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Thursday, August 04, 2011

FanGraphs: Dan Szymborski Chat, 12 PM EDT

Doing a FanGraphs chat at noon today.
Dan Szymborski Posted: August 04, 2011 at 03:41 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jack Keefe Posted: August 04, 2011 at 04:51 PM (#3892706)
Hey Al this is funny. If any 1 wants to chat with Dan Szymborska they can chat with him right here. Why do you need some kind of Chat Room Al. It sounds fishy to me maybe this is 1 of those things where he says he is Szymborska but really he is some kind of over wait middle age man in his Under Ware.
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: August 04, 2011 at 05:01 PM (#3892716)
It sounds fishy to me maybe this is 1 of those things where he says he is Szymborska but really he is some kind of over wait middle age man in his Under Ware.


And everyone knows Symborska's not middle aged.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2011 at 05:05 PM (#3892718)
And the only Under Ware he wears is the BTF Thong.
   4. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 04, 2011 at 05:30 PM (#3892744)
And everyone knows Symborska's not middle aged.

In Jack Keefe's time, 33 is definitely the middle years of one's life.
   5. Justin T steals bases with his bat Posted: August 04, 2011 at 06:53 PM (#3892826)
Jack, the chat has to be on a site that loads in under three minutes.
   6. Andere Richtingen Posted: August 04, 2011 at 08:10 PM (#3892906)
I'm sorry I missed this opportunity to ask whether the demise of Adam Dunn is a matter of a player with "old player skills" following an expected albeit sudden pattern, or bad strawberries.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 04, 2011 at 08:33 PM (#3892928)
Szymborska was middle-aged in Jack Keefe's time.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3893017)
Jack, the chat has to be on a site that loads in under three minutes.


Then why use Fangraphs? (It's probably just me, but if I leave fangraphs up on an tab too long it seems to cause problems... not as much as basebal--reference does with their stupid video if you happen to have 8 tabs opened up to it---or get one of the unlucky adds that seem to have a timer intentionally slowing the loading of bb-ref down)
   9. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2011 at 11:13 PM (#3893020)
I'm reading the chat, and right off the bat Dan summoned Bill James in talking about some type of law that second baseman must bat 1st, 2nd or down farther in the lineup. (Bill James said the same on Grace and Sandberg)
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: August 04, 2011 at 11:31 PM (#3893032)
Also I disagree with his comments on ERA. ERA is a good backwards/value looking tool. I would argue it's pretty dumb to argue for a pitchers value based upon FIP, if you are going to use FIP, you should watch each play for a pitcher individually to determine how much the defense really helped him. If you aren't going to go to that amount of work, stick with the stat that actually deals with the results(of course I would prefer it to be RA instead of ERA but generally speaking it works well enough)

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