Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/13/16
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Aladdin Sane
12:59
Whoops - finishing Lackey question: What do you make of this? Did ZiPS somehow predict he could unlock that skill, was it just accounting too heavily for his mirage sub-3 ERA in 2015, or what?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Don't know if I can accuse ZiPS of weighting 2015 "too heavily" considering even ZiPS has been underrating him.
Tito (Brooklyn)
1:00
Hi Joe, loved your call of the game on Sunday night. Do you think Edinson Volquez is having a better year than Roy Halladay because he has more wins? Which pitcher has been more consistent this year, in your view?
Ellie
1:00
So when are my DBacks gonna trade our 1st round pick to Atlanta?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
They can after the World Series.
Tim
1:00
The Cubs' run differential so far this season is greater than the run differential that any team accumulated over the course of the entire year in 2014. Do they have a shot at the all time record for run differential?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Maybe - they have a shota t the all time record period after all
1:01
But I don't actually know the all time record for run differential
Q-Ball
1:01
Jim Callis thinks the MLB draft should be 20 rounds only, with everyone else FA. All the nepotism picks are evidence that the draft is too long, and teams are mostly just filling rookie league rosters after round 20, or picking unsignable HS players. Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
I think it's something not worth worrying about. It's not like the guys picked in round 43 were going to get into bidding wars
TheDudeofNY
1:01
Do Kershaw and Trout both come from the same alien planet, or different ones?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Poochie's planet.
Bell
1:02
Could a 36 year old, injured rental Rich Hill actually net a top 100 prospect?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Not with health concerns.
Markakis Fan Club President
1:02
Markakis is a leader, a gritty hard nosed veteran! Any contender would love to have him! He's not worthless! You think you know it all, and your wrong.
mtsw
1:02
Is Hyun Soo Kim basically Korean Nick Markakis?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Kim has a chance to be good.
EbenezerBatflip
1:03
nostalgia is such a polite way to phrase 'fear of change'
Dan Szymborski
1:03
If there's anything you guys should know about me, I'm always gently polite.
Bork
1:04
Poochie's never going to be cool, Dan.
jon
1:04
All time run differential: +411 for the 1939 Yankees. The Cubs would need near linear performance extrapolation to surpass this record.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
OK, we're past 1 o clock and since I have work to do, need to be timely.
So let's get into the Lightning Round to wrap this up.
The rules of the Lightning Round are simple: I am forced to answer every question, even if I don't know the answer or have any kind of insight or knowledge of the question.
With the usual exceptions (things I deem too personal or work-related)
This continues until I either catch up or I get bored because, well, I have other stuff to do and I'm not doing this for two hours.
1:06
GO
Tallow
1:06
Had the Oreo Cinnamon Buns yesterday. Ate the entire package while watching GoT :(
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Red Velvet is the best alternative Oreo.
Tom
1:06
I know you dig some indie rock. Have you heard Car Seat Headrest's new album? Silly band name, but great album.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I have not.
S1CK#1484
1:06
Is there any try hard groups? Solo queuing is an emotional roller coaster.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
In Overwatch? I'm in a try-medium group with my TF2 team (FITH)
Outta my way, Gyorkass
1:06
Ever get into the Dragon Quest series of jRPGs? If so, which one was your favorite?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I did. IV.
j6takish
1:06
My friend asked me to see the warcraft movie with him. I thought he was joking but he was serious. It was pretty terrible but not quite bad enough to offer any sort of comedic value. 0/10 would not recommend. Also I am considering disowning my friend
Dan Szymborski
1:06
You should know better than seeing a movie based on a video game.
1:07
I have no idea why there should be movies based on video games - the video games already tell the stories the best in their chosen medium.
Eric
1:07
Hey Dan, hope you had a great weekend! Quick question; my sarcastic comments online are alienating everyone around me, whatever should I do?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Get better people around you. If sarcasm is chasing them off, your winnowing process up to this point hasn't been sufficiently robust.
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