Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/11/17
powered byJotCast
Dan Szymborski
2:01
MAKE CHAT GO NOW
Like start, I'm not demanding you guys leave.
2:02
Also, Carson had the chat originally set to go at noon in a vile attempt to undermine me from the start so that he can get the upper hand, so some of the questions were submitted hours ago.
Terry
2:02
What is the likely ceiling for Jurickson Profar?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
He still has a fairly high ceiling, but the prob of *reaching* it is lower than it used to be. He's still very talented but he's lost a lot of time.
Wren
2:03
Robert Gsellman or Lucas Giolito and why?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
Giolito, because of the Doctrine of Not Pretending a Player's Brief Positive Stint in the Majors is the Only Time He's Ever Played Baseball.
Gsellman's improved his stock, but let's not go crazy.
2:04
There were lots of reasons provided why Shane Greene's initial improvement in the majors from minors was totally repeatable.
RotoLando
2:04
Dan chat on Wednesday? Do I dare?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
Yes
Izzy Goldstein
2:04
Have the Russians hacked your projections programs yet? If not, when will they? Thank you.
Dan Szymborski
2:04
MY REAL NAME IS SZYMBORSKY THIS HAS ALL BEEN A TRAP
RotoLando
2:04
I can't take ZIPS seriously untill we see your tax records.
JD
2:05
why does zips loves Phil Hughes so much? he's horrible IRL
Dan Szymborski
2:05
That's love? It's essentially predicting his career ERA+
Big Joe Mufferaw
2:05
Should other teams be worried that the richest team in baseball also has the best farm system in baseball?
Dan Szymborski
2:05
Of course
Bob Sacamento
2:05
Any chance on getting a ZiPs projection on Adam Eaton for the 2017 season?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
'twas in my ESPN piece so it won't pop again until the first run is ready in a few weeks
Gopherballs
2:06
Can you explain the McGriff votes? Steroids hardliners? Personal friends of Tom Emanski?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
He's a legitimate borderline candidate. The problem is the votes he's getting *over* some of thsoe guys
Gopherballs
2:07
Is the A's plan hope Gray bounces back, Manaea and Cotton perform better than expected, Doolittle stays healthy and leads a tough Dull/Madson/Hendriks bullpen, and the collection of 1 WAR position player becomes greater than the sum of their spare parts to compete for the last wild card spot . . . or if not, sell whatever's not nailed down at the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Their plan is essentially hope at this point. It's shocking how little upside the offense has - they're accumulating guys with ceilings so low that they look like they were in a scene cut from Wonka.
Gopherballs
2:08
Which HOF candidate currently polling below 15% per @NotMrTibbs is most deserving (Kent, Sheffield, Sosa, Wagner, Posada, field)?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
I'd probably vote for Kent first.
Big Joe Mufferaw
2:08
Who do you like more in 2017, Cessa, Severino, Warren, Green, Montgomerry as the yankees #5?
Dan Szymborski
2:08
I'd like Severino, but I'm not sure they go there.
JimLindeman15
2:09
Is there a better pairing (for entertainment purposes only) than Jordan Schafer and Mike Matheny? It's like dropping a tarantula in the Kindergarten classroom.
Dan Szymborski
2:09
The best thing about Matheny is that the Cards front office is smart enough that he must drive them absolutely CRAZY at times.
Rick Hahn
2:10
Why am I having such a hard time finding a match for Quintana (in a pitching starved market no less)?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
I think they're still in the asking for the stars phase.
If they don't settle for the moon, then worry.
RMR
2:10
Of his remaining trade chips, who do you think Rick Hahn moves before Opening Day?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
I was hoping more by now after the first two.
2:11
Abreu's not going anywhere, probably not until at least when Moncada is established in the majors (if he ever goes)
Joe
2:11
Do the Orioles have a realistic path towards contention this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
Yeah, but they need some things to go right.
Getting reasonable and healthy years from Tillman-Gausman-Bundy is a key.
The loss of Trumbo isn't really that big of a deal - Trumbo simply wasn't *that* good in 2016.
Load More Messages
Connecting...