August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/1/16
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august fagerstrom
1:34
this is awesome.
Art Vandelay
1:35
I know Perez's extension adds two more years, but it was in large part a "make-good" type deal, right?
august fagerstrom
1:36
I think so, yeah. I'll be honest, as a Royals fan, I'm not sure I'd want to see money and years being thrown at Salvador Perez. with that approach, the bat is frighteningly close to unplayable, he's taken plenty of beatings the last few years, and BP has him projected as a 0.9 WARP player this year with his very negative framing factored in
1:37
I know he's beloved and has been a staple of their best teams etc etc but he doesn't strike me as a very good long-term bet
Art Vandelay
1:37
Every male on my mother's side of the family has the middle name August.
august fagerstrom
1:37
seriously?
Anthony
1:37
Cubs bullpen...why is no one talking about how terrible it is? Arrieta isn't doing what he did last year. Lackey isn't doing what he did last year. Lester is a year older w/ a lot of mileage on him. Feels like the bullpen, or 1 injury in that rotation and the rails could easily come off in Chicago.
august fagerstrom
1:37
wait what?
I'm confused as to whether you're talking about the bullpen or the rotation, both of which should be quite good
1:38
"____ isn't doing what he did last year." as a definitive statement isn't a very good analytical evaluation, either
Joe
1:38
I shouldn't be surprised that a baseball writer is into Hardball Dynasty, but it's also not everyday I come across HBD players. How long have you been playing? A good friend of mine recently dropped his teams after the updates to the site, so I actually have found myself losing interest without the constant competitive banter we had going back and forth.
august fagerstrom
1:39
this is my 4th season and after three long, brutal rebuild years, the St. Louis Archers are finally primed as a playoff contender.
our group goes all-out. I'm in the BBWAA world, we have a group thread with constant shit-talking and meme-making, fake-team Twitter accounts, the whole nine
1:41
alright guys, I gotta run. thanks for chatting! sorry for the two-week delay, I should be back on my weekly Tuesday schedule again moving forward.
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