Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 5/12/17
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Scott
10:16
How many articles do you write in a week? How many make it onto FanGraphs?
Jeff Sullivan
10:17
1 chat, 2 InstaGraphs posts, 8 full posts, one of which goes to ESPN
2-D
10:17
Will the Brewers have to address a logjam with their outfield eventually? If Braun is traded they have 4 or 5 guys you'd want to see get a shot there.
Jeff Sullivan
10:18
In theory, they're headed for a crowded outfield, but in practice something will probably come up. Someone will be hurt, or struggling, or won't deserve a promotion
Besides, even with four guys worthy of time, you can rotate a group like that pretty evenly
Duda Abides
10:19
Just an early season blip for Quintana, or will he continue to struggle? Will it effect his trade value?
Jeff Sullivan
10:19
I'm not worried about anything. And the market already didn't think of him as an ace, so, no big changes there
Jaime
10:19
What's your opinion on Severino and Pineda? Think either of them steps up as a number 2 this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:20
I like Pineda more, but I like them both as assets in 2017
Daniel
10:20
Who is Justin Smoak?
Jeff Sullivan
10:20
A stranger
one of many
Erik
10:21
Which division race gets wrapped up first? Which goes down to the final series?
Jeff Sullivan
10:21
Sure seems like the Astros will get the West locked up in like a week and a half
The AL East is going to take a while
The Kyd
10:22
Is this the proverbial end-of-the-line for Carlos Gomez? Was never expecting returns to his days with the Crew, but he seems incapable of adjustment.
Jeff Sullivan
10:22
He hasn't been bad
He's just not the same Carlos Gomez anymore
jake
10:22
Keeeeoooooon Broxton!
Jeff Sullivan
10:22
Good player
Exciting player!
Bobblehead promotion!
Prince Philip
10:24
Scheblermania is slow to build. Projections like him way more than currently hotter guys like Hicks & Altherr - you agree?
Jeff Sullivan
10:24
I like Altherr the most, and Schebler the least of those three, but I still think Schebler is a useful regular player
kevin
10:25
which is more likely: arrieta is done as an ace or pujols is done as an above-average hitter?
Jeff Sullivan
10:25
I think both are likely, given that the standard for an ace starting pitcher is incredibly high
10:26
Arrieta doesn't have his same command. Still misses bats, though, so he can still be good. With Pujols, I think he still hits the ball like a fine hitter, but his body just doesn't let him get much out of the batted balls he turns around
Matt
10:26
Who wins the NL West, and by how many games?
Jeff Sullivan
10:26
Dodgers, 6
cardsjason
10:27
Jeff,

I may be moving to Portland for work soon. Any advice? It's myself, my wife, and a 4 year old.
Jeff Sullivan
10:27
Try to live close to work, and expect to pay more than you've ever paid for anything, for everything
Unless you're coming from New York or San Francisco
Just ugh
10:28
Earlier this year eno suggested that zach Davies could be the next Kyle Hendricks. Do you have any thoughts on the matter?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
He probably won't
Erik
10:29
The Cubs look like a .500 team in every way this year, and it's not just bad luck, since their right at their BaseRuns record. What's going on? The roster is mostly the same. Did every single player just get a little bit worse? Is that a thing that can happen on this sort of scale?
Jeff Sullivan
10:29
Basically every starting pitcher has been worse, and the defense hasn't turned nearly so many batted balls into outs
10:30
On talent, I still believe the Cubs will be just fine, and remember that last year between June and July the Cubs had a stretch where they went 15-21
Jerry Lundegaard
10:31
Has Jedd Gyorko changed anything about his approach since arriving in St Louis?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
The turnaround really began in the second half of 2015. He's been a pretty good hitter since
Scott
10:32
I've decided to root for the Ottawa Senators, to support you. Who is Erik Karlsson and why is he good?
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