Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 3/8/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:00
It has started, a time for chats.
2:01
OH NO I DONT HAVE A 20 MINUTE QUEUE OF QUESTIONS WAITING
Will.....have.....to......type.....first.....answers......slowly
splits user
2:02
have you released zips splits yet for 2017/do you know when they will be available?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
I have not. They're done typically in mid-March.
The Average Sports Fan
2:02
What criteria would you use to evaluate a GM/Front Office if you were an owner?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
You don't have a lot of great GM metrics, I'd suss out how I feel about the people in quesiton after discussing their philosophies, their plans, and what they've done in the past.
Erik
2:02
The MLB currently can't obligate players to go to the WBC, but the tournament would certainly be better if it could. Is that something they may push for in the next CBA?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
No.
the man
2:04
Hoskins or Cozens?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
With Kendrick/Brantley, if they made the roster, they'd both likely be on the bench, so I'd want both full-time starting in the minors.
Bork's Unborn Son
2:04
do you like dogs?
Dan Szymborski
2:05
Yes, but I also don't like waking up at 6 AM to go for a walk, so cats get the edge.
Ned Yost
2:05
So Charlie Morton is a real thing now. He hit 98 today!
Dan Szymborski
2:06
He had a big uptick last year too.
He's the Benjamin Button of pitchers.
In 10 years, he's going to be rookie Dwight Gooden.
the man
2:06
I hate Excel. Why can't more college courses use R
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Don't they typically use a lot of R now?
We used a lot of Statistica in college.
I do like my Excel though.
Bork's Unborn Son
2:07
Who is your favorite player?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Mussina
Bork's Unborn Son
2:07
would you dance if i asked you to dance?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
No.
Big Joey
2:07
Would you be shocked to see Trevor Story, Gary Sanchez or Alex Bregman as a top 10 pick next season?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Not shocked.
2:08
If Story's healthy for a year and doesn't regress much, Coors can make him a top 10 pick without him being an ultra-elite player
Sanchez would surprise me a bit just because people shy away from catchers that early
diadem
2:09
Where does Nunez bat in SF?
Dan Szymborski
2:09
I would guess 6th/7th or so.
the man
2:10
Do you think a baseball team could ever come to Delaware (Wilmington ?)
Dan Szymborski
2:10
YOu have something against the Blue Rocks?
2:12
I could very well see New Jersey kinda get a Delaware Valley team in theory at some point in the future to kinda split somewhat a very large market with some of Philadelphia's fan base, but don't see an MLB team based in Delaware
Bork's Unborn Son
2:12
Who would you rather start a franchise with: Sanchez, Swasson, Beintendi or Bregman?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Swanson
Zack
2:12
Is Tim Tebow the next Bryce Harper??
Dan Szymborski
2:12
In that they both exist.
greg
2:12
cat update please.
Dan Szymborski
2:13
They're all asleep.
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