Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/5/16
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powder
12:47
Does Jae Gyun Hwang make sense as a 2B for teams?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I think MLB teams should generally be more aggressive at signing KBO/NPB players of secondary quality as depth signings.
ZiPS translated him at 252/298/407 in 2016, which would make him role player ish
Erik
12:48
Which off-season move so far is most typical of the team who made it?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Think we're too soon for that.
Matt
12:49
When you say you'd love to see Bautista in BAL, you mean that strictly about his baseball production, right? I mean, the guy's a major doucher.
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Yes, his production.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:49
What's your preferred Skyrim character type - big, skullbashing Redguard/Orc/Nord, magic-proficient elf race, or Argonian/Khajiit thief type?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
My favorite build ever was a conjuring archer.
12:50
Hit and run arrows, with my follower and various familiars taking all the heat.
Scott
12:50
Would it make sense for the Marlins to blow it up? With Loria involved I honestly never know what they're going to do.
Dan Szymborski
12:50
It probably would, but the Marlins like to alternate between foolish overspending and foolish underspending.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:50
How much more would Otani be worth to an NL team than an AL team?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
I think a lot. The offense he could bring over an average pitcher far exceeds the offense he could bring over an average DH
12:52
Wes Ferrell was like a 13 WAR hitter and the Indians only briefly played him in the outfield to try to squeeze more offense out of him
Aaron
12:52
Can you retroactively run zips for historic seasons? Like what was Babe Ruth's projection for 1927?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I can and sometimes do some whatiffs
John
12:52
The five franchises with the bleakest five year outlook are...
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Hmm
12:53
Royals given the post-2017 issues. Angels. White Sox.
Rockies are poorly run at the major league level, but they have so much young talent that they could be decent despite their owner/front office best efforts.
Padres have a ways to go
And I think the Reds didn't get anywhere near as much from their initial rebuild moves as htey shoudl have
12:54
And Marlins
oops that's 6
The Decadent Moose
12:54
So, Jerry admits there's no one who is a sure-thing, but wants 4 in return for Sale. Failing In Quantity, the White Sox credo.

Towel
12:54
I think you're overly harsh on the A's FO for paying 4 million dollars from a player one year removed from 1.1 WAR. Especially since it's just a bridge to Matt Chapman.
Dan Szymborski
12:54
But that's not the point.
12:55
The A's are a bad team - they shouldn't be paying a *fair* price for someone like a mediocrity like Yonder Alonso.
The benefit of having a bad team is that you *try* new things that aren't likely to succeed, but could.
12:56
Alonso's 30 next year and a mediocrity for a long time. Paying him a fair price is pointless for a bad team that shoudl be looking for lotto tickets.
Trying to find the Adam Duvall-types is far more constructive.
12:57
A worse player than Yonder Alonso with a 5% chance of being a good player for six years with the A's is far more constructive a use of a position-season than Yonder Alonso.
CamdenWarehouse
12:57
Can't we just stop with the idea of winning the offseason? There is nothing to win in the offseason.
The Decadent Moose
12:57
Dan Szymborski
12:29 a basket of farts and sadness.

Farts and sadness just don't go together. No one is crying over this hippo. There is actually quite a bit of laughter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSKQ3ZNQ_O8
CarrotJuice
12:57
How about Robbie Ray's top comp being Cliff Lee?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Note the ages.
Just the Fip
12:57
Will pablo sandoval actually play this year? Do you think the sox stick with pablo, shaw, and hanley? I feel like their plan is too bring moncada up at some point this season but you cant just put pablo on the fake DL forever...
Dan Szymborski
12:57
I think Sandoval will play.
anonymous
12:58
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