Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/13/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:11
It's tricky in that we dont' really *know* what the Astros would, in their heart-of-hearts, eventually give up.
2:12
That Paulino/Martes/Tucker rumor was probably never offered.  Astros *might* have gone there if they were desperate, but I'm not sure about that and they weren't desperate.
(Back in teh winter)
2:13
But Paulino/Tucker/two fillins?  I'm not sure the Astros wouldn't have agreed to that.
Attila the Hunplugged
2:14
What do you think of Marco Estrada this year? Peripherals aren't quite matching up. Is there something the numbers aren't catching?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
I don't have the pitch data in front of me, but from what I've seen, his changeup just doesn't feel like it's as nasty as the last few years
Jordan
2:15
Should the Jays move everything not nailed to the floor or is their enough meet on the bone that a quick "retool" can be successful?
Dan Szymborski
2:15
I think a quick retool can be successful, but it'll make the eventual rebuild worse.
I'm not sure their window is that wide.
Hazelton Way
2:16
i like the quintana addition, but i still don't see the cubs doing much more than making the playoffs with an early exit at best. they just don't seem to have it this year. am i off base here?
Dan Szymborski
2:16
You make the playoffs, you're a realistic WS team.
Larry (WI)
2:17
Best guess - with whom does Kakie Bryan sign? Something about the Quintana trade has me thinking the White Sox might drive hard in the paint. Just an instinct though...
Dan Szymborski
2:17
What, you missed Kakie's misplay in the IL game?  Tsk stsk.
CamdenWarehouse
2:17
How happy are you that we live in a world where Quintana's trade was broken by someone named KatyPerrysBootyHole?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
This is Twitter.
AJ
2:17
Which cat would you take to a cats at the ballpark day?
Dan Szymborski
2:17
Galileo.  He's not skittish around people and won't run away.
2:18
Even as a kitten, he walked is slow purposeful marches.
And if he somehow got away, I'd just find him at the nearest person with food.
JKD
2:19
Obviously from a baseball perspective, the Quintana trade is huge: gives the Cubs a bump in trying to catch the Brewers, and a more steady base for the next several years. But from a strategic and analytical perspective it's... kind of boring? It's a pretty fair trade of discounted future value for present value, from a team that needs the former to a team that needs the latter. Nobody gets fleeced anymore :(
Dan Szymborski
2:19
Yeah, boring in that sense.  It's a very reasonable trade that fulfills both teams needs and wants.
Gub Gub
2:19
Where's the beef?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
The flank steak I grilled off yesterday is carved and in the fridge.  Eating it with arugula, plums, and roquefort.
P
2:20
Is there another guy actually available out there who can legitimately slot in to the top end of Astros rotation? It kinda seemed like Q was the only actually obtainable top top end guy on the market
Dan Szymborski
2:20
He was the most interesting one, by far.
But the team doesn't have a lot of motivation for him.
They were probably the contender with the least need for Quintana
CamdenWarehouse
2:20
Am I allowed to like both you and Carson?
Dan Szymborski
2:20
Yes, but you'll end up in purgatory someday.
Hazelton Way
2:20
at what point does maddon's i'm a fun guy routine start to wear thin? i mean i'm already there, but it seems the media and most fans aren't. don't get me wrong great mgr, but at some point you gotta show up and just play ball.
Dan Szymborski
2:20
Not yet
Robert
2:20
What would you rather watch, 1 27-out inning, or 27 1-out innings?
Dan Szymborski
2:21
1 27-out inning.
Watching the pitcher changes would be hialrious
Anon
2:21
Why is your name so easy to spell?
Dan Szymborski
2:21
I'm a good speller.
Though not always a good typer.
Especially on the laptop
Bill
2:21
Does the return for Quintana seem light to you? 3+ years of a 4+ WAR pitcher for pennies. Maybe Eloy is better than I thought?
Dan Szymborski
2:21
No, I think it's a fair return.
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