Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 12/16/16
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Jeff Sullivan
9:36
I should hope that this is something I never sit down and think about
9:37
If Solarte had been moved, the door would be open for Spangenberg to bat like 400 times. But with the Angels out of the market that's gotten harder to pull off
D
9:37
Who do you see as most enticing of the Dodgers young bounce back candidates? Thompson, Ryu, kike Hernandez?
Jeff Sullivan
9:38
Have to think Ryu, just on the slim off chance his shoulder works again
career 81 FIP-. Forgotten now but he was very good!
Bill
9:39
What prospects do you think the Dodgers should realistically offer for Dozier? And should that be good enough for the Twins to pull the trigger now, or should they wait and test Dozier’s market at the trade deadline?
Jeff Sullivan
9:39
Something built around De Leon should work, as should something built around Verdugo and change. I don't think Dozier's value is likely to increase at the deadline. The premiums mostly go to ace starters and high-leverage relievers
NatsFan
9:40
How many feelings do you have about Joe Blanton. And what are they?
Jeff Sullivan
9:40
Three. I have three feelings
9:41
I feel like he's had an entertaining career trajectory
I feel like he's underrated now because of how disappointing he used to be as a starter
And I feel like we probably wouldn't be very good friends
Tommy Lasordid
9:42
Does DeLeon, Calhoun and Stewart get the Dodgers Dozier, Kinsler, neither or either?
Jeff Sullivan
9:43
I think that package gets you either, but I also would see it as an overpay, because I am quite fond of Brock Stewart
DynastyBallBase
9:43
How much chance does Chance Sisco have at regular ABs this year? timing of take-over?
Jeff Sullivan
9:44
Two catchers would have to really flame out in front of him. I don't think Sisco is a major factor until at least May of 2018
As effective as he just was in Double-A, he's still 21 years old, and catchers require a lot of time to get polished
nick-j
9:44
What does it take for the Dodgers to get Dozier? And what kind of reliever can they get after that trade?
Jeff Sullivan
9:45
Scroll up!
J. Peterman
9:45
Which 2016 surprise is more for real - Cotton or Perdomo?
Jeff Sullivan
9:45
Cotton
Cotton is good
9:46
Perdomo gets credit for the sinkerball-y nature, but I think Cotton will be a No. 2 or No. 3 before long
Erik
9:47
Does the Phillies' extension for Herrera at such a cheap price instantly catapult them into discussion for the best offseason so far? They hadn't done much else, and they hadn't needed to do much else, so extending their young core should be their main goal, and they seem to have achieved that goal better than one would have expected.
Jeff Sullivan
9:47
I can't give them that much credit just for one extension. They already had Herrera for four years and he wasn't going to cost them a fortune, almost no matter what
9:48
The Phillies haven't screwed anything up, and they're on the right path, but they've been quiet, not outstanding
M's fan
9:48
In terms of expected cost and projections, who do you see as the better target at this point: DeScalafani, Smyly, Odorizzi, Kazmir
Jeff Sullivan
9:48
Kazmir could break down tomorrow
9:49
Smyly, I like, and he'd be easier to get than Odorizzi
I don't know what they could realistically package to get DeSclafani, since he still has another four years of control, on a rebuilding team that needs decent starting pitching
DynastyBallBase
9:52
is Max Schrock the next Jose Altuve?
Jeff Sullivan
9:52
I'm not sure Carson is going to stand down from the Josh Donaldson comp any time soon
Mike in Raleigh
9:54
Do you expect Houston to trade Evan Gattis and what can they realistically expect to get for him. Thanks.
Jeff Sullivan
9:54
I do not, and, not very much
He has a certain small amount of value, but there are still bat-first players available all over, and he isn't that good
D
9:55
How precisely do the dodgers fix their 2nd base situation? And what's the max package you would part with for said 2nd baseman?
Jeff Sullivan
9:55
Dozier is beginning to feel somewhat inevitable
The needs there are aligned and the Dodgers have so many young players they could afford to give up
Plus, Dozier could probably push the Dodgers a little in front of the Cubs, probability-wise
M's fan
9:56
How would you project Ivan Nova going forward? I'm intrigued but very, very, very skeptical
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