FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 6/21/16
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Paul Swydan
3:50
What is tonight's best matchup?

SF (Cueto) vs. PIT (Boscan) (1.5% | 2 votes)
 
CHW (Sale) vs. BOS (Buchholz) (7.6% | 10 votes)
 
KC (Kennedy) vs. NYM (Colon) (3.8% | 5 votes)
 
SEA (Paxton) vs. DET (Verlander) (33.3% | 44 votes)
 
TB (Snell) vs. CLE (Kluber) (32.6% | 43 votes)
 
STL (Wainwright) vs. CHC (Hammel) (18.9% | 25 votes)
 
WAS (Roark) vs. LAD (Kazmir) (2.3% | 3 votes)
 

Total Votes: 132
3:55
Which division do you think is the most interesting?

AL East (30.4% | 42 votes)
 
AL Central (24.6% | 34 votes)
 
AL West (8.7% | 12 votes)
 
NL East (11.6% | 16 votes)
 
NL Central (14.5% | 20 votes)
 
NL West (10.1% | 14 votes)
 

Total Votes: 138
3:56
Which division do you think is the most boring?

AL East (9.2% | 13 votes)
 
AL Central (21.1% | 30 votes)
 
AL West (16.9% | 24 votes)
 
NL East (15.5% | 22 votes)
 
NL Central (23.2% | 33 votes)
 
NL West (14.1% | 20 votes)
 

Total Votes: 142
8:58
Who will win tonight?

USA (14.6% | 6 votes)
 
Argentina (29.3% | 12 votes)
 
Don't care (56.1% | 23 votes)
 

Total Votes: 41
9:01
Hi everybody!
TheDudeofNY
9:02
Paul, have you seen Alien yet?
Paul Swydan
9:02
I have not. Might be awhile, going on a trip with the kids next week.
Oh, which probably means no chat next week. Sorry about that.
CJ
9:02
Who's better Kershaw or Arrieta? Mike Wilbon on ESPN - Arrieta.. (Followed by a bunch of post season stats as his proof. Also mentioned that's all that matters.) Was that a real opinion? My god the mainstream sports media. Do they not realize this is history in the making for Kersh???!!??
Paul Swydan
9:03
Mike Wilbon's opinion on basketball or boxing is to be taken seriously. On baseball, I think he's proven time and again that he is not to be taken seriously.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:03
Kershaw easy and sorry for being late
Paul Swydan
9:03
Also, he's a Chicago guy, so this is a fairly obvious thing for him to pick. I wouldn't sweat it.
9:04
Finally, Jake Arrieta has pitched three postseason games, and he wasn't even that great in two of them.
hscer
9:05
I picked my team's division as most interesting. is that okay?
Paul Swydan
9:05
That's totally OK.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:05
understandable
I.C. Weiner
9:06
I trade away AJ Reed+Cobb+Franco and get Zobrist. 5 keeper league. My 5 keepers are Machado, Bogaerts, Arenado, CMart and Mookie. Could also keep Marte or Kershaw or Trout but they get expensive. So it makes sense right?
Paul Swydan
9:07
It makes sense in the sense that you're definitely not keeping any of the three guys you are trading away. I guess I don't know if it helps you for this season as much, though it seems as though you don't need Franco.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:07
Seems fine in a vaccuum
Zoidberg
9:07
Are you concerned enough about Matz's elbow not to get him in exchange for Votto
Paul Swydan
9:08
Yeah, I am. Also, Matz isn't as good as Votto, so even if that's the deal, you need to get more for Votto.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:08
Votto >>>>> Matz even if his elbow is perfectly fine (in fantasy).
Dal
9:08
Why does Starling Marte bat 5th or 6th behind Freese?
Paul Swydan
9:09
Because the team probably functions better when that is the case. It's not worth getting worked up about. Unlike the stupid Argentinians, who didn't even need three minutes to score.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:09
Not that big of deal IMO, it may cost the Pirates a few runs over the course of a season.
Metro
9:10
Paul, what did you think about the way Farrell handled the 9th last night?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:11
Yea Paul, what do you think?
Paul Swydan
9:11
I didn't see much of an issue with it. The team doesn't have much depth, unfortunately.
Conor the Barbarian
9:11
Trade away Dozier+Votto for Miggy. Single season OPS
Paul Swydan
9:11
Yeah I'd do that.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:12
Yea, probably. small upgrade and depends what you have at 2B
Springer am Rand
9:13
I traded Ian Kinsler for David Price in a standard 5x5 roto. Is that why I'm feeling sad or is it something else in my life?
Paul Swydan
9:13
It's probably something else.
Jeff
9:14
Do the Cubs make a loud trade for a SP this summer or winter OR do they hunt for a good stuff, weird periph guy to buy low on via trade?
Paul Swydan
9:14
I don't know that they need to do either, but if I had to guess I'd say it's the latter.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:14
I think they try to go big on a 1.5 year guy. Not a ton of SP this year
Bobby Sandy
9:15
What kind of K rate do you think Steven Moya would need to maintain to be a productive everyday player?
Paul Swydan
9:15
Probably somewhere around 25%.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:16
He could be 30% as a cap. I think now a days the level can be pushed up a bit
Lukas
9:16
Do you think the Padres WILL trade Wil Myers?
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