Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat
powered byJotCast
Esteban
12:56
Montero's avg pop time of 2.1 seconds is 2nd worst in the league. Those steals were mostly his fault.
Dave Cameron
12:56
Go read Travis' piece. No catcher throws out most of those guys last night.
12:57
It can be true that Montero has a terrible arm and that Arrieta didn't give him a chance.
Kevin
12:57
As Mike Petriello and team keep coming out with cool new ways of evaluating players using MLB proprietary data, do you fear that they'll eventually put Fangraphs out of business?
Dave Cameron
12:58
I think there's room for both. There are things they can do that we can't do, and vice versa. Can you imagine what the MLBPA's reaction would be if MLB tried to roll out something like their own version of WAR, given how much WAR affects player valuation now? The league publishing a metric that says "pay this guy more, this guy less" would not go over well.
Alex
1:01
Other than running, are there any other sports you could conceivably play with a torn ACL
Dave Cameron
1:01
Apparently you don't need one to ski.
1:02
My orthopedist told me the guy who won the silver medal in the last olympics apparently was skiing on a torn ACL.
Marty
1:03
Is JV going anywhere? Who are likely candidates?
Dave Cameron
1:03
He's not pitching well and is very expensive. I don't know that there's a market for him right now.
Charlie
1:03
Dave, they're called baths. No indignity, just bliss.
Dave Cameron
1:03
Not allowed to soak my leg in water for 3 weeks.
John
1:04
Dodgers currently 5th in wrc+ against lefties at 110.  6th against righties with a 109 wrc+.  Seems like they've solved their issue with lefties? Or is that a SSS thing
Dave Cameron
1:04
Think it's just more about balance. Seager, Bellinger, Pederson, Grandal all LHH. Turner only RH in middle of the order. Adding another LH just makes the match-ups too easy in the postseason.
Bob Valdez
1:05
You have a young child and a dog to care for.  Your working wife must be pretty unhappy with you getting this injury
Dave Cameron
1:05
Yeah, this wasn't her favorite thing ever. Neighbors are helping with the dog during the day, thankfully.
BT
1:06
Is there a specific rule requiring player contracts to be public info? I could understand having to report to the commish office for validation, but never quite understood why everyone gets to know what a guy makes...
Dave Cameron
1:07
Teams don't report that stuff publicly; it just gets leaked, often by the agents themselves.
Pk
1:08
Much has been made of the widely different styles of Red Sox former GM Cherington and current one, Dombrowski, mostly focusing on the horde talent vs. trade the farm narrative. One thing I've perceived based on acquisitions is that Dombrowski is much better at evaluating Major league level talent. Do you agree?
Dave Cameron
1:08
Nope.
1:09
I don't know that Dombrowski has done anything in Boston that Cherington couldn't have done. Overpay for Chris Sale? There's nothing magical about that.
Dan Warthen
1:10
Is there something magical about not signing pablo sandoval?
Dave Cameron
1:10
Everyone does things that don't work. Everyone.
1:11
Dombrowski traded Travis Shaw for a broken pitcher because he thought Pablo could still play.
Alright, off to do some writing and hobbling.
Thanks for hanging out, everyone.
Connecting...