Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/5/16
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bridlemile
12:28
Would one year of Seattle reliever Steve Cishek at $6 million be enough to land two years of Dodger lefthander Scott Kazmir if the Mariners took on all the $32 million remaining on Kazmir's contract? Cishek may miss the start of the 2017 season after undergoing labrum surgery on his hip.
Dan Szymborski
12:28
While it *might* be, I'm not sure that the money is more useful to the Dodgers than having Kazmir. The market is not good and they may rather have depth.
LPS
12:29
Do the White Sox feel good about Tim Anderson as their shortstop of the present and future or are they thinking of a different position for him this year or next?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Nah, they're definitely playing him at short until otherwise.
errr, until/unless he shows otherwsie
Nick
12:29
Fill in the blank - the Royals 2017 DH is _______.
Dan Szymborski
12:29
a basket of farts and sadness.
CamdenWarehouse
12:29
So PED players aren't allowed in the HOF, but the PED commissioner is?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
And Bowie Kuhn is in there and he's the biggest reason there wasn't a drug policy.
MLB and MLBPA *did* agree to testing back in the early 80s until Kuhn announced that anything not specifically outlined would be under his sole authority.
Which ended and desire of MLBPA to cooperate with MLB.
Jeb
12:31
Why isn't Patrick Corbin included in Arizona's ZIPS readout? Do you know something we don't?

DID YOU KILL PATRICK CORBIN?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Wait, he's not on? I'll have to correct that.
CarrotJuice
12:32
Will the luxury tax act as a de facto salary cap?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
It tends to function as a soft cap and will continue to.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
12:32
I've seen a few HOF voters comment that now that Selig is in, they will vote for PED users and suspects. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Might as well.
Erik
12:33
Have you read Jeff Passan's article about how this CBA laid the groundwork for a likely strike in 2021? On the one hand that seems a bit extreme, but on the other, he knows what he's talking about and makes some compelling points m
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I haven't read it yet, but Passan is typically very good.
I'm skeptical about how united the MLBPA is.
anonymous
12:34
Have the Astros won the offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
We're a bit too soon
Go Bucks
12:34
Is Joey Votto on his way to the Hall of Fame in your opinion?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
On a merit level, yes, but the BBWAA voting is not very good
12:35
*Bagwell's* not in, after all.
CamdenWarehouse
12:35
Does it seem like the Mets are being realistic in their asking price for Gandersond and Bruce? Might they end up with Conforto out of the lineup again?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Maybe not, yes.
Hank
12:35
Is Dansby Swanson more valuable now than when he was traded by the Dbacks?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Yes
A. Reitz
12:35
Why are people acting like the Braves are serious contenders for Sale? And if they are, what's the point? You trade your farm for Sale and you're not better than the White Sox have been the last couple years. Probably worse.
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Atlanta's expressed an interest, that they're contenders is a bit independent of the notion of whether they shouldn't!
Just the Fip
12:36
what are the most likely landing spots for Napoli and Edwin at this point?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Still think Napoli back to Indians is most likely. Whether they should is a different matter - Napoli wans't really all that great in 2016.
I still can't help but think that EE's price comes down and he ends up with the Red Sox. Just a hunch, but I feel the Red Sox have been a bit too excited about leaking their non-interest.
Bork
12:37
Square mentioned that what they'd like to do is build the ff15 port from the ground up for pc (like gta5), but time will tell if they actually do it.
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Yeah, I saw, so I'm waiting.
Mike M
12:38
Is Tyson Ross done? Or a great candidate for reclamation project?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Worth a pillow deal.
Erik
12:38
Do you think the players agreeing to their first ever hard cap on anything (international spending) sets a dangerous precedent that will lead the league on an inexorable march towards a salary cap, as some have suggested? Or is it just an inconsequential method of solving a specific and relatively unimportant issue?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
The MLBPA's done such a poor job in recent years that player salaries are actually significantly lower than they would have been under the 1994 owner-proposed cap formula.
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