August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat
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august fagerstrom
1:14
their position player group looks a little weak, but their pitching is real strong
FO sure doesn't seem to be itching to add an impact bat. they'll side with their impact pitching instead
Kylo Ren
1:15
Would you rather have Matt Williams or Dusty Baker as your manager? Note: It's a lose-lose either way.
august fagerstrom
1:15
take Dusty
don't wanna publish it for spoilers but I really like your theory, Poe. hadn't thought that yet
Derek
1:15
BTW just threw on badbadnotgood, much appreciated. I'm digging them. Phillies question: Can Odubell Herrera pull a 5 WAR season out of his backside?
august fagerstrom
1:15
he'd have to reach pretty far
1:16
you're welcome on the recommendation, though someone else in the chat brought it up first.
look up their cover of Electric Relaxation
Richard
1:16
You think Ketel Marte can build on his successful call-up from last year?
august fagerstrom
1:16
probably wouldn't count on the bat being much more than league average at best, but sure, 22-year-old players get better all the time!
Miguel
1:16
Do you see Span as an option for Cleveland on a short deal? Would let them move Kipnis and Santana down in the order without phasing Lindor's spot.
august fagerstrom
1:16
thought that made sense before they made a couple moves
1:17
they haven't spent an overwhelming amount this season, but they're real strapped for cash
not sure Span is even in the budget anymore
Dawn
1:17
Which contract will end up the worst - Pujols, Cabrera or Cano?
august fagerstrom
1:17
Pujols
ben
1:17
without providing a precise team based scenario, could you envision ryan howard getting moved before the season or at the deadline?
august fagerstrom
1:17
yes
1:18
Phillies probably eat $20 million, but yes
Keith
1:18
Which Seager brother ends up with more career WAR - Kyle or Corey?
august fagerstrom
1:18
Corey
Drew
1:19
Cards writers are saying that Leake maybe got a bonus because he can hit a bit and he won't need a PH so he can pitch an extra inning here and there. Knowing what we know about the extra time through the order penalty, isn't that kinda silly?
august fagerstrom
1:20
doubt Leake's hitting acumen factored too much into the equation, but an extra inning here or there throughout the regular season is different than in the playoffs
can't strictly play TTO bullpen games in the regular season or you'll kill your pen
Leake being able to bat for himself in the 6th with men on has its value
Alfred Hitchcock
1:20
I would like to hear your thoughts on Greg Bird. He looks like he has a good eye and lots of power. How good can he be? For a Yankee prospect, he doesn't get much hype. BP has Gary Sanchez ahead of him (50 grade) on their 25-and-under list. Thoughts?
august fagerstrom
1:21
he looks like he'll be a solid starter at 1B. hype might be muted right now because he doesn't have a spot on the roster yet
wait til Teix is gone
Frank Sinatra
1:21
Why is Michael Buble so overrated? I would crush him with my fist without spilling a single drop of my martini.
august fagerstrom
1:21
didn't know Buble was rated
Luke
1:22
Is it defensible if David Ortiz makes the HOF and Edgar Martinez does not?
august fagerstrom
1:22
not from where I'm sitting, no
Cory S.
1:22
If Billy Beane was a philosopher, we would call him Mediocrates, right?
august fagerstrom
1:23
seems like a good place to end
thanks for chatting guys!
i (think?) I'll be off this time next week, but we'll speak again at some point
hope you make the best of whatever time you spend/have spent with your family and friends this month. take care
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