FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 3/1/16
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Paul Swydan
9:38
Jeff chooses not to answer!
Jeff Zimmerman
9:38
BTW, you can follow the deep industry keeper league on twitter at #tdgx
Stuafoo
9:38
What pitch would you say causes the least stress on a pitcher's arm? Knuckleball/change?
Paul Swydan
9:38
Pretty sure it's the knuckleball.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:39
Knuckleball
Ian
9:39
I want to take a pitcher in the second round of my fantasy draft. Is it crazy to take Sale over Scherzer?
Paul Swydan
9:39
I think so, just because of the league disparity, and the division disparity. Max Scherzer gets a whole lot of games against the Phillies and Braves.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:39
Yes, IMO. And the Marlins
Trainman
9:40
Thanks guys for answering question, two weeks ago I had an AL only keeper question, and you guys told me to keep darvish at $7 as one of 5 guys (Correa and Cain at $10, sale at $35 and kluber at $15) which I agree with. With chapman suspension, is it still darvish or a $1 Andrew Miller? I still think darvish but millers price tag is intriguing.
Paul Swydan
9:40
I could see keeping both Darvish and Miller and dropping Cain. I get that outfielders are scarce in AL only, but I can't see Cain going for too much more than $10.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:41
I would still take Darvish. I don't usually keep closers.
Ceej
9:41
$200 cap 5x5 OBP QS. Last year of Sale at $13. With our inflation, he won't be worth resigning. What would you offer in addition to Sale for Pollock at only $2 and reasonably kept for years.
Paul Swydan
9:42
An outfielder of a lower grade, though I would still be tempted to just try and get Pollock for Sale straight up.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:42
Not enough context, but $15 in surplus value, maybe more
Ben
9:42
is Detroit the team with the widest range of outcomes this year... I feel like they could win the division and be a 90+ win team.. But a few key injuries or regression from an aging core and this could be a team worse then last year...
Paul Swydan
9:43
I don't really get how they'll be a 90-win team. I still think the Red Sox have the widest range of outcomes.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:44
Agree, all "old" have a wide variance
Ed in Iowa
9:44
Hello fellas! I'm still stinging from not getting my super awesome Addison Russell question answered last week, so I'm just gonna sit over here in the corner and listen politely.
Paul Swydan
9:44
Sorry, Ed. This time of year we get wayyyyyyy more questions than we can answer. You know we still love you.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:45
"super awesome"?
Ryan
9:45
Suppose you're the GM of a mid-market team without much payroll flexibility. What's the number one thing you want to see in the next CBA?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:45
Some change with QO in order to keep your picks and get some of the cheaper FA.
Paul Swydan
9:46
Probably the removal of the draft pick compensation, or at least the removal of it for one-year players, so that you can take a chance on guys that slip through the cracks like Fowler and Desmond without jeopardizing your future.
Evan
9:46
I noticed Stephen Vogt is ranked above Todd Frazier, albeit by one spot, in MLB's top 100 right now. Am I crazy or is that crazy?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:47
A little crazy depending on how people value catchers.
Paul Swydan
9:47
Do yourself a favor and don't worry too much about the rankings of current players like that. Any one ranking can look silly. They're not perfect.
Norrin Radd
9:47
What's your opinion on the fence raising at Coors?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:48
Useless, home runs are the issue at Coors right now. It is the huge field the outfielders need to cover.
Paul Swydan
9:49
I think it's an easy fix because there's no seats there - they won't change the LF one because they'd lose a lot of revenue - and it's good from a PR perspective, especially since they're publicly claiming to use a lot of data. But ultimately I don't think it'll make much of a difference.
Jeff is right.
Big Boy
9:50
Good evening gents, was offered T walker for my Shwarbz in a league slanted to pitching (top 8 players last year were SP). Am I getting enough value?
Paul Swydan
9:50
Assuming you mean Kyle Schwarber...still probably not. But you're right to be shopping him.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:51
I don't think so without knowing the exact scoring.
campy
9:51
Will the Dodgers fix Alex Wood?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:52
Wood is beyond help IMO.
Paul Swydan
9:52
He's been worth exactly 2.6 WAR each of the past two seasons, so I guess I'm not sure what it is they need to fix. But I guess we'll see.
Nevada Kedavra
9:53
Did the Desmond signing kill Gallo's chances at having any AL-only value this year? I have him at only $4 but considering dropping him
Paul Swydan
9:53
I think that is the biggest question - what this signing does to Gallo, Mazara, Brinson and Profar. Probably too early to tell.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:54
I may drop him, but he may be worth it in '17 with Desmond gone. The Texas depth chart is tough to figure out. I do think someone gets moved for some good pitching.
Daniel
9:55
On the "25 ML Pitchers" as a team team... Which pitcher is catching?
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