Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/3/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:33
No, I haven't run it
Trainman
12:33
Dan, big Mets fan.. i have to ask the obvious question: what should realistic expectations be for this playoffs, or have the Mets already exceeded expectations with all their injuries ?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I think they've exceeded expectations. I just can't see Syndergaard 'n' Friends getting through 3 teams after teh Giants.
Erik
12:34
What is the logic behind not allowing award voters to discuss their logic before the awards come out?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
So the award is a suprise and not a formality
sam
12:34
Is Andrew McCutchen just Matt Kemp + more walks at this point?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
McCutchen was bad this year in CF, really bad. But I'm not sure that's an established level of CF play as poor as Kemp.
12:37
Becuase Kemp plays centerfield like a syphilitic giraffe that was blinded by salt thrown by Mr. Fuji, shot by Teddy Roosevelt, and had previously stayed up for days while being forced to watch every episode of Caroline in the City while a robot implanted with the soul of Theodor Morell injected the giraffe every hour with a combination of nyquil, stimulants, and Dr. Diet Pibb that was found underneath the dumpster behind the 7-11.
CamdenWarehouse
12:37
Do you think David Wright plays again?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Yes, bu tnot much.
Erik
12:38
Is a pitcher's ability to control the run game including in WAR or any similar stats?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
It wouldn't show up in a FIP-based WAR
BR starts with runs allowed, that will contain the consequences.
The Lure of the Animal
12:39
So does each cat have its own bedroom??
Dan Szymborski
12:39
You'd think, but Galileo owns all of them
Matt
12:39
I live alone and have one bedroom, Dan. You must be a part of the one percent that is driving the epidemic of bedroom inequality in this country.
Guy
12:39
Who did more to hurt their offseason value in September: Jaime Garcia or Brandon Moss?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Garcia.
Trainman
12:39
What is the most intriguing Matchup in the divisional series
Dan Szymborski
12:40
It could be Cubs-Giants because with 3/5 Bumgarner/Cueto starts, the Giants *could* win and a 5 game series is the most likely place for Cubs to be upset
CamdenWarehouse
12:40
Has Arrieta returned to the pitcher he was in Baltimore?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
No
Hal
12:41
Did Freddy Galvis just have the weirdest 20 homer season ever? He had a 79 OPS+!
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Arencibia had a 21 year with a *59*
Moltar
12:41
What's your/ZIPS's take on the Replace-Mets starters, Gsellman and Lugo? Future mid-rotation pieces? Gsellman in partiuclar is intriguing to me with his added velocity in the majors, reminds me of deGrom (and not just the hair).
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Gsellman is the more interesting one long-term.
12:42
I think Lugo an OK back rotation piece, Gsellman may be a mid gtuy
CamdenWarehouse
12:42
Tony was awful. I prefer not to remember him.
JT
12:42
Maier/Cistulli 2020
Terrible Ted
12:42
Is there an easy way to separate offensive and defensive WAR for a player?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Yeah, look up oWAR and dWAR on FG or BR :-D
The Lure of the Animal
12:42
What's your programming/statistical education/background?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Math major in college. My programming experience was the required computer science credits in 1997, whicih I did the bare minimum to get a B.
12:43
The other stat nerds make fun of me as I like good ol' Statistica for a lot of things, not R
Moltar
12:43
With all the fun, young exciting teams int he playoffs this year, can I be justifiably disappointed if the world series is Giants-Red Sox?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Yeah. I'm tired of these even year shenanigans
Ed
12:43
Which player projection did you just NAIL with the ZIPS projection? Can you easily go back and tell how accurate you were?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Honestly, I know the misses much better than the hits. Being right doesn't make you learn much.
JT
12:43
The white sox were always the team cited for preventing injuries. They have missed the fewest days to the DL every season for like 15 years
Tyler
12:44
The loss of Jose Fernandez hurt baseball and it's fans so much. But in terms of awards. What do you think of making an award in honor of his spirit of the game? And what do you think his Cy Young chances are now, vs before the accident?
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