August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
1:06
could be this is just what he is
1:07
plenty of people thought was a possibility coming up through the minors
could probably serve to stop hitting the ball in the air so often, for a start
Chris
1:07
You think Dipoto is making the right moves, i.e. surrounding that teams core of Felix, Cano, Seager, Cruz with a higher-floor supporting cast? Or was he basically forced to if he wanted that job?
august fagerstrom
1:07
yeah, I mean, with the pieces he had, blowing it up wasn't really a choice, IMO
so he did what he could
1:08
if I were a Mariners fan I'd be pretty pleased with the first Winter of Dipoto
kramer
1:08
how much blame do you place on williams regarding the nats' flop? in other words, are the cubs a different animal with maddon?
august fagerstrom
1:08
think a manager can sway a team by a handful of wins in either direction. still up to the players to play, though
FWIW, I'd probably take Maddon over any other manager, and Williams would've been near the bottom last year
FireDrayton
1:09
Astros still crying out for another impact bat, right? Any reason to think Gattis can be that guy?
august fagerstrom
1:09
can't see Gattis being any better than what he's been
Davis or bust probably
2-D
1:09
More likely to happen in your lifetime, Rockies get a pitcher in the HOF or someone hits 763 home runs?
august fagerstrom
1:09
yeesh
1:10
763
let's go A-Rod
ben
1:10
when we see directionless teams should we assume that there is a non-disclosed mandate or approach behind the scenes, or are certain groups genuinely timid and/or non-commital?
august fagerstrom
1:10
think the more common thing you see is denial
teams thinking their window is open longer than it is
see: Reds, Cincinnati
Brewers, Milwaukee
etc
Raul
1:11
Name a few players that you think might put it all together this year and pull a 4-5 WAR season out of their ass - my picks are Leonys Martin and Trevor Bauer.
august fagerstrom
1:11
does Rougned Odor count?
he was worth 2 wins last year
I really really like him
Nick
1:11
Forced to choose (if they're resigned to moving him) what should the Marlins be looking for in return for Ozuna - a top 100 SP prospect, a young MLB SP with maybe either control or injury questions or else a 2.5 WAR innings-eater?
august fagerstrom
1:12
innings eater doesn't make much sense for them IMO
think the Bauer/Paxton types we've all heard make the most sense. get some upside back
I'm not very high on Ozuna, FWIW. Jeff proposed Gausman in a piece he wrote, I personally think that's a pretty steep price for the Orioles to pay
Derek
1:12
Do you really really like like Rougned Odor or just really really like Rougned Odor?
august fagerstrom
1:12
i like like him
ben
1:12
reason to believe rendon can reclaim value and return to 'greatness'?
august fagerstrom
1:12
plenty of reason
1:13
being healthy is a major key to success
borigh
1:13
Shouldn't the Mets trade Harvey while he has an enticing amount of team control, if there's no way they'll field a league average payroll before he hits FA market? Like, Harvey + Nimmo = Peterson + Montas?
august fagerstrom
1:13
I mean, they have pretty much the same roster that took them to the WS last year
1:14
they don't need to trade Harey
Harvey
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