Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/19/17
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The Average Sports Fan
1:58
Do you think David Wright ever gets another MLB AB?
Dan Szymborski
1:59
I think he'll make an appearance, but not many of 'em.
Guest
1:59
If you're a White Sox fan, who would you rather not see blow games as their closer... Swarzak or Clippard?
Dan Szymborski
2:00
Clippard because you'll directly remember Robertson
Nick
2:01
Outlook for Mags Sierra? Can he be an above average hitter?
Dan Szymborski
2:01
For the position?  Maybe, he's not really a soft hitter for a guy who hits so few homers.  But for everyone?  Probably not.
MC
2:01
What's the best move the Dodgers can realistically make without giving up Buehler/Verdugo?
Dan Szymborski
2:02
I think most players available could be gotten for some kind of package that doesn't involve the Dodgers top top prospects.
976
2:03
Verlander has two more years left on his contract, but he's 34 and hasn't had a great year (despite an uptick in velocity across the board).  Is he done?
Dan Szymborski
2:03
I wouldn't say done, but I suspect he's in #3 inning-eater territory.
That's fine if there's a need, but there's no reason to pay a bunch for the privilege of paying him 2.333/65
976
2:03
Have you done any work on Atlanta's park factors since the season started?  Curious to see what the early read is.
Dan Szymborski
2:03
Not since the preseason estimate (other than the basic calculations).
Remember, our sample sizes are still very small.
Brews Crews
2:04
So Travis Shaw... Is he for real? True talent level is?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
We're probably seeing his peak right now and while he's good, I don't think he's a 140 OPS+ guy in the future.
The Average Sports Fan
2:04
I can't see the Reds getting a ton for Cozart.  Would the Reds just be better served to try and re-sign him?
Dan Szymborski
2:04
No.
2:05
We're talking about a 31-year-old to-be free agent having the first three-WAR season of his career on a rather poor team that isn't really that close to contention.
A team with a hole may see the value in paying him based on his 2017 rather than his 2018-2020, but that's not the Reds.
At least it shouldn't be.
976
2:06
If moving Freeman to 3B ends up being a mild success, do you think we'll see more experimentation in positions?  Who would you like to see tried out somewhere new?
Dan Szymborski
2:06
I'd try every failed hitting prospects with a strong arm as a pitcher, for one.
2:07
I do like the attempt.  The Braves aren't really that good a team and the benefit of that is trying stuff like this.
Get value wherever you can.
Ryan
2:07
I used to joke about the Tigers riding things out to 80-84 wins. Apparently they're not doing that.  So, any reason why I should not be disappointed with the return for JD Martinez?
Dan Szymborski
2:07
Because it's two months of a player who has a good bat and some serious defensive limitations.
2:09
Yeah, the White Sox got a better package yesterday, but that was for two months of Frazier *and* a year and two months of Robertson *and* four years and two months (or is it three?) of Kahnle.
2:10
The Diamondbacks werne't going to say "OK, have Lugo and Banda and Leyba and Clarke for two months of J.D. Martinez."
Dookie Howser, MD
2:10
Is Jeff Sullivan your Chat warm up act or are you his after party?
Dan Szymborski
2:10
I'm in my own crazy dimension, I think.
Orioles Fan
2:10
Peter Angelos blocked Duquette from going north to Toronto for a promotion. Things seem sour behind the scenes. Should this concern O's fans with regards to the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
I think worse than infighting in the organization is the possible lack of reality on any of the principals just where the O's are looking at being.
RotoLando
2:11
Darvish or Archer, forever and beyond?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
Darvish by a little.
Manny Machado
2:11
What uniform am I wearing in 2019?
Dan Szymborski
2:11
I'll just say Phillies, but that's because you made me.
Dookie Howser, MD
2:12
If Carson Cistulli were a muppet, which muppet would he be?
Dan Szymborski
2:12
Waldo C. Graphic.
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