Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/22/17
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Goo
2:43
Stock is way down on Giolito. I own him in a dynasty league, but he's stashed in my minors for now. Should I continue to believe, or should I sell?
Dan Szymborski
2:44
Why sell low?
Moltar
2:44
Should the Mets employ a 6 man rotation going in to the season? Obviously can readjust if injuries hit, but they'll need to manage workload somehow and they have 6 capable arms.
Dan Szymborski
2:44
If we're talking Lugo, I'm not a sconfident about him as you are, so no
DJ
2:45
Is calling Moncada up quickly necessarily a good idea? Wouldn't it be optimal to allow him to try and strike out a bit less in the minors?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
If he deserves it, push him aggressively. You have to challenge your most talented players.
DCameronLovesBBC
2:45
Why does Puerto Rico get its own WBC team when it's not even a country?
Dan Szymborski
2:45
There's precedent for this kind of thing.
2:46
Only fair since MLB kinda screwed them over wiht the draft.
It's part of the US, but it's a pseudo-country.
Dan
2:46
Dammit Syzm, I have my therapists appointment soon. Check your schedule with me before doing these. Can you please interpret my dreams for me?
Josh
2:46
In terms of 11th inning WBC rules, it seems to give a huge advantage to the home team as they get to see whether they have to play for the big inning or can win by just manufacturing a run advancing the guy on second.
Dan Szymborski
2:46
If we analyze game with this rule, we normalize it!
Kosch
2:46
Forgive me for prying, but I could have sworn you had 5 cats. Last week you only gave an update on 3. Apparently it's kitten season if you're looking to increase your clowder.
Dan Szymborski
2:47
I had 5 at max. Aurora died in 2012.
Now I've had 4 for awhile, but Reagan died very suddenly back in the fall
So I'm at 3 now.
hscer
2:47
Tell me why Danny Espinosa won't be considered the best trade made in the off-season?
Dan Szymborski
2:47
Well, he's also a limited player in some areas
Bryan
2:47
What are the odds the Nationals trade for a closer at the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Fairly low, you don't have the same group of FA-to-bes
Hank
2:48
Is Mitch Moreland really a better option at 1B for the Red Sox than Sam Travis?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Honeslty, I don't think so
Evil Goatee Dan
2:48
When is the last time you thought about Tsuyoshi Shinjo?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
Probably since a usenet fight about him
Kosch
2:48
How would you use Keuchel, McCullers, Morton, Fiers, McHugh knowing that Devenski and Musgrove have higher upsides than Fiers and (probably) McHugh? Would you just wait for McCuller's inevitable DL stint?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
Someone ALWAYS gets injured.
MDR
2:49
I recently emerged from a cave where I spent many dark, dark years of college education. After re-joining the world, I found Skyrim and Game of Thrones waiting for me. After gorging myself on these, what should I turn to next?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
Witcher 3?
Realist
2:50
Up until now anyway, Javy Baez has been a prime example of a player who is better in real life than fantast--they tagging, sliding base running etc are of no use in fantasy..position eligibility--yes? Eric Hosmer too--but to a lesser extent...agree?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
No.
I don't think Hosmer's better in fantasy than real life.
PBishop
2:50
Will you be working with Diamond Mind and will there be a 2017 Zips Projection disk?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Yes, yes.
Erik
2:50
Have any players you saw in the WBC who play in foreign leagues intrigued you enough to do a ZiPS projection for them? Got any interesting ones?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
I ran all the NPB ones!
Tom
2:51
Which Gurriel will have a better MLB career, Lourdes or Yulieski?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Lourdes
Ryan
2:52
would Adam Dunn have been a HOFer if he had held on a few more years and reached 500 home runs? no PED suspicions associated with him
Dan Szymborski
2:52
No
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