FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 1/26/16
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Paul Swydan
9:55
Sure, but I doubt they'll call him up before June.
Sidd Finch
9:55
What happens with Jenrry Mejia? I guess the Mets appear to still have faith in him, they just made a deal with him to avoid salary arbitration. Do we know if he's eligible for the post-season next year? Even if he does preform well, how do you think the suspensions effect his trade value?
Paul Swydan
9:56
I would guess he starts in a set-up role, and probably won't move beyond that.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:57
Truthfully, I just don't know ... I will have to think about it more
Who_Is_Zorbist?
9:57
Wha...? Kiermaier, Jennings, Souza, Guyer, Mahtook? That's 5 CF, and that's your best defensive OF.
Paul Swydan
9:57
The question was whether Boston could have a TOP FIVE defensive outfield, not the TOP defensive outfield.
Brett
9:58
Will someone sign Greg Holland to an incentive-laden two-year deal, or is he just going to sit around for a year and then sign with somebody? If the latter, can he collect unemployment?
Paul Swydan
9:59
I would assume so, yes. Not sure about unemployment. I'm going to guess no, however.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:59
Maybe on the contract, but he isn't pitching this season. I expect teams will wait.
Ed in Iowa
10:00
But in terms of valuations and strategic decision-making and just being really smart, I feel like we are in an era when an ordinary group of people (Fangraphs writers in this case) can break in to the elite (working in the upper tiers of management in a sport followed by tens of millions) by virtue of availability of information and ability to easily correspond with each other. That's pretty cool
Paul Swydan
10:00
I guess that's cool, though I'm not sure how I feel about you calling us ordinary. I mean, we *are*, but you don't have to say it to our faces. Gheesh.
Jeff Zimmerman
10:01
Possibly, but this group would need to know their limitations.
Jesse
10:01
Annoying keeper question, but I promise I will never ask it again if answered by you two. 16 team league. Keepers are Trout/Kershaw/Betts/Altuve/Chapman/Cruz/ and then two of Kang/Iglesias/Pujols/Severino. Who ya got?
Paul Swydan
10:02
Kang and ............ Severino? Not sure on the second. Probably not Iglesias, since you already have a shortstop.
Jeff Zimmerman
10:02
Kang and Iglesias
Paul Swydan
10:03
Alright, that is going to do it for us tonight folks. Thanks for hanging out as always. See you next week!
Jeff Zimmerman
10:03
Bye
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