FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 5/10/16
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Pat
9:30
After tonight's start, does Manaea get sent back down?
Paul Swydan
9:31
I mean, I guess that would be warranted, but on the other hand, the A's don't really have much to lose by keeping him up. Not sure this is their year anyway.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
Manaea isn't a great pitcher. I have never been impressed with him
Snid
9:31
How many legs did your router originally have?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:32
BTW, from the NYY fans, what are your thoughts on Gamel. I could see a David DeJesus type player.
16 legs
Paul Swydan
9:32
You mean *for* the NYY fans?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:33
Right "for"
Paul Swydan
9:33
Tell us what you think, Yankees fans!
FirstOldTimer
9:33
On a 538 podcast a little while ago they looked at whether it penciled out for the Angels to trade Trout, and based on his projected WAR through the rest of his contract and the bust rate and projected WAR for some of the best minor league systems (think of it like a KATOH hybrid) they estimated that it would take a team like Boston (with a very good system) emptying their system to make the math work. The articles I've seen (on ESPN and here) seem to suggest a reasonable hypothetical deal would require much less than that. What say you, venerable wordsmiths?
Paul Swydan
9:34
I don't see how you get him for less than 5 of your team's best 7 prospects. The complicating factor is that Trout is so young - to trade a player of his caliber at his young age, it has to be a godfather offer.
Which the Red Sox, Cubs or Dodgers could definitely put together.
9:36
Guess we lost Jeff again.
Fruit Pie the Magician
9:37
Nick Castellanos......sustainable breakout or heavy pendulum swing coming?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:37
Big swing coming
Paul Swydan
9:37
He's rocking a .455 BABIP and walking even less than he did last year, but he is hitting fewer ground balls, so that's something at least.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:38
I lost my Trout comment in the interwebs, but I think Bryant, Seager or Betts would be the highlight of the trade with smaller parts thrown in
JP
9:38
Can Yordano pull it together or is he too far gone? The peripherals are truly awful. Trying to sell low on him but no takes. Would you rank Gausman and Joe Ross above him?
Paul Swydan
9:39
Would definitely rank Ross above him. Right now, probably Gausman as well. I'll let Jeff handle what's wrong with him.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:39
Yes on both. I had to dump Ventura in Tout Wars for Rubby. Ventura was useless
Kurdt
9:40
A rotation of Masahiro Tanaka, Cole Hamels, Marcus Stroman, Michael Wacha, Joe Ross, and Aaron Nola good enough to contend in a 10-teamer?
Paul Swydan
9:40
Contend, yes. Win? Not ready to go there.
DooDooBrown
9:40
Who has the most erotic batting stance? Left-handed Victor Martinez?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:40
No ... IMO. No real Ace. I am worried you may be last in Ks
Paul Swydan
9:41
Julio Franco?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:41
Mike Aviles?
Paul Swydan
9:41
Whose stance has a lot of pelvic thrusts. No one is coming to mind.
NYY Fan
9:41
Yankees fan here, forecasting a bright future for Ben Gamel as a useful role-player (likely for some other team that offers pitching). Also, fuck Lorenzo Cain.
Paul Swydan
9:42
Spoken like a true Yankees fan. Stay classy.
ryN
9:42
Story and Duda for Abreu, which side wins?
Paul Swydan
9:42
The side that gets Abreu.
It's a good framework for a deal though.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:43
Yea, unless Story is a huge upgrade at SS
DooDooBrown
9:43
I've read a lot of conflicting things about McCutchen. Some say he's in "decline" phase isn't he still a pretty safe bet to bat .300 with 30HR and 100RBI?
Paul Swydan
9:44
Yeah, I'm not worried about McCutchen.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:44
I think so, he may come up short in one category, but make up for it in another.
Murdoc
9:45
What are the chances Steven Wright finishes the season as the Red Sox second most productive pitcher?
Paul Swydan
9:45
Decent. Porcello has been very good as well.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:46
Decent and I could actually see Price as not the #1
Tim
9:47
I cant find a buyer for carlos gomez. I dont want to start him and yet I feel like I cant drop him. What to do.
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