Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/12/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:12
Who's top? Hoiles?
Eno's Whathestalkingabout
12:12
*If* Rich Hill goes on a Sandy Koufax esque run for the next 4 years (last 4 years for this argument). Could he be a HOFer?
Dan Szymborski
12:12
Well IF he went on a sandy koufaxesque run, he could be of course.
12:13
Though the voters would have to do a better job than they have. That Mussina and Schilling aren't in the Hall and pitchers like Kevin Brown get one-and-outed is absolutely absurd.
So Hill could be Koufax for 6 years and still get almost no support.
Steve
12:14
Can someone explain why the pirates are still having Ryan Vogelsong start games? If they're trying to win this year, he's a bad option. If they're trying to retool for 2017, he is a bad option.
Dan Szymborski
12:14
I don't actually understand the deal.
JT
12:14
twins like to sit on guys until they destroy their value. I.e glenn perkins
Jake
12:14
What's the deal with TNT
Dan Szymborski
12:14
It's an explosive that's easy to handle.
Eno's Whathestalkingabout
12:14
Is the yankees farm system strong enough to get a Chris Sale type pitcher and an AS caliber position player this offseason?
Dan Szymborski
12:15
It *could* be. It really depends on how some conversations go internally this winter.
End The Drought
12:15
I'm a believer in the Bochy Magic Touch, but why can't he see the disaster that is Santiago Casilla. Law and Strickland would both be better, especially Law, but he continues to give Casilla the leverage situations.
Dan Szymborski
12:15
Bochy occasionally has a blind spot.
12:16
See the awkwardness of getting Belt playing time his first couple years.
Matt
12:17
Hi Dan. Did you ever get that cheese steak I mailed you a few weeks back?
Dan Szymborski
12:17
DID NOT WHERE IS IT
Jake
12:17
Sorry, sent early - what's the deal with the A's BABIP? Bottom of the league offensive
Dan Szymborski
12:18
Well, they don't hit very hard and they play in a park that has a large BABIP effect.
The Coliseum has a *lot* of plays that can be outs, but never hits.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:19
Who is having the biggest successful outlier season this year??
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Probably Dozier now!@
Fire Kevin Cash
12:19
The Red Sox have an incredible core, the Yankees "rebuilt" and are already better than they were before, and the Jays have started leveraging their resources. As a (Devil) Rays fan, how concerned should I be about the parity in the AL East or MLB at large?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Very. I am as an O's fan. But it's cyclical.
Steve
12:19
How might the Orioles improve their rotation going into next year?
Dan Szymborski
12:19
Goat sacrifices.
12:20
The free agent pitching market kinda stinks.
Unless the O's manage to get Hokkaido to post Otani. But even then, someone will outbid the O's
Captain Krunch
12:20
Remember when Hazelbaker was Ruth reincarnate and something was wrong with Freeman? Ahh the good ol' days of early season samples.
Dan Szymborski
12:20
Why I answer April for so many things
Mike
12:20
Sale the CY young favorite at this point? Five straight starts of at least 8 IP, but 1-5 since the all-star break. Not his fault he
Dan Szymborski
12:21
Updated ZiPS probs go up on ESPN Thursday mornings
Strategery
12:21
If you were a gm; who would you prefer to have on your 2016 postseason roster: Kris Bryant or Josh Donaldson?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
Kris Bryant. The positional flexibility breaks a tie.
Erik
12:21
Any idea what ZiPS will think of Kershaw next year? Does it know that he missed time due to injury, and will it reflect fears that any sort of pitching injury might linger by giving him a somewhat lukewarm forecast? Or does it not work like that?
Dan Szymborski
12:21
It will know he missed time to injury.
It'll reduce his projection from Ridonkulous to Ridonkulous-minus-a-smidge
Silly Beane
12:22
Did I make the worst trade in history? My daughter tells me I'm the most overrated gm in sports - nay she sings it to me with that annoying guitar I bought her.
Dan Szymborski
12:22
Youtube or it didn't happen.
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