Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/12/16
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Dan Szymborski
12:23
Those are the WWE-MLB mashups I've done through David Ortiz. Gotta look at my pics and videos on Twitter for the more recent ones (Pierzynski, McCann, Altuve, Kevin Goldstein, King Felix, etc0
S
12:24
How has Blackmon's value changed since the deadline?
Dan Szymborski
12:24
A bit, but not as much as you'd think, simply because there's one less high-leverage situation for which you cannot acquire him.
Dave Szymborski
12:24
Did Dave Cameron crash on your couch during his cross country drive? Did you take him out for pizza to the good place? Or the merely OK place that is more convenient?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
I didn't meet up with him! Did he come through central OH? I need to communicate better
Nate
12:25
What is the highest WAR a pitcher could possibly accumulate in 32 starts?
Dan Szymborski
12:25
I dunno, 20? I haven't run the numbers on allowing 0 runs.
12:26
Hmm, I get 13.1 WAR for 213.2 scoreless innings.
12:27
And 14 or so in a hitters' park
It's likely though that WAR has trouble when we get to *this* extreme.
Dave Szymborski
12:28
What player from 20-25 years ago do you think would have had a longer career if teams understood analytics back then the way they do now?
Dan Szymborski
12:28
Petagine possibly. Spent his entire prime in Japan.
RotoLando
12:29
How long would it take you to attain the equivalent of a black belt in Gymkata?
Dan Szymborski
12:29
I had a green belt in taekwondo as a kid, but I'm not really gymnastic-y
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:29
Is there even a doubt right now that Beltre is not a future HOFer?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
Not in my mind, but half the writers somehow doubt that Mussina and Schilling are HoFers.
Whitley Merrifield
12:30
How surprised would you be if the Royals still make the playoffs (after losing 3 of their next 4 of course)?
Dan Szymborski
12:30
Surprised but not shocked. It's still plausible, just a longshot.
And the Royals do well when I doubt them and terribly when I believe in them.
RotoLando
12:30
How long does a blister take to heal? A week at most? Maybe they should have stopped having him hurl a small rough object for a few days. Maybe
Dan Szymborski
12:31
Blisters can be really persistent for pitchers.
Josh Beckett had a ton of problems.
Bork
12:31
Think Saunders get a QO? He's quietly simmered down recently.
Dan Szymborski
12:31
I suspect he does. The market sucks.
Julio Pepper
12:32
Does Hill get more than 40m next year? He's basically been Kershaw over his last 120 innings.
Dan Szymborski
12:32
Oh, he'll get more than 40 million.
Nolasco got $49 million in a deeper market and nobody really thought he was any good
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:33
Kevin Brown being 1 and out is simply insane... Behind only Clemens, Johnson and Maddux for WAR from '90 to 2003.
RotoLando
12:33
I've never owned a cat. Do they fall for the "pretend to throw a ball" trick like dogs do?
Dan Szymborski
12:33
Only a couple times. Then they'll need to see the ball.
Oops, that's kind of off topic
Zach
12:33
Felipe Rivero had been a starter in the minors with inconsistent results, but from everything I can tell, his changeup didn’t breakthrough as a plus pitch until he became a reliever. In fact, it didn’t even seem part of his repertoire. Now it’s arguably his best pitch to compliment a strong fastball and an effective slider. Knowing that he now has three pitches to work from, do you think the Pirates should experiment with him as a starter this spring?
Dan Szymborski
12:34
I think any reliever that has three pitchers should at least be experimented with. Spring training ought to be a lab of experimentation.
Zonk
12:34
Speaking of Kevin Brown, is he the only $100 mil+ pitcher FA signing that ever worked out well? The only other one I can think of that's close is Cliff Lee, and he was great for 1/2 the deal.
Dan Szymborski
12:34
Hamels has been fine. King Felix mostly
12:35
And technically, the Greinke $100 million contract worked out fine for the Dodgers
A Tribe Called Kipnis
12:35
What was the funniest player projection that ZiPS spit out in error?
Dan Szymborski
12:36
Jose Molina had a 1.200 SLG because I hit something and adding a stray number to his HR total
Joe
12:36
Can you think of an even remotely comparable FA comp with Rich Hill? It has got to be the strangest case I've seen in awhile.
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