August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/5/16
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august fagerstrom
12:17
no
Debatable whether running up pitch count is even a good thing
LarryA
12:17
Why would the Indians trade the farm for a good hitting catcher, when they already have the best hitting catcher in baseball on their roster: Mike Napoli. Tell him to throw the old equipement on!
august fagerstrom
12:18
Well they definitely didn't try to trade the farm for Lucroy. To be honest, I was surprised at how light the Lucroy package was
And as for Napoli catching....... no
That's not happening for so many reasons
Bork
12:18
The Mets told Cespedes to stop golfing as he's supposed to be nursing his injury. I guess he didn't realize he can golf all he wants in October.
august fagerstrom
12:18
*FireEmoji* *FireEmoji* *FireEmoji* *FireEmoji* *FireEmoji*
Alex
12:18
Do you think Liriano in Toronto will be produce closer to 2013-14 Liriano, or what he has been producing so far this year in Pitt?
august fagerstrom
12:18
This year
j6takish
12:19
Cigarettes, gorging yourself on seafood, binge drinking and golfing. We could all learn something from Cespedes about how to live life
august fagerstrom
12:19
anyone know if John Daly liked to play baseball in his spare time?
Maxamuz
12:19
It's been a rough week. I lost Salazar, McCullers, Nola and Story.
august fagerstrom
12:20
been a far rougher week for Salazar, McCullers, Nola and Story
Alex
12:20
What is the greatest pitch of all time? Pedro's changeup?
august fagerstrom
12:20
Chapman's fastball or Rivera's cutter
j6takish
12:20
It isn't even noon yet, who do you think you are? Cistulli?
august fagerstrom
12:20
I said lemon chicken not beer
Sam
12:21
I've asked this question several times over the last 2 years in various chats. Can someone PLEASE explain to me why Jeff Locke still is allowed to make starts in MLB?
august fagerstrom
12:21
I wrote a couple years ago about how he essentially embodied the prototypical Pirates pitcher in his approach. My guess is, as a guy they developed, they thought he was one tweak away from being the guy they want all their pitchers to be
Never got there
Have to imagine this year is the last straw
joseph
12:22
August! Give me you hot take on the Toronto - Sanchez situation!
august fagerstrom
12:22
If the take has to be hot, I guess I'll go on record as saying I find it sill
silly*
There's just no evidence that what they're doing makes Sanchez any less likely to be injured
At least, public evidence
12:23
Maybe they've got some, IDK. But I think teams are still just doing this because it seems right, or because it's what other teams have done
And if they're taking their best starter out of the rotation during a pennant race based on an *assumption* that it will keep him healthier, well
12:24
oh, shit!
They're keeping him in the rotation now?
Wasn't paying attention to baseball last night! That changes things.
Nick
12:25
What did you think of Lucroy outright confirming that he vetoed the move to CLE because Antonetti wouldn't guarantee him the starting catcher spot this season? Man, it seems pretty ill-advised to lose Lucroy and bet on Gomes again to rebound after he's been awful since 2014 now. T_T
august fagerstrom
12:25
Still don't totally buy all that, but it was *next* season, right? Not this one?
Because I could see the "no promises" thing being true for next year, because they probably just couldn't promise they wouldn't trade him again
Dan
12:26
Do you answer fantasy questions?
august fagerstrom
12:26
negative
worth a reminder every now and then I suppose
RJ
12:26
Will Jose Ramirez be the Indians' starting 3B in 2017? In 2018?
august fagerstrom
12:26
Yes/Who knows
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