August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 3/8/16
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Jack Glasscock's Cup
1:05
If Clint Frazier makes as big a jump during the first half of 2016 as he did in 2015, will Cleveland hand over an OF spot to him before the end of the season?
august fagerstrom
1:05
Nah
Zimmer has an outside chance of cracking the bigs this year, though 2017 is probably his year
Frazier is a year behind -- could crack 2017, likely not a regular until 2018
Greg
1:06
Who do you like more at 1B, Wil Myers or Brandon Belt?
august fagerstrom
1:06
Belt Belt Belt
The Other Sox
1:06
If the White Sox's only options right now are to add Jay Bruce or Cargo, should they pass and just head into the season with what they have?
august fagerstrom
1:06
I wouldn't expect them to do anything else
el gasino
1:06
Victorino break camp with the cubs?
august fagerstrom
1:06
Think so
Derek
1:06
So there's a lot of Mookie love going on for this year. Can you be devils advocate and tell me some red flags?
august fagerstrom
1:06
I don't know of any
Jason
1:07
Guy most likely to have a huge first week and then go back to mediocrity?
august fagerstrom
1:07
This is like, completely impossible to predict, right?
Is there anything that would suggest any one player has a profile more suited toward this than the rest of the league?
Just name a player. Any player. It's that guy
pirates hurdles
1:08
For Mat, grab a burger at BRGR and PNC is adding a Southern Tier brewing kiosk, cant do much better than that on a summer evening.
august fagerstrom
1:08
boom!
Marc
1:08
Mat: While in Pittsburgh you definitely have to hit up a Primantis and get a sandwhich. You wont regret it
august fagerstrom
1:08
ooh, this too!
kevinthecomic
1:09
Mat, I've been to all of those parks in the past couple of years (Cin, Cle, Pit, Det). PNC definitely the nicest. In Pittsburgh, you gotta go to Primanti Bros for lunch. Cleveland has a bunch of bars right outside the stadium but you gotta go early if you're there on a weekend. Also, do NOT park in the parking garage -- takes an hour to get out of after the game. As for DET, Cheli's Chili or Hockeytown Cafe are choice. In CIN, take the extra time to go over to Covington, KY and get some of that down home Southern cookin'. Enjoy!
Ryguy
1:09
Sat in upper deck behind home plate at PNC for Cole vs Strasburg couple years ago...doesn't get much better...Second that recommendation.
august fagerstrom
1:09
Mat's got his whole damn trip planned out now
The Average Sports Fan
1:09
Are the Cardinals more experienced or just old?
august fagerstrom
1:09
both?
1:10
not like there's not youth, too -- Grichuk, Piscotty, Martinez, Wacha, Wong, etc.
Tyson Bohanan
1:10
Rougned Odor was born in 1994....Future All-Star? Or is 2.5-3 wins his ceiling?
august fagerstrom
1:10
Future All-STar
I love Odor
Big Joe Montferrant
1:11
Make me a believer for a Chase Headley bounce back please..
august fagerstrom
1:12
Optimism for a Headley bounceback is the same as it is for like 90% of underperformers -- last year, he played through some injuries, and the performance suffered. This year, given health, he should be closer to his career levels
Impossible to say how healthy he is, though, or whether he'll be able to shake the bad habits necessitated by injuries, and the older one gets, the harder it is to recover from those injuries
Alan
1:12
Care to offer your take on the Peralta dilemma? Should StL run out Gyorko, Diaz, or look into the trade market?
august fagerstrom
1:12
Team Aybar makes a good deal of sense
Big Joe Montferrant
1:13
Which is Sadder, Mark Prior or Brien Taylor?
august fagerstrom
1:14
I was like 1 when Taylor was a top prospect, so I don't have much context to work with there. Prior was really sad
Marc
1:14
Give me some hope for the pirates back half rotation of Locke/Vogs will keep the pirates in games during the first half before Glasnow and possibly Taillon arrive
august fagerstrom
1:14
Glasnow should be up ASAP
1:15
I've got a hard time giving you hope though. Pirates rotation beyond Cole and Liriano scares the hell out of me
Erik
1:15
I'm scared Kris Bryant will turn into Mark Reynolds. Is that an irrational fear?
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