Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:44
WORST PORNO EVER
CamdenWarehouse
12:44
10 days until the first pitchers and catchers report!
Brandon
12:44
CAT UPDATE NOW PLEASE
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Galileo is on my left disk, sitting on his desk cushion and staring at me.
This is early as he usually comes down to start asking for dinner around two.
Pandora is on Galileo's pile of folded blankets on the floor behind my office couch. What this means is that if Galileo gets bored at staring at me, he'll go to his blanket throne and stare Pandora off.
Chuncey Wiggins
12:46
Which dugout do you think has the most sunflower seeds on its floor?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Diamondbacks?
kevinthecomic
12:46
What did Billy Beane ever see in Billy Butler? Is there any chance that the rest of the world will see it in 2016?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Don't look at me, I hated the signing.
Ross
12:46
Who has the better career: Big bro Kyle or little Seager?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Kyle has a lower floor but the lower ceiling I think
Pinstripe Wizard
12:47
Do you ever speak to scouts to see how your projections of young players match up with their expectations?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
I talk to scouts, but never really to directly compare projections.
I like talking baseball and I like good info about baseball from any source.
12:48
But direct like that is a little dry and probably not supe rinteresting from anyone involved.
Ross
12:48
Does the King rebound to be a Cy Young candidate this year or have we seen the last of that level?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Nah, he' s a threat in any given year.
Bork
12:49
The only people upset about the idea of tanking is agents. The only league where tanking is even apparent is the NBA, with the NHL having a bit themself. But the Oilers proved that tanking doesn't help rebuild a team fast.
Ross
12:49
What do you see Dae-ho Lee doing this year slash wise?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Don't wnat to say until I run the projection
Zonk
12:49
Why do you call Kyle Schwarber Super-Nintendo? Because he's built like one of the RBI Baseball players?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Jonah Keri coined it.
He hits like a player in a Super nintendo game.
Clint Huntinton
12:49
Glasnow, Taillon, Bell and Hanson -- they won't be enough to put us past the Cubs and in the World Series?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
It doesn't make them the favorite, but there' sa lot of uncertainty about the future.
12:51
And at least two of those players have questions.
12:52
I remain unconvinced that Bell will be a plus contributor in the majors in 2016 and Taillon is coming off two lost years
2-D
12:54
I haven't played a baseball video game in nearly ten years. Have they started working in any advanced stats yet or is it still just the basics?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
MLB the SHow has a lot of advanced stats!
Runs created and BABIP are in there
Ross
12:54
Does Mike Zunino ever live up to his prospect hype?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
No
vivalajeter
12:55
Do you think that the people reviewing NFL/MLB challenges should have to disclose why they made a certain call? It seems outlandish that they can say the Panthers didn't complete the pass, without having to back it up. Maybe they saw a camera angle that we didn't see, but otherwise it just seems wrong.
Dan Szymborski
12:55
They could argue it better, though it's a little tricky in game becuase anything they say will also be disputed then
jtt
12:55
Would the rockies benefit from acquiring contact hitters with strong o-swing percentages? Like an altuve kind of skillset? Guys that swing and can hit everything should counteract the issues rockies hitters have with breaking balls on the road?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I think the Rockies should avoid going for a veyr specific archetype without any real evidence that a specific archetype truly is what masters Coors
BrianD
12:56
The Royals absolutely need at least one more decent starting pitcher, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I think they do, but watch Ian Kennedy be awesome now. I don't like Kennedy but I certainly like him more than I did FVolquez.
Dr. Jim Longborg, D.D.S.
12:56
Is Hanley a lock for 2017 RS DH, or should Sandoval also be a candidate? Or will one or both be gone by then?
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