August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/23/16
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august fagerstrom
12:52
If not, I promise to write it in the offseason
or at award time
JP
12:52
Giants since the ASB have been terrible...once 8 games up in the division, they are now trying to hang on to a WC spot. O/U on their current playoff odds? (81.6%)
august fagerstrom
12:53
These two sentences seem to be in disagreement with one another. I certainly would not classify a team with a >80% chance of making the playoffs as "trying to hang onto a WC spot"
The Giants will very likely play in the postseason
Tony
12:56
Do you think the Rockies will ever find the correct recipe to develop Coors proof pitching? Or is baseball doomed to fail in high altitudes?
august fagerstrom
12:56
I certainly have my doubts
Jack
12:56
Jerad Eickhoff is a Texas Farmhand who is a #3
august fagerstrom
12:56
There ya go, Kristen! They did it!
TKDC
12:57
Someone did write the article. It was Roberto Clemente in 1968 or Lefty Grove in 1937 if you count pitchers.
august fagerstrom
12:57
Excellent! Do you have a link?
A cat
12:58
The Red Sox bullpen woes should be mitigated in the playoffs when two of Wright, Buchholz, Pomeranz and Rodriguez are dropped from the rotation. Any two of those could be the seventh and eighth inning setup guys over what they have now.
august fagerstrom
12:58
you heard it here first, guys!
CapnZippers
12:58
With Matz now hitting the DL, the Mets have lost Cespedes, Harvey, Wheeler (kinda cheating on this one), D'Arnaud, Duda, Cabrera, Wright, Lagares, Reyes and Henderson for significant periods of time (and there was chatter that they mismanaged Conforto's wrist -- Shocker!) First though, GOOD LORD this team has lost a lot of games to injury! Second thought, how is possible that management hasn't looked towards the teams conditioning program as a problem?
august fagerstrom
12:58
How do we know they haven't?
I'm quite sure it hasn't gone unnoticed within the Mets' FO that plenty of their guys have been hurt
12:59
It's also very possible that they could look into it and determine that it's a fluke! Injury seasons happen
Tom
12:59
Sandy Leon is 5th in WAR for catchers. Any thoughts?
august fagerstrom
12:59
my thoughts:
Chris K.
12:59
Sandy Leon: WTF??? No, really. WTF???
Pete
1:00
True or false: Roberto Perez is a good reminder that computer projections are smarter than we gullible humans and our narratives that explain away inconvenient stuff.
august fagerstrom
1:01
I'm not sure if this is referring to something I've said in the past, which is that Perez is one of the rare cases where I (mostly) disregarded the projections due to the fact that Perez played an entire AAA season with Bell's palsy, but if that's the case, I still stand by it. That was an absolute freak occurrence. That being said, Perez has been truly terrible this year, but I'd still take his RoS projection being closer to his career MLB numbers (83 wRC+) than his projected numbers (67 wRC+)
Cubbies
1:02
OT....Forgot to mention this in your last chat. My last name is July. Once dated a gal with a first name June. You ever date anyone with a month for a first or last name?
august fagerstrom
1:02
I have not!
It's a shame that "June July" never came to frutition
Or maybe not
Moelicious
1:03
Is your Dad here today?
august fagerstrom
1:03
Doesn't appear to be
august fagerstrom
1:04
Here's the best seasons without an MVP vote article, Camden!
Thanks for that, TKDC
Glaus comes in fifth among position players, looks like
Mike T.
1:04
August, what do you think scouts are going to see when Tebow performs for them?
august fagerstrom
1:04
a football player
Bill
1:05
I wish "at-bat" meant "plate appearance." These days we use PA more, but "at-bat" is so much nicer to say.
august fagerstrom
1:05
agreed
Snowflake
1:05
I'm a Yankees fan. I swear I'd never heard the name Jon Lieber until I learned he led the 2004 team in pitcher WAR the other day. I think I just blocked out that year. Who the fuck is Jon Lieber?
august fagerstrom
1:06
production on "Who the fuck is Jon Lieber?" shirts to begin post haste
Pete
1:07
I promise that Roberto Perez question wasn't directed at anything specific you ever said. He just happened to have one of the more believable narratives.
august fagerstrom
1:07
Ah. I think it'd be a fair criticism, either way
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