Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 4/21/17
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Thorne
11:10
I noticed the Free Hyun Soo Kim article on the site this afternoon. Considering his limited usage by the O's, lack of time in MLB, but solid performance when he did play last year, what kind of return would be realistic from a competing team (Giants?) if they did sell him? FA at end of year
Jeff Sullivan
11:10
The problem is his defense is bad
11:11
So while I like him as a hitter, he's not that much of an all-around contributor
Anthony
11:11
Will the Sens close out the series tonight against Boston?
Jeff Sullivan
11:11
Trying very desperately to not get ahead of myself
Andrew
11:11
I'm interested in thinking about Blockbusters, but they all seem to be out of business...
Jeff Sullivan
11:12
There is or has recently been a Blockbuster in Sandy, Oregon!
Jim
11:12
How many save opps will Devenski see this season?
Jeff Sullivan
11:12
Not many. Such a deep bullpen, and that's not his role
Marcus Banks
11:12
When do you guys see a peak in chat volume? Opening day? Playoffs? Trade deadline?
Jeff Sullivan
11:13
Opening day, winter meetings, trade deadline. Especially the latter two
Playoffs aren't actually that big for us as a site, barring deep series or crazy games with popular teams (like, say, the Cubs)
Jose
11:13
Quick! Without looking, can you name the all-time leader in holds and the active leader? Both names were surprising to me
Jeff Sullivan
11:13
Of course not
Jon
11:13
Do you think A's can improve fielding at all or will it be a huge problem like past few years?
Jeff Sullivan
11:13
Their defense is bad. I think they know it is bad
Pikup Androppov
11:14
Is it possible we're seeing Chris Sale take another step forward in how good he is? I know he's already been an elite pitcher for years but it seems to me like he might have reached another level by combing the strategy the white sox wanted him to shift towards last year (fill strike zone) with his old pitch mix (strike out everyone). Thoughts?
Jeff Sullivan
11:14
I think he's exactly what he was in 2015. In 2015, he was one of the best starting pitchers in the world
11:15
All right, I need to get rolling
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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