Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/15/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:58
Or even from teh division.
So if you're going to carry out this logic, your entire MVP ballot better consist of every player on the second wild card team.
12:59
Or, you know, we could give the individual award for the best player to the best player without all the layers of bullshit around it.
Even the MVP ballot defines value as "the sum of a player's offense and defense"
Greg
12:59
Why should the Braves trade Teheran and Freeman if offers are not of fair value?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
1. Who says they weren't. They picked up Matt Kemp after all.
2. Given the irrelevancy of their 2016, 2017, 2018 performance, an underwhelming offer may be way more valuable than what they gain from keeping them
johnforthegiants
1:01
"There are few enough jobs and so many talented baseball out there that you need to have a reason *to keep* a GM in order to not fire them." Should the Cubs keep Theo?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Well, yeah
Doug
1:01
Why so much hate for Markakis? It seems like every week your bashing the guy.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
I'm not the ones asking questions about him
Matt
1:01
I'm back from Jersey Mike's, Dan. You didn't respond in time, so I didn't get you anything. Maybe next week.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Banned from future chats.
Matt
1:01
Have you ever thought about getting those shoestrings at Costco? They're probably pretty cheap.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
WHERE IS MY CHEESESTEAK
O's #1 fan
1:01
Dude, you trashing Markakis every chat is a joke, shows how horrible of a analyst you are.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
# 1 fan, eh? Must be a pretty disappointing list.
Jon
1:02
Dan, let’s try some word association. I say a word, and you rate how angry it makes you feel with 1 being not angry at all and 10 being a blind rage ; pony, dolphin, Maier, tea-kettle, Cistulli, potpourri
Dan Szymborski
1:02
4, 2, 7, 4, 50, 6
Jeremy
1:02
Is part of the process for creating projections and models testing previous years data to see how closely the projections match what actually ended up happening?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Always
mtsw
1:02
Is a world where a kinda-bad but still perfectly serviceable vet like Markakis isn't worth starting a world where we just need more expansion teams? Relatedly, is the younger-skewing aging curve possibly a result of more and more qualified guys competing for a static number of roster spots every season?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Possibly, but if we have two more expansion teams, then we'll end up with eight divisions of four, which is too horrifying to think of
the one
1:03
when i was a star swimmer cupping was called getting a hickey!
Matt
1:03
Dan. Cups are used throughout the medical industry - they hold liquids (both utilital and consumable), solids (such as nuts, bolts, and bullets removed from bodies), as well as various ad-hoc uses (such as door stops). When will you admit that they are medical equipment?
did you know
1:03
if you eat at abdullah the butchers house of ribs you get a free side order of hepatitis
Bork
1:03
Is there an annual BBWAA convention? Do they offer free wheelchairs/scooters or do the members have to bring their own?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
No convention. They tend to meetup at different times, like meetings during the ASG and the winter meetings.
A lot of the rules and policies seem to be passed off by tradition.
When I was accepted I asked if there was like a rule list and the other guy snickered.
Von Schloss
1:04
How awesome is Edwin Diaz?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Very much so
Matt
1:05
Dan - you should stop such use of logic and reason in arguments. Its un-American. Are you a terrorist, Dan?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
I appreciate the word in my behalf but again WHERE IS MY CHEESESTEAK
James
1:05
Who would you rather have stating in CF for the next 3 years, Joc or JBJ?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
JBJ and I like Joc Strap
Jake
1:05
Taillon is going to be a stud. If Glasnow pans out, the Pirates could have a three-headed monster in their rotation for the next 3+ years
Mikey
1:05
Best strategy to get a question answered? Short & sweet.Witty. Thoughtful.
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Yeah, the WHICH 7 OF THIS LIST OF 13 PLAYERS SHOULD I KEEP FOR NEXT YEAR doesn't usually strike my fancy
1:06
Save the difficult questions for Carson.
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