Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 8/12/16
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ChopChop
10:27
Way too early ROY Candidates for 2017? As well, who would be some dark horses?
Jeff Sullivan
10:28
It looks like Benintendi is probably going to exceed the at-bat threshold this year, so he's out
Alex Reyes or JP Crawford would be excellent NL candidates
10:30
It's relatively dry in the AL, looks like, but depending on how much he pitches this year I could see Joe Musgrove having a strong opportunity
Jays fan
10:31
What do you think Bautista's next contract will look like?
Jeff Sullivan
10:32
Let's say...three guaranteed years, maybe a fourth-year vesting option
10:34
Alex Gordon wound up at $18 million per year over four, and he took what was perceived as a discount. Also, he was more of an all-around type, while Bautista still has the bat. So figure Bautista gets at *least* $20 million a year, and probably a bit more
10:35
So I'll go with 3/$65m with an option that could push it to 4/$80m
ChopChop
10:35
What Olympic event would the average MLB Player be best at? What about some of the superstars?
Jeff Sullivan
10:35
I don't know anything about handball but maybe handball
10:36
Or, beginning in 2020, baseball
They'd be really good at baseball
Homer
10:38
After the season ends, Granderson is owed 15 mil for the last year of his deal. Do you think the mets will move him this offseason? How difficult would it be for them to move grandy and his 1/15- would they have to eat any money?
Jeff Sullivan
10:39
I could see him ending up somewhere like with the Orioles or White Sox
I don't think he'd draw much of a return, but at the same time in that case I don't think they'd have to eat too much
ChopChop
10:40
Follow up, what Olympian would be best in the MLB?
Jeff Sullivan
10:40
If you gave him enough training I bet Phelps would achieve some pretty good perceived velocity
Q-Ball
10:41
At this point in the year, what team to you has been the biggest disappointment? And why?
Jeff Sullivan
10:41
It's the Mets, and it's bad luck and health. Pitchers get hurt and that's just a part of it, but the lineup has been horrible with runners in scoring position and it's cost them ballgames
Toki
10:43
What it going on with the Mets? Were they playing above their potential or are they really this bad?
Jeff Sullivan
10:43
Injured pitchers. That's bad. Injured Duda. That's bad. Injured Wright. That's bad. Injured Cespedes. That's bad. You talk about the last time that needed a guy like Conforto to fall apart...
10:44
*team
10:45
I know that every team struggles with injuries and it's not a complete excuse, but the Mets have been hit awfully hard. You mix in the poor offensive timing and you get a mediocre result
CamdenWarehouse
10:45
So you drop a bomb like Harper isn't as good as we thought and then don't do your normal chat time so we can squirm for a week?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
I did hop on the EW podcast last week to chat about this!
Roadhog
10:45
Madson for Puig looking more likely?
Jeff Sullivan
10:45
Something for Puig. Anything for Puig. I don't know where he'll go, but he'll go somewhere.
Zach
10:46
What type of deal will Danny Duffy get in FA? Do the Royals have any chance of keeping him at this point?
Jeff Sullivan
10:46
No way to know what he'll get yet. He still has another 7.5 months of regular-season pitching. Next year will determine whether he gets $30 million or $150 million
Jeff's Friend
10:47
Two relatively equal teams, one with an extremely top heavy lineup and the other with a balanced 1-9, which do you choose for just this year?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
I'll take balance
Guest
10:47
Felix Odds to get in the hof?
Jeff Sullivan
10:47
40%. Like with McCutchen, the odds were much greater before this year
Q-Ball
10:48
If Mike Trout wasn't Mike Trout, would the Angels be the worst team in baseball right now?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
Very very close
Larry
10:48
What team(s) do you get the most/least questions about?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
Most about the Mariners and Blue Jays, probably. I'd say fewest about the...Rockies?
BK
10:49
Devon Travis is pacing a >6 WAR for his first 162 games as a big leaguer. Presuming health, what's his ceiling?
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
This
termel sledge
10:49
does A-Rod's shabby treatment this week increase the odds he ends up playing somewhere else? this question is almost entirely wishful
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