Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/11/17
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Andrelton Simmons Big Rig
2:41
Do you agree with ZiPS that Michael Kopech would be a better starter this year than Julio Urias?
Dan Szymborski
2:42
Kopech has a crazy range.
I would not be surprised at anything between Dewon Brazelton and Roger Clemens.
CamdenWarehouse
2:42
I recently played Mystic Vale recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Didn't think I would.
Dan Szymborski
2:42
I don't have a board game group!
976
2:43
Where does ZiPS get its park factors? And are they updated every year regardless of actually moving fences?
Dan Szymborski
2:43
I run them myself.
CamdenWarehouse
2:43
I'm surprised you didn't tell Jordan that he could have access to the ZIPS machine if he paid Dan X dollars
Dan Szymborski
2:43
I'm an honest broker!
Monte Carlo Method Man
2:43
What do you think about rules that have to exempt themselves, such as: "never say never"?
Dan Szymborski
2:43
Not a fan. The phrase should be "never say never, this rule taking effect at the end of this sentence."
The Cincinnati Kid
2:43
Dan, was the change from Mondays to Wednesdays negotiated since you'll miss the extra 4-5 Bank Holidays that fall on Mondays? I'll hang up and listen for your response...
Dan Szymborski
2:44
It gives Travis a really good timeslot for the audience to get to know him.
And I'm usually super-busy on something Monday morning.
I go on lots of four-day travel trips and there's always some kinda thing I have to file Monday that I'm behind one
2:45
So this should have the side effect of me missing fewer.
Los
2:45
Have you been watching any of AGDQ? Any favorite runs?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
I've been lazy this time around.
RotoLando
2:45
Name someone that can be accurately described by the term, "clodhopper"
Dan Szymborski
2:45
Sean Casey
Bob
2:45
Dan, do you want us stand behind you and clap every time you answer a question?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Wait, that's an option?
RotoLando
2:46
Are you a fan of Manuel Margot? Is it okay if I still call him Manny?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Yes. And you'd have to ask him.
Kosch
2:46
What is the role of Evan Gattis with McCann as catcher and Aoki in outfield and Beltran at DH?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Fluidity
Dan
2:47
What low minor leaguers are you rooting for just because their names will make for awesome Zips fodder? I'd consider Sicnarf Loopstok, but figure not many jokes ther.e
Dan Szymborski
2:47
I'm very sad that Jose Jose got released.
2:48
There's Skye Bolt.
mtsw
2:48
How much of the decline in Bautista's market is due to the fact he apparently can't really throw anymore?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
I think the biggest deal is that he may have aimed high.
I said then and I still say now that Bautista should've taken the first reasonable offer. Too many guys of similar profiles this year
STiVo
2:49
There seems to be a strong innate urge to crown winners of tournaments and other postseasons as "the best team." But a moment's thought will reveal that a tournament winner isn't necessarily the best. Hockey has the President's Trophy for the team that amassed the most points during the regular season--but fans give approximately zero [turds] about that. Can you provide an approximate accounting of the reasons we care so much about postseason/tournament winners and not the actual long-haul seasons that are much better sorting algorithms for true talent?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
It bothers me as an analyst, but people need that instance of Sports Orgasm.
The Cincinnati Kid
2:50
Would FA be more exciting if it was an actual auction in the offseason?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Possibly, but then there's not a lot to write about the rest of the season!
RotoLando
2:50
The Mariners have been very busy this off-season, but have they made any real progress?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Not really. Dyson good. Gallardo not. They've made some interesting moves, but I don't think they're really a better team.
The Oriole Bird
2:51
Travis Sawchik came. He stole your chat time. Stole it right out from under you. You've gotta get him back. Get him good. What are you going to do, Agent Szymborski? (Also, please tell the Orioles not to sign Mark Trumbo! Thanks, bro.)
Dan Szymborski
2:52
If I had a secret plan to destroy Travis if I told you it wouldn't be a very secret plan.
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