Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 12/23/16
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Lucas
10:58
Do you think the D'Backs should trade AJ Pollock if he starts the year with a bang? HIs injury problems would worry me long term.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I'd maybe market him as a McCutchen alternative. Depending on how the Diamondbacks look in July, perhaps I approach Pollock about an extension. Which would be taking the opposite path
Ethan
10:59
What would you think about a Jankowski and Hand (or Buchter) trade for Conforto?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Mets wouldn't do it
Justin
10:59
Thoughts on what Michael Saunders will get and if he's going to get a starting job somewhere? I kind of like him as a 4th OF for the Cardinals, but not sure if that's cost prohibitive.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
When I think about Michael Saunders my brain keeps putting him in Baltimore
11:00
For two years
Ben
11:00
What do you expect from Josh Hader this year, and what do you think he ends up as?
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
At the winter meetings I had someone note that Hader is basically an under-appreciated Lucas Giolito
Hader, like Giolito, has a strike zone to find, but you can't teach his raw stuff. He's one of the real high-upside arms in the Brewers system and I'm excited for his 2018
Matt
11:01
When does meadows get called up this season?
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
No urgency as long as McCutchen is around and all three starters are healthy
Bill
11:02
Is Ian Desmond the most confounding off-season deal to date? What are the Rockies doing?
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
Definitely the most confusing so far
Kristen
11:02
Best bang-for-the-buck FA signings so far? Liking the Wellington Castillo, Steven Pearce, and Jhoulys Chacin deals.
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
I liked Pearce and Joyce
I didn't really like Castillo
Dan
11:02
Jameson Taillon had a good rookie year. Seems to have a high floor with his very low BB rate. K rate not great but just a 3rd pitch away from a breakout?
Jeff Sullivan
11:03
Yeah, he's on a very promising path. Already throwing strikes and getting grounders. Barely has to do anything more
Travis
11:05
What's that Ender extension mean for Mallex Smith?
Jeff Sullivan
11:05
He's a fourth outfielder who needs to somehow prove he's more than a fourth outfielder
All right, I need to get rolling
11:06
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 on...January 13! at the same time, and until then, be well and have great days
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