Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat
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Travis Sawchik
12:58
Hi! You're wonderful and fantastic but the fourth-best 3B in the game at the moment ... and that's in no way a slight
Rick
12:59
How many future hall of fame players are active in the MLB right now?
Travis Sawchik
12:59
Great question
The counting number benchmarks will change ...
1:01
Kershaw, Beltre, Pujols, Trout, Harper seem like HoF talents for sure ... be a fun list to come up with
What would Scherzer have to do from here on out?
Altuve?
1:02
Sale?
Sounds like a FanGraphs piece
Crazy Aunt Marie
1:02
Votto?
Travis Sawchik
1:02
For me he is
He's new-age HoF, for sure
Bernie Sanders
1:02
What'd you think of Game of Thrones last night?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
I haven't watched since season 3
Sad Mr Met
1:03
Treinen is front of the A's "defense" might be a horror show
Travis Sawchik
1:03
Thank goodness for fielding-independent measures
Bo
1:03
What is it about baseball that makes individual game results random relative to other sports? i.e. bad teams win ~30% of their games, which isn't true of, say, soccer
Travis Sawchik
1:04
The best players touch/impact the ball less often
The NBA/NFL equivalent to star usage would be akin to Mike Trout batting every inning
Dub
1:04
why are we still talking about Mexico City as an expansion city? Id put the chances of a franchise succeeding there at 0%. Would take a whole new CBA for the air quality/ quality of living and also the revenue sharing would be way off because they couldn't charge same price as US for tickets,food, merchandise.
Travis Sawchik
1:05
North America's largest city and it isn't close, it would be massive market, a national team, and Mexico City proper is fairly rich city. Compares to US. And MLB should and will eventually expand to Latin America
Big Joey
1:06
expecting a big 2nd half from Dozier?
Travis Sawchik
1:06
Moderate buy low
mike sixel
1:06
All pitchers are risks, sure, but if you trade them all away for hitters (out of fear of injury), how do you ever get pitching? There is no reason for Detroit to trade a young, cost controlled, starting pitcher. Other than a ridiculous over pay, of course.
Travis Sawchik
1:06
It's the old Pitch-22
1:07
Investing in pitching is insane expect that you can'
t win without it
Sean
1:07
Which is more embarrassing? An MLB front office never heard of FanGraph's top 50 Trade Value series? Or an MLB front office has not only heard of it but uses it to supplement their decision making?
Travis Sawchik
1:07
The former and not close
1:08
Dave has that down to something of a science
And I suspect it closely mirrors many club's internal evaluation
I'd love to see a top 500 trade value list (Sorry, Dave)
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
1:09
So Alex Wood....ummmm....what's happening there?
Travis Sawchik
1:09
Crazy. I dropped him a dynasty league a few years ago. Whoops
Bernie Sanders
1:10
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Travis Sawchik
1:10
They guy who realigns and expands baseball
Baseball Czar
Ed
1:10
When looking at population bases for expansion cities, is MLB more concerned with TV numbers or attendance numbers? Charlotte's population base for game attendance is actually closer to 1.5 million, but the TV market for the Carolinas (NC and SC) is probably top 10 nationally.
Travis Sawchik
1:11
Ideally you want both .... Charlotte could become the team of the Carolinas -- eventually. Lot of Braves fandom in SE
Xolo
1:11
Could Mexico City play in a dome that balances out the elevation effect?
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