Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/6/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:57
No, there's a real seniority bias in Gold Glove awards. You're actually more likely to win two in your career than just one.
Leif Erikson
12:57
DanChat is back, back again. I saw where Toronto school children wrote Manfred to say they didn't think Odor's suspension was long enough. So 4th grade children are obviously watching baseball, shouldn't we teach them that punching and throwing intentionally at people is wrong? MLB should really start putting meaningful suspensions on this stuff. Say Ok, Odor, you get a 7 game suspension and a 5 game post-season suspension. So when he is ever on team that makes the postseason he has to serve that suspension. I think that would make players think twice before sucker punching some dudes. I'm not a Blue Jays fan either, I'm just a fan of grown ups acting like grown ups. JoeyBats slide was intentional and he should be disciplined for that.
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Well, if Carlos Quentin only gets 8 for breaking a collarbone, hard to give Odor more than that (the ruling are very precedent driven)
12:58
MLB needs to sit down with the MLBPA and work on a better penalty system here -- it's far more important than making PED suspensions more severe yet again -- but it won't happen.,
12:59
Where MLB stands, if a player got a suitcase nuke and blew up Washington DC, he'd get a 15 game suspension. Now, if he had been lazy about filing paperwork for a drug exemption he'd had for years, THEN ITS SERIOUS BASEBALL DISCIPLINE TIME TO STOP THAT MONSTER
Darth Vader
12:59
Dan, is David Dahl worth stashing for this season?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Depends what the alternative is. Rockies haven't been super aggressive with here
with him here
Big Joe Montferrant
1:00
To elaborate on Eovaldi. You kind of have to look pass the numbers because he made a very tangible change in the middle of last year (he ended extremely well) and he has been rock solid this year. The splitter gave him an out pitch which he badly needed
Dan Szymborski
1:00
His problem was never his stuff.
David
1:00
Um, any clue as to what has happened to Matt Kemp? A bad player has gone to being an atrocious player...all injury? Guy has drawn two walks this season.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
He's a player that got by on tools but no longer has them to rely on
Chuncey Wiggins
1:01
If you could distill the essence of one baseball player's sweat into an apothecary ingredient, would you sell it over the open market or hoard it for yourself?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Hoard it.
Half the potions in Harry Potter are made with Mike Trout's various bodily fluids
Ray Searage
1:01
Did I run out of magic pitching dust or what? My entire staff is worse than last year.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Magic is a dangerous thing.
1:02
After last year, Searage may be feeling thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.
The Decadent Moose
1:03
Sorry I'm late to chat. Was watching videos of cats eating Arby's. How worried should I be about the Cardinals defense? It may well be the worst iteration I've seen in my adult life.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Only Galileo had arby's
Mercutio is too stupid to figure out what it is before Galileo finishes his sandwich
andrewp
1:03
anything the O's should do to shore up SP or just hope they can get by with this all season?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
I'm not sure there's much they can do. They don't have the chips for a blockbuster
Chuncey Wiggins
1:03
What would get more media attention, handcuffing yourself to presidential candidate or chaining yourself to three senators?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
The first obviously
Mike
1:04
Are you more excited for Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 or Summerslam?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
SummerSlam. If I get excited about him at UFC, they might ban me for life.
hscer
1:04
Padres could be worse. They could be the DC Metro
1:05
How weird is going 6-33 with 5 HR over several days?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Rob Deer did that for a decade!
Ombudsman
1:05
Is xander bogaerts not on the same level as correa or seager?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
He is, just a very slight hair behind
Zorak
1:05
my knuckle tattoos are xFIP and wOBA
Gary
1:05
Longoria's a Hall of Famer, yes? I mean not right now, but he will be.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Will? No. Even Rolen's getting five-percented.
John
1:06
So it really was all mechanical for Harvey?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Plus he peed
Matt
1:06
So at what point does ZiPS just flat out laugh at you when you ask for a future Kershaw comp?
Dan Szymborski
1:07
Kershaw gets mostly Hall of Famers now
Gypsy Father
1:07
Shouldn't the mocking quotes be around "expert" rather than "staff"? Do snark right, man.
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