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Adam S
12:46
As a software guy, autoscroll should just work. If I'm viewing the most recent post, automatically scroll when new posts come in. If the last post is off screen, don't scroll.
Dave Cameron
12:47
Yeah, that seems like the ideal solution. I'll pitch that to them.
Joel
12:47
Do you think we're seeing the beginning of the decline of Felix Hernandez?
Dave Cameron
12:47
It's going to happen eventually, so sure, it's definitely possible.
Dooduh
12:48
Yeah adding to what others have said, bravo on finding some decent chat software. CIL has been pretty brutal.
Dave Cameron
12:48
I will note that there actually aren't a lot of options out there. This isn't a marketplace overflowing with great options.
Julio Pepper
12:49
Would you trade Mookie Betts for Chris Sale? (I would not)
Dave Cameron
12:49
I think I would, actually. And I love Mookie, but Sale is amazing.
Q-Ball
12:50
Rank these pies in order: Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate Cream, Pecan , Cherry? What do you feel is most underrated?
Dave Cameron
12:50
Sweet Potato is so underrated you didn't even list it.
1. Sweet Potato 2. Apple 3. Pecan 4. Meh to the rest
Bando
12:50
Ooooh, fun game. In three years, Mark Teixeira is playing ____ for the _____________.
Dave Cameron
12:50
Yahtzee, his kids.
JP
12:51
But it's not like those additional Kimbrel years are much below market, right? Miller just signed for 4/36, and Kimbrel's not that much better. Couldn't they have just extended Chapman and turned him into a non-rental?
Dave Cameron
12:51
Chapman's going to ask for 5/$100M or something. It's not just the AAV that makes him below market, but the fact you don't have to guarantee the years 3-5.
Dooduh
12:52
Would you say De Leon for Chapman is in the right range? Or another prospect is added to th emix?
Dave Cameron
12:52
About right.
JWR
12:52
Being an analyst/economist, what would your advice be to high school seniors who are contemplating college choices? How much debt would you suggest kids take on to get into a top-tier (more prestigious) school? Or is it all about the major?
Dave Cameron
12:53
That's a decision with too many variables to give a firm rule for everyone. I've read a decent amount of literature that suggests that the expensive non-Harvard/MIT/Stanford level programs don't provide positive ROI over a lower cost state school.
12:54
I went the state school route and avoided debt entirely, since I paid something like $2,500 per semester. So I'm probably biased in that direction, but if you get into Princeton, I'm not prepared to say it's a waste of money.
Scrapper
12:54
If Cubs don't get David Price, what do you think is their Plan B?
Dave Cameron
12:54
Samardzija.
Matt
12:55
Why does Fangraphs HATE Shelby Miller so much? He's a dirt cheap, controlled #2 starter. That has a ton of value!
Dave Cameron
12:56
Even if you judged him solely by ERA (which you shouldn't), he's not a #2; career ERA- of 87 is good but not great. And that number is based on a .274 BABIP and 8.4% HR/FB rates, which you should regress in a future projection. He's an innings-eater.
Compton
12:56
RE: Mike Trout's greatness being recognized. If you go to a site like Yahoo! Sports, tons of people still don't acknowledge him as the unequivocal best player in the league. For example, any Jeff Passan article that mentions Trout inevitably has at least 10 very distasteful comments, all with many upvotes, about Passan's erotic desires for Trout. It's quite frustrating.
Dave Cameron
12:56
Don't read the comments.
Aunt Jessie
12:56
Okay, when I closed this window fan on my laptop stopped spinning. Coulda been the ad I guess but I don't normally have a problem with that on my laptop. Also, as stated, on the iPad the chat software is really bad... the chat window was slowly shrinking one pixel at a time, and typing was HORRIBLY laggy. This is chrome on os x and it's okay, but the fan was spinning and typing was lagging before I closed/reopened the window.
Dave Cameron
12:57
We'll pass it along, thanks!
Northsider
12:57
Underrated pies: Key Lime and Shepard's
Dave Cameron
12:57
Oh, yes, Key Lime Pie is amazing.
Shepard's Pie is not really pie.
Aaron
12:57
Banana cream is the best pie, Dave!
Dave Cameron
12:57
I don't like bananas much, so...
Phil
12:57
Sweet Potato Pie: The Carolinas' answer to pumpkin.
Dave Cameron
12:58
True story; had my birthday dinner last night at a restaurant called Sweet Potatoes. Got the trout stuffed with sweet potato cornbread and a sweet potato bread pudding for dessert. Sweet potatoes are the best thing about living here.
Matt
12:58
I know you used the word "ask", but do you really think Chapman will get 5/100?
Dave Cameron
12:59
No, but he'll get close. Maybe $80-$90M.
Scrapper
12:59
If you were a GM, at what point would you trade or release a player because of off the field issues? Would it be a sliding scale based on how much value the player brings to the team?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Domestic violence = automatic DFA. Beyond that, off the field is too vague a term to answer specifically.
David
1:00
marcell ozuna or Jackie Bradley jr who will be better productive player in 5 years?
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