Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/21/17
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Murse Wigwam
3:35
Dan, how do I politely announce to my co-workers that I have to go poop.  If I say, "go to the bathroom" they might expect me back sooner than the gurgling in my bowels is  indicating to me.  Also, I don't work on the docks.
Dan Szymborski
3:35
Why can't you say go to the bathroom?
I think if you're not back in two minutes they can infer you're pooping.
Because everybody poops.  I saw a documentary about that once.
Rockie Dangerfield
3:36
How do the Rockies rookie starters get into the NL ROY conversation?
Dan Szymborski
3:36
It'll be tricky now.
Matt
3:36
Why isn't anyone talking about Aaron judge's babip? He's being crowned MVP in June and he's riding like a .430 babip
Dan Szymborski
3:36
He can lose a lot of BABIP and be having a good season.
Baseball Man
3:36
Astros are certainly going to win the AL West, Correct?
Dan Szymborski
3:36
Yes
Cam'ron
3:36
how long can Avisail Garcia keep this up before we can stop waiting for him to fall off?
Dan Szymborski
3:36
I dunno.  It's crazy!
Steve Herbman
3:36
It appears to me that it will be a buyer's market this July.  Do you agree?
Dan Szymborski
3:37
I do not.  I think there will be a lot of teams with plausible shots.
Hello
3:37
Enjoyed the O's article on rebuilding. How about trading Britton for a good return to restock the farm, while still hoping for a run in Machado's contract year?
Dan Szymborski
3:37
Britton has to come back *and* be healthy to get a haul.
TampaRay
3:37
Kurt Bevacqua is the most mediocre player ever.
Moltar
3:37
Merguez has a very high SAR - Sausage Above Replacement
Scuba Steve
3:37
Whisper something good about Luis Castillo so Reds fans have something to look forward to.
Dan Szymborski
3:37
<I see struck out batters>
Moltar
3:38
I fear for the day the Mets fire Alderson - not that he's spectatcular, but when he's gone, Jeffy Wilpon resumes making all decisions. I'm already nervous.
Dan Szymborski
3:38
Good point
LegallyEagle
3:38
Aside from the home run derby, is there any other "skills contest" that MLB should add to the All-Star weekend?
Dan Szymborski
3:38
Race!  Targeted contact hitting!
YKnotDisco?!
3:39
Last time you thought of Rich Amaral?
Dan Szymborski
3:39
Probably not since he was an Oriole.
Steve Herbman
3:39
Who should the Brewers acquire to get an advantage in the NL Central?
Dan Szymborski
3:39
I don't think they should be trading any of the future.
3:40
Though I think it's likely to be a moot point - the Cubs still have time to turn it around
Momus
3:40
Blue Jays are now 0-8 in games that would put their record at .500.  My question is - why does the universe hate Jays fans?
Dan Szymborski
3:40
Those two dollar coins
And milk bags
Fausto Carmona
3:40
Regarding Travis Sawchik's recent post on the Orioles- do you think it would be wise of them to sell all of their assets while the stock is so low, especially considering most of the more valuable ones (Machado, Britton, Jones) don't have favorable team control situations?
Dan Szymborski
3:40
It's tricky.  The Orioles would have to wait until a good moment now if they wanted to trade.
pegasus
3:41
how funny is it that the braves are about to succumb to matt adams' siren song?
Dan Szymborski
3:41
Seeing if Freeman can passably play 3B is useful information about a key member of their team, Adams or no Adams.
Matt
3:41
To what extent did you use an abacus in formulating ZiPS?
Dan Szymborski
3:41
Nearly entirely.
Booger
3:41
True Chicago pizza is thin crust cut into squares; not deep dish.
Gub Gub
3:41
Do you sometimes get a picture in your head of what a player looks like based on his name, and then are completely wrong?  That happened to me today with Ricky Nolasco.
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