Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 9/12/16
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Dakota McKee
12:56
What are the odds the Mets keep Cespedes (by extending his contract?)? If they determine he's not a great fit because of position, do they/can they go after a 1B bat like Encarnacion or even Napoli?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
I think if they keep him, it won't be by an extension.
Because the underlying reasons you don't pay Cespedes a ridiculous amount of cash long-term still exist. Plus one more prime year is now gone
Matt
12:57
Dan - I just got a burrito bowl, and the rice is only about 75% cooked. My day is ruined.
GSon
12:57
Does the loss of Danny Salazar poke a big hole in the Indians real chances at a WS appearance? Does this make the Cubs even more of a favorite..?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
It definitely hurts. I love Salazar.
rustydude
12:57
Is Slusser at the top of the list of female baseball writers in terms of quality?
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Yes
12:58
There are a lot of terrific female baseball writers there, Rowley, Gotsulias, etc.
12:59
Though personally I prefer to think of them as just writers.
I don't think of myself as a sabermetric writer, I think of myself as a writer
And while it's not quite the same thing, there was the same tension against the jockocracy.
Cash
1:00
Is Aaron Judge a bust?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
That's really way too soon.
facilitating connectedness
1:00
Which current MLB player will be the opposite of the Kevin Brown types and inexplicably keep getting enough votes to hang on the HOF ballot for a number of years?
Dan Szymborski
1:00
Ryan Howard
Matt
1:01
Can you elaborate on the "pillow deal"? That must be some high-quality down if people are willing to work for pillows.
Big Joe Mufferaw
1:01
Mike Trout for Clint Frazier, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Micheal Pineda. Fair?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
No.
Dock Ellis
1:01
Thoughts on the Raiders going for 2 to win the game yesterday? Yes the numbers said it was a bad call, but in reality it was the right one, right?
Dan Szymborski
1:01
I think it's a coin flip.
1:02
The differences were fairly marginal - that an event happened doesn't mean it was absolutely the most likely one to happen.
Matt
1:02
Was expecting a might wittier answer to my non-sequitur about pillows. I'm disappointed in you, Dan.
Dan Szymborski
1:02
Sounded like you wanted info!
OK, let's finish with the Lightning Round.
1:03
The rules of the Lightning Round are simple: I must answer any question, so long as it's off-topic and not one of the few exceptions (very personal, work-related)
And this continues until I catch up or get bored.
GO
Mike
1:03
WWE certainly got something right last night making AJ Styles WWE World Champion last night. How long do you think he should hold the belt?
Dan Szymborski
1:03
2-3 months!
RotoLando
1:03
Could an army of Dan Szymborskis, armed only with Klobbs, take down ISIS?
Steve
1:03
Here's an idea for your WWE wrestling game: Step A) Create Sean Rodriguez Step B) Create Water Cooler Step C) FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
Dan Szymborski
1:03
An army of Chuck Norrises couldn't do it with Klobbs.
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1:03
what do you think of the current arena meta in hearthstone? mage and rogue are being picked an unproportional amount relative to any other class. priest hardly receives any playtime, and classes like druid, warrior, shaman, and warlock are in a mediocre tier themselves
Dan Szymborski
1:04
There's a lot that needs fixing. You can't make arena picks based on card rarity if you're not going to balance card rarity.
1:05
And their solution to remove some cards is just jury-rigging.
Matt
1:05
How much would could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Dan Szymborski
1:05
Probably a formula based on the mass of the woodchuck and the density of the wood in question.
Erik
1:05
Lots of writers on here don't care about football. Do you care about football?
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