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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 6/29/16

12:06
Dave Cameron: Sorry for being a few minutes late today. With the trade deadline just a month away, I’m guessing most of the questions we’ll get to today are about who is going where, Or about the adorable golden retriever puppy who just left his owner and picked me at the local Starbucks…
12:06
Dave Cameron: If I don’t answer for a few minutes, it’s because I’ve decided petting the dog takes priority.
12:07
Frank: If the Red Sox were to deal for Teheran and Vizcaino, what’s a realistic expectation for what we’d have to give up? Would Benintendi be necessary with Dombrowski’s history of giving up young players?
12:08
Dave Cameron: I’m guessing Benintendi is off limits. Steamer projects him as an above-average big league hitter right now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they saw him as their Michael Conforto. I know they’re saying the right things about leaving him down right now, but if he gets hot and they are still struggling to get LF production in left, I bet he finishes the year in Fenway.
12:09
Dave Cameron: That said, Coppy has made it pretty clear he wants big league talent back, not low level guys, so if they say Benintendi is off the table, I’m not sure the fit there is as strong as everyone assumes.
12:09
Matt: Schwarber and good not great prospect for Miller and Chapman. Who say no?

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Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 6/27/2016


Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 6/24/16

9:07
Jeff Sullivan: Hello friends

9:07
Jeff Sullivan: First chat in a few weeks!

9:08
Jeff Sullivan: Let us baseball chat, posthaste

9:08
Frank: Is Teheran wearing a Red Sox uniform come August?

9:08
Jeff Sullivan: Think of it kind of like World Series odds — the Red Sox might be the team with the greatest probability, but that actual probability is likely no higher than, say, 20%

9:09
Jeff Sullivan: So few decent pitchers out there. So many teams looking. Dombrowski might be the most willing to overspend to get what he wants, but I wouldn’t exactly count on that

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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/23/16

1:19
Eno Sarris: was going to use their song about subways because it was cool to be in the New York subway again last week but this song’s video is just too weird to not post
12:01
Bork: Hello, friend!
12:01
Eno Sarris: Hello!
12:01
Alex: Hey Eno– what do you think of keuchel ROS? can he return to last season form? Being offered finnegan and duffy for him and not sure what to do…
12:02
Eno Sarris: Don’t love Duffy but Finnegan’s velocity is down and the change has ifffy movement. Duffy is interesting but has so many injuries in the past. Doesn’t move the needle for me.
12:02
mathenging ’16: you lika da moss?

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 6/22/16

12:02
Nick: If you were Coppy, how would you handle Atlanta’s trade deadline?
12:04
Dave Cameron: I would absolutely trade both Teheran and Vizcaino for the best packages on the table. The risks of keeping both and seeing their value decline are simply too high. Moving both now for the best package of talent they can get is the right move for where the Braves are at.
12:04
Greg: What kind of return could Vizcaino give the Braves? I don’t think anyone expects a Giles-like return, but what’s reasonable?
12:05
Dave Cameron: It won’t be a Giles-type package, but he’ll be in high demand. I could see him going for more than any other non-Miller reliever available.
12:05
James Dean: Do you think a Beltran to the Astros trade makes sense, and what type of prospect would he fetch?
12:06
Dave Cameron: That could be a decent fit, though I imagine a bunch of teams will be looking at Beltran.

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FanGraphs After Dark Chat – 6/21/16

9:01
Paul Swydan: Hi everybody!
9:02
TheDudeofNY: Paul, have you seen Alien yet?
9:02
Paul Swydan: I have not. Might be awhile, going on a trip with the kids next week.
9:02
Paul Swydan: Oh, which probably means no chat next week. Sorry about that.
9:02
CJ: Who’s better Kershaw or Arrieta? Mike Wilbon on ESPN – Arrieta.. (Followed by a bunch of post season stats as his proof. Also mentioned that’s all that matters.) Was that a real opinion? My god the mainstream sports media. Do they not realize this is history in the making for Kersh???!!??
9:03
Paul Swydan: Mike Wilbon’s opinion on basketball or boxing is to be taken seriously. On baseball, I think he’s proven time and again that he is not to be taken seriously.

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August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat — 6/21/16

11:59
august fagerstrom: Gonna start a bit late today. Let’s call it 12:10 or so

11:59
august fagerstrom: In the meantime-

12:09
Bork: Hello, friend!

12:09
august fagerstrom: Hi, Bork!

12:09
Slothrop: Hey August congrats on the win for Cleveland. Happy for you and your fellow Clevelanders, and of course the players themselves

12:11
august fagerstrom: It’s been a really cool couple of days. Beyond the players/team, I’m mostly just happy for my father. That’s what’s had me most emotional since the win (and I’ve gotten emotional more than a handful of times). He’s lived his entire life as a die-hard Cleveland fan thanks to *his* father, and, like me, has also dedicated his life to working in sports. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have this job that I love so much. The bond sports can create between a parent and a child is the most special thing about sports in my mind, and knowing that he finally got to see a championship come to his city is the greatest thing about all of this to me

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Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat 6/20/2016

 

2:01
Eric A Longenhagen: Well, Happy AZL Opening Day to you too.

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Eric Longenhagen Prospects Chat

12:31
Eric A Longenhagen: Chat chat chat!

12:31
dock ellis: what do you make of rhys hoskins? anything there to get excited about?

12:32
Eric A Longenhagen: It’s certainly more effective than it is pretty — which is why you hear the Paul Goldschmidty nonsense connected to him, they share that — But still a 1B-only profile and he’s hitting in the same park that gave us Matt Rizotti, Darin Ruf, Tagg Bozied….

12:33
Eric A Longenhagen: He’s not a “no” for me, but when you step back and look at the whole profile, it’s probably not better than a platoon guy.

12:33
Eric A Longenhagen: I’ll get a first-hand look in about a week and a half, though.

12:33
JD: How much will Willson contreras be playing for the cubs, the rest of the season? Catches 2 of every 5 or more?

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Paul Sporer Chat – 6/16/2016

Chat transcript below!!

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 6/15/16

12:02
Dave Cameron: Happy Wednesday, everyone. We’re going to begin today’s chat with a life tip: if you’re selling your house, and you have a small child, don’t list the house the same week that you don’t have childcare. I don’t know what we were thinking.
12:03
Prates: Is Chris Archer just extremely unlucky? High BABIP, lowered his FB% from last season, but seems to be unlucky with high homers given up
12:04
Dave Cameron: When walks, BABIP, and HR rate all are all up the same time, it seems like it’s probably more “bad command” than “bad luck”. He’s got enough talent to get things turned around, but I’m guessing he’s just locating pitches really terribly right now.
12:04
Thatguy: Who are your early favorites to land Lucroy at the deadline?
12:05
Dave Cameron: Boston and Texas make the most sense. I could see Houston getting involved if they start making a real run at division again.
12:06
Dave Cameron: The Dodgers could also be in play, if they think that Grandal isn’t going to start hitting.

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FanGraphs After Dark Chat – 6/14/16

9:03
Paul Swydan: OK let’s do this. To answer a question I saw a couple of times, I don’t really consider Star Wars to be a space *travel* movie. Sue me.
9:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Holy cow, made it. I was just catching some college summer league baseball.
9:04
Paul Swydan: And my vote is probably The Martian, though there’s definitely some recency bias there.
9:04
Hannah Hochevar: Tarkovsky’s Solaris.
9:04
Paul Swydan: That I’ve never seen. Consider it on the list!
9:04
Honu: Worse look….man bun or mullet?

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August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat — 6/14/16

12:03
august fagerstrom: let’s do a chat!

12:04
Justin: Is there a site that has advanced stats for college players?

12:04
august fagerstrom: Not sure about advanced stuff, but The Baseball Cube is my go-to site for finding college stuff

12:05
einstein2u: I know it sounds crazy, but can Linecum be serviceable? maybe catch lightening in a bottle?

12:05
august fagerstrom: He can probably eat innings for a bad team

12:05
august fagerstrom: I doubt he’s much more than replacement level at this point though

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Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 6/13/16

12:01
Dan Szymborski: Stay awhile and listen.
12:01
Zonk: Reports are the Cubs are sniffing around the Yankees relievers. In your opinion, what would the Cubs need to add to Jorge Soler to pry Andrew Miller away? Is Soler alone enough for Chapman?
12:02
Dan Szymborski: Honestly, I’m not sure the Yankees are at the point yet at which they’ll really trade one of their No Runs DMC trio without being bowled over and I’m not sure a reliever is worth bowling someone over.
12:03
Richie rich: Who’s closing games for Minnesota a month from now? Do either Abad or Kintzler run away with the job or does Perkins come back strong and reclaim his throne?
12:03
Dan Szymborski: *If* he’s healthy — a pretty big if — I expect Perkins to be given as much of a chance as possible to get his spot back.
12:04
Big Joe Montferrant: Pineda has been MUCH better his last 3 starts with the change in arm angle. Do you seeing him being more typical Pineda ROS?

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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/9/16

12:14
Eno Sarris: ‘nice’ day
12:01
Vinny From Philly: Am I going to be ok?
12:02
Eno Sarris: It’s not good. Biceps pain doesn’t make us all shiver like forearm problems, but it’s all one chain.
12:02
Anthony: Paxton is going to win a Cy Young one day….
12:02
Eno Sarris: Piece going up today about him! Just needs to stay in one piece.
12:02
Erik: With not too much separating the top 5-6 prospects in the draft tonight, the Phillies should abandon best player available and go with cheapest good enough player available instead, right?

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Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 6/8/16

12:03
Dave Cameron: Welcome to pre-draft Wednesday.
12:03
Dave Cameron: We’ll chat for an hour or so, and then I’ll have to go get ready to prep a piece that ties in to a pretty fun MLB announcement today.
12:03
Dave Cameron: So this should be a fun afternoon.
12:03
Tom: What was the point of the Nats calling up Trea Turner if they were going to hardly play him?
12:04
Dave Cameron: Ryan Zimmerman went on paternity leave, so they needed an infielder for the weekend.
12:04
Q-Ball: Has Cub pitching had unusual batted ball luck? BABIP against is .251. While Cubs have a couple noted contact managers (Arrieta, Hendricks) and play good defense, that seems high. Thoughts?

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FanGraphs After Dark Chat – 6/7/16

9:01
Paul Swydan: Hi everybody!
9:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Hi
9:01
TheDudeofNY: Peanuts are not nuts.
9:02
Paul Swydan: Picky, picky, picky.
9:02
Dave in London: Thoughts on Leonys Martin this year and going forward? Is he due for a significant regression, or is he as good as he’s looked this year?
9:03
Paul Swydan: Well, he’s on the shelf right now, but I think he has a good chance to be this good, assuming he comes back healthy.

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August Fagerstrom FanGraphs Chat — 6/7/16

11:46
august fagerstrom: hello, all!

11:47
august fagerstrom: chatting at the top of the hour

11:47
august fagerstrom: chat soundtrack, in celebration of a new Avalanches track, is The Avalanches — Since I Left You

11:47
august fagerstrom: also, that new track in question, which is different but good:

12:04
august fagerstrom: let us begin!

12:04
Bork: Hello, friend!

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Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 6/6/16

12:03
Dan Szymborski: BOOM
12:03
Dan Szymborski: MIC
12:04
Dan Szymborski: I don’t have one. Because you need one of those boom guys and I’m not hiring someone to stand around my office with one.
12:04
Uther: Do you know of a metric that addresses disruption? That is, does having a pesky baserunner like Billy Hamilton (assuming he can get on base) affect a pitcher’s performance?
12:04
Dan Szymborski: Generally speaking, hitters do worse in at-bats in which there is a pickoff attempt than when there is not and the more pickoffs, the worse the batters do.
12:04
Mark: If Joey Gallo were called up today to play regularly for the rest of the year, where would you set the over/under for his K%?

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Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 6/3/16

9:06
Jeff Sullivan: Hello friends
9:06
Jeff Sullivan: Let’s baseball chat
9:06
Bork: Hello, friend!
9:06
Jeff Sullivan: Hello friend
9:07
Ben: Dae-Ho Lee vs RHP: 189 wRC+
Dae-Ho Lee vs LHP: 130 wRC+
9:07
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t care about the splits as much as I care about the overall line. Lee works! Kang works! Kim works! Park works!

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