Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/7/16
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Bork
1:07
So no Strasburg to Jays? FINE DAN WE DIDNT WANT HIM
Dan Szymborski
1:07
The Jays won't be in Canada exactly a year from now as it will still be spring training.
Q-Ball
1:07
I am not in the best shape of my life. But I am in better shape than Pablo Sandoval, I'm not kidding!
Chuncey Wiggins
1:07
I've been working on some fanfic that involves Harry Potter trying to excel at the Muggle sport "baseball," while also respecting the rich traditions of both muggles and wizards. I'm trying to incorporate sabermetric terminology in this piece of writing, but I want them more wizard friendly. BABIP = BATIP, WHIP = WITCH, and RA9 = RA666...Do you have other ideas that would really help ground this tale of magic for a muggle audience?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
I'm not sure.
Chuncey Wiggins
1:08
Obviously. WAR = Wizards Above Replacement.
klenphak
1:08
philadelphia phanatic is the greatest mascot in all of sports...Phillies wouldnt even trade him for Mike Trout
Dan Szymborski
1:09
IF YOU GUYS DONT STOP ASKING PERALTA Q'S I WILL GO BACK IN TIME AND ERASE YOUR ANCESTORS FROM EXISTENCE
Jason
1:09
Did Kolten Wong just move up the rankings now that he prob won't be splitting time?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I the end, I don't think he was really going to be in a time share when push came to shove.
Matt
1:09
Aroldis Chapman: Shows poor judgement and GF seemingly overstates/fabricates violence, and he gets a 30 game suspension. Jose Reyes should likely be stoned in CF for his crimes, right?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Pretty much.
1:10
Unless he broke someone's collarbone in which case: 8 games.
Robert
1:10
RE: bork - The Angels have not much else in the outfield? Last I checked Calhoun has been worth +7.5 WAR in 14/15
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I'm saying theoretically that Trout and not much else is always something.
976
1:10
Will there be any tweaks to your mid-season ZiPS update? I seem to recall you saying that not as much work goes into those. Also, they look very similar to the initial 2016 ZiPS in many cases. Is that by design?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
They're quite different in a lot of cases.
But there will be similarities for obvious reasons.
976
1:10
Is Alex Rios going to land somewhere?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Airports.
Bork
1:11
Dorm 101. Get your own router and hook it up directly to a line in. Name router "For a good time come to room (insert room of neighbour here)". You get both good WIFI and a hilariously pissed off neighbour!
jtt
1:11
Age related decline is a bitch but does Miggy post a surprise 7 wins season at any point during the rest of his career?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
He's good enough to.
mtsw
1:11
Any way the Orioles could use Peralta's injury to dump JJ Hardy's contract onto the Cards?
Dan Szymborski
1:11
I don't think the O's realize that it would be a good idea.
1:12
OK, we're past 1, so let's go into the Lightning Round.
The rules of the Lightning Round are simple: I must answer every off-topic question, so long as it's off-topic, with the usual exceptions (extremely personal or work related). THis continues until I either catch up or get bored.
AND GO
Brandon
1:13
Does pee come from the balls
Dan Szymborski
1:13
It does not.
Matt
1:13
Oh, I wish, I wish, I hadn't killed that fish.
Bork
1:13
How disappointing will this years main event at Wrestlemania be? I mean, they are keeping Reigns off the TV so he's not boo'd each week.
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I think lackluster.
Repairman Man
1:13
new HS expansion to be announce Friday
Dan Szymborski
1:14
I know, I was invited to the Wednesday event (couldn't make it) and there will likely be an info embargo that goes on past Friday, so what I share will depend on that.
mtsw
1:14
What genre of video games do you feel isn't being fully optimized?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
I think we're really starving for good non-action RPGs.
enos brain
1:14
will there ever be a player with a last name of "Ill-tempered Seabass"?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Too unusual a surname
Jason
1:14
35 years old with 1.2M sitting in a 3.5% yield div portfolio. Should I feel okay leaving the corporate world to do something I really like now?
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