Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/16/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:07
Being one game better than the Rockies and one game better than the Giants and one game better than the Diamondbacks and one game better than the Dodgers over 162
1:08
Is far better than having to be 5 games better than the Giants and 4 games better than the Dodgers and 4 games better than the Rockies and at 1 game better than the Diamondbacks over over 123 games
and yes, I change from using words to number names, but the point remains
Adrian
1:09
How do you see the Hector Olivera situation ending? Are his days numbers with the Braves?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Badly
I didn't think he was all that interesting before the violence issue.
1:10
We're talking about a 31-year-old who last played baseball at a level that suggested he could be in the majors about 2011
I think ti's very possible that Olivera's already had more than half of his final MLB at-bat total
Duff Matty
1:10
A fangraphs article has suggestions for baseball players who deserve a movie. I'm totally game for Mordecai Brown! (Also, Santo already has a movie)
Dan Szymborski
1:11
Did they ever make a movie about Moe Berg?
I'd love a dark comedy Billy Martin bio
Bobby
1:11
Isn't Markakis truly a 4th OFer type on a contender? He might hit and get on, but overall he sucks. Who would want him?
Dan Szymborski
1:12
The problem is that he doesn't really have defensive value
If he could actually play a little CF, a 350/350 fourth outfielder is highly interesting
1:13
I'd rather have Gerardo Parra at his contract and I don't want Gerardo Parra at his contract
mtsw
1:13
How come Matt Bush gets away with "he served his time" but guys involved in domestic violence have to go through an additional suspension?
Dan Szymborski
1:13
Well, one could say that he didn't get off scot free the way some of the others seem to have
1:14
It would be easier to accept Jose Reyes if he had served three years in jail instead of an oops nevermind.
Oliver
1:14
Whats worse. Me participating in this chat, or my co-worker watching game of thrones?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
WORK HARD FOR THE MONEY SO THEY BETTER TREAT YOU RIGHT
Bobby
1:15
When will the Braves make the playoffs again? 2020-2021?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
That's about the timeframe
Matt
1:15
With the Call-up of Joseph do the Phils cut Howard and move on finally?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
They really need to. Is playing Ryan Howard doing his legacy any favors?
Zorn
1:16
Is Pineda worth a roster spot at this point?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
In fantasy? Not really
Chris Sale
1:16
I know I'm for real, but is the rest of my team?
Dan Szymborski
1:16
To an extent. I had them in mid-80s for wins after all, so it' snot like they're a shocking cinderella team whern we're talking under 40 games
Duff Matty
1:16
do fat people age poorly? despite switching to vegetarianism?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Fat pitchers seem to be fine
ssf
1:17
Interesting note on Matt Bush unrelated to his backstory or the donnybrook last night: His fastball has so much spin on it PITCHf/x thinks it's a slider
Duff Matty
1:17
What's the difference between Odubel and Odibe?
Dan Szymborski
1:17
Odubel is the past tense, Oddibe the present.
Big Joe Montferrant
1:17
I just want the braves to trade Freeman so that we can start a Harper vs Braves HR counter
Matt
1:18
re: McCann... If you're the Braves, why NOT go after him? They have a ton of options in the lower minors, and McCann/Flowers is an excellent receiving team.
Dan Szymborski
1:18
But again WHY
1:19
WHY are some of you guys so obsessed with spending money and prospects to make the Braves better in 2016/2017? The Braves have essentially no chance at an improvement for 2016/2017 that has any kind of value to the present or future of the team.
1:21
Let's say I REALLY want to be elected president in 2016. It doesn't matter what I do, because there's no scenario that exists in any plausible sense in which I could be the president. It doesn't matter if I REALLY want to be president or if me being president would cure cancer and invent faster-than-light travel, because there's no even remotely realistic scenario in which it happens.
And that's true if I sell my house to hire a top notch political consultant. It's still not happening, not matter how much I want it or how good it would be.
1:22
Though note that this is a theoretical. I do not want to be president nor would I be a good one.
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