Klawchat, 7/21/17.
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Keith Law
3:10
Friday afternoon at 1 pm (I think). I'll make sure to post about where to find me when the event gets closer.
Gene Mullett
3:10
Big jump for me!
Big jump for me!
(Love early Gang of Four)

If you were a GM & needed an SP, is there one you'd target first of those available?
Keith Law
3:10
If Darvish is available for a rental, I'd take him in a heartbeat.
Jim (Boston)
3:11
Any thoughts on Chavis? Does he have a future in Boston?
Keith Law
3:11
I think he's more likely to end up traded than to play for the Sox, but he's probably a solid-average regular at third or maybe in RF if his defense doesn't improve enough.
Pat
3:11
Why do the Orioles literally punt the international signing period, and shouldnt there be recourse from either the league or the union?
Keith Law
3:11
I don't know, and the recourse is going to be a lack of prospects.
Ethan
3:12
Keith, looking for a board game rec for 6 mid-twenties participants, with possibility of partnering into 3 couples. Suggestions?
Keith Law
3:12
Citadels is the best game I know for six (or more) players.
Schlitz
3:12
How good can Keibert Ruiz be? All the reports I'm reading is he's a great hitter and a great receiver/framer for being just 19
Keith Law
3:12
Lot of potential with the bat. Don't think he's a "great receiver/framer" now.
Matthew
3:13
Volt in Frederick is quite good.  Make reservations for Table 21 (The 8-seater around the prep area of the open kitchen) if that is of interest.
Keith Law
3:14
I've never actually been there - it's a pretty long drive for me, and if I need to see the Keys, they come here three times a year.
Tyler
3:14
does Verlander get in the HOF?  He has essentially had Koufax career to this point.
Keith Law
3:16
No he hasn't, not essentially, not even kind of. Koufax is a fairly strong outlier among HoFers - he only appeared in 12 seasons and only qualified for the ERA title 8 times. He had a HoF peak, but not close to the longevity we typically demand of candidates (barring those who died young or lost time to war). If someone has his career today, I think he'd have a tough time getting in.
Chad
3:17
How concerning is Luis Urias' lack of power?
Keith Law
3:17
I don't think he's ever going to have much power, but it seems like a strange thing on which to fixate given his profile - small guy with great plate discipline, good bat control, plays in the middle of the field.
Tariq
3:18
I see a lot of comps of Jesus Luzardo to Gio Gonzales. In your opinion, is that a lazy or fair comparison?
Keith Law
3:18
Lazy. I don't think they're very similar. But I do think Luzardo can be productive like Gio has - it just won't come the same way.
Duke
3:18
Double stuffed ruined single stuffed for me. Just tastes like all cookie. What's the reasoning behind your choice?
Keith Law
3:18
Because the best part of Oreos is the cookie.
michael
3:19
What sources do you recommend for health/nutrition?  eg. Are nitrates really bad for you?  Is farmed salmon really unhealthy? etc
Keith Law
3:21
I look for actual research on the topic, or articles in reliable outlets that refer to actual research (peer-reviewed science). Cured meats prepared with added nitrates (pink salt) aren't bad for you - nitrates on their own are dangerous, of course - and those labels that claim "nitrate-free" and use celery juice or powder are just scamming you. Celery contains nitrites that serve the same purpose in curing. It's like claiming "evaporated cane juice" isn't sugar.
Nick
3:21
May be anecdotal but I've seen more and more of my friends a peers (mid-20-year-olds) rejecting capitalism outright for socialism. To me, there are too many benefits to capitalism and too many pitfalls to socialism for that. I'm all for meeting in the middle. What're your thoughts on this?
Keith Law
3:21
Here's my complete list of successful socialist economies:
justin
3:21
O'Neill seems a lot like Grichuk. Good power, poor contact. Fair comparison?
Keith Law
3:22
Fair comparison.
Kretin
3:22
Jahmai Jones promoted to High-A. He wasn't necessarily lighting Low-A up, are the Angels being too aggressive?
Keith Law
3:22
Peculiar. I know he'd been better after a bad April, but he's still just 19, and now he's going to play in some good hitters' parks, which isn't going to teach him much.
Schlitz
3:23
DJ Peters has some swing and miss to his game, though his OBP is high. With his power and speed, what kind of prospect can he become?
Keith Law
3:23
He looks like Jayson Werth, physically, but there are some similarities to their games as well. The swing and miss is the real concern.
Jack
3:23
Should Tigers fans be concerned about reports of Manning's velocity being down this year? I read that he may have been asked to dial it back so that he could improve his command.
Keith Law
3:24
I'm probably answering too many Manning questions here, but he couldn't throw strikes in the spring. He wasn't "asked to" dial it back; he had to.
Jeffery
3:24
Am I the only White Sox fan who feels like we may have given a lot away for nothing?
Keith Law
3:24
I think so. All the other White Sox fans are yelling at me for ranking any non-White Sox prospects in my top 20.
Dean
3:24
Franklin Barreto has struck out 123 times this season. How much of a concern is this?
Keith Law
3:24
For a speed/slap guy with a very compact swing, it's a huge concern. I wouldn't have called him up.
BE
3:25
AA says he got the best he could for JDM. Is he the right guy to handle what looks to be an ugly rebuid?
Keith Law
3:25
If that was the best offer on July 18th, I might have waited until closer to the deadline. Walking away from that deal wouldn't have been the end of the world.
Brett
3:26
What are the Law's doing this weekend?
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