Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/6/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:25
I think without something more solid, this is just speculation.
El Berto
12:25
Zack Wheeler- are you still high on him for 2017 onward?
Dan Szymborski
12:26
Cautiously - even Tommy John is a pretty big deal. That it's much better than a torn rotator cuff doesn't mean it's riskless!
Eric
12:26
Is the Villar breakout for real? Do you think he can reach 10/50?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
I don't think he's for real, but 10/50 is at least a possibility
Philosoraptor
12:27
Any idea why Stroman has been pitching poorly?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
Well, his FIP is about where it should be. Some of the issue was that expectations were unreasonably high for him.
(There's not enough evidence at this point to call him a FIP failer)
Dan
12:28
Someone dropped Felix H in my 10 team roto. Is he a must pickup?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Duh
Bob Dobolina
12:28
So, uh, Justin Upton - good things coming?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Well, better than this.
Hector
12:29
say something good about joe ross
Dan Szymborski
12:29
If he ever becomes a closer I intend to make Glengarry Joe Ross jokes.
Bryan
12:29
Correa or Seager? Who moves off short first, if either. Who has the better bat going forward?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I think both stick at short long-term simply because they are both on teams that recognize the value.
I think Correa long-term will be the better defender and Seager a little better at the bat
Art Vandelay
12:29
Was the Mark Trumbo trade the best of the offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
It's looking great! Being an Oriole fan and also writing countless times that Trumbo was a must-pick sleeper in fantasy, I can't say I'm sad about his big year
chase11
12:30
it seems like no one is talking about Evan Longoria right now. He seems to quietly be having a return-to-form season after two down years. is it possible this is just a fluke and that's why people seem to be ignoring it?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
I don't think people were really writing him off, just adjusting the expectations somewhwat
12:31
He's not a flashy player and he *is* on a last place team
Mike
12:31
Fill in the blank: Jay Bruce nets a top ( ) prospect in trade this summer.
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Jay Bruce nets a top (noun) prospect in trade this summer.
Ben
12:31
Pick a shortstop from the American and national leagues for the rest of their careers
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Machado/Seager
if I'm not allowed to pick Machado, Correa/Seager
Your friendly local Jon
12:32
Trading for James Shields and half of his contract. Smart move in your opinion? His Zips numbers don't look bad ROS.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
It's fine. The Sox aren't picking him to be an ace or paying for him to be an ace. They just need 200 non craptacular innings a year from him
Rukdnme
12:32
Call it recency bias, but I have to feel like the Padres' current state of meltdown is unprecedented in the post-steroid, somewhat-sabermetric era ... Am surprised ownership isn't turning on the management since the players seem more helpless than half-assed but maybe I'm missing something
Dan Szymborski
12:32
The front office is a mess.
12:33
But I've been calling them that since April of last year.
Their response to a 2015 season that didn't work out as they planned -- sometimes things don't work out as you plan -- was to fire the sacrificial goat and then become paralyzed with inaction.
12:34
Even Kemp being a good trade wouldn't have saved the 2015-2016 Padres once the rubber hit the road.
You see which front offices are competent and which are not by how they react to adversity.
Any general can make a plan before battle.
Tom
12:34
Which team that was expected to do poorly yet has remained in the playoff mix would you advise against selling this summer?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Houston
Art Vandelay
12:35
Any news on what that knife prank actually was? My imagination is running wild!
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Maybe he tried to carve OBP and SLG into his knuckles?
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