think all 15 teams in the AL are "contenders" in the sense of it wouldn't be a shock to see them make a WC game
only true for like 10 NL teams
FireDrayton
12:50
AL West right now...Astros-Rangers-Angels-Ms-As?
august fagerstrom
12:51
looks fine to me. I could honestly see any order of any AL division and find a way for it to be plausible, though
can't wait to start seeing predictions roll out
gonna be mayhem in the AL
Julio Pepper
12:51
I thought the Iwakuma deal was insanely cheap before the injury stuff. He's projected for 3 WAR next year, and it's easy to see him putting up 7-8 WAR over the life of the contract. Why were teams so low on him? He's been fantastic for the past few seasons. Does anybody really think Shelby Miller is going to be that much better than him over the next three seasons?
august fagerstrom
12:51
well he did just fail a physical
and before that, he was 35 with an injury history, and most recently injured
Nuke Laloosh's left eyelid
12:52
what kind of pitcher can brady aiken be once he, you know, starts pitching again?
august fagerstrom
12:52
might not have No. 1 overall pick upside anymore but he definitely has mid-rotation+ upside still
Derek
12:52
Should Dom Brown sign with the Cards as a 4th OF and let them do their voodoo magic and let him become the 2016 NL MVP?
august fagerstrom
12:52
if that's what would actually happen, then yes, Dom Brown should absolutely turn into the MVP
Kylo Ren
12:53
I'll write your Royals post for you: The Royals are going to be a .500 team in 2016
august fagerstrom
12:53
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i expect a lot of nasty comments and tweets at me today from people confused about my intentions
Mike
12:53
Rather have the Mariners or White Sox rotation this year?
august fagerstrom
12:53
Sox, I guess
Bork
12:53
Blue Jays fans have rose tinted glasses towards AA and his time with the Jays. Before June 2015 a lot of the same fans were clamoring for his firing.
august fagerstrom
12:53
he's made some questionable trades
people like winning though
Jon
12:54
If there was a total MLB redraft tomorrow, after Trout and Harper, who is your third pick? I think it has to be Correa or Bryant, no? Can't imagine another time two rookies were top 5 MLB assets.
august fagerstrom
12:54
could be Machado
Robert
12:54
It seems...interesting that the Angels (Moreno) basically choose not to spend despite having a huge TV contract. Like he has overreacted to Hamilton blowing up in his face, to the point where there is no effort to win while holding the best asset in the game.
august fagerstrom
12:55
they're walking a fine line with the luxury tax, too
John N. Braca III
12:55
My beautiful baby boy Mookie will break Babe's all time WAR mark this year TAKE IT TO THE BANK
august fagerstrom
12:55
heard it here first folks
Rob
12:55
Cespesdes, Gordon or Upton. Which one makes the most sense for the White Sox?
august fagerstrom
12:55
Gordon
he was most recently linked to them, first
but also they reallllllly could use some defense, anywhere
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