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Danny Salazar's Elbow
1:08
Dave I didn't realize you had cancer,do you mind sharing what kind? Happy to hear you battled through it successfully
Dave Cameron
1:08
I got Acute Myeloid Leukemia back in 2011. 0/10, not recommended, don't try it at home.
Happy to be in remission now though.
Grant
1:08
For a season in the major leagues, who has the highest wrc+ out of Fangraphs writers?
Dave Cameron
1:09
Eno, because there are probably more MLB pitchers who want to throw at him than anyone else on staff, so he'll get that sweet HBP bump.
Matt
1:09
With the context of "everyone has better ideas than the guy they're criticizing until that person is given the chance to try theirs out" is there a MLB team that you truly believe you could take over as GM tomorrow and have turned around within 3 years (well, 3.5)?
Dave Cameron
1:09
Nope. Every team has a GM better suited for that job than any one of us.
1:10
All the unqualified guys are gone.
Query
1:10
True or false: Even though the Braves starting 1B went down and they openly admitted that they were looking outside for a replacement, they still managed to play the Cardinals like a fiddle w/ the Adams trade?
Dave Cameron
1:10
False. Matt Adams is not very good and was available for little because of that.
Anthony
1:11
So, has the Rangers' run since your Darvish article changed the calculus? They seem likely to hold or buy now right?
Dave Cameron
1:11
Yeah, winning 10 in a row is one way to dig out of a big early hole.
Paulie Walnuts
1:13
pre-PED bonds was at least as good as Trout.
Dave Cameron
1:13
Uh, no.
1:14
If you give him the benefit of the doubt that he was clean in PIT, so up through '92, his career wRC+ to that point was 145, and he racked up +48 WAR in 4255 PAs. Mike Trout has a 170 wRC+ and +51 WAR in 3743 PAs. They'll be close in career PAs at end of season, and Trout will have almost 10 WAR on him.
Eric
1:14
Re: Sano. A guy with 2.7 WAR in 41 games so far is worth 4 wins in a season. Got it.
Dave Cameron
1:14
Yes, because projections work by taking a player's line through the first 50 games and extrapolating.
Did you know Alex Avila is the best hitting catcher ever?
JT
1:15
3 years of Trout > 5 years of Harper
Dave Cameron
1:16
Maybe. I almost took Trout. It's close.
Anon
1:16
Who is the objectively handsomest writer at FG?
Dave Cameron
1:16
Sullivan, and it's not close.
1:17
Okay, off to write about the Brewers.
Get excited!
Thanks for hanging out today, everyone.
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