Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/15/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:46
You'd need pretty special circumstances.
Rick
12:46
ARod to Miami?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
As I said on Twitter, A-Rod's done, but that doesn't keep them from using Chris Johnson
Mike
12:46
Who do the Orioles have left to trade? Their farm systems is bare like the Angels. Their pitching is weak, they just invested huge on Chris Davis so their pockets are empty. Machado looks like a goner.
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Nah, the Angels farm is Day 3 of Blizzard Convenience Store Shelves empty. For the O's system, there's 3-6 inches of snow in the forecast, but you're not reduced to buying the Cream of Fart soup.
Q-Ball
12:47
Can a last-place team have the MVP? You know who I'm talking about, don't you?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Corey Dickerson, of course.
Rob
12:48
Who do you think gets traded by the White Sox this winter? I have so little faith they will do this the right way. Need a full rebuild..,
Dan Szymborski
12:48
Nobody.
Matt
12:49
Hello from inside Jersey Mike's, Dan. You want me to get you anything?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
I prefer indie cheesesteak, but I'll take one. Wiz wit, please
Alex
12:50
You sure do hate Nick Markakis don't you? In general the guy has had a nice career, and means alot to Baltimore fans. And he's been solid for Atlanta.
Dan Szymborski
12:50
He had a nice run in Baltimore. There's no reason to want him on a contending team these dyas. He's a mediocre defensive corner outfielder with a 97 OPS+. He's solid in the sense that he's not a gas or a liquid.
A cat
12:50
Once the post A-Rod/ new kids euphoria wears off, does CC get traded after clearing waivers?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
No
Dumped maybe
Going back to Markakis, I can have no interest in 90s Rolling Stones albums and still appreciate their classic stuff.
Frank
12:52
So the Braves should just trade any MLB player who has value? Just call up AAA players to fill most of 25 man roster and win maybe 40 games a year? And just hope we can call up 15 top prospects at 1 time and be contenders over-night? Instead of building a ballclub over a couple years
Dan Szymborski
12:52
They should. Once the arrow's loose, it's gonna fly.
Hal
12:52
Comparing Olympians across sports is stupid and pointless but Bolt winning 100/200/4x100 in three straight Olympics is more impressive than what Phelps has done and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise
Dan Szymborski
12:52
My sister would adore you.
12:53
She already didn't like Phelps from high school. The fact that she's a medical professional and he uses cupping just makes her angrier.
Big B
12:53
Has Jason Heyward basically just mailed it in after signing that huge deal, or what?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
I don't know if he's mailed it in - he's gone through long periods of sucktastic hitting before
HugoZ
12:53
Freeman is a Brave through 2021. You're certain they won't be any good before then?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Hanging onto his value just to get a declinign Freeman at the very end of his contract?
Q-Ball
12:54
Between Schwarber and Soler who do you believe in more as a long-term OF? Would Schwarber bring back a clearly larger return in trade?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Schwarber in that Soler's spent two years baking in the disappointment
the one
12:54
is alex reyes the greatest pitcher to have ever pitched a pitch before?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Charlie Hough.
mtsw
12:54
Better rebuilding strategy: candid, Astros/Cubs-style teardown or "create the illusion we're trying to compete while we tear down?"
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Well, given that choice, Astros/Cubs
12:55
A complete teardown isn't necessary for every team.
But sometimes the house gets so riddled with termites that all you can start from scratch
Andrew
12:55
An analyst over the weekend said that tracking technology like Statcast now enables teams to adjust to rookie hitters within 1-2 series, rather than 1-2 months like in the past. With young players having their mettle tested so quickly, should projection systems like ZIPS start weighing smaller sample sizes more heavily?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I've done a good bit of research on this subject too - I'm satisfied with the weighting.
Hank
12:56
Mike Trout is amazing, but I can't give a guy the MVP when his team might not crack 65 wins....
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Why not? What's the point of an individual award if the best player in baseball being deserving depends on whether the team has Jered Weaver and Jhoulys Chacin starting?
If you're going to carry out this logic, then it also can't be teams that win the division by a lot becuase by the same definition, they could not have been valuable.
12:58
There's no Cub that prevents the Cubs from making the playoffs if they retired at the start of the season.
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