Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/28/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:35
And see what happens.
Bork
12:35
Dan 'The late man' Szymborski
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Digital Dandy has a better ring.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:36
What kind of return could the yankees get for Garnder? From the cubs for example?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
They would get some serious bids for Gardner at 2/23 with an option, I think.
But despite being linked, I just don't see him as a fit for the Cubs.
Erik
12:37
So ZiPS has Victor Caratini projected better than Miguel Montero. There was already some thought that Montero may be surplus to requirements with Schwarber and Contreras. Do you think Caratini forces his way into consideration as well? And do you think Montero is still a Cub come September?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I don't think that they're in any rush for Caratini - Montero's a fine complementary player who is hard to move and Caratini could use some refinement time.
He's worked very hard on his defense, but he should get serious time in AAA
CamdenWarehouse
12:39
The Orioles' new pitching coach led the league with MLB pitchers who had TJS during his tenure in Atlanta, at more than twice the average rate. Should O's fans be worried about this?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I'm not sure if this is necessarily predictive.
12:41
I'm way more worried at the Duquette's insistence about being the Footloose John Lithgow of cutters.
Matt
12:41
Dan - you're late. I expect to get a prorated refund for the chat time I wasn't provided.
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Your check for 11/12 * $0.00 is in the mail.
Bork
12:42
Fun Fact: Dr. Seuss was a terrible person who cheated on his wife. This led to his wife killing herself. He then married the mistress.
Dan Szymborski
12:42
That's not really *fun*
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:42
What is the case VS Posada being a HOFer?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Not a long enough career, unimpressive defense.
12:45
And without some big Magic Number Milestone, his WAR case tends to be fairly weak - everyone below him in bWAR, I believe, is thought of as a poor selection or is Roy Campanella
(Campanella lost a good 4-5 seasons due to color barrier)
12:46
Probably didn't l ose so much WAR from the accident since he was bout done
CamdenWarehouse
12:46
Is Rouge One worth a trip to the theater? Haven't been since The Force Awakens.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Don't know! I haven't been either.
Um
12:46
Could the Blue Jays acquire Pearce, Fowler, Blevins, Benoit, and Saunders?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
They could, it shouldn't be crazy.
Jordan
12:46
Do you think someone will step up and offer EE 5 years?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Yeah, and will regret it in 3 or so.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:46
Do you think given the Off-season to prepare (and assuming he would be healthy) That Bonds could be a league average hitter next season over 300AB?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
That's a bit of a stretch now given the time and his age.
Erik
12:46
How do trade rumors usually start? Random musings by fans or someone involved in the early stages of a deal links something for their own nefarious purposes?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Lots of ways.
12:47
There's the purposeful leak.
And the accidental leak.
Ian
12:47
Shouldn't the Braves take advantage of having a protected 1st rounder and go hard after Justin Turner for 3rd base?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Why not save money for the great post-2018 FA market, when the Braves are actually good enough that it matters?
Justin Turner's best years of his next contract are likely to be the next couple.
Why take weaker years when they're competing for the privilege of getting strong ones when they're not?
Yes, the Braves played reasonable ball in the second half
12:49
And looking at second half stats is the source of a lot of horribly wrong predictions.
In the morning
12:49
My favorite baseball player supports Donald Trump. Is it reasonable that this affects my attitude toward him?
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