Szymborski Chat, 12/7/2015
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Dan Szymborski
12:51
I'm not actually a person of average height, I'm a freakishly tall little person.
Doug
12:51
how does the Papelbon mess end for the Nationals?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
Both sides have an interest in it working out, so I suspect they'll muddle through
One good thing about Dusty Baker is that his teams don't usually try to kill each other.
Student
12:52
With this being finals week for many colleges across the nation, what are my chances of pulling a KC Royals and unexpectedly being successful?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I don't know your basic educational stats.
James
12:52
Do you think Nashville ever gets a Major League franchise?
Dan Szymborski
12:52
I suspect not unless it grows a ton.
Guest
12:53
I dunno Dan, I think if a player was 1 second to first, even a .100 obp would have value... he'd essentially score 1/10 trips to the plate since he could steal 2nd, 3rd, and probably home.
Dan Szymborski
12:53
Would have to think more about this
mtsw
12:53
When it was signed Ubaldo Jimenez's deal was considered one of the league's worst. What kind of deal would he get as a free agent today though? Is his deal now a bargain?
Dan Szymborski
12:53
It's not a bargain, but I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as people thought before this season.
The Dude
12:53
About 7 years ago I saw 50s jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at a concert. He was in his 80s, and needed help getting to the piano. Once there, he played just as perfectly as he had 60 years earlier. I feel this is what it will be like when Bartolo Colon is the Opening Day SP in 2045.
Guest
12:53
How would cespede s fair at 1st
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Probably fine, but kind of a waste. He's a really good corner outfielder (though not a centerfielder)
Guest
12:54
Everyone needs drinking and good times
Dan Szymborski
12:54
Yeah, but I do too much of that.
mtsw
12:54
Tempting to read leaked transaction rumors and figure out the intent behind them. E.G. are Orioles leaking trade interest in Christian Walker as a way to get his name out to the fanbase and make them more comfortable/excited when he starts at 1B after Chris Davis signs somewhere else?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Sounds like the O's as I can't imagine many teams being all that interested in Christian Walker.
The Dude
12:55
Which Wade in MLB best exemplifies what it means to be named Wade?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I do not have sufficient knowledge of what it is to be Wade.
SF Dave
12:55
There's a problem with my computer! All I see is baseball questions and answers.
Dan Szymborski
12:55
Hey, we mostly stay on topic until the LIghtning ROund.
Guest
12:55
Would cliff Lee be a solid reliever?
Dan Szymborski
12:55
I don't know if he would come back just to pitch iin relief
mtsw
12:56
Stanton's contract has an opt-out midway through if playing in Miami ends up bumming him out.
The Dude
12:56
BREAKING: Trevor Cahill becomes first FA to sign during the Szymborski Chat Hour!
Dan Szymborski
12:56
Yeah, 1/4.25. Reasonable. 4.25 is nothing in 2016.
SF Dave
12:57
No one wants to hear about your short "inseam"
Dan Szymborski
12:57
Inseam measurement has nothing to do with the penis.
976
12:58
Wow. Do you have short arms too?
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Yeah, I'm like a T-Rex.
Julio Pepper
12:58
The "not getting credit" is just a different part of the compensation package, like how you like working from home. Presumably they're getting paid more in wages since they're not getting paid in recognition, or perhaps they're the sort of writers who don't care very much about recognition in the first place. Ghost writing is a thing because they're are people who are willing to be ghost writers.
Dan Szymborski
12:58
Yeah, people take those jobs. But it still bugs me.
Beaucoup Bucks
12:58
Without even knowing you, I'm pretty confident you would lose a race to Tom Brady.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
Hey, if you gave me some time to get back in shape, I could put up a fight.
SF Dave
12:59
What if a player was super slow, but got on base at a.700 clip? They would get forced out more often on the bases (even from line drives to the OF) and completely negate the speed of anyone after them on extra base hits and such...
The Cincinnati Kid
12:59
What if his bat was basically a wet spaghetti noodle, but he could run like lightning. I mean absolute 0 .OBP, but you can't get him out. That's essentially 162 runs a season by using a pinch hitter to get him a turn on base.
Dan Szymborski
12:59
You guys give me crazy scenarios to figure out in 15 seconds
976
12:59
Is Zobrist's decline in ZiPS defense related to aging or just a reaction to last season? Can I expect this decline to continue? And if so, who is going to bite on 4 years?
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