Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat -- 8/2/16
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Jeff Sullivan
10:47
Well Carter does have a career 109 wRC+, and Gallo could be a regular third baseman. So it's something
Nate
10:48
Is Will Smith a strong get for the Giants or should they have set their sights higher?
Jeff Sullivan
10:48
If he's healthy, he's a really good reliever
Jim Lonborg
10:48
Why don't teams have the ability to dismiss players for cause (re Olivera or Reyes)? I have tenure, but I'm pretty sure it can be rescinded if I'm convicted of a felony.
Jeff Sullivan
10:49
The union would fight awwwwwwwwwwfully hard to not allow baseball teams to void any agreed-upon player contract
Elton
10:50
I'm trying to think which team might be the farthest away from contending. It feels like it might be the Twins.
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Probably the Twins but it might be the Reds
Alex Bregman
10:50
I was 0 for 6 last night. Should I be worried about Gurriel coming to take my job?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
Gurriel is coming for your job. But you're versatile, so you can do other jobs
Toki
10:50
Any chance the Yankees try to flip Frazier and Judge with other top end prospects for Trout this offseason?
Jeff Sullivan
10:50
They can try all they want
Dope
10:51
Are you as high on Clint Frazier as everyone else seems to be?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
I would assume not
Shben
10:51
Did August take the day off to celebrate the beginning of his beautiful namesake month?
Jeff Sullivan
10:51
He sure as shit didn't take off yesterday!
Aaron
10:52
Why so sure Cardinals aren't winning their division? Have you looked at their schedule recently? Next 9 against Braves/Reds, with Phillies shortly after. (and I'm a Cubs fan btw)
Jeff Sullivan
10:52
The Cardinals are eight games behind the best team in baseball
John
10:53
Why is the kemp trade bad? Oliveras also dead weight, plus hes a garbage person. Dingers/marquee name for the fans, bad play to help get a better pick.
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
The Braves could've just rid themselves of Olivera by designating him for assignment
Didn't need to pay Matt Kemp thirty-two million dollars
CamdenWarehouse
10:53
I don't understand the Clippard trade?
Jeff Sullivan
10:53
Yankees probably figure he's bounced back a bit, so why not take a chance with him filling a depleted bullpen
Alex Bregman
10:54
Why can't I hit in the majors?
Jeff Sullivan
10:54
Literally 30 plate appearances
10:55
Mike Trout started 3-for-25
Bill
10:56
Who wins the AL Cy Young?
Jeff Sullivan
10:56
Feeling like Kluber to me but Sale is right there with him
jaysfan
10:58
On the Gallo/Chris Carter point: Do we have a sense for how valuable a player with Carter's offensive profile is worth if he also plays average defense at 3B?
Jeff Sullivan
10:58
Not really the same hitter profile but if Gallo puts up Carter-like production, then you'd be talking more or less about the Todd Frazier career. He's averaged a bit better than 3 WAR per 600 plate appearances
Theo!
10:59
I just read that the cubs don't have enough hitting to make a deep post season run. I guess they aren't 1st in runs scored so maybe.
Jeff Sullivan
10:59
I don't know who you read but I do know how you could make a change to give yourself more time in the day
Jim
11:00
How funny did you find Lunhow complaining about Tex spending prospect inventory ?
Jeff Sullivan
11:00
Maybe I haven't seen the full context? I didn't take it as a complaint. I just took it as a comparison. And it's true -- the Astros aren't in the same position to buy from the farm, because they aren't leading their division by several games
11:01
All right, I need to get rolling. Writing to be done
So thank you everybody for hanging out, and I'm sorry for what I didn't or couldn't address. We'll do it again next week back at the normal Friday, and until then, be well and have great days
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