Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/23/17
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Bern
2:44
Did you watch Little Big League on MLB Network last night?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
No
PF
2:45
Is osuna being wasted as a closer? Should the Jays re transition him to a starter?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
I think it's tricky in that he was never really stretched out aggressively as a starter
I think you try to give him more innings, see how it works, and then revisit in the next couple years
PL
2:45
Asked Eno this already, but I'm going to the MIT Analytics Conference next weekend, and I was wondering how I can best spend my time there as someone trying to get in to the industry
Dan Szymborski
2:45
Meet people, talk.
Druidiful
2:46
Do you believe that there will be an exemption for Shohei Otani to come over next offseason or will he have to wait till he turns 25?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
We'll have to wait. I'm not happy, of course.
Matt
2:46
Regarding formula to compare FBB stats...wouldn't a z-score be what he's looking for?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
I thought he meant a specific baseball-thing
Matt
2:46
Angel Pagan - most paradoxical name in baseball.
Free Toles!
2:47
Trevor Story 30 homers. You have the under?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Yes. It's not a baseline and we dont' know if we're in a new HR era rather than a one year blip
Druidiful
2:47
There are almost games today and there are real(?) games tomorrow!
Goose Gossage
2:47
I'm sick of these nerds trying to explain a game they've never played with their fancy computers. MAKE BASEBALL GREAT AGAIN!
omar207
2:47
At the risk of cluttering your "inbox", just wanted to say thanks for posting that!
Dan Szymborski
2:47
I'm not sure the reference!
Tim
2:47
You have to start one Padre, one Twin, and one Brave in your fantasy team. Who are they, and are you at all happy about it?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Margot, Buxton, Freeman?
Happy about Freeman, not so much the other two since I'm not getting properly compensated in fantasy for their defense
Free Toles!
2:50
Who is your all time favorite Roger?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
the Shrubber
Matt
2:50
Where is the ZiPS projection for Chris Sale's JRpG? (Jerseys Ruined per Game)
Dan Szymborski
2:50
None - the Red Sox don't have super outlandish throwbacks
Eric Hosmer
2:50
If you HAD to sign me to a 10 year deal, and you knew you were going to cut me somewhere in the middle and were treating the last 4-6 years as deferred money, how much would you be willing to pay? $25 million? Also, do you want whatever we're smoking at my house?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
I might go as high as 3/40 if I'm in win now
Bootles
2:50
Game 7 of World Series...you starting prime Higuera or old Colon?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Colon so that people don't know I'm wasting my time machine
PL
2:51
How many wins would Mike Trout lose if he was forced to wear a 25lb weighted vest at all times while on the field?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
I dunno, 0.5? Would be interesting if we had the data to track weight gains.
2:52
But of course a lot of that would sometimes be muscle rather than flab
Matt
2:52
Which non-Nick Markakis player do you foresee bringing in the most question in SzymChat after week 2 of the regular season?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Request for Barry Bonds projections
Matt
2:52
Dan Szymborski? More like Dan Szym-bore-sky, ammirite?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
The very clouds t hemselvs are bored.
Billy Beane
2:52
If a Toyger kitten showed up at your local animal shelter, would you jump all over that, or are they too flashy for your taste?
Dan Szymborski
2:53
I'm not quite ready to adopt an additional cat unless a specific event/need arose.
tengopreguntas
2:53
do you throw cats like eno?
Dan Szymborski
2:53
I sometimes toss cats onto couches or chairs or beds or something.
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