FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 2/16/16
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Adam
9:58
Should be fun for a college kid from BC or Northeastern to have to face Carlos Marmol during the Red Sox first exhibition game of the spring.
Paul Swydan
9:58
I hope Marmol is good, but if he isn't, hopefully he can at least entertain me by plunking a half dozen BC hitters.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:58
I would go to bat in full body armor.
hanna
9:58
Mlb.com did a piece talking to Trout's trainer. In it he said that Trout has worked on explosiveness in the legs. Does explosiveness in the legs lead to more stolen bases? If so, does that make Trout the clear number one over Harper?
Paul Swydan
9:59
No puff piece like that should ever factor too heavily into your considerations. Having said that, I still have Trout as my number one.
Jeff Zimmerman
10:00
I like Trout as the number even with the declining SB numbers. That being said, it will be interesting to see if Dusty gives Harper the green light more often.
DK
10:00
Back to my SS conundrum. Semien, Jhonny Peralta, Asdrubal. Or Tim Anderson and ride Segura out until he gets called up?
Paul Swydan
10:00
Tempted to say Peralta, actually.
Jeff Zimmerman
10:01
I think so on Peralta. Set job.
Dave
10:01
Suppose you're an MLB GM. It's December 2018. Ownership has given you $500M to spend however you want. Do you sign Bryce Harper to a 10-15 year contract or spread that money around to upgrade at multiple positions?
Paul Swydan
10:01
Harper
Jeff Zimmerman
10:01
Harper
hanna
10:02
Do you still read a lot of baseball stuff even though you are writers now? If so, who is your favorite?
Paul Swydan
10:03
I read as much as I can. Besides FG/THT writers, Brisbee, Lindbergh, Keri, Sheehan. Others I can't think of off the top of my head.
Jeff Zimmerman
10:03
Any of Roger Angell's stuff. It is gold. I have been reading up on tons of players since I am in TOUT Wars this year
Paul Swydan
10:04
OK I think that is going to do it for us tonight everyone. I know we've got a ton of questions we didn't get to, but I'm nodding off here, and that's not going to be fun for anyone. Thanks for chatting, and we'll see you again soon!
Jeff Zimmerman
10:04
Bye
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