FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 4/12/16
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Steve
9:16
Do you expect Soler to step up and produce in Schwarber's absence?
Paul Swydan
9:17
I don't know that it will be a one-for-one thing like that, but I do expect Soler to be better this season.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:17
Not any more than before. I am more interested in what Baez can do when he returns.
Paul Swydan
9:18
Yeah, it would seem Baez could get some LF time.
I guess we'll see.
Anal Hershiser
9:18
Rich Hill or Joe Ross?
Paul Swydan
9:18
This is a great question I think. Let's put it to a poll.
Rich Hill or Joe Ross?

Rich Hill (25% | 13 votes)
 
Joe Ross (75% | 39 votes)
 

Total Votes: 52
Jeff Zimmerman
9:19
Ross, just because he is in the NL and facing a pitcher more often.
Paul Swydan
9:20
Yeah, you always slightly favor the NL pitcher. I don't know, maybe I'm just too bitter that the Sox let Rich Hill walk so they could pitch Joe F'ING Kelly, but I'm tempted to pick Hill.
Anal Hershiser
9:20
How much concern (if any) with Wainwright?
Paul Swydan
9:20
If Wainwright is still not pitching well in mid-May, we can talk about being concerned then.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:21
He's getting old and has an injury history. Some. Not panic mode yet
Big Mike
9:21
Do you think there is any bounce back potential in Phil Hughes in an AL only?
Paul Swydan
9:22
By FIP-, last season was the worst of his career, so I would certainly expect some bounce back from him this season. having said that, I don't expect him to the 5.8 WAR guy he was in 2014.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:22
Some, but not to '14 level. I think an average of'14 and '15 is expected from me
Paul Swydan
9:23
Hey remember that time Blake Swihart hit a fly ball? Yeah, me neither.
Roger
9:23
Do you think the Angels break down and sell at the trade deadline this year? And if so, whom might they move?
Paul Swydan
9:23
Way too early to think about that. For now, I'll say no.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:24
No, I think they think they are contenders
Ryan
9:24
The Royals handed out 700 World Series rings at a cost of over 9 million dollars. Does this explain the state of their starting rotation?
Paul Swydan
9:26
No, that's not all that abnormal. I know all Rockies full-timers and scouts (and players and on-field personnel) got NL champs rings in 07, and that had to be on the order of 400 or so people at least. Maybe the Royals were a little more generous, but this is just the cost of doing business. It didn't dig into the money they spend on players.
Ralph the mouth
9:27
Al only scoresheet league. I got Tyler white in the last round of the first draft series... Should I flip him for anything decent right now?
Paul Swydan
9:27
Nope, I'd hang onto him and see where this thing goes.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
Depends on what you can get. Maybe aim for someone like Moustakas or Todd Frazier
Big Mike
9:28
What kind of ETA is there in Devon Travis and do you think he can perform at the same level as last season.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:29
Travis is a while, let me look on my last MASH Report .....
Paul Swydan
9:29
The ETA I believe is "sometime in the first half." Jeff probably has a better estimate than that though. Assuming he comes back at full function, I like Travis to be as good as last year. I like him a lot.
Adam
9:29
Whats the deal with spitting in sports?
Paul Swydan
9:30
Men like spitting and snorting and scratching and such, and sports provides an outlet where that sort of behavior is socially permitted.
Brian
9:31
Hey, Dynamic Duo! Who wins, 20 team keeper with. OBP and total bases. A gets Hosmer and Soler, B gets Sano and Baez.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
On Travis: Late May to Late June: http://m.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article/169180854
Paul Swydan
9:31
I'd say B all the way. Sano is clearly the best player of the four, to me.
9:32
Jeff - opinion on Brian's trade?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:33
B, take multiple players in a 20 team league
Paul Swydan
9:33
Robbie Ross regressing back to the mean.
Lindor Truffles
9:33
Nola for Holliday fair in a redraft?
Paul Swydan
9:33
Yeah that seems fair.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:33
Computer issues ... well computer operator issues ... soryy
Fair trade
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