Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 2/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:56
Honestly, if Sandoval can't play the field, I'm not seeing him hit enough to bea DH.
elric
12:56
Is there a particular reason why you don't watch anime, or did you just never get into it?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Just never got into it.
elric
12:57
Do you read fantasy? If so, what are some of your favorite books/series?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Sadly, my to-read list is far longer than my have-read list
vivalajeter
12:57
Regarding flipping free agents - isn't that something that the A's would do? If their first rounder is protected, can't you see them signing *every* leftover free agent and flipping them during the season? If they sign the last 3-4 good free agents, some of them would only result in the loss of a 4th/5th round pick. Heck, I could see Beane trading them the minute they're allowed to.
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Yeah, but most of them aren't exciting flips
Just what are you going to get for John Axford?
Rob
12:57
If the White Sox prefer to trade for an OF'er, who would be their most logical tragets? Ozuna maybe?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
I'm not sure a trade is a good option
The Maddness
12:58
How much does park factors play into minor league projections? A lot? A little? I have to think theres some Moneyball type knowledge about know each and every minor league park factor.

The Mets have notoriously hard parks for young left handed power guys (Savannah and Brooklyn), but normalizes once it gets to Binghamton, and then Vegas is well....Vegas.
Dan Szymborski
12:58
I have minor league park factors, both L and R.
Guest
12:58
You didn't answer the part of the question about if a hotdog is a sandwich. That was the most important part.
Dan Szymborski
12:58
HELL NO IT IS NOT
Rob
12:58
In your opinion, do both, E Martinez and L Walker belong in the HOF?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Of course.
elric
12:58
I love fantasy, and I watch anime (eventhough the dialogue is often terrible, and the themes and character idiosyncrasies are often foreign to the point of off putting) because its the only way (to the best of my knowledge) to get the world building and epic fight scenes.
Bork
12:58
Delmon Young got arrested.
Joe
12:58
Re: signing & flipping Fowler or Desmond...this is just a reminder that Fowler has been traded twice in the last two offseasons: once for Jordan Lyles/Brandon Barnes, and once for Luis Valbuena/Dan Straily. The prospect-equivalent of those packages is not as valuable as the draft pick.
Harry Heilmann
12:58
Am I the most underrated RF'er in baseball history?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Possibly.
12:59
But at least you got in the Hall. See Walker
Ben
1:00
Games: FPS vs RPG?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
RPG
OK, let's get the LIghtning Round started.
1:01
Lightning Round are simple: I must answer every question, so long as it's off-topic, and not personal (though I choose to answer many personal questions) or work-relate.d
This continues until I catch up or I get tired of it (I have other work to do too!)
CamdenWarehouse
1:02
Had GOP candidates used it from the outset, would a tactic of laughing off Trump been successful? Part of me still wants to do it, "Hey! A half-crazy billionaire wants to be president. How cute!"
Dan Szymborski
1:02
I'm not sure what would have been successful. I'm honestly surprised he's gotten this far - my position was not much different than Nate's.
I donm't have much insight into populism.
@RationalMLBfan
1:02
Have you ever been mugged? Has your home ever been burglarized? (Not entirely a randomly morbid question--but over time the questions prefaced with "gun to your head" made me wonder if you've ever really been in the unfortunate situation to have had a gun to your head.)
Dan Szymborski
1:02
I have not. Though my mom was about 25 years ago.
Dr. Jim Longborg, D.D.S.
1:02
Do you have any specific interest in working in print? Would you take equivalent or less money to do it? Do you think it would change how you write?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Not specifically. I like what I do and I think it plays better online.
CamdenWarehouse
1:03
Did you play Might and Magic VI?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Surprisingly I never got around to VI
I own it, it' sjust I have a significant backlog I never quite catch up on
Brandon's Belt
1:03
favorite food?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
The question ALWYAS varies by mood.
1:04
Today, sushi is my favorite because that's what i"m craving.
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