Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/14/15
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Dan Szymborski
1:05
It's only useful for baseball. It's not like it's a software platform
mtsw
1:05
Has any player taken issue with your projections of him, then angrily demanded you send him the .xls files so he can check your formulas?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Players generally know it's counter-productive to do this kind of thing.
Prince Nuada
1:06
Given that Mark Appel was something of a throw-in to the Giles trade, would Houston have been better off trading Appel, AJ Reed, Fancis Martes and Marwin Gonzalez to the Indians for Carrasco?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
If that had been actually unavailable.
Derek
1:06
You like gym shorts, but when was the last time you went to the gym?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
It was before Thanksgiving
greg
1:06
how much mlb network programming (not counting games) do you watch?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Quite a lot. My office has three large televisions on the wall and there's always baseball-related stuff on at least one of them
The Dude
1:07
Over/Under Stanton plays 100 games in 2016?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Over
The Cincinnati Kid
1:07
Are you able to run ZIPs 2017 projections? Not being a smartass, I'm just curious if the system can spit that out without having the 2016 data but aging the player by 1 year
Dan Szymborski
1:07
I have everybody's rest-of-career projections, which include 2017. I only release those when something interests me.
The Dude
1:07
Did you cause the first or second Boer War?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Both. The Second Boer War was the result of me trying to fix the previous war I caused. I stopped trying to fix the timeline after that
Which is why I would not kill baby Hitler. Baby Hitler may have been responsible for stopping Baby Super Hitler and I odn't wnat to make stuff worse
zips
1:09
say fangraphs had a meetup in cuba. would you go? (expenses paid by carson)
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Sure
OK, we're after one o clock
Let's do the Lightning Round.
1:10
The rules for the Lightning Round are simple: I must answer any question, so long as it is off-topic, with the exception of a few categories (very personal things, work related stuff)
and GO.
Eric
1:10
Are you excited for the FF7 remake?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
No, as I think they're action-RPGing it up.
mtsw
1:10
How do you feel about Woodrow Wilson's recent tumble in evaluations of his Presidency? Traditionally, he ranked as a borderline top-10 President but now, people have become uncomfortable with his extreme racism. But it's not like people are only now discovering that he was a racist (or that racism is wrong). What gives?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I'm not sure why he's back in the news. He always was a giant racist.
mtsw
1:10
A panhandler claiming to be a homeless veteran asked me for change the other day. I didn't have any cash so said "sorry, nothing on me" and he shouted after me "god bless! Vote Trump!" Do you think the "vote Trump!" was sarcastic or not? I honestly can't tell.
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I'd have to hear the panhandler's tone of voice
Mark
1:10
Pick your favourite 3 new LoE Hearthstone cards.
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Reno Jackson, Dark Peddler, Museum Curator
Sean
1:11
Be honest. The advantage to your working-at-home lifestyle is that you can play video games whenever you want.
Dan Szymborski
1:11
More on this in a month.
Enlightening Round
1:11
Do you think the hackers "anonymous" can really do some damage to Isis? I'm just hopeful...
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Probably not, but annoying them is worthwhile
The Cincinnati Kid
1:11
Is Jar Jar Binks a Sith Lord or not?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
He is not. At best a Sith tool. I do not believe he has the discipline to be a Sith Lord.
Dan
1:12
Do you play video games and if so, what are you currently playing?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Yes. Embarrassingly enough, the game I was playng over the weekend was World of Warcraft
Guest
1:12
Lando or Chewbacca?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Lando
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