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Neil Weinberg FanGraphs Q&A – 11/26/14

2:37
Neil Weinberg: Hey all. Queue is open and we’ll begin at 3pm. Remember priority to stat/data/FG info questions, but anything is fair game. I’m @NeilWeinberg44 if you’re looking for me on Twitter. See you in a few.

3:00
Neil Weinberg: Alright. Let’s get started. A little light on questions so far, so today’s the day to get stuff answered.

3:01
Comment From 804NatsFan
What is that picture I see? Sandlot football for dads… w/ uniforms! (Sans helmets?)

3:01
Comment From zurzles
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY CHAT WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN AM I SAFE

3:01
Neil Weinberg: People have strong opinions!

3:01
Neil Weinberg: As always, if you know of a better service than CIL, we are all ears.

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 11/26/14

11:10
Dave Cameron: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Let’s be thankful for an hour or so of baseball conversation.
11:10
Dave Cameron: The queue is now open.
12:03
Comment From Bret
A couple of reports out of Toronto are that the Jays have given Melky Cabrera a deadline to respond to their offer (believed to be 3-years / $39M) by the Winter Meetings. If you were Melky’s agent, do you advise him to take it?
12:03
Dave Cameron: Yeah. I don’t think he’s worth any more than that.
12:04
Comment From Cicero
Since Cargo and Tulo are unlikely to return value until health is more sure, shouldn’t the Rockies at least look to move Morneau, Stubbs and Rosario?
12:04
Dave Cameron: I disagree with the premise. I would bet several teams would pay for Tulo’s upside, even coming off the surgery.

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Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 11/25/14

9:03

Jeff Sullivan: Are we ready to baseball chat?

9:03

Jeff Sullivan: I’ve given the queue a few minutes to get going and subsequently settle down

9:03

Jeff Sullivan: So let’s talk about god knows what

9:04
Comment From garth algar
i fear change

9:04
Comment From CecilFieldersButtPlug
well this looks funny

9:04
Comment From neal
what the heck is this interface?????

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Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 11/24/14

11:59
Dan Szymborski: oh god, I hope this works this week. somebody say something!
11:59
Comment From Mooking for Love
something
11:59
Dan Szymborski: Hooray!
12:01
Dan Szymborski: As I’ve traveled so far
12:02
Dan Szymborski: As I’ve traveled so far from the future for you, let’s get this fantasy started and fool the experts, too.
12:02
Dan Szymborski: First off.

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Kiley McDaniel FanGraphs Chat – 11/21/14

12:03
Kiley McDaniel: You wanted a snappy intro and you won’t get one because I always set expectations low

12:05
Kiley McDaniel: I should mention the FG Youtube page is growing, with videos of 2 of the 4 players that were traded last night, including Jose Dominguez who hit 100 mph in that video:https://www.youtube.com/user/FanGraphs/videos

12:05
Kiley McDaniel: I tweet these out when they’re posted so check me @kileymcd for the latest

12:05
Comment From Tyler
Do you think the Yankees go stop-gap at SS b/c of Mateo or is it too early to be thinking of him as a potential future SS for them

12:07
Kiley McDaniel: Never underestimate how quickly NYY fans can get ahead of themselves. Mateo has only played in Rookie Ball. He’s their best SS prospect and I’ve seen him a good bit and he’s really good, but you didn’t call Cito Culver the future when he was the same age and was just taken in the 1st round. Years and years away from the big leagues, so stop gap is underselling it.

12:07
Comment From Tom
What would be your best guess for Moncada’s timetable to reach the show?

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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 11/20/14

11:43
Eno Sarris: I’ll be here shortly. In the meantime, anyone get a Steely Dan vibe from this?
11:43
bellesglasgow:
12:01
Eno Sarris: Ooops. Forgot to publish this. I’ll give y’all a second. It’ll be like a real-time lightning round!
12:03
Comment From Guest
pew pew
12:03
Comment From Guest
::lightning::
12:03
Comment From Greg
Let’s dance!

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Neil Weinberg FanGraphs Q&A – 11/19/14

2:39
Neil Weinberg: Hi all, we’ll get started at 3pm but the queue is open. Remember that this chat prioritizes stat/data/FG/how does that work type questions, but everything is fair game.

If you’re looking for me, @NeilWeinberg44 on Twitter during non-chat hours.

2:59
Neil Weinberg: Alright, let’s discuss baseball! Keep the questions flowing.

2:59
Comment From Raymond
How exactly is WAR calculated?

3:00
Neil Weinberg: For position players: http://www.fangraphs.com/li…

Complete position player example: http://www.fangraphs.com/li…

3:01
Neil Weinberg: The pitcher one is a little more complicated and is out of date on the site. I’ll be updating that, hopefully very soon.

3:01
Comment From Matt (St. Louis)
When evaluating projected stats, is there a hierarchy you think works best to sort through players? Meaning, is it helpful to look at wRC+ first and then combine that with the best wOBA second, and so on.

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 11/19/14

11:53
Dave Cameron: It’s Wednesday, so that means we’re chatting.
11:54
Dave Cameron: The queue is now open, and we’ll start in a few minutes.
12:02
Comment From Bret
What’s next for the Blue Jays?
12:02
Dave Cameron: Sounds like probably a reliever. I could see them going after Miller or Robertson, since they’re clearly pushing forward on the short term.
12:02
Comment From adam
Do the Jays believe in their pitching enough to justify Martin’s contract?
12:03
Dave Cameron: The AL East hasn’t been this weak in a long time. If ever there was a time for every team in the division to go for it, this is it.

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FanGraphs After Dark Chat – 11/18/14

5:32
Paul Swydan: Hi everybody! Jeff and I will be here at 9 pm ET to cram some baseball down your cramholes. In the meantime, gorge on the polls I’ve set up!

See you soon!

9:00
Paul Swydan: Let’s get it.
9:00
Comment From Pale Hose
Can we can an after dark preview of the Hardball Times Annual? Is there a tentative release date?
9:00
:

Hi everyone and useful info for the off season.

9:01
Paul Swydan: That’s Jeff’s way of saying he’s already sick of the offseason. :-)
9:01
Jeff Zimmerman: This is all Paul’s baby. I have seen the cover.

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Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 11/18/14

9:02
Jeff Sullivan: Hello friends

9:02
Jeff Sullivan: Let’s live baseball chat

9:03
Comment From Guest
On time!

9:03
Jeff Sullivan: In one way!

9:03
Comment From Guest
OMG! So much has happened! Tell me all about it!

9:03
Jeff Sullivan: A bunch of teams did really dramatic yet reasonable things. Jays very reasonably committed to Russell Martin. Braves and Cardinals reasonably committed to a short-term/long-term value trade. Marlins are looking like they might decide to become a baseball team, which is overdue.

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Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat – 11/14/14

11:58
Kiley McDaniel: Looking for a snappy intro? Then you’re at the wrong chat.

12:00
Comment From TK
That’s… kinda snappy, no?

12:01
Kiley McDaniel: Sounds like I need to ratchet down the snappiness. Note taken.

12:01
Comment From Graham
Seeing a number of differing opinions on Devon Travis since he was traded to the Jays. Everything from “not a big-leaguer” to “possible future batting champ.” What are your thoughts on Devon Travis?

12:03
Kiley McDaniel: He’s an okay defensive 2B with feel for the barrel and some speed that has a not so dynamic swing but makes the most of it. Could be a starter if it all comes together, more of a fringe regular or good backup for me.

12:03
Comment From Del Martin
Rumor has it that the Padres and Rangers are working on a trade that would reunite Preller with some of his discoveries. As a Padres fan, who should I be hoping for?

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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 11/13/14

11:47
Eno Sarris: will be here shortly. in the meantime, Cults. Because xylophone.
11:47
CultsVEVO:
12:01
Eno Sarris: I’m here!
12:01
Comment From MarinerDan
Anyway you consider taking someone OTHER than Trout #1 overall in 2015?
12:01
Eno Sarris: Nope!
12:02
Comment From Ethan
Your thoughts on the Cervelli-Wilson trade?

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Neil Weinberg FanGraphs Q&A – 11/12/14

2:33
Neil Weinberg: Hey all, queue is open and we’ll get going at 3pm! Priority to stat/data/FG questions, but anything is fair game. I’m @NeilWeinberg44 on Twitter if you’re looking for me. See you shortly.

3:01
Neil Weinberg: Alright, let’s consider important* topics (*-no guarantee of actual importance)

3:01
Comment From Pale Hose
Does Steamer project PAs? I know the projected PAs on the player pages on manually set by FG staff. Say Steamer projects a player for 200 PAs and FG manually adjusts to 400 PAs. Are the rates stats kept the same and counting stats double?

3:02
Neil Weinberg: Steamer projects PA, but FG also does custom playing time numbers. That said, Steamer is driving the rate stats 100%, so a .340 wOBA projection is a .340 wOBA projection whether we project 1 PA or 500 PA

3:02
Comment From Vslyke
How often do bugs like Nori Aoki’s -10 BsR pop up?

3:04
Neil Weinberg: I don’t know the official answer, but I seem to notice one or two mistakes a year…usually they are easy to correct, but sometimes not. I’m not sure exactly why we haven’t updated the database on that one, but he’s supposed to be a slightly above average runner this year

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 11/12/14

11:44
Dave Cameron: The offseason is in full swing, and we’re probably not that far away from the first few dominoes falling. We’ll spend an hour chatting about different moves, starting in about 15 minutes.
12:00
Comment From hscer
Thank you for preparing me for those Jordan Zimmermann trade rumors yesterday. I would guess we haven’t heard the last of those.
12:01
Dave Cameron: I don’t really see the Cubs as a good fit, but teams with middle infield depth (especially LH middle infielders) could be a good partner for the Nationals. The Nationals in an interesting spot where it actually might make sense for them to degrade their 2015 team on purpose.
12:02
Comment From Mike P.
Can Ervin Santana do better this time around?
12:02
Dave Cameron: Yeah, I think so. Last year, he got screwed by poor representation, and his silly $100 million ask scared off all the teams that would have given him $50 million. By the time his agent realized they’d screwed up, the money was spent elsewhere.
12:03
Comment From Guest
What is the best contract of the free agency era? The worst?

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FanGraphs After Dark Chat – 11/11/14

6:51
Paul Swydan: Hi everybody!

First FanGraphs After Dark chat since September, who’s excited? Sorry I didn’t get the queue open sooner, but it’s open now, so pop in with questions, and Jeff and I will see you at 9 pm ET!

9:02
Paul Swydan: Hi peoples!
9:02
Comment From Rated Rookie

Most offseason/hot stove rumors.

9:02
Paul Swydan: Helpful reminder before we begin!
9:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Hey y’all
9:03
Comment From Josh
Who hangs up: Tulo for Andrelton, Gattis and Lucas Sims

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Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 11/11/14

9:05
Jeff Sullivan: You have questions about baseball

9:06
Jeff Sullivan: I have a responsibility to answer some of them

9:06
Comment From stuart scott
BOOYAH

9:06
Jeff Sullivan: Hey Stuart

9:06
Comment From Xolo
What do you know about Kwang Hyun Kim? For $2M, doesn’t sound like the Padres are expecting much from him.

9:07
Jeff Sullivan: Here’s what I’d say: teams are more excited about international players than ever, given their overall success, so for a top bid to come in at $2 million, that tells you not a lot of teams believe in the player being worth much of anything

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Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 10/10/14

11:57
Dan Szymborski: Chat time!
11:57
Dan Szymborski: First, now that we’re in the offseason rhythm now, time to get the presidents rollin’ again.
11:57
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11:58
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11:59
Comment From Bret
Jeremy Hellickson shouldn’t bring the Rays much return at all, should he?
11:59
Dan Szymborski: Not really, no.

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Kiley McDaniel Prospects Chat – 11/7/14

12:31
Kiley McDaniel: You know it’s me because I don’t have a snappy intro or a branded name for my chat. It is sponsored by Stamps.com, though.

12:31
Comment From Basebull
Too early to ask about a 1.1 in the June draft?

12:32
Kiley McDaniel: Definitely not too early for me to write about it over a month ago. I still have the top 10-15 picks in the same order but will post some updates on the lower end of the list soon: http://www.fangraphs.com/bl…

12:33
Comment From Bret
Hey Kiley – thanks for chatting! I read recently that the Jays are giving Dwight Smith Jr. some reps at second base. Think he could handle the position, and would his bat profile make him a legit prospect there?

12:34
Kiley McDaniel: Just saw him in the AFL but only saw him in the OF. He’s a good athlete that can run, so the tools are there too succeed but I haven’t seen/asked anyone about this. More important that Smith keeps making contact, but Pompey is ahead of him, so I can see the logic.

12:34
Comment From j
Saw on Twitter that your grade on Aaron Judge has gone progressively higher as the season has gone along. Possible 60 FV for you or not yet?

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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 11/6/14

11:29
Eno Sarris: Talking Mets always gets me all riled up. I need reggae. This is the sound of my youth:
11:29
vjmj0023:
12:00
Comment From Guest
FBS, Stone IRS Stout, a local DIPA, and Tank 7 were my meal-time and post-dinner treats last night. My head help
12:00
Eno Sarris: Well it was a good night at least!
12:00
Comment From Ceetar
No way I should keep David Wright at $51 in Ottoneu is there?
12:00
Eno Sarris: yup nope

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Neil Weinberg FanGraphs Q&A – 11/5/14

2:36
Neil Weinberg: Hey all. We’ll get started at 3pm. Remember, focus of this chat is stat/sabermetric/FG questions, but anything is fair game. Queue is open.

Also, if you need to reach me during the week for similar questions, I’m @NeilWeinberg44 on Twitter.

3:00
Comment From Pale Hose
Have you seen the fielding bible awards? Do you think that lineup plus an average pitching staff would be the best team in baseball 2015?

3:00
Neil Weinberg: /refreshes memory of winners

3:02
Neil Weinberg: Not a lock, but I think they would be close.

3:02
Neil Weinberg: That’s a good group.

3:02
Comment From Pale Hose
Hey Neil. How awkward do you think it is for Ned Colleti to go into work?

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