FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 1/19/16
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Paul Swydan
9:32
I don't buy it. If ownership was looking at this as a factor, they wouldn't have dealt Kimbrel. Plus they have Tyson Ross, and maybe sort of Matt Kemp could sneak on if he has a good first half.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:32
Interesting, but I think he may hold out for the first injury.
Paul Swydan
9:33
Oh and that James Shields guy.
Donald J Trump
9:33
America doesn't bunt anymore! Now we have WHIP, WAR, PECOTA: these eggheads are leading us down the sewer. When I'm President we'll have all the best people, we'll have David Eckstein; Ned Yost is a great friend of mine. America will bunt again, we'll get saves, we'll make America get pitcher wins again! Thank you!
Paul Swydan
9:33
Well done satire.
I hope.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:33
You are welcome.
Ryan
9:34
Who are you guys pulling for in the CFBBQ best name bracket? I like Cheese Goggans.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:35
I have seen it yet.
Paul Swydan
9:35
Mysterious Walker and Pretzels Getzien!
Doc
9:36
What do you think of an Encarnacion for Sale trade? And if it happened, would the Jays be able to trade prospects to fill the DH hole?
Paul Swydan
9:36
Pretty sure the White Sox would never do that deal.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:37
The Jays could find a DH fairly easy or just the hurt regular. Tulo is on the team now.
Rick Hahn
9:37
If I'm not able to nab cespedes, how concerned should I be about giving up draft picks to obtain other upgrade options like Fowler and Desmond?
Paul Swydan
9:38
Depends on your five-year plan, I suppose. The White Sox always seem to be trying to do the reload thing instead of the rebuild thing, so I guess less than most teams.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:38
Aren't you bottom 10 and have your pick protected. Who cares about 2nd round picks.
Burntpoptrtz
9:39
What letter grade would you give the Braves regarding their rebuild? Do you think they're on the right path?
Paul Swydan
9:39
To be honest, I don't like the burn it down and salt the earth rebuilding plan, so they won't get high marks from me, especially since they're stockpiling pitching instead of hitting.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:40
B-, really disliked the Simmons trade, but Miller trade was a steal
Old Man Roto
9:41
How concerned should I be that own Kluber, Salazar, and Carasco? I own all 3 for a combined $13 in a 5x5 mix 12 team league. What if I owned Harvey, DeGrom, and Thor?
Paul Swydan
9:41
I'd sure feel better about owning the Mets trio, since the NL has more crappy teams, but if you have the three Indians pitchers at that price, I'd be fine with it.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:42
I never am. It sucks when they go to Colo, but would happen with other pitches except spread out
Paul Swydan
9:42
Yeah for sure. It's more of a negative effect for hitters than starting pitchers.
The Dude of NY
9:43
Jeff, I just realized Tyler Clippard is still a free agent. Is there an injury concern with him?
Paul Swydan
9:43
Jeff?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:43
Not that I remember, but some injury news is starting to come out with Caravans and Fan Fests taking place
Daniel
9:44
What is the best B.I.G. song OAT?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:44
No idea.
Paul Swydan
9:45
That's a tough one. It's probably "Big Poppa," but "One More Chance Remix," "Who Shot Ya?," "Party and BS" and "Juicy" all are in the running.
George S.
9:46
This is apropos of nothing, sorry, but the fascinating thing to me about Mike Ilitch is that he's never taken Little Caesar's public. He could have raised a huge amount of cash. I don't care for the pizza, but I have to admire the guy's consistency of principle.
Paul Swydan
9:46
Ya, fair enough.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:47
Pizza, Pizza.
The Dude of NY
9:47
Paul, what do you mean by "burn it down and salt the earth rebuilding plan?"
Jeff Zimmerman
9:48
What Houston did, right? Sell everything and reload over 2-4 seasons.
Paul Swydan
9:48
IE, they're trading nearly everyone of value and are intentionally going to suck. I sat through that with the Rockies - the "Todd and the Toddlers" years. It wasn't fun for anyone involved. Baseball is supposed to be fun. I feel bad for Freddie Freeman.
Yes, similar to Houston.
It's easy to look at Houston's playoff run last year and say it was worth it, but I don't know that I agree.
Alex
9:48
Machado moving to SS this year?
Paul Swydan
9:49
At this point I don't think that's on the table anymore, but it'd be interesting to see him play there. Pretty big "what if" there.
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