August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/10/16
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august fagerstrom
12:58
I'm all for a Pegasus party if someone wants to throw it for us
Pasa
12:58
What has been the best/most exiting play in baseball so far?
august fagerstrom
12:59
I think the most excited I've gotten watching baseball this year was when I saw Steven Souza make this catch live: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25569169/watch-rays-steven-souza-makes-an-incredible-diving-catch
I think I shouted
Johnny Keeper
12:59
Who are the better stashes: Giolito or Snell? Reed or Gallo? Crawford or Arcia?
august fagerstrom
12:59
Giolito Reed and Crawford
mtsw
1:00
Say (god forbid) Mike Trout gets hurt. Are the Angels then worse than the Braves?
august fagerstrom
1:00
You can't get much *worse* but they'd be in the conversation
CamdenWarehouse
1:00
Should the Cubs be giving more at bats to Baez?
august fagerstrom
1:00
Taking away from who?
Frank
1:00
You're probably getting lots of AJ Reed questions. Thoughts on his struggles? Currently batting .223.
august fagerstrom
1:00
I wouldn't be too concerned
1:01
Power's still there. Strikeouts are unchanged. Walks are unchanged. Could be running into batted ball luck or something. Kid can hit.
Houzer
1:01
think the Tigers could find a taker on VMart if they decide to sell this year?
august fagerstrom
1:01
Well only 14 teams can be interested
And of those 14, probably half will be out of contention
Makes it tough, especially given what he's being paid
1:02
Though he's doing everything he can to give himself value, certainly
Erik
1:02
Does the Strasbourg deal suggest we were wrong about Boras? Or is this an exception?
august fagerstrom
1:02
I think it's an exception
OddBall Herrera
1:02
The instant the Twins give up on the season, Plouffe gets traded and the Sano-in-the-outfield experiment mercifully ends, no?
august fagerstrom
1:02
Probably yeah
kevinthecomic
1:03
Hey Augie! Thanks for chatting. What's the deal with McHugh? Hidden injury? Forgot how to pitch? Bad luck? Something else?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Leaving too many pitches up
1:04
That, and probably some poor sequencing fortune.
But again, this is one of those things where, mid-rotation starters just don't have much room for error
McHugh leaving a few too many pitches up is quite a bit different than Max Scherzer leaving a few too many pitches u
johnisforthegiants
1:05
I don't care what the numbers say, the Cubs suck!
august fagerstrom
1:05
fair point
Bartolo Colon
1:05
How good/bad would Thor be if he had to throw his fastball at the same rate as I throw mine?
august fagerstrom
1:05
Still pretty darn good
PJ
1:05
Votto: First 16 games: .172/.258/.241 Last 17 games: .302/.457/.547
august fagerstrom
1:05
He's pretty good
Bork
1:06
Do you believe Kevin Pillar can sustain his 5+ WAR/year. SORRY AUGUST.
august fagerstrom
1:06
Probably not, no
rustydude
1:06
Previous commenter mentioned Gil Meche. Are you aware of any other ball player, under contract, walking away from millions and simply retiring when his skills/ambition were diminished?
august fagerstrom
1:06
it literally happened like 2 months ago
Oliver
1:07
Why are so many Aces not acing right now?
august fagerstrom
1:07
Because they've made 6 or 7 starts
Reginald Denton III
1:07
This question doesn't just apply to the new Radiohead album, but that could be considered as part of your answer. Or are you a music guy first, lyrics guy, or a combination? With regards to the new RH album, how much have you delved into the lyrics?
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