Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/21/15
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RotoLando
12:55
If ZiPS could talk, what accent would you give it? I'd say bad guy from Lethal Weapon 2, or Jinx from SpaceCamp
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Geoffrey Holder
December 21st
12:57
WHat's your favorite Christmas song/carol?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
The Die Hard soundtrack?
or maybe Angels We Have Heard on High or o come, o come, emmanuel
ROBOCOP
12:58
Better match for the White Sox outfield? Gordon, Cespedes, Upton, or other? Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Cespedes. His power will play well in the Cell
HEY THAT RHYMES
The Dude
12:58
It's tragic that when people think of Matt Bush they immediately think of his vehicular assault, but totally ignore that he once beat up a high school lacrosse player with a golf club screaming "I'm Matt f*%king Bush!"
Sandy Kazmir
12:58
Better AA-named leader of men: Alex Anthopolous or Arn Anderson?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Sorry Alex, but nothing beats Arn Anderson
RotoLando
12:59
Can I get excited about Trea Turner? I'm going to get excited about Trea Turner.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
You should follower your heart.
Jeff
12:59
Wouldn't it be rude of rookie like Glasnow to KO a vet like vogelsong? He's not papelbon. Also, he's not coming up until super two deadline
Q-Ball
12:59
The Heyward contract includes a $20 mil signing bonus that is deferred. However, if Heyward opts-out, that signing bonus is paid immediately. Barring major injury, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Heyward does NOT opt out, right? At 3/78, is that still likely to be a good deal for the Cubs?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Yes. I'd rather have Heyward at 3/78
Michael
12:59
What do the Rays do? You can see them getting lucky and that rotation decimating the AL, but they still feel like a 81-81 team.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
That's about how I feel
Zizou
12:59
How many people are in this chat right now?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
At this very moment 303, but in past history, usually a couple K uniques during the entirety of the chat
You get a lot of people who dip their toes in but obviously see OH CRAP, ITS SZYMBORSKI TODAY I FORGET THAT MONDAYS IN FG CHAT SUCK and do something else
Tyler
1:01
Hi Dan, I'm a young writer just starting out on a new website created by a buddy. I just wrote an article about the White Sox, thought of the idea semi because of your ranting on teams not committing to plans. I was wondering if you could give me any feedback/criticism on it?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Email me. I have a busy afternoon, so may not be able to read it today
Darth Garth
1:01
Thoughts on Ian Desmond market? He's got to be kicking himself for turning down the Nats extension offer right?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Yeah, but he'll do better than Jody Reed
Bip Roberts
1:01
Are the Reds going to start Scott Schebler in LF? Can he smack 25 jimmyjacks?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
They might. I'm not expecting much.
Even an OPS in the 770s in the PCL before injury puts him in non-prospect territory.
MikeMilligan
1:02
Evidently Dodgers still trying to acquire Fernandez. What's the minimum they would have to pay for him ?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
I expect Marlins have very high demands. I can't see Miami letting him go right now without either Urias or Seager and I think the Dodgers will balk
RotoLando
1:02
Is Joey Votto going to be the lonliest man in Cincinatti?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
From my experience in CIncinnati, the loneliest person is the one trying to find chili that doesn't taste like pumpkin pie filling
Chuncey Wiggins
1:03
Dan, which stadium would look the best with a moat?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Truth is, a forbidding moat enhances most stadiums
TKDC
1:03
What could trading Freeman get the Braves that could possibly be better than Freddie Freeman? Best reasonable case scenario is they get a player who ends up providing about 6 years of above average play for less than what they're paying Freeman, so basically the argument is for salary relief?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
That's not the point. Freeman's performance the next couple years has little real value to the Braves.
1:04
Tacos are way awesomer than lifejackets. A drowning dude gets no value from tacos.
Chuncey Wiggins
1:04
Why does the MLB refuse to let batters use aluminum bats in the Home Run Derby?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Aluminum bats sound terrible.
1:05
Wood goes thwack. Aluminum sound like some dumbass neighbor backed into his metal railing by that stupid tree stump from the tree him and his idiot friends cut down a couple of years ago in the middle of the night with the help of a rope and ap ickup truck
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