Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/16/17
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Dan Szymborski
2:57
California
Babe Lincoln
2:58
Has Trout beaten his ZiPS projection every year so far?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
I'll have to check, but I believe he's been short two (and three this year for obvious reasons)
Da Bum
2:58
Since you said Marlins likely still move Stanton, what do you think is a realistic package? Top 100 and few low end, high upside guys?
Dan Szymborski
2:58
Depends how much they eat.
2:59
With a new ownership group coming in, I can't hzaard a guess
976
2:59
Similar to the Luplow question, is Wilmer Font going to be a frontline starter next year or does his age hurt him too much?  If you're the Dodgers, who do you call up first Font or Buehler?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
I like Font, but frontline starter is a little aggressive.  I don't think the Dodgers are going to push Buehler this year to MLB
CamdenWarehouse
2:59
if you're not chatting with us, how can we tell it's really you on twitter?
Dan Szymborski
2:59
Really, who's weird enough to emulate me well?
Rick
2:59
What's up with Sean Manaea?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
I'm not answering any Manaea questions until someone answers to my satisfaction why he used to becalled Seth a lot and then it suddenly stopped
Rob
3:00
Should the White Sox shop Rodon at some point or, should the be part of the rebuild?
Dan Szymborski
3:00
I think they can go either way.  Always shop though.
976
3:01
How has Eric Thames confirmed or denied your KBO assumptions?
Dan Szymborski
3:01
He's bested his projections, though something like 70% of it is walk rate.
In himself, it's not enough to confirm or deny.
Sammy
3:02
Is Dom Smith gonna be good?
Dan Szymborski
3:02
I'm cautiously optimistic.  His Las Vegas performance wasn't really *that* good for the league, but he looked like the real deal in Binghamton
Guy who keeps asking, I have a Judge/Bellinger piece in the works at some point, so I'm not ranking their careers.
Wesley
3:02
Mets have 80 mil coming off the books and really aren't going to be paying anyone besides Ces. Can you see them going after any big names? Maybe darvish?
Dan Szymborski
3:02
I think they'll awkwardly pretend to go after the top of the market and just get some second-tier guys maybe
Murse Wigwam
3:02
That reminds me, I need a haircut.   And a sandwich.
John D
3:02
Will the Orioles make a move that does not scream typical "Orioles" this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
3:03
No
Batman
3:03
Valve announced Artifact. Any interest? We might finally get a card game that isn't designed around gambling mechanics and buying packs, and instead just use those same mechanics for optional cosmetics!
Dan Szymborski
3:03
I'm always interested in card games!
CamdenWarehouse
3:03
I decided not to quibble about DH HRs
Ambrose Beers
3:03
Hornsby has 301, not sure which were hit as something other than a 2B.
Dan Szymborski
3:04
He had like a quarter of his PT at other positions, so if the breakdown is available, I think he'd be short of cano
Babe Lincoln
3:04
If the Marlins kick in $30m (leaving $26.5m/year), should the Mets take him and run?  $70m coming off the books this year, and window is really the next 3-4 seasons with deGrom, Thor, Matz
Dan Szymborski
3:04
They probably  *should* but we're talking about a team that really wanted to save money on two months of Jay Bruce.
LegallyEagle
3:04
Who is your favorite right now for NL Cy Young, if you don't mind sharing?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
Won't share my opinion.  Will only share my opinion of who *will* win, which would be Scherzer I think.  Though Kershaw if he returns really quickly
Ryan
3:05
If MLB shrunk the league to 16 teams, what would be the impact on the game?
Dan Szymborski
3:05
Fewer games.
Ambrose Beers
3:06
Was Quintana worth what it cost to get him?
Dan Szymborski
3:06
I believe for the Cubs, he was.
My name is Judge...
3:06
re:  manaea
same reason carlos changed  his name to yolmer.
Dan Szymborski
3:06
But it was used interchangeably, not exclusively
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