Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/7/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:15
I think the customers at an average Radio Shack exceed Marlins average attendance.
kicker31
12:15
Assuming you were the Rays and had a limited, small market budget, would you rather have Kershaw and his massive deal or someone like Gerrit Cole on his contract & ARB deals?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
Cole. Rays aren't spending $30 million a year on one guy
12:16
And I think for the *majority* of teams, you rather have Cole over Kershaw given the contract requirements.
Q-Ball
12:16
What team, in your opinion, failed to address a major hole the most this offseason? Angels and Indians in OF, maybe?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
Angels, Indians, Orioles
Bork
12:16
Which OF is more of a mess, Angels or Orioles? Angels have Trout, but outside of him not much.
Dan Szymborski
12:16
Trout plus just about anything is really good!
Alan
12:16
How long do you think it will take Devon Travis to get his job back from Goins once hes back at 100%?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
It's hard to tell ahead of time - it depends on the contours of the situation.
Q-Ball
12:17
Are we witnessing the Angels completely wasting the peak seasons of the greatest player of our generation?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
Kinda
Closer Q ?
12:18
Who closes games in MILW for the Brew crew?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
The Fresh Prince of Miller
Matt
12:19
Sup, Dan?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Lamb.
Later though.
Matt
12:19
In general terms using team X, what is an appropriate return for the Braves to get for Ender Inciarte? Two top-100 prospects? A top-50 and a top-100?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
A little rich.
Josh
12:19
Is Christian Walkers time in Baltimore done with the signing of Chris Davis or do you see them trying to get creative with some line ups?
Dan Szymborski
12:20
Honestly, I don't think it has any effect - we're talking a player that's going to be 25 and doesn't really hit AAA pitchers all that well (for a 1B)
12:23
I think it unlikely he has much of a MLB career. With 12/13 man pitching staffs, a 1B that has no actual positional flexibility *has* to hit and I just don't think Walker will
Dunt
12:23
Now that AJax is in tow, does Eaton have more value in LF or RF?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
Right. It's not like Melky has the arm either. That will be the downside.
Ryan
12:24
Biggest challenge for the RedSox will be _______________
Dan Szymborski
12:25
What to do if both Sandoval and Hanley stink again.
vilnius b.
12:25
Dan: I'm in a 10 team AL- only 7 x 7 cats league with BB and OPS on the offensive side. We're allowed to slap a franchise tag for 3 yrs. on one player and freeze his cost for that time. After that, his price goes up to whatever ESPN uses for their AL-only cheat sheet. Our LM says that Mike Trout, who can no longer be franchised, is worth only $34. I say: something's wrong, you must not be adding OPS and BB to the calculator. A few people are saying I'm making a big fuss about nothing. I say: the best player in baseball should be priced correctly. Am I wrong to dig in my heels about this?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
Well, I'm not involved there.
But unless it's an obvious mistake that is rectified, I think you have to go by the third party.
Q-Ball
12:25
How do you pronounce "Szymborski"? Is it zim-BOAR-ski?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
Yes, though that's not technically accurate in Polish. But I don't speak Polish.
Brandon
12:26
How much will Kris Bryant regress
Dan Szymborski
12:26
Tiny tiny
Otis
12:27
does Steven Souza not have a place in OF in tampa?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
No, he'll get time. I just don't think he's all that good.
Mat
12:28
How do you go about the catcher position in a 2C only league?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
If you can't grab an elite, wait for the bargain shops.
Ryan
12:28
Mike Trout for Rafael Devers and Yoan Moncada. Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Angels.
12:29
I think Mallex gets playing time the quickest, but the other two better long term
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