August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 12/29/15
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Teej
12:26
Will the jays regret trading Liam Hendriks?
august fagerstrom
12:26
what a time to be alive
jen
12:27
Is anyone in the AL *not* a world series contender at this point?
august fagerstrom
12:27
meant to answer this earlier when someone asked about the Indians
I think every team in the AL is a playoff contender
which, in turn, would make every team in the AL a WS contender as well
12:28
american league be crazy
Stever
12:28
What are the chances Nate Eovaldi has a break out year this year? Seems like he has the stuff...
august fagerstrom
12:28
yearly saying
Derek
12:28
When was the last time the pre-season favorite won the World Series?
august fagerstrom
12:28
since before baseball was invented
The Dude of NY
12:28
As a Cubs fan, (yeah, I live in NY, so what?) every time I hear the 2015 Nationals comparison, I die a little bit inside.
august fagerstrom
12:28
can I get charged with anything for this?
Johnny5Alive
12:28
given the deals, should the mets have been in on chapman?
august fagerstrom
12:28
impossible to say because this issue is far more complex than baseball
12:29
can't be evaluated strictly on baseball terms. I have no idea how the Mets FO would feel about acquiring Chapman as a person
twinmh
12:29
Who closes in Cincinnati now? Do you think they try one of their college-reliever-turned-starter guys like Cingrani or Lorenzen?
august fagerstrom
12:29
sure
in reality, it really doesn't matter who closes for a crappy team
The Dude of NY
12:29
Is it fair to say the AL Central is the most up in the air division in MLB?
august fagerstrom
12:29
probably
Kylo Ren
12:30
Last pre-season favorites--90s Braves, maybe?
Late 90s Yankees?
august fagerstrom
12:30
good answers
KC
12:30
Who would you rather have as a DH, Sano or Schwarber? Even though neither can DH much this year.
august fagerstrom
12:30
Sano
Johnny5Alive
12:32
the way i am looking at the roster now, and all the other NL teams, would it be a more safe bet that the Mets don't even make the playoffs?
august fagerstrom
12:32
yeah I certainly don't view the Mets as a postseason lock
no team is a postseason lock in December
but it's not too hard to envision a scenario where the Mets don't make it
Anon
12:33
Other than getting a backup c.f., is there anything else cubs should do?
august fagerstrom
12:33
looks pretty good to me
just get a good glove for the outfield
Old Man Roto
12:33
Wil Myers 2016 projections are pretty good. Do you think if he stays healthy that he meets or beats them?
august fagerstrom
12:34
he actually had a higher wRC+ last year than his Steamer projection
so yeah, that should easily be beatable
still just 25 and hasn't been healthy for a while. first base should be less of a physical strain on him, too
Steve D.
12:35
Do you honestly see the Pirates resigning McCutchen to an extension? I say trade him for maximum return.
august fagerstrom
12:35
a McCutchen extension would be so massive right now
12:36
tough to see Pittsburgh being able to do that
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