August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat -- 9/27/16
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august fagerstrom
12:56
I think the most impressive part of the drought is Chicago.
Like, with Cleveland, it's more understandable. How Boston and Chicago went/have gone so long without winning in those markets is nearly unfathomable.
HugoZ
12:57
You're seriously misusing the term "irresponsible" in regards to an opinion piece. He has a responsibility to expressing his beliefs, not catering to your wishes.
august fagerstrom
12:58
It's irresponsible to present a factually incorrect opinion as fact.
Tim
12:58
Is Kershaw not eligible for Cy Young? Historically low WHIP, historically high K/BB ratio, microscopic ERA. will start 21 games and finish just under 150 innings. How was he not the NLs best pitcher this year?
august fagerstrom
12:58
He's eligible. The missed innings count for something, though.
Joe, Esq.
12:58
What do you think is the best way for the Indians to handle the rotation in the postseason? Kluber, Bauer, piggybacked Clev/Tomlin, Kluber, Bauer, etc.?
august fagerstrom
12:58
Probably, yeah.
Tim
12:58
But by counting stats he was still the best pitcher.
august fagerstrom
12:59
I'm not saying he doesn't have a case. He does. Just saying, we can't totally ignore the innings gap.
Maikel
12:59
What do the Mets do with Jay Bruce? Seems plausible they could leave him off playoff roster. Do they pick up option and try to recoup a little prospect value?
august fagerstrom
1:00
I think he stays on the postseason roster and serves a pinch-hitting role, and potentially a DH in AL parks if the Mets get that far. As for the option, I still think it's picked up. He has more of a role if/when Cespedes leaves, and it's still not crazy to see him being worth close to 2 wins and earning his 13 million.
Matt
1:01
Your 15% figure on Chapman back to NYY - got some context? Obviously, uniform probability isn't applicable at 1/30, but does 15% mean you think it's likely?
august fagerstrom
1:01
Just totally spitballing. Started with 1/30, figure half the league either doesn't have need for an elite reliever or is priced out, then adjusted up a bit for familiarity/Yankees payroll.
Maybe 10% would be a more responsible guess.
1:03
Alright, y'all. The queue is pretty dried up and my arm hurts from this elevation, so I'm gonna go lie back down and watch season 2 of Narcos before I write tomorrow's post. Take care
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