Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/25/16
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Disco Dan
12:11
Even if it were McKinney and Torres for Chapman, that would still be considered an over pay for 40 innings right? i guess the cubs really want to break the curse
Dan Szymborski
12:11
I stepped on something cold and wet in the kitchen last night, but it was a melted ice cube, not cat barf.
Disco Dan
12:11
What happened to Warren? Zips was all over him
Dan Szymborski
12:11
Relievers are weird.
Matt
12:11
Hi Dan. I missed you.
Dan Szymborski
12:12
That sounds like a lie.
a Friendly Hippo
12:12
The White Sox intended on drafting Benintendi one pick after the Red Sox did so obviously they have interest in him. Can the BoSox move him, Devers, and Kopech and get Sale? Who says no?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
I'm honestly unsure whether the White Sox are realistic in what they coudl get
Maxamuz
12:12
12:13
Let that trades begin!
Picayune
12:13
Mitch Haniger has done some surprising things this year, including hit 8 homers in the last nine games and play CF in the PCL. Outside of the wrap on the Parra trade I can't remember him ever being mentioned on FG and he certainly gets short thrift from other scouting services. Does ZIPS think he has any chance of being more than a 4th outfielder?
Dan Szymborski
12:13
ZiPS actually has him up to .259 .323 .432 so his outlook is certainly improving, though I think 4th OF more likely
Maxamuz
12:13
Jimbo
12:13
Who is a good RoS value comparison for Bregman?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
Myyyy Legggg
12:14
How badly does an injury in the minors, such as what Kyle Lewis just experienced, affect their value as a prospect? Have to imagine Lewis was going to be in the top 100 this offseason.
Dan Szymborski
12:14
Depends on the injury and how risky the player was to begin with.
Bill
12:14
Sort of an under the radar Q, but Andrelton Simmons has drastically cut his pop-up rate this year. Combined with never striking out, do you think he can hit .280+ and be a borderline superstar as a good hitter with no power?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
If he hits .280 then he is.
SlumDog
12:14
With Zobrist and Russell blocking the middle infield, does Javier Baez have a long-term future with the Cubs?
Dan Szymborski
12:14
Not necessarily, but a surplus isn't really a problem.
Josh
12:15
Would Chris Sale have gone all Edward Scissorhands had the White Sox not booted their clubhouse leader this spring training? Yet again the curse of Drake Laroche lives on...
otakon
12:15
Hi Dan, in your opinion, how the Yankees will operate this winter? Do you foresee a big buyer club or another transition year that will lead to a bigger free agent crop in 2017-2018?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
Your guess is as good as mine. The Yankee organization doesn't even all agree on their direction.
MeBaran
12:15
Let's just get this out of the way: How much does a 4 players for Chapman trade affect this year's playoff/WS odds? Next year's?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
I get like a 1% boost to Cubs WS chances.
TigerDog
12:16
What should the Tigers do this week - buy, sell, or stand pat?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
If they have the opportunity to buy, they should buy - when this team falls out of a playoff hunt, they're going to be *bad* no matter who they don't trade.
Erik
12:17
Dan Vogelbach seems like the ultimate Moneyball player, consistently putting up good numbers (top wOBA in all of AAA) while being thoroughly unable to "sell jeans". Will he prove to be worth far more than a reliever, or will the scouts win this round?
Dan Szymborski
12:18
I think he'll be OK with limited upside, but not a great fit for Seattle
Frostilicus
12:18
If Baltimore does trade for Melvin Upton, do you see them hanging on to him or repackaging him for starting pitching?
Dan Szymborski
12:18
If a team has starting pitching that a contender ought to want, they're not trading said pitching for Melvin Upton.
Randy Randerson
12:19
Is Cischek gets dealt who will close in Seattle?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Edwin Diaz, I'd presume
EbenezerBatflip
12:19
Great, now you've reminded me how much I miss Robin Williams, my day is ruined. Thanks for that
Randy Randerson
12:20
Realistically, what are Edwin Encarnation & Joey Bats markets next offseason? NL teams should be out as both need to play DH, small market teams would be out, doesn't that leave Bos, Tor, Hou, maybe Chicago? As a Jay's fan, I think they'll realize this and we should be able to get one back at a reasonable price.
Dan Szymborski
12:20
I think they'll get ill-conceived contracts - the market is fairly weak so reasonable prices don't strike me as likely
TC
12:20
I thought Longenhagen did Monday chats. Not trying to be a dick, just trying figure out if I have the schedule wrong.
Dan Szymborski
12:20
You still have Longenhagen - I've been doing 12 PM Monday for years
sam
12:20
Would it make any sense for the Reds to just hold onto Jay Bruce, decline his option, and offer a QO? Risk of him accepting aside, could that pick be worth more than the assumed middling return in a trade right now?
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