Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/18/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:18
Teams are aware that overpaying 1B/cOFs hasn't been something with a great deal of success
MSW
12:18
Doesn't mean that in 2030 we won't get yearly updates on Chris Davis payouts...
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Of course, but then we can call those people stupid.
It is far better to pay someone $1.4 million in 2036 than pay it to them in 2016.
grumbleshoes
12:19
A gaggle of espressos
Outta my way, Gyorkass!
12:19
Do Orlando Arcia and/or Brett Phillips get cups of espresso in September this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
I think so
Philly Phanatic
12:20
What is JP Crawfords upside comp? KOTAH absolutely loves him. How good can the bat be?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
ZiPS loves him too
I think he'll hit for a surprising amount of power.
Philly Phanatic
12:21
Rank the futures:
Dan Szymborski
12:21
Don't see the rest of the question, but "rank this group" questions are the ones that I'm least likely to answer.
Along with "rank this random group of players whose only similarity is that they're on my fantasy team."
Brett W
12:22
Would you be interested in watching a 434-minute baseball game (20 innings?) re-sorted to align all the parallels and commentary? Maybe the epic Astros-Braves game from the 2005 playoffs?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
I'm not quite sure what you mean here.
Eric
12:22
When do you think Giolito reaches the majors? Still think he can be an ace?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
Think he'll get a peak this year in September and yes.
Aaron
12:22
Congrats on getting into the BBWAA! Do you use either DRS or UZR in your projection system? Or do you have your own defensive metric? Ever consider open sourcing your projection system?
Dan Szymborski
12:23
I use a blend of sources and for minors, I have my own TotalZone-esque defensive system with PBP data.
As for open-sourcing, no.
12:24
I give away the projections themselves, seasonal and in-season for free - I have no intention of losing all control of my work and its use.
John Payne
12:24
Why is everyone down on Grienke ? I believe over his last six starts in Arizona he was 6-0 with a 0.85 era.
Dan Szymborski
12:24
People are down on Greinke?
fats
12:24
what move would you like to see the jays do next?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
Develop a time machine and sign one of the top three pitchers.
The Original Greaser Bob
12:24
Is Baez potentially a CFer to move Heyward to RF pending a Soler trade, or just the Cubs trying boost Baez' value?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
The more things Baez can do, the more value he has to the team. Why *wouldn't* they try players in as many roles as they can?
Russ
12:25
If by chance Mark Appel has a decent spring with the Phills, does he get to start the year in the rotation?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
It's possible.
jeff
12:25
Can Maikel Franco stay at 3B for the long term? Or is destined to move to 1st base down the road?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
Down the road maybe, but he's not a disaster right now.
The Dude of NY
12:25
Is Bartolo Colon a HOFer in your opinion?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
No, he's still active.
Art Vandelay
12:25
Mostly irrelevant Twins fan question: What do you think the catching split will be between Suzuki and J.R. Murphy? Something like 70-30 Suzuki? Would they be better served flipping that and giving Murphy a chance to swim a la Francisco Cervelli?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
Too much Suzuki, I wager
The Original Greaser Bob
12:26
Why do you think that this year's FA market has favored pitchers rather than hitters?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
The top pitchers are more interesting than the hitter after Heyward.
Walk Off Balk
12:26
The Padres company line is/has been that they are "competing while rebuilding". One of the owners has spoken derisively of rebuilding on a few occasions. Do you see anything in what they're doing to suggest they're doing anything other than maintaining a holding pattern? Is it possible for a team to actually rebuild WHILE being a legitimate contender? Has that ever happened, that you can recall?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
To compete and rebuild simultaneously, you generally have to be doing *one* of those things good first.
Well.
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