Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:28
Wait, you got straight-up on that? That's pretty sweet.
Bork
12:28
Obligatory question about adding up WAR in ZIPS for a team.
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Karate chop.
NutButters
12:28
Everyone is scrutinizing Cam Newton's postgame interview. Are they all racist for doing so?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Dan has no desire to comment on race, gender, politics, or religion, as part of his normal sports discussions.
Pinstripe Wizard
12:29
If I use ZIPS projections and lose my fantasy season, do I get some kind of reparations?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
You get nothing.
Deadmanonleave
12:29
With the discussions around 'tanking', which I don't think is an issue in baseball due to the distance of drafted players from the Majors and all the things that could go wrong, would it still make sense to allocate draft picks on an average or weighted average of the last three (?) seasons? Would put it to bed totally in my mind (and would even work in the NFL and NBA I think). It seems so obvious, I think I'm missing something!!
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I think it's much ado about nothing.
12:30
It's a few parties wiht very specific interests making a lot of noice.
The Dude of NY
12:30
Do you think Lou Brock should not be in the HOF? He has some great counting stats, but had a career 45.2 bWAR and 43.2 fWAR.
Dan Szymborski
12:30
He's very borderline. If he were a candidate, I doubt he'd make my top 15 of eligible players to vote for.
CamdenWarehouse
12:30
ETA on the expected Posey to 1B transition?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
4 years and I think it'll be gradual
chris
12:31
What do you think of Yasiel Puig and Kyle Schwarber this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Puig should be fine and I like Super Nintendo
The Dude of NY
12:31
Don't pitchers w/out injuries worry you even more than hitters w/ injuries?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Yes.
Pitchers should be stored in stasis between games.
Curious
12:31
Is Marcell Ozuna gonna bounce back?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
He'll be fine.
GSon
12:31
On an Indians forum, we're having a discussion on what may be the next moneyball item to be exploited. The idea being bandied about is the limited use and maximum value of bullpen only players.. One side is suggesting using former/elderly SP's ala Leroy Satchel Paige to fill bullpen slots.. The other side is to use the arms of position players (RF/3B/SS) as bullpen arms.. Which side of this argument would you fall on?..
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I don't know if it's exactly this.
12:33
But I'm a believe that any player with a good arm and who isn't a crucial position player (you don't want to tear Harper's UCL goofing around) *should* at least be tried as a pitcher in the spring.
Bill
12:33
Montana better than Brady?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I'll still say so.
Pinstripe Wizard
12:33
Does any baseball owners wife/husband look as plastic as the Broncos lady did last night?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
No idea. I couldn't tell you how half the owners look and none of their waves. I don't care about this kind of thing
TommyLasordid
12:34
Doesn't Ethier have the highest floor among Dodger OFs? I don't see the reason for trying to move him.
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I wouldn't call him the highest floor. There's nothing about him that shouts "Hey, he'll totally never suck."
He's not someone with a good glove or a bat that'll hit 290 even if it's without power
Jason
12:35
Looking for 2 things from Fangraphs:
Dan Szymborski
12:36
ITS A SECRET
Pinstripe Wizard
12:36
The Marlins should try to trade for Jon Singleton. He hasn't performed well in Houston, they have AJ Reed, and Miami needs real help at 1B. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
I don't think Houston's in any mad rush
Joe
12:36
Could a team like Phillies or Braves sign a Fowler or Desmond to 1 year deal, thinking that trading them at the deadline will bring back more value in prospects than the draft pick that they would lose?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
That kind of thing is risky.
Flipping isn't magic.
Zonk
12:36
If the White Sox are really that hung-up on the pick for Fowler, how about Austin Jackson? He would move Eaton to RF, and put Garcia on the bench. Probably 2-win improvement just from defense. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
He'd be fun too, though I like Fowler a little better
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