Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/19/17
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Don Bon
2:35
If the Orioles deal away their guys, should they even want top pitching prospects back given their terrible record with pitchers?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
They still need to get pitching prospects because that's where the pitching they need is going to have to come from
Slapshot
2:36
You certainly could have found a better wrestler to be Kurt Angle's "son" than Jason Jordan, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
Heh
Mac
2:36
Does the Indians-Martinez rumor make sense to you? Feel like they would've easily given a better package than what the d-backs gave
Dan Szymborski
2:36
I don't think they would have topped that package.
Eric
2:36
Do you think Avi Garcia has turned out just a lucky first half? Regardless, White Sox should be trying to trade him, too, right?
Dan Szymborski
2:36
He's probably improved to a degree, but he's not likely to be an all-star again.
Daniel
2:37
Do you believe in the conspiracy theory that Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic and Aaron Judge are actually the same person?
Dan Szymborski
2:37
Heh.
2:38
Once you look at their bodies, Judge would be bulkier
Lucas Duda
2:38
Can I net a top 100 prospect by myself?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
Probably not.
Kyle
2:38
What kind of return can the Os reasonably expect for Britton?
Dan Szymborski
2:38
Maybe someone's 5th-best prospect and a couple of sleepers.
2:40
Perhaps I'm being too pessimistic, but he's going to be valued less highly than if he had been healthy all year
Rob
2:40
Will Peter Angelos ever get a clue and give Dan Duquette the 'ok' to sell off their best trade pieces (Britton, Machado, Brach, etc.), instead of hanging on just to let them walk for nothing?
Dan Szymborski
2:41
I don't think the Orioels will do a full rebuild.
My name is Judge...
2:41
tonight is game of thrones night at comisky; it is also the first game yoan moncada will play for the white sox.  There will be a replica iron throne on the outfield concourse.  coincidence that he comes up today when he can rightfully take his seat on the iron throne?  i think not; the genius of rick hahn continues to grow!
Alex
2:41
Where do the Jays go from here?  I know Fangraphs likes them a bit (Swydan wrote about it a few days back), but losses like last night's (this morning's?) are not helping.

The most obvious trade pieces (Liriano & Estrada) have wrecked their value by being hurt and/or bad, while Smoak's lack of track record and versatility makes me think they would get less for this breakout that one would assume at first glance.  Even the former MVP Donaldson has struggled with calf issues for a couple of years now, and is having a poor season by his standards in 2017.  Selling him now would be selling very low.

On the other hand, they don't want to start losing these players for nothing.  The team is in a most unenviable spot.
Dan Szymborski
2:41
The Blue Jays are one of the more itneresting teams this deadline as they're nearing that crossroads.
I think they'll trade off a few pieces, but I don't think the big names will be moved.
2:42
So the Stroman rumors that pop up, I think are just rumors.
Slapshot
2:42
What do you think a proper send off for Bartolo Colon would be with the rumors on Twitter that he's considering retiring after his next start?
Dan Szymborski
2:43
Hang on.
Slew (Seattle)
2:43
Are the Cleveland Indians good at baseball?
Dan Szymborski
2:43
I think they'll still be OK
2:46
For Bartolo
Colin
2:46
Avisail Garcia version 2.0 here to stay? Cornerstone piece to the ChiSox rebuild?
Dan Szymborski
2:46
Let's call him Avi 1.7.
And no.
If anything, he shoudl be traded.
Matt Klentak
2:46
Am I off my rocker? About to spend big money without any proven core? All of my prospects are coming up "meh"
Dan Szymborski
2:47
I think the lucky 2016 record was bad for the Phillies long-term.
Rob
2:47
Rumor is the Indians were in on JD Martinez as well. Where would they play him? Chisenhall has been one of their more productive hitters but would have no spot to play.
Dan Szymborski
2:47
That's one of the reasons that I find it hard to believe the Indians would have paid more.
2:48
Unless they're more worried about CHisenhall's calf than they're letting o n
Jeff
2:48
Are the Indians struggles with RISP something to worry about or just a product of sample size? What should the do?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
I've never ofund much predictive value in situational stats.
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