Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 1/29/16
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Pete
10:34
Any chance one of these free agents takes the Drew/Morales route from a few years ago and doesn't sign until the draft pick is no longer attached?
Jeff Sullivan
10:34
Not after what became of Drew and Morales
Ross
10:34
Who has the highest WAR year over the course of their career Walker or Paxton and why?
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
Walker; throws strikes
MRK III
10:35
Why don't we ever seem to hear about teams moving the fences BACK? Cincy, Philly, Coors, etc. would probably benefit from this.
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
I would guess it's much more structurally difficult because then you're removing seats instead of adding them
Steve
10:36
During the 2014 season, BBRef listed Camden Yards' 1 year and 3 year park factor as completely neutral (it went back up to hitter friendly this year). It made me wonder if the perception of OPACY as a hitters' park comes more from the loaded AL east lineups and really bad Orioles pitching for most of the time that the park has been around. Am I crazy or could there be something to this?
Jeff Sullivan
10:37
I think you are on to something. Plus, people equate homer-friendly with hitter-friendly, and Camden is definitely homer-friendly. But it's more homer-friendly than *offense*-friendly and the reality of the matter is it only boosts total runs by a little bit.
Ross
10:37
At this point percent chance Zunino becomes a top 15 catcher? MLB starting catcher? Backup? Total bust?
Jeff Sullivan
10:38
20%, 40%, 75%, 15%
Norrin Radd
10:38
How much time does Dickerson get at 1B this season?
Jeff Sullivan
10:38
I don't think that much -- they have alternatives. But it could depend on Dickerson's foot health
Prich
10:39
How available would you assume Desmonds Jennings to be?
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
Very available, but teams will be wary of his knee
Nightshift
10:39
Would dipoto considering moves the fences back and build a team around an extreme park?
Jeff Sullivan
10:40
I'd love to be in the room if he tried to propose that to his superiors
Ross
10:40
Who has the best year of any AL West pitcher?
Jeff Sullivan
10:40
Felix if he's healthy, Keuchel if Felix isn't
The Dude of NY
10:41
If the Rockies could redo their stadium, do you think they'd build it as a dome?
Jeff Sullivan
10:41
If they could pressurize it in an affordable way, yeah, I think almost certainly
Guest
10:42
Do you think Fister will be a good fit in Houston? Brett Strom might be the perfect pitching coach for him, as clearly the Astros make excellent use of pitchers with low velocities.
Jeff Sullivan
10:42
I wouldn't call it the best fit -- Pittsburgh would be the best fit -- but it's a decent fit.
BK
10:43
Favourite food?
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
Done well, a perfect fried cheese curd
Steve
10:43
No one wants to see pitchers hit.
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
It's a lot more fun after the fact than during.
Pinstripe Wizard
10:44
Which team has the most realistic fan base? Which has the most delusional?
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
Let me just review my personally-conducted census information...
NutButters
10:45
Will FanGraphs finally issue an apology when the Red Sox come in 3rd place or lower, again, this season?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
You are not stupid, but this is stupid
Howie
10:46
Howie Kendrick back to the Dodgers: 2yr/25m with a first year opt out?
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
Is that you?
Are you leaking details to the FanGraphs chat?
Those terms seem reasonable
Gary
10:46
For all this talk of "The AL is full of mediocre teams", it's still a much better league than the NL, right? Interleague play records for the last decade are outrageous.
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
Yeah, the AL remains superior overall, even if the NL has the best 1 or 2 or 3 teams
Pinstripe Wizard
10:47
Norm McDonald as Colonel Sanders: Like or Hate?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
Dislike, but I don't have cable so I only ever see that if I'm at a friend's house or something
Doug
10:47
Do you think the Cubs still end up acquiring a CF before opening day?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
60/40 yes
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