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Travis Sawchik
12:45
This seems premature but it's been a rough 12 months. He's had so many hamstring issues, which is a concern
12:46
His last 12 months are another reason to keep Andrew McCutchen around for 2018
Jaime
12:47
How do you treat players that have obvious signs of regression but have great stuff? Thinking of Fulmer here. Big gap between ERA and SIERA for most of season but three legit pitches.
Travis Sawchik
12:48
I don't think Fulmer's over performing that much ...but I always like to look at pitch quality, swing-and-miss rates, to see what are supporting the success
Matty P
12:48
Travis I checked out the standings this morning, and the Padres are....not as bad as I thought they'd be
Travis Sawchik
12:48
We have them headed toward a 91-loss season ... not so bad!
Noah
12:49
What's the ETA on Syndergaard? Fantasy playoffs?
Travis Sawchik
12:50
He still hasn't returned to the mound, I believe. And the Mets don't have a real reason to hurry him back
Sonny
12:50
whoa 'from his kitchen's breakfast bar' really making my 'reading Travis' chat while eating leftovers at his kitchen sink' look shabby
Travis Sawchik
12:50
Hey, I've been there ... and recently
Street
12:51
Thoughts on Devers? Any possible comps?
Travis Sawchik
12:52
He's been so good. Why were we waiting so long? I'm hesitant to place a comp on him at this point
Towel
12:53
Who has the highest DRS at 3b ever and is Matt Chapman going to eclipse them in half a season?
Travis Sawchik
12:53
Manny Machado in 2013 (35 DRS)
Billy Eppler
12:53
How do the Angels have 2 MVP candidates/top 10 WAR guys and still suck?  Asking for a friend....
Travis Sawchik
12:54
MLB is a much different animal than, say, the NBA or even NFL (where finding a QB is half the battle )
Jake
12:54
Do you think Carlos Rodon has a shot at being an elite level pitcher next season? He struggled initially coming off injury this year but I think a large part of that was rust. He now has 31 strikeouts in his last 3 starts with only 5 walks and his K rate is up to 30% on the season.
Travis Sawchik
12:55
I've liked him since NC State, like just about everyone 30% K rate and 11.3% swinging strike rates are career bests
He could take a leap with improved command
Dunkin' Donuts
12:55
What are some of the better defensive metrics to use to evaluate a player?
Travis Sawchik
12:56
Nothing is perfect but I start with DRS and Statcast should eventually give us a much better understanding of true defensive talent. We're getting there
Playoffs?
12:58
Player x and y will be in the most fantasy champs team?
Travis Sawchik
12:58
Hmmmm... Judge seemed like an easy one before he still started cooling off, James Paxton, maybe .........
Michelle
12:59
How is the house selling process going?
Travis Sawchik
1:00
Sold! (Pending completion of inspections and closing). That has been less stressful than buying. The west side of Cleveland has a crazy housing market right now
Didn't we just go through a housing bubble that sunk the world economy?
You wouldn't know it in Bay Village or Rocky River Ohio
Don't @ me bro
1:00
Will Mike Trout lead the league in WAR this year? I know it's overkill at this point, but how lucky are we to have him playing baseball?
Travis Sawchik
1:01
This came up at Saber seminar .... How many players have led league in WAR and not qualified for batting title?
mario mendoza
1:01
Is Glasnow ready? Will he get another shot?
Travis Sawchik
1:01
Glasnow has told reporters he's made real improvements and his stuff was worse at the ML level than it had ever played in the minors .... This is a buying opportunity for dynasty players
Raindog
1:02
Which incredibly mediocre AL team snags the second wild card?
Travis Sawchik
1:02
Rays
jim
1:02
Do you think the Mets are in bad shape going forward or is this just a bad year? They could have a nice core with Conforto, Smith, Rosario, and Cespedes along with Degrom and Noah but the upper levels of the farm are a little barren now and the bullpen and rotation are major questions.
Travis Sawchik
1:03
I kind of like the Mets as a sleeper 2018 ...major bounce-back potential with some roster improvements around a healthier core
Craig in CHI
1:03
If Trump wanted to buy a baseball team, would MLB let him in the club? (assuming he actually is a billionaire #notaxreturns)
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Let's hope not. If MLB won't let Mark Cuban in, I can't imagine Trump would be admitted ... but baseball is reality television, so, who knows
E
1:04
Can you sleep on airplanes?
Travis Sawchik
1:05
I cannot. I need total darkness and/or a calming gray noise like the Charlie Rose program
Andy
1:06
RE: Trump.... They let George W. Bush in the club...
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