Listen: Yankees, James Paxton, Red Sox discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"And and as you said workforce, and so if we can just cross our fingers in our toes for him, you know, hopefully, he'll finally be able to put together that you know hundred eight hundred ninety inning season. If he does Hank you seems really good. We we have updated projections now at fan graphs based on steamer. This is look I know this is surly early. But we're doing it anyway based on steamer now, we have some pretty good separation here Red Sox dodgers, Indians Astra's Yankees all projected for between ninety three and ninety six wins. And nobody else is above eighty nine. The Mariners have fallen into the same group as with the reds and the Padres. Well, that sucks, but anyway, the Yankee is clearly have gotten close to the Red Sox. I mean, this is this is so early. There's a lot of stuff that's going to happen. But like already you can kind of look at this and say, well, we have here's the tier of the top teams. It's going to be the same five teams. Well, and if they manage to I mean Paxton isn't going to be cheap and arbitrage in but let compared to other free agent options that they might pursue. They're not like the doesn't tie up money that they can't spend elsewhere. So I imagine that you know, they will continue to deploy resources and the no. Really good. I'm gonna have to grapple with weird feelings. Go. You know, I'm not gonna say that. I'm I will say I will not say go Yankees. But I will say that. I am excited to feel irrationally angry at Yankees fans when Paxton has one bad start and they turn on him. I'm excited for that. That's great. Yeah. As I think Marco sandy said in a tweet to you as long as he starts, well and never slumps. So in your new role. I guess one of your responsibilities is to make sure that the website has a post on James Paxton, I guess in this case Jeff volunteered. So you didn't have to press into service. But that was the thing I think that caused the most anxiety for me not to increase your anxiety. But when I did a similar job at baseball prospectus. I always felt like okay, something could happen at any moment. And then we have to mobilize and find someone to write about that thing, which can be tough because the sites only have so many fulltime employees, and people have jobs and families and things and reasons why they can't rate an instant reaction post. So you've been on the job for about a day and a half at this point. And there's been a PECS and trade and Adrian bell trae has retired. And I guess it's your job to say, hey, someone do something about this. Because otherwise, I won't get done. It is my job and. Thankfully on the Bill score Craig Edwards on it. Yeah. It's a and I have the added wrinkle. This is just a, you know, make quality of life concern of being on the west coast. And so my day is starting earlier than it did even week ago. Although we have been people have been good on staff about getting stuff in in the evening. So I can not get up at five. But yeah, it's it's funny. We're fortunate in that we do have a pretty robust staff and everyone does get job. So we can kind of spread those poorly timed trades around a little bit. And I think people are pretty keen to write those posts because they tend to get good engagement in to, you know, have a take on relevant baseball news, which is always fun for for people.."