Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/21/15
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Dan Szymborski
12:40
Appreciate you working on the song.
Nuke Laloosh's left eyelid
12:41
carlos correa's triple slash next year is?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
BA/OBP/SLG
Kylo Ren
12:41
Agree or disagree: Whoever signs Chris Davis is going to severely regret it.
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Agree
RedsManRick
12:41
We've seen the recent rebuild strategies in Houston and Chicago whereby the organization razes the roster, collects value, and builds from where it can create an organizational strength. In Cincinnati and Arizona, it seems we have franchises myopically targeting individual pieces/roles at the cost of good value in trades (or in being able to complete trades at all). Am I perhaps on to something in terms of the dynamic between smart/"less smart" franchises?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Weaker organizations tend to be less flexible.
Look at the REds and Frazier
CANT TRADE FRAZIER NOW WE JUST HAD ALL STAR GAME
12:42
OK WE HAVE TO TRADE FRAZIER RIGHT NOW NOW QUICK GET THE BEST PACKAGE YOU CAN IN THE NEXT 15 MINUTES
MARK
12:42
Im a bit concerned with the White Sox rotation. They go L/L/L with Sale, Quintana, Rodon before the falloff. Shouldn't they be targeting a solid righty for the top of the rotation instead of an OF bat?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
The quality is more important than the rightiness.
The Dude
12:42
Who are the Cy Young winners in 2016?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Don' tknow, it's 2015.
Justin
12:42
Will the Dodgers successfully acquire a player that anyone gives a crap about this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I think so, though it won't appease the part of the writing corps that flipped their lids about the Lo Duca trade
The Dude
12:43
Welcome to the Szymborski Mediocre Hour, where words like "euncertainty" and "ayoung" appear within the first few minutes.
Julio Pepper
12:43
If that Nats offer Harper a 10/400 extension tomorrow does he turn it down?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Tough one. I'm actually not sure
JKD
12:43
I initially liked the Brandon Phillips (not a) trade for the Nats but more digging got me very alarmed - other than a two-year plateau in 2010-11, Phillips' ISO has declined *every year* since his peak of .197 in 2007. It was .100 last year. Wilmer Difo's entire MLB batting line is 2-for-11 with 2 singles and Steamer likes him for a better-than-.100 ISO. And the fact that the sticking point was Phillips wanting an *extension* on 2/$27M makes me feel this was a huge bullet dodged.
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Phillips is worth acquiring at his contract, but not worth giving up significant prospects or making significant financial considerations above and beyond
GSon
12:44
Will the Dodgers eventually make a deal that sticks?.. Perhaps with Cleveland?.. Salazar for four guys not named Seager or Urias?..
Dan Szymborski
12:44
The Dodgers will make a deal for Salazar only to find out that he's starting his own caliphate.
12:45
The Dodgers will make a deal for Carrasco, who two days after signing will become a Carthusian monk.
The Dodgers will acquire Jose Fernandez, who will insist on only throwing left-handed in order to protect his right arm for the future.
NotJustinUpton's Agent
12:46
Where do you think Justin Upton ends up? I mean,where wouldn't an all star outfielder with legitimate power fit?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Yeah, but he's not really a star, and likely to get paid more.
DLowe
12:46
Hey Dan! Do you think Giles will close in Houston? With that team and starting staff, how many saves do you figure he will get?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I expect he ends up being the closer
GSon
12:46
Is being perma-banned from this chat a punishment or an inducement?
Copp
12:46
Hector Olivera + Ender Inciarte + Julio Teheran + Arodys Vizcaino for Kyle Schwarber + Billy McKinney + Carl Edwards Jr. How does this look? Would this package at least make Epstein curious? It fills their need in CF, they get another rotation arm, and they get some bullpen help. From my side, I get an outfielder who fits more in the timeline of the rebuild, and we have a whole wealth of pitching that we can trade away. Inciarte is the "overpay" required for a talent like Schwarber, but I'm okay with flipping him since Mallex Smith is in line to take over CF. What do you think?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
While they'd consider it (there ougth to be zero interest in Olivera though), I don't think they'd odo it in the end
They already filled their need in CF.
John N. Braca III
12:47
Over/under 3.50 ERA for Yordano this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Over but I like him
Gary
12:47
Was Appel the consensus #1 when Houston took him, or where there people thinking they should have taken Bryant then?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
He was prety consensus, IIRC
Meowmix
12:47
If the Cubs were to get someone like Enciarte and move Heyward to RF, what would their defense rank? Top 5?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Yes
Kylo Ren
12:47
Wait a minute, are you saying the Cubs aren't a 97 win team? Or can you clarify?
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