FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 3/29/16
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Paul Swydan
4:27
Who should be the Red Sox third baseman?

Pablo Sandoval (41.8% | 84 votes)
 
Travis Shaw (42.3% | 85 votes)
 
Brock Holt (10% | 20 votes)
 
Other (6% | 12 votes)
 

Total Votes: 201
4:29
What did you think of Batman v. Superman?

Loved it! (2.9% | 6 votes)
 
Liked it (5.3% | 11 votes)
 
Meh (4.4% | 9 votes)
 
Disliked it (0.5% | 1 vote)
 
Hated it (4.9% | 10 votes)
 
Haven't seen it, still plan to (19.4% | 40 votes)
 
Haven't seen it, don't plan to (62.6% | 129 votes)
 

Total Votes: 206
4:31
Which division do you think is the hardest to predict?

AL East (41.4% | 92 votes)
 
AL Central (30.2% | 67 votes)
 
AL West (6.3% | 14 votes)
 
NL East (2.3% | 5 votes)
 
NL Central (5.4% | 12 votes)
 
NL West (3.2% | 7 votes)
 
ALL OF THEM! (5.4% | 12 votes)
 
None of them, pft, baseball is easy to figure out. (5.9% | 13 votes)
 

Total Votes: 222
9:00
HI EVERYBODY!!!!
Last week of the offseason. Who's psyched?!?!?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:01
Woo Hoo
Paul Swydan
9:02
Hey, so you guys know I don't usually pimp my stuff too hard, but if you're so inclined to read a music article, I had the chance to write one for Pitchfork last week. http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1068-why-a-tribe-called-quests-phife-dawg-was-sports-fans-favorite-rapper/
Charlie
9:02
After dark? I'm on the east coast, and it isn't even dark yet.
Paul Swydan
9:02
It is now, sucka.
Don Draper
9:02
Hey Paul, what do you see Jean Segura doing this year?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:03
Playing a lot of games and running a ton. I don't think he will be close to an average player though.
Paul Swydan
9:03
Not a ton. He's durable. That's nice. But he's been a replacement player for two straight seasons. I don't see that changing much.
Guest
9:03
Is Peraza a fantasy asset this year? In the future(top 175)?
Paul Swydan
9:03
I don't think so. I had him in Ottoneu last year and cut him over the winter.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:04
No, I think his playing time will be limited in '16
GB
9:04
How much more do you like Giolito vs. Berrios in a keeper league? Or is it just too early to tell?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:04
I Giolito more, but like Berrios this year as I think he will play more.
Paul Swydan
9:05
It's definitely too early. It seems that Giolito has the higher ceiling, but he's also had Tommy John. I don't think that makes it a wash, but they're pitching prospects. I wouldn't put too much time into trying to parse them.
Hugh Jass
9:05
What do you expect out of Andrew Cashner? Can he put it together? If so, how good is is ceiling?
Paul Swydan
9:06
I think we've seen Cashner's ceiling. He's been a mid-2 WAR pitcher for three straight seasons. At a certain point, you are who you are. That's who he is, and there's nothing wrong with that. Maybe someday he tosses 220 innings in a season and gets up close to 4 WAR, but that'd be on the bulk, not the talent.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:06
Ceiling is a top 10 pitcher. I just don't see him getting the defense help from the Padres ever. His velo is up 1.1 mph this spring
Michael
9:07
Who will accumulate more career WAR, Travis S. or S. Travis?
Paul Swydan
9:07
I'll go with S. Travis just on the potential. I'm not a huge fan of Travis S.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:07
S. Travis, just a better player and I really like this question.
Paul Swydan
9:08
Yeah that was a good one.
Dave
9:08
Do you think Naquin has what it takes to stick as a starting OF in Cleveland once Brantley returns?
Paul Swydan
9:08
We'll see. I doubt it. For a cheap team like Cleveland to promote a rookie like this means that they're not too worried about him being a star.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:09
No, he seems to be all average and glove. Those two skills don't look to be that great
Ryan
9:09
Is Glasnow, Giolito, Urias or Leon the best target for a mid-season, impact call-up?
Paul Swydan
9:09
Probably one of the young G's.
9:10
Jeff Zimmerman
9:10
I like Giolito more mid-Season. I think Urias could also as the Dodgers are losing pitchers left and right
Paul Swydan
9:10
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see how much of the process the Dodgers want to stick to. They're being tested already.
Sad Sam
9:10
Would you rather have Betts/Boegarts or Pollack/Goldschmidt for the next five years?
Paul Swydan
9:11
Betts/Bogaerts. Not even a question. You build up the middle always. So you'd rather have the shortstop over the first baseman. And Betts/Bogaerts are younger too.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:11
Ariz side. I may take Goldschmidt over both the Red Sox
Paul Swydan
9:13
Mookie is already halfway to Pollock's career total, and with a five-year head start.
It's a good question though.
Joe
9:13
I liked Man of Steel and looked forward to a sequel with just Superman that didn't happen. Should I still see Batman 5 Superman?
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