August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/17/16
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Tom Traubert
12:58
You'd think being his free agent walk year that Aybar would, I don't know, at least try to be good? The guy looks like he's never played baseball before.
august fagerstrom
12:58
i bet he is trying
viet conigliaro
12:58
is mookie betts still better than jackie bradley jr.?
august fagerstrom
12:58
yes
The Average Sports Fan
12:59
I thought watching the Reds Bullpen was depressing. Reading about the Reds bullpen is just as depressing. Is there any hope?
august fagerstrom
12:59
no
how's that for depressing?
Jim
12:59
Would Arizona trade pollock goldsmith and archie for trout
august fagerstrom
12:59
if they can get Trout and keep Goldschmidt, absolutely
E
1:00
Guys who played in the MLB: Hee Seop Choi, Brian Bannister, Rickie Ledee, Bobby Jenks, Mark Bellhorn
august fagerstrom
1:00
totally OK with making this a recurring feature of my chat
old-but-still-somewhat-recent baseball names are some of the best nostalgias
Neal Huntington
1:01
Is Matt Joyce good enough to be a starter? Or is he better off the bench so as to not be over exposed?
august fagerstrom
1:01
he's a platoon player
David
1:01
Trout for Pederson, Hernandez, De Leon, Holmes and Verdugo. Who says no?
august fagerstrom
1:01
The Angels
cdmcmahon
1:02
Clevinger was supposedly just scratched so he possibly on the way up for Anderson's spot?
august fagerstrom
1:02
Saw that. Wouldn't surprise me. Clevinger is the better pitcher
Fielders
1:03
Doesn't Gattis being the part time DH lead to less at bats?
august fagerstrom
1:03
not sure what this is referring to but Gattis is apparently ready to catch again
Matt
1:05
Your answer on Chapman was unfair and out-of-context. They got him for nothing because he was "potentially a criminal, almost certaily to-be-suspended and we have no idea for how long" Aroldis Chapman. At the deadline, he's the same Aroldis Chapman that would have been available last year, except without the full year of control. At very minimum, I'd say the Giles trade is a closer comp, to a Chapman trade, not the Chapman trade.
august fagerstrom
1:05
This is a fair point. My bad. He's still a closer on the last year of his deal with character concerns. You're not getting a top-25 prospect for him.
Matt
1:06
Re Odor getting charges against him, wouldn't Bautista have to press charges to incite? There's probably something in the MLBPA about physical confrontations and a player's right to press charges.
august fagerstrom
1:06
yeah this
fivetoolmike
1:08
Tell the truth: you just made up Layne Somsen so your Reds bullpen article would have a funny ending, right?
august fagerstrom
1:08
saw him pitch in real life yesterday! actual person!
E
1:08
RE: Guys who played in the MLB - fresh list next week
august fagerstrom
1:08
yesssss
can't wait
1:09
OK, that's all for this week. Stay tuned next week for another list of guys who once played in the MLB from E
thanks for chatting everyone
peace
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