Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/28/16
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Sam
1:03
As a Reds fan I'm so mad about that Mariners-Diamondbacks trade. Who is going to trade for Zack Cozart now!?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
I'm still amazed that the player the Reds got for Alfredo Simon still has a better career ZiPS projection than any player they got for Aroldis Chapman or Todd Frazier
ohioastrosfan
1:03
If Detroit sells, Verlander to Houston? Can take on full salary, has the prospects. Would a package without Bregman do it? Martes, K Tucker +?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
I think they can do it without Bregman, though it would have to be a deep package.
Doug
1:04
If no deal by Thursday are the winter meetings off?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Let's gto one step at a time
mtsw
1:04
Should the Orioles quit while they're ahead on Dylan Bundy? Given the SP market, they could probably get a good return for him and then not have to worry about his shoulder/elbow exploding ever again.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Only if they're rebuilding and I've seen no indication they are. If they aren't, they *need* Bundy to work out because nothing they can probably obtain is likely to.
TJ
1:05
How common do you think the big FA will get opt-outs this year?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Not very, it's not a very good market.
Erik
1:05
The lockout rumblings seem to be picking up. Is that just standard procedure when negotiations are going on and writers have nothing to talk about? Or is there reason to worry that negotiations aren't going as smoothly as we thought?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
A little more worrisome than usual as there's a serious issue on which players and owners are far apart.
Ned Yost
1:05
Formulate an Abreu trade framework: 2 50-100 level prospects and a third 125-175 level guy seem right?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Slightly rich for my blood, slightly poor for Chicago's.
Lure of the Animal
1:06
Could you see the Phillies being in the Cespedes mix?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Not really
Dave
1:06
Im a little bit behind on the lockout talks due to school....any way I can get a quick synopsis on what is going on??
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Players don't want international draft, owners do.
CamdenWarehouse
1:06
What do the players get in return for the international draft?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
In the end, I think not much.
The MLBPA is very weawk.
The MLBPA's solid ground is solely due to the Miller/Fehr years.
1:07
MLBPA needed to address domestic abuse issues, but there's no way in a million years that Miller would have agreed to a punishment menu that was "whatever the hell the commissioner feels like"
And the owners successfully split and got the MLBPA to fold repeatedly over drug testing.
1:08
(I doubt the owners really care about the drug testing outside of being one of their best clubs to smash the MLBPA for a generation)
JT
1:08
MLB really needs to set replay rules that are less vague. I watched 2 NFL games Thursday, hooooly shit. Replay everything, then challenge the replays, did the football bounce 1 micrometer off of the receivers elbow upon contact? Not a catch! How can people say baseball is slow and tedious?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
I hate the MLB replay rules.
Screw challenges. Just have a third-party in the booth with the authority to review any play.
None of this dog-and-pony show.
mtsw
1:09
Will Dexter Fowler's shenanigans last season where he agreed in principle with the Orioles then backed out and reported to Cubs camp without notifying them hurt him at all in free agency? Or do other clubs essentially understand that clowning the Orioles front office is uniquely doable in a way that's unlikely to be repeated?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I doubt it's a repeatable thing.
OK, last questions guys, I have a full afternoon scheduled.
Anything weird or off-topic, we're forgoing the Lightning Round, so just blurt it out.
dude
1:09
On a scale of 1-10 how scared should I be of a lockout?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
6
Erik
1:10
You're vaguely some sort of common internet libertarian as far as I can remember, right? Does that apply to your view of the CBA as well? Are you generally more pro-capital and anti-labor there as well? Seems like nearly all writers I see are fully pro-player, so that would be interesting if true.
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I really hate the politics Qs. I'm very tolerant of political views that aren't mine and getting into political debates online is something I generally stay away from
With the exception being the BTF OTP thread, but truth be told, that's mostly because there are a couple people there I simply personally dislike.
1:11
I am a supporter of free parties cooperating with each other. I'll leave it at that.
Alex
1:11
Is it weird that that Trout 20 zWAR doesn't sound completely insane?
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