Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/19/17
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Prison Mike
2:48
What do you think the odds of Jeff Samardzija getting traded are and who do you think might be a good fit for him?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
I think the Giants are more likely to hang onto the Shark because if they start trading, I think it'll be more th eroutine tuype
Ducky Bean
2:49
Does the QO affect any trade anymore?
Dan Szymborski
2:49
Only to the agree that what you get has to better than the QO would be if you could have offered it.
But generally speaking, the guys who are going to be worth a QO are going to fetch better prospects than the lone compensation pick.
ANd, of course, the new teams can't give a QO
Mike
2:50
after giving up rutherford do yanks go all in for a starter to have a real chance in the playoffs
Dan Szymborski
2:50
I don't think so - I suspect they could've done a similar package for Quintana if they wanted to splash.
Gray isn't as interesting as Quintana
Randy
2:50
Who says no: Machado and Britton to the Astros for Bregman, J. Musgrove, Martes, F. Perez and two other prospects in HOU's 11-15 range?
Dan Szymborski
2:50
Astros
groucho
2:50
What do you think the cardinals will do at the deadline? What would GM Szymborski do?
Dan Szymborski
2:51
Cards are fairly low-key.  And i think this time, it's the right play.  With the wild card tricky as a fallback position, and the Cubs very likely the better team, I don't think I'd get splashy
My name is Judge...
2:51
with the trades yesteday the white sox have ~14million on the books for next year (this will obviously higher after arb number and rookie salaries, but probably not over 30 million)  then have 2.5 million on the books for 2019.  i never thought i would say this, but are the white sox emerging as legit canidates for machado or harper?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Not while Reinsdorf is around.
Mike
2:52
when do we see chance adams? or is he bait for sonny gray type
Dan Szymborski
2:52
If the Yankees do pick up Gray, I can see him being in that trade.
Matt
2:52
After the return that JD Martinez commanded, that's gotta put a floor of a Mike Trout type player for Markakis, no?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Depends if the Angels will throw in some prospects.
CamdenWarehouse
2:52
Orioles Fan, they can't sell all 5 of those guys.  No one will take O'day for a return.  No market for Smith.
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Yeah, that's the problem.  A lot of names, but not a ton of guys that will fetch players.
Nick
2:52
Dansby Swanson a bust?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
No
My name is Judge...
2:52
should the 2020-2025 seasons just be 162 games* of the white sox playing the braves?  
*game 163 if necessary
Dan Szymborski
2:52
That would get boring fast.
RRH
2:52
Does Elvis Andrus for Samardizja pass the smell test in a 10-teamer? I've got Machado at short. Shark's peripherals scream positive regression (progression ?) even if the surface stats are a bit ugly.
Dan Szymborski
2:53
I think it's reasonable.
Ugggh, I have to stop at 3 (hard deadline, I have some recording to do) and I'm n ot even at the halfway point of questions.  Can you guys stop being so...errr.inquistiive?
Sean
2:53
Say Shohei Otani comes to the MLB as a hyrbid player. In this hypothetical game, Otani starts and throws 5 shutout innings before switching to 1B with a 1-0 lead. Say the score doesn't change until the 9th, when Otani moves from 1B back to pitcher and throws a perfect ninth to win the game 1-0. Does Otani get both a win and a save?
Dan Szymborski
2:54
No.
One of the rules says the save can't be given to the pitcher that gets a win.
So he'd get a win and nobody would get  a save.
We should change the rule so that nobody who pitches is allowed to get a save.
2:55
Then we can get rid of the garbage stats.  If we want to kill the win, we should vivisection the save.
Babe Lincoln
2:55
Why so sure Miggy is full-time DH next year?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
I don't think I said that.  ISomeone brought up Ortiz
Bob
2:55
Marte gonna be the same when he gets back?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
I think he'll be fine.
Babe Lincoln
2:56
Did Miggy fall off a cliff, or just a down year?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
I'm not on board with the full Delahanty and I think he'll bounce back, but not to p rime Miggy.
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