Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/12/16
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Shaw-shot Redemption
12:46
What kind of contract does Brett Anderson end up with this winter?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
Pillow deal
Bork
12:46
Is the ZiPS machine all decked out or is it more a little sticky note on the side of the monitor that says ZiPS machine
Dan Szymborski
12:46
No stickers or anything.
12:47
My "work" build is housed in red bitfenix prodigy case. Runs off an i7-3930k with 32 GB of RAM.
facilitating connectedness
12:47
What player projection did ZiPS spit out that you initially thought was in error, but after further review, was not in error?
Dan Szymborski
12:47
Adam Warren earlier this year.
Dakota McKee
12:47
Why are people so frustrated with Sept 1 roster rules? Because it slows the game? Who cares if you use 18 pitchers, if you have them; who is this hurting? I'm sure the bubble-fringe guys appreciate the end-of-year bonus for being in the ML.
Dan Szymborski
12:48
One day in the majors gets you MLBPA health benefits for life. That's a pretty big deal.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:48
If Sanchez hits another 7 HR, does he then get a shot at AL ROY? That's 20 HR for a catcher!?
Dan Szymborski
12:48
If he gets to 20, then he might make it interesting
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:48
3000 hits, 450HR, 600 Doubles, 1500 runs and RBI, that should keep the counting stat happy voters happy.
Dan Szymborski
12:48
You'll never go broke betting on the voting being terrible.
Erik
12:48
Will Ryan Howard get a major league contract somewhere this offseason? Or is he more of a minor league deal with an opt out if he doesn't make the team kind of guy, if even that?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
He might get a 1-year, $1 million type Jason Giambi offer from an AL team. Probably best retiring.
GSon
12:49
NL Manager of the year seems to be a shoe in for Maddon.. The AL isn't quite so clear.. do you see it coming down to the three division winners or Tito, Banister, whoever wins the AL East and Buck?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Seems to go to the team that most beats expectations and also makes the playoffs, which is Banister.
In the NL, there really aren't many surprsies, so Maddon obviously gets it
Maybe Dusty gets a few votes.
ryan
12:50
what would it take to pry Betts away from boston?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
ALL the tea.
tengopreguntas
12:50
Why red case? Was it on sale
Dan Szymborski
12:50
I like the red case.
facilitating connectedness
12:51
If MLB adopted a taxi squad approach, what would be the best way to set it up?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I'm not sure it's a good idea. It'll just be used to pad the back of the bullpen evern more.
Big Joe Mufferaw
12:51
Will Mark Teixeira make it past 1 year on the HOF ballot?
Dan Szymborski
12:51
I do not believe so.
David B
12:52
Manager of the year = award to whatever team out-performed the media's preseason expectation, which was probably a baseless expectation to begin with?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Yeah
Though I have to be fair here, the voting is slowly improving, especially on the year-end awards that don't have a heavy load of legacy voters.
12:53
Slusser and now Gould and writers like Jeff Passan have done a lot to improve the culture of BBWAA and modernize it.
The year-end awards are getting better and time will eventually make the Hall vote better.
Erik
12:55
What does the MVP case against Trout look like? Saying it's just "the Angels didn't make the playoffs" seems a little too reductive, since I'm sure the people who vote against him have thought things through and have a well-reasoned answer, even if many people here disagree. What is it about not making the playoffs that renders him ineligible, in their minds?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Hey, you're preaching to the choir.
Kristen
12:55
With prospects Brinson and Cordell gone, between Desmond, Gomez, DeShields, and a FA/trade acquisition who is the most likely to patrol CF next season for the Rangers?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
DeShields returns, so likely the plurality fave.
Leif Erikson
12:56
Dan Szymborksi chat is back! Let there be much rejoicing. If I go to an Orioles game, what is the best place near the ballpark to eat a crab cake?
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Faidley
RotoLando
12:56
Have you watched Teen Titans Go? It's surprisingly good. Cartoons in general are a lot better than they were when I was a kid.
Dan Szymborski
12:56
I have not
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