FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 5/10/16
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Paul Swydan
9:14
He has always swung a lot.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
No, but he is hitting more FB's which will kill his AVG
mike hawk
9:15
Sup
Jeff Zimmerman
9:15
I see nothing to panic over, but he is changing a bit
Paul Swydan
9:15
Sup
mcgee
9:15
How far are the padres from contention
Paul Swydan
9:16
Far. And getting further every day AJ Preller remains employed. What he did to that team is going to reverberate for the better part of a decade.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:16
Far I think. They don't have enough talent, money, or smooth deals to contend right now.
brb
Danny Almonte
9:17
Velasquez pitches until he meets his innings limit, then combine him with Urias after that. How would that hypothetical pitcher rank? Top 20 starter?
Paul Swydan
9:17
Top 20 seems like a little bit of a stretch, to be honest, but if that's your strategy, I've certainly heard worse ideas.
Nate
9:17
Will the Royals actually finish closer to their PECOTA projections?
Paul Swydan
9:18
Let's see how they react and reload on the trade market. I'm not convinced that they're just going to go quietly into the night.
9:19
The Ks are a concern, and he's also running a .197 BABIP right now. When that goes up, he's going to look very much like the back-end, below average starter he is.
Lake
9:19
Do you see Matt Wisler becoming a solid #3 starter for the Braves when they expect to compete again? Great WHIP and ERA, but lack of K's are worrisome.
Paul Swydan
9:20
Sorry, did that backwards. Answer before the question there, RE: Wisler.
I don't think that's ever happened before.
njs
9:20
what happens to unanswered questions in these chats... does anyone review them to see if there are any good article ideas in there (i feel like i ask good questions that don't get answered... and i'm too old--or uninterested--to hit ya'll up on twitter). :(
Paul Swydan
9:21
I would love to say that we do this, but I know that I never do. Have no fear, we're not ignoring you on purpose.
Ben
9:21
Who makes the better closer, dellin Betances or andrew miller?
Paul Swydan
9:22
I'd rather have Miller in the role because I have a thing for lefty closers, but I don't think there's a wrong answer there.
New Guy
9:22
Adrian Gonzalez going to be all right?
Paul Swydan
Gonzalez isn't even doing that poorly. Only the power is missing. It'll come.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:24
He seems fine
story book ending
9:24
im intrigued with story, that he's keeping this up. Whats the regression going to look like in your eyes, and what do you think his true talent level is?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:25
I think he is this. Very Chris Davis-ish, but can play MI
Paul Swydan
9:26
Well, his wRC+ is down 9 percent since the start of May. I think he's probably a true talent 115 wRC+ player, which is VERY valuable in a middle infielder.
Ed in Iowa
9:26
After fixing Rwanda and saving the bald eagles God seems to have realized the decades of misery that he’d heaped upon Cubs fans, because now everything is (very nearly) perfect. I’m still a little bummed about Schwarber because I was pretty sure that he was going to be quite a bit better than the projections. But still, at this point, short of Mike Trout or Dellin Betances it’s hard to even see what to change. Heck even the important prospects are pretty much killing it. The only bad thing about being a Cub fan right now is that pretending you are Theo Epstein and getting to propose trades and stuff is pretty pointless when you wouldn’t actually change anything (other than trying to straighten out Soler enough that he still has trade value). That’s all, no question, just happy.
Paul Swydan
9:27
Ed is happy, and all is right in the world.
The Maddness
9:27
More surprising in the top 10 WAR, Fowler, Murphy or Eaton?
Paul Swydan
9:27
For me - definitely Murphy.
9:28
If you guys have been reading me for awhile, you know I'm a huge Fowler fan, and Eaton was pretty well touted.
On the other hand, the Mets did almost nothing to retain Murphy this winter, which definitely gave me pause on him heading into this season.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:29
Test
Michael
9:29
Are you looking forward to knuckleballs at the all-star game?
Paul Swydan
9:29
Always.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:29
Sorry, having connection issue. I think my router is on its last legs
It should only be Knuckleballs
Paul Swydan
9:30
I think the issue might be that you bought a router with legs, Jeff. They don't need those...
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