Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/25/16
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Trainman
12:44
Josh
12:44
OMG did you hear the Yankees just traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs!!!! your thoughts?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
I'm guest hosting an ESPN show called "Feed the Discussion" which is a lunchtime sports argument show in which people argue about sports and eat food. It went well, though I introduced myself as just Szymborski. I'm given a second episode, but this time it's set in Malta for some reaosn and there's no discussion - I just eat food. But weirdly, it's South American food. For the last thing, I'm brought penguin meat, which looked like beef and was served raw and it was fairly lemony.
Billy
12:45
If Chapman gets Torres, what kind of prospect could Edwin Diaz fetch?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
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Aaron Gleeman and I started up a company that traded paprika over the high seas using 17th century sailing ships but my mom tried to tell us that paprika was easily obtainable at a grocery store and nobody would pay top dollar for paprika. But she was wrong as we became the official paprika supplier for the NFL.
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Conner W.
12:45
I noticed you addressed the Rockies a little bit. Wouldn't a team be willing to overpay for CarGo at this point? Seems like the only place his value could go right now is down for the Rockies
Dan Szymborski
12:45
If the Rockies don't trade CarGo in the next week, they're terrible. Now, they'll still be terrible if they do, but at least slightly more so.
Parents
12:45
Should we consider trading you+ for Bergman?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
There better be a lot of pluses if you expect me to fetch Bregman.
Jim Lonborg
12:46
Are you interested in dream analysis, or do you just write them down for the sake of weird little narratives?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
I don't think I want to analyze these.
Leif Erikson
12:46
How dumb are the Reds for not holding onto Chapman now?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Very.
Oh wait, I'm ruining the schtick
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I went to the tmobile store to replace my phone and the lady there offered me my identical phone, but it would cost $97 straight up, which annoyed me because my phone is 4 years old and kind of sucks. So instead, she showed me this phone that was only $35, it was this badass phone with a huge, high resolution screen and you could plug it into a TV. The problem was that the phone said ValueTime in big letters on the front and I didn't want a ValueTime phone, no matter how awesome it was.
Bob
12:47
Do all your dreams involve ex baseball players? Um... does Chapman literally fires bullets?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
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The New Pornographers live at an airport in France where the airport gives them free lodging in return for occasional concerts for people waiting at security. Except Dan Bejar who quits the band because he doens't like French people.
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Philip
12:48
When will people realize that Petco Park is now a nuetral park?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
It's still a better pitchers' park thatn Coors
Trainman
12:48
Kennys Vargas has been solid since he's been called up. Is he a long term piece there, or do you think park is the twins long term answer
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Not a long term piece.
Bucket List
12:48
"How dumb are the Reds for not..." should be the name of the Braves new stadium.
Oliver
12:48
Should the Pirates look to deal Melancon? Even if they sell him they could potentially still be in the hunt for the final WC spot, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
I *actually* think they should trade McCutchen.
Leif Erikson
12:49
Maybe Theo has a Chapman trade lined up with another team....
Dan Szymborski
12:49
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Me and Cookie Monster started a band called Oreo Speedwagon that covered New Wave songs but replaced the lyrics with new ones about cookies. We were playing at Dave's bar mitzah (?) and he was mad becuase we told him that we were better than we actually were. We had to play in the parking lot and I had one of those cool double guitars except half the double guitar was a bass guitar though I could not play because I don't know how to play guitar. Found a great microwave in the parking lot too.
Leif Erikson
12:49
As a Cubs fan, I would have rather traded Schwarber for Miller.
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I think so.
Though as an O's fan, I want the Yankees to foolishly hang onto all their pieces.
Rusty
12:50
The biggest change for Dahl this year is seems to be more than doubling his previous career walk rate. Do you think he can keep that up?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
I think so. Walk flukes are fairly rare and he's not getting walks by being super passive at the plate either
Trainman
12:50
Will Chris sale be Chris sold by next Monday? See what I did there?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
OMG WERE HAVING A FIRE sale
Trainman
12:50
Can the twins realistically trade joe Mauer?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Not really.
GDUBSSS
12:50
Zips projects Yelich for a 362 BABIP for rest of season. Seems high but also reasonable. Would you take over or under on that?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
Probably under, but nto that far under.
Trainman
12:51
What do you see the mets doing this trade deadline? They don't have a fulmer to get a cespedes, are they stuck adding bullpen arms or can they get in on a starter to replace Matt Harvey?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I think it's fairly quiet for the Mets.
Hang on a sec, I need to answer an email from my editor
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