August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 2/2/16
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august fagerstrom
12:18
still see Votto aging better than anyone
Trystan
12:19
In your travels have you ever seen a grip that has truly astounded you? Any pitcher you know have small hands?
august fagerstrom
12:19
better question for Eno
Gary
12:20
Something I find frustrating as a fan: why aren't obviously good players extended ASAP, when it's most favorable to the team? We all know the Orioles should have extended Machado after his first season, but why haven't the Red Sox jumped on Betts and Boegarts, the Mets Syndergaard and deGrom, etc etc?
august fagerstrom
12:20
players have to agree to the extension, too
delaying it = betting on yourself for more money
Nelson
12:21
Is corey Dickerson gonna be a platoon player in TB?
august fagerstrom
12:21
he should be
12:22
Dickerson/Morrison should go to the bench for Guyer/Pearce against all lefties pretty much
Alex
12:22
About what year do you think the peak difference between smart front offices and dumb ones was (or is it this year)?
august fagerstrom
12:23
total speculation but maybe like 2008 or so? seems even the laggards are catching up now
Nelson
12:23
Would adding Freese even give the tribe an extra half win over internal option?
august fagerstrom
12:24
yeah I think him or Uribe could add 0.5 - 1.0 WAR, given your opinion of Urshela's 2016 floor/ceiling
half a win probably more realistic
unless you're exceptionally bearish on Urshela
Guest
12:25
Bundy for Cashner, who says no?
august fagerstrom
12:25
Orioles Orioles Orioles
Derek
12:25
So I've been listening heavily to Mars Volta lately. Who's a MLB player that's like them? Super weird and makes no sense at first, but after digging a little deeper, you begin to realize they're one of the better acts in the last few decades?
august fagerstrom
12:25
Chris Young?
the big one
12:26
also good choice also At the Drive In reunion!
PS
12:26
Greg Bird--talk me off ledge
august fagerstrom
12:27
if everything went right for the Yankees this year he wasn't in the picture anyway
hurts depth more than it hurts the present day Yankees
the more worrisome concern is that it's a lingering issue
Trystan
12:28
Do you think pitching for flyouts is dying out?
Will the flyout...die out?
Trystan
12:29
Would you rather throw 100 with a slider or 95 with a curve?
august fagerstrom
12:29
I'd love to crack 70
Tonald Drump
12:29
How is wRC calculated?
Juan Pablo Taquito
12:29
Give me your expected end of 2016 SS top 5
august fagerstrom
12:30
doing this by WAR?
Correa
Seager
Lindor
Bogaerts
Tulowitzki
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