Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat
powered byJotCast
Dave Cameron
12:32
I think Cano is something like $80-$90 million in the red now, and Ellsbury is probably $40-$50M in the red, so $40-$50M.
Billy
12:33
MLB network mentioned something on Heyward being a potential fit for the Angels. This sorta makes sense to me, as they have resources, he's young enough for his prime to overlap with Trout's, and he's a left handed hitting OF (either he or Calhoun could adjust to LF I imagine), which is a great fit for their lineup. Your thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:33
Yeah, Heyward-Trout-Calhoun would be an amazing outfield. They should at least be in the mix.
Jason
12:33
Do you already have Szymborski's ZIPS projections already? He's holding out on us, right?
Dave Cameron
12:33
They're scheduled to start rolling out next week.
Catoblepas
12:34
What do you think the gap in talent is between the 5th-best GM and the 25th-best GM?
Dave Cameron
12:34
Pretty small. I think baseball has eliminated most of the GMs who didn't belong as GMs.
Pirates Hurdles
12:35
Had this pop up in the header - "Error! Please enable cookies in your browser". Didnt seem to affect function though
Dave Cameron
12:35
Good to know; the designers of the software are going to read the chat so I'll publish stuff like this so they can see it.
Compton
12:35
Chances that Ray Searage turns Allen Webster into something of value for the Buccos?
Dave Cameron
12:36
Maybe if they turn him into a reliever. I don't see a starting pitcher there.
jballz
12:36
greinke back with dodgers? if not, think they sign an arm or make a trade(possibly involving puig)?
Dave Cameron
12:36
If they don't sign Greinke, I'd say they'll definitely sign another FA starter. But I'd bet they do sign Greinke.
Catoblepas
12:36
So far, this chat software not only seems to look better than cover-it-live, it seems to run much faster. CIL always managed to murder Chrome, this is great
Dave Cameron
12:37
It's much much faster on my end as well, so glad to hear that's the same for you guys.
Jason
12:37
People have been comparing young Cub hitters to young Met pitchers for the last year but what 1 for 1 trade between the two teams would make sense to you?
Dave Cameron
12:38
I think Castro/Wheeler is in the fair-ish range, because I'm not super high on Wheeler.
The Dude Abides
12:38
Was it smart for Wieters to take the QO given the chance of injury to a catcher?
Dave Cameron
12:39
Yeah, I think so. He has a chance to get a huge paycheck next winter in a terrible FA class if he has a good year.
Turkey Tom
12:39
Terducken: Sound tasty, or a holiday abomination?
Dave Cameron
12:40
I've never had it, and I don't have a ton of interest, to be honest.
Matt
12:40
Hey Dave, I like the new software here! So question...Who says no: Joc Pederson, Austin Barnes, and Jose de Leon for Shelby Miller and Christian Bethancourt?
Dave Cameron
12:40
That would be an insane overpay for the Dodgers.
JWR
12:40
You ever have any fellow FGers over for the holidays? Szymborski would probably require that you double up on turkey and stuffing.
Dave Cameron
12:40
Not for the holidays, but Sullivan is coming to NC the weekend after the winter meetings. I'm going to serve him all the fried food he can handle.
Curtis
12:41
In three years Kyle Schwarber is playing ____ for the _____________.
Dave Cameron
12:41
1B, A's.
JP
12:41
Do you think the Reds heard and rejected Margot for Chapman? Because that seems like a fantastic return (for the Reds) to me...
Dave Cameron
12:42
If they turned that down, I think they made a mistake. My guess would be that Margot was only available to SD because Kimbrel wasn't a rental.
David
12:42
Alex Gordon 5Y 90M or Ben Zobrist 4Y 72M who would u get if u r GMDM?
Dave Cameron
12:42
At those prices, I'd take Gordon.
Zonk
12:42
Good point on pitch framing, but if it's a teachable skill, why do some catchers still consistently stink at it? (I am looking at you, Salty). Or regress?
Dave Cameron
12:43
Like any skill, some guys will be predisposed to being better at it easier than others.
Lawrence
12:44
If autoscroll is off, you have to manually lower the chat to see each new comment. Not good.
Dave Cameron
12:44
Yeah, it seems like a catch-22.
Phil
12:44
Yes, but if you turn autoscroll off, it no longer scrolls even once you have caught up. You have to keep manually doing it. So, best to turn it off while catching up and then turn it back on once caught up to present questions.
Dave Cameron
12:45
I'll ask the Jotcast guys if there is a way for them to make the autoscroll on/off toggle more obvious so that this is a more intuitive shift for people.
MIchael Scarn
12:45
I can't get the poll results off the middle of the chat screen
David
12:46
If Mike Trout had four MVPs right now, would baseball's perception of him be any different? or does pretty much everyone know how good he really is?
Dave Cameron
12:46
I think everyone knows.
Connecting...