Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 6/8/17
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Chuncey Wiggins
2:22
I have returned from Japan and was blown away with their fans organized cheers and bands. What will it take for the MLB to start allowing fan lead trumpeting sections?
Dan Szymborski
2:22
I think it's culture
Babe Lincoln
2:23
Since spring training, the chances of Cueto opting out have gone from ___% to ___%?
Dan Szymborski
2:23
90 to 70? He hasn't really been *bad* or anything and Arrieta's stock has dropped a little too.
2:24
And I expect him to be better by the end of his season than he stands right now
Andrew
2:25
I've lost all faith in replay after that Yolmer Sanchez "home run" against the Rays on Tuesday. How does that happen?
Dan Szymborski
2:26
The replay is done by the same entitled group that seems immune to any evaluation of their performance that makes the bad calls in the first place.
I'm not buying the catwalk excuse
JoeB
2:27
Miggy- the fantasy underlying skills data have been saying the breakout is coming. I'm losing patience. Should I continue to hang on?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
I remain optimistic about Cabrera in the short-term. But damn the end of that contract will be ugly
Matt
2:27
I saw a picture of a pizza topped with tacos the other day. In such a situation, would you call the tacos "pizza topping" or the pizza an "edible tray"?
Dan Szymborski
2:27
The tacos act in the context of topping.
Unless you're physically removing the pizza tacos and eating them as tacos
Kvn
2:28
Talk of Trey Mancini. This is surprising no? Are you reevaluating?
Dan Szymborski
2:28
I'm buying the power improvement more than the BA on e
Chuncey Wiggins
2:28
How much worse would a baseball team perform over a season if they wore tuxedos?
Dan Szymborski
2:28
I think they'd get used to them.
But would have trouble on hot days
Pine Marten
2:29
It's mid-June and it feels the NL playoff field is mostly set. All that we are waiting on is if the Brewers can outlast the Cubs, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:29
I suspect they won't, even though I relaly like the Brewers long-term
ECinDC
2:29
WAR wise, Max Scherzer is Tom Glavine, and better than Curt Schilling. Does that make him a HOFer?
Dan Szymborski
2:30
He's at like 40 WAR, he's not Glavine or Schilling yet.
As for Hall of Fame, the voters need to do a better job. *Mussina* isn't in. *Schilling* isn't in. Halladay's going to get royally screwed over.
Chuncey Wiggins
2:30
What fan rage makes you the most perplexed? Mine is when they think you've messed up the burnt offerings.
Dan Szymborski
2:30
The Padres fan stuff above
Will C.
2:30
Is Mike Foltynewicz a buy low target for the rest of the year?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
It's a little late to be buying low. At t his point, I'd more willing to field offers to trade him away
ECinDC
2:31
Is it possible the Ryan Zimmerman really was just hurt the past few years?
Dan Szymborski
2:31
YEs
2:32
Though it doesn't reflect well on the Nats for using him at all if he was so injured that it was the difference between 2016 and 2017
Chuncey Wiggins
2:32
Do you think you could run and jump over the mound without touching the dirt?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
No
Coronado Chill
2:32
There are "very angry Padres fans"?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I was surprised too
I figured they'd have learned a bit of humility after crowing about the Matt Kemp trade.
Hart Man!
2:32
Unsold on Freeland?!?!? Your entire Evansville fan base will be calling Ace Purple on you!
Guest
2:32
Is this trade realistic?Andrew Benintendi
Rafael Devers
Jackie Brandley

Por Mike Trout
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I don't think the Angels woudl even vield offers, honestly.
Sano
2:33
If a hitter has a high exit velocity, does that mean a high BABIP is sustainable?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
It depends on the degree.
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