August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 8/5/16
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Bork
1:12
Can I have a custom made Fangraphs onesie made for Bork Jr? Need it by March. Thanks.
august fagerstrom
1:12
Will pass along.
Josh
1:14
Cubs seem much better at getting guys acclimated to the majors than the Twins... would it make sense for them to go after Buxton with some high floor postion players and a sweetener... would Albert Almora, Jeimer Candelario, and a high upside arm in short A, or low A (like Jose Paulino) for Byron Buxton work?
august fagerstrom
1:14
Doubt Twins have much interest in giving up on Buxton just yet, certainly not for a handful of other unproven players
tommylasagna
1:14
when you're sliding into third...
august fagerstrom
1:15
Funny thing is, I didn't even dislocate the shoulder sliding! All I did was jump for a ball thrown high by our catcher after a baserunner overran the bag on a throw home from the outfield. Jumped, fully extended my arm and the shoulder just came out mid-air
It was awful
Toasty
1:16
what am I supposed to do with all of my volcano-related questions now???
august fagerstrom
1:16
Should've got 'em in on Tuesday!
Or wait until next Friday!
ApplePie
1:16
What impact do you think the writers of FGs have on industry trends? Think any analytics team reads the articles and applies the knowledge, or even just reads it?
august fagerstrom
1:16
Front offices definitely read stuff on here daily
1:17
I doubt we have much actual impact. They know most everything we know and so much more
Would assume more than anything our articles serve as reminders or refreshers
to FO types
Joe
1:17
Does Elvis get SS over Profar because he has better defense? Or b/c incumbent?
august fagerstrom
1:17
moreso the latter, I'd assume
Dylan
1:18
A couple of weeks ago there was a question about who has the most WAR this season with a wRC+ under 100. Who has the most war all-time in that category?
august fagerstrom
1:18
great question!
1:19
Ozzie Smith!
should've known
1:20
Almost Jimmy Rollins! Vizquel is up there
"almost" is an overstatement. Smith has the lead over Rollins by 18 wins
Hanzo
1:21
My fagerstrom chat soundtrack: Dr John's Atco albums...
august fagerstrom
1:21
Excellent choice! I saw Dr. John play with the original Meters lineup at Bonnaroo (whose namesake he coined!) a few years back
Great show
Crystal
1:22
even tho you don't answer my questions, I still love you August
august fagerstrom
1:22
sorry Crystal! I promise I don't discriminate by name. I don't even pay attention to the names, really. I just read the question and submit if I like it
Unless it's Bork
I can't ignore Bork's name
Jim Lonborg
1:22
Most underrated player is Beltre, now and forever.
august fagerstrom
1:22
Yeah, he's up there too
Jack C.
1:22
Frank Ocean, eh? You a 2-Chainz kind of guy? He released his mixtape last night.
august fagerstrom
1:22
very very meh on 2 Chainz
occasionally surprises me with an entertaining verse but I never listen to him
Eric
1:23
Is Felix still a top 10 starter? If not, where would you put him today?
august fagerstrom
1:24
Comfortably outside the top 10 for me. 25-30 range probably
Terry
1:24
Joey Gallo or Joc Pederson for 2017 and beyond?
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