Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/26/17
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Profar for the course
2:10
Why is Profar still in Texas? No market value? Daniels asking for too much? Texas still believes he has a future/position to play?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
I think the Rangers still want to see what they have in him.
CarrotJuice
2:10
Devil Ray J. Johnson
2:10
Assuming Royals do not have the money to sign Hammels, what is their best move to bolster the rotation? Sign the best starter who will take $2 million? Give Strahm a chance to start? Trade someone like Cuthbert for a 5th starter type?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
If you can't sign Hammel, the guy who wants less than him is going to be pretty bad.
Might as well through stuff at the wall.
Slamboni
2:12
Who do you like more in terms of future value at catcher: Zack Collins or Chance Sisco?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Sisco.
2:13
Chance Sisko is Benjamin Sisko's degenerate brother that gambles latinum in an episode of DS9 that I just imagined.
Jeb
2:13
Can you share your ZiPS projection for Nick Markakis....had he been a pitcher?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
All Markakis questions are to be forwarded to Travis Sawchik.
Dae ho free
2:13
More likely: Felix bounce back or gallardo bounceback
Dan Szymborski
2:13
Felix.
brecrew
2:13
Do you share Sullivan's optimism in Keone Broxton? Can we expect league-average bat?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
I'm cautiously optimistic.
Nick
2:13
If Todd Frazier does get traded befoer the season starts, where are the most likely landing spots?
Dan Szymborski
2:13
I think it's now more likely he gets traded in-season.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
2:13
Did the Rays just get significantly more interesting, especially if they pick up one of the cheap DH types still left?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
They're interesting, but will need some help.
syjjborski
2:14
Is this the year Carlos Rodon breaks out? I'm thinking 200 IP, 200K, sub-3.50 ERA with periperals to match.
Dan Szymborski
2:14
It 's very possible, I'm a fan.
Dae ho free
2:14
Jerry dipoto seems to seriously buy into Dan VogelBach as the primary 1b for years to come. How productive do you really think he will be?
Dan Szymborski
2:14
I think he'll be OK - he doesn't have much defensive value, so he really needs to hit.
But if he doesn't work out, the M's aren't really tied up on him.
jake
2:14
Why do the Orioles insist on platooning Kim? He didn't have huge platoon splits in Korea, and Joey Rickard is absolutely awful.
Dan Szymborski
2:15
Joey Rickard should get a Vegas show as a hypnotist - he's actually convinced a depressingly large number of people that he's a major leaguer.
CarrotJuice
2:15
I'd like to thank my doctor for getting the flu, so he had to cancel my checkup today, and thus I can partake in this chat.
Dan Szymborski
2:15
My pathogens are working.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
2:15
Do you have any confidence that Alex Cobb bounces back?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
Some, I'm always more optimistic about an elbow.
Oh, and Galileo just arrived. 2:16 is kinda late for him, he's usually within 10 minutes of 2.
Donatello
2:16
Bossa Nova!
RotoLando
2:17
If you got a running start, how many people do you think you could "Stooge slap" in a line, before losing momentum?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
Not sure. I'm actually a surprisingly good runner for a fat guy and I think I can power through a good number of slaps.
Dan
2:17
What do you think the current level of talent in the Serie Nacional is? Are large error bars, and the short seasons a reason to not project any defectors that aren't certain to make AAA/MLB during the season?
Dan Szymborski
2:18
I get a high-A league with a TON of variance.
It looks a lot like an A-ball league that has a bunch of star major leaguers that got stuck th ere.
Which I guess is true in a sense.
San Diego John
2:18
Have any of you analytics writers been offered jobs from MLB teams?
Dan Szymborski
2:19
Lot of people get offered jobs, I only know what has to do with me.
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