FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 5/17/16
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Paul Swydan
5:38
What is tonight's best matchup?

MIA (Chen) vs. PHI (Velasquez) (2.1% | 4 votes)
 
SEA (Miley) vs. BAL (Jimenez) (3.1% | 6 votes)
 
TB (Archer) vs. TOR (Stroman) (4.1% | 8 votes)
 
WAS (Scherzer) vs. NYM (Syndergaard) (88.2% | 172 votes)
 
HOU (Keuchel) vs. CHW (Rodon) (1.5% | 3 votes)
 
NYY (Pineda) vs. ARI (Greinke) (1% | 2 votes)
 
TEX (Hamels) vs. OAK (Hahn) (0% | 0 votes)
 

Total Votes: 195
7:30
What should Binghamton replace Mets with?

Bullheads (9.2% | 8 votes)
 
Gobblers (13.8% | 12 votes)
 
Rocking Horses (8% | 7 votes)
 
Rumble Ponies (29.9% | 26 votes)
 
Stud Muffins (21.8% | 19 votes)
 
Timber Jockeys (17.2% | 15 votes)
 

Total Votes: 87
9:03
OK let's do this!
Brett
9:04
As a Boston fan, I see Teheran as a perfect fit for us since he's young, affordable and under team control until 2020. What would we have to give to Atlanta to get Teheran?
Paul Swydan
9:05
Not much. I'm not big on Teheran. He's league average in the NL, and I expect he would be worse than that in the AL. Also, while he's young, his fastball has already lost 2 mph, and if it loses 2 more, he'll basically be done.
AJ Preller
9:05
Are pieces like Melvin Upton, Matt Kemp, Andrew Cashner, and Derek Norris even trade-able? What would it take to see deals take place?
Paul Swydan
9:06
Upton has rebuilt his trade value some, and Kemp probably goes if you pay his salary. Shields and Cashner definitely have value, especially given how little is going to be on the free agent market.
Roger
9:06
What could the Reds get at the deadline for Zack Cozart?
Paul Swydan
9:07
I doubt they get a ton. While he's still under team control, he's also 30.
Ryan
9:07
Who contributes more value (or perhaps more accurately, subtracts less value) for his major league team this year: Tim Lincecum or Joe Nathan
Paul Swydan
9:07
I'll say Lincecum.
Roger
9:08
Considering current on-field talent, farm system depth, and payroll constraints, which team is in a worse position: the Diamondbacks or the Angels?
Paul Swydan
9:08
The Angels.
Ryan
9:08
UZR says Carlos Correa is the worst defensive short stop in the majors, and it's not even close. Is that ranking legitimate, and if so, does Correa move to second or third in the next year or two?
Paul Swydan
9:09
It's not legitimate yet, give it time. Same goes for the position switch. Give him time to prove conclusively that he can't play shortstop.
John Candy
9:09
Starting to really worry about Archer. Would you trade him for Urias and Trea Turner in a 12 team mixed league where you only keep 8? Is that selling too low?
Paul Swydan
9:10
I think this depends entirely on your situation. If you can only keep 8, then keeping Turner AND Urias means that you're going to be in rebuild mode. If that's where you are, go for it. It's definitely not selling low if you can get those two players for him.
Andrew
9:10
What type of trade value does Swihart have now? Iirc he could have been a centerpiece for Hamels a year ago. Anything like that still possible with him?
Paul Swydan
9:10
No, not a chance. Not while they're pushing him out to left field.
Matt
9:10
Felix Hernandez and Ben Revere for Jose Abreu? Decent trade, or do I need to offer more for abreu?
Paul Swydan
9:11
I think you need more.
Stenzy
9:11
How is the Shark all of sudden so great now that he is on the Giants? And most of his starts have been on the road.
Paul Swydan
9:11
It's more that he just had a down year last year. He's always been pretty good.
N.W. enO.
9:12
Which side are you on? Beltre/Jansen for Donaldson?
Paul Swydan
9:12
That's tough. I'd probably take the Beltre/Jansen side if you're OK with Beltre being a bit of a health risk.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:12
If you really need saves, B/J
9:13
and hi everyone
Ben
9:13
What's your take on Maeda? Are hitters catching on or his troubles in adjusting to MLB? Think that he will bounce back to some success?
Paul Swydan
9:13
Yes, I think he will be a solid starter. #2/#3
Noel
9:13
Odor gets hit with an 8 game suspension. Is it 1 or 2 if he wiffs on that right hook?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:13
Hitters are catching on a bit and I see him as a Wacha type pitcher
Paul Swydan
9:14
No, I think he probably gets 5-6 if he misses. The intent is the biggest thing.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
I think he would have gotten at least five with that swing
Paul Swydan
9:14
As The Undefeated pointed out today, Odor has done that exact same shove/punch combo in an on-field fight before.
Catcherless
9:14
Any reason to hold onto Swihart in a Dynasty League?
Paul Swydan
9:15
I'd hold onto him through the trade deadline just in case. Sure seems like the Sox want him anywhere but Boston.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:15
Yea, really depends on the number of keepers in the league.
OddBall Herrera
9:15
Who do you like for 2017 and beyond between Benintendi and Mazara (fantasy)?
Paul Swydan
9:15
Mazara is closer, so I'd have to say him, but both are good choices.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:16
Mazara
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