Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/26/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:19
I made my decision to work in media a while ago, I have little interest in leaving for a team job.
Except for data selling, so long as I express no advisory opinions of my own on any subject.
(Conflict of interest and all that)
ChiSox2020
2:20
Quintana trade seems dead for now. What should be the White Sox next move?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
Making them not dead.
Waiting for deadline is a fool's errand. When you have a star pitcher at the top of his game and healthy, the average future expectation is *always* worse.
A Tribe Called Kipnis
2:20
Cleveland seems to be close to set. Aside from maybe another lefty reliever, what little move could they make to bolster their chances?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
Nothing major left.
guitar_davey
2:21
The Blue Jays desperately need another lefty in that pen. Who do you think is the most likely option? Blevins, Logan, Wood, or a trade for somebody like Tony Watson? Thanks! Love the chats.
Dan Szymborski
2:22
I suspect Logan has the best shot - the team's expressed some interest in him at various times in the last year or so.
Fred
2:23
Best adjective to describe Matt Kemp's defense?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
unembiggening
Mike
2:23
Who do you predict wins the Royal Rumble on Sunday?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
Randy Orton
CarrotJuice
2:23
Yesterday I realized the Rays had 13(!!!) first round picks from 2010-2011. Only 3 made it to the majors, and only Snell has had even the slightest amount success or projects to be anything going forward. Is that an historically bad draft record?
Dan Szymborski
2:24
Not sure it's historical -- would have to look at it -- but someof their problems in recent years are due to the lesser performance of their draft treadmill
Jim
2:24
Whats with Colorado. First, a Desmond acquisition to play first base (questionable acquisition), now Holland, (as a FG article even questioned), trying to rebuild pitching reputation ... of all places, in Colorado?! Whats in the water up there that causes these questionable decisions ? (not just the team, but free agents!!)
Dan Szymborski
2:24
I think the Rockie Rot comes from the top.
2:25
I liked Bridich interview recently where he said (and I'm paraphrasing) that planning is good but sometimes you have to have common sense.
marklxndr
2:26
Dan Szymborski
2:26
$11 Worth of Taco Bell
2:26
How many games back of a playoff spot do the Royals need to be on July 25 to commence the sell off?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
8
Yeah, and I'm pulling that out of my butt.
Mark
2:26
Is Mychal Givens closing in Baltimore come 2018?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
No, Britton's not a FA until after 2018 and I'm not sure the O's trade him before FA.
derewere
2:27
What the hell is behind the Gsellman hype?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
He did pitch well last year, but I think some of that is the Shane Greene Trap.
2:28
Though I like him better I did Greene back then.
CarrotJuice
2:28
Re: Kenny: I was asking as someone who uses them heavily and correctly. He indicated recently that Scherzer was not a top 5 MLB SP, but Lester and Bumgarner were, because they "give up fewer runs."
Dan Szymborski
2:28
Kenny's writing for a general audience. I tone down stuff too.
Gopherballs
2:28
I got a 2 for 1 coupon for Sports Cuts. I'll share but you have to pick me up.
Dan Szymborski
2:28
Are you near me?
Fred
2:31
Let's say that for every pound Matt Kemp loses this off-season, he makes one additional play in the field that he otherwise would not have made. How many pounds does Matt Kemp need to lose to be a league-average player, overall (considering offense, defense, and baserunning)?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
About 22?
Dan
2:31
wear Louise Belcher's cap and you can be a "cat beethoven."
Mike
2:31
What do you see the Cubs getting out of Brett Anderson this year? Seems like an incredibly low risk/high reward move for them, but at the same time, they could use more reliable 5th starter type guys, no?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
I could seem him being a swing guy part of the time, on the DL the other 4 months.
Gopherballs
2:31
Without revealing any trade secrets, how is ZiPS generally incorporating Stat Cast information?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
A lot of the pure statcast stuff, I'm getting a handle on
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