Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/7/16
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CamdenWarehouse
12:32
Are there any big names that you expect to be traded?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I think Braun goes.
romorr
12:32
I have a hard time seeing Peter spend 300 million on Manny. I also know Oriole fans might riot if hes traded. So how do you see this playing out in the next few year.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Sadly, I expect the O's to play out the string and just get a sandwich pick after a QO.
Debbie
12:32
Do you think teams could buy low on DeGrom? What would it cost?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
No.
Keith
12:33
Well how would you handle things if you were Coppy? Continue to sell off our remaining core players? Does the the New Park factor at all? Improving is good right? Around 500 in 17' and then playoffs in 18'
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Playoffs in '18 still strikes me as optimistic, as does 500 next year.
If they wanted to build a team to go along with the new park, they should've started rebuilding earlier.
O's Nos
12:33
Does Baltimore acquire a decent pitcher this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
No
romorr
12:33
Joseph/Pena until midseason when Chance gets a shot, or sign a Castro/Hundley and let Sisco play out the year at AAA?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I see a stopgap signing as more likely
Andrew
12:33
Primary candidate to challenge the Mets for Cespedes?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Orioles were aggressive last year, I see no reason they change their mind.
Just a note, I'm not doing politics questions in Lightning Round. Internet Politics Talk is terrible.
John S
12:34
Which team has the bleakest 5 year outlook?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Royals. They'll be OK in 2017, but most of the team is a FA after that.
Tony
12:35
O/U on Cubs championships between 2016-2026: 2.5
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Under.
Stats
12:35
Are baseball careers mostly unit root (i.e. big changes tend to be permanent) for younger players and mean-regressing for older?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Depends. You do sometimes see shifts, but older players don't generally fundamentally change who they are.
Paul Molitor Cocktail
12:35
Is Sano better in 2017? Does he stand around 3B until Mauer's contract mercifully expires?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Yes, I would hope not.
CamdenWarehouse
12:35
Can the Orioles improve their OF defense?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Galvanized trashcans in the corners would improve their OF defense.
Keith
12:36
Reported that Phils just extended QO to Hellickson. Good move?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Perfeclty decent. You can overpay on a one-year deal.
mike sixel
12:36
Dozier return Urias or De Leon, and due to pitcher uncertainty, would the Twins want more?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Yes and they wouldn't.
JT
12:37
The white sox are possibly the most frustrating team of the past five years. I say that because they have had a young cost controlled core of sale, Abreu, Quintana and eaton yet refuse to spend money on average/replacement level players to fill out the roster. Theyre doing it backwards!
Dan Szymborski
12:37
They've had chances to be good, but I think the moment is lost.
I actually thought they'd be able to cobble together a decent year in 2016.
But without aggressive spending, I think they can't now.
Tom
12:39
What's your choice for the best baseball game during your lifetime? How about the best one you've seen in person?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
In person, final game at Memorial just because. Game I most remember is 1986 WS Game 6.
Game 5 wasn't as tense through most of the game.
Eric
12:40
O's offer a low level prospect or two for Markakis?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
No.
A Tribe Called Kipnis
12:42
What is Cleveland's biggest offseason priority?
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