Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/29/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:50
I think we get some QO tinkering.
Hans Von Spankovsky
12:50
Is the Cal so hitter friendly to build confidence in younger players?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
No, the Cal is hitter friendly because it has a lot of small ballparks at high elevations.
Bork
12:50
Dave Cameron posted the perfect fix for the QO system IMO. Any 1 year deal and the team doesn't give up the draft pick.
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I think it's reasonable, but MLB and reasonable aren't always perfectly correlated.
12:52
Hold on a sec, phone I can't avoid
12:55
Sorry
OK
If I ignore a phone from my mom she'll start texting me and emailing me until I want to strangle her
Alex
12:55
How early are you drafting Anderson Espinoza in a dynasty prospect draft if you have little room for management on your major league roster. For example, Blake Snell and Jose Berrios are also available, but picking those guys means I might be forced to decide keepers between them or guys like Odorizzi, Myers, Lucroy, or other good middle-tier players at the end of the year. Should I just keep drafting bpa or plan for a prospect wave around 2018? In contending now if it makes a difference
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Depends on the contours of the draft. But you always ought to treat players that young and at so low a level as lottery tickets to some degree. Maybe good lottery tickets.
some guy
12:56
If Commissioner Manfred were to implement one of your suggestions to the game of baseball (any area you choose), what would you change and why?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
10-man pitching staffs.
Get the pitch clocks moving.
and Robot Umps.
12:57
Because they make the game better.
Joe
12:57
Better for the Os to go after Jay Bruce or Austin Jackson? Are either of them significantly better than what the Os currently have in the OF?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Austin jackson. He just costs money.
Ryan
12:57
If White Sox sign Austin Jackson and play him in CF with Eaton in RF, how many run improvement defensively would you anticipate? 10? 15?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Given their delusion that Garcia is a starter, it should be quite an upgrade.
Gary
12:58
Do you think the Os should have said screw it and traded Machado? They just spent a fortune to field a mediocre team, and they could have completely re-stocked the farm.
Dan Szymborski
12:58
It's tough for me as an O's fan, but a part of me says the O's really would have been better off rebuilding this offseason, for the simple truth that it would take a $160 million payroll to have a roster as good as last year's 81-81 team did.
12:59
The failures of the farm system in recent years has sent them on an awkward path.
Yes, they produced Machado and I like Gausman, but they're not getting much in the way of depth from the farm.
And buying depth is a very expensive game.
1:00
It would be unreasonable to expect the Orioles to come up with a Bryant or a Schwarber to go along with Machado every year.
1:01
But the organization is doing a poor job finding Pierce Johnsons or C.J. Edwardses.
1:02
I mean Christian Walker is *still* somewhere in the middle of their top 10 prospects and he's a 25 year-old that kinda stunk in AAA>
dbet
1:02
I got Tulo, Braun, Brantley and Tanaka all at reasonable prices in a 5x5 league. Is my team going to blow up in my face cartoon style?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
You've certainly got a high risk/high reward strategy
Jimmy
1:03
Do you think Stroman bounces back this year? The K's were done when he returned to the mound late in the year.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
I think he'll be OK. He was getting back up to speed very quickly.
Uther
1:04
Would Jay Bruce be an upgrade on a Daniel Nava / Craig Gentry platoon for the Angels?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
A year ago that would've been brighter.
EC
1:04
Why would the Pirates jerk around Cole on his contract renewal? Seems penny wise, pound foolish.
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Hey, I used the same phrase!
Alex
1:04
Molitor saying Buxton could begin year in AAA. Smokescreen, some chance, or revealing his hand? What's Dan's hot take?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
It wouldn't hurt to see if he can kill AAA hitters for a month.
dbet
1:05
As a fellow Daniel, I have heard "Damnnnnn Daniel" a lot. Have you dealt with this yourself recently?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Yes.
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