Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/13/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:01
Stay awhile and listen.
Zonk
12:01
Reports are the Cubs are sniffing around the Yankees relievers. In your opinion, what would the Cubs need to add to Jorge Soler to pry Andrew Miller away? Is Soler alone enough for Chapman?
Dan Szymborski
12:02
Honestly, I'm not sure the Yankees are at the point yet at which they'll really trade one of their No Runs DMC trio without being bowled over and I'm not sure a reliever is worth bowling someone over.
Richie rich
12:03
Who's closing games for Minnesota a month from now? Do either Abad or Kintzler run away with the job or does Perkins come back strong and reclaim his throne?
Dan Szymborski
12:03
*If* he's healthy -- a pretty big if -- I expect Perkins to be given as much of a chance as possible to get his spot back.
Big Joe Montferrant
12:04
Pineda has been MUCH better his last 3 starts with the change in arm angle. Do you seeing him being more typical Pineda ROS?
Dan Szymborski
12:04
He's certainly *looked* better, but I tend to be conservative about declaring problems over.
Astro Boy
12:04
As an Astros fan, I wake up every morning now hoping this will finally be the day they call up Bregman and/or Reed...
Ben
12:04
Do you expect George Springer or Kris Bryant to have more production the rest of the season?
Dan Szymborski
12:05
Bryant
Q-Ball
12:05
Pirates appear to be in some trouble. Is it time to promote Taillon and Glasnow for good?
Dan Szymborski
12:05
Yes
einstein2u
12:06
what the hell is wrong with stanton?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
I think he'll be fine
Bork
12:06
Ubaldo's gotta be DFA'd...right?
Dan Szymborski
12:06
The problem the O's have is their rotation depth is kinda craptastic.
12:07
Ubaldo's been awful, but I'm not sure, in a "here on out" fashion that they really have any *obviously* better candidates.
Q-Ball
12:07
Is the Cubs rotation better than the Mets? Are they the clear top-two in baseball?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
I think slightly though an eventual healthy Wheeler could change that. And yes.
Ben
12:08
Will keuchel ever turn it around this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
I remain confident
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:09
Is there any data-backed credence to the theory that the ball flies farther in hotter weather? I know, a sample of N=1 is purely anecdotal, but man did the balls fly out of Miller Park on a 90+ degree Saturday - even SP Wily Peralta bashed a no-doubter!
Dan Szymborski
12:09
Warmer air is less dense.
John
12:09
If the Cubs play rest of season at 1 over 500, they finish a 94 wins I believe. Over under?? Ok we know you'll take the over. How many over?
Dan Szymborski
12:10
I'd set it about 102-103
Caveman Jones
12:12
Any decent pitchers not currently available that you think will be before the trade deadline?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
We're kind of at a really odd situation for pitching availability for a few reasons.
1. Guys on lousy teams that would likely be trade targets have had things happen that have made them a lot less exciting (Sonny Gray, Tyson Ross)
12:13
And second, there actually aren't any really awful teams that weren't supposed to be really awful teams. The Angels maybe, but they're not sellers.
And lastly, free agency stinks this year, so there are fewer "trade before we lose 'em" guys.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:14
Has Scooter Gennett done anything substantial to alleviate concerns about being able to hit lefties, or is he still strictly a platoon 2B?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
I think the team should find that out - realistically they're not going anywhere.
It's hard to see what a guy can really do against lefties if you never play him against lefties.
12:15
See Ryan Klesko, who when finally allowed to play full-time, didn't actually have a platoon split worse than the typical lefty hitter
Dakota McKee
12:15
Best target for the Mets right now- Danny Valencia?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
An interesting one in a market with not a ton of excitement.
Matt
12:15
Hey Dan, the 2017 Braves' farm system has a very good chance at having a top-100 prospect in each of their affiliates' rotations: Wentz and Anderson in Rome, Allard in Carolina, Soroka in Mississippi late in the year, and Newcomb in Gwinnett. Has that ever been done before? How insane is that?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
Can't say off-hand, but the Braves farm system is excellent and the team has a bright future if stuff goes right.
12:16
My Braves jokes on Twitter are referring to the state of the *2016* team, not the state of the organization's future.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:16
Any idea on when we're going to see the post-Super 2 wave of minor league call-ups like JP Crawford and his ilk?
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