Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/15/16
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12:40
On top of another stellar 10-win season, it appears Mike Trout is stuck in an organization with little young talent, awful farm system, dead money, and all around terribleness other than Trout. So the Angels keep him, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Naturally
Rick Roll
12:40
I know I should know this, but what does loogy stand for again?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Lefty One Out GuY
BJOGC
12:40
Cardinals sneak into wild card, defeat dodgers in wild card game, upset cubs in NLDS in defeat red sox in world series. On a scale of 1-10, how pissed would the blogosphere be?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
7
Turdface
12:40
Do you think the Cards will let Reyes start this year?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Yes
Wayne
12:40
Year the Braves return to the playoffs?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
2019?
Logan
12:40
Does Matt Kemp and his big power help Freeman at all? (He's been on a tear!) Or is Kemp horrible and it's just a imaginary theory on protection?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Why would a pitcher change his approach and make Freddie Freeman more dangerous because he's afraid of a batter who is an easy out?
Bork
12:41
Dan 'ESPN #notfangraphs' Szymborski
Dan Szymborski
12:41
I can still take credit!
mtsw
12:41
Is it just me or is the Rockies' rotation really good now? Are they contenders next year if they can upgrade the lineup into a cromulent (Coors-adjusted) unit?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
It's a good rotation. My big concern with the Rockies isn't their player development, just their ability to harness all the value of their major league roster and maximize their eventual team quality
Matt
12:41
Just rewatched Idiocracy recently. Have you ever thought of employing a 2500 AD Costo-esque greeter in your chats? "Welcome to Dan's chat. I love you".
Dan Szymborski
12:42
This chat is on a shoestring budget.
Von Schloss
12:42
Do you like Seattle's chances at the postseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Still 30-40% or so. The nice thing for the AL wild cards is that realistically, there are two WC spots that are available, while there's really just one in the NL
Von Schloss
12:43
Are you buying the story that Harper has been playing through pain for some time?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
It's possible.
fresh basil
12:43
Is Jose Ramirez becoming Altuve Jr.?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I'm just happy he's finally meeting the league-average player projections ZiPS gives him every damn year
Tom
12:43
Have you ever played Divinity: Original Sin? What's your preferred combo for classes?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
I have it but haven't played it yet (sorry, this was for Lightning Round)
Homer
12:44
Do the mets try to move grandy and the 1yr/15mil left on his contract this offseason? Would he be hard to move? Could they get anything in return for him or would they have to eat cash?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
They might try. They could get something, but not a lot
greg
12:44
Do you have any hope at all for Jason Heyward to turn things around? What adjustments would he need to make?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
It's hard to tell. If the answer was easy, it would have already been done.
But every year he struggles offensively, that ceiling gets lower and lower, like a Willy Wonka hallway.
Caveman Jones
12:44
Does Sandoval get another crack at starting 3B next year for the Red Sox? Shaw has been garbage since May.
Dan Szymborski
12:45
I think they'll at least give him a token chance
Mike
12:45
Once Buck retires, the O's are done!!
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Buck's never retiring.
greg
12:45
Given his delivery and command issues, do you still see Alex Reyes as a starter long-term?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Until he proves otherwise
mtsw
12:45
Should the league investigate ways to increase the ball's air resistance to (presumably) disadvantage fireballers and give a boost to guys who rely on movement? Seems like most people recognize the "you have to throw 95 and everyone will blow out their elbow" equilibrium as a not-good one for anyone.
Dan Szymborski
12:45
WIFFLE BALL
Dock Ellis
12:45
There's no reason to ever have a RP win the Cy Young is there? I can't imagine ever having someone at my job win the Employee of the Year if they're only a part timer working 15 hours a week.
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