Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat – 4/8/19

12:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Oh god, I’m here exactly at the time I intend to be here. IT IS TIME TO PANIC

12:01
Marvin Shabazz: What’s with this whole baseball thing?

12:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Smack hard balls with hard sticks, but not in a homoerotic fashion.

12:01
CamdenWarehouse: What would happen if Trevor Rosenthal were to face Chris Davis right now?

12:01
Gub Gub: It’s Rex Manning Day.  What are you going to do about it?

12:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: First question: Baseball would lock up and blue screen of death and we’d have to start 2019 over again.

12:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Second, I will wait for autographs.

12:02
bolden bate bridge: Trout is hitting .393 with a .286 babip. Is the rapture upon us?

12:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Even luck can’t stop him. Mike Trout is the Scarlet Witch’s arch-nemesis.

12:03
It’s April: IT IS APRIL

12:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It is. FOR WEEKS

12:04
Chris: Verdusco, Clint Frazier, Tucker, is this the new normal for outfield prospects? Santana faced it last year before his trade to the mariners, and now it looks like the mariners will have a few prospects namely Kyle Lewis in the same position of being mlb ready with no hope of playing time. Thoughts?

12:05
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think what it comes down to, especially for Tucker, is the team rather get an age 28 season than an age 22 season.

12:05
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Frazier, there has been other issues.

12:05
Davy: Do you know where and when open tryouts for the Nationals bullpen will be held? I have an arm, so I feel like I’ve got a shot.

12:06
James: I know this is a cliche of these chats, but how great is the talent differential between the Orioles and the Round Rock Express? I feel like a 25 man roster drawn from between those 2 teams would have at least 10 from the minor league team. Forrest Whitley would definitely be the opening day starter.

12:06
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Where AAA teams fail is their second-tier talent. A bad AAA player is *really* terrible, even worse than most Orioles.

12:06
laxtonto: Why are there stars in the sky?

12:07
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Because we burn trash.

12:07
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:07
chewbacca: would you rather have christian walker or yandy diaz for your corner infield slot?

12:07
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Yandy is dandy.

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Walker is BALKER and he’s not even a pitcher.

12:08
Gub Gub: What ever happened to that Michael Jordan guy the White Sox had a few years ago?

12:08
Avatar Dan Szymborski: He got a front office gig and drafted Kwame Brown

12:09
billsaints: I scanned Fernando Rodney’s career page this weekend. What a survivor! He needs a nice big piece written about him!

12:09
Avatar Dan Szymborski: His career’s been resurrected more than Kenny

12:09
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:09
Jules Bonnot: Could the Brewers’ rotation be underrated? Their pitching staff currently has a 107 ERA- (22nd), a 100 FIP- (16th), and a 84 xFIP- (4th!). Where’s the truth?

12:10
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s possible. ZiPS at least liked the Brewers rotation more than most

12:10
Ichiro for CEO: Can’t decide if Chris Davis 0-44 is worse than Trevor Rosenthal’s lack of any outs recorded in 5 appearances. Only solution is to pit them against each other for 9 innings.

12:10
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I have more hope for Rosenthal being able to play baseball at some point

12:11
laxtonto: When looking at classic DOE, when sitting with 4 factors should use fractional factorial of Plackett-Burnman?

12:11
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Get your dirty matrices out of here.

12:11
Phil: Is the Chris Davis contract the worst of all time?

12:11
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The Pujols fail portion of his contract is larger than Davis’s entire deal

12:11
Gub Gub: Can The Twins please sign Bartolo Colon?  I really want to see a mound visit between Colon and Willians Astudillo where they belly bump before going back to their postitons

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I can endorse this

12:12
Bo: Any idea how long until a team’s page on FanGraphs will default to the 2019 season instead of 2018?

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No. I’m sure there’s some big red button at Dave’s place

12:12
Eel Ffilc: Favorite part of Mania?

12:12
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The ending of Batista/HHH. Not because of the ending itself but because it meant I no longer had to watch any more of it.

12:12
Sam: Dansby Swanson’s breakout. Real or not?

12:13
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m cautiously optimistic, though I already was. Remember: Apri

12:13
Avatar Dan Szymborski: l

12:13
Demands!: Make a typo. NOW!

12:13
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I saved that for when I made a typo

12:13
LFC Mike: A good Monday to you Daniel. Hope you are fresh after a night of Wrestlemania viewing. Very interesting article today on Sporting News on the 34,294 missed strike/ball calls from umpires in 2018. Great stats and tidbits in this article. Even names the 5 best and worst umpires when it comes to calling balls/strikes.   A very nice start to the season for your man crush Mackenzie Gore.

12:13
Joe West: Hey Zimberski  …you can take that Sporting News article and shove it up your  Sky Line Chili Bowl. I am not the worst umpire in the league… I am second worst …So There!      A reminder that you can buy my two CDs Blue Cowboy and Diamond Dreams at all truck stops and flea markets across America.

12:14
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I have images for most situations.

12:14
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:14
BenZ: Can we take a moment to appreciate that while Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger are both at 1.2 WAR 10 games into the season, Bellinger has a .419 BABIP and Mike Trout only has a .286 BABIP. If he was closer to his career .353 BABIP, I guess he wouldn’t have “only” a 315 wRC+.

12:14
Acunami : How many wins is a manager like Kevin Cash worth over a tradition-bound guy like Brian Snitker?

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Honestly, I’m not sure you can quantify it, outside of the concrete playing Y player over Z

12:15
hscer: all hail future president Szymborski

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Trust me, you do not want this.

12:15
Nick: How do you see Josh Bell’s bat playing out the rest of the year

12:15
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Worse.

12:15
RJ: Has Ian Desmond resorted to taking out his competition for playing time?

12:16
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It would be kind of cruel for the Rockies to expect Desmond to play well, considering that him being terrible never bothered them before.

12:16
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:17
The Hanser the Better: Tell Jay Jaffe (if that really is his name) to stop his libel against Chris Davis. Crush is clearly just playing possum to break the longest hitless streak ever so it’s even more impressive when he breaks the single season HR record later this year!

12:17
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If it’s a plan, he gets some kind of best plan ever award

12:17
Los: I was driving home (Chicago) from the airport this morning at 3am and I see a billboard for the cubs that says Grit, Hustle, Focus, October. This got me thinking of that stupid Mets spring training poster. My question is, why do teams marketing department focus on these things instead of talent?
I can get the 25 most hustling, grittiest, focused people on the planet and they would suck at baseball. Is this a way for the owners to subconsciously manipulate the fan bases into thinking it is the players fault if they don’t win instead of management not putting the right team on the field?

12:17
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The larger annoyance is that grit, hustle, focus seem to be adjectives given to crappy white guys.

12:18
TB Tony: Is Tyler Glasnow more than a streamer? Should I hold onto him for the season? Also, same question for Shoenaker? Thanks. I love you!

12:18
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s early, but his command has been much improved and that’s always been the bugaboo

12:18
Nihilist Duda: Would a players strike or a lock out change service time for players under team control? Thinking the Padres vis a vis Tatis Jr.

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I would guess that it depends?

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I believe but am not 100% sure that players got service time for the strike since the games weren’t scheduled

12:20
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Like Gregg Jefferies wouldn’t have enough service time to be FA if he didn’t get 1994 time

12:21
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’ve actually never thought of it before

12:21
Sand in my crotch: I’m working on Block Island this summer. Have you ever been?

12:21
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No

12:21
BillClinton: Could the Pirates actually be a little bit better than last year even though they did nothing this offseason again? Seems like a reward for bad behavior for that FO but—as a fan—I guess I’d take it.

12:21
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think it’s more an ownership problem

12:21
The Hanser the Better: Dan Straily looked a little rusty during his first Orioles appearance. Would you rather have him to trade mid-season or the rule 5 ss they cut to make room?

12:21
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’d rather have Jackson

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: but I might be willing to cut someone else for STraily

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: not to trade, because nobody ought to want Straily

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: but to make sure that relievers don’t die

12:22
My chili: Has beans! Suck it weird last name guy!

12:22
Jeff: Dan, news today that Senzel is up and running.  Once he’s back in minor league games, how long realistically do you think he will need to be ready to come up and play CF with confidence?

12:22
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think a month

12:22
Jeff: Thoughts on Tatis’ start thus far?  About what should have been expected?

12:23
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think so. He’s still a 20-year-old that skipped AAA

12:23
Leon: What do you make of the Yandy Diaz lead off thing the Rays are doing?

12:24
Avatar Dan Szymborski: He *did* have a .360 OBP coming into the year in limited MLB time and over .400 at AAA.

12:24
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The larger question is why the Indians seemed so uninterested in him

12:24
John in VT: I call my smelliest farts Szymborskis.

12:24
Mean Gene: Mania main event: You think the finish was botched? Also: What can we expect from Kofi ROS?

12:24
bosoxforlife: Looks like MLB added a little more rocket fuel to their Titleists this year. If you can get it in the air then start your Cadillac.

12:25
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Looked that way. Kofi’s probably not going to be in the singles mix for too long I imagine

12:25
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Unless they drastically change how they book him

12:25
Joe: You get 1000 swings against Scherzer. Chris Davis gets 10. Do you make more contact than he does?

12:25
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Yes

12:25
Mooseknucklecurve : Yandy Diaz, Ketel Marte, Tim Beckham breaking out?

12:25
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Maybe-plu, maybe, meh.

12:26
Lilito: How many packs are you opening tomorrow and what deck do you want to play first?

12:26
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’ve got 130 from preorders and 80 worth of gold, so at least that many. I have 12K dust, so I might top out the set with this amount.

12:26
RJ: Wait, why is the chat starting on time?

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I won’t let it happen again

12:27
LFC Mike: Dan..interesting piece you wrote on the Toronto/San Francisco trade last week. Dare I say one other reason San Francisco made the trade was because they needed a player to become the Pillar of the community. Banish me if you will but it was worth it.

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Banish you? You’re going to prison.

12:27
Bo: Which in your opinion has a greater impact over the course of a season… In-game tactical decisions by a manager or non-trade/FA signing decisions by a GM (call-ups, etc)?

12:27
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The larger decisions, easily.

12:27
tb.25: What is Mike Trout’s secret chili recipe?? Clearly it works

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski:

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Donkey sauce.

12:28
Nick Senzel: Barring any more injuries, am I going to have regular playing time once I’m called up with multi-position eligibility (2B/3B/OF)?

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It appears likely.

12:28
Laxtonto : Why did my internet go down in the middle of recording a video lecture? Why Dan? Why!!!!!!

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Dan is not your ISP

12:28
Jeff: Considering the Astros position and the way they’ve handled Tucker, does that make him potential trade bait this season?  Seems like they are a bit down on him these days…

12:28
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t think they’re down on him.

12:29
jason: zips only has gary projected to play around 100 games, with a full season do you think he is like a true talent 45 hr guy like judge and stanton?

12:29
Avatar Dan Szymborski: That’s a bit aggressive to me.

12:29
Fandom City: Is there any hope for Jesse Winker once Nick Senzel comes back to CIN?

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I sure hope so. I’m not completely confident in the Reds decision-making, though not quite as sour as the Rockies

12:30
Laxtonto : Who is your favorite AAAA player of all time?

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Roberto Petagine.

12:30
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Though he’d have a career today

12:31
Jong-Hoon: Eloy Jimenez looks totally lost at the plate. Projections show him having a great rookie season, despite most rookies struggling to adjust to ML pitching. Should the projections have been more conservative for Eloy?

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Projections are generally conservative already

12:31
CamdenWarehouse: If you were talking (or writing) about Ronald Acuña Jr., would you refer to him as Acuña or Acuña Jr.?

12:31
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I tend to leave off Jr.

12:31
Morbo: Any suggestions for someone suffering from writers block, asking for a friend?

12:32
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Stretch yourself and write someone on a subject you’d never even consider, if it’s only for yourself

12:32
v2micca: My biggest take away from Jay Jaffe’s article today is that Chris Davis already has an intentional walk on the season.  I’m still trying to wrap my head around the logic of deciding that anyone else is the guy you want to go after in Baltimore’s Line-up.

12:32
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Mercy walking

12:32
Reid: Thinking of Chris Davis, what annual salary would you accept to be publicly known as the absolute worst in your chosen profession?

12:32
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Well, I’m already accepting it now, so I guess somewhat less?

12:32
CamdenWarehouse: Pujols at least has racked up some WAR over his contract

12:33
Balked: What is the most money a team decided to absorb just to cut a failing player (e.g. if the Orioles decided to waive Chris Davis at the end of this season)?

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The NPV of Davis’s contract was like $126 million at the time he was signed. This isn’t like Sutter; the O’s got that money deferred *without interest*

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Pujols has been worse than that.

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I rather lose $50 than get $5 back of $100.

12:34
GSon: Who is this Carlos Santana guy that hits in April?..

12:34
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Maybe he swapped with other Carlos Santana

12:34
Frank: How many times a week are asked how to pronounce your last name?

12:35
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Usually depends how many radio shows I do that I haven’t done in the past

12:35
Avatar Dan Szymborski: usually 2-3

12:35
Laxtonto : At what point do you mentally accept a player is not going to make it? Analytically you can pick a fair safe threshold, but mentally people want to give some players the benefit of the doubt but not others… Why oh great sage?

12:35
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I generally give up for good at 30

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Up until then, I think they should be given every chance to succeed, even if it’s only as a role player

12:36
Avatar Dan Szymborski: once you get into decline phase, it’s harder to justify

12:36
Adam: What do you think is the shortest degree of separation from a player playing today to Babe Ruth?

12:37
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Julio Franco was born in 1892, I think, so probably hoim

12:38
Avatar Dan Szymborski: More seriously, it might be Colon.

12:38
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I believe the key to getting degress of separation down is 1980 White Sox

12:39
Avatar Dan Szymborski: because of Minnie Minoso

12:39
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Minoso played with Joe Gordon and Gordon gives you a clean path to Ruth through a lot of late 30s Yankees

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: And Bartolo played with Baines who was on the 1980 White Sox

12:40
AP: Which team do you think os in for a longer rebuild? Marlins or Orioles?

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Orioles based on the talent the teams currently have

12:40
Avatar Dan Szymborski: But I think the Orioles are likely better run

12:41
Laxtonto : At what point is Choo a legitimate trade possibility to Cle? He’s bad in the OF but, come on Tribe don’t do this to yourself running that OF every day…

12:41
Avatar Dan Szymborski: THe Indians didn’t care about the OF before, not sure why they sould now

12:41
Matt: Don’t blame me, I voted for Szymboskodos

12:41
Brood550: What is your stance on Boras’ rant about “snuff contracts?

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: It’s nonsense, but Boras isn’t an analyst. His job is to be an advocate for his cleints

12:42
R: Dan, i wanted to let you know my fiance and i made chili with ground beef, ground turkey, and sweet potato.  it was delicious

12:42
Avatar Dan Szymborski: meat stew you mean

12:42
Ben Dover: Hey Dan would Fangraphs consider adding a rookie filter in then projections tab similar to the leaderboard tab?

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Interesting idea, I can bring it up

12:43
darrenasu: Regarding Tatis…if you are even holding your own in ML’s at 20 it is highly probably you are a star no?

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Usually

12:43
Iggy Pop’s Raw Power: Why are there peas in my fried rice?

12:43
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The Chinese place I always go to when I’m in Baltimore, China Moon, still recognizes my voice and knows to not use any peas.

12:43
Nate: Do you listen to sports radio at all? What’s your general involvement with typical sports media ie websites, newspapers, radio?

12:44
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I listen when I’m in the car, but mostly listen to music

12:44
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m *on* a lot of sports radio

12:44
Gub Gub: What do you read on the toilet?

12:44
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I have a bathroom laptop

12:44
Snid: The Earths rotation paused as I dumped all my Miami pitchers.

12:45
Laxtonto : Can you explain quantum entanglement theory to me?

12:45
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Spin-related, no? When you have a clump of ’em?

12:46
Zwak: Without including cash, who would the Orioles have to add to a Chris Davis trade to find a taker?

12:46
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m not sure if they could

12:46
CamdenWarehouse: Have you considered the possibility that Carson entertains himself by signing up for things with your email?

12:46
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Not evil enough

12:46
Rick: The Reds’ start actually seems pretty encouraging to me.  Sure, their offense has been abysmal, but that’s attributable to a .208 BABIP.  Their rotation, meanwhile, is showing a massive improvement over last year, ranking fifth in baseball in FIP-.  Is this too optimistic of an assessment?

12:46
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I have a piece about to go up. I’m less optimistic

12:46
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The hole is serious

12:47
Junior Soprano: Maybe this is a question for Jaffe, but any idea why it took Jimmie Foxx 7 years to make the HoF?

12:47
Avatar Dan Szymborski: That one I can answer!

12:47
Avatar Dan Szymborski: They didn’t do Hall of Fame inductions for a few years during WWII

12:48
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t believe they did one in 43 and 44

12:49
Szymbo Slice: Your images are not posting btw…

12:49
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No? Not sure problem.

12:49
resumeman: Do you play Paradox games? If so do you plan on getting the upcoming Imperator Rome?

12:49
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I do. Probably at some point, a lot is in the hopper

12:49
CamdenWarehouse: Colon is not playing this year 🙁

12:50
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Still a chacne!

12:50
Matt: Is it possible that the Indians didn’t like Diaz because he was the cause of an increase in uniform expenses because he biceps kept bursting out of jerseys?

12:50
Zwak: Favorite heckle you witnessed at a ballgame?

12:51
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I once saw someone yelling at Mark Quinn something to the effect “I don’t know who you are, but you probably suck!”

12:51
AP – Juan: Carlos Rodon today, sneaky good game today vs tampa?

12:51
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m a longtime Rodon fan. I think he’ll be fine if he stays healthy

12:51
Ian: How many of the ?s in the queue are just silly/nonsensical?

12:51
Avatar Dan Szymborski: A LOT

12:52
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I can never answer more than like 15% of the Qs

12:52
Kurupt FM: Likelihood of playoff expansion in the next 5-10 years? Personally I feel as if it’d solve a lot of problems in the free agent market and make for more entertaining regular season.

12:52
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Probably fairly low. The markets available, unless they’re going to intrude on owners current markets, aren’t that exciting and probably more useful as extortion for stadiums.

12:53
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Though I don’t want expansion for the reason that we’ll probably end up with eight four-team divisions

12:53
Jay: RsBI or RBIs? Breaking the wrists or barrel past home plate? Is a hot dog a sandwich?

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: RBIs, it’s a plural of an abbreviation. Judgment, no.

12:54
Takao: Saw your thread about video games on twitter… favorite games of the past five years?

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Man, I was going to say Crusader Kings II, but that’s a seven-year-old game now

12:54
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Hearthstone has to be up there considering how much I play it. Stellaris, Cities Skylines

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Bioshock Infinite

12:55
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Witcher 3

12:55
Nate : What stations do you appear on? I’m surprised because most sports radio shows wouldn’t appear to adhere to Fangraph’s principles.

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: All over, though I tend to do St. Louis area radio the most, I think

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I do 105.7 in Baltimore frequently

12:56
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m on Orange County AM 830 with Rodger Lodge fairly regularly

12:57
Avatar Dan Szymborski: And on Canada Laughs/Canada Talks on SiriusXM with Todd Shapiro

12:57
Matt: Dan, you should get Joe Rogan to let you on his podcast.

12:57
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think I need to move up a tier

12:57
Nate : Is your chat the most popular among all the Fangraphs peeps?

12:57
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I don’t know. Shame on you guys if it is, because I’m terrible.

12:58
David: How do the Mariners solve the roster crunch with Vogelbach, Bruce, and Encarnacion?

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Pretending Vogelbach doesn’t exist and hoping it just works out

12:58
Joe: The Indians are 6-3 with a sub AAA lineup. What do you make of this team?

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: The AL Central is bad.

12:58
Borksadork: Why is it that you can only answer 15% of questions?  Are they that bad or do you lack the capacity?

12:58
Avatar Dan Szymborski: If I try to answer a higher percentage, it’ll get to 1 PM and I’ll only be up to like 12:20

12:58
Diamond Cutter: Perpetually World of Warcraft is the right answer

12:59
Avatar Dan Szymborski: That’s not a new game!

12:59
kevinthecomic: Not sure if you caught it, but ESPN mentioned on Sunday Night Baseball that Desmond’s GB% since he joined the Rockies has been 62%.  Woof!

1:01
Nate : Does Eno do a chat anywhere now?

1:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: He’s done a few for the athletic hasn’t he?

1:01
Me Grow Ley: does a HR count towards BABIP?

1:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No

1:01
AP: What’s your stance on those who root for a NL and an AL team?

1:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Root for who you want!

1:01
Big Joe Mufferaw: Why is Angel Hernandez still a MLB umpire?

1:01
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Inertia

1:02
LFC Mike: Current baseball player you think would make a great wrestler?..Chris Davis is not the answer because he can’t hit anything.

1:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: PUIG

1:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I want Puig in New Day so badly

1:02
Ethan HUnt: Is Puig a clubhouse cancer that has infected the Reds?

1:02
Avatar Dan Szymborski: No

1:03
Guest: Best Heckle: Double A game in 2008 San Antonio Missions vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals (dollar beer night!). About the third inning my friend shouted “Hey Right Field. How’s it feel to know the highest you can go is the Kansas City Royaaaaals!?”. The guy turned around to look who said it while cracking up at that one.

1:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I’m ashamed to admit that in my youthful days, I shouted “Johnny Nepotism” at Jonathan Schuerholz

1:03
Matt: Cancer isn’t an infection, Ethan.

1:03
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Some are believe to have that as a source

1:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I think

1:04
AP: Will there ever be a FanGraphs staff baseball game? If so, what position would you be drafted in?

1:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: Manager?

1:04
Avatar Dan Szymborski: I may have played through my teenage years, but I’m outta shape

1:05
Avatar Dan Szymborski: On that note, it is time for me to depart, in such sweet, yet temporary sorrow.

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Dan Szymborski is a senior writer for FanGraphs and the developer of the ZiPS projection system. He was a writer for ESPN.com from 2010-2018, a regular guest on a number of radio shows and podcasts, and a voting BBWAA member. He also maintains a terrible Twitter account at @DSzymborski.

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rosen380
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“My question is, why do teams marketing department focus on these things instead of talent? ”

Do you really want your teams marketing department to have serious input as to the talent on the field??