Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 11/7/16
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Xolo
12:49
Stick a fork in Tyson Ross?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
He's certainly quite risky now.
Xolo
12:49
Thoughts on Bud Black to the Rockies?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
He'll be fine. Field management isn't Colorado's issue.
CamdenWarehouse
12:49
Do you think we'll be talking about Qualifying Offers next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Yes
Joe
12:50
Sale to the Nats for Turner, Giolito and Robles? Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Nats
12:51
Sale at 3/38 is extremely valuable. But it's not unlimited value and losing 25% of your K rate in a year *is* at least a ligh yellow flag.
Devil Ray J. Johnson Jr.
12:52
White Sox have to replace Avisail Garcia with Jorge Soler, right? This must happen.
Dan Szymborski
12:52
In the end, I can't see it making enough of a difference even if it did happen
Q-Ball
12:52
Sale for Yoan Moncada. Who hangs up?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Straight up? White Sox.
Andrew
12:52
"Reality is the MLBPA is at its weakest point in nearly 40 years." Why?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
The leadership of Miller/Fehr was a key drive of MLB gains.
When was the last time the MLBPA stood firm at a point?
The owners very successfully have used hot-button issues as a cudgel to weaken and separate the union.
12:55
For example, it's good for MLB to address issues of domestic violence, but Marvin Miller would have *never* let the MLBPA agree to a penalty of "whatever the %^@# the commissioner says arbitrarily."
Q-Ball
12:55
What is Colorado's issue?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Ownershop/front office.
Not doing anything at the trade deadline was malpractice.
Pessimistic White Sox Fan
12:55
When does baseball get rid of September roster expansion. Ever?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
They might tinker, but I don't see it going away.
Owen
12:55
Do the Red Sox stick with Sandoval/Shaw/Holt at 3B and hope Moncada comes along midyear in case those guys fail? What *should* they do?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I thin kthat's what they do and given the chances of Moncada, it may very well be the optimal
John S
12:56
why are the yankees holding onto Tanaka when he's just going to opt out? seems like they should cash him in.
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Cashman would only have been allowed to go so far in a rebuild. I'm shocked they let him go as far as they did.
The Decadent Moose
12:57
Could the Cardinals be close to a Sale trade with Luke Weaver, Grichuk, Matt Adams and some kids in MiLB?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
I don't think the Cards can get Sale without including Reyes.
I actually think in the end, Sale doesn't get traded.
12:59
Because I have little faith in the White Sox relenting and trading Sale for the packages at which they'll be offered for Sale.
romorr
12:59
Pearce done enough to finally get a multi year deal? I really want the Orioles to nab him on a two year deal to DH. Or do you think the Orioles do a Mancini/Alvarez for DH next year.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I'd love to have Pearce on a two year deal.
VG
12:59
Sale has spoken about dialing back his pursuit of Ks. Does that affect your view of him? Also, what do you think of the notion that the White Sox would be lucky if a tear down produced a cost-controlled core as good as Sale/Q/Eaton/Rodon/Abreu, and therefore, they should try to fix the holes instead?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I know that, but whatever the motivation, it's still a risk.
1:00
And his hard-hit percentage went way up from his career.
Q-Ball
1:01
Tanaka has negative trade value though, doesn't he? Because if he blows out his arm or fails this year, you are on the hook for 3 years, $67 mil. more. That's huge risk.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
If he were a free agent, I think he does better than 3/67.
Darrin
1:01
Carlos Martinez and a prospect for Ender Inciarte?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
That's too rich if I'm the Cardinals
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