Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/29/17
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Ben z
3:03
You think Votto is ahead of Harper in NL MVP? They have same wRC+ and Votto is a bad defensive first baseman while Harper is a slightly above average RF (cannon arm + average range). Also...his hair.
Dan Szymborski
3:03
I wasn't ranking, I was broadly staying who the contenders are.
I'm not sitting down and considering an exact ranking in a 15 second comment.
Tom
3:03
Did you ever play Gwent from the Witcher III? That game is pretty addicting and I don't typically like card games.
Dan Szymborski
3:03
Yes, and I was in the closed beta of the standalone too.
James
3:04
Do you think the Red Sox should promote Devers to fill that pit at third?
Dan Szymborski
3:04
I would, sure as sugar.
Zimmerman
3:04
What are the chances he had his crazy 2.5 months and now he slides back to 2016 garbage? I feel like it's above 20%.
Dan Szymborski
3:04
Probably a little too high if he's healthy.
LegallyEagle
3:04
What value does Kate Upton add in a trade for JV? Top 100 prospect?
Dan Szymborski
3:04
It's not like you get to date her if you trade for him.
James
3:05
What do you think is the biggest problem with the Red Sox offense? They're obviously missing Ortiz, but that can't be responsible for this big a drop... Can it?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
Well, there was also some natural regression to the mean on a few of the players.
They're definitely missing that one big thumper, which Ortiz did well
3:06
He *was* a guy with a 1.000 OPS last year, after all.
Kosch
3:06
what is the difference between skyline chili and regular chile?
Dan Szymborski
3:06
It's cincinnati-style chili.
Which tastes a bit like pumpkin pie filling.
BB guy
3:07
Ryan McMahon:  .440!  Does he get called up?
Dan Szymborski
3:07
Frankly, I'd try and trade LeMahieu and plug him right in, but that strikes me as too-aggressive for the Rockies.
Ben z
3:08
I feel like Trea Turner should eliminate his leg kick and forget about trying get XBHs. A single is basically the same as a double for him and the apparent power from last year seems mostly to have been a mirage. No?
Dan Szymborski
3:08
The thing is, he was an .850 or so OPS guy in AAA last year.  It was his BA last year that was a mirage.
He was never going to be a .390 BABIP guy.
3:09
Now, he doesn't need to be and he's a damn good player, but 2016 MLB wasn't his baseline.
BB guy
3:09
Albies!  Soon?
Dan Szymborski
3:09
You'd think so
Scott Boras
3:09
Quick note on JV:  Kate Upton involvement very much up for discussion in contractual details.
Reds Fan
3:09
JV really means Joey Votto at this point, apologies to Detroit.
My name is Judge...
3:09
Could the Brewers end up jumping in the mix for Quintana?  if not him maybe some bullpen help.
Dan Szymborski
3:09
I suspect not.
They'r enot far enough in the process that I think they're really going to splash for Quintana.
3:10
They're a bit in the position of the dog that caught the bus.
Ben Z
3:10
Next year Matt Harvey will be playing for _____.
Dan Szymborski
3:10
money
Tom
3:10
Can we change the chat schedule to Dan Szymborski "Whenever it is afternoon and he feels like it." ?
Dan Szymborski
3:10
Sure!
LegallyEagle
3:10
If the Rockies continue to struggle, is it crazy to think they should consider trading Holland and cashing in on the haul they could extract from a team like the Nats?
Dan Szymborski
3:10
No, but again, Rockies.
John
3:11
So Buxton is getting rid of the leg kick again? Will they ever just stick to one swing plan?
Dan Szymborski
3:11
They've been tinkering with him a lot.  Which I gues sisn't surprising considering how all over the map his offense has been.
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