Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/1/17
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AvatarDan Szymborski
2:55
I would, but I don't have any 4k screens yet
jon
2:56
Which one of the Cubs core position players gets traded off the roster first?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:56
I don't think leaving is likely due to trades.
guitar_davey
2:56
Best wrestler - Brett Lawrie
Rob
2:56
Did you ever play Base Wars on NES? How high do players salaries need to get before the owners resort to robots which fight each other to resolve whether they were tagged or not?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:56
We can't even get robot strike zones
chip
2:56
J.P. Crawford... more valued for Defense or Offense?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:56
It's the combo. You can't extract parts of a player.
Erik
2:56
Basestealers are supposed to bat 5th or 6th, right? You want them before the bad hitters, not immediately before the good ones.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
The problem you run into is that profiles as a hitter will always be more important than the speed
CamdenWarehouse
2:57
Obviously we need to ask what should the Padres trade for Nick Markakis?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
Nothing.
v2micca
2:57
Why do you get so many Nick Markakis questions? There isn't really anything inherently interesting about him.
JC
2:57
Is Kyle Hendricks an average pitcher who pitched way above his head last year, or a very good pitcher who had a good year?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:57
He's a solid average-plus pitcher who had ana amazing one
Maxamuz
2:58
If you could throw a wrestler into a volcano, which one would it be and what move would you use?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:58
Sid Vicious, Szymborskicanrana
Justin Smoak
2:58
What do the Blue Jays see in me?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:58
beer goggles?
chip
2:58
Does it bother you that Syndergaard is trying to throw HARDER, without having had bone chips removed?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:58
I don't question the gods.
Josh
2:58
Are you as optimistic about a Chris Sale bounce back in Boston as zips?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:58
Yes
Erin Schatz
2:58
apologies if you have answered this before i just discovered your work a couple weeks ago and am catching up! do you use spring training stats in your projections or do you just dismiss them as not predictive enough since the quality of batters/pitchers faced/effort given etc is unknown
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:59
There seems to be *very slight* value to them -- Rosenheck's done some work. They just come too late for me to work with them
Damian
2:59
How many of the question that you get are people looking for you to validate their wishful thinking?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:59
A surprisingly large amount
intelati
2:59
Your favorite player to watch (regardless of stats, just fun to see)?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:59
BARTOLO
I'm about to die in a tornado
2:59
I want my last act to be for the betterment of humanity. Go check out Queso Blanco by the Quaker City Night Hawks. It's an all-time great for a completely idiotic song that just works.
v2micca
2:59
It sounds like the Braves still haven't solved their parking issues at SunTrust Stadium. Am I alone in thinking this issue is being massively downplayed and has the potential to torpedo a lot of the extra revenue the Front Office is expecting from the new stadium?
AvatarDan Szymborski
3:00
They'll get their revenue.
Jake
3:00
Are you going to be speaking at SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix next week?
AvatarDan Szymborski
3:00
I am not
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
3:00
Add HDR to the 4K demands. And VR from behind home plate for that premium experience.
jon
3:00
Follow up: Cubs core free agency class 2021: Rizzo, KB, Russell, Baez, Schwarber, 2022: Contreras, Almora, Edwards

All retained until free agency?
AvatarDan Szymborski
3:00
You said core!
I thought we were just talking about the big boys
El Guapo
3:00
The fact that Aaron Judge hasn't been mentioned for a potential wrestler belies all of the commentariat Yankee hate.
CamdenWarehouse
3:00
Crabs!
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