Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/11/16
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Erik
10:21
Which 2015 rookie standout is most likely to have already posted his career-high WAR?
Jeff Sullivan
10:21
Odubel Herrera
mtsw
10:21
Is the Cardinals collapse potential underrated?
Jeff Sullivan
10:21
Definitely not. I think people constantly talk about the Cardinals' collapse potential.
10:22
I think it's actually overrated
Jeffrey
10:23
Do the nationals have an internal replacement for Jonathan Papelbon next year? Or will they have to look outside their organization if they don't keep Paps
Jeff Sullivan
10:23
They'll probably hope it's Gott, but Treinen has a chance
Andrew
10:23
The Indians outfield seems to be hard pressed at this point, do they have any legit options to make up for the injuries and suspensions?
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
It's all about just getting by. Brantley should be back pretty soon, and if they're believers in Chisenhall, then they just need to fake it with partial playing time to Davis and Venable
I don't think it's a disaster. I think it's just underwhelming
Mark
10:24
Has Jose Bautista been amazing so long that we no longer appreciate how unlikely it was that Jose Bautista would be amazing?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
I've been thinking about this lately and maybe I'll write about it next week, but looking back I'm curious if there were any actual observable signs that this could happen. It makes me wonder if it's even possible to tr to detect breakout potential
Guest
10:25
Will you go to any mariners games?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
Yes
Jim
10:25
Hey Jeff can you do more podcasts with Carson (maybe make bi-monthly appearances)? The LL podcast was great too, even when you weren't talking about baseball.
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
It's up to Carson more than it's up to me
I do feel guilty literally every single time that we don't ever talk about baseball
Broak
10:26
Heyman said A's were checking in on Lincecum. With the Parker injury (which may not be season-ending) is he a fit?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Totally. They're thin on depth. Lots of injury risks. Trying to win in 2016
10:27
Fits the mold. If they were willing to go for Hill, the should be willing to go for Lincecum
Bork
10:27
Jeff, I'm 45 minutes out of Ottawa. Want to go to a Sens game with me?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
Not this year :(
The Cincinnati Kid
10:27
Is catcher the only position Trout would be at or below league average at defensively?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
I don't actually think he'd be a great shortstop. Doesn't have a strong arm
James
10:28
Is Trea Turner a future top 5 shortstop?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
Too many good shortstops. Correa, Lindor, Bogaerts, Seager, Russell, Simmons, Crawford...
Denji
10:30
I'm expecting the average Orioles game to be an 7-5 loss where they hit 3 solo home runs and strike out 15 times. Could they threaten both HR and K team records?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
They're not going to hit 264 home runs. But 1,535 strikeouts...still skeptical, but this could be fun to research!
Machado and Kim might ruin the pursuit
fivetoolmike
10:32
On your quiz, I identified as a defender dork, but really think of myself as a catcher dork. Do you have any follow-up articles planned based on the poll?
Jeff Sullivan
10:33
Nothing planned, but mostly because this just came to me yesterday and I haven't been sure what to expect. I was looking forward to a big reader response and so far I'm thrilled!
Bryce Sharper
10:34
Who do you think will be sharper this year....Jose Berrios or Lucas Giolito?
Jeff Sullivan
10:34
Berrios
Bork
10:34
Could JA Happ be an AL pitcher flying under the radar? I mean, his track record is against him but he could of legit turned a corner in Pittsburgh and if he keeps it up could be very valuable.
Jeff Sullivan
10:34
He's not going to be an ace but people still think of him as a nobody. He's a pretty solid No. 3
Dan
10:34
How's Dan holding up?
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
Alarm just went off to take more pain drugs
mtsw
10:35
Would a variant of baseball where the bases were strung out in a line from home plate to center field (with a second "home" out there to score on), rather than arranged in a diamond be entertaining?
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
I feel like a lot of runners would steal home
I feel like every runner would steal home
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