August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 5/31/16
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august fagerstrom
12:58
I think everyone is just happy to see Yu Darvish pitching again
Jason
12:58
So here come the Royals with their comeback/clutch/exceeding W/L projections nonsense. Projections have them going 53-59 the rest of the way. You buy that?
august fagerstrom
12:58
Think they're a little better than that, but not far above a .500 team rest of the way
Especially with injuries piling up
Curtis
12:59
When I worked grounds in Tacoma, R.A. Dickey would plop down in a seat in our break room during rain delays, in full uniform, more than once... and chatted it up. Always rooted for that guy during and after that. Love "normal" elite people.
august fagerstrom
12:59
This is cool. Never spoken with Dickey personally but have heard nothing but great things
Swfcdan
12:59
What % of questions do you read out? Mine never get answered!
august fagerstrom
1:00
Maybe a third? I get a ton and some get left behind. Mostly the fantasy ones. I promise I don't look at names / play favorites or anything -- apologies if I've missed good ones of yours
CJ
1:00
Curious, how long is a GM typically given? As an example, say Eppler? How long does he get to turn Angels arounds? Also, would a GM be hired if he said I need 5-6 years to see significant results and then be given that time?
august fagerstrom
1:01
Anything less than 5-6 years just isn't giving the GM a fair shot to have whatever plan he set in place upon his arrival play out
Takes a couple years to make a team "yours"
Eppler's situation is bizarre one in particular though because Moreno might be more hands-on than any other owner in baseball
Friend
1:03
Goodbye, Bork!
august fagerstrom
1:03
Yes, goodbye Bork, and goodbye non-Borks! I need to go take a nap
Thanks for chatting everyone. I'll try to go longer next week given I'm feeling better. Apologies as always to those questions I didn't get to
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