Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Big Pappy Chicago
1:02
Love all the Thames questions. How about one more? What's the possibility between 95% and 100% that the league adjusts, he doesn't re-adjust and the signing looks terrible? But really, the league will adjust at least a little, won't they/it?
Travis Sawchik
1:02
Thames will have to pass the second-go-around test after teams acquire more information, that's very true
99
1:02
Any chance Brent Honeywell sees the majors this year?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
If he keeps this up, yes. Rays are a sleeper in AL East
Omar
1:03
Most underrated ballpark?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
San Diego?
1:04
Or does San Diego get a lot of love?
Matt
1:04
isnt .875 OPS Lindor just Machado with better defense
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Machado with Gold Glove SS defense is the AL MVP, I think
Matt
1:05
Has there been any analysis of whether or not shifting has inflated ISO? curious how the trade off of giving up a few doubles in the name of suppressing singles works.
Travis Sawchik
1:05
There's been some digging into the side effects or shifting ... It would seem, to me, to compel batters to find more ways to hit balls over the shift
John
1:05
Dave and Jerry(on NESN) bring up Beltre as a HOFer. Gotta be a lock, hasn't he?
Travis Sawchik
1:05
I would hope so
Evil Goatee Travis
1:06
DJ LeMahieu loves multihit games. Four in a row and six out of his last eight after a slow start.
Travis Sawchik
1:06
Great fantasy 2b
Maddux in a Row
1:06
Tyler Skaggs looked fantastic yesterday. Is that the real Skaggs or did he just eat an extra special bowl of Wheaties?
Travis Sawchik
1:06
Post-hype sleeper alert?
John
1:07
Is mookie betts ever going to strike out again
Travis Sawchik
1:08
Amazing to see an everyday player in 2017 with a 0% K rate on his line in mid April. He has incredible hand-eye coordination
Wes
1:08
Is it time to be worried about JP Crawford? He was pretty bad in AAA last year and looks even worse this year (early I know). I had hope he could be a Lindor lite type player.
Travis Sawchik
1:09
That bat was always going to trail the glove, we'll have to see by how much. Lindor is a special dude so don't put that comp on him even in a Lite, Sugar-Free, Fun Size, type of way
Ben
1:09
Does Nola have the best 2-seamer in the MLB when healthy?
Travis Sawchik
1:10
Best? Very good. Let's hope he stays healthy. There's ace potential there
Matt
1:10
Why did Naquin get demoted? A near 900 OPS, even with a .400 BABIP doesn't give him some kind of cushion?
Travis Sawchik
1:11
Naquin slugged 1,310 on fly balls last year, the MLB average was .730ish ... He was an obvious regression candidate
Rudy
1:11
Am I crazy to think that despite giving up 6 runs last time out, Glasnow actually looked pretty good?
Travis Sawchik
1:12
I didn't see the start but it's my understanding he did look much better and was even throwing some changeups ... He's such a wild card....I thought it might make sense to let him work out of bullpen early and build up some confidence
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
1:12
I know there's a ton of VV questions, but would you prefer VV or Pineda RÓS?
Travis Sawchik
1:12
Pineda is the better strike thrower, so Pineda
Frostilicus
1:13
Most likely to reach the postseason: Pittsburgh, Miami or St. Louis?
Travis Sawchik
1:14
I don't think any of those three teams will be in the postseason but Pittsburgh, I think, has the best shot. Taillon has been so impressive
Hunky Dory
1:14
Cleveland need to trade for OF help? Sure would be nice to have even 1 sure thing out there
Travis Sawchik
1:14
Zimmer in June? Brantley has been encouraging
Erik
1:15
Eric Thames seems to be everything the projections said he'd be. Still a short sample, but how much has your confidence in those seemingly overly optimistic projections increased based on what he's shown so far?
Travis Sawchik
1:15
Trust but verify. It looks like we're verifying. Let's see how the league adjusts, but it's been awesome
Maulitor
1:16
Which of these gets the most money in free agency: Bogaerts, Correa, or Lindor?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
Lindor. No doubt he'll stick at short long-term and there is more power in the bat than many thought ... and a switch-hitter
Can Cleveland get him signed to a pre-arb extension? It should be a focus, of course
John
1:17
"Machado with Gold Glove SS defense is the AL MVP, I think " ....... maybe in a Trout-less world.....
Travis Sawchik
1:17
If Trout is a 10-win player, yeah...but maybe not if he's a 7ish-win guy
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