Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/22/17
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AvatarDan Szymborski
2:31
Too much of a break and there are a ton of players that would just be taking a month off
or sending them to weird midseason training camp
Rated Rookie
2:31
Now that Bird has been named the 1B starter, does his ZiPs projection change any?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:31
No, since ZiPS takes no opinion on future manager playing choices.
Justin
2:31
Arent projections for alex bergman too high?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:31
Are they?
12 to 6
2:31
Thoughts on the Japanese fans last night? I thought the trumpeters were great.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:32
It would be awesome if we had those instead of stadiums playing That's What I Call Jock Jacks Vol. 73
Cubs4life
2:32
Better worthwhile stash, Honeywell or Conforto?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:32
Conforto if you're optimistic about Terry Collins. Honeywell if you're like me and am not.
D
2:33
Do you have any thoughts on Trevor Oaks in the Dodgers system, regarding how well he's looked this Spring? Thanks!
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:33
He's recovered very well from TJ surgery.
Wait
2:34
Who am I thinking of?
Is Oaks the one that had TJ surgery in college on the roster?
2:35
OH man, that was a WHILE ago
Why did I think that was 2014?
2:36
Well, anyway, I would expect a full year at AAA really, unless injuries hit. They're not stretching him out as if he would sneak a rotation job.
Gypsy Father
2:36
I get that there's not gonna be a target date given for the spreadsheet. Paid>>free. Got it. But, let me ask this COMPLETELY UNRELATED question: I generally giggle with glee for about 48 hours after the release - about when will I be able to breathe?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:36
CHEATING
Eric's counselor
2:36
you should have heard Byrnes on MLB radio about 30 minutes ago.....he was really pumped up on US players not playing for team usa..i think they're out building a gallows for Trout, Harper , Kershaw and Bumgarner for being traitors.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:36
The thing is for the WBC to be *really* top-notch, MLB is going to have to figure out how to get those guys into the game.
2:37
And I'm not sure how they do that. Even MLB self-insuring the value of the contracts wouldn't be enough - the Dodgers rather have the pitcher, after all
Mike
2:37
What are good 1B options for Nationals outside of Zimmerman and Lind? Will they be competitive with Werth and Zimmerman in their lineup?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:38
They'll be competitive despite pretending Werth and Zim are contributors in 2017.
Hans Focker
2:38
Is Jose De Leon worth holding onto in a league where Gsellman and Eikhoff are available?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:38
Yes. He's ina really good situation.
Borkins
2:38
Is Cody Reed, Cin going to put it together this season, seems like all he needs to do it have more confidence in his change. ST looked promising (I know, ST doesn't matter, well not entirely)
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:39
ZiPS was actually optimistic about him being kinda useful
BK
2:39
All things being equal, Kluber or Arrieta?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:39
Kluber, but only because you asked me a really cruel question
Moelicious
2:40
Any thoughts as to when Robertson gets dealt?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:40
I thought he would have by now honestly. If he finishes the season in Chicago, something's gone wrong.
Borkins
2:40
Will Ian Happ carve out a role for the Cubs at some point this season? He is mashing in ST.
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:40
It's tricky.
2:42
The roster is quite tight, he'd need something to happen.
DJ
2:42
Curious, what stats/technologies that currently are not as prevalent in baseball ops departments do you believe will be more effective/utilized in the coming years?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:42
Honestly, I think they're actually doing a really good job these days.
Jason
2:43
Is Roman Quinn ever a guy?
AvatarDan Szymborski
2:43
Could be a useful role player
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