Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/16/16
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James
12:55
What do you think of Markakis? Braves be able to get rid of the contract and add a solid prospect?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
To speak of the devil - I swear I hadn't seen this in the queue.
12:56
For the privilege of paying Markakis 2.75/28 or so, my offer would be nothing.
If I'm giving a solid prospect for Markakis, you need to be throwing in time machine plans to get me to 2008 so I can get the Markakis that I'd actually want
Bork
12:57
Can you v Cistulli be added to Extreme Rules too?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Sure
Reginald Denton III
12:57
What are your expectations of Jose Reyes? Will he be relevant at all this season -- fantasy and otherwise -- and if so, will it be in Colorado or elsewhere?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
He may be, but I don't expect him to be very good.
Keith
12:57
My WhiteSox could really use Nick Markakis, what would we have to give up?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Really use Nick Markakis?
Geez guys, all these quesitons were written before I talked about Markakis
Chris
12:59
Could Braves trade for Braun/Lucroy? They gotta do something to turn it around heading into the new park, speed up the process.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
WHY
Yeah, they could trade for Braun/Lucroy. Then win 67 games instead of 63 in 2017 and lose prospects for the privilege.
1:00
They wanted to have a good team for the new park. They're not.
Trying to hotshot a decent year to coincide with the new park doesn't work - the short-term talent level of the team is not there
And by doing so, you risk generational team destruction
1:01
The people that should want the Braves to trade for short-term improvement are fans of the other four teams in the division.
Tim
1:01
Man, my Red Sox need pitching bad... Shouldn't we offer Benitendi to the Braves for Teheran? We have plenty of offense and strong system still.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
They *could* and I think they'd get Teheran for that
mtsw
1:01
Hey are the Rockies possibly kind of good now?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
hey, they're only a couple games ahead of the zips pace!
1:02
The Rockies have several very interesting players and an excellent farm system. My Rockies doubt is the ability of the front office to maximize the value of their assets in the majors
Bruce
1:02
The Angels are complete crap... We are never gonna win during Trout's contract.... Shouldn't we just completely re-vamp the farm system and deal him.. Talk about a heck of return.. Call the Braves or Cubs.. They have great systems
Dan Szymborski
1:03
I actually would explore a Trout trade.
Shaun
1:03
Koen Broxton killing it in AAA - both power and speed. is he for real or is it just overblown PCL stats?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
He's probably a usable OF in the majors. But let's not go too crazy over a month in Colorado Springs
mtsw
1:04
If you're the Cubs why trade for Trout when you're already overwhelmingly likely to win your division? Maybe he'd slightly raise their chance of winning a playoff series but is that worth surrendering a raft of prospects?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
It might be. Trout is one of those generational players and it's not like he's a free agent
1:05
You essentially get Trout at 6/134. That's incredibly valuable.
Henry Blinkler
1:05
I get the feeling that this is the last chance to trade Braun for a good return in a keep-forever league. Agree?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Yes
Something Brewing
1:05
With the Brewers as bad as they are, what do you think the likelihood is that they end up trading Jeffress and Will Smith by the trade deadline and Corey Knebel ends up closing?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Fairly high - I get the impression that management is realiatic
Bork
1:06
Dan is the ESPN guy so we can ask him ESPN questions instead like about Bill siHELPTHEIRHERE
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I'm not answering internal ESPN questions either!
mtsw
1:06
Hey don't look now but the Padres are only like 5 games back in the NL West. Is AJ Preller talking himself into erroneously thinking this team is competitive and doesn't need to teardown?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
5 games back is a 20 games back pace.
1:07
Because they're like 40 games into the season.
The Padres odds are significantly *worse* than they were at teh start of the season.
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