Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 4/7/17
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Justino
10:09
Schwarber, Baez, Contreres, and Jimenez for Mike Trout. Cubs pay all remaining salary on Trout's contract. Who says no?
Jeff Sullivan
10:09
Stop trying to trade for Mike Trout. You're not going to trade for Mike Trout.
S
10:09
When will the first billion dollar contract be signed?
Jeff Sullivan
10:10
It's a long ways off, at least as long as the luxury tax threshold is as low as it is
Bookie Metts
10:10
Where will Quintana be come August 1st?
Jeff Sullivan
10:10
I'll go sleeper pick and say Yankees
Lou
10:12
Would the Giants been better off keeping Romo and Casilla and adding Melancon?
Jeff Sullivan
10:12
I mean, both Romo and Casilla are useful, so sure, but I think the Giants bullpen is all right, and they couldn't have foreseen the Will Smith injury, probably. That was just too bad
brad
10:13
I know it hasn't happened pretty much ever in this recent era, but should the yanks look to start signing some of their younger players to buy out FA years, like Sanchez and Bird?
Jeff Sullivan
10:14
I'm sure they're already having those internal talks. They'll probably want to give Sanchez most of a full season to see where he is. But, yeah, every team is going to want to try to sign its best young position players
2-D
10:18
Indians are said to be interested in an extension for Santana. What terms do you think could get that done?
Jeff Sullivan
10:19
Over the last three years, Encarnacion has been worth about 12 WAR, and Santana has been worth about 9. Encarnacion has the higher wRC+ by 22 points. However, Encarnacion signed for ages 34-36. Santana would be signing starting with his age-32 season
10:21
So I think you'd be looking at something in the same neighborhood. Three years, $50-60 million
If these connectivity issues get any worse I might just have to stop this chat early. Having a lot of trouble right now
First Man on the Sun
10:22
How is Schwarber any different from Hosmer in terms of ratio of perception to actual performance?
Jeff Sullivan
10:22
Schwarber is good
10:23
Schwarber has a 133 wRC+. Hosmer is at 106. Schwarber also doesn't hit everything on the ground
I'm very open to the idea that Schwarber is overrated, but Hosmer might be the *most* overrated
Ashe
10:24
Are you on the Amed Rosario bandwagon?
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
Who wouldn't be?
This time next year he could be baseball's best prospect
jon
10:24
T/F: Sunday night was the only day the Cardinals will spend in first place all season
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
Ehh, false. I'll throw them a bone
Terry
10:24
Is Keon Broxton a young Carlos Gomez?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
I think that's about the right idea, except Broxton won't go through that whole weird transition phase where people wanted Gomez to slap the ball on the ground
Tanner
10:25
Gsellman or Musgrove going forward?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
On talent, I like Musgrove. Statistically, though, Gsellman will have it easier, in the NL East
Nick
10:25
Maybe I've missed you explaining it before, but why do you hate Scott Spiezio so much?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
He sucks
Daniel Carroll
10:26
Do you have any comment on the Molina baseball-stuck-to-chest-protector event? That seems like Weird Baseball that's right up your alley.
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
I never thought about applying a sticky substance to the chest protector before, but now I'll never forget about it!
10:27
No manager has ever requested an inspection of the other catcher's equipment!
Ray
10:27
Where does Angel Pagan end up?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
I'll put him on the Tigers
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
10:28
I know the trend in fewer pitchers with 200+ IP workloads, but is the next Kershaw really going to get sent to the showers after three times through the order? What's the thought process behind the conclusion that within a decade, no one will hit 200 again?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
I guess I should always allow for the rare exceptions. So maybe within a decade we'll be down to two or three 200+ inning starters. But every starter gets worse as games get deeper, and the whole workhorse mentality is just gradually being conditioned out of the pitchers at present
Shorter starts, more rest days, better and deeper bullpens -- there just won't be much reason to push anyone
Craig
10:30
Keon Broxton still a 15-30 guy to you? He looks almost as bad as Byron Buxton at the plate. Do either perform up to their talent levels this year or next?
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
Keon Broxton has batted nine times. He has two walks and three strikeouts. Byron Buxton has batted 15 times. He has one walk and seven strikeouts.
10:31
Broxton is fine. Except for the part where his nose is broken
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