Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/21/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:42
Hamels had considerable surplus value, but that money still counts.
Jim Lonborg
12:42
What are you expecting the Red Sox to do this winter? Am I wrong to think it might be a lot less than what a lot of people seem to be expecting--something like signing a power guy to a short-term contract and picking up some relievers?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
That's about what I expect.
12:43
Because since the market sucks, everybody's doing less than what some people seem to expect.
GSon
12:43
Brandon Phillips and Mike Lorenzen to the Dodgers for Yasiel Puig.. who says no to the deal?.
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Dodgers. They may not be happy with Puig's performance, but there's nothing really interesting to them.
Ross Not The Boss
12:44
How can we Orioles fans make Adam Jones see reason? He needs to shift to RF soon (like now) and let the Orioles bring in a more capable CF (I.e. Jay, Gomez)
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Not sure I'd include Jay as an example. I don't think it's happening.
v2micca
12:44
I don't see the Red Sox ever trading Moncada. Not only is he a top prospect, but Dombrowski seems like the kind of guy to fall prey to the sunk cost fallacy, and they payed around $62 million to acquire Moncada.
Dan Szymborski
12:45
In this case, it wasn't his cost so I doubt he'd be concerned that much about that personally.
I think they hang onto Moncada simply because it looks like he panned out.
A cat
12:46
What would a Cabrera to BOS trade look like, if the Sox used Sandoval's remains $58mm as salary ballast?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I'm not sure Tigers are at the point that they do a Cabrera trade that another team could justify
Minty
12:47
Since he's no longer on a team, is/was ZiPS a fan of Jon Singleton?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
It never really liked him more than a high 90s/low 100s OPS+ guy
jon
12:47
The Yankees are talking about adding Jason Hammel. Given his propensity for long-balls and the short porch, is this an obviously bad match?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Wouldn't be my pick.
Glasnow Half Full
12:47
What is the most likely reason the Cubs don't win the NL Central in '17?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Chance. Lots of things can go wrong easily.
Sean
12:48
Do players bring back bigger returns in the off-season or at the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Depends.
Lord
12:48
Vlad, HoF or not (in your opinion)?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Yes
But the BBWAA vote is ridiculously poor, so who the hell knows
Lord
12:49
Vlad Guerrero: 54 career fWAR
Kiki Cuyler: 53 career fWAR

I have no idea who Kiki Cuyler was until I looked that up
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Cuyler was a very significant player!
Ross Not The Boss
12:49
Would adding Ian Desmond on a five year pact be wisest free agent investment Orioles could make this offseason? Could play role in OF in 2017 then transition to 3B once Hardy leaves as FA. Would provide a leadoff presence and menace on the basepaths.
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Not sure if wisest. I'd be uneasy at 5 years
RABBINICAL COLLEGE GUY
12:49
Your guess to where Fowler ends up?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I think he ends up back in Chicago
Jay
12:49
Listen, I think we can all agree that Bryant was and is great, but Markakis not receiving one vote? Blasphemy!
Dan
12:49
Regarding Hernandez at 2nd for the Dodgers, do you see him as a full time player or in some sort of platoon? I didn't see a lot to be excited for from him this past year
Dan Szymborski
12:50
He showed a lot before 2016
EC
12:50
If you squint could you see Scherzer in the HOF?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
In a world in which actually deserving to be in the HOF was a significant factor in induction, sure.
12:51
But we're in this dumb world in which Mussina/Schilling, easy first-balloters, aren't going to get in by the BBWAA vote.
12:52
There are simply too many voters that aren't really analysis people or expert baseball history people.
12:53
Award votes *tend* to be somewhat better as many of the local chairpersons will pick the members that are inclined to do a good job.
Though that's hardly perfect.
The vote still needs serious reforms, even if they end up with me being less likely to vote than I currently am
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