Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/1/16
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Ray
12:30
Any comparables as to how you think Miggy will age? Can we ever expect him to replicate his old numbers, or are we looking at maybe David Ortiz numbers (not a bad thing) from here on out?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Even players at his level get old in their 30s. David Ortiz aged unusually well.
The Original Greaser Bob
12:31
Squinting at the Reds I see some green shoots, what's their most pressing need to be a WC contender?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
A time machine.
Bill
12:31
Are their plans to compare ZiPS with KATOH for all overlapping players from both systems?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
No, I do my own work.
I don't like using other people's work in my work.
The Original Greaser Bob
12:31
More likely to "break out" this year for the cubs Russell or Baez?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Baez, only because he has more flaws as a player now.
The Cincinnati Kid
12:32
Star Wars is still in theaters...don't people almost deserve to be spoiled at this point?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I said I wouldn't talk about it until it was out of theaters.
CamdenWarehouse
12:32
Would you want any part of Latos as an O's fan?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Not a good fit.
Fister was the best fit remaining and he's gone already.
Zonk
12:32
Who are the top organizations in baseball, in your opinion?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates, Dodgers, Rays, Astros
No particular order
GSon
12:33
With the Rockies going into full rebuild mode, can you see a deal where the Rox let go of Cargo for a bundle of SP candidates like Rob Kaminsky, Juan Hillman and perhaps a SS, Wakamatsu?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
If a bundle is available for CarGo, the Rockies should have already packed his suitcases for him.
I don't think the Rockies are going into full rebuild mode.
Everything they do now is an awkward extension of our "Let's build a 73-win team now *and* a 73-win team later!"
their
12:35
They have some terrific prospects in the minors, but they've shown no inclination to guide their resources to when those players are at their best.
Bill
12:35
If MLB increased by 2 teams, would that impact ZiPS projections because of a drop of league quality or would that drop be so minor that you would have to do a major study to even see it?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Too minor.
Eric
12:35
How bad would A-Rod's defense be if he were allowed to play 3B one or two times a week?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
Pretty bad at this point, I imagine.
Mick D
12:35
Matt Latos seems to make sense for a few teams, but mostly SD. WOuld Petco make his projections appear relatively useful?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Latos is a good fit for a rebuild-and-flip team. It's harder to trick teams with park effects these days.
Jimbo
12:36
Do you figure Heyward or Fowler to be a better fit for CF over the next 3 seasons?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Heyward
EC
12:36
Any chance that Scherzer could make the HOF? Or will he be a Hall of Very Good guy if his career continues apace?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Slam-dunks like Mussina and Schilling can't get in. Scherzer has no chance without improvement by the voters.
BossMan
12:37
Greater upside, Carlos Martinez or Carlos Rodon?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Rodon, but obviously lower floor too.
Billy Corman
12:37
How much credence do you put in September call-up performance? Guys like Rodon and Eickhoff killed hitting and Mahtook and Trayce Thompson really shone. Is it nothing? Something?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
It means as much as a month of performance means.
Justin
12:38
Odds that the Diamondbacks sign Kendrick after trading Hill?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Zero. He signed with LA.
Greg
12:38
Back to earlier TX OF question, do you not think DeShields keeps a starting job?
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