Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/16/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:47
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Jose
2:47
If you were the Red Sox, would you focus on resigning Mookie while letting Xander and JBJ leave in FA? For a long time in Boston there was a question of how they'd hold on to all three, but that answer seems pretty clear: Mookie is the only one worth building around. Disagree?
Dan Szymborski
2:48
It depends on the contracts that you can fetch them for.  You can't just pull a trigger and sign X player
Slamboni
2:48
Did the Rangers goof by trading Darvish? Their offense is finally coming around and they look one Yu Darvish short of making a real run at one WC spot
Dan Szymborski
2:48
No.
9 teams going for 2 playoff spots is *very* different than 4 or 5 teams.
2:49
And there was no division chance attached.
2:50
At the time of the trade, I got a 4 percentage point delta for playoff probs in Texas as a result of the Darvish trade.
Give me a real prospect or two and I'll take that over keeping a player that doesn' tmake a different 24 times out of 25 in getting to be a mediocre team that gets a coin flip playoff game.
Arron
2:51
What do you think of Amed Rosario? Can he be a Lindor kind of player?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
Love him.  Yes, though I don't think he'll hit for as much power as Lindor has ended up hitting
Guest
2:52
thoughts on the new Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
I'm enjoying it.  Lots of decks crap on aggro.  Wish Skulking Geist had been a five-mana card
Ryan
2:52
Do you think the Astros are going to talk themselves into Verlander?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
No
The Ghost of Joe Crede
2:52
Do the White Sox still have the best system once Moncada and Lopez "graduate"?
Dan Szymborski
2:52
I believe so, but close
CamdenWarehouse
2:54
Cano is 5 home runs away from second all time by a second baseman.  Just thought people should know.
Dan Szymborski
2:54
Wait, what?
Kent's at like 350 as a 2B
2:55
Cano's not even at 300 quite yet and there ought to be a few DH ones
Oh, SECOND
Sorry, I'm derpy.
My eyes glazed over thefirst second
Gub Gub
2:55
I am rotund.  I feel like this trend will continue for the forseeable future
Mikael
2:55
Is Michael Conforto more of a 3WAR/season guy or are you buying that he's a star?
Dan Szymborski
2:55
I think he's a borderline star at least.
Lake Jamb
2:55
Let's say a team was dead set on acquiring G Stanton, would they have to agree to take on all the salary or provide multiple useful prospects or both for the Marlins to say yes?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
If anyone was dead set on agreeing to take on all the salary, someone would have claimed him
Coner
2:56
Justin Smoak: sustainable?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
There will be some regression, though he's had the 3rd-largest ZiPS OPS boost.
Mike
2:56
What is wrong with Chapman? When does Betances/Robertson take over as closer?
Dan Szymborski
2:56
That swinging strike rate is way down, he's just not fooling guys like he used to
John
2:56
The AL Wild Card would be more exciting if more teams in the race were actually good. Is the postseason race too diluted or is this year just a wacky outlier?
Dan Szymborski
2:57
It's very hard to have 9 teams in a wild card race and have the teams actually be good.
You'd need like 3 teams that are worse than the 1962 Mets or something
CamdenWarehouse
2:57
Will you use pitcher hitting in your Cy Young vote?
Dan Szymborski
2:57
No, but I would when evaluaitng them for an MVP vote.
El Fuego
2:57
Bets on which location the A's finally choose for their stadium?
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