Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/18/17
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Kvn
2:57
Dan, please tell me the O's won't resign Trumbo.
Dan Szymborski
2:57
He's come down enough in price that they might actually re-sign him at a stupid pric.e
2:58
might actually *not* re-sign him at a supid price
CamdenWarehouse
2:58
Where are you Dan?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
I was playing Hearthstone, MLK threw me off and today felt like Tuesday
Black Spot on Bud Selig's Heart
2:58
What is the dividing line for the players on the current HOF ballot where you go from "I disagree with a vote for this player" to outright rage?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
Let's see, somewhere between Lee Smith and Jack Morris.
Let's call it the Magglio Ordonez line.
Jono
2:59
Yangervis Solarte's wife died late-season last year after a battle with cancer. I have to imagine that affected his performance throughout the year. I realize there's no way ZiPS can account for that- Do you think expectations should be that he outperform ZiPS this year as a result?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
I have no idea.
Drank
2:59
Have you played Dominion? You would probably like Dominion. It is a fun game.
Dan Szymborski
2:59
I'd like to but I have no board game friends.
powder
2:59
'Zorilla is a good nickname, but I feel like it's a missed opportunity for the nickname "BenZo." You know, 'cause he puts the the game to bed? Or he knocks out the competition? Or 'cause he never panics? Or... I dunno, he causes hallucinations? (I don't actually know about drugs, maybe this is a bad nickname....never mind.)
Will Graham
3:00
Felix Hernandez bounce back a little this year? Back to 3.50/1.2 8+ k/9?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
Somewhat, but he may just be Duke Felix now.
Kujo
3:00
Havent seen anything about any Japanese signings this year. No one making the jump this year?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
If there have been, I missed it
Robin
3:00
Was the move to Wednesday to try and separate you from all of the uneducated folks that still believe Markakis is good?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
You can be smart enough to know the days of the week but not smart enough to reject the idea that Markakis is awesome
Black Spot on Bud Selig's Heart
3:00
I imagine the Szymborski HOF rage meter goes "McGriff? OK"... "Kent? If you squint"..."Hoffman? Whatever"..."Wagner? That's a stretch"..."Smith? WHAT THE F@#% IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!"
Franklin
3:00
Do you have a projection for the newly signed Jose Miguel Fernandez?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
Not yet
Joe
3:00
How long did it take to get ZiPS in working form?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
A couple years. not that I worked straight on it for a couple years.
powder
3:01
Travis had an article on "Uncertainty" Re: injuries and Thorasic outlet surgery. Given the ceiling, but also the uncertainty: Is Tyson Ross really a more attractive option at this point than Hammel for teams with rotation question marks?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
If I'm a contender, I want Hammel, if I'm not, I want Ross
Dan Szymborski Sentient Email
3:01
Why did you just order 500 toy whistles in the shape of basketballs?
Hannah Hochevar
3:01
All this back-to-back Dan and Dave stuff has me feeling like it's the 1992 Olympics all over again. Does that mean you're going to fail to qualify?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
Since I showed up late, I think that is in fact true
Dan Szymborski Sentient Email
3:01
Do you really want to receive notifications from Bed, Bath, and Beyond?
Are you really not going to open that Evite from Tina? She was the only one who stuck around to help split the check at your birthday dinner.
Dani Szymborski (no relation)
3:02
Who on the current HOF ballot ends up getting voted in before their eligibility expires?
Dan Szymborski
3:03
I think the ones that don't are Schilling, Walker, Sosa, Smith, Kent, McGriff, Sheffield, Wagner.
I thin kthe others get in.
I mean of the serious candidates.
Obviously I don't think Melvin Mora could get in.
mtsw
3:03
Am I crazy to look at the Phillies' ZiPS and think they could actually be decent? Would they be a good team to add Mark Trumbo to play 1B?
Dan Szymborski
3:03
They *could* be OK, but they're not as far along in their rebuild as the record looks - they did have a 62-100 pythag.
So people are overrating them a bit, which isn't their fault - the Phillies are doing the things they should be
mtsw
3:03
Any idea how the new Braves stadium will play, park factors wise? Does ZiPS just assume its neutral until proven otherwise?
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