August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 4/26/16
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august fagerstrom
1:26
Oh. Jose Berrios is being called up. That's exciting.
mtsw
1:26
Adam Jones has been battling a rib injury that's affected his swing, forcing him to miss half a dozen games. No reason to panic on him yet (unlike it's actually an oblique injury in disguise) since he should improve as he gets 100% healthy again.
august fagerstrom
1:26
thanks for the info! helps explain some of the weirdness. definitely still something I'm keeping an eye on
Mark
1:27
As a tortured Washington sports fan, how excited should I be about the Nats start? I know they're playing terrible competition, but at least they're winning plus BRYCE HARPER.
august fagerstrom
1:27
You should mostly be excited that they have a real good roster
Eric Blair
1:27
Does the Donaldson trade offset the Thor trade?
august fagerstrom
1:28
This is a fascinating question
I don't think so, because the Syndergaard trade shipped off d'Arnaud, too, and Franklin Barreto could still be really, really good
Erik
1:28
On Odubel Herrera, from watching the games it seems like he's fouling off tons of pitches, leading to long at bats in which pitchers eventually throw four balls. Think he saw 18 or 19 pitches across his first two plate appearances on Saturday. Is that random variation or a real skill?
august fagerstrom
1:28
Little bit of both, but I'd lean slightly more toward random variatio
the fouling off pitches is a skill, I think. The at-bats with a bunch of fouls ending in walks is probably some noise
dbet
1:28
Who is the oldest player to get an at bat in the majors? Could it be Bonds?
august fagerstrom
1:28
Julio Franco, I think
1:29
He was 48
Bonds is 51
Maybe I'm missing someone
Jose
1:29
Is Barry Bonds the greatest player of all time?
august fagerstrom
1:29
yes
j6takish
1:30
Stick him at 1b, DH will be available in AL parks. Goddamnit I want bonds to play. I'm thinking like 225 avg 350 obp and just enough dingers to get people talking
august fagerstrom
1:30
That's about what I might project, too.
The funny thing about making a Bonds projection in 2016 is you never know if it's laughably high or laughably low.
CecilFielder
1:30
Matt damon guy- can you PLEASE explain the matt damon thing? its been years...
Dsafari
1:31
Saw death grips last week I probably shat myself but it was socially acceptable
august fagerstrom
1:31
I saw them at Bonnaroo a couple years back, but Zach Hill wasn't there which was a pretty big bummer. Also, re-cracking the rib that had just healed a few days prior was kind of a bummer, too.
1:32
Show was still insane though
Unparalleled energy
Bob Sacamano
1:32
Barry Bonds v Troy Percival
august fagerstrom
1:32
one of my favorite at-bats ever
august fagerstrom
1:32
someone on the Angels bench says something to the effect of "that's the longest fucking homer I've ever seen"
Jon Snow v2.0
1:33
When do Berrios and Glasnow get called up?
N.W.enO
1:33
Who's the next pitcher to get called up? How good will he be?
august fagerstrom
1:33
Between the time of you guys asking this question and me getting to them, the Twins answered it for you!
H. Rowengartner
1:34
Do you think we will ever see Jose Fernandez reaching the 7th inning with regularity? If not, is it the early season walks or an approach the Marlins are taking?
august fagerstrom
1:34
ever? yeah
latter question: probably a bit of both
Big Joe Monferrant
1:34
If all the people using player names in the chat were actually the players themselves, would you answer the questions differently? (Like telling Chris Owings he isnt very good)
august fagerstrom
1:34
god I hope that wasn't really Chris Owings
1:35
though, at the same time, if he's here hanging out in a FanGraphs chat, could explain him not being very good
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