August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 2/2/16
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Ping Pong
12:55
I have a feeling Wainwright will be fresh and ready to rock. Where are you on him?
august fagerstrom
12:55
he's come back from TJ once already with success, and he looked like vintage Waino in limited time back last year. he's probably not 220 innings ace he used to be, but no reason he can't be a solid "No. 2"
Shape
12:56
What would it take for Miami to win the East?
august fagerstrom
12:56
dark thoughts
Bird Alert
12:56
Do you think each of the Indians' "Big Three" have better results this year due to improved defense behind them?
august fagerstrom
12:56
yeah, full year of good defense is better than half year of good defense
12:57
they had some pretty brutal sequencing last year, too
particularly Carrasco IIRC
FireDrayton
12:57
Have the Astros done enough this offseason? Feels like they could have been more aggressive, but maybe they've got enough in the pipeline?
august fagerstrom
12:57
agreed but they're probably the best team in the AL, IMO
Eric Blair
12:57
If the jays are out of contention by the trade deadline and decide to blowup the team, they have the players to sell to build a very impressive team for a number of years. Yes, no, maybe?
august fagerstrom
12:57
yep, and good lord would that fanbase hate Shapiro
Butthead
12:58
Do the Dodgers have an advantage facing Grienke since they've helped him develop, know the repertoire, timing etc? Or am I overthinking this
august fagerstrom
12:58
probably overthinking it
Derek
12:59
Speaking of who gets TJ this year, I got into a Reddit argument about ppl who did a gambling pool on which pitcher gets TJS first. I said its in poor taste and I got flamed for it. Humans are mean aren't they?
august fagerstrom
12:59
google Derby Dead Pool
Derek
12:59
If Pedro Alverez signs with NYY and is a strict platoon, what would his triple slash look like?
august fagerstrom
12:59
no room for him in NYY
there wasn't room for Bird, there certainly won't suddenly be room for Alvarez
Ross
1:00
Is James Paxton a top 5 lefty starter in baseball if he can just stay healthy?
august fagerstrom
1:00
no
Adam
1:00
Do you think it's good everybody is writing the nats off? They seem to be better when expectations are lower
august fagerstrom
1:00
are they? Nats look to be a pretty good team
Matt
1:00
What is the real difference between Bryant and Sano? Bryant seems to have a lot more hype, but they seem pretty similar to me. I might even like Sano more.
august fagerstrom
1:01
speed and glove, mostly. agree that the offense is about equal
K-Man
1:01
the Sano article was great, thank you for that
august fagerstrom
1:01
appreciate that
E5
1:02
Once on a camping trip my mother once hit me on the head when I was wearing a baseball cap, right on that button thing. It hurt like the dickens so I called her a b#^ch. She got upset and walked away so I threw DD batteries into the bonfire. They exploded an hour later, sent ash flying all over the campsite, but no one was hurt. I showed her!!!!
august fagerstrom
1:02
that'll do.
thanks for hanging out guys. same time same place next week
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