Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/10/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:44
If that talk is bullshit, go for the one last score.
Keith
12:45
Would you trade the high value Ender Inciarte for more prospects and just roll with Mallex Smith in CF?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
I suspect I would.
August's Baseball Dungeon
12:45
Is it me or is nearly every run scored this post season via a dinger?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
120%. That's why all this rain, it was causing a programming error and making the postseason unstable.
Jaime
12:45
Yankees sign Rich Hill? Chapman? Make a big trade for a starting pitcher? I have honestly no idea what they're going to do this offseason and I sincerely hope it
Pinstripe Wizard
12:45
Schilling's HOF case is damaged because a lot of folks in media just don't like the guy because of the whole Pedro Gomez situation.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I think if you're voting based on personal like, you're doing history a disservice.
Steven
12:46
Think my Red Sox might contact Coppy and get Matt Kemp to replace Ortiz? We need to maintain big power.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Meh
Tess of the D'Arnouds
12:47
What does Rick Porcello's 2017 look like?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Starts on a Sunday, ends on a Sunday.
Temperatures 0.1 C warmer
A different president after a few weeks.
He'll be a year older.
Sonny
12:48
There have been lots of #1 regular season teams that don't win the WS but I don't remember as many of them being as complete as this Cubs team. They've demonstrated an ability to win just about every type of game they find themselves in; pitchers duel, bullpen game, high scoring, bad weather, etc
Dan Szymborski
12:48
It's a very good team.
Greg
12:48
Regardless of Matt Kemp's power hitting, he has zero business playing a position going forward, should Atlanta heavily look to move him to the AL where he can DH? They could undo this horrible contract they've taken on all over desperation to add power regardless if the player hurts the team more.
Dan Szymborski
12:48
They should. Kemp's at least an average player playing DH.
The problem is when NL teams keep picking him up.
12:49
John Bell Hood played better defense than Kemp.
Tony
12:49
MadBum selected postseason starts: 6 IP/2 ER, 4.2 IP/3 ER, 4.1 IP/4 ER , 3.2 IP/7 ER, 7 IP/2 ER, 8 IP/3 ER............ ok ok in the other 7 starts he had 57.2 IP/1 ER but it is possible to hit him in a playoff game right
Dan Szymborski
12:49
There's always selective memory in postseason performance
A-Rod has a far better career playoff WPA in Jeter
Realistic Braves Fan
12:49
Fans need to realize our team is dreadful. The 2nd half surge was a total fluke. Keeping Snitker is a joke! Ender, Freeman, and Teheran should be shipped off for monster returns. Truly rebuild this train wreck! Please Dan, tell em how it is!
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I do and they get angry at me. That's why the Braves finished second in my hate mail tally for 2016.
August's Baseball Dungeon
12:50
Any ideas why the bar for pitchers getting into the Hall of Fame is so ridiculously high?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Sloth.
Sonny
12:50
The slide is distracting from the real takeaway: Javy Baez is the future and the future is going to kick ass
Pinstripe Wizard
12:50
As a former baseball player with the blazing speed equivalent of a sloth, I see no reason they can't stay on the base. Just run slower.
Tess of the D'Arnouds
12:50
Is the upside to the Terminator doomsday scenario that all umpire calls will be 100% correct?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Yes
I should note that the question about the politics and Twitter is the only one such I will answer.
Dan
12:51
Will Saunders get a QO?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I think so
Sonny
12:51
Q: In a Jays-Cubs world series who wins the bat flip battle? A: we all do
Matt
12:51
Dan, I keep telling you that lightning is not round. It has no shape. It's not tangible
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I'm not sure I'd call it intangible.
12:53
And there have been water discharge experiments with ball lightning.
A cat
12:53
Referring to regular season only, it seems David Price pitched like the guy you expected in years 3-5 of his deal, a 2/3, rather than an ace. Still valuable but not one you would look forward to awarding a 6 year, $186 MM contract. Unless he improves his cutter or develops another pitch, the loss of velocity negates his command.
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