Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/8/16
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Erik
12:27
When baseball returns to the Olympics, will the MLB allow players to play? Will players choose to play? Or will it be some scrappy amateur sideshow?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Baseball's not stopping for 3 weeks in mid-summer for something few will watch.
Matt
12:28
Over/Under 5.5 MLB HRs for Aaron Judge in 2016?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Over
Guest
12:29
Bundy or Geurra ROS?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Bundy, though Guerra's safer
Brett Lawrie's Empty Redbull Can
12:29
Which player would be the most crushing blow for a contender to lose to injury today?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
Manny Machado
Bork
12:29
If dying mean's getting an office job and spending my lunch break doing thins like taking part in Fangraphs chats, I've been dead for years.
Mick D
12:30
How do you rank Scoresheet baseball and its approach to a baseball season? Does your opinion change if it is a 10 team league formed by friends?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
I haven't played enough to form an opinion
Bryan in Boise
12:30
So when do the owners stand up and take a level of responsibility for the steroid era? Do you see any Irony on the exact same date that Barry Bonds passed Hank Aaron on the all time HR list Alex Rodriguez announces his retirement from the Yankees
Dan Szymborski
12:30
The same time owners take responsibility for anything: When shit sticks to the moon.
greg
12:30
Is Jose Abreu a strong bounce back candidate for next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Moderately. His first season did casue him to be overrated.
Bryan in Boise
12:31
If Clayton Kershaw was forced to retire right now would he be a Hall of Fame pitcher?
Dan Szymborski
12:31
He's essentially had the same peak as Koufax
But he wouldn't because the voters are obsessed wiht counting numbers
RC
12:32
Does Kyle Hendricks have a credible argument for the NL Cy Young?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Tough sell
Matt
12:32
Have you ever tried the "blow""grass"?
Dan Szymborski
12:32
I've never had laced marijuana, as far as I know
RC
12:33
Your thoughts on the Cardinals playoff chances?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Still solid.
Ray
12:33
What % of questions actually get answered on here?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
20%. I get a flood
Frank
12:34
MGL was arguing vociferously last week that there's no such thing as s lefty masher, presumably because he finds righties tend to have narrow true talent splits. But preseason zips showed pretty big split for a guy like Brandon Guyer. Is there a disconnect there? Or is it explained by minor league performance and other data MGL's work omitted?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
That's not that crazy a split and rounded low-number of HRs can make splits look bigger than they actually are
12:35
I do the splits for Diamond Mind, which won't take a decimal
samuist
12:35
Best nation for start in Europa Universalis 4?
Dan Szymborski
12:35
I tend to look far out-of-the-way nations while leaerning mechanics
JP
12:35
Has the performance of the Rockies rookie class (Story, Gray, Anderson, Dahl) made it possible for them to contend in 2017?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
The Rockies have a very good farm system. The problem is that the team hasn't shown much of an awareness about how to build a roster otherwise.
Stuff like refusing to get value for CarGo and Blackmon weakens their future teams.
Peter
12:36
Has Mike Zunino turned his career around, or is this a small sample size aberration?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Too soon, but a good sign
Baseball
12:37
Who are your picks for the NL Wild Card game?
Dan Szymborski
12:37
Cardinals at the NL West loser
Rick C
12:37
Remember when you criticized the Braves for not taking flyers on the right players? Well, they've since turned Dario Alvarez, Lucas Harrell, and Hunter Cervenka into Travis Demeritte, Michael Mader, and Anfernee Seymour. Two guys not even in the org at the start of the season, plus a guy plucked out of Indy ball last year, turned into three top 30 prospects.
Dan Szymborski
12:37
It's worked out very well.
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