Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/15/16
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James
12:28
What do you think of Freddie Freeman? He's on the verge of having career highs in homers, Slugging, and OPS. He also leads MLB in LD% and 6th in Hard Hit
Dan Szymborski
12:29
He's a terrific hitter who won't be around for the next good Braves team and Atlanta's spending his value on a lousy team instead of a trade.
Jack
12:29
Judge, Frazier, Fowler, Rutherford, Cave, McKinney, Williams, Amburgey, Molina: 9 of the Yanks top 30 prospects are outfielders. With this in mind, how desperate should the Yanks be to get rid of Ellsbury and what would they have to do to convince another team to take the contract?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
If they can convince another team to take Ellsbury, t hey should allow them regardless of their situation
Q-Ball
12:29
After 20+ years of trying, are the Rockies finally getting a group of good young pitchers? Do you feel that whole "Coors ruins pitchers" thing is an overblown crutch for the fact that the Rockies have done a poor job developing pitching?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
I think it's an overblown issue. It's a challenge, of course
But really, it's not like they've had amazing front offices.
12:32
I think that at least some of the issues come down to ad hoc hypothesis
Alex
12:32
Over/Under on these Hall of Fame chances. Halladay - 80% Tulowitzki - 10%
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Under, probably under sadly
mijo
12:32
Do you see the rangers fading down the stretch? Baseruns has them around 500 and Ian Desmond seems to be slumping...
Dan Szymborski
12:33
I think they'll be OK - the team has more talent on it than at the start of the season
JD15
12:33
I feel like everyone is on board the Yankees hype train for the years after 2017. I know they had a successful deadline and have money to spend, but prospects are still prospects, right? Plus teams like Boston are not going to get any worse on paper
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Money to spend is kind of overrated. You can't just go to the David Price store and buy as many as you need.
The FA market is a wreck the next two seasons.
Alex
12:33
If you get to take on going forward... Aaron Sanchez or Danny Duffy?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Sanchez - Duffy's already just a year and two months from FA
RMR
12:34
What should we make of SP Cody Reed? He killed it in the minors (in limited innings), but is getting killed in the majors. His strikeout rate is solid, but his highly variable peripherals like BABIP and HR/FB are horrific. Do we just need to see more innings or should we be worried?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
He's a pitcher, always be worried. Let him get more innings and see what happens.
mtsw
12:34
Did the Orioles trade for Steve Pearce just to have him languish on the bench to tank his free agent value? Dude has a 148 wRC+ and can't crack the lineup (I know he's hurt but even before that he was only being used vs LHP)
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Don't ask me to explain this.
mijo
12:34
Should the Royals trade Danny Duffy with only one year left of team control and the haul they could get for him this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
They should at the very least consider this. I have an article on ESPN that touches on the gaping abyss the Royals face post-2017.
Lenny
12:35
Apparently Caminero has a flat fastball. How much does that matter if you throw 100mph?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Can you name the pitcher in Pirates disfavor, gone to Seattle because of trade waivers? CAMINERO! CAMINERO!
He whiffs everybody with his super high speed, he's a hair-raisin', lead-blazin' pitching machine! CAMINERO! CAMINERO!
12:37
His control's a bit spotty, it makes M's fans nervous, unexplained walks are a matter for Scott Servais! CAMINERO! CAMINERO!
12:38
ANd I'll just stick this in here unexplained
Avi
12:38
The Mets are fundamentally broken. The way they've handled Conforto would make any player depressed.
JKD
12:38
Is there any better demonstration of "you can never have too much pitching" than Mets/Nats 2015-16? Mets deal Fulmer from "surplus" and... yikes. Nats resist temptation to deal Giolito and Lopez, and lo and behold, Ross' setbacks means they get to audition the two of them for a rotation spot, and it looks like it's Lopez who whos it, for now.
Dan Szymborski
12:38
Pitchers will break your heart.
Will Graham
12:38
Fulmer or Naquin for Rookie of the Year?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Gotta go with Fulmer right now.
Slew
12:39
Who are the top 3 teams in the AL? (In order preferably)
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Cleveland, Toronto, Texas
Blaine
12:39
Why shouldn't the O's call Atlanta and get our captain back? Would be a big boost overall for our club.
Dan Szymborski
12:39
I'd rather the O's acquired Captain Crunch. At least he can stop the Soggies.
Mitch
12:39
What would the Mariners be able to get for Cruz in the offseason? Any chance they explore moving him?
Dan Szymborski
12:39
Don't think it happens as long as the M's believe they're contenders.
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