Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/1/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:38
I think he keeps it for the moment.
groucho
12:38
Let's say the cardinals are out of it near the deadline. Do you think they'd considered being sellers? And, if so, who has value that they would move?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Too many variables. Good organizations consider all the options and we don't know what the options are at this point.
12:39
And good organizations don't decided in February what they're willing to do and not willing to do in July.
don't decided?
Yeah, definitely under the weawther
weather
Q-Ball
12:39
So, what rotation options are available for the poor Rockies, given that they are uninterested in Gallardo? DeLaRosa, Chatwood, Lylese are 1-2-3, who the heck can be 4-5 out there?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
The Rockies should have zero interest in anybody in free agency.l
12:40
Bettis will be in the rotation.
And if they're not aggressive with Gray, they need to be sorting through some of their question marks
Matt
12:40
What are the odds that the Yankees include both Harper and Machado in an '18-'19 off-season spending spree?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
I think none.
12:41
The Yankees have gotten curiously conservative in FA.
Zorak
12:42
Did you watch the NHL all star game? Is there anything MLB can do to goose the format and make it the least bit interesting? Who would be MLB's John Scott? My vote is Aaron Harang.
Dan Szymborski
12:42
All-Star formats just aren't all that interesting, period.
Stuff like skills competitions would be fun at least.
But All-Star things get less exciting when there's already endless exposure and teams all play each other anyway
Evan
12:43
Can the Yankees contend this year? Make it back to the Wild Card, at least?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Thgey can contend.
Zorak
12:43
What would be your QO fix? Give the team that loses the FA a pick while not docking one from the signing team?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Haven't given it much thought. I'm not sure that the current system is really all that bad when it comes down to it.
lloyd
12:44
What are the chances of Lincecum being part of a starting rotation this year? In MLB, that is.
Dan Szymborski
12:44
2%
CamdenWarehouse
12:44
I've seen a number of projections/analyses that think Logan Forsythe can sustain last year's production which strikes me as odd given his past. Where are you on him?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Meh-plus
The Original Greaser Bob
12:44
Is there a better baseball name than Urban Shocker?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Silver King?
BossMan
12:44
With changes coming to Marlins Park, do you think that'll bode well for an uptick in Christian Yelich's home run total this season, or does he just put the ball on the ground too often to really matter?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
He's got mostly a line-drive swing. I think he'd need to change it up a little to really hit a lot of homers
Hank
12:45
Do you think this is the year that Stephen Strasburg puts it all together and competes for a Cy Young? After getting the discomfort out of the way last season, he was lights out. Can he do it for a full season? If so, he'll make a TON of money for himself.
Dan Szymborski
12:45
He's certainly in the mix, but he's in a league in which Clayton Kershaw plays.
Pinstripe Wizard
12:45
Do you think Dave Stewart sits in his office and thinks whats the most random thing I can do today and then proceeds to attempt to do it? Being a Dback beat reporter has to be constantly either depressing or entertaining.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I don't think he believes he's doing random things.
Stan
12:46
The problem with the Segura trade, is that he's no better than Chris Owings who is already on the roster. Chase Anderson isn't that great, but having SP depth is really important when you're trying to contend.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I think he's a little better than Owings.
The Original Greaser Bob
12:46
Well, maybe Lil Stoner or The Only Nolan are better baseball names
Corey dickerson
12:47
Why does no one talk about the lack of L handed pitching in the AL east, do to all the righties I will face I will throw down .290 20 90 as my floor.
Dan Szymborski
12:47
.290 as a *floor* for a guy who has a .300 career BA while being a Rockie?
Rocky?
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