Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 7/29/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:39
Iglesias as a reliever has allowed a .191 wOBA. Not saying this is how it'll go but if he ends up a fireman, someone like a Betances, that's not a bad outcome
Guesto
10:39
Taijuan Walker would bring back a huge haul for the Mariners, no?
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
Yes, but it's probably not worth doing right now
Slew
10:39
Odds of the Indians standing pat? I say 75%.
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
5%
Sam H
10:39
What's the trade market like for Norris? Any chance Jay or Ross are moved while injured?
Jeff Sullivan
10:40
Jay apparently could be moved. Ross won't be
Norris would be an interesting get for the Rockies
Mark
10:41
Rangers' OF (when healthy) is set with Choo, Mazara and Desmond. Beltre at 3B for the next few years. And putting Gallo at DH kills a ton of his value. For these reasons, he's gotta be on the move, right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:41
I must've missed when the Rangers got a good first baseman
10:42
And Desmond is a free agent to be. And Choo is always hurt. There is room. There is so much room
Jason
10:42
What are your thoughts on the M's selling on Taijuan Walker? A couple years ago I shuddered at the thought but I'm really starting to wonder if he's a top of the rotation guy long term, plus your standard TINSTAAPP/pitcher health concerns. If Dipoto get an offer that includes some shiny stuff coming back it wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, right?
Jeff Sullivan
10:42
No problem here with the idea of moving Walker, but I don't think you do it now when he's dealing with an injury and his numbers are mediocre
Andrew
10:42
Hey Jeff, what type of return do you think the Angels could get for Matt Shoemaker IF they trade him? He seems to me to have large margin of trade potential could be a big return or could be small return.
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
I don't think other teams quite trust him, but he'd still get a haul. That being said, the Angels will need people to start games in 2017, and they won't want to pull the rug out from under their chances of contention already. With Skaggs coming back, they could and should improve
Penguin
10:44
I think Harpers struggles might partly be swing related, mechanical. I'm not a swing expert.
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
Usually the case
James Paxton
10:44
I've drastically improved my walk rate while gaining velocity, but I still get crushed. Is it my command? When will I meet my peripherals?
Jeff Sullivan
10:44
Partially command, partial luck. You are good
SDinSEA
10:44
What's a realistic expectation for Derrick Norris. Considering is trends and positional scarcity, could he pull a top 100 guy?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
Lower top 100. His bat has been really bad, but he's still a decent defensive catcher with remaining control years
A friend
10:45
pop quiz hotshot. Airport, gunman with one hostage. He's using her for cover; he's almost to a plane. You're a hundred feet away... Jeff?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
I assume that the gunman doesn't know how to fly a plane
Ranger Danger
10:47
People love to compare Gallo to Crush Davis. However, checking their player pages and I noticed Gallo K's 10-12% more often than Davis ever did in the minors. Does Gallo even have a chance?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Gallo has a good chance. Branyan is a popular comp. And he had a 111 big-league wRC+ even while striking out a third of the time. Gallo could be Branyan with health and an earlier opportunity
Matt
10:48
The only Yankee moving between now and the dealine is Nova, isn't it?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Wouldn't be at all surprising
EC
10:49
Something is wrong with Papelbon, or he's getting old quick. What do Nats do? Should they keep Reynaldo, Robles, and Giolito untouchable? (assuming that Trea Turner is now something more than untouchable)
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
I think they could improve their bullpen without paying full price for one of the elite guys
Josh
10:50
John Morosi just reported that nats would trade Giolito for Andrew Miller straight up... crazy right? In this market the Yankees should get at least Robles too... just kidding... how do the Nats do this?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
For one thing, we don't know if that report is actually correct. But if it is, you could kind of get it, from the perspective that Giolito's control is not good and the Nationals might figure he's around his value peak
KDL
10:50
Danny Salazar, Cy Young candidate?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Also up there
Ralph
10:51
So Votto is back to being VOTTO. And as baseball fan, I'm thankful for that.
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
It was always going to end up like this. He messed around with some weird shit in April but that wasn't going to last
Zach
10:51
Word is that the Nats would send Giolito straight up for Miller. Would NYY be crazy to say no?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
If I were the Yankees, I would do this
Danny
10:51
You want some trivia Jeff? Can you name the 5 biggest platoon split projections by Steamer for left handed MLB hitters ROS?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
No
jb
10:51
How much does Rich Hills value drop because of his recent health issues?
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