Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:37
But those aren't hte players I'm talking about
12:38
My objection was spending money on *mediocre veterans* as flyers.
Where's the Markakis return? The Francoeur return?
Those flyers were absolutely free.
I've been on record as saying that when there's no obvious candidate, random minor leaguers with at least a chance of doing something are good candidates.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:39
What Brewers currently on their top prospects list make the opening day roster next season?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
Arcia certainly. Maybe Brinson. Hader?
RABBINICAL COLLEGE GUY
12:40
Why do you think the Astros could not overtake the Rangers before this big lead?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Because they stunk for a month and the difference between the Astros roster and Rangers roster was only briefly large enough to give them a window.
And now Texas's roster is better than it was in April
RC
12:41
Which young Cubs player not named Kris Bryant has the best career (Contreras, Russell, Baez, Schwarber)...
Dan Szymborski
12:41
Russell
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:41
Does A-Rod still count against the Yankees payroll for luxury tax purposes next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:41
I'm actually unsure.
Id ont' think it does, but I'm really not positive
Josh
12:41
Any chance the Twinkies actually demote Sano? Would there be any justifiable reason considering the circumstances?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Their odd thrashing about his defensive position
a-rod
12:42
will I sign with another team this year? next year? Will that team be the Marlins?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
No
Bryan in Boise
12:42
is this one of Brian Cashman's greatest seasons as a GM? He looked like the biggest winner at the trade deadline
Dan Szymborski
12:42
It was arguably his Finest Moment.
The Kid
12:42
Gave up Syndergaard and Votto (have Miggy at 1B) for Villar and Kershaw (keep forever league). Did I make a mistake?
Dan Szymborski
12:42
Given the reduced utility by having Cabrera, it's still maybe, but not a *huge* one
TKDC
12:43
Could the Braves unload Markakis with only paying the rest of his 2016 salary?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
Probably not, but crazy things have happened
BK
12:43
Delete your DAN
Dan Szymborski
12:43
then I'm John Szymborski and have no middle name.
Ray
12:44
Is Aaron Sanchez a top 3 starter in the AL next season? top 5?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
I like Sanchez but that's a little aggressive.
Scotty
12:44
Does Britton actually have a chance at the AL Cy Young? He is dominating in WPA for what it's worth.
Dan Szymborski
12:44
He might - it's one of the years where the big named AL guys aren't having huge years. Problem is I don't think he's gotten the Crazy Closer press that seems to need to happen for a closer to get it these days
Matt
12:45
Is Adam Wainwright going to be a useful pitcher next season?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
I think so
Brian
12:45
Why so much disdain for him? Because he was a cheater? Because he came off aloof to the media? Or was it jealousy over that huge pile of money he probably sleeps on everynight?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Because he used steroids and seems to be a little awkward in his PR.
Bork
12:45
How many voters will not vote for A-Rod because of his scandals? How many will write holier-than-thou blog posts on why he doesn't deserve it?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
Half. Most of that half that is employed.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:46
What beer occupies your fridge as of this chat?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Not a lot at the moment, a few remaining Boon Krieks and a couple Heavy Seas Double Cannons.
Mike_C
12:47
Is it possible for Pujols to be bad enough over the next 6 years to actually impact his Hall of Fame chances?
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