Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 5/9/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:00
Let's not forget that includes positional adjustment on FG
1:01
Even though Heyward has stayed ahead of the curve, there's a very strong regression toward the mean, even with long-term defense
1:02
He's got 4 seasons of +20 D (without PO adjustment), but that's only the same predictive value as a little over a season of, say, OPS
jamesryu
1:02
Phillies are 4 games above 500. Will they go for it this year?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
No
OK, 1 PM so have to do the Lightning Round.
1:03
I have work to do so I cannot make this an extended episode!
So the rules of the Lightning Round are simple: I must answer any question so long as it's off-topic, with the few usual exceptions.
Slade
1:05
Dan, non-baseball question...how do you like Overwatch? I have been really enjoying the Beta.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I like it quite a lot and feel it will translate well to a competitive format.
Mark
1:06
Rate Chanman V's pronunciation of your name on the last episode of Value Town from Eno Sarris' to correct.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I'm not caught up on ValueTown - I'm up to last week, which I haven't heard yet. When/how did I come up?
CamdenWarehouse
1:06
First crabs of the year yesterday for Mother's Day. :)
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Jealous
Yusuf
1:06
Off topic: Have you played any of the Overwatch open beta so far? I've been enjoying it so far myself, curious on your take
Dan Szymborski
1:07
As I said, I've greatly enjoyed playing it. I'm a guy who has 2K hours in TF2 but has been kinda out of the game due to it's staleness - we never really get cool new maps or weapons anymore, we get hats and re-skins.
I played Overwatch for a couple of months, but I wish I had had more time but it fell on a very busy part of teh season for me
mtsw
1:07
What's the solution for the prevalence of match fixing in e-sports? How do you stop this when most of the athletes can't make an adult wage playing straight but can turn around and make $20K by rigging a few matches?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
I don't know the solution. You're going to have to have some pretty severe penalties.
kevinthecomic
1:08
I'd rather have your beer belly and cats than Preller's eyebrows!!!
Dan Szymborski
1:08
Mean!
Shin-soo Choo Express
1:08
whoa, they "LOST" Bonilla? Can you please tell the story?
Dan Szymborski
1:08
OK, this is on-topic, but I'll answer
1:09
Syd Thrift did not know that Bonilla was eligible for the Rule 5 draft. Pirates lost him and after Bonilla was unhappy in Chicago, he got traded back to the Pirates in a trade that most in baseball felt was partly a face-saving gesture for a friend.
Tiny Rick
1:09
Dan, my roommate and I are considering getting a cat for the new apt this fall. I'm thinking an orange maine coon kitten, and wer're gonna name it Mookie
Ol Sea Capn
1:09
Do you prefer positive thoughts or dark magic to get players to do more stuff to help you win in fantasy?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Dark magic.
Yeah, Voldemort lost, but how far would he have made it with friendship-based magic?
Ol Sea Capn
1:09
Which is higher on the pyramid of animal comedy? Hippos or giraffes?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Hippos
Guest
1:09
do you watch the nba playoffs?
Dan Szymborski
1:09
Not religiously
Lee
1:09
Have you viewed Mercury today?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
No, what happened? Did the sun eat it or something?
Oh, we can see it today! I had no idea
JD
1:10
Have you read Infinite Jest? What did you think, if so?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
I have not
Guest
1:10
Do "new school" writers care less than "old school" writers about PEDs cause they're all in drugs themselves?
Dan Szymborski
1:10
They didn't do any drugs at all in the 60s
Lil B
1:10
Favorite genre of music?
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