Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 10/3/16
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mike sixel
1:04
Do we generally love sports as much now, as when we were 16? I don't know that is just about your job....
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Overall yes
Jedidiah
1:05
Odds that Devin Mesoraco can get 500 ABs in a season again?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
20-1
I just pulled that out of my butt. The odds are not short
Jake
1:05
Do you have any issues with how the White Sox have gone about their managerial change? Seems like they were being pretty passive aggressive about the whole thing and it doesn't feel like Robin actually had a choice. Is there any reason to believe this Front office can assume a competent rebuild or retooling ?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
I think Renteria will do a better job, but the front office is really missing that "vision thing" about where they are now
Jo-Jo Reyes
1:05
Why trade a 27 year old legitimate top bat for a legitimate top prospect bat that could one day maybe but probably won't reach the level of the 27 year old legitimate top bat? I really don't get all this trade Freeman talk. He's signed through 2021, even if the Braves aren't contenders until 2019, they'll still have him in his prime for three more years.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Let's say they're contenders in 2019. OK, they have Freeman then
But they're not getting that value from him in 2017 or 2018 (or in 2016)
1:08
6 WAR from him is essentially wasted if they're a 65-win team. It's like buying a Ferrari to store beer in for two years because it'll still be a cool car in 3 years.
Matt
1:08
Real talk - Manny Machado is a Yankee in free agency.
Dan Szymborski
1:08
DO NOT HEAR YOU
GRF
1:08
Whole chat and no Indians questions. Injuries in the rotation too much for them to overcome?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
I know that people have been riding Hoynes for being negative, but it *is* a significant concern.
JT
1:09
Dan did you ever play Ultima Underworld 2? Its an old PC RPG from like 1992. Not saying tis the best game ever but its pretty fun/challenging and the world is surprisingly huge and interactive considering it was DOS based
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I didn't actually, just the main series
bananastand
1:09
Say you were the dodgers and you thought that the giants are better than the cardinals. Would you rather have won yesterday so there would be a weaker playoff pool or would you rather lose because the giants would be a better bet to beat the cubs?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I don't think it's enough either way to move the needle.
bananastand
1:09
Let's say Puig plays a great playoffs. Is he more or less likely to be traded?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
No change.
TKDC
1:10
Can this whole "tanking" nonsense be put to bed? The Braves had clear incentive to lose their last game, but put out their best lineup and did everything they could to win. Many fans were actually upset.
The Decedent Moose
1:10
I watched Son of Zorn for the first time last night. I loved it. Are you tuning in?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
Haven't watched it yet.
The commercials for it were terrible, but it's an interesting concept. The Arrested Development commercials were absolutely horrific and didn't even hint at how good the show was.
Member berries
1:11
Does Rob Zastryny have an MLB future?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Zastryzny should stick around as a fifth starter type at least, I think.
Billy Beane
1:11
Ryon Healy is an above average starting 3B in 2017: True or False.
Dan Szymborski
1:11
I think somewhere around average. he won't hit this well after all
Matt
1:11
I feel like youth involvement in football is shrinking due to parental concerns about safety. How long before this trickles up to the NFL and it folds?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
It would be a loooong time
Sonny
1:14
Weiss leaving in Colorado as they're starting to get 'team to watch in 2017' buzz is odd right?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Not really. I don't think they're team to watch in 2017.
And there was reported dissension in the org
Sonny
1:14
here is your reminder that the Angelos have as much $$$ as anyone else and if Machado leaves don't buy their poverty excuses. Same goes for Harper in DC
Dan Szymborski
1:14
I'm a realist.
CamdenWarehouse
1:15
Do you know any good RPGs for ipad?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Don't do ios
Leif Erikson
1:15
Is Galileo's favorite song Bohemian Rhapsody? Is his/her full name Galileo Figaro Magnifico?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Galileo will usually hang out if I'm playing classical music
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