Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/24/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:34
They should do the worst ones ever.
ohioastrosfan
2:34
While Houston is performing quite well, the stars haven't blown me away. Altuve at 1.4 WAR and Correa at 1.3 are leading, and that I would think is below where they could/should be. Should they perform better than this as the season goes on?
Dan Szymborski
2:34
They coudl. Let's not be too greedy about a team winning two-thirds of their games.
Matt
2:35
Dan, you have two choices. Option 1 is that you can run for president - but you are guaranteed to win, and have to serve two full terms. Option 2 is that you have to run everywhere you would currently travel via foot for the rest of your life (and you can't cheat the system by just buying one of those fat people wheechairs). Which one do you pick?
Dan Szymborski
2:35
I think I would take Option 1.
And punish the country for their foolishness.
Paulie Walnuts
2:35
If Headley's June looks like Headley's May, will we see Gleyber in July?
Dan Szymborski
2:35
Probably not
Steven Matz
2:35
I got carpal tunnel syndrome typing this.
hscer
2:35
Bradley did have a basketball skill he was excellent at; he averaged 4 blocks per 36 minutes in his career. Gheorghe Muresan only managed 2.4
Matt
2:36
If given the options between a) a pitcher or b) a belly-itcher, what do you choose, Dan?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
You can get a lot of prospects for a pitcher. Never seen any for a belly pitcher.
Mike Honcho
2:36
Thoughts on Joe Ross. I'd like him a lot better with a decent Nat bullpen.
Dan Szymborski
2:36
People panic too quickly.
Or
April.
C. Stone
2:37
How much longer can Trey Mancini's bat overcome is problems in OF? (Are you seeing this crap today?)
Dan Szymborski
2:37
I've actually got Blue Jays/Brewers on my biggest screen and I haven't been paying super attention since I had a couple radio hits and then chat
Paulie Walnuts
2:37
Byron Buxton's defense makes him an asset on a first place team. He's not getting sent down.
CarrotJuice
2:37
Sano's .472 BABIP: sustainable or super sustainable?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
FALSE QUESTION
CarrotJuice
2:38
Over/Under 31 days this May?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
Under. There are 7 and a little less than half left.
Matt
2:38
Does Mike Trout end his career with a better war than Sun Tzu?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
Did David give all of you guys cocaine during his chat?
Anon
2:38
Barry Bonds' wRC+ in 2017 would be ______.
Dan Szymborski
2:39
calculated in the same manners as that of other players.
Keith Hernandez
2:39
This might be more of an Eric question, but do you think Brendan McKay will be more of a John Olerud or Danny Hultzen?
Dan Szymborski
2:40
If the Twins take him, I'm sure they go pitcher.
CarrotJuice
2:40
The Cubs underperforming expectations is a really nostalgic feeling for me, seeing as I came of age as a baseball fan in the 2004 season.
Paulie Walnuts
2:40
What is your favorite fruit to eat cooked? Raw?
Dan Szymborski
2:40
Grilled peaches?
Raw: blackberries
Anon
2:40
Which team has the best 10 year outlook?
Dan Szymborski
2:40
Still Cubs
Jack Twist
2:41
I wish I knew how to quit you.
Guest
2:41
With the Astros reportedly looking for another SP and Gurriel being pretty bad, does a Quintana/Abreu package make the most sense for both sides or would the level of prospect talent that would cost for the Astros not be worth the return?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
The Astros have balked at the asking price before.
The thing is, I'm not sure the Astros are incentivized to be very aggressive for a starter unless they start to worry about McHugh later.
2:42
With a healthy McHugh, the Astros don't have a postseason worry, so it woudl come down to a divisional worry
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