Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 7/28/17
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Jeff Sullivan
10:51
No
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
10:52
Re: Khris Davis - I had a third degree A/C joint separation in my throwing arm and even in my company softball league have turned into something of a right-handed Johnny Damon out there. I can swing the bat without any issues with gap power, but throwing the ball puts a lot of stress on the scar tissue that has replaced two tendons in my shoulder. Not saying that is the same injury, but just a possible explanation.
Jeff Sullivan
10:52
Thank you Ray Liotta!
Ben
10:52
The Yankees are one of eight teams to whom Jeff Samardzija cannot block a trade. A Belt/Shark package makes sense as a Gray/Alonso alternative, no? Esp. if the Giants take on some of their salaries.
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
Sure, but they'd still prefer Gray/Alonso pretty strongly
GERB
10:53
Considering Kershaw's injusry, if you have to pick 1 starter to have on your team ROS, who would you pick? Klub, Sale, Sherz, Other?
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
Sale is the second-best pitcher in baseball
Current No. 1 by default
Travis
10:53
Jeff, what would you do if you were Brewers management?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
Minor improvements. Stuff like the Swarzak get. I'd be less about Gray than I would've been a couple weeks ago. Rays-style deadline management
CubFan
10:54
Do you think Treinen will stick as Oakland's new closer?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
for about a week and a half
Drew
10:54
What are your thoughts on Dipoto's seemingly obsessive prioritization of control/depth/floor > upside?
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
In theory, I support the idea that upside is overrated and quite difficult to project
Everyone is out there searching for upside. Unranked prospect Jose Altuve leads all AL position players in WAR
Charlie
10:55
Yonder Alonso-Danny Valencia platoon of A's castoffs makes a whole lot of sense for the Mariners right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
Alonso makes way more sense for the Yankees
Connor
10:56
What do you think will be the WS matchup this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Hell with it, right now I'll say Yankees/Dodgers
But now I'll immediately contradict myself and say Indians/Dodgers
CubFan
10:56
Is Price's new elbow problems more of a yellow or red flag?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Dark, dark red
I guess the kind of red probably doesn't matter
10:57
So, ordinary red
David
10:57
At what point will the sample size allow us to say Chris Taylor has reinvented himself ala Justin Turner?
Jeff Sullivan
10:57
Let's see what's happening when his BABIP isn't .427
Taylor is better, but he's not an MVP
RyanLewis
10:58
Trout still may win the MVP too!  Never count him out
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
I will go ahead and count him out
He missed too much time to end up with a massive WAR advantage, and the Angels aren't good again
PTBNL
10:58
The White Sox have acquired 6 top-60 prospects (Moncada, Jimenez, Kopech, Lopez, Giolito, Rutherford) in just under a year. Have we ever seen a team acquire this much young, high-ceiling talent that quickly?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I can't recall anyone doing it, but I also can't recall anyone shopping three pieces as valuable as Sale, Quintana, and Eaton
Jay
10:59
Will the Padres get the Andrew Miller package they're hoping for, or will they have to back off? Would you prefer that kind of package for Hand or a package of 2 top-10 (but non top-5) prospects for Justin Wilson?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
The Padres won't get a Miller package for Hand, because Hand is worse, but they could and should get a haul nevertheless
PTBNL
10:59
Who's your favorite pitcher to watch right now? I love Sale and Scherzer for the combination of nasty stuff and bulldog demeanor.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
Paxton, because bias
Johnny5alive
11:00
Did sandy slow play a little too much? Most of the teams mets players were linked to made other deals, and I imagine he he's running low on options to move the likes of Cabrera, etc
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
The only guy who'd be in real demand is Reed
He'll move Reed
GOMS
11:00
Do you think the Mariners should trade for Gray?
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