Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/11/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:58
No, but the suburbs will regret it.
Harry Caray's Ghost
12:58
Brady Aiken? Is that the guy that won American Idol all those years ago?
Johnny
12:59
Do you think Markakis would be a solid addition to a contender if Atlanta kicks in cash? 50% of his remaining contract.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
No
Well, he'll be solid in his matter state.
He's not a liquid or a gas.
1:00
Which is kind of too bad - if he was turned into a gas and dissipated into the atmosphere, the Braves wouldn't have to pay him.
Argo
1:00
Is Benintendi the kind of hitter you could see skpping AAA and still being successful?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Yes
Steve
1:00
Do you think Junior Guerra gets dealt this season? If so, what kind of return do you think the Brewers can expect? Very, VERY short track record.
Dan Szymborski
1:00
No
Chris
1:00
Are there any players you're nervous about?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Well, Miller still
Pomeranz
1:00
Lorenzen closer in Cincy before year is over?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
You need wins to have a closer. The Reds will just throw whatever they have itno the role that isn't too terrible at any given point
Dr. Met
1:01
Puig is the next frenchy at this point !
re: french, minus being White and having the "good bench guy intangibles" labels of course
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Yeah, that's the problem.
White guys that are terrible are always scrappy.
Guest
1:01
God forbid, if a pitcher tore his UCL in the all star game, what would baseball's overreaction be? What about fans?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Declare the season a tie and demand more stadiums
Brett
1:02
The Marlins will drop a Top 50 prospect on Hill? Who is this mythical prospect in their system?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Good point
Murdoc
1:03
Samardzija made the All Star team with the Cubs but was ineligible to play when he was traded to the A's.
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Thanks!
One week we should have Question Outsource in which all questions are open for answers. And probably answered better than me, because I'm terrible.
mtsw
1:03
The greatest video currently on the internet is the guy who compiled all of Otani's 2015 strikeout pitches and inexplicably set it to music by The Offspring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L88TThVSJ9Y
Erik
1:03
If you became a franchise doctor but made decisions purely based on ZiPS, ignoring scouting, player personalities, etc., how would you fare compared to normal organizations?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Mediocrely (is that a word) because good organizations use all the information at their disposal.
Steve
1:04
When do you see Dansby Swanson making his way to Atlanta?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
2017
kevinthecomic
1:04
Are you nervous about Dan Szymborski?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
I should be.
Steve
1:05
Pretend you're Ned Yost. Give the the pitchers you'd throw on Tuesday and the order you'll throw them in.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
From a streategic standpoint, he should start Corey Kluber and have him pitch the entire game.
RMR
1:05
I realize you aren't MGL, but any thoughts on Jay Bruce's ridiculously poor UZR (currently at -20.6 UZR/150)? Actually performing that poorly? Billy Hamilton effect? Some other systematic bias in the way UZR works?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Don't get nuts about short-term defensive stats.
1:06
Three months of UZR/150 is like one month of OPS.
Hank
1:06
Why would Hill cost so much? He's likely not to pitch much after being acquired. His history says it all. Fragile as a wet paper bag. He's 36, and a rental.
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Because the market sucks
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