Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/18/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:00
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JDogg
1:01
what are the chances Reyes ends up back with Mets?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
None
Jason
1:01
Name one player whose early season breakout is a sign of things to come
Dan Szymborski
1:01
*Maybe* Trumbo who has worked hard to improve plate discipline and is in an ideal park
Matt
1:01
I saw you tweet about comparing milestones across sports. Where/when is that going to be puclished?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Wednesday
andrewp
1:01
re: Machado contract in Baltimore, do you buy the argument of big free agent signing buying "legitimacy" and shows they're willing to spend? what people were saying about Werth in DC, for instance
Dan Szymborski
1:01
There's a factor but it's overblown
Tyler White
1:02
I have a .423 BABIP, and want everyone to know that most guys who look like 2012 Pablo Sandoval don't sustain that.
Mike
1:02
Out curiosity, how many comments/questions do you typically not get to during a chat?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
I typically can only answer about 20%. You guys ask a LOT of questions.
1:03
THe percentage is higher though if we're not counting the very obvious April questions
Mike
1:03
Is it wrong that I expected more from Josh Outman just because of his name?
Reginald Denton III
1:03
A guy in my league dropped Span for Markakis. Good move?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Well, for the rest of you
Vamos Gigantes
1:03
Colby Rasmus: you buy the plate discipline changes? He's running an insane 20% walk rate and and has a swing% 8 points below last year.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Cautiously optimistic
Dave
1:03
Need a SS and it's slim pickings on the wire. K Marte, Cozart or J Lowrie?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Cozart
Matt
1:04
Heat death of the universe? Dan, the universe will end in the big freeze by expansion, not the big heat by contraction.
Dan Szymborski
1:04
heat death does not mean deaht caused by too much ehat
Chad
1:05
I’ve talked about this with people before, many of which have agreed with me, but do you think a major league baseball team in the city of Denver should exist? It just seems so unfair that this one team has to deal with this massive, out of their control handicap for their homes games. The only times they’ve been successful in their franchise history has been when they built a crazy power lineup and slugged their way to wins, but that’s a pretty unsustainable model. Pretty much the only way they can have successful pitching is to load up on strike out pitchers, but they don’t necessarily grow on trees. The whole thing just seems like a losing proposition.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
I'm not sure it's necessarily unfair. It requires figuring out, but it's also a franchise that has not generally been all that well run either.
senpaisanto
1:07
April, comes she will,
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain.
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again.

June, she'll change her tune.
In restless walks she'll prowl the night.
July, she will fly,
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must.
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.
September, I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.
Matt
1:07
Due to the incredibly wide definition of "copyright infringement" we've seen from the courts in recent years, when do we see teams start suing other teams about roster construction?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
No
CamdenWarehouse
1:07
Remember 2007-2010 Nick Markakis? Dude was a beast.
Dan Szymborski
1:07
If you can trade for 2008 Markakis, by all means!
1:08
OK, let's get the Lightning Round going.
1:09
You know the rules: As long as it's off-topic and not one of a few exceptions, I must answer it, until I either catch up or get bored of the whole thing.
And GO
Bush
1:09
Did I do 9/11
Dan Szymborski
1:09
No
Ulysses Cantista
1:09
Where will Overwatch fit in with all the FPS on the market right now? Why does it, doesn't it succeed?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I think it will fit in fine because it has different construction than CS:GO. It's more like TF2 which was never really designed for eSports and only got awkward support from Valve
Matt
1:09
Just listened to Bob Dylan's new EP teasing the new album. Have you heard? Quite different stuff.
Dan Szymborski
1:09
I have not heard it
@RationalMLBfan
1:09
Why was Mog on all the branding for Final Fantasy 6? All he does is fall over when I want him to dance. The true central characters were Celes and Terra.
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Because moogles are cute!
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