Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:15
Meh. As an O's fan, I'm seriously annoyed that Yankee upper management decided to face reality at the deadline.
Alby
12:15
How and why do scouts miss on pitching prospects like Brian Matusz, Mark Appel, Luke Hochevar, or for that matter Andrew Miller? These guys weren't picked at the top of the first round because someone thought they'd be decent relievers someday. What do scouts see that doesn't come true?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
Pitchers are tricky.
Avi
12:16
Hello Dan. I was really impressed by Musgrove's start yesterday, nearly matching Darvish. Does this mean that Houston might have found their #2 for the future?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
I like Musgrove, but that's a litlte too quickly.
Lee
12:16
Bonds, Clemens, A-Rod - Any/all of these guys gonna be on your ballot?
Dan Szymborski
12:16
All, but I'll only get my ballot in time to actually vote for A-Rod.
12:17
Assuming he's on the ballot in 9 years, which I expect as he'll beat 5% and I expect he'll fall short of 75%
Funkhouser
12:17
Hey Dan! What are your thoughts on King Felix? I was always worried he'd have a steep decline because of all the innings he threw in his early 20's, but it's really depressing to see him struggle. Do you think it's injury related or is a once great ace now just a good pitcher?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
A combination, but it's a very real possibilyt that he's just good now. That's happened to lots of HoF pitchers in their 30s.
12:19
Robin Roberts had a 102 ERA+ in his 30s. Feller 104.
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
12:19
What advise could A-rod impart upon the yankees to be worth his 28 million dollar salary as an advisor next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Well, none, but they have to pay him anyway. He's just agreeing to help 'em out to keep them from fighting about the whole thing
Jack K.
12:19
Any concerns over polanco's lingering shoulder soreness? Been available to pinch hit lately but wondering if you have concerns for rest of the season. Pirates could really use his bat back in the lineup
Dan Szymborski
12:20
The Pirates position has slipped enough that his health has to be the team's priority, not the timeline of his return.
Gary
12:20
Can we take a moment to appreciate Andrew Benintendi's outrageous projections?
JoshP
12:20
Will the Mets ever win 2 games in a row again??
Dan Szymborski
12:20
Somedya
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
12:20
can you spell the last name of the Oakland A's reliever named Mark R. without looking?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
Rzepczynski. I could spell my name at 4, so I'm used to Polish names
Separate it into R-zep and then czynski
Mike_C
12:21
The Rangers still Owe A-Rod about as much money going forward as the Yankees. Who regrets signing him the most?
Dan Szymborski
12:22
The contract was fine, really. The Rangers stunk because of their other contracts.
12:23
They only owe him money because they got to defer a bunch at 2% interest.
12:24
It's a bit like the O's complaining about paying Chris Davis $1.5 million in 2037 even though that was something they *wanted* to do.
CamdenWarehouse
12:24
Are you buying Sullivan's argument that we shouldn't have adjusted Harper's baseline based on last years numbers as much as we did?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
Yes. Recentism is difficult. He's still falling short of projections which tend to be more sober
Matt
12:24
What are the odds of the Padres making the playoffs in 2034, assuming the world is still here?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
That kind of timeline, all the projections would be based on market size.
12:25
(Small market teams can compete, but it's still an advantage ot have money)
dgrussel
12:25
Are you shocked by Bundy's success? How many innings do the O's push him?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
No - he was supposed to be good
12:26
I don't like hard limits in a pennant race, but trying to be prudent were possible.
I thought yesterday's game, 5 innings should have been the *latest* they pull him, not after 6. The team was up 10-0 after 3
Bork
12:26
Dan so old his ICQ number is in the double digits
Dan Szymborski
12:26
153167
A Friendly Hippo
12:26
Do the Red Sox make the playoffs? If so, what spot?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
I think Red Sox-O's playin.
Slothrop
12:27
Are the Astros finished?
Dan Szymborski
12:27
Not finished, but the crust is turning golden.
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