Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 1/27/17
powered byJotCast
Justino
11:16
Cubs are better than the Dodgers. Kershaw is an injury risk, and there aren't superstars like Bryant and Rizzo on the Dodgers' team. I don't see it as being even all that close. They may be the 2nd best team in the NL, but they aren't close to the Cubs.
Jeff Sullivan
11:17
Seager is a superstar. He's basically as good as Bryant is
Every pitcher is an injury risk and Kershaw is the best pitcher on the planet
You're underrating Joc Pederson, Yasmani Grandal, and Justin Turner, and the Cubs got to feast on some terrible divisional pitching
11:18
*plus* the question wasn't just about 2017. It was about organizational outlook. The Dodgers have a great farm and all the resources in the world
The Cubs are positioned in an excellent place. So are the Dodgers. There is no argument
Dago
11:18
By the end of his career, Nomar Mazara will be better than Moises Alou (47.7 Career WAR)? True or False
Jeff Sullivan
11:18
False
Gus
11:18
Are people going to have to grow old and die before Edgar gets into the Hall and why is there such a double standard regarding specialization among Hall voters? The DH and the closer were both positions, or roles, on teams. I don't see the point of not voting for Edgar unless your Hall is very small.
Jeff Sullivan
11:18
Edgar will get there. Maybe it'll take two more years, but he's on the Raines path
Frank
11:19
Why would player's numbers look better in the NL? Just wondering
Jeff Sullivan
11:19
The National League remains a little bit worse than the American League
curious
11:19
Jeff, why do you hate (insert any player you ever made an even slightly negative comment about here)?
Jeff Sullivan
11:19
I like most major-league baseball players and I want them all to be good
Except for the shitheads
Blu Shoes
11:19
Since when is Carlos Gomez hard to root for? Guy loves the game.
Jeff Sullivan
11:19
I am more on your side
Boo Radley
11:19
What do you think a very good, realistic full 2017 looks like for Gary Sanchez?
Jeff Sullivan
11:20
A wRC+ around 110 with above-average framing numbers and 120 or so games
All right, it's 11:20!
I need to get rolling
11:21
So thank you everybody for hanging out, and I'm sorry for what I didn't or couldn't address. We'll do it again next week at the same time, and until then, be well and have great days
Connecting...