Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat — 1/13/15

9:03
Jeff Sullivan: Hello friends

9:03
Jeff Sullivan: Welcome to live baseball chat

9:04
Jeff Sullivan: This one’s going to end a little earlier than my chats usually do, owing to another obligation. But to make up for that, I’m starting late

9:04
Comment From Tony G.
Any chance we see a bounce back for Alex Rios in 2015?

9:05
Jeff Sullivan: Depends how much of a bounceback you’re looking for. Kansas City is a bad place to try to re-discover lost power, but I can see Rios fitting well in the system and being a half-decent semi-regular

9:05
Comment From Ryan
Content, content, content!

9:05
Jeff Sullivan: Glad to hear you’re so content!

9:06
Comment From Tommy
Given his contact issues, would Sano be nearly as intriguing if power wasn’t so down across the board?

9:07
Jeff Sullivan: When he was newly 20, he slugged .571 in Double-A

9:08
Jeff Sullivan: The strikeouts are a legitimate issue, but Sano knows how to walk, and he just obliterates the baseball when he hits it. To do what he’s done at such young ages is something often done by future All-Stars

9:09
Jeff Sullivan: For reference, George Springer destroyed Double-A when he was 23. Now subtract three years.

9:09
Comment From L. Scott
With the Pirates signing Kang, do you see them moving Jordy Mercer or keeping him as SS insurance? Would Mercer be a good target for the Mets?

9:10
Jeff Sullivan: The Pirates are kind of drowning in versatile middle-infielder types. There’s a whole lot of depth there, and it would seem like Mercer’s going to lose a good chunk of time given the commitment to Kang. However, it’s unclear right now whether Kang is really a shortstop, so I don’t think Mercer is automatically on his way out, at least at this point. And I don’t know if Mercer is sufficiently good to draw the Mets’ interest anyway

9:11
Jeff Sullivan: I’m sure the Mets and Pirates have had conversations, but Mercer isn’t a great upgrade for New York, and he’s still kind of important for Pittsburgh. So I don’t think that one’s a given

9:11
Comment From Maxwell
When you talk about how much value a team should get back in a trade for prospects, where do you get this info?

9:12
Jeff Sullivan: Public prospect valuations are my starting point. From there, you kind of have to go by feel, but I think it’s a neat tool that usually passes the smell test

9:13
Comment From American League Hustle
Has Carlos Santana hit his ceiling, or are his best years yet to come?

9:13
Jeff Sullivan: He’s been basically the same hitter since he came up. Never a wRC+ below 120, never above 140. This is what he is. His walk rate is getting insane.

9:14
Comment From THE Average Sports Fan
Of the bargain bin free agents still available, any that stand out to you?

9:14
Jeff Sullivan: Let me take a quick look

9:15
Jeff Sullivan: No, not really

9:15
Jeff Sullivan: I’m pretty interested in Hector Olivera, whenever that happens

9:16
Jeff Sullivan: And I’ll never not be interested in Franklin Gutierrez, just because I’ve seen him at his best, but that’s more of my own blind spot than baseball’s

9:17
Comment From Roger Dodger
Do you expect guys like Carrasco and McHugh to improve upon their impressive 2014 performances going forward?

9:18
Jeff Sullivan: Carrasco finished with a 72 xFIP-. McHugh, 82. I can’t in good conscience project improvement on those

9:18
Jeff Sullivan: (I meant 70, for Carrasco)

9:19
Jeff Sullivan: I buy them both as good starters but I think they just hit their ceilings

9:20
Comment From STiVo
Hi Jeff. I loved your article on the history of adjustment to Mike Trout (http://www.fangraphs.com/bl…). Quick question about the batter heat maps: Do the runs above average (RAA) figures in the maps compare the batter to the average of all hitters *on that part of the plate* or against the average of all pitches?

9:21
Jeff Sullivan: That’s…actually a good question. I think it’s against the average of all pitches.

9:21
Jeff Sullivan: Would explain why the MLB league-average heat map isn’t all zeroes http://www.fangraphs.com/zo…

9:23
Comment From Nelson
Do you think Vlad has a decent chance of making the hall (and then unfortunately replacing Rice as a reference for bad HOF selections)

9:24
Jeff Sullivan: Decent chance sounds right — extraordinary, unusual skillset, terrifying, memorable, regarded as clean. I would personally want my Hall of Fame to include Vladimir Guerrero, but then I don’t think about the HoF much

9:24
Comment From Shawn
Is there any way Shields really turned down $110M? That could be $20M more than anyone else

9:24
Jeff Sullivan: I could see him turning down the biggest offer if it just came from a place he didn’t want to play, as was reported. Chase Headley turned down the biggest offer, from Oakland, because he didn’t want to go there

9:25
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t know if $110m is correct, but I could see a large bid

9:25
Comment From eelz
Are you bullish on Xander Bogaerts? How do you compare his probability for success with, say, Nick Franklin over in Tampa?

9:25
Jeff Sullivan: I like Bogaerts much much more

9:25
Comment From Natitude Adjuster
It’s a great time to be a DC sports fan. We have the most Ovechkin player in the NHL (Alex Ovechkin) and the most Ovechkin player in MLB (Bryce Harper). Don’t you like watching Bryce Harper play baseball?!

9:25
Jeff Sullivan: I like watching Bryce Harper play baseball

9:25
Comment From Mike D.
Any thoughts on Heyward in STL?

9:25
Jeff Sullivan: Super good?

9:27
Comment From Guy
I’m trying real hard to see Nick Franklin as Ben Zobrist v.2.0, offensively. BZ had a better track record in the minors, but was much older than NF at each stop. Your thoughts?

9:28
Jeff Sullivan: Franklin’s probably never going to develop Zobrist’s discipline or contact skills. The selling point will be surprising power from a player his size. The fantasy is that Franklin turns into another Ben Zobrist, but for now the Rays might be happy if he’s just more than another Sean Rodriguez

9:29
Jeff Sullivan: Well let me take that back, Rodriguez has been worth about 1.9 WAR per 600 plate appearances in his career. That’s not awful

9:29
Comment From jelly billy beane
even after the zobrist trade (which i loved) i still have no idea what to make of the butler contract. any thoughts on this besides what Eno said?

9:30
Jeff Sullivan: I think the A’s like that he’s relatively young for a free agent, and I think they realized certain free agents just wouldn’t consider playing in Oakland. Butler, they knew they could get. Doesn’t make it a good deal, but I think it explains much of the thinking

9:30
Comment From Dugan
What do we expect to see from Hosmer this year?

9:30
Jeff Sullivan: Double last year’s home run total

9:30
Jeff Sullivan: Which was nine. Don’t be too impressed.

9:30
Comment From Bob
Who would you give the 5th starter’s spot to, Norris or Sanchez?

9:30
Jeff Sullivan: Norris

9:32
Comment From Christian
Yankees just acquired Chris Martin for cash considerations. Thoughts?

9:33
Jeff Sullivan: Throws hard, strike-thrower. Huge. Effective enough against righties and lefties. Handy bullpen depth to have around, but not someone to count on for an important role

9:33
Comment From Guest
Miguel Cabrera’s health a major concern yet?

9:33
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t think this issue is a major concern, but I do think it’s increasingly silly to think about Cabrera’s ability “when healthy”. These things aren’t going to stop happening. More often than not, for the rest of his career, he’s going to be a little banged up.

9:34
Jeff Sullivan: Still great, though

9:34
Comment From George is Curious
Now that the A’s have acquired Zobrist, does that make you think differently of their overall offseason (so far)?

9:35
Jeff Sullivan: I think the key was right after they traded Donaldson, they tried to sign Chase Headley. If you didn’t know that, you would’ve thought they were selling. But if you did, you would’ve realized it was an attempted reconstruction with no intention of giving up on 2015. The Zobrist trade fit what the plan had been all along. It’s a lot easier to argue that the A’s are pretty good, now, than it was a week ago, though

9:36
Comment From Phillies113
Hi Jeff! Could you please give me just one genuinely positive statement about the Phillies? It’s my birthday; I just need something.

9:36
Jeff Sullivan: The Phillies have beautiful uniforms

9:36
Jeff Sullivan: some of the time

9:37
Comment From The Dude
Should teams with more offensive trending ballparks care more or less about defense than people in pitchers parks?

9:38
Jeff Sullivan: It probably actually comes out about even. The fewer runs there are, the more individual runs matter, but then that’s true for defense, pitching, and hitting.

9:38
Jeff Sullivan: This feels like a trick question of sorts.

9:38
Comment From Bobby Hill
Should James Shields and Max Scherzer simply form a freelance 2-man baseball team, similar to the one in the “Ace of Diamonds” episode of King of the Hill?

9:38
Jeff Sullivan: One of them would have to catch 🙁

9:39
Jeff Sullivan: Shields would be the smarter choice for that responsibility

9:39
Jeff Sullivan: Scherzer misses more bats

9:40
Comment From The Dude
I need a good name for a workplace weight loss campaign team name. Suggestions?

9:40
Jeff Sullivan: Fat Murderers

9:40
Comment From Doug
Assuming he becomes eligible, will Moncada pick a team based on money alone?

9:40
Jeff Sullivan: It’s never money alone. It’s usually mostly money.

9:40
Comment From Tarvis
Is Zobrist the most A’s player of all time?

9:40
Jeff Sullivan: Only for the recent A’s. Adam Dunn was the most A’s player of all time if you think of them as the A’s of 10 – 15 years ago

9:41
Comment From – Casey –
The Dodgers recently announced that they are adding to each minor league coaching staff, ensuring at least one Spanish speaking coach on each team. Is this something that will become industry standard? And why is it only happening now?

9:42
Jeff Sullivan: Teams have never been short on interpreters or Spanish-speaking teammates. But, yeah, every coaching staff should be at least bilingual. No good reason not to be

9:42
Comment From George is Curious
Following up on the Sano question, when do you expect him to debut in the majors?

9:42
Jeff Sullivan: This coming September or the following May

9:43
Comment From Bill
Was the power and SBs that Rendon displayed last year real or does he revert to a more 15-10 type rather than a 20-15 type?

9:44
Jeff Sullivan: I believe the power more than the steals

9:44
Jeff Sullivan: He had all of one stolen-base attempt in the minors. Some of that would’ve been avoiding injury, and I think he’s quick enough to be opportunistic, but I don’t think Rendon has a future of running a whole lot

9:45
Comment From Brandon
If Baez has a K% of under 35% and Bryant bats .260 do you think the cubs can win a wild card spot?

9:45
Jeff Sullivan: I think the Cubs can win a wild card spot even if those players don’t do that

9:45
Comment From Mike
Any reason to not run Howard out there if you’re the Phillies? Best case, he rebounds (a bit in platoon splits, mainly) and is worth slightly more than he is now. Worst case, he gets hurt and you pay all of the money instead of 97% of the money.

9:46
Jeff Sullivan: It’s just awkward, given what Amaro has already said about Howard on the record. This is more of a symbolism thing than a meaningful thing, but the Phillies are finally trying to turn the page and it would look weird to have Ryan Howard hanging around.

9:47
Comment From mtsw
Dylan Bundy for Lucas Duda: who says no?

9:47
Jeff Sullivan: The Mets would be ecstatic.

9:47
Comment From jocephus
do you think cards will get a “big name” pitcher (hamels, price, max, shields,etc)

9:47
Jeff Sullivan: Increasingly so

9:48
Jeff Sullivan: Price becomes real interesting if Scherzer returns to Detroit. I think the odds are St. Louis doesn’t get any of these guys, but I think those same odds are higher every few days

9:48
Comment From harmony
Philadelphia lefthander Cole Hamels (five years, $110 million) to Seattle for six years of shortstop Chris Taylor, five years of lefthander Roenis Elias, six years of lefthander Danny Hultzen and six years of outfielder Austin Wilson. What club says no? Would five years of shortstop Brad Miller in place of Taylor make a difference?

9:48
Jeff Sullivan: Mariners wouldn’t touch that

9:49
Comment From Optimetstic
Thoughts on Michael Cuddyer as a Met?

9:49
9:49
Jeff Sullivan: In short: weird

9:50
Comment From jack
stupid question here, but would a Giolito for Lindor trade be A)fair, B) help both teams?

9:50
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t think that’s a stupid question!

9:51
Jeff Sullivan: It seems fair to me, more or less, but I don’t know that Cleveland would want to give up a close-to-ready shortstop for a (very talented) pitcher who hasn’t pitched above Single-A. The Indians already have a lot of pitching, so they don’t have an imminent need for Giolito, but I think they’d prefer more safety

9:51
Comment From PL78
Oakland better or worse than Seattle right now? Keep in mind, SEA has almost no depth to speak of.

9:51
Jeff Sullivan: The Mariners have more depth than you think

9:51
9:52
Jeff Sullivan: It helps to have one of Chris Taylor and Brad Miller without a big-league job, in a sense

9:52
Jeff Sullivan: I think the Mariners are better by a few games, but it’s close enough that it’s *almost* a coin flip

9:52
Comment From Mike
Fan Projections (doing them for the first time this year) are super addicting. You guys should put a disclaimer with them, informing everyone of that when you open them up.

9:52
Jeff Sullivan: I love that people love them, because I love analyzing the results!

9:53
Jeff Sullivan: Mookie Betts currently projected by fans for…5.5 WAR. That’s the other side of this.

9:53
Comment From Brandon
Lets say the Cubs bring up Addison Russell in August. Where do you see the Cubs playing castro, baez and Russell?

9:54
Jeff Sullivan: I know this seems like a cop-out answer, but by August we’ll have a better idea of what Javier Baez is. So the decision should be made with that information already in hand

9:55
Comment From JJ
Hey Jeff …. What are your thought RE: Joe Mauer? He’s only 31 but is his arrow pointing down?

9:57
Jeff Sullivan: The hit tool’s still there, and he’s a good defensive first baseman who walks. But the power’s obviously eroded, lowering Mauer’s ability ceiling at this point. At his best right now, he’s a worse version of John Olerud. Still good enough to start for the time being, but he’s not going to get better

9:58
Comment From Tim
How big or small would a team have to make park dimensions before MLB tried to intervene? Is there even a process for doing that? I’m picturing the Cardinals trying to set up their new riverfront stadium with Polo Grounds Center Field 2.0.

9:58
9:58
Jeff Sullivan: NOTE (a) Any Playing Field constructed by a professional club after June 1, 1958, shall provide a minimum distance of 325 feet from home base to the nearest fence, stand or other obstruction on the right and left field foul lines, and a minimum distance of 400 feet to the center field fence.

9:59
Jeff Sullivan: Says nothing about maximum distances. Go nuts!

10:01
Jeff Sullivan: Houston got away with 436 to dead center without any intervention. So the maximum is somewhere north of that

10:02
Comment From Alex
Do you know if pitchers in Cuba ever get TJ surgery?

10:02
Jeff Sullivan: Can’t find any evidence of that, actually

10:02
Comment From M. Incandenza
To what condition will the Yankees’ starting rotation have collapsed by, say, the end of June? (My prediction: a shambolic condition.)

10:02
Jeff Sullivan: I think something less catastrophic, but it’s undoubtedly the biggest question hovering over the team

10:03
Comment From mtsw
Everyone Orioles fan I know wants the team to go after Aoki. Isn’t Aoki kind of the same guy as David Lough (who the Orioles already have?)

10:03
Jeff Sullivan: Aoki brings more with the bat. But I like Lough. He should play. And it seems like the Orioles might just swing a deal with San Diego instead of signing a free agent

10:04
Comment From Erich
Is Brandon Beachy still available? Good fit for the Brewers?

10:04
Jeff Sullivan: Still available. Good fit for basically every team depending on what you think of his medicals

10:04
Jeff Sullivan: The Rangers are said to have dropped out, presumably because they don’t like the blend of risk and increasing cost. He won’t be cheap when he makes his decision

10:06
Comment From GSon
Yoan Lopez has signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondback.. If there was a true world draft..where would you project him to be taken ? (assumes slotting system remains in tact)..

10:07
Jeff Sullivan: I’m not an expert on Yoan Lopez, but let’s go with toward the end of the first round

10:07
Comment From Skippy Nordquist
Best sandwich in Portland? Does it hold its own with Seattle’s late, great Paseo?

10:07
Jeff Sullivan: Isn’t Paseo back now?

10:09
Jeff Sullivan: this is going to sound stupid but maybe onion and butter sandwich at Expat

10:09
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t eat a lot of sandwiches

10:09
Comment From jun from fss
Is it quite probable that redsox get max scherzer?

10:09
Jeff Sullivan: Not probable

10:10
Comment From Dinger
Do you believe the $110M offer Shields turned down was from the Rockies? Can’t think of another team that an SP would dislike that much, and Rockies have consistently had trouble convincing free agent pitchers to come.

10:10
Jeff Sullivan: I could see it being Colorado, or maybe Miami if Shields really doesn’t want to play for Loria. But these are guesses — I don’t have inside info

10:10
Comment From L. Scott
The three major cities with 2 teams each have teams very close in talent. Who do you see as the best teams in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York?

10:11
Jeff Sullivan: Dodgers, White Sox, Yankees

10:11
Jeff Sullivan: Dodgers because they’re just great — other two because it’s close, and the AL is still better than the NL, seems like

10:12
Comment From D
Do the Pirates really need to make any more moves? Barring total disaster, their roster seems fairly well-rounded

10:12
Jeff Sullivan: I like where they’ve wound up. If they went into the season with this, they’d be in good shape

10:12
Comment From dgrussel
seeing the Mike Carp signing makes me think of Steve Pearce, their numbers are remarkably similar. Anticipating a significant fall back to earth for Pearce this year?

10:13
Jeff Sullivan: He’s not going to be arguably the best hitter in baseball again, but I like Pearce as a quality asset

10:13
Comment From John
How many at-bats does it take to establish whether a player needs a platoon partner?

10:13
Jeff Sullivan: More than fans think

10:13
Jeff Sullivan: Platoon splits need to be very, very heavily regressed to the mean

10:14
Comment From – Casey –
The three prospects that the Dodgers kept in the Dee Gordon deal (Hatcher, Hernandez, Barnes), all seem like they can be productive players moving forward. Do you see any of them having an impact in 2015?

10:14
Jeff Sullivan: Hatcher’s a fine reliever now. Hernandez is a useful utility sort. Barnes is still a year or so off

10:14
Comment From tommy lee
Did Ohio State impress you?

10:14
Jeff Sullivan: I don’t have cable

10:14
Comment From Striker
Where are Scherzer, Shields and Hamels starting in 2015?

10:15
Jeff Sullivan: I’m going to stay away from predicting free agents but I keep getting the feeling that Hamels will end up in San Diego, and I think Hedges is gettable

10:15
Comment From Your Fanbase
Do you know how many of us are here? Does it tell you how many people out there have the chat open?

10:15
Jeff Sullivan: The total changes every minute but the answer is several hundred, peaking close to a thousand. During the season, you see as many as twice as many people

10:15
Comment From Jays Fan
Think the Jays are done making moves?

10:15
Jeff Sullivan: Major moves

10:16
Comment From randplaty
Is Dave Appelman’s comments on this post for real? http://www.fangraphs.com/co…

10:16
Jeff Sullivan: Yes

10:17
Jeff Sullivan: We talked about that post before it was published. Appelman was very interested in seeing what the response would be

10:17
Comment From Skippy Nordquist
Cleveland’s rotation has a decent chance to be scary if Carrasco consolidates and Salazar pitches closer to his rookie year and the 2nd half of last year, right? Cleveland might be the class of the AL Central, right?

10:18
Jeff Sullivan: I like their staff a lot and I’m fond of the Gavin Floyd insurance move. It’s a four-team mix, but it shouldn’t take much of a drop-off by the Tigers to clear the way for the Indians

10:19
Comment From randplaty
Are the parkfactors for Met’s pitching WAR really supposed to be 100 rather than 95 based on David Appelman’s comments on this post? http://www.fangraphs.com/co… Isn’t that a HUGE diffference?

10:19
Jeff Sullivan: It’s not huge with a capital everything, but it’s meaningful

10:20
Comment From Guest
Is it safe to say that the yankees might have the best Defense in the AL this season? Above avg defenders at every position but RF (which is tiny).

10:20
10:20
Jeff Sullivan: Not quite the Orioles or Royals, but close enough to be in the conversation

10:20
Comment From Art Vandelay
Are we seeing an Ervin Santana asking for way too much money type situation with Shields and Scherzer right now, or is the market quiet for some other reason?

10:21
Jeff Sullivan: This isn’t like Santana. Teams love Scherzer and Shields. But Boras does this sort of thing, as far as Scherzer is concerned, and the Shields market is currently active. You just aren’t getting a lot of leaks because some agents work differently from others

10:22
Comment From Matt
What is a fair contract extension for Zobrist at his age, and is there any chance he sticks with the A’s?

10:23
Jeff Sullivan: Nelson Cruz is older than Zobrist and worse than Zobrist, and he got $58m/4yr

10:23
Jeff Sullivan: Zobrist has a somewhat underrated skillset, but he could fit everywhere. I could see something like 70/3 or 80/4. I doubt he sticks around in Oakland, very much

10:24
Comment From Hugo Z
If you needed a fifth starter, who’s the most desirable (or least undesirable) among the free agents remaining?

10:24
Jeff Sullivan: Chris Young in a big park

10:25
Comment From jack
Nats waiting till Scherzer signs to trade Zimm or Fister to the losing team?

10:25
Jeff Sullivan: They don’t need to wait

10:25
Comment From JJ
Do you think Mauer should hit more home runs for how big he is? 6’5 230.

10:25
Jeff Sullivan: Based just on that, sure, but he doesn’t swing like a guy his size

10:25
Comment From Boss
What would you expect from Souza? Apparently more traditional scouts aren’t as high on him but more sabermetrically inclined minds like the Rays FO think that he could be an all star caliber player. Thoughts?

10:26
Jeff Sullivan: I think he should be an average and sometimes above-average corner outfielder. He’ll never have Wil Myers upside, but I think he does come with a bit more certainty

10:26
Comment From jelly billy beane
dallas keuchal= modern day brandon webb?

10:27
Jeff Sullivan: Webb was better. Kind of a lot better

10:27
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
If Mike Trout has a career ending injury today.. Would he receive HOF votes in 5 years?

10:27
Jeff Sullivan: Well he wouldn’t get votes in five years unless he retired immediately, but he’d probably get a handful of acknowledgments

10:28
Comment From mtsw
Which contemporary baseball player’s life story would make the best feature film?

10:28
Jeff Sullivan: Yasiel Puig?

10:28
Comment From Brett W
The Twins finished relatively high in your team depth ratings. How do they translate that into more wins?

10:29
Jeff Sullivan: Unfortunately they lack the high-end talent that really drives success, but they should be less of a disaster because they have a lot of support.

10:29
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Is it just me, or do you think Shields will sign very soon (within a week)

10:29
Jeff Sullivan: It’s building

10:29
Comment From Randy
So the Rays and A’s are in the top 3rd of baseball for most players projected for 1+ WAR. Maybe the sky isn’t falling after all?

10:29
Jeff Sullivan: I think we’ve been pretty steadfast in saying that both those teams, especially the A’s, are solid

10:29
Comment From Marty
What range of wins would you tag to the Cubs? I could see 74-80 but would be surprised if that team finished above .500. I think the narrative is a little out of control right now.

10:29
Jeff Sullivan: 79 – 85

10:29
Comment From Guest
Which uniforms are your favorites?

10:30
Jeff Sullivan: Giants cream, if they still wear those

10:30
Comment From Prich
Bunch of sad people around Portland this morning?

10:30
Jeff Sullivan: Probably. ha ha!

10:30
Comment From THE Average Sports Fan
More likely: the Tigers win the world series or the Tigers finish last in AL Central?

10:31
Jeff Sullivan: Ooh. I think World Series? But I’ve never really seen last-place odds…

10:31
Comment From Marty
How close to their former performance should we expect out of the TJS guys like Moore, Harvey and Fernandez?

10:31
Jeff Sullivan: Allow them to struggle and have setbacks at first. By a year or so later, they should look a lot like themselves

10:32
Comment From klof
is carlos martinez the odd man out if the cards sign someone like scherzer? will c-mart every get a shot at starting regularly?

10:32
Jeff Sullivan: This is his shot, unless they make a move. He could still get a shot as depth. But no one’s really sold on him

10:32
Comment From mtsw
Ok. Dylan Bundy + Ubaldo Jimenez for Lucas Duda: who says no?

10:33
Jeff Sullivan: Mets can’t afford to take on that money

10:33
Comment From Phillies113
How did you become a baseball fan?

10:33
Jeff Sullivan: I honestly don’t know how it took. But one morning in 1992, when I was a child, I woke up and decided “I like sports now”. So I went and got the newspaper and I selected my favorite teams. Life was simpler when you were 7.

10:34
Comment From jun+from+fss
Henry owens for Jordan zimmermann : who’s winner?

10:34
Jeff Sullivan: Nats by a little

10:34
Comment From Charles Schwab
Jeff, how is your 401K/IRA invested? ETF’s? Mutual funds?

10:34
Jeff Sullivan: This is creepy. How did you know I just logged in a couple hours ago?

10:35
Comment From Nathan
Are you able to use these chats to mine article ideas?

10:35
Jeff Sullivan: Hell yes!

10:35
Jeff Sullivan: Unfortunately I need to get going, even though I usually chat another half hour or so

10:35
Jeff Sullivan: So thank you everybody for hanging out, and I’m sorry for what I didn’t or couldn’t address. We’ll do it again next week at the same time, and until then, be well and have great days.

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‘If Mike Trout has a career ending injury today.. Would he receive HOF votes in 5 years?’

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