Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 7/25/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:52
Use the next two quiet minutes to reflect on your sins and why you are why America has lost its way.
Erik
12:54
What's the most you'd recommend a team give up for an elite closer rental?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Torres. But that's if you get the maximum value for the closer in that your *regular* season wins have significant leverage
That's not a specific Chapman Q, jus tone applicable to Chapman, so no dream
Erik
12:54
Who would benefit the most if selling players straight up for cash became normal again, a la Babe Ruth? Rich teams? Poor teams? Veterans? Prospects?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Poor teams. A lot of times you just need the cash.
Mike
12:55
What do you see the Astros doing with their infield/lineup with Bregman now up and Gurriel soon to follow?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I think they play it by ear, see who plays well, fit in at-bats here and there for the playing time loser.
TOO MANY AWESOME INFIELD OPTIONS has been a problem for a team zero times ever.
Lucifer
12:55
My heart goes out to all the remaining Reds fans!!
Avi
12:55
Would the Mets need to include a lot more than D'Arnaud in a deal for Lucroy? Perhaps Ynoa?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
You're going to have throw in a real prospect. The Brewers don't seem to be urgent about a Lucroy trade
Bork
12:56
Hi this is a Chapman comment please give me a story.
Dan Szymborski
12:56
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Me and Antonio Vivaldi went to Five Guys to get burgers. I bought him a hamburger and he stabbed me. It was actually Tom Wilkinson and not Vivaldi, even though I know what Vivaldi looked like.
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Guest
12:57
Humor me - Hill for Puig
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Meh, not sure that's what the A's should be doing
Philip
12:57
Ivan Nova will go to the Pirates or Cubs and have 2.7 ERA ROS
forever it
12:57
Prices have been SLASHED for this sale
Matt
12:57
Fiers for Sale? Sounds light.
Josh
12:57
Who gets Lucroy?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
I keep thinking they'll trade him, but a part of me says he'll end the year as a Brewer and not be traded until January
Bork
12:57
Because of my Canadian sins, America has lost its way.
Disco Dan
12:57
Do you think J-Up opts out next year if he continues on this path?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
No
a Friendly Hippo
12:58
Bogaerts has a .375 BABIP. How far does that regress?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Some, but I expect it wills tay on the high side
don tony
12:58
Matt
12:58
These two "quiet minutes" seem to have the same auditory characteristics as an other minutes in this chat
Corb
12:58
SQL is easy until normalization becomes a thing. I'm way behind
HappyFunBall
12:58
ChopChop is talking about Ryan Schimph. 167 wRC+ in 106 PA. It's a thing that has happened, but that doesn't mean he will continue to slug .648 going forward
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Yeah, he's not going to slug .648. But the Padres are terrible and should be playing him until he proves otherwise
you are the pan, man
12:58
when he imagines all the food at the table, while it looks great, i never understood the cakes that were just frosting
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I don't like icing, it's too sweet
Bucket List
12:59
If Donald Trump was the Yankees GM, he would have extracted more in a Chapman deal. And the Yankees would be in first place since he nuked Fenway and Camden.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I laughed
Matt
12:59
Where would you rate Yanks farm as of yesterday? How about as of 3 hours from now?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Probably 10th-12th or so, and it's in to p10 now
Mets
12:59
Oh hey Brewers here's a mediocre catcher who doesn't play half the season but you can control him for a while. Can we have one Lucroy please?
Elton
12:59
Joc Pederson -- are you bullish on him improving or is he a star as-is? (or both)
Dan Szymborski
1:00
I don't think he's a star as-is. I think his BA will generally stay too low for that. But I think he'll just be an above-average player for a decade.
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