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Look at Me I'm Wonderful
12:52
Does Puig play the best RF defense in the game? If not, who does?
Dave Cameron
12:53
Jason Heyward.
TKDC
12:54
ESPN says that Charlie Blackmon is the best CF now (excluding Trout due to injury). Who is actually the best CF now? Would you say that without Trout CF is actually a pretty weak position across the board?
Dave Cameron
12:54
A.J. Pollock is pretty good.
I don't think CF is weak; I think Trout just inflates expectations.
Brian
12:55
Had a discussion with a friend regarding which team is furthest from making the playoffs - he said Marlins (pieces to keep or trade but tough division); I said Royals (no pieces meaningful pieces to trade but easier division)...thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:55
SD is in there too, but yeah, one of those three.
Random life advice
12:55
How do you know when to quit your first job? Mine is tolerable but not enjoyable, but I have no similar experiences to compare it to.
Dave Cameron
12:55
Don't quit until you have another job lined up.
By lined up, I mean get hired there.
ohioastrosfan
12:56
If you're Luhnow, it's at a point where any upgrades have to be playoff focused right? No need to pick up a BOR guy, basically it needs to be a top 3 starter, top reliever or a sizeable upgrade to the lineup (Beltran or Yuli) right?
Dave Cameron
12:57
Yeah. You buy for October.
CamdenWarehouse
12:57
"Carson becomes a dad" - it was until I saw it written that I understood the full implications of this
Dave Cameron
12:57
He's openly discussed having his kid sleep in a cardboard box.
Jerry
12:58
Is your Mike Napoli comp for Schwarber starting to look way too optimistic? Maybe a lefty Viciedo is more accurate.
Dave Cameron
12:59
Viciedo didn't walk. Schwarber's career track record suggests he'll hit.
I'm obviously not his biggest fan, but no reason to give up on the bat yet.
Jack
12:59
Is there a way to input specific search qualifiers into FG - for example, a query for players with FB% over 40%, IFFB% under 10%, and HR/FB under 10%?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Yes. You can do that with the Splits Leaderboard.
E
1:00
How would you describe your bball game? 3 and D? crash the boards? Distributor?
Dave Cameron
1:01
I played PF in high school because we didn't have any height, so my background is a 6'1 post player. I was basically the Charles Oakley of my HS team. But now that I play (or played, given the knee...) against normal sized humans, I've had to develop an outside game. So now I'm more like some slow undersized SG.
1:02
And on that note, I'll call it a chat for this week.
Going to go write about the Cubs.
Thanks for hanging out, everyone.
Hopefully next week injures fewer people.
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