Szymborski Chat, 12/7/2015
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The Dude
12:40
The Cubs offered Price a 7/161 contract. Why did they even bother giving him an offer?
Dan Szymborski
12:40
For the same reason people ask out way hotter people than themselves.
Derek
12:40
Does Cliff Lee fit for the Dodgers? They need pitching, it's a very small gamble if it's 1/10 like you said. Plus he's a former Phillies, something the Dodgers like to do recently.
Dan Szymborski
12:40
I think Lee fits more on a team that can take more upside risk.
That guy
12:40
Dan, thoughts on the Tigers signing Pelfrey? Seems like they could've replicated his performance from within and used the $8M on something else (like a LHH OF)
Dan Szymborski
12:42
I did an exercise a few days ago in which I asked ZiPS what a win would have to be to make Pelfrey a break-even signing. ZiPS came up with something like $23 million.
Barney Stinson
12:42
If any team is interested in Walker, it would have to be the Blue Jays, right? Sure Travis looked good in the 4 games he was healthy for, but that's a clear area of need for a contender.
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I don't think the Jays will go after a 2B given bigger needs.
Derek
12:43
What happened to Peter Bourjos? Is his glove still worth a starting spot in the OF?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
He aged and had a lot of injuries.
Todd
12:43
If you were G. Stanton, would any part of you regret signing that $300 million plus extension to stay with the Marlins? Do you think the Marlins will end up regretting it?
Dan Szymborski
12:43
I'd regret it somewhat, but hey, that's a ton of money and my priorities may not be identical to Stanton's.
12:44
I have always -- and likely always will -- take less money for things so long as it allows me to retain my flexibility, like working from home.
But different people value different things.
Everybody
12:44
Any chance at a random ZiPS projection that you haven't released yet? Or some more FA signings?
Dan Szymborski
12:44
Yeah, but it's usually on Twitter when I'm thinking of something.
Julio Pepper
12:44
Wait ZIPs thought Pelfry was a bargain? I thought I saw a tweet by you suggesting that his price implied a cost of 22m/WAR?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
That answer from before was best, worst
SF Dave
12:45
Hey! I just noticed Kevin Gausman!
Dan Szymborski
12:45
You're still ahead of the O's.
The Dude
12:45
At this point, should the Tigers just say screw it, and sign basically sign a FA for every hole the have? Cueto, Leake, Gordon, Fowler, Desmond, Chen, etc.?
Dan Szymborski
12:45
They should. The team is nearing the end of its rope and it needs to move the needle considerably.
OK, that's a weird mixed metaphor
12:46
Let's say Pelfrey doesn't completely stink and Mark Lowe's solid. That's great. And makes them a couple games better than last year.
Carly`
12:46
Hi Dan. I'm curious to hear your thoughts about Jeter's Player's Tribune. Viable? Making any trouble for traditional sports media?
Dan Szymborski
12:46
While some of the stuff has been interesting, any time writers aren't getting credit for their contributions, I avoid out of principle.
12:47
Frankly, I'd be very happy if my editor and copyeditors got credit in my articles as well. It bugs me that the people that are valuable to my work don't get any of the public share of credit.
12:48
And I'm someone who writes clean copy without many changes. The Players Tribune editors are ghostwriting mainly.
The Cincinnati Kid
12:48
Re: .100 OBP player, wouldn't there be value if player was THAT fast and was a SB specialist? I mean, if he could be guaranteed to steal 2nd, 3rd, and home, there would have to be value in that, right?
Dan Szymborski
12:49
Yeah, but if he was THAT fast, I'd expect him to reach first more often.
Even Randy Johnson occasionally made contact
Gladson
12:49
Ken Rosenthal ?@Ken_Rosenthal 1m1 minute ago

Sources: #Mariners talking to #RedSox about trade for starting pitcher. Target is Buchholz or Miley, not clear.
Justin
12:49
Perhaps the Dodgers' plan is "all pitchers break; therefore, we should have a lot of pitchers."
976
12:49
All this Chapman talk has me flustered. Is there really value in a "closer" when a team could essentially produce similar results with a stronger overall (and probably cheaper) bullpen. A closer by committee? Say...3 setup men?
Dan Szymborski
12:50
The Dodgers are a wealthy team - they're paying for certainty here.
Larry
12:50
Ho could Tom Brady, whos an incredible athelete be so slow at 37 years old? Im not in the gym every day, I sit at a desk all day, same age and Im sure I could destroy him in a 30 yrd dash
Dan Szymborski
12:50
Some people are just slow.
12:51
Even when I was younger and more athletic and played sports, I was never fast.
For some reason I have a really long torso and really short legs.
I'm 5'11 with a 28-inch inseam.
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