Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/25/16
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P.J.
12:38
How much of Travis Shaw's early success is luck? .435 BABIP.
Dan Szymborski
12:38
I think he's better than projections, but *that* won't continue.
Chuncey Wiggins
12:38
If the Cubs played the Braves 50 times this year, how many games would the Braves win?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
-3. Some would be so awful that they award the Cubs wins in games not played.
Josh
12:39
If you were the Rockies' GM, how would you approach fixing your pitching situation? Focus on drafting high upside arms? Piggy-backing pitchers in home starts?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I think throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks is the best approach for a rebuilding team.
Even one that still doesn't quite know they are a rebuilding team
Shoeless
12:39
The White Sox have gone from one of the worst defensive teams in baseball last year, to the best so far this year. Their pitching staff has held opponents to 1 run or less in 9 of 19 games. It's been a pretty remarkable turn around.
Dan Szymborski
12:40
I expect them to be closer to average, but they made big moves to address their issues
Erik
12:41
The "Value" leaderboard is quite fun. Cedric Hunter turned his great spring training into a 13 game stint with the Phillies, cost them $4.8 million, and was promptly sent down, probably never to be seen from again. That's quite the feat.
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Wait, did I miss something?
How did Hunter cost $4.8 million.
Rick Somebody
12:42
is John Danks cashed?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
This is what, his 5th season of looking done?
Guest
12:43
If you HAD to choose one or the other... our current welfare/social support system or a guaranteed minimum income?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Oops, that was for lightning round
12:44
The latter, though it's not practical because there' sno way you wouldn't keep the former from eventually forming over top of the latter.
The Decadent Moose
12:44
How was your weekend?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Pretty good. Was at a music festival through Saturday (I won't be dragged camping once it gets hot) and was down at Reds/Cubs yesterday.
12:45
Though I wasn't far from getting smacked in the face in the press box from a Jay Bruce foul
Houzer
12:45
Fulmer+Dixon Machado enough to get Gallo+Profar?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
LIkely not.
12:46
But maybe I'd be underestimating Texas's interest.
colin
12:46
is miguel cabrera's career about to fall off a cliff?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
He's skilled enough that I expect a more long slow decline.
Charlie
12:46
If you had to rank pitchers ROS, how high do you go on Syndergaard?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Top 10, which is higher than ZiPS which I think has him around 19th.
ZiPS hasn't seen that slider which is unfair.
Gary Guy Yeti
12:47
Would you rather have mike trout and two actors from Angels in the Outfield or the Padres starting outfield on your team
Dan Szymborski
12:47
The former.
Dr Jackass
12:47
I have finally settled on a new title.. Mr Dr Jackass Laxtonto, Xenocrates, Lord High Executioner, King of the unknown Realm, MBA, PhD. Esquire....think it is too pretentious? It is a bitch to update on my LinkedIn profile
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Add in Idi Amin.
Mathenaging '16
12:48
do you ever botch-a-mania?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I have!
Nate
12:48
As a Twins fan, give me some reason to not hate life right now
Dan Szymborski
12:48
They're really not supposed to be good this year, despite some of the hype
Joey
12:48
Is the Twin's current handing of Max Kepler logical? It seems he would be better getting regular at bats.
Dan Szymborski
12:49
He should be getting regular at bats.
Kenny Williams
12:49
Chris Carter putting it all together? hahahahahaha
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