Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/16/16
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Bork
12:42
>.400 BABIP is always a mirage? Well I've have you know Chris Colabellohahaha I can't do this.
Bart
12:42
Will any teams show any interest in trading for Jose Reyes?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
If they don't have to pay much.
The suspension/crime has likely gotten the Rockies off the deluded notion that someone would give a prospect for the privilege of paying Reyes to play baseball.
Seth
12:45
Swanson or Albies at shortstop for the Braves in 2017? Will the decision be based on the offensive potential of the players?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
There's no need to rush things.
hscer
12:45
I missed the USA chants yesterday during the fracas. Was it wrong to be entertained by that aspect of it?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
The best USA chant was about 20 years ago in WWF, when the fans chanted USA to support Canadian Bret Hart in a match against American Yokozuna.
Seth
12:45
regarding earlier question re: Braves trading for power bats... meant for upcoming season, not 2016.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
The Braves are going to be awful in 2017. They aren't -- or at least shouldn't -- base prospect development based on 2017 contribution.
Justin
12:46
What is your Aledmys Diaz take? Mirage, stud, solid?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
He's worked his way up to the point where a lot of that has to be real
Anthony
12:46
Felix has had his velo creep up lately. I still think he can be an ace or near an ace at 91-92. Do you agree? His off speed stuff was on point last night against a team that doesn't strike out much.
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Yes
12:47
He's been at 91/92 for a long time and had ace seasons in th attime
klof
12:47
When does Kim win the full-time job in Baltimore?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
It's hard to say. He should be full-time now, but there seems to be an incredible amount of delusion in Baltimore about Joey Rickard's contributions.
12:49
Yes, the team's 23-13, but that's more in spite of Rickard, not because of.
Steve
12:49
What's up with Fielder? Is he done? Looks pitiful.
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I think he's nearly done. Better than this, but not good.
forever it
12:49
Does Benintendi's move to AA make it more likely they might bring him up to Boston by the end of the year?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
More likely, but they still don't *need* to push him to Boston
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:50
Heh, maybe I should have phrased that Villar question better. Obviously, a BABIP over .400 is unsustainable, but are there other reasons to believe that he could be a useful piece moving forward, or is his relatively strong performance so far completely built on the back of ball in play luck?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Well, yeah, he' s a good role player and possibly an OK stopgap starter, but I don't think more than that. With a normal BABIP, he's right around his career line
Matt
12:51
Regarding Bradley vs Shaw - are you not believing Shaw, or just like Bradley better?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Bradley has a longer resumé of periodic promise
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:51
Lagunitas brew idea: Sahara Desert Mirage IPA? Brewed with Algerian oasis water?
Stenzy
12:51
Two excellent starts in a row for Matt Cain against Blue Jays and Dbacks. Stuff keeps getting better. Thoughts on how the rest of his season goes?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
He's going to need to do it longer
Jon Back From The Dead
12:51
Is odubel Herrera this good? Is this the type of player he is? I'm waiting for the return to earth but he just keeps on hitting.
Dan Szymborski
12:52
He's not *this* good but he's a really good player
James
12:52
Do the Braves continue to sell pieces away (Vizcaino, Ender, Teheran, Freeman, Markakis) or will they begin to improve in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Depends on the package.
12:53
They have a logner time frame, so a lot of those guys ought to be traded if the package is even remotely reasonable
Remember a few weeks ago when people were asking me if the Braves could get a top prospect for Markakis?
12:54
Ah, April laughs.
mtsw
12:54
If MLB hadn't capped posting fees at $20M how much would Shohei Otani post for this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Darvish dough plus inflation from then
Guest
12:54
should the yankees consider trading mccann in order to give sanchez a chance? there are a couple contenders that have a hole at catcher.
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I think they need to strongly think about towel throwing-in. They won't though
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