Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/21/15
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Dan Szymborski
12:30
I mean yeah, if the season started today, they would
But I don't think that lasts too long
Glasnow in particular I think knocks one of them out fairly quickly
Dummy Hoy
12:30
What can you tell us about Colin Rea? Is he any good? Kinda came out of nowhere, eh?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Not a lot of upset. Big dude who nobody followed because he threw like 85. Was hitting low 90s. Splitter change thing which I'd probably call forkball-y if anyone still used the term
Thinking he's most likely an inning/mid-rotation guy than someone with big upside
The Dude
12:32
A weasel hath not such a deal of spleen as Carson Cistulli is toss’d with. (Shakespeare insults really are fantastic).
Dummy Hoy
12:33
Can Brandon Drury be a league average starting 2b or 3b? Do you like his bat?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
He can be. But I suspect he'll tend into the slightly below-average range. Probalby a lowish OBP with some pop. Mark Lewis-y?
#1 Szymborski fan (also only)
12:34
WHERE ARE YOU DAN IT'S 12:01
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Sorry, I was grabbing a drink
I was interviewing someone for a non-baseball article and lost track of time
Z
12:34
Who pays what to sign Chris Davis?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
A baseball team pays United States dollars.
Dummy Hoy
12:35
Mr. Farnsworth gave Socrates Brito a 55 grade. Are you as big a believer in the bat or does he look like a 4th OF to you?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
I'm not a huge believer. Triples peak at like 21.
I think he'll be OK, but I'm more in the role player camp
Grant
12:35
Does Mccutchen walk after 2018? He already took a team friendly deal and doesn't owe the Pirates anything. Really can't see them trading Cutch either.
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Three years is a long time.
Tom
12:36
What are the pirates doing this off-season? They usually make smart moves but in what universe is signing sean Rodriguez for 2.5 million and ryan vogelsong for 2 million a smart use of limited resources?!
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Not that enthralled
Bork
12:36
Is Billy Beane reaching his GM expiry date? I have no idea what the A's are thinking.
Dan Szymborski
12:36
I've been very critical of some of the A's moves. They lack imagination. Did like Alvarez signing.
Russell Branyan
12:36
Would you rather have Joey Gallo's upside or Greg Bird's high floor if you had to choose one?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Depends on the team. There's no one correct answer for floor/ceiling
Teams like the Yankees and Tigers ought to be interested in the floor right now, teams like the Reds and Phillies, the ceiling
John Coppolella
12:37
How is the Braves' rebuild going? What would you do next if you were me?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Trade Freeman. There's no value in winning 70 games over 67
12:38
People go ITLL KILL THE ATTENDANCE. But there's not really much evidence in that - I haven't found any attendance benefit when looking at the issue.
RotoLando
12:38
During a Back to the Future marathon, what percentage of the time are you looking at your computer/phone/anything other than the screen?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Well, I sleep 8 hours a day
Aaron Schwartz
12:38
Your site is making my fan run overtime lately. What gives?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
If you let XTC work your senses overtime, surely you won't begrudge ESPN working your computer fan.
Or are you referring to FG? You have to talk to Davids about FG questions.
Kylo Ren
12:39
The Royals are gonna be bad in 2016, right? Lost Zobs, Cueto, probably Gordon.
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Dave Eiland is a warlock.
12:40
They work together.
The Dude
12:40
Excerpt from In Bloomquist: He's the one who likes to play baseball
And he likes to swing at balls
And he likes to bunt them foul
But he knows not how to play
Knows not how to play baseball.
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