Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/28/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:11
Still kinda is
Minty
1:12
What about Beni's profile makes him slightly easier to be a centerpiece? Just curious
Dan Szymborski
1:12
I don't mean easier than other player, just as an example of *one* of their big names.
Bork
1:12
What will the 30 for 30 on the Angels misuse of Trout be called?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Angels in the Outhouse
fan
1:13
You say the Angels are an "awful" team but the depth charts page projects them at 85 wins. And we don't even have a 2B yet. Why you hating?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
That's with 9 wins from Trout and assuming a lot of health.
1:14
I don't mean awful in the "62-100" sense
But they're likely a 73-74 win team without Trout and the team literally has *no* upside anywhere. The farm system looks like Carthage post-Punic wars and they're old.
pathard
1:14
Dan, are you still devising defensive ratings for DMB that used to be included in your ZIPs forecasts? If not, are the newer defense numbers roughly convertible to the old DMB ratings?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
DMB ratings don't have a lot of granuloarity
Matt
1:15
You just said you think they'd get some serious bids on Gardner. I used to be in that boat, but over the past season (and last offseason), I feel the value on the market is relatively close to Gardner, and players could be signed without giving something up.
Dan Szymborski
1:15
The FA market is *really* awful
John
1:15
Could the Royals get creative and trade for someone like Conforto?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
They would likely need to move a win-now piece, which doesn't work. KC more interesting if they cash it in.
Rob
1:16
Benintendi, Kopech, Devers for Sale? Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
I think that's a bit more realistic a return, so White Sox.
Matt
1:16
Looks like the Rockies might stumble into contention despite their best efforts over the last 5 years. What is the next "logical move" for them?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
Monforts stay out of baseball affairs and the front office has a clean sweep.
Spencer
1:16
What 10 guys would get your HOF vote?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Can't say. I'd be a late voter and look at ballots and prioritize players around 75% and players around 5%
CamdenWarehouse
1:17
Lots of people (pros and us) are talking about a Panda trade. Would any team actually want him if they had to pay any chunk of his salary and/or give up prospects?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
The Red Sox need to eat a ton to get *anything*
Ryan
1:17
What's the highest WAR ZIPS has ever projected?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Trout one of these years
CamdenWarehouse
1:17
People have been widened?
rustydude
1:17
I thought excess food intake is what contributes to the widening of people?
Uther
1:17
Concerning the Hearthstone expansion, what approach would you recommend for using gold to buy packs? I have over 5000 gold available.
Dan Szymborski
1:17
There's not really an approach - the only way to exchange gold for packs is to exchange gold for packs
Jim Lonborg
1:18
Did you read Cameron's piece about making the 26th player be a position player, and do you think that's plausible?
Dan Szymborski
1:18
I haven't actually and I think I better now. I'd love 26th player if it wasn't another damn reliever.
CamdenWarehouse
1:18
How can Wagner be a no, but Hoffman a not sure? Wagner was better in all things except Save totals?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
20% more IP isn't nothing.
Andrew
1:19
What's the logic behind voting for Bonds but not Clemens (or vice versa) for HOF?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
No good logic.
kevinthecomic
1:19
ZiPS says all kinds of things when your back is turned, Dan!
Matt
1:19
On D-Day, General Patton led a false invasion on a different shore using inflatable tanks and infintry. What are the chances that a team could employ a similar strategy in trading inflatable figures of their best prospects for Chris Sale?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
Heh
CamdenWarehouse
1:19
Do the Braves have a Trout package available if he were on the market? Obviously Markakis would be the centerpiece, but do they have enough?
Dan Szymborski
1:20
They'd have to be willing to move Kemp of course!
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