Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 8/12/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:49
I don't know why anyone would want him
10:50
You can't rule out the Marlins just because whatever, but he doesn't provide value
Dr. Met
10:50
Brad posted that max-effort swingers like Carlos Gomez get old faster... is there anything to that? Is Cutch on that rocketship ballistic descent?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Max-effort swingers probably get old faster when they have alleged hip problems
Chris
10:50
Is Tyler O'Neill going to become an impact bat in the majors?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
Probably not, but he's got a way better chance now than he did before
Q-Ball
10:51
Are the Mets toast? Or just starting to turn golden-brown?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
On the outside looking in. They're not toast, but on the other hand, I really like toast
Mike T.
10:52
Hello Jeff - in a fictitious world, the Blue Jays sign Tim Tebow and make him a starting outfielder tonight. Can you hilariously predict what might happen?
Jeff Sullivan
10:52
He strikes out once on three pitches and then tries to bunt a lot
JKD
10:52
Anthony Rendon: April .242/.310/.286. Since: .275/.363/.489 (basically his 2014 line of .287/.351/.473). Fair to say he's basically back to being the player he was? (also - very underappreciated source of production in Nats' lineup during Harper's post-April slump)
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
Yeah, Rendon is basically back to being a 5-win player. He'll never get recognized for it on a roster with that many higher-profile names, but he's excellent and 26
JD15
10:53
Astros just called up OF Teoscar Hernandez. How will this affect Bregman's PT once Gurriel is called up?
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
That'll depend on how Bregman hits, but this could be worse news for Marisnick and Rasmus
Dusty Rizzo
10:54
What would a Bryce extension look like now?? Not looking like the blank-check-write-your-own-salary type player he was last year, but he's going to be a 26 year old free agent with an impressive track record
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
You start with the Heyward terms and then you bump up to account for more offensive value than defensive value.
Neslon
10:55
Youve probably done some hiking in brand new hiking boots. Ever get a blister that lasted over a month?
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
No, that sounds terrible
Moleskin, man
NYTT
10:55
How good is Freddie Freeman? He was so bad early, but now his wRC+ and wOBA are right in line with past seasons.
Jeff Sullivan
10:55
Very good
Jim
10:57
Looks like Leonys Martin has been about replacement level since he got hurt. Do you think this is more a matter of regression or coming back before having fully recovered?
Jeff Sullivan
10:57
I think he did come back too fast in June. He looked mostly healthy and acceptable in July, but now he's in a presumably unrelated slump. I think he's probably a true talent 90-100 wRC+ bat with quality defense when right
Q-Ball
10:57
Is there hope for Jason Heyward long-term? Or did the Cubs just set $180 mil on fire?
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
Still hope. The physical skills haven't left and Heyward has had deep ruts before. But this is very troubling
Sonny
10:58
Is a fair comp for Zunino a better receiving Iannetta? Similar 3TO hitters
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
Iannetta's way better at swinging at strikes instead of balls
Zunino's way better at hitting baseball hard
Henry
10:59
Had this discussion with a friend recently -- probability of HOF for Kinsler and Beltre?
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I think that Beltre is basically in at this point. I'd be surprised if he didn't make it pretty fast
11:00
Kinsler has a much, much tougher road. He got kind of a late start and he's never been dominant. He'll need to age with considerable grace
Zonk
11:00
To what do you attribute the power surge this year in baseball?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
I have to think the baseball
Bruce
11:01
What about a Soler/Puig needs-a-change-of-scenery trade?
Jeff Sullivan
11:01
Actually I don't think either team would really want to do that
Houzer
11:03
should the Tigers exercise the 9M option on Maybin? Or go back to Austin Jackson for a discount?
Jeff Sullivan
11:04
There's no point in starting Austin Jackson. I'd be willing to pick up Maybin's option even though it wouldn't excite me to do so
Would be a little interesting to see if the Tigers gave Carlos Gomez a pillow contract
Bernie
11:04
Great run for the Mets as kings of NY baseball, huh?
Jeff Sullivan
11:05
At least they could have their pitchers back and healthy in 2017. Maybe this is a blip!
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