Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/10/16
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Dan Szymborski
11:59
We have started the chat. That goldbricker layabout Cistulli didn't start up the chat until a few minutes ago, so a smaller queue than usual at the start.
Rob
11:59
Most likely scenario: Sale & Quintana are traded, only Sale is traded, only Quintana is traded or neither is traded?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
Most likely scenario is that the White Sox claim to be interested, but when they're not offered entire farm systems, they lose the motivation and continue the yearly quest to 83 wins.
Springer am Rand
12:00
I've always pronounced your name "Shimborskee". Is there a better pronunciation?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
Fairly accurate in Polish (but the first syllable a little more horrific, it sounds like shim if someone awkwardly tried to throw an f and a j in there for some reason).
I've always said zim-BORE-skee. As did my dad. Mom and my sister always say sim-BORE-skee.
CarrotJuice
12:02
If I have only one regret, it is watching last night's presidential debate instead of watching the Blue Jays/Rangers game.
Dan Szymborski
12:02
I don't know who's running because of spent weeks convincing myself that I dreamt up the current election.
CamdenWarehouse
12:02
Manny, Britton, and Tillman are all projected for 8 figure arb salaries. Is it time to trade Britton?
Dan Szymborski
12:02
I would trade him this offseason. I do not expect the Orioles to.
JT
12:02
Matt Bush has the cleanest and most effortless delivery of a 100mph fastball I can think of
Dan Szymborski
12:03
Fewer innings in his arm! Teams should have their top pitching prospects go to jail for a while.
Bork
12:03
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Dan Szymborski
12:03
TOO SOON
Erik
12:03
Will Bumgarner-Arrieta compete with Bumgarner-Syndergaard and Cueto-Lester for best pitchers' duel of the playoffs so far? Or do you expect a run before the 8th inning?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
I'll say no, simply because it seems we've been way more fortunate than usual at having the paper pitching duels turn out. That's why kershaw-scherzer was disappointing, I'm sure!
Mike
12:04
If I'm Joe Maddon tonight, do I load up on righties in the lineup and run Soler out there in left to maximize offense against Bumgarner or go all in on run prevention with a lighter hitting Almora/Heyward outfield? I guess same goes for the infield: find some way to get Baez in there while keeping Zobrist's bat?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
I wouldn't go all in on run prevention without having the lead.
(in the game, obviously, Cubs lead the series of course)
JP
12:04
Are the Braves going to screw up their manager hire?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
Maybe, maybe not. I'm growing more concerned that the Braves end up aborting their rebuild prematurely.
12:05
The talk about how close the feel they are to being relevant -- they're saying similar things inside baseball circles -- makes me wonder if they short-circuit the whole thing.
Phil D.
12:05
What does ZIPS think of Buchholz and Tomlin? 90ish ERA+ guys? Thank you.
Dan Szymborski
12:05
Cheating to ask about 2017!
Erik
12:05
With the way the Jays have been playing, would you favor them over the Sox and Indians?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
I'd favor the Jays over the Indians but still a mild underdog against the Red Sox
But I'd say the same if they had a bad three games (theoretically, if they had a bad three games they'd be watching at home)
Matt
12:06
Hi Dan. Sorry I'm late. I missed you.
Dan Szymborski
12:06
That sounds like a lie.
Hannah Hochevar
12:07
Hi. Having been forced to think about the O's off-season earlier than hoped, are there any moves/targets you'd recommend for them? I need to start hoping for stuff.
Dan Szymborski
12:07
I'd trade Britton. And absolutely do not sign Trumbo.
I hope they consider the outfield defense situation more than they did last spring.
12:08
I'd love starting pitcher help, but I can't see hwo they get it. The free agent market su cks and they don't have the prospects these days to acquire a pitcher that doesn't.
12:10
In the end, the offense wasn't good enough -- for all the hype the offense finished 7th in the AL in runs with an OPS+ of 99 -- to justify stretching too many guys defensively.
12:11
The OF turned out something like 25th among OFs in fWAR.
Matt
12:11
Which starting pitcher is more likely to HR off the other - BumBum or Jakey-Jake?
Dan Szymborski
12:11
Bumgarner, I think
Hammerleg
12:11
How far could have expected Javy Baez's HR in game 1 to do if there wasn't that wall of wind? Statcast says it had an exit velo of 107.4, which is properly crushed, and a launch angle of 36. Is there a way to look at other HR's hit with similar velo and angle to get an idea of how far those type of balls usually go?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
Hard to tell, but pretty damn far. The wind was coming in from the NNW most of that game, IIRC, and pretty strongly too.
CamdenWarehouse
12:12
Do you have a HOF vote? Will you?
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