FanGraphs After Dark All-Star Game Live Blog – 7/12/16 by Paul Swydan July 12, 2016 8:11 Paul Swydan: Hi everybody! 8:11 Paul Swydan: Sorry I’m a little late! 8:11 Jeff Zimmerman: Well, the game hasn’t started yet 8:12 OddBall Herrera: And Altuve was only slightly taller than the girl he ran out with… 8:13 Jeff Zimmerman: 8:13 Paul Swydan: Awesome. 8:13 Paul Swydan: This game actually doesn’t seem close to starting? 8:14 Paul Swydan: I guess it’s closer than it’s ever been. 8:14 Jeff Zimmerman: Nope, I was knocking out a couple data requests for some other writers 8:14 JalapEno: Are you buying the commissioner’s response to the question of why there are more fly balls? 8:15 Paul Swydan: I honestly don’t know. I haven’t thought about it that much. But if you’ll recall, home runs were up in August and September of last year as well, and it seems unlikely that the commish slipped juiced balls into circulation in the middle of the season. 8:16 Paul Swydan: For more on last September, you should read Jon Roegele at THT’s website and Jeff Sullivan in last year’s THT Annual. 8:16 a: lol commercials… “all-star” Jacob deGrom 8:16 Paul Swydan: No! I missed that. 8:16 A Tribe Called Kipnis: Does Fox bring back the cartoon talking baseball? 8:16 Jeff Zimmerman: Has there ever been such an increase before …. now if there was only a website which tracked this stat 8:16 Paul Swydan: God I hope so. 8:16 Minty: For fantasy purposes, what’re your overall thoughts on what Moncada will do? 8:17 Paul Swydan: I think Moncada could be a monster, especially if they grandfather him in with the 2B eligibility and then he earns 3B eligibility. 8:17 Dayton Moore Talking Head: Any updates on Kyle Zimmer? 8:17 Jeff Zimmerman: I am the low man right now 8:17 Paul Swydan: Jeff? 8:17 Jeff Zimmerman: Zimmer is still hurt 8:17 Paul Swydan: damn 8:18 Paul Swydan: Joe Buck has a lot of makeup on tonight. 8:18 atomikdog: Ottoneu 5×5. In first but still prospect hunting, cause it’s fun. It’s not totally dumb to keep a couple minor leaguers, right? Please rate in order of what you think their next year value might be… Ian Happ, Austin Meadows, Bradley Zimmer, David Dahl. Thanks! 8:19 Paul Swydan: Loving Dahl right now. He should be starting for Colorado next year, especially if they trade CarGo. 8:19 Jeff Zimmerman: Dahl now ….. Happ ….. Meadows and Zimmer 8:19 Don’t Call Me TIm Tebow: Do you think this current crop of All-Stars could beat the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team circa 1992? 8:19 Paul Swydan: Oh wow, can I use this for an article tomorrow? Because that sounds like a very fun exercise. 8:20 OddBall Herrera: Every year Joe Buck looks a little more like the non-athlete little brother of John Elway 8:20 Paul Swydan: Just neighing. 8:20 Jeff Zimmerman: I just can’t handle buck 8:20 guest: what does teheran have to do for some respect? previous 4 years plus this half…3.30 career era!! 8:20 Paul Swydan: Pitch in the AL? 8:21 Paul Swydan: His career FIP- is 104. As in four percent worse than league average. Getting to pitch a lot against crappy Braves and Marlins teams does wonders for the ERA, but isn’t that impressive on the whole. 8:21 Jeff Zimmerman: IMO, he is a step below the big aces and all those guys are good, just not great 8:22 Paul Swydan: His career xFIP- is 103. 8:22 Paul Swydan: whoa, i don’t know how that trophy happened. 8:22 Joe Buck: Why doesn’t anybody like me? 8:22 Paul Swydan: Because you got your job because of your daddy. 8:23 Paul Swydan: For most people, myself mostly included, it doesn’t matter how good you became at said job subsequently. 8:23 Minty: Where do you think Moncada plays positional 8:23 Jeff Zimmerman: Where ever he is needed 8:23 Paul Swydan: Third. Shaw will move to first and split time with Sandoval, with Hanley becoming the DH. Holt will go back to being utility. 8:24 Pie: Emojis are turned on 8:24 Paul Swydan: Yeah I turned them on but I didn’t do that intentionally. 8:24 OddBall Herrera: Someone gave me a poo icon – I hope that was a complimentary poo, or I’ll be devestated 8:24 Paul Swydan: Are you saying you sometimes have to pay for your poos? 8:26 Toasty: this chat’s PEAR (poop emojis above replacement) is unmatched 8:26 Pie: And San Diego fans go crazy, for they are one step further to home field advantage in the WS 8:26 Christopher Russo: Kris Bryant shouldn’t be an All Star. His batting average is only .286. He strikes out way too much. That homerun was a fluke. The Giants are the best team in baseball, I want winners in the ASG. 8:27 Paul Swydan: I realize this is satire, but the Giants still might have the best team in the NL. 8:27 Paul Swydan: I’m not sure why everyone has decided that the Cubs are this juggernaut of a team before they’ve proven that they are. 8:27 Dayton Moore Talking Head: Who do the Royals trade for? 8:27 Paul Swydan: Jeff? 8:28 Jeff Zimmerman: I will disagree. The one huge advantage the Cubs have is prospects in the minors to get another pitcher. 8:28 Jeff Zimmerman: No one, the Royals sold the farm to win last year. 8:29 Jay Z: Watching the BT sports european broadcast. I miss JOE BUCK!! 🙁 8:29 Paul Swydan: Who’s doing that broadcast? 8:29 guest: will teheran be moved before deadline? what kind of return would u expect? 8:30 Jeff Zimmerman: A top 30 prospect 8:30 Paul Swydan: As I said, Teheran is having his best season and the pitching market is thin and the Braves have spent the past two years trading everything that isn’t nailed down. So if he isn’t moved I’d be very surprised. 8:31 Paul Swydan: Two top 75 prospects. There’s no way the Red Sox are giving up Moncada or Benintendi for Teheran. I wouldn’t even give up Devers for him. 8:31 Christopher Russo: You guys are crazier than that idiot in Atlanta who gave up an ace with an ERA of 3 for a prospect and a guy who can’t even hit. The Royals don’t have to trade for anybody. Anyone with half a braaaaain could see that they have the heart and the courage to win the world series again. 8:31 Jeff Zimmerman: I think he will go to Texa 8:31 Paul Swydan: It was funny the first time. The second time, it wasn’t. Enough of that. 8:32 TengoPreguntas: awww, paul, are you mad that theo left? 8:32 Jeff Zimmerman: Three fastballs down the middle 8:32 Jeff Zimmerman: ? 8:32 Paul Swydan: No, I’m just not in the habit of crowning champions prematurely. Any – and I mean any – look at the World Series winners since the turn of the century will confirm how foolish doing that is. 8:33 Dayton Moore Talking Head: How good will Bregman be? 8:33 Paul Swydan: Very good. He landed on today’s portion of Dave’s trade value list. 36 or 37, I think. 8:34 coppy: can i pry away benintendi for teheran and vizcaino? 8:34 Paul Swydan: LOL 8:34 TengoPreguntas: I think any informed baseball fan knows that. But saying that the cubs were the best team on paper before the season, was just that. ON paper. That is why baseball, is, well, baseball. 8:34 Jeff Zimmerman: I think it is fair trade, Paul is over valuing his prospects 8:35 Paul Swydan: Right, and now on paper we have the Giants and the Cubs as both 96-win teams. 8:35 Paul Swydan: I’m not overvaluing anybody. I just don’t want Teheran. 8:35 guest: cueto quick pitching and toying with his windup vs trout is awesome!!!! 8:35 Paul Swydan: It didn’t work, but it was cool. 8:36 Jeff Zimmerman: Clutch 8:36 Paul Swydan: Nice play from Rizzo. 8:36 A Tribe Called Kipnis: Worst All-Star? Rodney? Nunez? 8:36 Paul Swydan: Probably Nunez. 8:37 TengoPreguntas: perhaps then, we disagree, on a jugernaut. I think a 96 win team (cubs or giants) counts as one. 8:38 Paul Swydan: Last year’s Cardinals won 100 games. Were they a juggernaut? 8:38 Paul Swydan: They only won 1 playoff game. 8:38 Jay Z: I don’t know who they are but neither has a British accent so I don’t care. 8:39 Paul Swydan: Tough times. Sorry bloke. 8:39 TengoPreguntas: They weren’t projected to win 100, paul. They were lucky. 8:39 Paul Swydan: Oh I see. More qualifications. 8:40 Paul Swydan: What percentage of 95-win teams would you say earned it? I think most 95-win teams or better are inherently lucky. 8:40 TengoPreguntas: Are you going to go with final outcomes or projections? 8:40 Paul Swydan: Well, no one would call a projection lucky. 8:41 Jeff Zimmerman: Few projections will have a team at 95, if ever …. I have a data with some going back 10 years, let me check 8:42 Paul Swydan: And right now there are 3 teams currently projected to be at 95 or 96 wins at the end of the season. I wouldn’t say there are 3 teams per season capable of being a juggernaut. 8:42 Paul Swydan: A juggernaut is “any large, overpowering, destructive force or object” 8:43 Paul Swydan: 8:43 Paul Swydan: It’s also that guy. 8:43 Pie: Juggernaut was a great X-man 8:43 Paul Swydan: Was he in X-Men? I only know him as a Spider-Man villain. 8:44 coppy: kluber’s slider is filth 8:44 Paul Swydan: His fastball is pretty good too. 8:44 Jeff Zimmerman: Since it started tracking in 2007, Cairo has projected 6 teams with 95 or more wins, Yankees ’07, ’09, ’10, Dodgers ’15, Mets ’08, Nats ’15 8:44 TengoPreguntas: He’s xavier’s step bro 8:44 Paul Swydan: Ah. X-Men is a big blind spot for me. I just never liked them. 8:44 Cain Marko: Hey guys, what are you expecting out of the Marlins in the second half? 8:45 Jeff Zimmerman: A wild card run, but they end up falling short 8:45 Paul Swydan: If the NL wasn’t so strong, I’d say they could sneak into the playoffs. If they make some moves, they could get past the Mets if those injuries are all longterm. 8:45 Paul Swydan: But I’m not holding my breath. 8:45 Jay Z: Joe Buck is a jugular knot 8:45 Paul Swydan: hahahhaa 8:46 coppy: luhnow seems content with letting bregman play minor league baseball…what do I need to add in with teheran for him?? freeman, albies, swanson, bregman sets up nicely around the infield…. 8:46 Paul Swydan: Not sure. Luhnow made a couple of shortsighted trades at the deadline last year. Maybe he wants to do so again? 8:46 Vic Romano: Vinnie Jones as the Juggernaut might have been the worst thing in the 3rd XMen movie, a movie full of the worst things ever. 8:46 Paul Swydan: That bad, huh? 8:47 Paul Swydan: I’ve never seen an X-Men movie. 8:47 Paul Swydan: Can you guys tell how much Jeff is loving all this comic book talk? 8:47 Jeff Zimmerman: You aren’t missing much Paul 8:47 Minty: What makes you say Moncada will go to 3B instead of OF? Simply curious 8:48 Jeff Zimmerman: I like some. I give a big thumbs up to the Jessica Jones show. 8:48 Paul Swydan: Mookie in right. JBJ in center. Benintendi in left. If Benintendi gets dealt, we’ll talk. 8:48 Vic Romano: Some Xmen movies are good, some are ok. But that one was Blues Brothers 2000 or Caddyshack 2 level awful. 8:49 Paul Swydan: Wow that is really throwing down the gauntlet of awfulness. 8:49 Paul Swydan: HOSMER! 8:49 Paul Swydan: OPPO! 8:49 Jeff Zimmerman: Wait until Salvy does it also 8:49 TengoPreguntas: The only good xmen are 1, first class, and whatever the one after that is called 8:50 Paul Swydan: There’s like at least 3 other movies though, right? 8:50 coppy: as an east coast guy, i don’t see this much of cueto, does he do this much changing of pace in his wind-up during regular season games??? 8:50 Paul Swydan: I believe he does, yes. 8:51 Paul Swydan: Also, I want to note that Ceuto’s cleats are so bright I can’t conclusively decide which colors they are. 8:51 Jeff Zimmerman: KUNTZ as 1B coach 8:51 Paul Swydan: Jeff called it! Sort of! 8:51 Jeff Zimmerman: Called it, my evening is done 8:52 TengoPreguntas: told you he wouldn’t go oppo 8:52 .: Mint chocolate chip is an overrated ice cream flavor, yes? 8:52 Paul Swydan: Disagree. It’s properly rated. 8:53 Paul Swydan: That’s a heck of a roll for JBJ. 8:53 The Cincinnati Kid: Prediction for Gallo’s 2016? Stretch-run help for the Rangers or playing ______ (position) for another team? 8:53 Paul Swydan: I’ve given up trying to figure out that particular riddle. Jeff? 8:55 Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure, but as I have said before, I think the Rangers will be the biggest movers. 8:55 The Cincinnati Kid: Does Dahl get called up before September if Gonzalez is traded? 8:55 Paul Swydan: I think so, yes. I think the Rockies will do the math on how to maintain his rookie eligibility and then have him up after that. Sometime in late August. 8:56 Vic Romano: Is Rosenthal standing in a pit? Or is he really just that short? 8:56 Jeff Zimmerman: That short 8:56 Paul Swydan: He’s really that short. I’m only 5’10” and I’ve got 3-4 inches on Ken easy. 8:56 Jeff Zimmerman: From Daren William: 47.8 MPH… -78 degree launch angle on the JBJ hit. 8:56 Paul Swydan: He makes up for it by being one of the nicest people alive. 8:56 Paul Swydan: -78 lo 8:56 Paul Swydan: l 8:56 The Cincinnati Kid: My Shaw (Rd 14) for his Lamb (Rd 10?) 8:57 Jeff Zimmerman: Lamb by a mile 8:57 Paul Swydan: I mean, if you can get that deal, do it. But that’s not really a fair trade, Lamb is much better. 8:57 !: “Unbelievable” is an overused word, yes? 8:57 Paul Swydan: Unbelievably overused! 8:57 The Cincinnati Kid: Assuming everything heals properly, does Bird have 1B to start the season for the Yankees? What kind of season could we have? How much will that injury affect his power? 8:58 Paul Swydan: I wouldn’t be calling that right now. Yankees might actually spend money in free agency this winter, you never know! 8:58 Jeff Zimmerman: I think it will be Bird and some injured vet at 1B 8:59 Paul Swydan: Jeff can speak to his injury better than I can. 8:59 Paul Swydan: Well, Jose will get to face Ortiz. Wonder if he really will groove him 3 fastballs. 8:59 Jeff Zimmerman: Bird is on his way back with no setbacks so far 8:59 The Cincinnati Kid: (Picks were also exchanged in the Lamb/Shaw deal) 8:59 Paul Swydan: Well OK. 9:00 Paul Swydan: Guess it will have to wait. 9:00 Jeff Zimmerman: Jeremy Guthrie tweeted that he grooved Papi fastballs his whole career 9:00 5′ 10″ is average: “only” 5’10” ? 9:00 Paul Swydan: Hahaha Guthrie 9:00 Paul Swydan: I must just know a lot of tall people. I’m usually a couple inches shorter than my friends. 9:01 TengoPreguntas: Paul, I don’t like Teheran as more than a #3, but as a redsox fan, what would you think is an actual return for him 9:01 Paul Swydan: If they follow what they’ve been doing, I’m sure they’ll ask for Anderson Espinoza, who’d I’d have no problem trading. 9:01 Paul Swydan: Probably him and a couple of down ballot guys like Kopech. That ilk. 9:02 Jeff Zimmerman: I think a team will way overpay this year with no pitching on the market. 9:02 Paul Swydan: Yeah I think the Braves will find a better package than the Red Sox will give up. 9:02 Will: As a Yankee fan, I had to triple check that it was THE Eduardo Nunez who is at the all-star game. I couldn’t believe it. It’s astounding. 9:03 Paul Swydan: It really is. 9:04 TengoPreguntas: Really? I figure with Hill and likely Pomeranz that the braves ridiculous asking price (if coppella is to be believed) will ultimately end up in him staying in atl 9:04 Paul Swydan: No, I don’t see that. This is the best time to move him. Unless they think they can compete in ’17 they need to deal him. 9:05 Paul Swydan: Update: Ned Yost just said “funnest.” 9:05 Paul Swydan: This is a man who is paid to speak on camera ~250 days a year. Good lord. 9:06 Jeff Zimmerman: Whoa, the available pitching is horrible when Hill and Pomeranz are the best choices. Two All-Stars, who have already thrown tonight, were traded last year. 9:07 Paul Swydan: CarGo really wanted to make sure that Altuve saw his neon green cleats. 9:07 Jeff Zimmerman: Ned Yost hates the camera and will just say some stuff to meet his media requirement. 9:07 Paul Swydan: That doesn’t mean he should actively be trying to sound like a moron. 9:07 KD: Coppy said today that Atlanta isn’t moving Teheran. Do you believe him? 9:07 Paul Swydan: no 9:08 Jeff Zimmerman: Nope 9:08 Paul Swydan: And if you do, I have some lovely oceanfront property in Wyoming for sale. 9:08 Cain Marko: Are there any comments from the commish today that you found interesting? 9:09 Paul Swydan: I’ll be honest, I was out playing with the kids all day and then went to my dad’s house for dinner. I hadn’t read anything online until I sat down with ya’ll. 9:09 Jeff Zimmerman: I haven’t had a chance to read them all, I just saw the one on the increase in FB% 9:09 The Cincinnati Kid: Is Swihart done as a MLB catcher or does he just need a different team (a la trade?) 9:10 Paul Swydan: He’s probably done. If you can’t crack this Red Sox catching situation… 9:10 TengoPreguntas: KB’s contact issues are due to the red cleats. 9:10 Paul Swydan: Yeaaaaaaaah, that’s it. 9:10 Paul Swydan: “Everybody’s friends here in San Diego.” “This time it counts!” 9:11 TengoPreguntas: If you don’t have neon cleats, you are a ZERO 9:12 Jeff Lunhow: Jim Bowden is reporting that we will be calling up Bregman sometime this weekend. This is not a drill 9:12 Paul Swydan: Jimmy Dollars! 9:12 Paul Swydan: If you guys have never read the Jimmy Dollars post, get on that right now. Dayn Perry at his finest. 9:12 Paul Swydan: http://www.fangraphs.com/not/internal-monologue-jim-bowdens-night-out/ 9:13 Geoff: “This is the closest some of these folks will have been to playoff baseball” or whatever Smoltz said is the second dumbest thing that’s been said tonight after remarking on how Ortiz leads in OPS, SLG, _and_ OPS, right? 9:13 Jeff Zimmerman: On Manfred comments, I was just looking back at the FB% data. If my quick check is correct, this is the first season when FB% and HR/FB have both increased in the same season 9:14 Paul Swydan: I haven’t been the biggest Smoltz booster, but I’ve heard good things about him this year. Cautiously optimistic. 9:15 The Cincinnati Kid: Forget Robot Umps, can we get Robot Announcers to replace Buck? 9:15 Cowboy Joe Mae West: What are your two guys favourite style of articles on fangraphs (not written by yourselves)? Batting adjustments, potential trade articles, right fielder positional rankings, fantasy stuff? 9:16 Paul Swydan: My favorite stuff is usually the stuff that Jeff or August or Dave do where they pull out something random and go really in depth on it, but not so in depth that it doesnt feel trivial. 9:16 Paul Swydan: Nice send off for Papi! 9:16 Jeff Zimmerman: I like prospect stuff and whenever we can get Bill Petti to write something 9:17 Paul Swydan: Yeah, but that’s down to almost once a year now. 9:17 TengoPreguntas: So on a real note, why does this exhibition game count for something that (at least seems like) is a big deal like hofa in the ws? 9:18 Paul Swydan: Because baseball is slow to change and no one wants to say that Selig was wrong. 9:18 #KeepNotGraphs: that Dayn Perry link is wonderful 9:19 Paul Swydan: It truly is. 9:19 Jeff Zimmerman: Great stuff 9:19 Paul Swydan: Hosmer making a bid for MVP. 9:20 Jeff Zimmerman: Not until Salvy doubles 9:20 JBJ: Am I the only one who doesn’t get the Ortiz love? Between PED stuff, calling out media and umps and temper tantrums on the field he comes across as a jerk 9:21 Paul Swydan: No you’re not the only one. Lots of people believe in PED boogeymen because old guard media trained you to believe in them. It’s not your fault. 9:21 Jeff Zimmerman: Because most people care about the game on the field, not the rest of the crap 9:21 The Cincinnati Kid: Which FG writer has the single biggest grade tool? 9:22 Paul Swydan: It’d be hard to have a higher generall baseball knowledge tool than Dave Cameron. Dave not only knows everything about every player and team, but he also knows the industry’s opinion on them because he has contacts at every team. 9:22 Jeff Zimmerman: Cameron’s speed. His ability to type an article is insane, inhuman. 9:23 Paul Swydan: And his talking too. My wife and dad and sister came to Pitch Talks last week, and none of them could get over how fast he talked. I don’t even notice it anymore, but he does talk really fast. 9:23 Heathcliff Slocumb: Paul, one a scale of 1-10, how pissed should we be as Sox fans if Wright doesn’t get at least an inning tonight? 9:24 Jeff Zimmerman: 1, I see him as the extra innings guy 9:24 Paul Swydan: 1. He’s not pitching tonight. He’s the emergency guy. No one wants to catch a knuckleball in an exhibition game if they don’t have to, and this is Wright’s first time. 9:24 Paul Swydan: Yeah Jen McCafrey actually reported earlier today that he’s the emergency guy. 9:24 Cowboy Joe Mae West: His playoff hitting and public actions after the Boston Bombings brought Ortiz a lot of support. His HOF case will be fascinating 9:25 Paul Swydan: It won’t be fascinating. He’ll get in first or second try. By the time he’s eligible, Edgar will be in, and no one will be stigmatizing the DH as a Hall of Famer anymore. 9:25 Paul Swydan: Ortiz won 3 World Series and is in the top 25 in home runs all time. He’s more or less a shoo in. 9:26 Jeff Zimmerman: The “Wil” fact was useless 9:26 Paul Swydan: No way you can rationalize the DH being out but not relief pitchers. 9:26 TengoPreguntas: august’s weirdness has to be an 80 9:26 Paul Swydan: Poor August, he’s just young. He’s only 21-22, and most of the rest of us are much older. At least among full timers. 9:28 Jeff Zimmerman: Sanchez seems a mess right now 9:28 Jay Z: 50% of these comments are probably from August furiously changing his username. Not really much else to do in Cleveland other than internet. 9:29 Paul Swydan: I’m just noticing that all these hats have different bills. I don’t like them. 9:30 Jeff Zimmerman: Pass a diving Eric Hosmer 9:30 Paul Swydan: There goes Hosmer’s MVP. 9:31 Jeff Zimmerman: His D on ground balls is horrible 9:32 TengoPreguntas: it’s because hosmer’s cleats aren’t neon 9:32 TengoPreguntas: why didn’t sale pitch all 9, rabble rabble 9:32 Paul Swydan: Better question, why is Sanchez the second guy in? 9:32 Paul Swydan: Third guy. Still. 9:33 Paul Swydan: Fourth guy. Whoops. 9:33 Jeff Zimmerman: He looks like a wreck out there. He’s shaking 9:33 Paul Swydan: Yeah this AL pitching staff leaves a lot to be desired, at least in terms of name recognition value. 9:34 Paul Swydan: Quintana and Wright are the only SPs left. 9:34 Rick: Can they take Sanchez out already? I don’t want to see him wasting his arm on this game. 9:34 Jeff Zimmerman: Pitching in the AL is a mess right now and not many guys coming up. 9:35 Ned Yost: One year Salvy will get a day off I PROMISE. 9:35 Jeff Zimmerman: Leaving you with Paul for a bit. 9:36 Paul Swydan: I could do without these Intel ads with the guy from Big Bang Theory. 9:36 Paul Swydan: Obviously the lady is running after her computer because all her FILES ARE ON IT you twit. 9:36 Paul Swydan: Also not everyone has laptop money at their disposal. 9:36 Paul Swydan: What a horrible, privileged ad. 9:37 TengoPreguntas: I’m just curious, do you get the, “they took our jobs” reference? 9:37 Paul Swydan: Let’s say I did but that not everyone does, why don’t you tell us. 9:38 TengoPreguntas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWNho8g0lsU 9:39 Paul Swydan: Man these hats are hideous. 9:40 Paul Swydan: It’s very weird seeing a Padres pitcher in PETCO in a visiting uniform. 9:42 Rick: Have you guys noticed players customize their jersey sleeve lengths? 9:42 Jeff Zimmerman: The whole uniform selection failed this year 9:42 Paul Swydan: Yeah that is a comfort thing I think. 9:43 Paul Swydan: I think there is wiggle room on that part of the uniform. 9:43 Ned Yost: Jokes on you, MLB. I get to go to the bullpen in the 5th inning just like every other KC game I manage, but I get to run other teams relievers into the ground this time. Ha! 9:43 Paul Swydan: I laughed. 9:43 Jeff Zimmerman: I bet he uses Herrera though 9:45 atomikdog: And is there a schedule for these chats? I only happen upon them accidentally. 9:46 Paul Swydan: Our FG After Dark chat is 9 pm ET on Tuesday. 9:46 Jeff Zimmerman: Tuesday nights in-season for ours at 8CST 9:46 Paul Swydan: We started early tonight because of the game. 9:46 Art Vandelay: Unless you’re going add the DH to the NL, I don’t think overall record is a good idea. I’d rather have a coin flip then any of the above choices. 9:46 Paul Swydan: Get rid of the DH! 9:46 Vic Romano: The coolest would be Robot Fences that punch outfielders who try to leap over them for the purpose of robbing home runs. 9:46 Paul Swydan: That’s next level. Literally. 9:47 Pie: <robot voice> Go team. 9:47 Jeff Zimmerman: Replay at the Asg 9:47 Paul Swydan: Safe 9:47 Paul: Hi guys – So many articles about the Cubs and Dodgers and the NL/AL East … So few about the Giants, Indians and the rest of the league … It is surprising that Fangraphs writers are just like mainstream media: it is all about the narrative and the big media markets 9:48 Paul Swydan: It always blows me away when people make these complaints. We’re literally putting up 8-10 articles a day for FREE but that isn’t enough for some people. 9:50 Jeff Zimmerman: Nice play there 9:50 Paul Swydan: In the last two days there was an article on the Tigers, one that focused on Nomar Mazara and one on Jake Lamb. 9:50 Paul Swydan: The first three articles on Friday focused on the Cardinals, Rangers, Reds and then one shortly thereafter was on the Pirates. 9:51 Paul Swydan: But you’re right, we’re totally biased. Just Cubs Dodgers and AL/NL East. 9:51 Who is John Galt?: I don’t think my option of “Battle royale between each league’s chosen combatants” should be relegated to “Other” for your poll question. 9:51 Paul Swydan: You should have spoken up sooner! 9:51 Adam: Would robot pitchers or robot hitters have the advantage? 9:52 Paul Swydan: Depends on the programmed biases of the robot umps. 9:52 John: So as a Yankee fan, I was clearly not bothered by the whole Mariano and Jeter lovefests that occurred during their final season. Were they as annoying as the Ortiz one is now? If so, I’m sorry 9:52 Paul Swydan: Yes, yes they were. 9:52 Paul Swydan: Baseball loves its history. 9:52 Paul Swydan: Also, Jose Quintana is very good. 9:52 Rick: Also Cistulli wrote about the Brewers. That’s as anti-mainstream as it gets 9:52 Jeff Zimmerman: The lovefests were horrible 9:53 TengoPreguntas: on the real though, please don’t say your iz is free if you have ads on your site. I respect you guys, but saying its free is not true when there are ads. 9:53 Paul Swydan: Seriously? Would you prefer we just do all this work for free? How do you think we pay our writers? If you want to read the work of lots of unpaid writers, SB Nation is that way. 9:53 Cain Marko: Do we know why the NL is wearing gray? To distract from the hats maybe? 9:54 Paul Swydan: They awarded the game to 2 consecutive NL parks because Petco had been kind of passed over. You’re supposed to get the game soon after you open a new ballpark. 9:54 TengoPreguntas: I don’t say you should do it for free, but i also don’t think you should count it as free? 9:55 Paul Swydan: You don’t have to pay money to look at ads the last time I checked. In fact, you don’t even have to look at them. 9:57 EccentricChemist: Is this the real Wil Myers moving forward, a guy that can be a 4-5 WAR guy each year now that he is finally healthy and has found a home at 1B? 9:57 Paul Swydan: I think he’s probably closer to 3-4 WAR, but yes, for a few years at least, this should be who he is. 9:58 Paul Swydan: That was very nonchalant by Ramos. I though that was landing in the stands. 9:59 EccentricChemist: Now that Myers got a double, does he get taken out or is he playing all night? 9:59 Paul Swydan: I’m sure he’ll come out soon. 10:00 kel varnson: Will jason heyward be this pedestrian through his prime years or can we expect more offensively from him? If so, what’s the realistic ceiling we’re looking at? 10:01 Paul Swydan: No, this has by far been his worst offensive season. I would expect him to be better moving forward, and he has been better since June started. 10:02 EccentricChemist: Why did Rod Carew get the naming rights to the AL batting title…weren’t there a few better average hitters then him over the years? 10:02 Paul Swydan: That’s a good question. Anyone know the answer to that? 10:03 Paul Swydan: “This time it counts!” 10:03 Paul Swydan: “This time we’re having a random song sung during the middle of the game!” 10:03 Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure, was Brett higher. Brett was the only player to win the Batting title in three different decades 10:04 Jeff Zimmerman: http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=al&qual=y&type=8&season=2016&month=0&season1=1871&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=13,d 10:05 Dave Stewart : I admit it. I come to Frangraphs every day and downvote every comment. 10:05 Paul Swydan: FranGraphs! 10:05 Paul Swydan: Who is the best Fran? Fran Drescher? 10:05 TengoPreguntas: Paul, you don’t need to post this, I’m serious if you’ve ever tried to visit this site via mobile and had the ads just totally lock up your phone. You guys do a pretty good job of eliminating predatory ads, but they do happen, wich i imagine you don’t see because of your fangrpahs position 10:06 Paul Swydan: Creating a better mobile site is on the top of our priority list. Unfortunately we only have a full time staff of 9 people, and most of those people are tasked with writing. 10:06 Paul Swydan: The predatory ads are just a fact of life. When they are reported we do our best to eliminate them. If you see them, please report them. 10:07 Vic Romano: I had to double check that it wasn’t suddenly the 7th inning stretch. Why is this happening? 10:07 Paul Swydan: It’s a nice gesture, but this was not the right way to go about it. As with most things MLB does, it was nice idea, horrible execution. 10:08 Paul Swydan: And yes, I have experienced the predatory ads. I know the frustration like all of you do. And I am in Appelman’s ear every time I see them. FWIW, it’s been awhile. 10:08 Ben: Carew won a bunch of batting titles. You don’t want to name it after Cobb. 10:09 Paul Swydan: Fair enough. 10:09 Jeff Zimmerman: So did Boggs 10:10 Paul Swydan: Maybe someday it’ll be the Miguel Cabrera award. 10:11 EccentricChemist: Why not name it after Cobb, he already has the Humanitarian Award named after him…and Gywnn gets the award over Hornsby? Was this just a thing for people that were still alive/should have been alive to enjoy it. 10:11 Paul Swydan: I’m sure that had something to do with it. 10:14 Jay B: How nice is Petco, and San Diego? Not rhetorical 10:15 Jeff Zimmerman: Great, If anyone said it is the best, I couldn’t argue with them 10:15 Paul Swydan: I enjoyed it a great deal. When I went, which was …. 2005? 2006? Probably 2005, I was struck by how many ads the ballpark had, because at the time I was living in Denver and the Rockies were very slow to allow ads on the outfield walls. Now, I probably wouldn’t notice them as much. 10:16 Coach: What new features will fangraphs be implementing in the near future? I would really like to advocate for being able to filter by beginning and end dates. 10:17 Paul Swydan: Filter where? You can do that in the player game logs… 10:17 Jeff Zimmerman: You can already by going to the game logs 10:17 Paul Swydan: If you mean the leaderboards, yes, I agree, that’d be fantastic. 10:17 Paul Swydan: But not that simple. 10:17 Eldridge Cleaver: How close is Mookie Betts to the Trout/Harper discussion? I know it might sound crazy, but outside of Goldschmidt and Altuve there aren’t many guys with the potential to hit .300 and get 55-60 SB+HR. 10:18 Paul Swydan: I love Mookie, but he’s a step down from those guys. There may come a time when he works his OBP to an elite level, but right now he’s not there. 10:18 Jeff Zimmerman: The issue is that SB (in real life) aren’t that valuable. 10:18 Jim: so, the MVP (al) is going to be the Mike Trout trophy? 10:18 Paul Swydan: Well played. 10:19 Paul Swydan: Max Scherzer, top 15 pitcher, just comes in, meanwhile the AL just threw Kelvin Herrera. Woof. 10:19 Chuck: With Clevelands starting rotation locked for the short term at a steep discount vs market rates, does it make sense for them to push all in and trade unproven guys like Zimmer and Frazier to upgrade with a guy like Wil Myers who is young and has multiple years of control? (Just using this as an example) 10:20 Paul Swydan: I mean, I think it does, but their moves over the offseason should tell you that they are never going to push in like that. 10:20 Paul Swydan: PITCH looks good. 10:20 Paul Swydan: With her ponytail behind her hat, she reminds me of Kima Griggs from “The Wire.” 10:20 Jeff Zimmerman: I think they can bring in some 1-year stop gaps and hope the younger hitters can contribute once the pitching gets expensive. 10:21 Dave Stewart : You’ve run out of questions, just like I’ve run out of prospects to trade. I won. 10:21 Paul Swydan: We didn’t run out! 10:21 a: SD is a military town i.e. terrible 10:21 Paul Swydan: I dunno, I was there for less than 24 hours, but I had a great time. And I hear good things on all fronts except cost of living. 10:22 Paul Swydan: The ballpark and surrounding neighborhood were great, and it has the beach and warm weather. And tacos. So many tacos. 10:22 Rick: Dave said new FG shirts were given out at Staten Island. What do they look like? 10:22 Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure, I had to leave early 10:23 Paul Swydan: They’re great. They’re minimal in design. New t-shirts, raglan t-shirts, hats, hoodies and even baby onesies will be on sale soon. 10:23 Paul Swydan: And we also got women’s sizes in the t-shirts and raglan t-shirts. 10:23 Jeff Zimmerman: I hate missing pitches 10:24 Ben: Beaches are the most overrated landscape. 10:24 Paul Swydan: Hmmmm. Interesting. Sounds like a good late game poll. 10:25 Jeff Zimmerman: And I still hate those AZ uniforms 10:25 Paul Swydan: I pulled those landscape types from here FYI https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape#List_of_different_types_of_landscape 10:26 Paul Swydan: I have to say, the Dbacks unis are growing on me. I like that they’re different, at least. 10:26 Paul Swydan: Even if so many individual elements — especially the leg piping — make no sense whatsoever. 10:27 Pie: So about last night… Can Manfred enforce a rule that Giancarlo has to participate in the HR Derby every year until death? I’d love to see a 68 year old Stanton sock a few dingers 10:27 Jeff Zimmerman: This has to be the worst fielding OF ever 10:27 Paul Swydan: Are you saying that Stanton is going to die at age 69? Because that’s pretty cryptic. 10:28 Paul Swydan: It’s Trumbo-Desmond-Beltran, for the record. 10:28 TengoPreguntas: you didn’t even include beach… 10:28 Paul Swydan: I figured it was covered under coast. 10:28 EccentricChemist: For landscapes…what falls under other…the craters of the moon? 10:29 Paul Swydan: Obviously. 10:29 G: Coastal rainforest on a mountain?! 10:29 Paul Swydan: Where is there a coastal rainforest on a mountain? Chile? 10:29 Jeff Zimmerman: Sounds like Hawaii 10:29 Druidiful: Coast and beach are definitely different. Coasts are much more rugged and not sandy. 10:29 Paul Swydan: Beach wasn’t on the Wikipedia link so you got coast. Deal with it. 10:30 Evan: Other = Taiga 10:30 Paul Swydan: Yeah I don’t even know what that is. 10:30 Jeff Zimmerman: Only cow, he is qualified in both surface ships and submarines (the singer). Pretty rare. 10:30 Paul Swydan: I’m tempted to make a joke like “Taiga is the guy dating Kylie Jenner” but I respect you all too much for that. 10:31 Paul Swydan: How can you tell that Jeff? Something on his uniform or did they actually say that? 10:32 Paul Swydan: (Jeff was in the Navy, FYI) 10:32 Bob: I think New Zealand may have a coastal rainforest on a mountain. 10:32 Vic Romano: Respect for us shouldn’t enter that equation. You should simply respect yourself too much for that. 10:32 Paul Swydan: If I respected myself I wouldn’t be a writer. 10:33 Fletcher: The silver pins on his chest 10:33 Jeff Zimmerman: Yep, I did see he kept the submarine one on top 10:33 Paul Swydan: Cool. 10:33 Pie: I’m not a monster, it’s just a 69 year old trying to hit homers might not be too nice 10:34 Paul Swydan: Yeah but if he’s a cyborg… 10:34 poll: wow coast making a late surge 10:34 Paul Swydan: Mountain and coast are neck and neck! 10:35 Paul Swydan: Trumbo with the hustle! 10:36 Paul Swydan: Or was it more Seager with the bobble and the extra step? Either way, impressed by Trumbo. 10:36 The Cincinnati Kid: Source for 1st/2nd half splits by games 1-81 & 82-162 instead of ASB? 10:36 Paul Swydan: I’m pretty sure it’s pre and post ASB. 10:36 Jeff Zimmerman: July 1st if I remember correctly 10:36 Paul Swydan: http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2016&month=31&season1=2016&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0 10:37 Paul Swydan: See, if you go to it now, there are no results for 2nd half. 10:37 Paul Swydan: Boom. 10:37 Ryan: Trumbo: best bargain off-season acquisition? And if not, who is? 10:37 Paul Swydan: If he’s not the best he’s up there. Desmond has a case. 10:37 Jeff Zimmerman: Murphy? 10:38 Paul Swydan: Oh ya Murphy is a good one too. 10:38 The Cincinnati Kid: I know most sites have it split that way, but is there somewhere that has it by game #s 10:38 Paul Swydan: Not to my knowledge. Though if you are doing team stats, it’s not that much extra work to just look at each month and sum them to make the splits you want. 10:39 Jeff Zimmerman: Trumbo at 4.5 secs to 1B 10:39 Vic Romano: Fowler seems like a pretty good offseason bargain 10:39 Paul Swydan: Yes he is another one. 10:39 TengoPreguntas: Jeff should be all about these costal regions? Or only volcanoes 10:40 Paul Swydan: Do you mean Jeff Sullivan? That’s a completely different person. 10:40 Jeff Zimmerman: Wrong Jeff 10:40 oooooo: why’d you join the navy, Jeff? 10:41 Jeff Zimmerman: It was about 20 years when I would young and dumb. Now I am old and slightly smarter. 10:42 The Cincinnati Kid: When we see highlights from this game in 10 years, our collective thought is going to be, “Cleats were hideous then!” 10:42 Jeff Zimmerman: I could see that 10:42 Paul Swydan: That’ll probably be the second collective thought after “man this game is boring” 10:42 Paul Swydan: Although I have to say, I love the neon cleats. 10:42 a: Sullivan is all about the mountains 10:43 Paul Swydan: No he’s actually all about volcanoes. If he could retire tomorrow and just go study volcanoes the rest of his life, he would absolutely do so. 10:44 Paul Swydan: Sullivan knows the most minute things about volcanoes the same way he does about baseball. 10:45 Jay B: Was like 8 seconds of hang time on Donaldson’s pop up?!?! 10:45 Paul Swydan: 8 seconds is VERY rare, right Jeff? 10:45 Jeff Zimmerman: Yea, 8 is about impossible. 10:46 Paul Swydan: I’ve sat next to Jeff when he has his stopwatch out, and I’ll go “wow that must have been 7 or 8 seconds!” and it’ll be 3 or 4. 10:46 Paul Swydan: In case you didn’t know, I’m an idiot. 10:47 Ryan: If you put together a team of the best all-star snubs and had them play 100 games against the NL or AL all-stars, how many games would “team snub” win? 10:47 Paul Swydan: I’d say at least 40 percent. 10:47 Jeff Zimmerman: 33% at least 10:47 Paul Swydan: Because it’s hard to lose more often that. 10:47 Jeff Zimmerman: Wow 10:48 Paul Swydan: I mean, realistically, a team of All-Star snubs would be way better than the Braves this year, and they’re at .348 winning percentage. 10:48 Paul Swydan: Daniel Murphy. Who knew? 10:49 a: being a vulcanologist probably pays better than writing for fangraphs 10:49 Paul Swydan: Well, sure, if you’re an accredited geologist or something similar. I don’t think Sullivan is. But maybe someday. 10:49 Paul Swydan: Hey, listen, don’t give him any ideas. I don’t want to write 2 posts a day. 10:50 Ryan: Vulcanologist = person who studies Star Trek aliens? 10:50 Paul Swydan: I mean, I was going to let the typo slide since it’s late, but Ryan is having none of it! 10:51 Jeff Zimmerman: Baseball, Star Trek and volcanoes. We have taken this chat to full nerd. 10:51 TengoPreguntas: full nerd? You dismissed my xmen comments, hahah 10:52 Paul Swydan: ah touche 10:52 The Cincinnati Kid: If a team has a player on their 40 man and agree to send him to KBO, do they get paid a posting fee? (Like the opposite direction than we’re used to.) 10:52 Paul Swydan: Yes? I think so, but I’m not 100% sure. Usually those kinds of contracts happen after the season when a player has become a free agent. 10:53 Jeff Zimmerman: I think a little. 10:53 Paul Swydan: Sometimes teams sell players to Japan or Korea but I don’t know if that is technically a posting fee or what. 10:54 The Cincinnati Kid: What about the All-Stars vs the Braves for 162 games (Braves can have Teheran I guess) 10:54 Jeff Zimmerman: Posting fee is not the right term, they are just sold. I know some Indy Ball teams get 4K for any player who goes the majors 10:54 Paul Swydan: How generous of you. I think Rob Arthur actually just wrote about this for 538. 10:55 Trainman: After tonight no games until Friday, that’s going to stink. 10:56 Paul Swydan: It is indeed. 10:56 Jeff Zimmerman: AAA All-Star game tomorrow 10:57 Bob: Is this going to be kind of a unique trade deadline? Low supply, high demand, and the high-end teams have really good farm systems. 10:59 Jeff Zimmerman: I think so. I could see a team out of it like the Phillies trade a young pitcher for a stud hitter like the Rangers Profar. I think some trades could happen which have more of an impact then just this year. 10:59 Ryan: Should the Reds sell high on Duvall? The K rate makes me think he might be in for a second half that could tank his trade value 10:59 Paul Swydan: Yes they should. 11:00 Jeff Zimmerman: I am not sure what they could get. Maybe an NL team could be looking for PH/DH for the post season. 11:00 Paul Swydan: They are further away from sustained competitiveness than every other team in their division. They should be selling everyone not named Votto. 11:01 TengoPreguntas: jeff, expand on phillies profar please 11:02 Trainman: Speaking of profar, do you see him getting moved? Or is he still going to be a super utility guy for Texas for the time being (although he has a better bat than everyone besides maybe beltre). 11:03 Paul Swydan: My hope is that a) he gets traded or b) the Rangers finally just swallow the Fielder contract as a sunk cost and play Profar at first full time. 11:03 Jeff Zimmerman: like Nola for Profar or Bendie. One of the contenders trade off some excess young hitters for young pitchers. Hitters are probably more reliable so the non-contender probably gets more long term help and the contender gets some needed pitching 11:04 The Cincinnati Kid: How can the Rockies fix their franchise-running pitching problem? My solution: have a home rotation and an away rotation. (Chatwood immediately goes to the road rotation.) Wouldn’t guys ONLY pitching in that environment not have the drastic effects from breaking pitches? 11:04 Paul Swydan: If MLB moves to a taxi squad roster, this could be plausible. Until then, there’s no way to make it work under the roster limits. 11:04 Jeff Zimmerman: No, they just need good pitchers 11:05 Paul Swydan: “This time it counts!” 11:05 Paul Swydan: “This time it’s Will Harris vs. Aledyms Diaz!” 11:06 Pie: Hey, back off Harris 11:07 Paul Swydan: Hey you’ve been making me think about both eating pie and Felix Pie all night, I’m not taking orders from you! 11:07 Paul Swydan: How are you not swinging at that pitch? 11:07 Trainman: I demand a bartolo colon At Bat in the 9th inning 11:07 Paul Swydan: I too have demanded things. 11:08 Paul Swydan: What does everyone think about Suicide Squad? It seemed horrible initially, but between reshoots and better marketing it might not be that bad? 11:09 Jeff Zimmerman: I think it will be tough to pull off. I am keeping my expectations tempered 11:09 Paul Swydan: For the record, I know what it’s supposed to be. Just wondering if ya’ll think it will be good or not. 11:09 Sean: A not as good Deadpool but with a team 11:09 TengoPreguntas: they also got real writers…which, helps 11:10 TengoPreguntas: it should be good. It’s dc’s attempt at guardians of the galaxy. 11:10 Trainman: 11:11 atomikdog: It should be bad – they made man of steel and bvs 11:12 Paul Swydan: Right, that’s where I’m pausing. 11:13 Sean: Will be interested to see if they know what humor is after the other DC movies. Which had no humor at all 11:13 Brad: Now that E-Rod has fixed his supposed tipping of pitches, are you buying? 11:13 Paul Swydan: Not anymore. I’m in wait and see mode. 11:14 Brad: What do you think of Conforto Long term? .280 25HR? 11:14 Paul Swydan: That seems reasonable. 11:14 Jeff Zimmerman: I never got the hype behind E-Rod. He hasn’t been productive in years ….. checking to see if memory is serving me right 11:14 Paul Swydan: I don’t think he’s a superstar, but the Mets have mishandled him. Joe Sheehan had a great column on him in his newsletter. 11:15 Paul Swydan: The Mets basically arbitrarily decided that Conforto couldn’t hit lefties earlier this year. And he’s sucked ever since. 11:15 TengoPreguntas: batman v superman is probably the biggest failure in recent history (despite box office results) but dc actually got different peeps to do sss 11:15 Paul Swydan: Yes but the same people are still ultimately in charge. Writers have very little influence over the final story. 11:16 a: Kenley Jansen has never pitched in an All-Star Game. 11:16 Paul Swydan: Until now!!! 11:16 Ryan: Which contender can most reasonably rely on its internal replacements/prospects for the second half, as opposed to trading for second-half help? 11:17 Paul Swydan: The Red Sox certainly can promote Benintendi if they want. Maybe Moncada. That’s a good question though, I’m not entirely sure. 11:17 Trainman: As a mets fan, I think they need conforto back. This offense has just struggled big time and who knows with the health of cespedes. Conforto did seem a bit overmatched against lefties but you gotta throw him in the deep end and see if he can figure it out. 11:17 Jeff Zimmerman: I like the Nats with Giolito 11:17 Paul Swydan: Agree with all of that. 11:17 Paul Swydan: And with the Giolito part. 11:18 Jeff Zimmerman: Conforto won’t solve all their issues, but is part of the solution. 11:18 Trainman: How do you guys see Yu Darvish performing in the second half? Cautiously optimistic? 11:18 Paul Swydan: Jeff has a better read on that than I do. 11:20 Jeff Zimmerman: Not high at all. Shoulder and elbow issues with less and less time to build up strength. He may need someone to piggy back him in the playoffs. 11:20 Pie: What do y’all see as the Astro’s biggest offseason/long term need? I’m thinking a RF, since Springer has the range to slide into CF. 11:21 Paul Swydan: I think if they wanted Springer in center, they wouldn’t have traded for Gomez. 11:22 Jeff Zimmerman: Britton is just nasty 11:22 Paul Swydan: Stupid Terry Collins not pinch hitting Colon. 11:22 Ryan: Is piggy-backing a big deal in the playoffs, though? As Cameron would explain to us, going to your bullpen early in playoff games is typically best 11:22 Paul Swydan: Yes, but that’s not how the players see it. 11:23 Paul Swydan: Of course Murphy singled. 11:23 Jeff Zimmerman: He just may be productive for 60 pitches 11:24 Pie: Fair point, but at this point I think it’s safe to say Gomez won’t be back. Unless the market is so dryfor him we get him back on the cheap 11:24 Paul Swydan: And it very well may be. 11:24 Ryan: Re: Britton–are there any current starting pitchers who you think could thrive if converted to a reliever? 11:25 Paul Swydan: Tons of them. Relieving is a lot easier than starting. 11:25 Jeff Zimmerman: Another Oriole, Gausmann 11:26 Jeff Zimmerman: I think the Ross brothers could be dominant 11:26 Jeff Zimmerman: Other – Yost 11:26 Paul Swydan: Yost is the funnest! 11:26 Bob: Britton’s pitches look fake. 11:26 Trainman: 11:26 Trainman: 11:27 Jeff Zimmerman: Well, that is it for me tonight 11:28 Paul Swydan: Blergh. Arenado couldn’t provide fireworks. Oh well. 11:28 Paul Swydan: Alright folks, that is going to do it for us tonight. Thanks so much for hanging out, you’re all fantastic.