Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/7/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:52
He represents a virus as seen on the old Veterans blood-and-goo turf. Or I could just be making that up. I forget the difference sometimes.
Cousin Mose
12:52
Are there leading indicators for power breakouts a la JD Martinez, and if so, when do those indicators become statistically significant?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Depends on magnitude. This is not a 2D question.
Matt
12:52
Dan, I've spotted this impostor-Matt again.
Dan Szymborski
12:53
One of you needs to agree to be Matteo and another Mattieu.
AO
12:53
Why would 3 Rays players (Boxberger, Odorizzi, and Kiermaier) refuse the contract tenders and be subject to small salaries this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
To make a point
Guest
12:53
What spring training results would it take to change your mind on a team? Like what if a projected .500-ish team went undefeated for a whole spring training and won every game by 10. Would you think "whoa hey they might be better!" Or would it take more, like not allowing a single run over the whole spring training schedule?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Again, magnitude. You gusy always want a too quick "It takes 23 days to change a projection!" type answers which do not exist.
Dan
12:54
Can you please explain how Mike Scioscia still has a managerial job?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Inertia
Cousin Mose
12:54
Also, Joc looked terrible in the Giants Dodgers ST game. His leg kick was totally inconsistent from pitch to pitch, like he was trying to adjust on the fly. Is this par for the course during spring training or does that concern you?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
I admit to being concerned
Repairman Man
12:55
Which is most likely: McMahon A) stays in COL and plays 3B B) gets traded C) stays in COL and plays 1B
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I think long-term he's traded. It's kind of a waste to have an excellent defensive third baseman playing first.
Unless Arenado is traded first
The Dude of NY
12:55
Is there some law that mandates all dorms have terrible WiFi?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
We didn't even have wifi in college so no sympathy
Jack "Dingerz" Z
12:55
% Chance that Robinson Cano exceeds his Zips 3.5 WAR projection this season.
Dan Szymborski
12:55
75% I feel.
Bartolo Cologne, For Men
12:56
Colin Rea as a big time sleeper -- agree or disagree? Nice debut last year and added 25 lbs of muscle in the offseason.
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I'm ambivalent
The Dude of NY
12:56
Be honest: did you like the Sandoval and/or Ramirez deals last offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
No, and I'll find the tweets if I can
12:57
My piece had a headline Sandoval not worth $95 million
12:58
And while I didn't think Hanley was bad in a vacuum, I thought it made no sense since 3B was the practical home for him
12:08
Comment From Tony G.
What was the first thing that came to mind when you heard the Red Sox had signed both Sandoval and Hanley?
12:08
Dan Szymborski: dafuq?
Bartolo Cologne, For Men
12:59
Assuming health for all involved parties, do you think Michael Taylor forces himself into a starter's role this year or stuck as #4 and defensive replacement?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Latter
Larry
12:59
Could JD Martinez crack 40+ HR?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Sure
Matt
12:59
People tend to think A-Rod will regress. I disagree, because I never saw him gress in the first place. Thoughts?
Chuncey Wiggins
12:59
Is there a player you are especially watching during spring training? or prospect? or Coach? or Culinary enthusiast?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Usually young pitchers mostly. Nobody in *particular*
Simply because that's tricky because unless you're down there, you're subject to whatever weird lineups they put together
klenphak
12:59
give me a reason for The Phillies to keep Ryan Howard instead of releasing him, paying him either way and anybody can play 1B for Phills this year that actually could have a future with the team
Dan Szymborski
1:00
There is none.
Matt
1:00
ZiPS is higher on Byung-ho Park, so I was just wondering how the system goes about projecting a guy like that. There's not exactly a huge track record of hitters coming over from the KBO to compare him to.
Dan Szymborski
1:00
There isn't, but we also have guys going over there and guys from NPB.
ChickenHawk
1:00
best bet to succeed in NL only format? Orlando Arica, Trea Turner, or JP Crawford?
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