FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 2/2/16
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Paul Swydan
5:45
Which of the 2015 last-place teams is most likely to escape the basement?

Red Sox (74.4% | 122 votes)
 
Tigers (18.9% | 31 votes)
 
A's (2.4% | 4 votes)
 
Phillies (1.8% | 3 votes)
 
Reds (1.8% | 3 votes)
 
Rockies (0.6% | 1 vote)
 

Total Votes: 164
Which of the 2015 last-place teams is least likely to escape the basement?

Red Sox (10% | 16 votes)
 
Tigers (1.2% | 2 votes)
 
A's (7.5% | 12 votes)
 
Phillies (31.2% | 50 votes)
 
Reds (21.2% | 34 votes)
 
Rockies (28.8% | 46 votes)
 

Total Votes: 160
5:49
Do you think there are any GMs on the hot seat heading into 2016?

Yes - Potentially Duquette and Preller? (38.9% | 56 votes)
 
Hadn't thought about it (46.5% | 67 votes)
 
No - Most last place teams just got new GMs (14.6% | 21 votes)
 

Total Votes: 144
8:42
What non-baseball sport do you follow most between the Super Bowl and Opening Day?

NBA (29.2% | 21 votes)
 
NHL (25% | 18 votes)
 
Soccer (EPL, etc.) (5.6% | 4 votes)
 
College Basketball (33.3% | 24 votes)
 
College Hockey (0% | 0 votes)
 
Other (specify in comments) (6.9% | 5 votes)
 

Total Votes: 72
9:01
Hi everybody! Let's do this.
Jeff will be along momentarily.
Cwsoxfan
9:01
Ethier and Hernandez for Avi and Danks. (LAD love old LHP?)
Paul Swydan
9:01
You're dreaming. Garcia and Danks are both terrible.
Sean
9:02
How much playing time will Refsnyder get in the majors this year? Is defensive issues the main problem with an early call up?
Paul Swydan
9:02
We have him at 105 PA right now. I think a lot will depend on how well Castro takes to second/the AL. http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=ALL&teamid=9#2B
The Dude of NY
9:02
So Ken Griffey is obviously a HOF. However, both Mussina and Schilling have higher career WARs. Now, IF Ken Griffey Jr. spent his whole career in Seattle, he would not have gotten all of those easy Reds HR during his drastic decline due to stadium conditions. So, assuming it costs him say, 50 HR, does he get less support for the HOF? Does he not break a record for highest % of votes, b/c his HR total is less shiny?
Paul Swydan
9:03
No, Griffey was already a hall of famer when he left for Cincy.
zach
9:03
In your opinion is buxton a bust? What percentage would you give him living up to his superstar potential?
Paul Swydan
9:04
No, not yet. He's had 138 PA at the major league level. Let's give him a full year in the majors, injury free, before we judge.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:04
Compare him to Trout's first season.
Cam
9:04
What is holding back the Rockies most, from being a consistently competitive team - location, or front office? Should they seriously be considering relocation?
Paul Swydan
9:05
The Rockies should absolutely not be considering relocation. Denver is a fabulous city and they have a great fanbase there. I get that altitude is a concern, but that's a ridiculous solution. Sorry.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:05
They need a better front office first before anything.
Tim
9:05
Hello Paul, If you applied WAR to your and your competition's Fantasy teams is it reasonable to assume that you could identify areas of weakness and who has the strongest team?...or is Defense to much a factor in WAR?.....or does WAR not translate well to the Fantasy game?
Paul Swydan
9:05
Defense is an issue, but unless you're in a linear weights league, I'd guess that WAR doesn't really translate well.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:06
Offense barely translates, defense not at all
Ol Sea Cap'n
9:06
Should I trade khris davis for Lance mccullers? Same price. 14 team, 24 player league. 7x7.
Paul Swydan
9:06
Um, I know I would.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:07
FYI, McCullers will continue to be a huge injury risk because of previous injuries and the large number of fastballs he throws.
Paul Swydan
9:07
Steamer has McCullers at 2.7 WAR, Davis at 1.2.
anon
9:07
What would be the most surprising WS matchup? I say Orioles vs Dbacks (or Marlins)
Paul Swydan
9:07
Phillies vs. A's
Jeff Zimmerman
9:08
Twins vs Phillies
anon
9:08
Superbowl pick?
Paul Swydan
9:08
Panthers by 800
Jeff Zimmerman
9:08
Beer
Paul Swydan
9:08
Is the Refrigerator playing in the Bud Bowl this year, Jeff?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:09
Good times. I really don't care or have an educated opinion on it.
Paul Swydan
9:09
God only knows why they stopped doing the Bud Bowl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47SMBrviAO8
John Farrell
9:10
Was there anything you saw from Rusney Castillo last year to suggest that he could turn into an above average major league hitter or he is looking more likely to be a bust?
Paul Swydan
9:11
He's still a very good fielder. He basically has the same deal as Jackie Bradley. If the offense is average, he's an above average player.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:11
He could be an average-ish, but the situation in Boston is not good for him. Maybe Boston is waiting for his stock to rise to get more in trade.
Paul Swydan
9:12
Eh, now that Ramirez is a full-time first baseman, Castillo should have a clear path to regular playing time. We'll see.
Sara
9:12
What is the projected win total for Dodgers now with Howie and Maeta
Paul Swydan
9:13
We still don't have Maeda in there (believe me, we're more frustrated about this than you are) but right now we have the Dodgers at 91 wins.
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