Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 4/8/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:15
Unfortunately I'm not enough of an authority to know the best answer to give.
Cecil Fielder
10:16
im so sick of joey rickard already. orioles fans year in year out find a way to annoy me.
Jeff Sullivan
10:16
Lots of Joey Rickard in this chat
10:17
Sounds to me like the problem is on your end?
Charlie
10:17
Attribute Astros' pitching woes to NY weather, NYY lineup, or their own problems?
Jeff Sullivan
10:17
Bad weather, three games
Art Vandelay
10:18
What's your favorite food?
Chris
10:20
Where would it be possible to find old Baseruns data (2002-2014)? I'm looking for the data for the purposes of a school project.
Jeff Sullivan
10:20
Give me a minute to upload a spreadsheet
10:23
uhhhh I take it back
Sorry, that was annoying, but I guess it's on another computer. But! Shoot an email to the FG contact form and someone will get you the information. I know Dave has the sheet
OK back to chatting now
PS
10:23
How concerned are you with Madison Bumgarner?
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
Not concerned yet because he was literally sick. When I'm sick I don't bother to get out from under the covers so I can't imagine what it must be like to try to pitch a major-league baseball game
Give Bumgarner another two starts, and then see what he's up to
Odds are, he's totally fine
el crapo
10:25
too early to worry about jays elevated K%?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
Lots of teams strike out against Archer, Smyly, Odorizzi, and Moore
10:26
The Rays have strikeout pitchers. The Jays just faced four of them, fresh
mtsw
10:26
Are you a caffeine drinker?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
1 black coffee every morning. Whenever I have a second coffee I turn into a weird anxious wreck
Nelson
10:27
I read that Dave is under a lot of pressure to resign because of the Panama Papers. Would you step in to lead this website when he steps down?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
We're all pretty furious with how much he's been getting paid
Quentin
10:27
Braves are 0-2 but actually looked decent against Scherzer & Strasburg. Fair to say they'll be better than advertised?
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
No, they suck, but they'll hit for contact
Christon Cole
10:27
Should Yankee fans be worried about Michael Pineda and Nate Eovaldi's tough starts?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
No more than you were a week ago. Pineda has long thrown too-hittable strikes. Eovaldi has long been weirdly hittable too. Throw in a good lineup and bad weather and crazy numbers happen
mtsw
10:28
Tillman's velo is up, Gallardo looks solid, if unremarkable, Ubaldo had no walks in his first start, and Gausman will be back from the DL in two weeks. Could the Orioles somehow wind up with a top half rotation if things break right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
If no one else gets injured, ever, and Gausman comes back strong, you could see the Orioles between 10th and 20th. That's the extent of my high praise
Guest
10:29
like or dislike certain teams other than the AL West?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
It's always changing because apparently I'm a contrarian.
TKDC
10:29
Is having terrible offense more demoralizing than terrible pitching?
Jeff Sullivan
10:30
I don't think so. I think they're both demoralizing. At least with terrible offense, the games end sooner. But if you're a fan of a team with a bad offense, you *think* it'd be better to have bad pitching, but that's only because you're not used to bad pitching instead. You get used to it.
I could see mayyyyyybe preferring bad pitching, because you get to feel like you're "in" more games if you have a decent lineup. But sucking always sucks
mtsw
10:30
If Kemp gets moved, could he conceivably play 1B? Based on his numbers, any competitive team would be insane to play him in the outfield. Is he possibly just a DH going forward?
Jeff Sullivan
10:31
He's made to DH
J6takish
10:31
Why did the Braves pull the plug so quickly? They won 96 games in 2013, finished a little under 500 in 2014 with a decent roster, whyd they blow it all up after 1 bad year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
I think they didn't like the type of team they were. Their rebuild in a way was proactive. And Heyward and Upton were coming up on free agency
Tom
10:34
Whose contract extension will provide the pirates more surplus value when the dust settles: Starling Marte's or Gregory Polanco's?
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