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Travis Sawchik
1:27
Another player to watch in 2017. Fascinating skill set even with the swing and miss,
jon
1:28
The Cubs increased their front office budget by >$40 million in the 3 years after Epstein's hire. It wouldn't surprise if "R&D" is taking up a much higher share of MLB revenues than before.
Travis Sawchik
1:28
Could be. Smart place to invest.
Gavin
1:29
How comfortable should the Indians' front office with Tyler Naquin as their primary center fielder entering 2017?
Travis Sawchik
1:30
He's an offensive regression candidate and the D is shaky, so not very
EbenezerBatflip
1:30
Cleveland question, will fans show up in 2017 to support a very good team after a big free agent signing? I don't mean this to be mean, but I live in Columbus and don't understand why the Cavs have big turnouts but Indians don't when the two venues are directly across from each other. If Cleveland fans don't show up this year, is there something like fundamentally or systemically wrong with the team/GM/marketing/fanbase? I'm not trying to be mean, but it seems like maybe a rebranding might be for the best for reasons other than political correctness
Travis Sawchik
1:33
If the Indians' attendance isn't up this year, that's really a problem. (I believe season ticket sales are up significantly). I do think there has been a perception issue tied to past payroll spending. But EE signing helps there and the whole WS appearance so .... Show up, Cleveland
E
1:33
What non-baseball things do you like/educated in so we can get you off track?
Travis Sawchik
1:35
Neftlix, AMC, HBO original programming .... Alt rock ...Current events .... Beer (not to Eno level)...Raising a 2-year-old
Brad
1:35
What are your thoughts on Josh Bell? Thanks.
Travis Sawchik
1:36
I love the strike zone command, barrel ability, and switch-hitting. I'm a believer
CT
1:36
Welcome to FG! Any thoughts on the Sale trade?
Travis Sawchik
1:37
I liked it for both clubs. How is that for a hot take?
LudeBurger
1:37
Eno has beer. Jeff has volcanoes. Eric is a nerd. Dan has video games too. What is your hobby outside of baseball?
Travis Sawchik
1:38
What's kind of troubling is I play sim league baseball (Hardball Dynasty) that takes up way too much time ... it's addictive. Ask Carson!
Jerry Seinfeld
1:40
What's the deal with Desmond Jennings? Do you think he can ever have another productive year?
Travis Sawchik
1:41
I thought Jennings was going to be Carl Crawford with a better batting eye. I didn't happen. And it's probably too late now.
Nick
1:41
Do you have a dark horse team to make the playoffs this year?
Travis Sawchik
1:41
Tune in next week!
1:42
Sorry, but that's the end-of-program music you hear playing. Thanks for the questions and readership during this debut chat. I hope you enjoyed it. So glad to be here at FG! Until next time ...
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