Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/18/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:36
I think he'll be fine if his arm is healthy. The team's being careful
Anthony
12:37
Lots of people doubted Cueto in rankings before the season....no at 3-0 with a good K:BB ratio and his FB has hit 95 MPH. Is he a top 10 starter at the end of the season?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Top 10 slightly too rich for me
The Decadent Moose
12:37
Cubs/Cards with a 3-game set today in the shadow of the arch. Who ya got?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Cubs 2-1
Matt
12:37
Regarding the unearned run for pitchers. I think it's because you're trying to separate pitching performance from fielding, regardless of who's doing the fielding.
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Yeah, but on a *justice* standpoint it seems weird.
Trunk Slamchest
12:38
Who do you see as the top players who are likely to be moved near the trade deadline this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Lucroy
Thorsday
12:38
How excited are you for me to no hit the Phillies?
Dan Szymborski
12:38
No hit? I think you're going to -1-hit a team this year
They'll actually take back a hit from a previous game
Matt
12:39
Can you tell Greinke that he's gotta cut off relations with this April chick? It's quite depressing
Stump Junkman
12:39
Have you tried out the new Stratomatic Baseball Daily yet? If so, any early thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I have not
Gavin
12:39
What's stopping the Rockies from being legitimate contenders?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Their usual lack of consistent planning.
12:40
I just don't think they have good enough players right now.
And I am skeptical that they're going to make the right decisions around their prospects in the future
Nick Tropeano
12:40
Thoughts on my performance so far?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Fine, but ceiling is limited.
Kvn
12:40
Should the Orioles just run SP tandems to bridge to the 7th? Their SP's havent been going beyond 5, but I'm not sure they would really want them to go 3 times through the order anyway. They have quite a few pitchers in the pen that were former starters. Tyler Wilson, Bundy, McFarland, even Brach can go two.
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Tandems require a lot of moving parts, which is one reason you don't see them that regularly
Gary Guy Yeti
12:41
what can baseball do to make players more loyal to a city? I feel like rivalries are dead, even the sox-Yankees kinda seems forced lately
Dan Szymborski
12:42
I don't think you can do much to make players more loyal
Matt
12:42
At the rate he's going is Markakis worth a top-50 prospect? Could the Braves get Aaron Judge for Markakis and Teheran?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
If they get Judge for that, it would be more due to Teheran than Markakis
Markakis just isn't worth much
calvin
12:43
Was yesterday a sign of things to come for Steve matz? Thanks!
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I think he'll be fine. People were freaking out too much first start
Jeff
12:44
Which starting pitchers are you legitimately concerned about - not just writing off to April?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Well, April still part of the answer, but I'm a bit worried about Shelby Miller
Yeah, cut finger last start likely made that worse, but his stuff didn't look like it had any life before that
Dundalkian
12:44
Manny Machado- 10 year, $320M extension buying out his arb years. Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Orioles - I dont' think they're willing to spend that amount on a single player
Smoo
12:45
I don't understand the Cody Anderson hype. He's still not striking guys out. Why does it exist and is it justified?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Don't look at me
12:46
I was never on team Anderson
Jones
12:46
How do you see the Hector Olivera situation ending up? Would Braves follow the Rockies path with Reyes and likely cut bait?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Depends how the story plays out. The thing is, I don't think he's very good, so he'll going to have less leeway
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