FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 2/23/16
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Paul Swydan
9:13
Yeah, that too.
Currywurst
9:14
A German (fringe) TV channel is broadcasting Moneyball in 10 minutes. I think the Film will suck in german (translations of english baseball terms to german are pretty awkward), but I still think that's awesome
Paul Swydan
9:14
That is awesome!
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
I would like to see that.
Concerned Citizen
9:14
Where has August been?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
After July still
Paul Swydan
9:15
August had a private matter to attend to. He's back in the swing now though. Thank you for your concern.
The Decadent Moose
9:15
For a dynasty situation, would you consider trading out WYChen this year for one of the young guns next: Giolito, Urias, Reyes or Glasnow?
Paul Swydan
9:16
Yeah, absolutely, I don't see Chen as a big enough difference maker to hang on to.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:16
Yes, Giolito now. For '16, I think Berrios will get the most innings
Javierbryant
9:17
20 team, 2 catcher, keep 8, $260 salary, $5 per year inflation. Would you trade $11 (each) Lindor, Soler, and Rondon for $21 Machado and $6 JT Realmuto to round out your keeper list if those three were your worst keepers?
Paul Swydan
9:18
Wow, $5 per year inflation! That's high. I think so, yes.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:19
I would make the trade, I personally, I like the high inflation or a max keeper time
Paul Swydan
9:19
I didn't say I *didn't* like it, just that it's high.
Larry
9:19
Who will have the highest fWAR next year: Cespedes, Gordon or Upton?
Paul Swydan
9:19
I'll vote Upton.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:20
Agree
Wheeze
9:21
In most baseball video games (although I know OOTP's been bucking this trend in recent editions) the difference between starting pitchers and relief pitchers often comes down to some "stamina" stat where some pitchers can log more innings at a time before getting tired than others. I wonder - is there any real world version of this idea, any significant difference between the MLB pitcher with the highest "stamina" and the lowest? Or could pretty much any major league pitcher get accustomed to throwing 100 pitches every five days, regardless of how effective they'd be?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:22
I think pitchers could get the stamina, it would just take them about a month. They would throw with less velo though
Paul Swydan
9:22
I think it's more about quantity of pitches at their disposal.
ssf
9:23
Say you're the Rangers and you know today Josh Hamilton is done, and you're only allowed to use one of your big 3 prospects to replace him. Do you use Gallo, Mazara, or do you put Brinson in CF and slide DeShields to LF?
Paul Swydan
9:24
As I said before, I honestly would give Profar the first shot. They have to figure out if he can still be good. If he can, .... I mean he was the #1 prospect two years running. That's rare.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:24
Gallo, it's his time to sink or swin IMO.
I am worried about Profar's arm and if it is 100%
Drew
9:24
What year do you expect the Braves to compete for a World Series title again?
Paul Swydan
9:24
Not before 2018.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:25
At least 2018, helps to be in the AL East
Sage
9:25
Paul, how do you take your coffee?
Paul Swydan
9:25
I don't drink coffee.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:25
NL East, sorry
9:26
Straight black. The stronger the better.
BakedBean
9:26
Can the Sox have 2 starting catchers? Can Swihart and Vazquez start 81 games each? Would that be detrimental to their development?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:27
One will get hurt and/or suck. Also, I think it might be good because each has an extra day to prep each game.
Paul Swydan
9:27
No, I don't think that would be bad for them.
Snarfle
9:28
In a redraft, how early are you taking Correa?
Paul Swydan
9:28
Second round? Very early.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
12th. He will be gone before I get him.
Northsider
9:29
Was the DH being added in the NL just an offseason topic of the month that has run its course, or is it still a serious possibility for the upcoming CBA?
Paul Swydan
9:30
I think what happened is that someone thought they had a scoop, and that it backfired. However, I do think it will be a point of discussion in the CBA negotiations.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:30
Serious possibility with it being added in the next 10 years.
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