Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/21/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:49
Do you mean that he's starting the season on the DL or was there something new and scary this morning I missed because I slept late?
12:50
I'd be worried evern in the former case. The MRI was reportedly fine, but any pitcher with an existing injury frightens me.
Rick
12:50
Re: Fenway LFers - Granted it's a small sample, but Cespedes was worth 5 DRS and 6.5 UZR in LF for the Red Sox in 2014.
Dan Szymborski
12:50
But remember, he's been better in LF elsewhere too
Cubbie
12:51
How much longer will the Cubs wait on Contreras?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
There' sno real urgency.
Matt
12:51
Have you ever stopped to wonder why the sky is blue, but then realize that you just want a sandwich?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
No. I understand hunger signals.
Rondon
12:52
Is there an ETA for Eddy Martinez? I've only read that he could be very good or close to replaceable, but nothing about when to expect to see him play.
Dan Szymborski
12:52
You can't realistically have an ETA on a guy like him.
Clint Hurdle
12:53
Looks like the Pirates are planning on having Jaso lead off with Cutch batting second. Good idea, bad idea, or the best idea?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
Bestesterest
BakedBean
12:54
Does anyone else think Cespy in CF is a joke? I love Cespy but he didn't want to even play RF at Fenway, and now he's a CF ? He really doesn't have the speed or the range for that role, imo
Dan Szymborski
12:54
I dont' think he's a good CF.
Craig in Chicago
12:54
Don't the Reds move Bruce? Why pay him?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
They're still being dragged into their rebuild kicking and screaming.
Also, they likely actually want something in return.
12:55
And after two awful years, there' snot a lot of reason to want to pay for the privilege of having Bruce.
Julio Pepper
12:55
Re: amateur draft, what's to stop someone like Bryce Harper from floating "I'm going to college so I refuse to sign w/ anyone" rumors, not being drafted, and then saying "whoops changed my mind, now I'm a free agent?"
Dan Szymborski
12:55
An MLB draft that has a very long draft.
12:57
No MLB team cares if they can't sign their 40th round pick.
Sprung
12:58
Does Cory Luebke have a decent shot of making the Pirates roster?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
I'm not sure he has enough time.
Chuncey Wiggins
12:58
Which historical war or prolonged armed conflict would you have least liked to personally experience? WW1 and trench warfare sounds like a never ending nightmare.
Dan Szymborski
12:58
WWI does in fact seem pretty nasty
Probably some future war with merciless robots.
Jeff
1:00
The Cole Figueroa article gained a lot of traction last week in the analytics community. He's clearly a very smart individual. Was just wondering, if you had to pick the five smartest guys currently in baseball, who would you pick? I feel like between Figueroa, Breslow, and Ohlendorf you have 3/5 right off the bat.
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Chris Young?
1:01
Do we still count Frank Herrmann?
Chuncey Wiggins
1:02
Which baseball player would do the best in a Hunger Games type scenario?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Hmm
Not sure if we have much data on their killing skills.
Marc
1:04
i know its "only ST and stats are meaningless" but the Pirates would be much better of with Nicasio over Vogelsong in the rotation no? Nicasio has looked real nice thus far
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Yeah, but I preferred Nicasio anyway
LA Mike
1:04
J.Pederson, I feel 30 hrs & 20 sb's are possible. What say you?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Ceratinly possible
Kvn
1:04
Gausman likely shut down for rest of ST with Shoulder tendinitis. How worried should the O's be?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Very
1:05
Though I figure they would've found a way to jerk him around anyway
Jim
1:05
Also, give me a Franco comp that isn't Adrian Beltre. That's a tough one...
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