Szymborski Chat, 12/7/2015
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Dan Szymborski
11:57
OH GOD THE QUEUE STARTED
CHAOS! DISASTER!
You guys have been here for 30 minutes?
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Reunion
11:58
Iwakuma got 3/45. Same for Kazmir? If so, A's are totally in that price range.
Dan Szymborski
11:58
Think Kaz will get a touch more.
Chris
11:58
Do you think it's time for Brandon Morrow to accept the fact that he simply can't stay healthy as a starter? I've always thought he would make a dominant late inning reliever.
Dan Szymborski
11:58
Yes. Think he should go for being a reliever.
Bret
11:58
Interesting stuff in the Jays' ZIPS. Should the team be looking to upgrade at 1B, or is the Smoak/Colabello platoon fine?
Dan Szymborski
11:59
Always, if possible. Now, the starting pitching is a bigger concern, but sometimes you don't have good options
Adam
11:59
Any advice for a college student aspiring to work in an MLB front office?
Dan Szymborski
11:59
Learn programming/database stuff.
Winter:(
12:00
What do you think Jon Niese's value is?
Dan Szymborski
12:00
Trade value? Not much. Really, he's just an innings eater at 3/30 and while he'd likely get a bit more in FA, not a ton.
stephen
12:00
Dan, did the royals really need Sofia? Sure, he's good and they just lost Holland, but what's the strategy here?
Dan Szymborski
12:01
Probably not, but as I said on Twitter yesterday, Dave Eiland is The Scarlet Witch.
NotYourAverageBear
12:02
What kind of trade value does Lawrie have? young, controllable. Will he definitely be moved and if so, to who?
Dan Szymborski
12:02
Not really that much. He was more interesting back when had greater upside. Without an offensive step forward and his defense regressing, he's far less interesting than a few years ago
Jim
12:02
Are the acquisitions of Craig Kimbrel and David Price enough for Boston to get back on top, or do they need to get a second quality starter just to bolster things a bit?
Phillies113
12:03
Why does everyone get so upset when they hear a trade rumor and it's "Team Y is asking for (outstanding prospects, young phenom, etc) in exchange for Player X"? It makes sense to ask for a lot at the start, and then whittle down until you reach a deal. That's Negotiating 101
Dan Szymborski
12:03
Hey, where'd my answer go!
While another starter is nice, the Red Sox have a lot of bounceback potential - they did get worse-than-mean projection performance from most of the staff
12:04
Yeah, but sometimes negotiations start so far apart that they can cause serious issues for future negotiations - people don't like wasting time.
If i"m selling my house for $400,000 and someone offers $15,000, that tells me that they're not serious and I'm less inclined to waste time on them.
Stuafoo
12:04
I give you a player with a .100 OBP and average defense at a position of your choosing. How fast would he have to be to make him a league average player? Like 1 second to first?
Dan Szymborski
12:05
There's no speed that you can take him. Because the main benefit of his speed in reaching first would reflect in his OBP if he had any value
NotYourAverageBear
12:05
If the Pirates move Walker, do they fill the hole at 2B with another trade? Could they get a 3B and have Harrison move to 2nd?
Dan Szymborski
12:07
Hmm
Soryr.
It's a little hard to tell, so much can happen in the winter and they're a creative team.
dewey1441
12:07
Hi Dan! Adam Dunn has always been my favorite player. Who is your pick for his best comp playing today?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
I don't think there's actually a great one. Jose Bautista is better and doesn't strike out enough to match Dunn. Maybe Davis?
NotYourAverageBear
12:08
With Chapman off the board, do we see the market for other available closers heat up? Who is the most valueable?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
Britton would be the most interesting, but I don't think O's seriously do it
Jaime
12:08
What are the odds that the Mets can work out an extension with one or more of their core young pitchers? What would it look like?
Dan Szymborski
12:08
Pretty good, depends.
The Dude
12:09
Free Agents most likely to sign during this chat session?
Dan Szymborski
12:09
Zobrist, simply because I'm writing a piece on him after this chat
Los
12:09
Every time you post the Pete Kozma e-mail exchange on twitter I can't help but laugh. I don't get how people cannot understand that good teams somehow have crappy players.
Dan Szymborski
12:09
Lousy players always get too much credit for good teams. Great players always get too much credit for bad teams.
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