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Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 4/10/14

11:46
Eno Sarris: Yes! I’m back!
11:48
FILNOBEP:
11:48
Eno Sarris: for some reason this video featured prominently in my Jamaican vacation.
12:00
Comment From Free Agent Scout
Hey Eno! My league’s first week of free agency is coming up and I need your guidance. I need to fill my UTIL spot and the best available options are Colabello, Solarte and Almonte. Thoughts on all three and who is most likely to remain a full-time starter in 2014?
12:00
Eno Sarris: ALMONTE! D at important position, right age, good enough swing (don’t love Solarte’s swing at all).
12:00
Comment From Saves Vulture
What do you make of the current closing situations in Oakland and Detroit? Which reliever should we grab on each team if we’re looking for potential handcuffs to Johnson and Nathan?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Oakland is now the dreaded committee. If Cook was healthy and showing good mechanics, he’d be my guy. Only three things linked to closer change: handedness, velocity, strikeouts. Cook owns those things when healthy.
12:01
Comment From David
Hi, do you buy Tyler Flowers breakout?
12:01
Eno Sarris: No.
12:01
Comment From Wily Mo Yen Mo Problems
Eno, my team has been devastated by injuries. Should I pick up Eovaldi or Richards in standard 5X5 keeper?
12:02
Eno Sarris: You know.. Richards has three pitches, even if the curve and slider are both breakers. I like him, they both have velocity and nice parks and aren’t great to start in every game.
12:02
Comment From Pale Hose
What do you make of a hitter that is swinging way less than career average, and also making way less contact than career average? Specifically, I’m asking about Sal Perez.
12:03
Eno Sarris: Swing rates become stable fairly quickly and in his case, it might help his walk rate. But yeah sometimes you lay off pitches and start getting in bad counts — see my Trumbo piece today, at the end he talks about that.
12:03
Comment From yo
Guess who’s back, back again, Eno’s back, tell a friend
12:03
Comment From Tacoby Bellsbury
What to do with Braun? Hold? Sell high? Sell low? Head spinning. O/U .280 and 20/20 the rest of the way?
12:03
Eno Sarris: Hold. Enjoy the roller coaster.
12:03
Comment From Stanatee the Manatee
Tell me something I didn’t know about Jamaican beer. (Which is pretty much anything about Jamaican beer that isn’t Red Stripe)
12:04
Eno Sarris: Not only do they love water beer in Jamaica, they also love sludge beer. Dragon Stout and Guinness Extra Foreign Stout (not the draught) are the second and third most popular beers, and they are THICK.
12:04
Comment From Kris
Currently have Baez on my bench in a 14 team keep 6 (so keepers are relatively shallow). Would you drop him for Archie Bradley?
12:04
Eno Sarris: No. Bradley not showing great command right now.
12:04
Comment From Brisco County jr
My Chase Utley is no longer leading in WAR thanks to the flu
12:05
Eno Sarris: Next, it’ll be some rest for that degenerative knee condition.
12:05
Comment From Osberry
Need to find someone to replace Josh Hamilton, preferably with a little pop. Would you pick up Kubel, Morse, or Blackmon?
12:06
Eno Sarris: I prefer Blackmon over all, but Morse for pop. He looks healthy at least.
12:06
Comment From Et Tu, Brute?
Eno! Thoughts on Founders KBS? How long should one consider aging it– or any beer that is “supposed” to be aged. Patience is not my strongest suit…
12:07
Eno Sarris: I don’t know about aging for most beers. But if you drink a beer and it feels ‘hot’ — the alcohol comes through too much — I do think aging can help a bit. The biggest difference I’ve seen on aging is in Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts, I’d almost automatically decide to age those.
12:07
Comment From Big Red
ENO! Love your chats. Would you consider dropping either Peavy or Sabathia for Skaggs in a 12-team 5×5 dynasty? Seems crazy…but VELOCITY! Thanks.
12:07
Eno Sarris: Peavy for Skaggs is not crazy. But what I would really try to do is drop a bench hitter for Skaggs.
12:07
Comment From juan pierres mustache
magic hat just posted a tweet referring to their own garlic beer as “a daring, imaginative move” that “wasn’t meant to be”. i guess imaginative is one word for it
12:07
Eno Sarris: Yuck.
12:07
Comment From Maxamuz
Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum must be friends now.
12:07
Comment From Brisco County jr
Do you like MArkakis this year? It’s a contract year.
12:08
Eno Sarris: Contract year mostly only means more PA if anything (playing through injury) and that’s the only thing Markakis has been good for so far.
12:08
Comment From Milhouse
Is Plouffe making a leap or just early season hot streak?
12:09
Eno Sarris: It’s super early, but he’s seen 164 pitches and only swung and missed at 4.5% or so. That could be a big deal if it continues.
12:09
Comment From jocephus
how long were you wanting to use “kluberization” in an article?
12:09
Eno Sarris: IT’S KLUBERING TIME
12:09
Comment From Phillip
I’ve been thinking about this all day and was hoping there was a chat today. Now, how much do you think the size of a hitter’s strike zone affects his K% or totals? That may not be a good way to phrase it. Basically, what I’m asking is do you think Alex Rios strikes out more often than the would if his strike zone were smaller?
12:10
Eno Sarris: I’ve actually seen something on this I think, but I can’t remember what the conclusion was. The thing is, if your strike zone is bigger, your arms are longer.
12:10
Comment From Maxamuz

Lude.

12:10
Eno Sarris: Dude.
12:10
Comment From Maxamuz
Duda hit 2 HR the other day. BEAST INCARNATE!
12:10
Eno Sarris: And when he’s a star, you and me alone can say, we saw it first.
12:10
Comment From David
Jesse Chavez … journeyman late bloomer finally putting it all together? Or so-so rotation filler who happened to have a couple of good starts?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Hi change isn’t really good, it’s just good enough. I think he’ll have some homer problems in tougher parks. And Griffin will take his job back.
12:11
Comment From Kris
Zunino, TdA, Grandal or Mesoraco at catcher going forward
12:11
Eno Sarris: Grandal or Mesoraco. Mesoraco.
12:12
Comment From Ian
Quick! I must know: are you yet aware that Charlie Morton is a must-own? My league mates are not.
12:12
Eno Sarris: He’s back down to 91.1, I think he’ll have some homer problems this year.
12:13
Comment From Daniel Murphy…why so high?
Welcome back, Eno. I was wondering why you guys had Daniel Murphy so high in your rankings. I see that his numbers were kind trending upward but last year seemed to jump dramatically. Obviously you guys must not think it’s a fluke. It’s early in the season and I have him but was debating dropping him for Rendon as he’s in a better lineup. Thoughts? Thanks!
12:14
Eno Sarris: I prefer Rendon and I think I did before the season, or it was close. (checking) Okay I had Rendon 10 and Murphy 9, so I’d take Rendon now.
12:14
Comment From TheSkyFell
I have Jim Johnson and Joe Nathan rostered, 10-team league, holds and saves counted, do I panic like a manic at this point? Anyone I cam maybe stream?
12:15
Eno Sarris: Is it saves+holds? If so, you should be okay, JJ will get some high leverage innings again eventually. But he doesn’t K, if it’s sv+hld, I’d go pick up someone like Kelley. If its saves and holds as diff categories, don’t worry, you in ten-teamer, you should be able to find someone.
12:15
Comment From Kevin
Trade Braun for Bruce and Axford?
12:15
Eno Sarris: No, Axford velocity down and he’s wild and he’s just a closer.
12:16
Comment From Nates Agent
Does Nate Eovaldi’s lack of a change up hurt his chances of being a valuable fantasy SP?
12:16
Eno Sarris: yes. Wrote about it! Look at his page! He can be good in short term, but in dynasties and the like, I’d sell this year or next.
12:17
Comment From K-ENO-te Speaker
N-ENO, P-ENtO and the S-ENtO Maria Is Ryan Cook is going to close for the A’s? Also, is Nathan done? Should we all take the left turn at Albuquerque?
12:17
Eno Sarris: I like cook if he’s healthy. Nathan’s probably going to hang on through this contract but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was replaced.. next year? This year, he’s really the only option.
12:18
Eno Sarris: No!
12:18
Comment From BJ
Should I panic about Shelby Miller?
12:18
Eno Sarris: oops
12:18
Comment From Michael
who would u pick up to come up first to the big leagues. Polanco, Bradley, baez, Grey, Butler, Tavares
12:18
Eno Sarris: Polanco because Snider.
12:18
Comment From Mikey
ENO! Welcome back! Thoughts on Mookie Betts? Do the Sox have to make room for him if he keeps destroying the minors?
12:19
Eno Sarris: It’s NSFW how much I love Mookie Betts. Scouts thought he could CF or SS, but more likely I bet he plays for someone other than Boston at second.
12:19
Comment From Annoyed
I traded Braun for McCutchen only to have it vetoed by the league. What are your thoughts on trade vetoes?
12:20
Eno Sarris: Hate them so much. When I’m commish, it’s auto-approve.
12:20
Comment From Michael
Grokyo has been absolutely brutal is he worth dropping or should i continue to ride out the strom
12:20
Eno Sarris: The strikeout rate is concerning. I think he’ll cut it, but it’s worrisome. As usual, I’ll say, see if you can drop a bit piece for a short-term 2B until the Gyork Store figures it out.
12:21
Comment From kevinthecomic
Meija have staying power as a SP this year?
12:21
Eno Sarris: Yeah he’ll be good and in the rotation for 120 IP if he can stay in one piece.
12:21
Comment From person hscer
If the Nats eventually go to 1b Zimmerman 2b Espinosa ss Desmond 3b Rendon, 1) What city is LaRoche playing his home games in? and 2) Zimmerman, not Werth, would become the most overpaid National, right?
12:22
Eno Sarris: I think this will happen. I think LaRoche could end up in New York or somewhere big market where they need a 1b/dh guy to move around. And yeah that would make Zimm pretty overpaid.
12:22
Comment From wes
Hey Eno – loved the Eovaldi piece. Is Eovaldi, Erasmo, M. Perez the correct order for breakout/upside in a QS and K/9 10-team league?
12:22
Eno Sarris: Yeah. I’m not high on Perez. Others would have Perez second, but I don’t see a breaker, and his sinker is just good not great.
12:23
Eno Sarris: Hold on. I have to turn off Chris Russo. Stop yelling at me.
12:23
Comment From Guest
How Nick Punto inspired a 2014 revival enlisting Josh Hamilton and Yusiel Puig. My column:
12:23
Comment From Stanatee the Manatee
You already plugged it a bit, but I loved the Trumbo piece. Made me feel a lot better about targeting him in both of my leagues.
12:23
Comment From Jon
If you can get your hands on some, check out Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA
12:24
Eno Sarris: Barely pulled an interlude together, people.
12:24
Comment From CJ
Went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. Came back with viral encephalitis. No joke, not cool. Was basically crazy or asleep for 3 weeks. Anyways, to more important stuff. What do you think about Mesoraco’s quick start? Will he be full time soon? And if so, would you value him over Gomes? What about Ruiz if he sticks in the top 4 of the lineup?
12:24
Eno Sarris: woof. condolences. I like Mesoraco but those other two are good too. Maybe in dynasties, Mesoraco is the highest upside. For this year, though, it’s Gomes for me.
12:25
Comment From Guest
Brad Miller has been really scuffling. Plate discipline looks to be the culprit. What are your thoughts on him?
12:25
Eno Sarris: He’s reaching a ton but hasn’t done it in the past. Maybe he’s pressing. That’s a real-life thing.
12:25
Eno Sarris: (I still like him)
12:26
Comment From Slamhole
Hi Eno. I recently discovered Leffe(Blonde)at my local grocery store. I am traveling to Brussels next month. I want to do some tours of local breweries. Since I heard you are just as good at beer as you are in baseball, please give me some recommendations other than Stella
12:26
Eno Sarris: Oh my god if you can get to Cantillon, do it. Or Westvleteren. Or Drei Fonteinen. Seriously, those are possibly the top three international breweries.
12:26
Comment From Rated Rookie
I just dropped Moustakas for Dee Gordon, slid Gordon to 2B and Rendon to 3B. I needed steals and am waiting for Machado (the title of the next great baseball novel). Plus, I needed SBs. Good move overall? Or: do you believe Gordon will continue to be productive?
12:27
Eno Sarris: It’s okay but Dee not playing every day.
12:27
Comment From Michael
Does Carlos Martinez break the rotation this year if some gets hurt or will he continue to be a set up guy
12:27
Eno Sarris: Not sure he has the arsenal to be the type of pitcher they want him to be. The change hasn’t come and he has wicked platoon splits and now he’s into his second year in pen..
12:27
Comment From Samardzijaface
How were the beef patties?
12:27
Eno Sarris: Some were terrible. The great ones were plus plus.
12:27
Comment From wes
Are you sitting Nate the Great (Eovaldi) @PHI?
12:27
Eno Sarris: yes.
12:27
Comment From Please say Yes
Can Sergio Santos steal the job from Janssen?
12:28
Eno Sarris: yes. he has more gas and Ks. and the injury, even when he comes back, gives them an excuse.
12:28
Comment From JT
Sell high on colabello for ruggiano?
12:28
Eno Sarris: yes on first, meh on second.
12:29
Comment From that guy
Can I drop Todd Frazier in 10-tm if my every day start is Pedro? Only 3 bench spots.
12:29
Eno Sarris: They’re both barely top 10 so yeah guess so.
12:29
Comment From jocephus
were you an ultimate warrior fan?
12:30
Eno Sarris: Yes, for a short time. It’s sad. All those guys were on some crazy steroids.
12:30
Comment From Guest
Grandal over Jaso or Mesoraco?
12:30
Eno Sarris: Mes/Grand/Jaso
12:30
Comment From Tim
I love Guinness FES just because I feel like a 2000 BC caveman drinking it and as sludgy as it is there’s something gratifying
12:30
Comment From person hscer
Stephen Colbert is tired of being Stephen Colbert, so in a few years he will get to be Stephen Colbert instead of Stephen Colbert.
12:30
Comment From Guest
One time in Port Maria, a man cut off a woman at a bus stop, so she accused him of not being man. He dropped trou, guess he proved her wrong. Where was I going with this…..
12:30
Eno Sarris: You know I kinda love that lude.
12:31
Comment From Jeff
Are you still high on Marcus Stroman? Does he get called up in June?
12:31
Eno Sarris: yup still like him.
12:31
Comment From Mike
Rank these deep MI: Amarista, Dietrich, Giavotella, Ryan Roberts, Logan Forsythe
12:31
Eno Sarris: Dietrich Amarista um.
12:31
Comment From Darren
Does Nunez really get the ABs over Florimon at Twins SS position?
12:32
Eno Sarris: Florimon’s bat is truly terrible, but Nunez’ glove is not great… Might be O/D platoon.
12:32
Comment From Ryan
whats the deal with Sonny Gray Eno? Velocity worry you a lot? Sell high candidate? He needs those extra 2 mph to make him the groundball machine inducing strikeout ace I want on my fantasy team.
12:33
Eno Sarris: I’m a little worried but let’s give him three starts. He also has about a mph from now to August, so he could average 91.5 on the year. would rather he averaged closer to 93, too.
12:33
Comment From K-ENO-te Speaker
no one will trade with me and I need a closer–so I have to dump a SP and go to the wire–I have kazmir, Estrada, kluber, cashner, tanaka, and sale? who get the heave ho?
12:33
Eno Sarris: What about your bench hitters. If not… Kaz.
12:33
Comment From Chris
does Andrew Heaney get called up this summer and is he worth a buck in otto?
12:34
Eno Sarris: I think he’ll be up and useful, but not great. Low-ish K9 but also low HR9.
12:34
Comment From Sean
How much do you like Nick Castellanos? He’s been pretty damn impressive so far.
12:35
Eno Sarris: Lots of strange things in his line — look at his swinging strike rate, BABIP, it’s weird in there. But do I think he can hit .280 now, which is a little bit higher than I thought before? Yes.
12:35
Comment From stonepie
hey look at brandon morrow with 9 Ks to go with 0 walks… velocity up as well…
12:35
Eno Sarris: Crazy. Maybe he’ll give us 120 good innings this year.
12:35
Comment From Roy Munson
Do you think Parra will still get chances in Cinci now that Broxton is back? Being the only lefty in pen hurts his chances?
12:35
Eno Sarris: Manager said Broxton so I’ll believe him since Parra a lefty.
12:36
Comment From lajoi
Just saw a comment on Founders beer. I love their Dirty Bastard scotch ale. Do you know any other good Scotch ales?
12:36
Eno Sarris: Not my style but here’s the BeerGraphs leaderboard http://beergraphs.com/leade…
12:36
Comment From Chris
Do you like Garret Richards for a breakout seas?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Not even throwing the change now, but with a curve and slider and gas, he’s always been near a breakout.
12:37
Comment From Dr. Met
Welcome back Eno. Straily Cole or Wood as best daily play today? I’m partial to Straily and that weak looking MIN lineup!
12:38
Eno Sarris: I love them all. If Straily cheaper than Cole, go that way.
12:38
Comment From JOe
Would I be crazy to trade Donaldson for Prado 12 team H2H 7×6 AVG R,RBI, HR, TB SB ? I’d still have Longoria Arenado and Bogaerts with 3B elgibility. I need Prado at 2B and OF.
12:38
Eno Sarris: It’s not crazy if you can use Prado at 2b.
12:38
Comment From stonepie
will jordan or roark be the guy out of the rotation when fister comes back?
12:38
Eno Sarris: Roark.
12:38
Comment From Zorn
Evan Gattis. Are there any C’s generaaly on a 12 team waiver wire youd look at over this guy?
12:39
Eno Sarris: Gomes?
12:39
Comment From ALN
What are your thoughts on Josh Beckett? Would you drop Drew Hutchinson or Wily Peralta for him?
12:39
Eno Sarris: Hutch in a non keeper sure
12:39
Eno Sarris: (but Beckett has one foot in the pitching grave.)
12:39
Comment From jack
How would you value Manny Machado in a dynasty league? I was looking to trade him, but got nothing. Is it more valuable to just hold on to him?
12:40
Eno Sarris: At this point, yeah. He’s pendulumed to under-rated.
12:40
Comment From jon
Why not Gregerson in OAK? Seems obvious after many successful years as a reliever in SD.
12:40
Eno Sarris: Crazy thing: three-year FIP, three-year ERA, experience closing and projected ERA — none of these things has been linked to closer change in the numbers.
12:41
Comment From Guest
Ubaldo JimĂ©nez is off to a rough start, his 194k from last year is the only thing keeping him on my roster at the moment. I know it’s early but what’s your thought on his future?
12:41
Eno Sarris: Boston and New York. Let’s see how he does against someone else first.
12:41
Comment From Brandon Belt
Do you sell high on me before others figure out how many pitches I’m whiffing on, or do you ride out the wave?
12:42
Eno Sarris: I don’t believe the 30 homer hype, if you find someone who does, giddyap.
12:42
Comment From Elias
How would you rank these RP in terms of ratios and ability to get saves chances: Meek, Bastardo, Alburqueque, Betances, Wade Davis, Germen, Storen
12:42
Eno Sarris: Al Al, Bastardo, Germen, Storen
12:42
Comment From Cochise
Thoughts on Smoltz saying the k zone needs to be expanded not wider but taller?
12:43
Eno Sarris: With strikeout rate at an all-time high?
12:43
Comment From Dr. Met
So #cancelcolbert worked, he’s replacing Letterman. Can’t believe this is happening!
12:43
Eno Sarris: Sad for me. I suppose I can watch his stuff a day late on another network but I like the network he’s on.
12:43
Comment From comment
ENOsaurus who do you like ROS Taijuan or Cingrani
12:43
Eno Sarris: Cingrani.
12:43
Comment From B
Drew signs with whom? When? For how much?
12:44
Eno Sarris: Tigers, one year ten mill.
12:44
Comment From Dan
Mike Moustakas is never going to turn his career around is he?
12:44
Eno Sarris: His walk rate always put him in a bad bin. But this year isn’t over yet.
12:44
Comment From Michael
http://thereacharounds.file…
12:44
Comment From Maxamuz

This was Dudas training in the offseason. Obviously not him in the picture because he didn't want to make the lens break with his awesomeness.

12:44
Comment From Guest
Discovered Heavy Seas Loose Cannon this weekend. So good.
12:44
Eno Sarris: Good stuff.
12:45
Comment From Dr. Met
You’d drop a Lynn or Ross for Skaggs tho?
12:45
Eno Sarris: Tyson Ross is down 3 mph. yes.
12:45
Comment From Votto for MVP?!
Is there any scouting information anywhere on Umpires strike zones? I would imagine Vegas would have information about that as it can really impact the game when certain umps have bigger or smaller strike zones. How far in advance does the public know who is going to be calling balls and strikes?
12:46
Eno Sarris: Google Jeff Zimmerman, and I think he has some on Baseballheatmaps.com. The thing is, you’re right — you only know that umpires for a game too close to game time. After game one of a series, though, you can figure it out (patterns).
12:47
Comment From John Kruks second chin
Corrasco or jesse Chavez, i have room for one… unless I drop Gausman???
12:47
Eno Sarris: It might be ok to drop CC and then get him later, but JC is a temp starter. I STILL LOVE GAUSMAN!
12:48
CameoVEVO:
12:48
Eno Sarris: This song was also important in Jamaica for some reason.
12:49
Comment From Bert
In the market for saves, what are the chances I’d regret dropping Eovaldi for Cook?
12:49
Eno Sarris: After a bad game in Philly, you’ll probably be able to get Eovaldi later if it’s not Cook.
12:49
Comment From John Kruks second chin
Does Santos hold onto the job? I have 4 closers (Chapman, Kenley, Holland) and can only start 3… trade a stud or just drop Santos when Chapman comes back?
12:49
Eno Sarris: Just stay pat for now.
12:49
Comment From Chris
I bailed on Braun and traded him for Puig and Shelby Miller. Its a 10 team head to head points league. Decent trade?
12:50
Eno Sarris: That’s okay. In ten-teamers, though, you probably dropped a decent player.
12:50
Comment From Marvelous
Drop Wong for Walker?
12:50
Eno Sarris: Sure.
12:50
Comment From dave
Does anyone ever talk about how the DFS industry is basically predicated on the very thing we generally guard against in Fantasy? (Small sample size). How are more people not aware that DFS is basically a racket?
12:51
Eno Sarris: It’s a completely different brand of playing. But! If you read our pieces, our analysis is not based on SSS stuff. No mention of batter vs pitcher for example. There are ways to use baseball research to put yourself in the right place for success. Think of the GM versus the Manager. The GM thinks saber and finds value. The manager tries to put those pieces in the right place.
12:51
Comment From Jake
Sup Eno.
12:51
Eno Sarris: Sup.
12:52
Comment From BeerBrother
Eno! My sister isn’t much of a beer drinker, but she’s been kind of warming up to IPAs. I live in Bell’s/Founder’s land, but really want to make sure I get something good and accessible, any suggestions! Love the chats.
12:52
Eno Sarris: this http://beergraphs.com/leade… and this http://beergraphs.com/leade… are perfect for your situation.
12:53
Comment From Yordan-Oh Face
What’s Ventura’s ceiling this year? If he throws that cheddar AND keeps the walks down… yikes.
12:53
Eno Sarris: I love him but there’s still something missing for me. The change is good enough, the curve looks good but seems predictable, easier to lay off than you might expect. Not sure about the K9.
12:53
Comment From Tim
For what it’s worth with Nathan his velocity came back in last night’s outing so I don’t see any real reason to be too concerned going forward.
12:53
Comment From LaLoosh
can we take a momentary break from fantasy speculating and get a comment on MLB’s “clarification” of what a catch is??? Can I add, WTF!? um, so a catch isn’t a catch until there is a clean transfer to the throwing hand?? HUH?!?!
12:53
Comment From Mason
Just FYI. With the exception of Bauer’s spot start yesterday, all 13 Indians pitchers velocity is down compared to last year by about 2mph on average. Also every pitcher they’ve faced is also down. I’m guessing measurement error.
12:54
Eno Sarris: Hey that was informative!
12:54
Comment From Guest
could the cubs be competitve as soon as next year? i mean, that’s not totally crazy, right?
12:54
Eno Sarris: I think so. They need to find some pitching, improve the pen, and a couple of their hitting prospects need to break out quickly.
12:54
Comment From Poins
Please weigh in on the big issue of our times: A.J. Pollock or Lorenzo Cain? Nate McClouth, if playing time is less of an issue?
12:55
Eno Sarris: Cain. PT always an issue, and Cain also has decent upside.
12:55
Comment From Jake
At what point through a strong/slow year do you think a player can expect to keep up his level of production through the year vs. his proj based on prior years?
12:55
Eno Sarris: The only thing that we’re close to believing for position players right now is swing%, and it’s not always clear what the result of a change in that category means. Soon, we’ll know if a new swSTR% or K% is stable, and that’s pretty huge.
12:56
Comment From LS
You tweeted about Tanaka and his pitches recently… saying the slider needs work, have you looked at the swinging and miss rate with it?
12:57
Eno Sarris: The slider is good when it’s good. He’s just hanging it some. The homers are mostly on sliders. I think it’s grip. He’s working with a new ball and it’s cold. I think he’s a good/great pitcher.
12:58
Comment From Guest
Oh man, I heard Harold Reynolds make the following argument on MLB Live about one week ago: The Kershaw injury isn’t a big deal, because even if he misses 5-6 starts that’s “only 5 or 6 wins.” He finished the thought by saying that that’s not a big deal over a 162-game season. Let’s count the ways in which that is a terrible argument….
12:58
Comment From Daniel
Per Darren Rovell, “Mariners announce they’ll tap different kegs of craft beer every Friday home game, sell $5 pints”
12:58
Eno Sarris: Man I need to go to SafeCo.
12:58
Comment From Jon
Do you like Betts more than a guy like Odor for fantasy purposes?
12:58
Eno Sarris: I do. I might be alone.
12:59
Comment From Mike Q
when is it time to panic with my fantasy team? End of May? End of June?
12:59
Eno Sarris: End of May.
12:59
Comment From RoyalMan
thoughts on when Henderson is closing again?
12:59
Eno Sarris: Soon. The velocity is back up.
12:59
Comment From stonepie
ike davis should be a yankee
12:59
Eno Sarris: See? Something like that.
12:59
Comment From Maxamuz

I'd be highly impressed, and we know it matters, if you can tell me who those two fellas are. Picture is in 1913 in Cleveland.

1:00
Eno Sarris: I disappoint people regularly, so this is no surprise.
1:00
Comment From Jake
Rank these guys in order of likelihood of getting traded: Gregarious, Weeks, Absurdal Cabrera, Aramis Ramirez, Cozart
1:00
Eno Sarris: ABSURDAL CABRERA YESSSSSSS. (to answer your question, Didi number one. Weeks second).
1:00
Comment From Will
How long does Veras keep his closing job for the Cubs?
1:00
Eno Sarris: August? When he’s traded again?
1:01
Comment From Tron
Hi Eno, which catcher would you prefer just for this season: Yan Gomez or mesoraco?
1:01
Eno Sarris: Gomes
1:01
Comment From LS
He’s terrible, high heat isn’t going to last
1:01
Eno Sarris: Ventura? That’s the concern long term, with his size. But this year?
1:02
Comment From Justin
Dee Gordon, disgraced shortstop, son to a retired pitcher, WILL HAVE HIS REVENGE! …at least until that BABIP comes back to Earth.
1:02
Comment From Bobby Bonds
Hi Eno, who would you preffer ROS sabathia or lincecum???
1:02
Eno Sarris: CC
1:02
Comment From Jon
Bee tee dubs, that sandwich you had the other day was a Pittsburgh-style sandwich (with cole slaw and fries on top), not Philadelphia
1:02
Eno Sarris: Yah I fixed the piece. I saw that this is a common mistake, in my defense.
1:02
Comment From Cochise
JB Shuck worth a bench spot?
1:02
Eno Sarris: eh, little power or speed, in a platoon…
1:03
Comment From Todd
Smyly used again in relief yday… just keeping him loose til his start or is he being shifted out?
1:03
Eno Sarris: Three inning stint so yeah I think so.
1:03
Comment From Chris
Starlin Castro looks to have some swagger again. Is he back?
1:03
Eno Sarris: I think aggression serves him well. .280/10/15 always possible for him.
1:03
Comment From Bert
Does money play a role in whether or not Cook become closer? I’ve read this in some places in regards to Cook and other relievers…
1:04
Eno Sarris: I wrote about this earlier in the year, and it’s a concern, some teams don’t want to have expensive young relievers. BUT! Melvin’s said this is a win-now team, and you don’t trade Choice for Gentry to save money. Or trade for JJ. So I think the A’s will do what they think is best for wins.
1:04
Comment From Kimball
The Depth Charts are “hand crafted,” no? How does FG decide when/how to incorporate unexpected/illogical managerial decisions? E.g., Saunders is projected for 455 PAs in the Ms’ outfield, Morrison 210, when it looks like reality may be the reverse.
1:05
Eno Sarris: We’re just making educated guesses. I’ll see who’s in on those and we’ll conference.
1:05
Comment From LS
Tanaka had 22 swing and misses last night on 5 different pitches, 10 with the slider. You think the k’s will continue or should come back to reality?
1:05
Eno Sarris: He’s good! I doubt he’ll have a 22% swinging strike rate though, that’d be some kind of record.
1:06
Comment From Slippery Pope
I won’t say that I started the whole “saying ‘woof’ to express emotion” thing, but I will say I independently invented it.
1:06
Comment From To Slamhole
find Leffe Radieuse (Red top) in Belgium. Pure deliciousness.
1:06
Comment From Mikey
Dickey or Estrada as a streamer today?
1:06
Eno Sarris: Dickey
1:07
Eno Sarris: hmmm. Well I have Estrada ahead of Dickey in my ranks I think… just looked at Philly park and picked Dickey. I’ll stick with RAD.
1:07
Comment From jocephus
wasn’t mookie betts in the allman brothers…
1:07
Comment From doob
a hundred dollar bills! look at choo, look at choo!
1:07
Comment From Marty
Juicy Patti…the Papa Johns of Jamaica
1:07
Eno Sarris: solid
1:07
Comment From RZO, DZIJA & Ghostface Killah
Taijuan Walker is coming back soon — what % of J. Fernandez is he this year? Should I drop Ubaldo, W. Peralta or A. Hicks for him? Also, beer.
1:08
Eno Sarris: I’d drop Peralta for him, Peralta has a low ceilling.
1:08
Comment From Gila Monster
What things should be stabilizing soon?
1:08
Eno Sarris: I think it’s swing%, GB% then K% in that order from 50-150 PA.
1:08
Comment From john
SSS i know, but I have a sinking feeling my fantasy team is already done. talk me off the ledge
1:08
Eno Sarris: Just look at some BABIPs, I bet there are some extreme numbers there.
1:09
Comment From Sonny Gray Real Estate
I have two of Eric Young Jr., Rajai Davis, and Jonathon Villar occupying my bench. Which one would you recomment dropping for a pitcher on the waiver wire? It’s a 12 team league and I could use more quality starts…
1:09
Eno Sarris: Lagares is killing it, and RD should get more PA than EY when the other Young is back…
1:09
Comment From Joe
MLB just tweeted that Cole Hamels first name is Colbert.
1:10
Eno Sarris: Stephen Colbert Hamels
1:10
Comment From Tito
Someone in my league just dropped Kluber. Drop Tyson Ross for him?
1:10
Eno Sarris: yes
1:10
Comment From Et Tu, Brute?
THE STRO-MAN COMETH
1:10
Comment From Perry
Will a manager or a GM be fired first? (prediction as to who?)
1:10
Eno Sarris: Managers always go first but I’m not sure Arizona is going to enjoy the results from Trader Towers’ recent burn.
1:11
Comment From Marty
Who’s the next closer to likely lose his job?
1:11
Eno Sarris: K-rod, then Valverde.
1:11
Comment From Guest
Will Rizzo hit 30 bombs this season and over a .250 average
1:11
Eno Sarris: I had him at .275/28.
1:12
Comment From JB
How many ABs you think Derek Norris will get? He seems to have improved against righties in spring and 2014. And he is the first openly Feral player
1:12
Eno Sarris: They’re starting to use him against righties, so that’s something interesting. If you remember back, there was some excitement about him as a prospect, too. I got him in AL-LABR because I was hoping for 400 PA.
1:12
Comment From Greg
Do you think Kole Calhoun could be a 20hr guy?
1:13
Eno Sarris: I have him under that, especially in that stadium.
1:13
Comment From Where are my Sox?
Do you anticipate Nate Jones getting the closer’s job at some point this season?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Here’s where I believe financials may really matter. Lindstrom has a fixed cost, Jones may close in 2015/2016.
1:13
Comment From Justin
Important question: Mexican or Chinese for lunch?
1:14
Eno Sarris: Mexican, i think the coma is lesser.
1:14
Comment From Gary Thorne amirite?
I don’t mind when baseball announcers discuss small sample outcomes, e.g., “he’s 5 for his last 9.” These can be disregarded at my leisure. But when the announcers go on tangents about how important these small samples are (even more important than large samples!), then it’s time to grab a new brew from the fridge.
1:14
Comment From Roy Munson
NL only LABR format, I got offered Pence for Braun, should I take it?
1:14
Eno Sarris: no
1:14
Comment From Daniel
Should I just drop Ubaldo?
1:14
Comment From Compassion 4 Humanzees
Sometimes I get sad when I hear about the players on the waiver of really deep leagues.
1:14
Eno Sarris: yes
1:14
Eno Sarris: (no on ubaldo)
1:14
Comment From Jason
Sans the lack of power Rizzo has been hitting well this year. Does he take the step forward with LHP and become a top option this year?
1:15
Eno Sarris: Almost everything against LHP was fine last year except for that .210 babip. (K,BB, ISO all okay)
1:15
Comment From Et Tu, Brute?
What do you think about Schoop’s bat going forward, health permitting?
1:16
Eno Sarris: .250/18 hr? worried about K rate but it’s early.
1:16
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Sell Latos for 90 cents on the dollar before that elbow inflammation setback becomes something worse?
1:17
Eno Sarris: There’s a ton of smoke here. Knee, shoulder, elbow. I overheard him saying he felt great in spring training, and they were talking about him starting season with the team, but since it’s all been bad news. I think I might.
1:17
Comment From J
Hey Eno, any research into how much, if at all, pitch types change going from relief to starter or vice versa?
1:17
Eno Sarris: Anecdotally, it’s easy to see that the worst pitch goes away.
1:17
Comment From A: We are Devo
If enjoying the completely opposite pitching motions but similar great results between Chris Archer and Yordano Ventura the other night is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
1:17
Comment From RoyalMan
Porcello going to breakout this year or is it more small gains
1:17
Eno Sarris: Small gains.
1:17
Comment From Sean
So if you believe in his health…is Brandon Morrow worth a roster spot in a standard 10 team league?
1:17
Eno Sarris: Yes has ten-team upside.
1:18
Comment From Guest
How was Jamaica? I went back home to Miami saw the Marlins opener, do you like Milone, Mccarthy or Straily for my 5th spot?
1:18
Eno Sarris: Straily for sure.
1:19
Comment From Guest
Drop Headley for Freese?
1:19
Eno Sarris: No
1:19
Comment From Michael
Should I be worried about Buckholtz decline in velocity and what is your overall expectations for the man
1:19
Eno Sarris: Yes and you can always expect injury with him.
1:19
Comment From John Stamos
Are you buying any of Jason Hammel
1:19
Eno Sarris: none of it.
1:20
Comment From Table
Mesoraco or Castillo as an Ellis replacement in an OBP league? Should I just drop Ellis since my DL is full?
1:20
Eno Sarris: Mes and yes.
1:20
Comment From cavebird
Can we just pause for a second and appreciate the awesomeness of Freddie Freeman? So far this year, in 27 at-bats (he’s also had 6 BB), he has 9 line drives, 4 fly balls classified as “fliners” in play logs (like the shot he got robbed on by Lagares last night), and 2 HR. That’s a line drive or HR in more than half of his AB’s. He’s hitting .407 and could legitimately be considered unlucky on his batted ball outcomes.
1:20
Comment From Rated Rookie
Man, I love Maxamuz: speaker of Truth, expert author of captions.
1:20
Eno Sarris: I’m guessing this is maxamuz.
1:21
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
I believe umpire crews rotate HP–>1B–>2B–>3B throughout a series so you can project umpires that way. The Crew Chief usually starts each series at Home Plate IIRC?
1:21
Eno Sarris: yes but I think you need to wait until series begins to know which crew is where, but yes this is the way to guess.
1:21
Comment From Eric
Are you worried about Salazar / Kluber / Gray velocity declines?
1:21
Eno Sarris: A little bit less now that I’ve seen this Cleveland gun issue.
1:21
Comment From Joe
Do you tend to migrate to fly ball or ground ball pitchers?
1:22
Eno Sarris: I don’t actually care too much about them except when they in extreme parks. FB associated with Ks, so that’s good, but also HRs. I love getting Ks and GBS though.
1:22
Comment From Guest
Are you buying Roenis Elias?
1:22
Eno Sarris: not really. maybe short-term in AL-Only.
1:22
Comment From Zorn
Thoughts on Avasail Garcia in a keeper lg?
1:23
Eno Sarris: Scouts always thought he had great power, and he’s in a good place to flex it, but the plate discipline is really meh. He’s ok.
1:23
Comment From Dr. Met
Timmy “dead rat stache” is the new ERA destroyer.
1:23
Comment From Marty
Any song where you can replay the first 30 seconds 8 times is an important song in Jamaica
1:23
Comment From One Flap Down
What’s the shark move in a deep saves/holds points format- drop Johnson for Henderson or Cook now? Drop Johnson and use a waiver on Brox or Lindstrom?
1:23
Eno Sarris: Johnson for Lindstrom seems like the most interesting play for me. I believe more strongly in the financials mattering in Chicago.
1:24
Comment From Joe
So when does Gausman get called? I saw a stat that said that Orioles starters minus Tillman had 60 ER in first 60 IP
1:24
Eno Sarris: Soon, I hope. We all hope. Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris we’re all looking at you and frowning.
1:24
Comment From Guest
Cameo has a dope cod piece
1:24
Comment From Greg
A guy traded me Hunter Pence and Sean Doolittle for Carlos Martinez and Cody Allen, is he an idiot or am I?
1:24
Eno Sarris: I like your side.
1:24
Comment From SB
Ok to drop Gyorko to make room for Rendon? (8 team dynasty)
1:24
Eno Sarris: in an 8 teamer? yes.
1:25
Comment From Pop
All Day IPA…ALL DAY
1:25
Comment From Sean
@BeerBrother – Try Hopstache from Shorts.
1:25
Comment From Rolled Ankle
Man ankles suck
1:25
Comment From Lars
Can Kolten Wong be better than the good Bonifacio? If you know what I’m saying.
1:25
Eno Sarris: In real life, probably, but in fantasy, I take Boni.
1:25
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
Eno, you buying on Robbie Erlin’s command?
1:25
Eno Sarris: He always had it!
1:26
Comment From Guest
Now that you’re a big shot Fox Sports writer, any chance you’ll be doing tv appearances, a la Sullivan/Cameron?
1:26
Eno Sarris: Wonder if I need to get a hair cut.
1:26
Comment From john
Better way to build the system – with Bats like the cubs or with arms like the mets? I feel like the cubs will be better, longer.
1:27
Eno Sarris: Yes! But! I think it’s easier to buy okay bats than it is to buy arms. Put it this way — hitters probably peak around 27, but velocity peaks the minute you get into league and then goes down every year after. So if I had a stable of arms and could run through them and trade them in final years of arb, I could see that being successful. Call it the A’s approach.
1:27
Comment From Fostar
How is Jace Peterson not ranked?
1:27
Eno Sarris: you me and carson puzzler
1:27
Comment From comment
whats your annual salary (in total from all sites)
1:28
Eno Sarris: That seems rude but I can answer generally because I know this is useful for young people who want to write: I’m probably around teacher level. Maybe not entry-level teacher, but probably a teacher. But I’m hoping the coming years embiggen that quickly. There’s okay upside if you can reach the elite crew.
1:28
Comment From Kimball
Have you ever interviewed a first base slider? Any insight into why they’re allowed to do it? Punto has always seemed entertaining, but after Hamilton’s injury, it seems like managers will put an end to it unless there’s a compelling reason I can’t imagine.
1:29
Eno Sarris: I’ll ask around I guess. Seems silly.
1:29
Comment From GERMAN JAMACIAN
Eno, Is this a cousin of yours? Holy wow. Melanie Ribbe is also German-Jamacian http://xaxor.com/female/mel…
1:30
Eno Sarris: Wow, I always joked with my friends that said they had to ‘marry an x’ that I’d have to marry the first German-Jamaican I found….
1:30
Comment From Terrible Ted
Please Enoculate my pitching staff from more injuries.
1:30
Comment From juan pierres mustache
was at phillies game last night–after braun was booed he tripled and gave the crowd a “settle down” sign. not a fan of his but it was pretty funny
1:30
Comment From Guest
In a sense, Eno being on tv would be like all of us are on tv. You’re the people’s sabermetrician.
1:30
Eno Sarris: I’m no sabermetrician lol, but that was a strong interlude.
1:31
Comment From Guest
Overloaded on Hitting – Give up longoria for Pujols and Sale? Seems like a lot of risk to take on. Thank you ENO! Come back to NYC soon
1:31
Eno Sarris: In a redraft, it’s fine if you’re in a deep enough league. But in a dynasty? I think I’d pass.
1:31
Comment From Dan
I decided to forego picking up Anthony Rendon, and remain patient with Brett LAwrie at 2B in a 12 team H2H mixed. Will I be rewarded for my patience?
1:31
Eno Sarris: I still believe in Lawrie. I like his combo of contact, speed and power.
1:32
Comment From Kimball
Is there any research into whether durability is a “skill”? Would such research even be possible? Even in the NBA, with much more concentrated samples, at most there only seem to be rumors about which teams are good at keeping their players healthy.
1:32
Eno Sarris: yes. Past DL stints predict future ones for both hitters and pitchers.
1:32
Comment From Chris
Safeco also has cask ipa’s too
1:32
Eno Sarris: shut up
1:32
Comment From Kimball
Per Safeco: “Safeco Field’s updated menu now includes cask-conditioned ale from local brewers that will pair well with the new menu offerings”
1:32
Eno Sarris: howmygonnagettoseattle
1:33
Comment From Guest
Bryce Harper >40%K. This seems like more than small sample.
1:33
Eno Sarris: HIs swing and swSTR seemed to sugges this was possible, but we have to wait to 100 or 150 PA before we really believe. Remember how Lawrie was K’ing 35% last year? Ended up at 16 or something.
1:34
Comment From Guest
I just finished watching “Burn Notice” and started watching “Chuck”
1:34
Eno Sarris: That’s nice.
1:34
Comment From Matt
BJ Upton: 58% Swing/23.7% SwgStr Ian Demsond: 34% Swing/22.6% SwgStr ….
1:34
Eno Sarris: Small samples are horrifying.
1:34
Comment From john
Ruben Tejada quietly leading the mets with a .400 OBP. HA!
1:34
Eno Sarris: And booted easy plays.
1:34
Comment From Daniel W
You ever read any of the comments from your Yahoo articles? Ha.
1:35
Eno Sarris: Oh god the RotoWorld ones get posted over there, don’t they. I did once, and it was fine, guess I’ll head over there for some self-flagellation later.
1:35
Comment From John Stamos
Hi Eno, would you like some yogurt?
1:35
Eno Sarris: I would. I’m hungry.
1:35
Comment From Claus
Seems like we are all told not to panic or draw too many conclusions after two weeks, but the stories about pitchers’ diminished velocity seem to say otherwise. What’s the difference?
1:36
Eno Sarris: Velocity ‘stabilizes’ in three starts. In other words, in order to predict fuure velocity, past velocity becomes more important than league velocity after three starts. That’s not true for any other stat right now.
1:36
Eno Sarris: In general, per-pitch numbers are way ahead of per-PA numbers.
1:36
Comment From Joe
The article on CLE pitchers velocity down AND Mason’s comment might also be related to Tyson Ross. Notice his velocity was virtually the same as his first start of the season last year. Then, in CLE it went way down. These all might be the same issue.
1:36
Eno Sarris: Thanks. Is there an article? i want to write one now.
1:36
Comment From Rookie
I’m going to finally be trying Heady Topper this weekend. How excited should I be?
1:36
Eno Sarris: very. But it’s not top five for me.
1:36
Comment From Pops
@ Max… Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson
1:37
Comment From person hscer
“high heat isn’t going to last” – Trip Hawkins
1:37
Comment From Mike
Assuming average talent distribution in an 8-team league, is a backup SS a waste of a roster spot when it can be used to stream pitchers or pick up a platoon bat?
1:37
Eno Sarris: YES!
1:37
Comment From Ryan
Eno. I’m spending entirely too much time reading FanGraphs and monitoring early season closer situations instead of doing research. Come over to Stanford and sit at my laptop so I can get some stuff done.
1:37
Eno Sarris: done.
1:37
Comment From DJ_Harvey
“High Heat” is the Russo show. He is terrible. It isn’t going to last. Who wants to watch a show where the first ten minutes is the host whine-shouting about inconsequential crap?
1:37
Eno Sarris: Oh right lol. It’s so bad.
1:37
Comment From Joe
In light of your Asdrubal traded comment, is Francisco Lindor worth an NA stash on a 12-team mixed redraft?
1:37
Eno Sarris: Nah, his game isn’t super fantasy ready anyway.
1:38
Comment From Cameron
Mejia or or Martin Perez
1:38
Eno Sarris: mejia for me!
1:38
Comment From Guest
Do you like JP Crawford better as a deep keeper MI stash?
1:38
Eno Sarris: yes
1:38
Comment From Matt
Any guesses as to why so few black lagers are being produced in the US? Session Black is quite good, and I love Kostritzer (obviously not domestic), but beyond that the pickings are pretty slim.
1:38
Eno Sarris: Lagers are harder to make than ales?
1:39
Comment From Lion of Duda
Every time Ryan Raburn faces John Danks at the Cell at fairy gets its wings… Er, I mean I pick him up and put that dinger in the bank. Now the question, should I hold him to let him face Sale, or drop him and speculate on Gregerson or Alburqurque?
1:39
Eno Sarris: I think Raburn is churnable.
1:39
Comment From Sean
Saying ‘woof’ to express emotion was popularized by Home Alone.
1:39
Eno Sarris: wut
1:39
Comment From Glenn
Eno, long time listener, first time caller…thoughts on Paxton returning from the DL? Thanks.
1:39
Eno Sarris: I’m no doctor! Lats can linger, I know that.
1:40
Comment From juan pierres mustache
babip can’t hurt dee gordon if he’s hitting 400 foot dongers
1:40
Comment From Marcus
Pineda’s had solid results… him or Eovaldi?
1:40
Eno Sarris: Eovaldi because they similar in arsenal but Eo has the gas and the home park.
1:40
Comment From Kyle
When will fantasy beer league standings be posted?
1:40
Eno Sarris: Very soon!
1:40
Comment From Guest
I’ve found a market inefficiency for fantasy. It’s prospects like Stephen Piscotty who get dumped in the top 100 list due to bad defense.
1:41
Eno Sarris: yeah, that’s why we debuted the top 50 “fantasy” prospects today on RG
1:41
Comment From Ceej
Walker, Estrada, Richards, Skaggs…could you rank for the rest of the year please? Thanks Eno yo!
1:42
Eno Sarris: Estrada Walker Skaggs Richards? They all so diff, but Estrada has proven track record and many pitches. Walker is well-loved and in nice park. Him and Skaggs close.
1:42
Comment From Jose Abreu
I am awesome.
1:42
Comment From john
does chris carter hit a home run this year? i really need him for about 25
1:43
Eno Sarris: yeah that’s a problem for me too. Of course he does, but that K% means he’s always almost out of baseball. Look at Brandon Allen.
1:43
Comment From David
Rajai or Good Face for my “emergency speed off the bench” spot? Davis is LF/RF eligible, while Emilio is 2B/LF/CF and could get SS if I’m lucky…
1:43
Eno Sarris: Good Face because Davis is TURRIBLE against righties.
1:43
Comment From Jeff
If Trumbo starts using the entire field (as the article earlier today posited) can he fit 45-50 homers?
1:44
Eno Sarris: No but I like him for 38-42.
1:44
Comment From juan pierres mustache
do you think donnie murphy ever checks his ownership in fantasy leagues and gets sad because even when he starts no one picks him up
1:44
Comment From Table
i really don’t know what to think of robbie ross
1:44
Eno Sarris: No change, so FB/SL leftie in a bad park.
1:44
Comment From Daniel
Do you see warning signs with Rodney?
1:45
Eno Sarris: Velocity down, but maybe back up again. Always command issues. Yes. But Farq velo down too.
1:45
Comment From K-ENO-te Speaker
its spring and I have to decide what to plant in my garden? what do I pick? cabbage for homemade kraut or more frying peppers?
1:45
Eno Sarris: HOPS
1:45
Comment From KLB
Is the Astros’ closer situation still up in the air, or do you think it is now Albers’ position to lose?
1:45
Eno Sarris: What about Qualls, Fields, next guy? I think it’s open.
1:46
Comment From Jose Bautistas Ears
Who is the Homer Simpson of Baseball Players?
1:46
Eno Sarris: Dunn?
1:46
Comment From John Stamos
Excuse me, sir, can I get a late chat lude if’n it ain’t too much of a problem for you?
1:46
Comment From Slippery Pope
I’m listening to some pretty quality hold music right now. Just saying that society can get better sometimes.
1:46
Comment From David
All announcers should be taught on day one of announcer school that “Hot and Cold are analyses of results, NOT states of being”.
1:46
Comment From Rated Rookie
One sure way for me to reject your trade: include some BS comment in the offer that tries to convince me that I want a player I totally don’t.
1:46
Comment From Frrt
Hi hi make me an answer = WOULD YOU DROP CODY ALLEN FOR EITHER COOK OR GREGERSON WHICH ONE?
1:47
Eno Sarris: Cook?
1:47
Comment From comment
did not think you would answer the salary question. i make zero tho
1:47
Eno Sarris: well crap, this economy sucks
1:47
Comment From SickoftheBuccos
my friend has a huge boner for Volquez this season. He’s not due for a serious progression correct?
1:47
Eno Sarris: Nice framer behind plate but I dunno.
1:48
Comment From DongBoss
Eno, What’s the deal with your hair? I just googled you and that shit is a mess
1:48
Eno Sarris: Hah. You and my wife. If I go short, though, it’s just a fro. So I’m Kenny G. So what of it.
1:48
Comment From Jeff
Upton’s large sample last year was just as horrifying.
1:48
Comment From another comment
whats a secret you’ve never disclosed (to anyone ever)
1:48
Comment From another comment
how many women have you hooked up with (in total from all cities)
1:49
Comment From DongBoss
Tanaka is overrated. Dude is another Dice-K
1:49
Eno Sarris: Hold on, he’s got good command.
1:49
Comment From Marky Mark
For fantasy purposes, who do you like the most between Leake, Hutchison and Collmenter?
1:49
Eno Sarris: Leake.
1:49
1:49
Comment From DongBoss
Eno,help me with this macroecon. class i can’t pass it
1:49
Eno Sarris: I quit out of Stanford Econ, I’m not your man, DongBoss.
1:49
Comment From Jeff
George Springer is worth a NA roster spot in 12 team redraft, right? 5 keepers, though.
1:49
Eno Sarris: yes.
1:50
Comment From Pop
Firestone Wooky Jack is a good black lager
1:50
Eno Sarris: And they do it by being a black pale ale, so easier to do than Lager.
1:50
Comment From Chonkcheevius my Gleevus
Laterally speaking, me butt be free of shingles?
1:50
Eno Sarris: I love this for some reason.
1:50
Comment From juan pierres mustache
if you go on tv, you have to say half of what you’re supposed to say, then read 3 random chat comments, then go back to the regular script as if nothing unusual happened. promise me this
1:50
Eno Sarris: Because that’s what my training here has readied me for.
1:51
Eno Sarris: Damn I can’t make it to the top of the q
1:51
Comment From Slippery Pope
I’m not saying I invented Macauley Culkin, but I will say that I came up with him independently.
1:51
Comment From Marty
Hey, no one left a question in the comments section, what’s the occasion?
1:51
Comment From Gordy
What are your thoughts on SD prospect franchy cordero? I know he is far away but is he worth a stash on farm roster in deep league?
1:51
Eno Sarris: I own some shares in FRANCHY, top-flight name, some real nice things in his game.
1:51
Comment From Jose Bautistas Ears
How many questions do you have waiting?
1:52
Eno Sarris: Powered past a chunk, trying to motor to the top.
1:52
Comment From Marty
I’m glad Yahoo! got rid of the notes section on the fantasy team page. It was far too useful for putting platoon numbers.
1:52
Eno Sarris: Yeah I used that too for potential pickups and trades.
1:52
Comment From big willus
versace versace?
1:52
Eno Sarris: versoggi.
1:52
Comment From juan pierres mustache
mailman just came into the office, glanced at my screen, said “FANTASY BASBALL HUH” real loud, and left. dude just blew my cover like you would not believe
1:53
Eno Sarris: WOW. Thanks dudebro.
1:53
Comment From Meano Eno
If there was a fantasy writer draft would you draft yourself?
1:53
Eno Sarris: I finished top three for writer of the year, so I guess right after Collette, that dick.
1:53
Comment From Pops
Drafted Will Venable in the middle rounds of m ten team keeper. Is he just a glorifed platoon player with better than average counting stats?
1:53
Eno Sarris: Still useful in that role.
1:53
Comment From Guest
do we see Mark Appel this year?
1:53
Eno Sarris: yes! He’s really close.
1:54
Comment From person hscer
ooh, I make zero too! wait, that shouldn’t have an exclamation point…
1:54
Comment From juan pierres mustache
AND TUCK YOUR DARN SHIRT IN, YOU LAYABOUT
1:54
Comment From Churnsy Buttons
Tonktillion.
1:54
Comment From person hscer
Tanaka also doesn’t take 25 seconds per pitch, right?
1:54
Comment From saskatunes
If someone analyzes minor league catchers and has a job in agriculture, does that make them a farm framer farmer?
1:54
Comment From juan pierres mustache
shouldn’t have encouraged personal questions apparently
1:54
Comment From Meano Eno
Eno, you’ll make it. We have faith
1:54
Eno Sarris: 1:51
1:54
Comment From MIkeS
Should I start T.Wood vs bucs today?
1:54
Eno Sarris: yes
1:55
Comment From juan pierres mustache
i like to send my
1:55
Comment From juan pierres mustache
questions in several parts
1:55
Comment From juan pierres mustache
to add to the queue
1:55
Eno Sarris: you suck
1:55
Comment From john
Rumors of an all original cast Goonies sequel. Not sure I want to see a bunch of 40 somethings going on some bike-riding/pirate ship adventure, but the kid in me would be super excited to see it!
1:55
Eno Sarris: HEY YOU GU-COUGH-COUGH-GUUUUYS
1:55
Comment From saskatunes
Kubel have a chance at 20/75/.260?
1:55
Eno Sarris: nah