Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/10/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:38
But the problem is 5. There's something weird about the first round of a playoff structure being the most likely to eliminate the best team in the league.
Gload Will Explode
12:38
What would Eric Hosmer get if he was a free agent this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
There's such a huge variation. I think he'd at least get more than he should.
Blake
12:38
Could the Braves give away Markakis and his salary if they get nothing in return? Would the savings help in the general scope, even looking after 2017?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
I think they could probably give him away at this point. Not sure if it's enough to make a difference.
Frank
12:38
Ender, Albies, Newcomb, and Whalen for Chris Archer? Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Not sure the Braves are willing to do that, simply because they don't have a lot offense in-system.
But I also didn't thin kthe Braves would be willing to pay Matt Kemp to not be a DH so whateves
Fire Kevin Cash
12:39
Why don't we bust players more for standing in the box 'miring their not-homers? There's no situation better served by standing around over a purposeful jog. I love bat flips and showing off but sometimes you misjudge a ball or the wind says no.
Dan Szymborski
12:39
The purpose of complaining about these kinds of behaviors is to ding players the commentator doesn't like.
Gary
12:39
Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo- whats your take on these guys?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I think Gsellman more interesting long-term than Lugo
Bork
12:40
Is there any world where the Jays don't give Bautista a QO? I don't get it.
Dan Szymborski
12:40
No
Frigging CUDDYER and KENNEDY got QOs and they acutally WORKED OUT for those guys.
RABBINICAL COLLEGE GUY
12:40
Will the Twinkies win more games next year? Why or why not???
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Yeah. Better roster almost by definition and the plexiglass principle. Probably was a 70-win talent team or so that underperformed.
Tess of the D'Arnouds
12:40
Do the O's have any realistic moves to improve significantly?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
I think their moves will have to be on the margins
Jordan
12:41
Before the Mets fans start with the "who hangs up first, Wheeler for XXX Great player/Prospect" questions can you please explain that Wheeler lacks that kind of value for the same reason Mets fans want to include him in every trade proposal, he’s injured and he has set backs AND his service clock is ticking while he’s rehabbing.
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Why wouldn't you want to include Wheeler in every trade proposal? Fans always want to trade up. And if you can, that's the way to go
Bork
12:41
EE is making a good case for biggest contract.
Dan Szymborski
12:41
I think like bautista, his age might scare enough on for it to come lower than a Cespedes
Hannah Hochevar
12:41
Can you believe we're getting Tomlin vs. Bucholz in the post-season, even after a rain out?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Watch it be a crazy pitcher's duel then
aaa
12:42
SP most likely to finish 2nd in SP WAR in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Scherzer?
Sonny
12:42
is the hazing that severe to get in?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
I was admittedly a wuss, I didn't want to ask and then be turned down.
Chicago Weather
12:42
Average Nov 1 in Chicago - 56/41 Average Apr 5 in Chicago - 55/38
Dan
12:42
WESTWORLD!
Pinstripe Wizard
12:43
Why does Ron Washington keep getting interviewed for managerial positions? I always got the impression he was a pretty terrible manager that happened to manage a really talented team.
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Once you're a manager, you get into these circles where you always get interviews.
Washington didn't strike me as terrible, just mediocre. Though I don't see the point of a mediocre manager given there are only 30 of these jobs in baseball.
Matt
12:43
Today is the day to celebrate all things that aren't specifically given their own days. It's the 10th amendment of days.
Dan for Commissioner
12:44
Do you really think Bautista would get more than Encarnacion this off season? Would this down year not affect Joey's value?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
No, you're probably right. EE will get more than Bautista.
I'm attaching *too* much money to sentiment and reputation.
Tess of the D'Arnouds
12:44
Should the Royals keep the band together for one final tour or start trading off pieces so the rebuild lasts only 5 years instead of 10 years?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
They should break it up if they're really wanting to trim back payroll from this year.
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