Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 12/2/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Gotta feel good about Miguel Cabrera's 8y/$152m for 2008 - 2015
Led all position players in WAR over that span. He was "worth" double what he was paid
10:27
That's crazy!
Nick O.
10:27
Which FA do you see as more valuable: Fowler because of high OBP consistency (or) Desmond with his mix of power & multi-position capability?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
I like Fowler a little more
Steadier bat
J
10:28
Would a top RP making $20M per year be an overpay? If they're gonna top out around 2.5 WAR then it seems like the deal wouldn't even have a chance to give any surplus value.
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
The surplus value mainly comes from the chance to leverage that arm in the playoffs. That player would be of no use to a non-contender but no one gets more extra value in the postseason than a high-leverage reliever
RedempChoneFiggins
10:29
Which Mariner's prospect or trade acquisition disheartened you the most?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
Dustin Ackley, then Jeremy Reed
Reed kind of prepared me for Ackley
son of a bitch
Stevil
10:29
Hey there Jeffery. I'm curious if you feel there's clear concern regarding young players being platooned that don't appear to have notable splits.
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
I see it as a protective measure. Helps keep a young player from being overwhelmed, and you can ease them in over a few years
Steven
10:30
Are you a fan of non-competing teams to go full-on rebuild or continue to make incremental moves and hope you get hot out of the 2nd wild card spot?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
From an analyst standpoint, rebuilds are always fun, but thinking in terms of how fans feel, it's gutting to see a team blow it apart before it's actually bad. I'd hate to be a White Sox fan right now
Coppy
10:31
Also, are the Braves an 75+ win team yet?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
Still don't think so
Timothy
10:31
What would you, Jeff Sullivan, trade for Andrew McCutchen?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
If I were the Nationals I'd be trying really hard to lead with Giolito
Shaemus
10:31
Would Shohei Otani be worth more than Trout of the open market?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
Definitely not
Shaemus
10:32
How'd you get the hand injury?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
Baseball!
Andrew
10:32
Any chance Familia gets moved due to domestic violence issue and playoff implosions?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
Nope. Remember how little the Reds got for Chapman?
ohioastrosfan
10:32
I want some analysis on each teams total player assets. Basically just the surplus value of all contracts of the organization. I can't seem to find this anywhere?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
Not published anywhere. The NEIFI people sometimes tweet about it
10:33
I'm thinking specifically about a semi-recent tweet that showed how much more value the Astros have than the Rangers
The Tone
10:33
If Matt Harvey had stayed healthy last season and put up another ~4 WAR season, would he have had greater or lesser odds of getting traded this offseason than Sale currently does?
Jeff Sullivan
10:33
Lesser, because the Mets are good and the White Sox are not
Mariner's fan
10:33
I really liked what Dipoto has done over the last month trying to help the team in 2017. Would signing Hammel solidify their rotation and make them a favorite to at least get into the playoffs?
Jeff Sullivan
10:33
1) yes
2) no
Bill
10:34
Is James Paxton closer to 2 or 5 WAR in 2017?
Jeff Sullivan
10:34
Realistically, closer to 2, but I think he has a real shot at 5
S
10:34
Urias/Verdugo for Sale.....who says no?
Jeff Sullivan
10:34
Dodgers
Fat Kenny G
10:34
I wonder if the massive amount of Braves questions in FG chats correlates to when Kiley moved there. I'm assuming he requires all of his staff to submit three or four questions a day so he can have you guys do his work for him.
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
The Braves have definitely kind of dominated these chats for the past several weeks, at least. But they are one of the more interesting and active organizations around!
Ross
10:35
How do you feel about Jerry's moves this off season?
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