Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/21/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:05
Franco doesn't remind of me of Beltre
MJA
1:05
Considering its history, do you think the MLB would join the NFL and NBA if they came out in support of nationwide sports gambling or actively fight against it?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
If NFL and NBA came out in favor, MLB probably wouldn't improve the odds of it happening.
Derek
1:06
Lightening Round: Why do you have so many cats?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
4 for 3000 square feet isn't a bad ratio
Bork
1:06
I hope Laroche comes out and says that Drake didn't need to go to school and that baseball and the bible is all the teaching he needs. Just to see the backlash.
j6takish
1:06
I would purchase a Cameron/Sullivan 2016 t-shirt if one existed and I would also consider voting for them as a write in this November if they declared themselves candidates
Jim
1:07
Give me a Wire character comp to Rob Manfred
Dan Szymborski
1:07
I dunno, Michael Steintorf?
Chuncey Wiggins
1:07
Would you rather speak in rhyme or talk in double time?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Rhyme
Derek
1:07
Last question I ever want to post about the LaRoches, but how awkward would it be when the ChiSox draft Drake LaRoache 1-1 in four years?
Richard
1:07
If Sale was a free agent next season, how much would this temper tantrum hurt his value?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Not much.
BBK
1:08
What are some common pitfalls of amateur baseball analysis?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Knowing what's actually predictive and what isn't.
Some guy
1:08
Does Trea turner win the opening day job? if not when do you think he will be up?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
I don't think he'll be up at the start. By June
Bork
1:08
If all players were werewolves which would be the best? I'm going with Ben Revere. The little bit of werewolfness would go a long way with him.
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Harper?
1:09
That Vampire show that this woman I know watches seems to have all young ripped werewolves.
david
1:09
If the nats wanted to move Tyler Moore to the CHISox - do you think they could get a good enough return to warrant it?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I don't understand the basis of the question.
1:10
Moore's a lower-tier role player - his employment and location simply depends on roster math.
dude
1:10
Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Bonds. Ruth has been dead for a long time and Bonds just won a Home Run Derby.
Richie
1:11
Exactly on that "previous guy" contracts thing. Dramatically stomping on your predecessor's goofs is actually quite good for your own repute.
P'Shaw
1:11
Travis Shaw says his improved major league performance is due to being able to watch video of pitchers, something which he did not have access to in the minor leagues. Is this useful info or a pile of baloney?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
It shows he has the capacity to learn, which is good, but you can't forget his performance.
OK, 1:12.
SO let's go off to the Lightning Round.
1:13
The rules are simple: All off-topic questions must be answered so long as they're off-topic and not one of the exception categories (very personal at my discretion or work-related)
Brandon
1:13
CAT UPDATE PLZ
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I only see one right now. Galileo's sleeping on my fofice couch.
BakedBean
1:13
I'm so glad Drizzy Da Roach is now a thing in baseball
This meme will never die
dude
1:14
Should dipping tobacco be outlawed for grown men playing professional baseball?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Outlawed? No. It shouldn't be a question for the justice system.
Micky Morandini
1:14
why isn't my question posted?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Because I get hundreds of questions?
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