Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/3/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:44
I don't think he'll win the Cy, but he'll get votes. I'd like to see some award named after him.
Maybe the most fun player or something? A fun kind of award, not necessarily something analytical
Dan
12:44
As a Cubs fan I can't figure out who I'd prefer to play--Giants rotation has been pretty good 2nd half, Mets offense has been pretty good second half, Mets have superb bullpen...what says you?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Mets
Mark L
12:45
Chances of Beltran retiring at the end of the postseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I think it's a coin flip. He still hit this year and he doesn't have a ring yet.
Mark
12:46
If the BBWAA is so enamoured with integrity (see Le Batard, Dan) they should kick out anyone who gives Ortiz a 1st place vote in the AL MVP race, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
That's of course at ricky issue. I disagree with how LeBatard was treated.
tricky
12:47
The local chapter heads choose the voters. Voters that do a poor job I th ink should get fewer votes.
And it really depends on the reasoning
Someone trying to vote for the best player but I just think was wrong? Hard to take away a vote for that.
Someone who announces they'll never vote for a pitcher for MVP? That's an abandonment of duty issue and I think then you do not let them vote on that award.
v2micca
12:48
I was talking to some friends the other day and mentioned the irony that Mike Trout won his only MVP during his down year. I then realized I was characterizing a season in which a player had amassed 7.9 fWAR as a disappointing performance.
Tyler
12:48
Have we already seen Bryce Harper's best season? He's still young and a stud, but how can you beat a nearly 10 WAR season. On the flip side, other than Trout, can't Harper do it again?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Well, it's possible, simply because it was so crazy. It hink he'll be fine
v2micca
12:48
The Braves strong second half has hurt their rebuild. Despite being one of the worse teams in baseball for long stretches, they will finish with the number 5 overall pick.
99
12:48
You live alone in a 5 bedroom house? No judgement here, I also live alone, but isn't it weird having such a big house?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Not really. I can think about having kids and then I can smile and sleep 9 hours a night.
I AM NOT ANSWERING NICK MARKAKIS QUESTIONS
ember
12:49
do you think villar can have a similar season next year, or is this his peak?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Put me on the best season train, but he should still have value
Logan
12:49
If you were Coppy and explored trading Freeman, what would you have to have in return to pull the trigger?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I would need a legitimate top prospect bat. The Braves still need that.
KCH
12:50
Which SS do you like more for the future? Russell or Tim Anderson and why?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Russell. He's the better player right now and younger.
Matt
12:50
I'm thinking about freezing myself until pitchers and catchers report. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
I don't think we have the technology yet. You'll just be a frozen dead guy after a couple of hours
Corb
12:50
As a Red Sox fan, I'd feel very very torn with a Red Sox-Cubs WS matchup. I have to root for my Sox, but I don't want them to be the monsters that crush Cub dreams.
Drew
12:50
Thinking about making my own projections at some point after I learn a couple of skills and if I have as much interest as I do now. Keeping it simple, using a weighted three seasons system. What kind of weights do you recommend? I've seen all three years as 33% each, others 22, 33, 44% each, and 15, 35, 50. Each has strengths and weaknesses. Leaning towards middle one.
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Depends exactly how use the stats. Principal component analysis that shit out.
CamdenWarehouse
12:51
Does Weiters return to Baltimore next year? If not, who catches? Joseph pretty much took himself out of the running.
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I think in the end he does.
Grant
12:51
hey Dan, would really love to hear more blatant ESPN name drops and more about your 5 bedroom house. hmu
Dan Szymborski
12:52
? They're my source of income and who I write for so it's hard for me not to mention them.
And it's an Ohio 5 bedroom house, it's not like I'm in Manhattan.
Matt
12:52
Are year long retirement tours here to stay, or was it just that a handful of notable people went out around the same time?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Here to stay
Conor
12:52
Hey Dan- I'm currently working on an undergrad thesis trying to test the effect of the qualifying offer system on player salaries and/or contract lengths. Any ideas of work that's been done on this before? Academic stuff is preferable but blogs are ok too. Doesn't have to be baseball specific.
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I'm not aware of any work on the subject.
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