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Big Tuna
12:47
Do you have any hope for Joc Pederson this year?
Travis Sawchik
12:48
I do. He was nearly a 4-win player last year at Age 24
Asabin
12:48
Advice for someone beginning a career in baseball operations and trying to rise through the ranks?
Travis Sawchik
12:49
I don't work in baseball operations, so I'm probably not the person to ask ... But hard work, passion, integrity span all fields. And salary cannot be an early-concern focus or concern
Blackburn
12:51
If the Pirates traded Cole at the trade deadline, what would a return look like? Torres + another prospect?
Travis Sawchik
12:52
I'm sure the Pirates would want a package beginning something like that ... I will be curious to see how patient the yankees are willing to be. They can get Cole for only cash after 2019
Matt Damon
12:52
MATT. DAMON.
Travis Sawchik
12:52
Is this a thing at FanGraphs? An infatuation with Matt Damon?
Rob Manfried
12:53
Per Nightengale, Nats didn't trade a LHP and a 3B prospect (10-15 range) for D-Rob + half of his remaining salary. How much do they regret that right now?
Travis Sawchik
12:53
I'd more regret the Melancon trade. Rivero is really good
Tip Tipson
12:54
Another Gun (bigger gun) to your head... If Sandy A. doesnt believe in this team with all the injuries will he wait til Sept to call up Rosario?
Travis Sawchik
12:56
I wouldn't be ready to punt the season in May, so if you think he can help in June ....I'd make the call
Rosario is raking as you know
Jerry DiPoto
12:57
Has any team had rotation injuries like the Mariners in the first 30 games of the season? Smyly missing 3 months, James pPaxton missing about a month, Felix missing 1.5 months, Iwakuma missing 2 months. What should be a decent rotation is now AAA quality. Not to mention nagging injuries for Nelson Cruz & Kyle Seager and DL stints for Jean Segura, Mitch Haniger & Robinson Cano (1-2-3) in lineup.
Travis Sawchik
12:57
It's been an awful run of injury luck for sure, Paxton was amazing as many expected and I liked the Smyly add
Robby
12:58
Sorry for the noob question in advance, but where exactly do you find launch angles/avg. launch angles of players?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
There are no bad questions.
Harry Caray
12:58
Hey, if you were a hot dog, and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
I enjoy an occasional hot dog. And it's a sandwhich
sandwich
Marcus Banks
12:59
With Gleyber headed to Triple A, it seems likely he could be called up to the big club this season. If so, where will he play? Castro and Gregorious have both played well. Headley has cooled off. Is he the odd man out?
Travis Sawchik
12:59
These are nice problems to have. I see the Yankees eventually moving some of that middle infield depth
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
1:00
Suppose Andrew Benintendi continued to play at his present productive pace. How badly would Aaron Judge have to do not to win rookie of the year?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
He would have to be 2016 Aaron Judge
Ringling Bros and Barnum&Bailey
1:00
Did you ever atten our circus? If so what do you remember?
Travis Sawchik
1:01
I didn't. Sad to hear you are no more. But I know the museum remains in Sarasota, Fla. and I hear it is worth a visit
Bleh
1:01
Is it surprising that the Dodgers appear to be so far ahead of the game in the "abuse the 10 day DL for the starting rotation" game?

Was their team designed with the new DL rule in mind or was it a happy coincidence? Because it seems to be working great
Travis Sawchik
1:01
This seemed very predictable given the amount of quality arms, and the injury resumes of those arms, and it's a really smart FO, of course
Guest
1:02
Godley only 1 K in 7 IP yesterday against the measly Padres. One bad start, or was the hype on him a bit too much?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
the peripherals are strong with this one. It's just a start. 13% swinging strike rate, great GB%
Jake
1:03
What's going on with Alex Avila? Obviously the .489 babip is outrageous but he also has a 58% hard hit rate which seems hard to fake
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Good question. Have he and JD Martinez been talking about swing plane?
JRuby
1:04
Is the 10-day DL being abused, or is it working exactly as intended?
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Both?
Will McAvoy
1:05
Bryce Harper is better than Mike Trout
Travis Sawchik
1:05
No ... but it could happen
Andrew
1:05
So did Sano also figure out how to play third base? I was shocked to see him 3rd on the leaderboard. Sample size or is he maybe serviceable there now?
Travis Sawchik
1:06
Dave Cameron wrote an interesting piece back in March off Statcast data that suggested his skill set (reaction time, arm strength, etc) actually fits pretty well at third. It's a position more about reaction than range
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