Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/11/16
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Elisa Plum
10:36
how much effect can Benefict really have on the marlins starting rotation?
Jeff Sullivan
10:36
I don't know the answer to this but I know I have been thinking about him and them a lot lately. You never want to give the Marlins too much credit but this could be a great shift for them
Guest
10:36
Is Zych gonna be the M's best pen arm?
Jeff Sullivan
10:36
Pretty high chance
Brett W
10:37
Would a park with 400/450/500 dimensions be good for baseball or too quirky to survive?
Jeff Sullivan
10:37
People need a certain number of homers. This wouldn't work
It would be fun if it were some neutral ballpark where everyone had to play one series a year
mtsw
10:38
Do you buy the Ruben Amaro "I only pretended to hate analytics as a smokescreen" thing? I kind of feel Dan Duquette leaks idiotic transaction rumors (that never really happen) under the same logic.
Jeff Sullivan
10:38
Amaro is nuts
I'm sure there's some element of truth there -- the Phillies probably kept some stuff close to the vest -- but they were never an analytical organization. Not even close
Jim James
10:39
so far in spring training, Rich Hill has been bad and Sean Manaea has been very good. is there a situation where Manaea starts in the rotation, and Hill doesn't?
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
If Hill gets injured or arrested for something
Cyril B-B
10:39
Thanks for the forewarning about trampoline gyms. Dodged a bullet recently when I refused to attend an after-work outing there. My co-worker is now out with a knee injury and I'm in line for a promotion.
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
Everything's coming up Cyril B-B!
10:40
I'm looking after that friend who tore his ACL in the trampoline gym. Yesterday he went into the OR and when they asked him how he tore it, he said "trampoline gym," and the guy yelled into the other hospital room "hey, we have another one!"
BS
10:41
Do you agree with Gossage on any level? Or disagree with Harper?
Jeff Sullivan
10:42
I agree that we don't know enough to enforce super conservative pitch counts. I agree that playing experience should be one component of an assembled front office. I agree there should be reasonable limits to on-field displays of emotion but I don't think anyone actually pushes those limits
I definitely want a livelier game
Guest
10:42
Is Miley the most underrated pitcher in the AL West?
Jeff Sullivan
10:42
I should hope not
mtsw
10:43
People sleeping on the Nationals a little bit more than they should?
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
Carryover from last year. To be expected
machetko
10:43
Jeff, ESPN offers you the opportunity to produce one 8-16 minute piece per week, traveling around, in the Jeff-ish manner that we've all grown to love but this time on TV--video rather than GIFs. Do you leave Fangraphs. Assume salary is the same.
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
I'd think about it, but I'm pretty happy with my current flexibility and quality of life
Raindog
10:44
Assuming a .250 AVG and 5% walk rate, Ichiro needs 274 PA this year to end at 3000 hits. Odds of him getting that many PA? Odds of the Marlins playing him all September if he's close and they're out of it?
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
Kind of going to need a Stanton injury or Ozuna trade/under-performance. Which, when you put it that way...
Turd Ferguson
10:44
What do you think of Chi Chi Gonzalez? I think he's going to be terrible.
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
I don't like him as he currently is
Doug
10:46
I was recently at a red sox spring training game and sat near Dombrowski and his squad. They all had radar guns and ancient looking computer systems to track pitches. Don't they use pitch f/x?
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
Might be one of those spring-training ballparks that isn't equipped with PITCHf/x or Trackman
mtsw
10:47
Any advice for someone moving from New York to San Diego? People keep warning us about how expensive SD is but can't be worse than NYC right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
SD isn't NYC bad
10:48
I've only lived in one of those two places but prepare to spend a lot more time driving a car
San Diego's public transit is pretty terrible
It will be a dry heat
t
10:48
Jeff, what the heck is it with you and Carson when your father comes up on the podcast? It's implied something tragic happened and then Carson bursts into laughter. It has really been creeping me out.
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
My dad died 25 years ago and every so often I would use that as a reference to make Carson uncomfortable. He appears to have conquered his internal discomfort
Last Place Kid
10:49
Who do you think will have the first pick of the 2017 draft?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
Braves
Brett W
10:50
Is it a mistake for the Brewers that they still have Lucroy?
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