Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/18/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:26
Superman does good, you're doing well.
12:27
If you start off trying to compete and rebuild and you don't have a ridiculous amount of financial resources, it's not happening.
Tom
12:28
Must read books for a young person new to baseball analytics?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
The Book for one.
Walter34
12:28
Any sense for Chris Coghlan's trade market? He's been sneaky good, but is now relegated to 4th OFer duty. Can he and some milb depth bring back an impact, late-inning LHRP?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
No, I think he's considered a 4th OF.
j6takish
12:28
Never bet against Boras. Ever. People are using the straw-man that the deferred davis payouts are propping up a less than stellar victory for Boras
Matt
12:28
I have a feeling the Rockies will trade Dickerson. Can they actually get a decent return for him?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
I think they'd like to, but I'm not sure if anyone meets their deamnds.
LudeBurger
12:28
A murder of espressos
Skarp Hedin
12:29
Sorry, Davis, bryant, springer, baez, pederson, grichuk etc... why do people think this approach works now but not in the past. I might still not ever be making no sense. It happens.
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Oh, yeah, there's some revisionism
Walk Off Balk
12:29
Did Chris Davis read that NY Times article about taking the annuity option if you win Powerball?
Ferry Trancona
12:29
To you see K rates stabilizing any time soon, or are we going to continue to see them go up every year for, say, the next decade?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I think eventually they'll stabilize or MLB will start making strike zone changes.
Outta my way, Gyorkass!
12:29
At what point do the Tigers collapse into becoming the 2012-2015 Phillies?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I *suspect* they can hold it together one last year, but that's far from a guarantee. I think by next season, this is done.
Matt
12:29
Hey Dan. I almost forgot about you.
Dan Szymborski
12:30
So I need to be even *more obnoxious?
Veszzz
12:30
Have you done any work on projecting quality starts? I've seen a few different formulas, and while I'm not much of a stat wiz I've seen glaring math flaws in some of them and don't really have an opinion on the others I've seen.
Dan Szymborski
12:30
I haven't really done much.
jeff
12:30
Will Robert Stephenson crack the reds rotation at some point this season? Or do they keep him in the minors to improve his command?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
He could, but I suspect he stays in minors until he gets his shit fully together.
The Dude of NY
12:30
Adam Wainwright just explained to a reporter that the Cardinals core isn' aging, it's "getting more wise"!
Dan Szymborski
12:30
He's not in a position of an analyst, but a player giving an opinion on his team!
Q-Ball
12:31
Question Dan....what FA signings did you hate last offseason, at the time? Was there any stupid money you foresaw?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I hated one of Hanley/Sandoval (thought it was stupid to have one not play 3B if you sign them). Hated Santana, Markakis, Volquez, Cuddyer, Rios, Hunter
kevinthecomic
12:32
Dammit! I just spilled some quinoa on my shirt!
Dan Szymborski
12:32
That's just a grain, it's not like it's apple juice
Kevin
12:32
So the O's need rotation help but probably only can afford the bounce back guys next year. Do you think DD prioritizes Fister? If he returns anywhere close to form he would play well in Camden I think.
Dan Szymborski
12:33
He ought to. The O's ought to have an excellent infield defense
Q-Ball
12:33
ZIPS seemingly loves Kyle Hendricks. Are you a believer?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I think he's a solid mid rotation starter with limited upside.
John
12:34
Can Dexter Fowler fall to a one year contract with the Cleveland Indians?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I still think he gets multi-year if he signs before the draft
Mets fan
12:34
Wondering your thoughts on Cespedes to Mets on one year deal. Seems impractical, as he could just ask for an opt-out on a longer term offer, but news agencies keep acting as if there's hope
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I don't think it happens in the end.
Zonk
12:34
How close is Mike Trout to the HOF already? If he quit today, would he be close? If he's in already, how crazy is that?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
He might not be Addie Jossed in, but he should be.
Matt
12:35
Based on my ranking methodology (combo of Z Scores method and SGP), Nick Hundley was the 4th best fantasy catcher last year, and (using Steamer) projects to be the 5th or 6th. Can this be true? Coors Field bump?
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