Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/21/15
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Jordan G
1:06
What information would you love to add to ZiPS but cant because it not available or possible?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Historical pitch data.
Hugo Z
1:06
Should Frank Wren name his next son "Kylo"?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Of course.
Julio Pepper
1:06
Does simulation also take into account schedule? The Cubs are great, but they have the misfortune of playing in the NL Central.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Yes
Derek
1:06
Would you have a preference between all OF having 3 WAR seasons while the 2B/SS/3B are replacement level or vice versa? Or would they both be equal?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
No preferecne. Depends on situation
Jordan G
1:06
Did you play MLB Showdown? I miss that card game.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I did not.
Fred
1:06
You seem pretty dickish, but I still like you.
Julio Pepper
1:07
Did I read your tweet correctly from a while back, that Alex Rodriguez WAS PROJECTED FOR 82 WAR over the next 10 seasons, when he was 25?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Yes. Projected as a SS, that is (he actually ended up at like 72 from 2001-2010)
GSon
1:08
Dan <== took his share and one other's share of smart ass pills today?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Every day. I hope there are no side effects.
Real
1:08
Who's your favorite chatter in this chat not named Dan Szymborski
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Daniel Szymborski. "Dan" is just an alias I go by.
Bork
1:08
Don't beat yourself up too much Dan. You're no Eno but you're not at the bottom of the chat world.
Brandon
1:09
CAT UPDATE PLZ
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I see Galileo asleep on my office couch. Heard someone sneeze in the distance.
Guest
1:09
goddamn it dan now I want tacos. Thanks for doing that right after my lunch hour is over
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Well, I also offered you a life jacket.
Jordan
1:09
So do you lean toward the side that Heyward will translate to CF no problem? Even though no one has provided any evidence indicating that this is a smart move? (If you have any please provide)
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I think he'll be fine. The typical COF-->CF and CF-->COF defensive change relative to average at hte position is about 10 runs.
WIth that changing based on speed score - Heyward's faster than the average corner outfielder.
Joey Joe Joe
1:10
Yeah, you're the chlamydia of FG writers. It sucks, but it's not really that bad.
Dan Szymborski
1:10
OK, we're 10 minutes past 1.
Time for the LIGHTNING ROUND
1:11
The rules of the Lightning Round are simple: I must answer every question, so long as it's off-topic, with the exception of extremely personal or work-related things. Whether or not I have any insight or knowledge of the issue is no excuse for me not answering.
Bill
1:11
Have you reached the age where you can't eat certain things because they burn on the way out?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Yes. I have had to cut back on spicy food considerably in the last 3 or 4 years.
Guest
1:11
when I get off work where should I get some tacos from
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Restaurant
Joey Joe Joe
1:12
Diarrhea or constipation?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
The spicy food? Diarrhea.
Dread Pirate Roberts
1:12
Best Duke - non Daisy division.
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Arthur Wellesley
TommyLasordid
1:12
Gang of Four or Wire?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Wire, though neither are my cup of tea.
Derek
1:12
Did you watch the Dem Debate on Saturday? Who do you think won?
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