August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/1/16
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august fagerstrom
1:08
not that I don't expect them to contend. I'm just not nearly as high on them as everyone else
Slew
1:08
Do you think if Nolan reads your article he'll be mad at you?
august fagerstrom
1:08
I basically just talked about how awesome he was the whole time so that would be a weird reaction
1:09
I'd imagine he knows pitchers are going to try and stay away from the inside next year
guest guest guest
1:09
am i right in my way of thinking? steamer projections are correct when they love a player, and may or may not be correct when they hate a player?
august fagerstrom
1:09
unless you hate the player it loves
Josh
1:11
On the Dodgers bullpen, I think you might be underrating how good Chris Hatcher was after he came off the DL last year. I think he is going to be a really good bridge to Jansen
august fagerstrom
1:11
I talked up the bullpen?
Hatcher is one of those interesting high upside pieces I mentioned
Nick
1:11
Geez, another baseless bashing of Carlos Santana. Where the hell does this come from? Is it as simple as people looking only at batting average, or what?
august fagerstrom
1:11
to the casual fan-- yes
1:12
not saying this is the case with the previous commenter
Big Joe Montferrant
1:12
If you were a player on the Mets, would seeing Cespedes drive up in 6 differently loud supercars in the first week of ST rub you the wrong way?
august fagerstrom
1:13
Could just as easily be used as inspiration. "Work hard and you, too, can possess a fleet of supercars"
Teddy Brosevelt
1:13
Do you think Gomes bounces back this year? Can we blame last year on the knee injury?
august fagerstrom
1:13
It's a very reasonable explanation
The most likely explanation, probably
I think he is a lot closer to the 2014 guy than 2015
CJ Cronie
1:14
Is the AL Central the most interesting division in baseball this year?
august fagerstrom
1:14
or the AL East
DGCO
1:15
Can you confirm that the Rockies will never be any good with the current ownership and lack of a team president to bring some guidance and accountability? Or is the problem something else? I'm just kidding myself that they will ever contend, no?
august fagerstrom
1:15
I'm not convinced a winner can be built and sustained at Coors Field
Bork
1:15
"most people blowing in a stadium" - they'd take that record from the 2015 Phillies!
august fagerstrom
1:15
I chuckled
Marcus A.
1:15
The Indians look like a contender with a dumpster fire of an outfield. The best free agent available is an outfielder who won't cost a ton or a draft pick. This seems to obvious, is it going to happen?
august fagerstrom
1:15
They're reportedly tapped out of payroll
GSon
1:16
BTW>.. Detroit ends up in Atlanta.. as part of two game series to end their regular season..
august fagerstrom
1:16
well played
Art Vandelay
1:16
Carter Capps MRI on his throwing arm...too soon
august fagerstrom
1:16
NOOOOOOOO
I just remembered how many awesome amazing pitchers are going to get hurt between now and Opening Day
just instinctively dropped an f-bomb on accident and I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do that here so lemme delete that real quick
Nelson
1:17
Are any of the Mets pitchers better than Scherzer or Strass?
august fagerstrom
1:17
Scherzer no Strasburg very possibly/probably
Scherzer is the best one. Strasburg/deGrom/Harvey/Syndegaard are all in a pool together
not sure why they're in a pool but they are
1:18
they're also very similarly skilled pitchers
Art Vandelay
1:18
Is Buxton's defense rated too highly just because of his superlative "tools?" Isn't there more to OF defense than just being really, really, ridiculously athletic?
august fagerstrom
1:18
do we have any reason to believe the tools aren't translating?
1:19
by all accounts they are and have been
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