Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat – 8/20/12





Jeff made Lookout Landing a thing, but he does not still write there about the Mariners. He does write here, sometimes about the Mariners, but usually not.

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Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

My suggested Worst Possible Defensive Infield:
C Jesus Montero
1B Carlos Lee
2B Dan Uggla
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
3B Miguel Cabrera

although that’s using actual position players at their actual positions. Here is my real Worst Possible Defensive Infield:
C Jon Rauch
1B kinda doesn’t matter, but let’s say Edwin Encarnacion
2B Billy Butler
SS David Ortiz
3B Adam Dunn

This guy
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This guy

I vote for Brett Wallace over Miggy, and Jim Thome over Edwin.

Nate
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Nate

Nonsense. If you’re gonna go “out of position” players you need stuff like:

SS Bartolo Colon

etc.

This guy
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This guy

If you’re going to get creative, why stick with active players? I tend to think Jim Abbot would make a pretty terrible shortstop, and would probably run into trouble with the running game at catcher.

James Gentile
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hooo party foul!

Scott
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Scott

That reply from “This Guy” is vicious(ly hilarious!!!!)

TomG
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TomG

Replace Montero with Miguel Olivo and I’d agree. Montero is bad but Olivo is special bad.

MangoLiger
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MangoLiger

I cite Rob Johnson.

RA Rowe
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RA Rowe

You need more left handed throwers in the batshit crazy one.

PShwa
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PShwa

For some reason the thought of Jose Altuve playing 1B is hilarious in my head. Let’s go with that.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

I initially put Jose Altuve cuz he’s so bleeding short, but I thought some commenter would come along and point out that Jose Altuve is athletic.