Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/14/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:31
Jones
EC
12:31
Could Desmond handle CF? Rangers said they believe so. Also, what does he do next year as a free agent, market himself as IF? OF? UTIL?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
I think he probably could, though not enough to be an asset
Cousin Mose
12:32
Mac Williamson said he worked with Duffy over the winter to alter his swing to generate more fly balls. How easy is this to just do and does he have a reasonable shot at displacing Pagan later this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I don't understand the question - why would the team's starting third baseman need to displace Angel Pagan in left?
Oh
I misread
12:33
I think Mac Williamson *Said* Duffy was working on his swing
It'll be tricky, simply because Williamson still has a lot to prove and the Giants don't typically like upending their regulars unless they have a compelling reason to do so
DDSP
12:34
Trevor Story sucks, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I think he'll be OK - a bit below average but not horrible
Chet
12:34
I have a feeling that Stephen Strasburg is going to have the season everyone has been waiting for him to have since he was drafted #1 overall. How surprised would you be if he was the best pitcher in baseball this season?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Mildly because of Kershaw's existence. But it's possible.
Alex
12:34
Does Villar do enough this year to keep Arcia in the minors for the entire year or do we see Arcia in the bigs by midseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Arcia will be up this year
James
12:34
Is Trea Turner a future top 5 SS?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
That's tough given who the competition is
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:35
In the next round of CBA negotiations, is there any salary bump in sight for first-three-years players?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
May get a few thousand on the minimum, but nothing serious
mtsw
12:35
Does Ethier get traded before his 10/5 rights kick in?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
I think no
Dave
12:36
Do you agree with the projections on Tyler Duffey, or did he show enough last year that we should be more optimistic?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
I don't think they're off. He's a two pitch pitcher who hits 90.
They're risk.
there's risk
Cards fan
12:38
Don't ask me why but I've always liked Ruben tejada. What would it take to get him? Possible Mets would trade tejada and a prospect for a better prospect from the cards?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Tejada I think will come cheaply
Oden
12:38
On a scale of Gary Busey to Crispin Glover, how nuts was Girardi's comp of Luis Severino to Greg Maddux?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
You do need to remember that Maddux wasn't MADDUX at first. It's recent years, not a career comp.
Sgt. Pepper
12:38
The study room I'm in has a half full bottle of Iced Tea in it. Do I risk it?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Sure. I'm not drinking it.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:38
How much do you love (or hate) the Alvarez signing for your boys in Baltimore?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
It's meh. Pedro Alvarez isn't a good enough hitter that it's worth the consequence of having Mark Trumbo or Chris Davis pretned to be rightfielders.
Guest
12:40
Safeco has some dec food?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Safeco is one of the few parks I have not been to.
Erik
12:40
How many years of the Royals significantly outperforming their projections would constitute proof that projection systems are lacking some key variable and cause you to update ZiPS?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
That's a very rigid question and unanswerable.
Modeling doens't work like that.
Bork
12:40
Timed mound visits really shows how much we need robot umps. Go past your time? Robot ump tosses the manager from the stadium (literally)
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Yes.l
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