Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 11/11/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:45
I don't know what the Giants are actually going to do, but I don't think they need to make the closer investment so many people feel like they're obligated to make
Q-Ball
10:46
What rebuilding team, in your opinion, had the best overall year toward making their goal?
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
The Brewers' moves were the most consistently good, but the Braves' rebuild surged forward through the Shelby Miller trade alone
Sean
10:47
What is Tomas's trade value as a DH?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
Very low
Netflix and Rich Hill
10:47
Why do you love baseball, Jeff?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
Baseball analysis is like science without the stakes
Travis
10:47
Does Bartolo put the Braves over the top in the NL East?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Adding Bartolo makes the Braves harder to pull over the top of anything
Johnny5Alive
10:48
You dont think hwang is a good fit for NYM? Relying on wright for yet another year with no real backup plan seems dumb
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
I said Hwang fits in a lot of places. He probably fits best in Anaheim.
Mort
10:48
Do you think Neil Walker will accept QO?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
No
Moose
10:48
do you think its good or bad idea that the Braves signed Dickey/Big Bart
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Good
Tom
10:49
Biggest silver slugger snub?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
I have very genuinely never cared
I don't know who won and I can't imagine caring who won
10:50
Confession: I don't really care about any of the awards. Not even the big ones. That doesn't mean I'm right and you're wrong! People are free to care about whatever they want to care about. But on my own personal register, postseason awards do nothing
fr6hm
10:50
how do the Cubs manage the packed outfield?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Even as is, there are enough plate appearances to go around. But Soler is an obvious trade candidate
I am the Walrus
10:51
Seems like Astros and Sale with a deal built around Bergman makes sense for both, no?
Jeff Sullivan
10:52
If the White Sox can do something like that, they should try hard. I'm not so sure of the Astros' willingness to lose that sort of six-year asset, but I know they know their competitive window is open now, and Sale would bring something they just don't have. Would be a bold move, but not an unreasonable one
Dustin
10:53
Who's the 2017 Orioles 1-year reclamation project this year that rebuilds his value en route to a multi year deal? Is it Carlos Gomez? It's Carlos Gomez. In retrospect I didn't need to ask the question.
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
The hiccup with Gomez is there's a rumor out there he wants five years. That's crazy, but it would take a lot for him to wind up with one year in Baltimore
Noah
10:53
Can you explain the difference between the BP and HBT annuals? What is in each?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
I think the major difference is BP has those player paragraphs? The HBT annual doesn't provide that particular service
Ike
10:54
Do you think Archer or Gray are more likely to be traded?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
I think a Gray trade is almost impossible given that the A's won't want to sell him after the season he had. An Archer trade is differently challenging to imagine, but it's more likely
Dustin
10:55
Say the Orioles offseason involves getting two of the Nova/Hellickson/Hill combo... is this a win for them, or does this look a lot like adding more erratic fringe MLB starters to a stable of them?
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
I'd trust Hill more than the others. He could actually help them
E
10:55
If you ran the Indians would you trade any combination of minor league players that the Angles wanted for Mike Trout?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
No. The Indians aren't that sort of operation, and they literally almost just won the World Series with Tyler Naquin in the middle
fresh basil
10:57
A voice in your head tells you to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield. Who's the first player you want to see walk onto the field?
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
Curt Schilling, because then he'd be lost and trapped in a rural cornfield
Chris
10:58
Why would the A's want to dump a player like Valencia?
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
They don't like him
Dustin
10:58
What kind of deal do you think Trumbo gets? Starting to feel that so many are expecting an error contract coming that I think he may actually be paid a reasonable amount based on who he is.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I could see him getting something similar to what Nelson Cruz got. Cruz feels like the slightly more dependable hitter, but Trumbo's younger than Cruz was
Dan
10:59
Not picking up hammels option tells me that cubs are going to aquire a mid-rotation or better SP. Agree?
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