Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 10/14/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:54
Feels like cheating
Raindog
10:54
Odds that the 2017 Yankees actually leave playing time for Judge / Williams / Austin / Bird, or they just go find a bunch of vets?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
No, they're pretty committed to the young guys
Erik
10:55
The fact that Harper's April looked like his 2015 strongly suggests that an injury suffered around the end of the month was the main source of his problems, right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
Definitely suggests there was a problem. I still think he overachieved, though
Lean Cuisine for Third
10:55
With you and Cameron now back in the Northwest, any plans for an old school USS Mariner/Lookout Landing alumni talk and meet up? You could even bring back Bill Bavasi!
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
I imagine we're definitely going to host some events, although they're unlikely to be specifically built around the Mariners
Shane
10:56
Assuming they get similar contracts, would you rather sign Chapman or Jansen?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Jansen is less of a headache
10:57
(Of course, Jansen is going to have the QO hanging over his head)
Daniel
10:57
So if the usage changes.. how does that change value? A guy with the willingness of andrew miller may be valued differently than someone like Melancon who likes his role? (I realize they're different quality of pitchers)
Jeff Sullivan
10:57
You'll see closer money going to non-closers. I think this is already starting
10:58
And when the money starts getting more evenly distributed, players won't make such a big deal of earning saves in the first place
bosoxforlife
10:58
Could the pen of the future be a closer and a true fireman, used at any point, rather than a 7th inning guy and and an 8th inning guy then the closer. Miller is certainly making that look like a good idea.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Seems like the pen of the short-term future. Gives the manager an excellent option to use early while still leaving another excellent option for the aftermath
G_
10:59
What was the real Kaz Suzuki suitcase story?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I don't remember exactly but I believe it was alcohol
Tommy Lasordid
10:59
Blanton most underrated player still playing in 2016?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Jose Ramirez
Raindog
10:59
In the endless wheel of Mariners middle infield prospects, who's next to take Marte's spot?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Zack Cozart
Guest
11:00
Do the Dodgers know something about using pitchers on short rest that the rest of us don't, or are they just capitalizing on having the best pitcher in the game and a rental whose arm they can run into the ground without thinking too much about anything else?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
The second part
LudeBurger
11:00
storms usually don't hold your life in their grip as they activate, like volcanoes
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
Under almost all circumstances, if you get killed by a volcano, it's your own stupid fault
11:01
All right, I need to get rolling
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
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