Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 10/14/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:43
Liked it for both sides
Boston Dan Mcgraw
10:43
what are the yanks up to this offseason
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
I think they try hard to land a No. 1 or No. 2 starter type
Boston Dan Mcgraw
10:43
does Clint Frazier get Andrew Miller back?
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
Nope
The Indians aren't letting him go, not now
Dank
10:44
In this market the rays should trade all of their pitchers right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
Well you don't want to flood the market. But they're a virtual lock to move one guy, and quite possibly two
Nick
10:45
Best playoff game so far?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
It felt like it to me, but the Cubs/Giants series was also legitimately magical, outside of Game 2
Bmac
10:45
Do we think the backlash for Buck's WC Britton-gate influenced the recent bullpen usage by Roberts, Francona?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
Francona has been using Miller like this for some time
As for the Dodgers, this was part of the plan drawn up by Roberts and the front office. Not the Kershaw part, but definitely the Jansen part
CamdenWarehouse
10:46
Max Schrock had a much better year than Mylz Jones.
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
It's early, man
matt
10:46
I don't get it. Why is everyone here in love with andrew triggs?
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
I, specifically, am in love with Andrew Triggs
Daniel
10:46
If ever there were a time to throw out the "percent chance" projections and just enjoy the craziness of a series..
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
That's the funny thing about playoff odds. I mean, at the end of the day, who cares?
Kristen
10:47
Is an update to the aesthetics of Fangraphs in the works in the future? Love the site as its really user-friendly, but does have a rather utilitarian look.
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
I think it's a pretty low priority. Appleman is always thinking about tweaks, but the page is never going to be big on flash
Tea Leoni for Third
10:48
M's sign Steve Pearce, right? He serves as both platoon mate and insurance for Vogelbach (who looked ugly in his callup) and can play some corner outfield if needed.
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
He's a great fit, but he'd be a great fit for lots of teams
Ben
10:48
Jays left Smoak off the ALCS roster. Why in the world did they extend him?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
I genuinely have no idea
Erik
10:49
What free agents this off-season would you actually want your team to sign for the price they'll have to likely pay?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
Rich Hill
Steve Pearce
Carlos Gomez feels like he could take a one-year pillow
Wilson Ramos is going to be a fascinating option for somebody
Tommy Lasordid
10:50
Most games that go 4.5 hours are going to suck? You'd rather watch 2 hours of first pitch pop-ups and ground balls than an extra-inning nail biter?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
I should've said most *nine-inning* games that go 4.5 hours are going to suck
Outta my way, Gyorkass
10:51
From your crowdsourcing article about sub .500 teams making a leap towards contention:

"Granted, we have no idea what the Diamondbacks are going to do about their front-office vacancy. A few candidates have already turned down GM interviews, which indicates that there’s a certain amount of distrust."

With how inexplicably dumb some of their decision-making processes have been over the last half-decade, how absolutely hosed is this organization long-term?
Jeff Sullivan
10:52
I think there's a way out. The Diamondbacks scare some people away, because no one really wants to work with that ownership group. But, ultimately, there is an open GM spot. One of 30. There are still going to be bright candidates who want to live the dream, so even though the DBacks won't get to pick from a full field of quality applicants, they should still be able to hire someone smart
Like, even though people don't like to work with Arte Moreno, I think the Angels wound up with someone smart.
Jeff
10:53
Do you believe that Byron Buxton has turned the corner in MN based on the last two months of the season? What are reasonable expectations for 2017?
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
I don't think it's as simple as saying he's turned the corner, but I do think he's about finished being a completely embarrassing bust. he's a big-league player now
Leon (Redbone) for Third
10:53
If Portland gets a team, do you stay loyal to the Mariners?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
I don't think a fan should switch allegiances like that
At least, I don't think *I* would switch allegiances like that
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