Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/8/16
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JD15
12:53
Wouldn't it make sense for a bad team to sign ARod for the rest of the season as a 700 HR promotion? Minimal financial commitment for a potential boost in revenue (tickets and memorabilia).
Dan Szymborski
12:53
I don't think it's happening
Mike_C
12:53
The MLB isn't stopping for 3 weeks for the Olympics. But if Baseball could organize something with close to the same cultural footprint as the World Cup, would MLB be willing to stop for 3 weeks?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
Only if it was under MLB's control.
So WBC or bust.
Tony Womack
12:53
LOL at "steroid era"... I'm not too up-to-date on all the info but were steroids invented in 1998? HAH
Dan Szymborski
12:53
Everybody knows that steroids were invented and discovered by every player between November 1992 and March of 1993.
Toki
12:54
What's going on with the Padres and the trades? Are they becoming that shaddy used car dealer?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
They're becoming smart or at least listening to Preller
Guest
12:54
is the world ready for an entire season of Edwin Diaz?
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Wiht this presidential election, we need a hero that's fresh from the fight
Bart
12:55
Since Brian McCann got thru waivers, what are the chances the Yankees trade him?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
1 in 4 maybe
CubbieBlues
12:55
Baseball is coming to the olympics in 2020! Are major league players actually going to play?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Unemployed ones maybe
Josh
12:55
Is there anyway to find out which players have been placed on waivers?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Generally not public.
Stevey
12:55
Thoughts on the Liriano salary dump? Good move for Buccos?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
The dump was fine, but the giving of hte prospects was weak.
jon
12:55
A Rod's contract does count for luxury tax. Same with Crawford and LAD.
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Must've missed it - I went to bathroom mid-press conference
Erik
12:56
If you were an MLB GM, what areas would you be just as good as real GMs at? And what skills would you completely lack?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Analytics skills. Delegation of responsibility/leading a team
rotted tooth
12:57
friendly reminder but crystal pepsi returns today
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Yuck
Sirras
12:57
Is your first name John or Dan? Is this a Larry Jones situation?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Dan. And if I went by initials, I'd go by D.J. Szymborski, unlike that scurrilous roustabout J.D. Drew who doens't know how initials work
JD15
12:58
Peak ARod or peak bonds. Who do you want on your team?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Gott atake sht ehsortstop
Bradley "Bogey" Betts
12:58
So, if you had to choose between Travis Shaw's future with the Red Sox or Bryce Brentz, does the double Bs give Brentz the edge?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Alliteration is a tremendous asset, but still Shaw
Matt
12:59
Do you like lobster tacos
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I'm allergic to lobster
Morty
12:59
Thoughts on the 2017 Royals? I find it hard to believe next year the team is going to be 10-15 wins better and then the mass exodus of 2018 happens in the winter. If they are out of it come next July, then sell right? Or even entertain offers this winter for core guys?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
I think the Royals are well past their apogee now.
Steve
12:59
As an Orioles fan, do you ever laugh at another fan complaining about the hard times of their team?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Yeah, especially Yankee fans
Ol Sea Capn
12:59
A-Rod is a douche who said douche things about Seattle on his way out of town. The North(west) never forgets. Let him enter the Hall with a NY on his cap. It will feel appropriate and feed into the stereotypes of him and NYC. My question is ... in Overwatch why is Lucio's hometown the only made up city? Its weird. And when do I get Roadhog's?
Dan Szymborski
12:59
It is the future so there could be new cities
Colt Holt
1:00
Senzel has really caught fire in Dayton. Could he find his way to the top of the Reds prospects after the season?
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