Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/21/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:56
ZiPS had him as the second-best 1B in future WAR in baseball *before* this season.
Mondo Dook
2:57
Dan Chat?  Is it Dan Chat Day already?  Actually, when is Dan Chat Day?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
It's like Brigadoon.
Beep boop im a robot
2:58
what are we really expecting from Drew Smyly when he gets back? 2016 was an off year and hes just coming off injury, but looked damn good at the WBC.
Dan Szymborski
2:58
Who knows?
Seriously, that's a crap answer, but with injured pitchers it's always a wait and see
Merv Throneberry
2:58
Aaron Hicks or Tommy Pham, or both ROS?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
Pham probably, but I'm a cynic.
Vegan Man!
2:59
Is Gallo worth holding in a 12 team OBP?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
With 3B qualification, *maybe* but probably not.
Aaron
2:59
You're now GM of the Angels (not that you want to be, but humor me here). What are your first three moves? Could be player transactions, trades, hires, etc. Top 3 priorities.
Dan Szymborski
3:00
I'd start shopping what I have.  I dont' think this team's core can be a really good team.
Tim Tebow's Thunder Thighs
3:00
If the Jeter Bush delegation ends up buying the Marlins, who becomes the new Worst Owner in Baseball?  The Wilpons?  Peter Angelos?  I feel like both of them have had some recent success on the backs of their tightly squeezed front offices and farm systems while doing nothing to sustain it.
Dan Szymborski
3:00
Could be Jeter Bush!  Wilpons are pretty bad.
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:00
"What do you accomplish by hitting somebody? You accomplish nothing. You put a man on first base, and you give them an opportunity to win a baseball game. ... I think it's absolutely asinine to even take that approach."
- Andy Green

Why aren't more managers Andy Greens and fewer managers Joe Maddons, when it comes to a self-policing game through assault and battery?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
MANHOOD RITUAL
Matt
3:00
Glad to see you've started to realize the difference between Wednesday and Thursday.
Yanks
3:01
What is the outlook for Gleyber Torres? Can this injury derail his development?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
I think he'll be fine.  He wasn't old for his levels anyway and that the surgery is the non-throwing arm makes me optimistic that he won't be worse defensively
Mike
3:01
Who is more likely to be MVP: Bellinger or Judge? Next year?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
Judge this year.  After that, i think they're in the same zone.
Robbie
3:01
Because Dave's chat had so many hot takes on CarGo, what do you think of him? Better or worse than average? Most overhyped?
Dan Szymborski
3:02
An averagish player most likely that wil lnever be the player he was again that he was in his 2010-2013 peak.
3:03
The Rockies are extremely frustrating.  They've done such a good job with their minor league system, but you look at that roster and you see so many places they just squandered possible value.
3:04
Cuddyer, Morneau, de la Rosa, CarGo, the list goes on and on of players that at one point had value and they team couldn't give less of a shit about getting more talent.
Mitch
3:04
Currently the Astros and Dodgers have the highest projected wins. If these two teams met in the world series, who would you favor?
Dan Szymborski
3:04
Dodgers very slightly
Beep boop im a robot
3:04
As a Yankee hater, what should infuriate me more; Gary Sanchez's immediate success or Aaron Judge's immediate success
Dan Szymborski
3:04
Judge maybe?
GK
3:04
With the clear importance of having an effective Changeup, do you think this is an area that organizations should place a higher influence on?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
I'm not a coaching expert, but I'm a believe in Johnny Sain's belief in the value of changing speeds.
3:06
There are only so many general concepts that get hitters out.  So the more your pitcher can do, the more tools he has.
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
3:06
Tell your boy David Schoenfield that the Bellinger to the Twins was part of the Brian Dozier discussions.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/80565/real-or-not-nolan-a...
Dan Szymborski
3:06
I'm sure that was shut down immediately.
rustydude
3:06
Huge # of prospect hoarders in my fantasy league. In my situation would you consider trolling these guys by starting the bidding on the "next best" set of prospects in the hopes they cut good players from their rosters upon winning these next-besters?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
Not the worst idea.  Zag when others zig.
Beep boop im a robot
3:07
How big a win is a 100 WRC mike zunino for the Mariners?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
Pretty big just to get him toe the line between good and horrific within a single season instead of jumping all over!
C.J.
3:09
What pitching prospect currently in the minor leagues do you think will have the biggest impact on a big league club in the second half?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
Brent Honeywell maybe?
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