August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 12/29/15
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august fagerstrom
1:02
Miller
Derek
1:03
Who do you like as this years Ruben Sierra Award for best counting stats yet terrible metrics?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Matt Kemp, the 100 RBI man
Copp
1:03
In light of the Al Jeezera report, is there anyone left in sports that would totally crush you if you found out they were on PEDs? Or are we so jaded now that nothing would surprise us?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Jeter would be super sad
so would Trout
Guest
1:03
Does Votto get moved before the deadline?
august fagerstrom
1:03
no
Guest
1:04
Did you burn your lebron jersey when he left and buy a new one when he returned?
august fagerstrom
1:04
I didn't burn it but I think I discarded it with some purpose
didn't buy a new one, no
I dont buy jerseys anymore
I definitely "hated" him for a few years then eventually grew indifferent and was really happy to see him win in Miami
Q-Ball
1:04
Billy Beane deserves respect for his front office innovations. Last couple years though, he's made some real head-scratching moves. Is it time to wonder if he should move off to a new role?
august fagerstrom
1:05
think that's a bit drastic but it's definitely fair to question some of his recent moves
also think it's way too early to declare the Josh Donaldson move a total disaster as some seemed to last year
what if Franklin Barreto turns out to be a perennial All-Star in Oakland for a decade?
tough to say
1:06
bet he wishes he had the Russell move back, though
Derek
1:06
I know you don't take fantasy Q's, but is it because you don't play or you want to keep this a baseball chat?
august fagerstrom
1:07
main reason is because I play in a very different league than most people (18 team, overall points league, no categories or head-to-head matchups) so my idea of fantasy is very different than most
1:08
also because it's totally impossible to make a good judgment on someone else's fantasy team without knowing allll the specifics of the league and roster construction and whatnot, and I dont want to hear every detail every time someone wants to ask a fantasy question
and then also for the "no one cares about your fantasy team" thing
and for your latter reason, too
Zonk
1:09
What player contract do you see eventually becoming the biggest anchor?
august fagerstrom
1:09
the Angels owe Albert Pujols $30 million more than half a decade from now
BballFan
1:09
What kind of performance do you expect from John Lackey for the next two years of his contract? He had a career year last year, do you think he can somewhat repeat that performance or was it just a fluke?
august fagerstrom
1:10
it wasn't quite a career year -- he was that good in the mid-2000's too
but, yeah, he was surprisingly good last year. he was also very effective the two years before that
if he's just 2013-14 Lackey, the Cubs will be pleased and the contract will be worth it
Q-Ball
1:10
Where is the best ballpark food? And what do you particularly enjoy there?
august fagerstrom
1:10
PNC has some good food options
PNC is just the best, really
1:11
I like to make my way to Manny's BBQ
Robert
1:12
Guess to how much career WAR Trout ends up with?
august fagerstrom
1:12
168.4!
didn't you read my article?
alright guys, long-chat over. thanks for hanging out
see ya next week!
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