Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/19/16
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Matt
12:26
Dan, can you explain with a little greater detail exactly how greetings work?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
It's something a Priest does in Hearthstone on turn 2.
Caldwell
12:26
A woman in the MLB is never going to happen, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
I think it will happen eventually.
A knuckleballer seems most likely.
12:27
I'd love to see it happen, but there are very real physical differences that make it an uphill climb.
Joshua
12:28
Who won the Davis/Soler trade?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
It was reasonable for both sides.
JT
12:28
What happens between the "agree to sign" and "actually signs" period. Can agents shop the agreed upon offer, can teams get cold feet and back out? Is this a gentlemens agreement or is there any real language that governs this period?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
There's usually a gentlemen's agreement at that point.
12:29
Teams and agents have long-term relationships, so you usually only see the applecart tilt in a fe situations
Based God
12:29
Dan, would you eat stuffing mixed with gravy and blended to a smooth sticky pulp?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
No.
I don't even like my food touching on Thanksgiving.
If I won't eat stuffing with gravy on top of it, I'm certainly not going to eat it in a blended shake.
Marc
12:29
With Pablo slimmed down, whos the fattest MLB batter? Fat Matt Adams?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
HODOR
Richard
12:30
Would the braves be better served to use Mallex Smith as 4th outfielder or let him get regular playing time at AAA?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
They'd best be served dumping one of their mediocre outfielders and seeing what they have in Mallex.
12:31
Short of that, I'd rather have him on the AAA injury shuttle and playing fulltime
BootyO's
12:32
What do you think of Joe Biagini? Can he actually be a good reliever?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
He was good already.
I don't see him getting to an elite level though.
Bret
12:32
How will the Mets end up sorting out their OF situation? Is it enough to just dump Bruce eventually? Or do they need a real CF?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I think they expected a better market for Bruce, though god knows why.
I think they're *really* going to play Granderson in center. In 2017.
Bork
12:33
Rasmus won't be a 4th OF. He's perfect for a cheap 1 yr bounceback contract, no?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
After that year, I can't see him getting a full-time job just handed to him
Bob
12:33
Any advice on how to strengthen pitch identification skills? Got an MLB job that requires great precision, so I want to be as sharp as possible
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Experience?
Bort
12:34
why does this chat never really work on Chrome?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Beats me.
Maybe it's Mealworms
12:34
Dan, can you dunk?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
If I have a ladder.
Gopherballs
12:34
What is the darkest ZiPS timeline?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
There's a non-zero chance that a Super Nintendo Schwarber dinger causes a vacuum metastability event.
12:36
Dammit guys, even doing a third of the questions, I'm only up to 12:04.
Argon
12:36
Do you like basketball?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Yes
Greenigo
12:36
Is Dalton Pompey done for?
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