FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 2/16/16
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Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
Production to this point in their careers. And Bryant plays better D
Rick
9:31
Sleeperiest teams in the AL and NL?
Paul Swydan
9:32
Twins and Marlins.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:32
A's and S.D.
AL has less teams rebuilding
Ed in Iowa
9:32
Hello Fellas! I've been playing around with surplus value stuff relative to the possibility of a Mike Trout trade. I've changed my mind (compared to a previous comment of mine you posted). I think the Red Sox, Dodgers or Cubs could come up with mutually beneficial offers. I'm not saying it's likely, just possible. But that got me wondering: Jeff's awesome piece on prospect valuation in THT clearly indicates that grade 55 prospects are worth much, much less than grade 65 prospects; but, in a system as barren as the Angels is, ought they to place some extra emphasis on quantity over quality? Like maybe Schwarber plus 6 grade 50/55 prospects (for Trout) would be smarter than just Schwarber, Soler and Hendricks, even though the later would look more even in a surplus value sort of comparison? I pick the Cubs just because I know them best, but the same idea could apply for the Sox and Dodgers. Thoughts?
Paul Swydan
9:33
I think you're right on, but that the Angels will essentially be screwed publicly if they ever trade Trout. He's their Kobe.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:34
I like the idea with maybe Byant, but the Angels won't do it until last half season, if ever.
Mike
9:34
I currently work as an analyst helping state child welfare agencies learn to manage by data and achieve better outcomes for children. Would a pick-up line along the lines of "I save children's lives for my job" be effective? I wouldn't ever use it, but I'm curious what you think.
Paul Swydan
9:35
You're asking the wrong person. I've literally never successfully executed a pick-up line. The first time I asked my wife out, she told me no. She had to get used to the idea of me, because I'm obviously super obnoxious.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:36
No, don't use it. You could bring it up later in the evening.
Zach
9:36
How many games do you see Trea Turner getting at the Major League level this season?
Paul Swydan
9:37
80 or so? It'll probably take the Nats half the season to realize that Stephen Drew is garbage.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:38
Maybe less. could be interesting. I have a recent Twitter poll in this subject and can't find it.
Marc
9:38
Deadpool was beautiful. No question just thought all should know
ssf
9:38
Rougned the Elder is gonna lead all 2B in WAR this season. Just letting you know now so it doesn't take you by surprise.
Paul Swydan
9:39
people just leaving us comments now. sup with that. ask us something, gosh.
Marc
9:39
Over under 10% chance Cutch loves Pittsburgh so much he's willing to take a pay cut* and stay a pirate for life/the Pirates offer a deal in the realm of possibility of him accepting?
Paul Swydan
9:39
under
Jeff Zimmerman
9:39
Under, the Pirates will need to pay market rate
Paul Swydan
9:39
but good luck to the pirates ticket sales people if the team decides to lowball him.
9:40
it worked out so well when they lowballed bonds
The Dude of NY
9:40
Jeff, I found your Trea Turner tweet! https://twitter.com/jeffwzimmerman/status/691650808446726144
Cody
9:40
Here's the Trea Turner tweet you were referencing: https://twitter.com/jeffwzimmerman/status/691650808446726144
Paul Swydan
9:40
see now THOSE are helpful comments at least
Jeff Zimmerman
9:41
Thanks, so around 80 games says the crowd.
The Dude of NY
9:41
So Paul, how about that weather?
Paul Swydan
9:42
the bottoms of my downspouts all fell off today, because the water was running through them like crazy, but there was still ice inside them too, and they couldnt handle the weight. goooooood times.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:42
Is it not going to be 70 tomorrow in Boston like it is here in the Great Plains
Paul Swydan
9:42
no but it will be upper 40s, so at least i won't have to wear a coat!
kevinthecomic
9:43
@CamdenWarehouse -- thanks man, that took care of it :)
Paul Swydan
9:43
beauty
DK
9:43
Can Domingo Santana make enough contact to be a factor?
Paul Swydan
9:43
yes. i really like him.
he's on my sleeper list for sure.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:43
He is going to walk the rope I think. It will be interesting with him.
Adam
9:44
Does Swihart get the Red Sox a Lucroy/Will Smith package?
Paul Swydan
9:44
I don
I don
t think so.
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