Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/18/17
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Dan Szymborski
3:04
Yeah
3:05
I tried modeling stadium effects based on dimensions, altitude, climate, distribution of wind directions, and stadium orientation. it failed miserably.
schadenfreude
3:05
Who has the worst farm system?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
Angels
An actual farm has better prospects than the Angels.
Eric
3:05
If Twins hold firm on Dozier, should LAD be desperate for a plan B trade, or is standing pat a viable option? FWIW, the ZiPS forecast for Chris Taylor is one factor that has me leaning toward standing pat (since plan B's such as Forsythe would seem to be tiny upgrades, if that).
Dan Szymborski
3:05
If the Dodgers were desperate, they'd have closed the Dozier deal already.
Jonathan
3:05
Are teams just now opposed to giving any older player any kind of significant contract? In other words, could any 35+ year old player get anything beyond one year going forward, or is this like a new norm?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
Players are going to have to be realistic.
Eric
3:06
Are the rumors true that FG will add DRA to all its pages alongside things like xFIP and SIERA?
Dan Szymborski
3:06
You'd have to ask a Dave
Josh Nelson
3:06
Out of the teams that made the postseason in 2016, which of those teams do you predict won't make the postseason in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
I think last year's AL wild cards fall short
Jeremy
3:07
How many MLB games do you attend per year?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
I try to go to about 40.
I went to fewer last year, I messed up my back camping in April and it was sore for most of the summer.
Matt
3:07
Why do the Pirates depth chart projections have Willy Garcia pitching 30 innings in relief?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
You'd have to ask the FG guys.
Tom
3:07
Did you ever go back to Europa Universalis IV? They keep adding quite a bit of depth.
Dan Szymborski
3:08
CK2 and Stellaris tend to suck me in more because they're a little quicker to just pick up and go
Josh Nelson
3:08
Will Mike Mussina ever make the hall of fame?
Dan Szymborski
3:08
Yes
Andrew
3:08
Here's the question that will decide who will win the World Series in 2017: who won the 2016-2017 offseason (so far)?
Dan Szymborski
3:08
White Sox
and no
they're not winning the Series.
Coswr
3:08
Why do people ask you about bizarre meat smoothies?
Dan Szymborski
3:08
I'm not sure.
Jonathan
3:08
Which Pokémon would you pick to start with when you played Red/Blue?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
Bulbasaur or GTFO
Dan Szymborski
3:09
Can you dunk
Dan Szymborski
3:09
No
I'm 5'11 with T-Rex arms. I couldn't dunk when I was in better shape.
dan
3:09
you have carte blanche to change the game; what do you do? shrink the strike zone? move in all fences 20 feet? replace extra innings with a home run derby?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
10 man pitching staffs.
CamdenWarehouse
3:09
Of course Hosmer improved his stock. He had over 100 RBIs for the first time in his career last year.
Dan Szymborski
3:09
It's not 1995 - the worst GMs today would be about average 20 years ago
Jake Larsen
3:10
Is a HOF with under 5 players just as bad or close to being as bad as a blank ballot?
Dan Szymborski
3:10
It's bad in thought, but not quite as bad in effect. At least you're screwing over fewer guyus.
mtsw
3:10
Would you agree with the assertion that ZiPS and Steamer usually spit out similar projections with the difference being that ZiPS is more aggressive and Steamer is more regressed? Just an observation I've had looking at the projections, wonder if that fits with your evaluation.
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