Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 4/25/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:49
Now, *this* isn't happening, but Miller is a really good fit for his skillset.
Well, skill. It's not really a set.
Joey Votto
12:49
I'm off to a rough start, is there any reason to believe that I won't turn it around?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
No
Bad Mamma Jamma
12:49
The Fresh Prince of Milwaukee, Will Smith, just started throwing again yesterday. Do you think he can have a successful rehab without undergoing the knife?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Why do you guys ask me question that require me actually having witnessed the physical examinations?
Ben
12:50
It's very unlikely that a Wildcard will come out of the AL West, which means Division or bust. You can't win your division in April, but you can lose it. How far back do the Astros drop before they're in serious trouble of not recovering enough against the 3 .500-ish teams ahead of them?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
They have a ways to go
jon
12:50
Rizzo, despite the .122 BABIP is running would be career highs in BB% and ISO. Very encouraging.
Dan Szymborski
12:51
You know you're having a great year when you unluckily have a .950 OPS.
Brett
12:51
Eno painted a pretty picture about Christian Yelich's new approach in his recent The Change. Are you as optimistic as he is about Yellich being on the door step of a breakout?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I've been talking about him for awhile
Bad Mamma Jamma
12:51
Initial thoughts on Buxton's inability to hit thus far? I know his glove plays at MLB level, but will the bat ever live up to the billing or does he need to get out of the Twins system to get some quality coaching?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
He'll be fine. The Twins just need to have actual patience.
Jordan
12:52
Aledmys Diaz batting 480 would not make him an MVP contender... it would make him the unquestioned MVP, best single season of past, present and future (assuming he keeps his fielding percentage above 60%). How many WAR do you estimate this utopic season would be?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Except if the season ended today, he's also against other small sample heroes.
If the season ended today, it's not Diaz vs. past full season MVP stats.
12:53
It's Small Sample Diaz vs. Small Sample Fowler vs. Small Sample Dan Murphy vs. Small Sample But He's Really Frigging Good Anyway Bryce Harper
Jaylen
12:54
Should DeGrom owners be concerned?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Yes
Mike
12:54
White Sox need an upgrade at DH, who should they target?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Someone familiar with NKVD interrogation techniques who can finally beat into the team's heads that Avisail Garcia is not, nor will ever be, Miguel Cabrera
Joey
12:56
What do you think about Nomar Mazara so far? It looks like he is handling the transition to MLB remarkably well. Do you think he can maintain above average production ROS?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I'm optimistic. I think he's a major leaguer right now.
Mr. Wrestling IV
12:56
I know he's not this good, and that the answer's probably "April", but has Colby Rasmus shown enough for him to project .250/.350/.450 ROS?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
It's not like his preseason rpojection was that far off from it.
The ZiPS is 248/329/484
Druidiful
12:57
Can we anoint Dusty Baker as the manager of the year already for happening to be the manager of a team where all of the underachieving players from last year have bounced back>
Dan Szymborski
12:57
I got a lot of pushback at the time, but Baker may be the perfect short-term manager for the Nats.
CecilFielder
12:58
Orioles finish in ____place in the aL East
Dan Szymborski
12:58
a
Darryl
12:58
Do you like Zack Cozart as a TOP 15 SS ROY?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Wait, what?
Jorge Posada
12:59
Nate Eovaldi is striking people out!!
Dan Szymborski
12:59
You gotta love Eovaldi. First he's a guy with a 97 MPH fastball with a weirdly low strikeout rate. Then he's a high strikeout guy who has his worst FIP in years.
Next he'll figure out how to not allow any home runs and then lost 10 MPH on his fastball
1:00
Then he'll get the MPH back and lose the strikeouts somehow.
Sirras
1:00
Re: radio crews - Last time the fan broadcast survey was done, Howie Rose and Josh Lewin (NYM) rated in the same tier as LAD and SFG. From personal experience, it's warranted.
Dan Szymborski
1:00
My first ever appearance on radio was talking to Josh Lewin (I was a teenager and called in when he was in Baltimore)
Though I guess it doesn't count as a radio apeparance in the traditional sense.
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