Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/13/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:31
Not many, I don't think
Depends on the group
Guest
2:31
It seems that within the Fangraphs community, Robinson Cano might be a little bit under-appreciated. He's frequently labeled as a fringe HOFer here (only 51 fWar), but he has 64.5 bWar. Most commentators outside of Fangraphs seem to align with bWar's estimation of his career, unreservedly calling him a  "future Hall of Famer." Have there been other cases of other players with such a wide gap between bWar/fWar, and which side do you fall on when it comes to Cano? I've been perplexed by this divide for a while, and I'd love to see a deeper examination.
Dan Szymborski
2:31
Probably Hall of Fame worthy when his career ends.
2:32
Will he get in?  That's trickier.  Stupid ten-player limit logjam plus too many shitty voters equals shitty.
Big Joe Mufferaw
2:32
I have a HR derby tomorrow (Soft ball). What is you piece of advice?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
Beer makes everything better except driving.
Sam
2:32
Who would bring back more in a trade- Sonny Gray or Steven Matz. Feels like Matz is pretty underrated, no?
Dan Szymborski
2:32
I think it depends on the team really.
2:33
I think Matz fetches more, but won't be traded.
Brian Sabean
2:33
Tell me what's the best I could get for Cueto?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
Surprisingly little, I think.  His opt-out really creates a complicating factor.
Becuase if he's awesome, you may very well acquire him for two months.  If he's terrible, you may very well be stuck with him for years
Jake
2:33
When do you think we will see pitching framing included in catcher WAR?
Dan Szymborski
2:33
Ask Sean and Dave
I conservatively include it in ZiPS
vilnius b.
2:35
Dan: You're an Orioles fan like me.  Can you explain to me why they wouldn't trade guys like Machado, Britton and maybe even Brach?  The farm system is in tatters and this seems the ideal time to start rebuilding.
Dan Szymborski
2:36
Excess conservatism.
BB
2:36
What do you know about Garrett Cooper, the first basemen that Milwaukee just traded to the Yankees?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
Big dude who only had gapper power, but possibly having a breakout/peak season.  But it's the PCL.
I don't think he's a long-term starter yet, but hes' interesting
Daron
2:36
Are we burying the lede here by not talking about today's big trade? 1B Garrett Cooper to Yanks for LHP Tyler Webb in return to Brewers pen.
Travis
2:37
When does Acuna take Markakis' spot?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
When the Braves are good enough they can afford to part with their inspirational leader.
Michael
2:37
are the red sox still going to get a 3B? top targets?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
They should trade nothing for Devers.
lendel
2:37
Are the odds above 50% that Pablo Sandoval finally gets DFA when his "rehab" assignment ends?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
You woudl think.
Anon
2:37
Are individual teams allowed to pay minor leaguers more money? I would think it would help their development if they weren't living in poverty.
Dan Szymborski
2:37
It's a complex issue.  Only some teams are owned by their clubs.
Miles
2:38
What kind of contacts are Cain and Bruce looking at this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
That's an August article type thing for me!
Dex
2:38
Reed and Bruce for Verdugo make sense?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
For the Mets, yes.  The Dodgers would probably laugh at that offer and then die and their souls would comically float up like the weasels in Roger Rabbit.
2:39
Verdugo for Reed and Bruce if Bruce was as good as the more deluded Mets fans actually think he is would still be a bad trade.
Tim
2:39
So, I have to activate both Conforto and Trout from my DL spots and SP is too thin to drop anyone and carry a bench bat, SO, I have to drop 2 of the following: CarGo, Reddick, Upton, or Bruce.  Leaning toward bouncing CarGo and Reddick.  Thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
2:39
CarGo of the group, I think.
Panda Links
2:39
Would you shave your mustache, if FanGraphs told you to?   Alternately,  would you grow a mustache for any employer?
Dan Szymborski
2:39
Only ESPN can give me hair tips.
2:40
I grow awful mustaches.  There's no reason for me to grow one.
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