Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/7/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:13
There's a ZiPS Q&A around. I talk about stuff a lot, but I hate writing dry things.
Josh
12:13
Brett Anderson make sense for the Bucs?
Dan Szymborski
12:13
If a pillow deal.
DN
12:13
Any idea when the contract crowdsourcing data will be published?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
I'm not involved in day-to-day!
A. Reitz
12:14
RE: Jason Hammel option...I think I read that you can't trade a player until AFTER june if they accept/take the QO. Or maybe that's just team options...
Dan Szymborski
12:16
The no-trade clause applies to players signed under baseball's FA rules in Article XX after the quiet period.
12:18
So Hammel would not have one.
Kiermaier's Piercing Blue Eyes
12:18
Speaking of screwballs, is there a bonus to throwing a pitch that hitters rarely see? I guess it would explain the eephus.
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Possibly.
Joe
12:19
So ZiPS seemed fairly optimistic about the Pirates for next year. What direction should they take to address the rotation? Continue dumpster diving for hidden gems or should they make a play for a cost-controlled #2-3 type guy via trade?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
They hvae a good record for dumpster diving.
James
12:19
Braves sign Castro, Hammell, and Peavy.. How much better would they be?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
They'd be the favorite over the Phillies for fourth place.
Erik
12:19
How many more world series would it be reasonable to project this core or Cubs to reach? Is anything higher than 1 crazy?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
They probably don't go into any season with more than 20% chacne.
romorr
12:20
I think the Orioles need to get the Manny contract situation figured out ASAP. I know it sounds absurd, but trading him this off season, along with Britton, Tillman, Jones, Hardy, could really jump start the rebuild. Basically my question is, is a Manny extension in the cards anymore for the Orioles? And if not, what do you do for 2017 and beyond?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
I'm worried it isn't. I'd be inclined to trade him this year if the Orioles are not competitive.
Guest
12:20
Does anyone know what the Braves are planning to do this offseason? For that matter, do the Braves know what they're going to do this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
They're in a very dangerous period - there's a risk they decide the rebuilding is farther along than it actually is.
I don't think they know yet.
Toki
12:21
What do you think the Cubs do in CF? Trade for one of Blackmon, Inciarte, or Eaton resign Fowler or internal option?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
They'll look at the options, but they were fine with Heyward in centerfield before Fowler fell back into their lap.
Gopherballs
12:21
Don't vote Bork. He wants to make games longer and ban mustard at the ballpark condiments bar. Vote Gopherballs. He wants to shorten games and require at least two kinds of mustard at every park.
DodgerTown
12:21
Urias and AGon to the Braves for Freeman, Folty, Newcomb, and Allard?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
I don't think either team does it.
Zonk
12:22
Local Chicago writer reports that the White Sox are listening on "everybody". This would indicate a rebuilding direction. Would you agree with this course for the White Sox?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
At htis point, yes.
Erhan
12:22
What do you see the Mets' offseason looking like?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
Desperate attempt to sign Cespedes and then confused water-trading if they can't
Logan
12:22
How about my Dodgers get younger at 1st base, trade AGon, Bellinger, and DeLeon to Atlanta for Freeman and couple prospects?
Dan Szymborski
12:23
Probably more realistic. I dont' think the Dodgers part with Urias easily
Andrew
12:23
Matz for McCutchen - who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:23
That's actually fairly interesting.
johnforthegiants
12:23
Am I about to witness the third Chicago sports dynasty (Bulls & Blackhawks) in my lifetime? If you say yes, I promise not to be an assclown.
Dan Szymborski
12:23
Yes
but baseball dynasty terms
Aladdin Sane
12:23
How much is Alex Cobb worth in trade? What would an extension look like? The Cubs have been repeatedly connected to him for over a year despite his impending free agency not fitting their 2018 and beyond rotation hole, so I wonder if they are trying to get him at a discount and lock him up.
Dan Szymborski
12:23
I think the Rays want to see him healthy and then try to trade him.
The Decadent Moose
12:24
Peak batting: Benintendi or Bregman?
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