Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 1/26/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:41
I gave up figuring it out.
They seem to be trying to pick up flippable guys.
2:42
But people overrate how many guys actually get flipped.
Last season, teams that finished below .500 had 26 guys signed the previous winter to one-year MLB contracts. only 7 were traded.
2:43
And only 3 of the 7 guys fetched someone that was then ranked in their top 30 by MLB.com
(Hill fetched their current 3, 10, 15, Kelly Johnson 24, and Fernando Rodney 8)
2:44
They year before, only 2 of the 18 were flipped (Cotts, Gomes) and neither fetched significant prospectage.
Dan
2:44
Galileo 2:16 says "Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow"
Manuel Margot
2:44
Am I a top 50 outfielder this year?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
I think it's very possible.
Rufus T. Firefly
2:44
Have you ever considered becoming a nudist?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
Considered and summarily rejected.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
2:44
Is "Markakis" Greek for "Baba booey"?
Fred
2:44
What's crazier, Carl Everett denying the existence of dinosaurs or our President's claims about voter fraud and the size of his Inauguration Day crowd?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
I stay out of politics stuff.
So don't ask me.
2:45
Though I'd love Carl Everett to meet Darwin Barney.
Not jeff sullivan
2:45
Can Paxton have an outside shot at the cy young?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
Quite outside.
britishcub
2:45
Are any of the players big gamers that you know of?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
Many are, though I don't feel comfortable saying their names unless they're public with it.
Like Trevor May is a big gamer.
Henry
2:46
Who is better this year Mitch Haniger or Manuel Margot?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
If given a full job, I think Margot
CarrotJuice
2:46
Should the Cubs be concerned about their lack of pitching depth? Their 7th starter on the depth chart is, uh, Aaron Brooks, I guess.
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Yes, actually.
The Cubs are not immune to injuries and if they hit the rotation, I think that's one of the scenarios that really sees them disappoint
2:47
I think they'd actually survive a loss of Bryant or Rizzo for a year better than a starting pitcher.
What The?
2:47
Where did my question go?!?!?!
Dan Szymborski
2:47
I get a bazillion questions, I can typically only answer about a third.
Dan Szymborski Sentient Email
2:47
Did you intend to renew your online Cat Fancy subscription at the Premium instead of Platinum level?
John
2:47
Jabari Blash and Kyle Blanks should have been tag team partners. Blanks-n-Blash
Dan Szymborski Sentient Email
2:47
Did you forget that your invitation to the Ricky Gervais Fan Club is waiting for you?
Stan
2:47
Better long term Franco or Jake Lamb at 3b?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Franco still has more upside, I think
Andrew
2:47
You're a day late!
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Carson forgot to set me up! Which is fine, I forgot I had chat last week.
I've been doing Monday Noon for several years so it' takes time to get used to it
Mike
2:48
Will you try Taco Bell's new Naked Chicken Chalupa? Something about a fried chicken shell for a chalupa fascinates me.
Dan Szymborski
2:48
No, I live in a town with an actual taco place that's good.
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