FanGraphs After Dark Chat - 6/21/16
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Lukas
9:16
Do you think the Padres SHOULD trade Wil Myers?
Paul Swydan
9:17
I feel like Lukas could have combined those questions. ANYHOO, no, and I'm not sure. I could see the argument for him still being at the tail end of his prime the next time they're ready to be competitive.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:17
Don't know and yes. I might even completely zag and extend him a couple years. They need some players eventually and he looks like he may have finally turned it around.
Rick
9:18
Is it tripping anyone else out that Johnny Giavotella has 4 home runs in the last 7 games? Am I seeing things?
Paul Swydan
9:18
Anyone is capable of having a good week.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:19
He has the offensive potential, the problem is having to watch him play 2B. Let me find the .gif I think of every time Johnny is on the field
Phil
9:20
I know the options are very limited and they likely are kinda stuck with what they've got, but considering they do appear to be a likely WC contender, is there any SP the O's could target who would be worth it? I keep thinking of someone like Cashner who they could maybe acquire for the likes of Trey Mancini+, but then I look and think he really isn't necessarily any better than having to roll with Mike Wright.
Paul Swydan
9:20
So, in situations like what Baltimore and Boston have, I'm reminded of this piece from Jesse Wolfersberger - http://www.hardballtimes.com/the-exponential-nature-of-offense/
9:21
Essentially, what it says is that even if you have a great offense, you can get even better if you keep adding pieces. That's why I get so frustrated with Boston's catching situation. The best way to improve either team may be to just keep piling on with the offensive weapons.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:21
I wonder if teams may go with the prospect for prospect trade to get pitching with hitting. Some of the contenders have an excess of hitting prospects
Bill
9:22
Rosenthal is terrible. Siegrist, Oh, or Matheny is a nutbar?
Jeff Zimmerman
9:23
Oh, but if he makes a move I think it will be Siegrist
Paul Swydan
Also, I agree with Jeff. He's trusted Siegrist for longer.
Minty
9:23
Where do you think that Profar ends up in terms of HR/SB and OBP? I feel like he's a sell in dynasty because he'll be overrated.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:25
I think he is actually underrated at this point with him playing 2B. I think he can be 20/20 at least. He was a stud before the injuries and people shouldn't be getting rid of talents like him.
Paul Swydan
9:25
Well, he hasn't been a stolen base threat since A ball, so I wouldn't expect him to steal a lot of bases. But I am very high on him in general and wouldn't just sell quickly on him.
Tavera's Ghost
9:26
Floundering in 7th place with a starting offensive roster of:
rizzo, kipnis, correa, sano, harper, stanton, s marte, springer and saunders.
Ride it out and wait for the stars to be stars or did I build too much around hit or miss guys?
Paul Swydan
9:27
I think you need to wait it out, unfortunately. I don't think you have hit and miss guys so much as you have a lot of young guys, and progress is rarely linear. If you want to make one dramatic move, I might see if I can find someone to pay full price for Stanton.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:28
I like Stanton the best. His batted ball velo has turned it around. You have to ride this out with maybe looking to make some improvements in the OF
baltas vilkas
9:28
You know: I, along with others, was taping the soccer game between the U.S. and Argentina, right? Please issue a spoiler alert next time when doing the chats! Thanks.
Jeff Zimmerman
Paul Swydan
9:29
Sorry. I didn't think that our little chat was worth paying attention to over an important soccer game...
Ben
9:29
Will Fielder rebound this season? Is he done? Will Gallo supplant either Fielder or Moreland in 2016?
Paul Swydan
9:30
In his two-plus seasons in Texas, Prince Fielder has been worth -0.4 WAR. I think it's time to stop asking if he can turn it around.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:30
I was amazed with Fielder's season last year, but I think he may be done. The big-heavy guys just don't age well
Kevin
9:30
First time being able to contribute to chat! ROS 12 H2H 5x5 Heyward or Han Ram?
Paul Swydan
9:30
Heyward
Jeff Zimmerman
9:31
Heyward better, I need him in Tout Wars
Dave in London
9:31
Thanks, as always, for your insight. Thoughts on Moncada? Just promoted to AA, but is he still several years away from the majors? Or, given his batting skills, might the Red Sox put him on the fast track, as they did with Betts and Xander, and give him a call-up in 2017?
Paul Swydan
9:32
So, I don't think he is several years away. If you get to Double-A at his age, it's probably because you're within a year of debuting. The issue for Moncada is his position. He's probably not playing second base in the majors.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:33
Tough call, but I could see Dave trade him for a nice haul like the Phil's Nola and pieces.
Paul Swydan
9:33
The easy fix would be to move him to third base, but I guess we'll see.
Jeff Zimmerman
9:34
Yea, they need to keep him at premium position for trade value
baltas vilkas
9:34
Understandable. But sometimes the flat screen is not available. Tonight a couple of others in the household are watching a pay for view movie which I've already seen. Hence, I'm here. No big deal.
Paul Swydan
9:34
I definitely don't want to see him traded for pitching, I know that much. But the problem with the Red Sox farm system is that they only have 3-4 good prospects, so at least 1 of them is probably getting traded.
I know how that goes, baltas vilkas. Again, my apologies.
Ben
9:35
Who is going to take Trout's MVP this year? Bogaerts, Machado and Altuve seem like front runners.
Paul Swydan
9:35
I don't think it's "Trout's MVP." But I do think he'll still figure prominently. Bogaerts and Machado have the best odds right now.
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