Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 3/3/17
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Kyle
10:58
What can the Astros get in return if they traded Francis Martes as part of a headline deal. Possibly smaller pieces(not other top 10 Astro prospects) to finish the deal.
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
I think they'd like the answer to be Quintana. The answer isn't Quintana yet, but perhaps it will be by July
Joe
10:59
Is there more to Joe Ross's game than what we've seen so far?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
There can be, given health and a better changeup. But right now he looks like an effective five-inning starter with a platoon problem
YKnotDisco?!
11:00
What position player would you love to see pitch? And what pitcher would you love to see in the field?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
Ichiro -- which already happened -- and none of them
I'd say Bartolo Colon but then that just comes off as fat-shaming
Sam
11:01
Why do people assume going off a cliff is a bad thing? Imagine having a squirrel suit on...
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
That's how people die
Let me amend that
That's one out of several ways that people die
John
11:01
Could you see the Mets taking the NL East this year? What would have to go right for them?
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
It wouldn't take too much. I think the Nationals are better today, but all the Mets need is good starting pitcher health in order to win 90+
YKnotDisco?!
11:02
Where is your favorite place to sit when watching a game in person?
Jeff Sullivan
11:02
Seattle
RAGS
11:02
Is Tyler Anderson a workable #2 for the Rockies?
Jeff Sullivan
11:03
Not quite yet, but between him, Bettis, and Chatwood, that's not a bad assortment of ground-ballers
ernie
11:04
your thoughts on greg bird?
Jeff Sullivan
11:04
People forget how interesting he was, and how many fly balls he hits. Good contact, reasonable approach. I like him as an above-average player who's going to drive fans of other teams insane
tom kim
11:04
A few years ago, the Mets looked primed to have one of the best rotations in baseball.
Jeff Sullivan
11:04
And they still do!
Wow!
Mark
11:05
Read the Gsellman article ! :/
Jeff Sullivan
11:05
I did! I still want more proof against actual good hitters
11:06
For someone who allegedly pounded the zone, he still managed an average zone and strike rate
JR
11:06
Is it really true that pitching and defense wins chapionships?
Jeff Sullivan
11:06
No, but pitching + defense makes up a greater portion of a team than hitting, so I guess it's not a bad blend to prioritize
Webster
11:07
It may seem like a sort of dumb question to say but, are the cubs top prospects overlooked due to the deluge of incredible players to come out of the farm system recently?
Jeff Sullivan
11:07
I actually wonder this myself
The Cubs are exhausting in this way
seth r
11:07
How does the current batch of superior bat, young SS (mostly on contenders) affect the trade market for glove first guys like Zack Cozart? Is his market non-existent? Is the evaluation criteria for SS fundamentally different now?
Jeff Sullivan
11:08
Cozart basically doesn't have a market. There are so many shortstops
Jack
11:08
True or False- Jonathan Lucroy is the best catcher in the American League.
Jeff Sullivan
11:08
I think it's actually Sanchez ,but it's so close I wouldn't call anyone asserting otherwise a moron
Provided that other person was supporting Lucroy and not like Stephen Vogt
All right, I need to get rolling
11:09
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 next week at the same time, and until then, be well and have great days
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