Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 8/8/16
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Dan Szymborski
1:00
Certainly possible, depending on who loses their rookie status
Duke
1:00
The RoS in-season ZiPS projections are a bit less complicated than the pre-season ones right? Not that we shouldn't take trust in them, but the RoS projections could be different than the upcoming offseason projections?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Yes. They have to be simpler or I'd have to have a PC running 24 hours a day to get the data for Davey Apples.
Invader Szym
1:01
A's player traded this month is:
Dan Szymborski
1:01
Josh Reddick!
Earl
1:01
Do you think Wilson Ramos will be in top 3 of MVP race? Crazy given how crappy he was last year.
Dan Szymborski
1:01
No
Homer
1:02
Am I the only one who thinks reds got fleeced? In all reality,Herrera will never be as good as Bruce is now, plus Bruce comes with 1.5 years of control and a probable(?) QO.
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Bruce isn't that good now.
And he's coming off two wretched seasons, even with some injury allowance
@RationalMLBFan
1:02
According to FanGraphs, in 2016 Ryan Howard's offense is rated -10.9 and his defense is rated -6.7. Does this mean that he actually has had more (i.e., less negative) value as a defensive replacement than a hitter?!?!?
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Kinda. It's hard to be as bad at first base as Ryan Howard is at hitting
Bork
1:03
Are you getting No Man's Sky tomorrow?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
Yes
Oops, that was for the upcoming lightning round
Andrew
1:03
This has probably been covered, but doesn't bullpen deployment affect run differential? You're likely to use your best during tight games, and your worst during blowouts (winning or losing).
Dan Szymborski
1:03
It makes sense on the surface, but bullpen quality actually has very low correlation with record in close games.
The volatility dwarfs the effect
Bork
1:03
Oakland A's suspended a coach for having a hidden camera in the workout room. Good thing they haven't found the hidden camera in the opposing team's dressing room yet, Oakland can still see what a winning team looks like!
Matt
1:04
Have you ever thought about the fact that your initials imply you should be a disc jockey? DJ Dan Zim.
Dan Szymborski
1:04
Someone I know calls me DJ Szyzzle.
CamdenWarehouse
1:04
I never knew that Drew was David Jonathan and not, you know, something that was J.D. WTF?
Dan Szymborski
1:04
It's as bad as J.A. Happ pronouncing his initials.
If I was D.J. Szymborski I wouldn't go by "Duj Szymborski"
Rick Hahn
1:05
Should I be canned for the James Shields acquisition? And how many more MLB starts does he makes? IP?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Was a reaosnable risk to take
Murdoc
1:05
If you got a call from a minor league team looking for a manager and they said YOU ARE OUR FIRST CHOICE DAN, how seriously would you consider it?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Really depends on the terms. I'd have to pause my journalism career and drastically change my lifestyle
The Decadent Moose
1:05
Chuncey Wiggins
1:05
DJ "Too Dope" Symborski
Dan Szymborski
1:05
OK, Lightning Round Time.
1:06
You guys know the rules. GO
Robot
1:06
Is it possible for me to love?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Yes
Novice
1:06
Why does Hearthstone match me up with players with decks full of legendary and epic cards while I only have commons and a couple of rares?? grrrrrrrr
Dan Szymborski
1:06
The matchups are made by their version of Elo, not card quality typically. And at this point, lots of people have most of the classic set.
Ben Brode
1:06
You excited for Priest to be back? Purify is going to be meta defining!
Dan Szymborski
1:06
Lies.
jon
1:06
T/F: Donald J Trump is the worst Baby Boomer born in the US?
Dan Szymborski
1:06
I'm sure there's a baby boomer in jail for eating babies
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