August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 2/2/16
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august fagerstrom
12:42
less excitement moreso than a statement of fact. I'm pretty liberal in my exclamation point usage
12:43
February is a pretty trash month tbh
Raindog
12:43
Would a year of Jay Bruce at $13M cost the O's less than Cashner? Should they even want him given the last two years?
august fagerstrom
12:43
yes/probably
Bill
12:44
% chance we've seen Kris Bryant's best season?
august fagerstrom
12:44
by WAR? 55%
by wRC+? 20%
tom selleck
12:44
cashner for rizzo, who says no?
august fagerstrom
12:44
what
Free Gucci
12:45
Do you think Addison Russell moves up on the order if he hits or do they keep rolling with him at 9th
august fagerstrom
12:45
no reason for him to hit higher than 8th in that lineup
tom selleck
12:45
how many wins is the best manager worth? worst manager?
august fagerstrom
12:46
I think the worst manager can cost you more than the best manager can win you
12:47
literally pulling this completely out of my rear end but my gut tells me the best managers are worth like 3 wins and the worst managers could be like -4 if they don't get fired?
Gary
12:47
Kinsler a Hall of Famer? Already has 45 WAR on BREF, only 33. Is his case pretty much identical to Dustin Pedroia's?
august fagerstrom
12:47
nope
neither is Pedroia
K-Man
12:48
Who's the better 3B, Turner or Arenado?
august fagerstrom
12:48
Arenado
Tricep
12:48
Think Upton will hit 30+ HR?
august fagerstrom
12:48
I would take the under
Richard
12:49
Martin Perez a bounce back guy this year? xFIP numbers were a lot better than the actual ERA & I hope his 5.5 K% can rise in his 2nd year from TJ....
august fagerstrom
12:49
I'm not a big fan, personally
he's pretty much ground balls only
which is nice, but he lacks plus command or plus stuff. not much room for error
Derek
12:50
Most under rated NL/AL hitter and pitcher? Most over rated?
august fagerstrom
12:50
not sure the general public realizes how good Mookie Betts and AJ Pollock are
12:51
probably the 3rd and 4th-best CFers in baseball and top 15-20 overall players
maybe you were looking for lesser known guys but oh well
tom selleck
12:51
will trout be viewed as the best player of this decade?
august fagerstrom
12:51
yes
Sheriff
12:51
Whose #1: Trout vs Harper?
august fagerstrom
12:52
Trout
jtt
12:52
I've successfully thrown a curve ball one time in my life but it was in front of dozens of my peers at a pickup game. It was a perfect 12-6 and since it was probably only going like 65mph it had like 4 feet of drop. Everyone was in quiet awe. I proceeded to retire 3 batters all on flyouts while working around 3 walks
august fagerstrom
12:53
I was always a middle infielder but one time I pitched and I somehow struck out the side on three curveballs. the plan was that I would under no circumstance pitch a second inning, but the first went so well that I came back out for a second. first-pitch curveball got absolutely hammered and I didn't pitch anymore
Garg
12:53
Do you think Kang comes back and hits 30 bombs or are we still waiting/seeing?
august fagerstrom
12:53
why don't we set our sights on 20 first
Deranged Jays fan
12:54
Does my team have a shot at winning the East again?
august fagerstrom
12:54
sure
I'd probably have em behind the Red Sox and Yankees but, like every AL division, it's a total tossup
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