Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 4/18/13

12:13
Eno Sarris: Okay. Let’s try again!

12:14
Comment From Oberon
Yes??

12:14
Eno Sarris: I hope so.

12:14
Comment From Oberon
YOU SAVED US!

12:14
Eno Sarris: maybe.

12:14
Comment From Bill OReilly
Fuck it we’ll CoverItLive!

12:14
Eno Sarris: lol

12:14
Comment From Jon
Should we re-send questions?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Yes please.

12:14
Comment From FantasyBBdaily
and my day is now less ruined

12:14
Eno Sarris: Phew.

12:14
Comment From AJT
Do we get more lyrics?

12:14
Eno Sarris: okay here the are again

BUT THERE’S MILLIONS TO COUNT YOU AND KEEP YOU
AND LOVERS WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND
DON’T LET THEM TELL YOU YOU’RE NOTHING
‘CAUSE YOU’LL CHANGE THE WORLD…

12:15
Comment From Pertinent
Day salvaged.

12:15
Comment From PGB
Slowhand?

12:16
Comment From Jordan
I just kept thinking, how the hell am I going to make it through class

12:16
Eno Sarris: wow, starting with a class update lude. sweet.

12:16
Comment From KB
Better setup man in league that counts holds: Capps or Doolittle?

12:16
Eno Sarris: doolittle has no control issues.

12:16
Comment From Oberon
Wil Myers for Arenado?

12:16
Eno Sarris: In a 5×5 I could see it. Arenado plays more valuable position (assuming 3OF), will have better BA.

12:16
Comment From Matt
Wacha wacha wacha

12:17
Eno Sarris: bounch chigga bounch baaaawwwww

12:17
Comment From Thomas
That was a very meta lude…

12:17
Eno Sarris: But we’re back.

12:17
Comment From Adam K
2Qs: Beer of the moment? And probably going to drop one of the three in an OBP 5×5, 12 team league: Rutledge (2b or SS), Lowrie, and Kendrick

12:18
Eno Sarris: Sick as a dog, but I have Deschutes’ Red Chair NWPA in the fridge taunting me. It’s great! Well, I would say Rut-Rut in an OBP league, but since he has two positions, and we know who Kendrick is at this point, drop Howie.

12:18
Comment From Johnny
Glad I could get in even after you are filled to capacity! Trade Markakis & Pedroria for Craig & Prado? I’d have E & A. Cabrera and Weeks in the MI. Chance of Prado getting 10 games at 2nd while Hill is gone? Either way, if you thinks the stats are about even, this trade buys me huge position flexibility.

12:19
Eno Sarris: It’s decent. You lose some speed, but you don’t lose too much overall and I like buying Craig low.

12:20
Comment From dude
Sorry if that was my fault for the long jason heyward question.

12:20
Eno Sarris: You broke it all.

12:20
Comment From Doug
Care to speculate on who will inevitably replace Dan Haren in the Nats rotation?

12:20
Eno Sarris: Would be awesome sauce if it was Christian Garcia, but he’s hurt. Not too excited about whoever else it will be, unless trade.

12:20
Comment From Dan
What’s a good return for an aging closer in a dynasty rebuild?

12:20
Eno Sarris: Second-tier pitching prospect. Maybe a Kyle Gibson type.

12:20
Comment From Rock Shoulders
Better ROS: Jarrod Parker or Trevor Cahill?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Cahill’s looking good and in the NL, so he’s way safer. But you’ll get more K/9 from Parker, I think. His fastball command can’t be this bad.

12:21
Comment From Matt
Know it’s too early to start worrying… but is it time to start worrying about Stanton?

12:21
Eno Sarris: When he goes on DL!

12:21
Comment From person hscer
The Game: Teheran $3 at Pittsburgh, or Verlander $11 at Seattle?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Pitchers in Pittsburgh are great values. Verlander will pitch against a great matchup again later.

12:22
Comment From Moses
Will my $54 Stanton in ottoneu 4×4 turn out to be anything other than a complete disaster? Think he’ll at least rebound enough to be tradeable?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Nothing you can do.

12:22
Comment From Jon
Thoughts on Jose Quintana?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Not many.

12:22
Comment From Dan
Who shoud I pick up and stash on my DL? Beachy, Marcum, Harrison or A Ramirez, Kubel or Eaton??

12:22
Eno Sarris: Wow. So many good choices. Ramirez. He’ll probably be fine.

12:22
Comment From Mike
Fiers and Peralta were both dropped in my league, which one would you rather have? Or would you pass on both?

12:23
Eno Sarris: peralta’s ceiling is way lower, so I’m not interested. I loved Fiers going in, but he hasn’t struck out like anyone? Or one guy? That’s bad. I’d wait for a good start from him.

12:23
Comment From Moses
Harvey vs Strasburg tomorrow by the way

12:23
Eno Sarris: drools

12:23
Comment From Ryan
You are a Mets fan, what is your long-term outlook for Rafael Montero? Could he get the call at some point this summer?

12:24
Eno Sarris: I was a little worried to hear from buddy Jeff Paternostro that he was mostly getting Ks from fastball command and that his breaking pitches weren’t the best.

12:24
Comment From Kris
I traded my David Price and Billy Butler for Kemp & Morrow. How worried should I be about Kemp’s shoulder?

12:25
Eno Sarris: I’m worried. Power’s gone right now, and he had surgery. You got the higher upside duo and there’s no sense in selling low.

12:25
Comment From Mike
Do you think Holland has a firm grasp on the closers job now or should I still hold onto Herrara?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Hold for another week if you can.

12:25
Comment From Hunter
Picked up 2 Russian River Consecration and 3 Supplication american wild ales in SF last week. They are INSANE. Have you ever had a better beer in your life?

12:25
Eno Sarris: I LOVE THOSE BEERS. I brought them to the FanGraphs retreat, and consensus was: great. You’d also like the Red Poppy ale from Lost Abbey.

12:26
Comment From National"Debt"Wiler
I am a stud in the making throwing 94% fastballs, how long can this last?

12:26
Eno Sarris: Not long.

12:26
Comment From Andrew
Patrick Corbin or Ricky Nolasco 2 in a 6×6 dynasty

12:26
Eno Sarris: Corbin has some nice things going for him.

12:26
Comment From KB
Surprised at the lack of XBH from Votto to this point? Also seems to be striking out a bit more than usual as well.

12:26
Eno Sarris: He told me his knee is fine. I hope he was telling the truth, because I wouldn’t be worried otherwise.

12:27
Comment From Mark
My Duda stream got screwed by bad weather. Bunch of shitball righties AND Coors Field… This should have been great, instead only good.

12:27
Eno Sarris: yeah, coors, righties, man. stupid snow and back.

12:27
Comment From Bruce
Do you still beleive Santos will end the year with more saves than Jansenn?

12:27
Eno Sarris: Yeah, only found velocity and K/9 to be predictive of change, and Santos has both on Janssen. Casey’s down below 90 right now…

12:27
Comment From Chris B.
Stayed in Mariposa last week on a trip to Yosemite. Prospectors brewpub there has an unreal IPA, excellent wheat and blonde.

12:27
Comment From Rags
Pretty Girls, Neko Case. NL-only, if you have a starter you get all their starts (no bench). Also transaction fees prevent streaming. Is it worth dropping Feldman for Garland, Marquis or Slowey?

12:28
Eno Sarris: Slowey at home is the best. Sucks that you have to start him all the time. Slowey for me.

12:28
Comment From Kris
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron is my new favorite brew

12:28
Eno Sarris: too much for me!

12:28
Comment From Blofkin
Brandon Moss is showing better plate discipline and improved contact rates. Believe he’s becoming a more complete hitter?

12:28
Eno Sarris: They still platooning him!

12:28
Comment From Needs Power
Do you prefer Giancarlo Stanton or Adam Jones in a 12-team 5×5 league?

12:29
Eno Sarris: I had em close before any shoulder issues. I’ll take Adam.

12:29
Comment From Lane
Have you seen Rickie Weeks’ Plate Discipline numbers? Contact Rate is 12% below career average while appearing to swing at less pitches outside the zone. Unless he’s changed something I don’t know about, this has to regress right? He didn’t go blind in one eye or something.

12:29
Eno Sarris: He’s crazy, like every year.

12:29
Comment From Jon
clair de lude

12:29
Comment From BS
To think I almost got some work done in the next 90 minutes.

12:29
Comment From Pertinent
I print tshirts all day. Without this chat, I’m just standing here… Printing tshirts. You’ve no doubt saved lives.

12:29
Comment From person hscer
What is Jordan “supposed” to be learning during these chats anyway?

12:29
Comment From DC
How does it feel to get a tl/dr response to a post it appears you worked hard on?

12:30
Eno Sarris: DC: awesome! great lude guys.

12:30
Comment From sea salt
you listen to some bad music. hold onto revere or roll w/ pierre?

12:30
Eno Sarris: Neko Case is bad? Wow. Bout the best voice in my music collection right now. I’d rather have Revere. The age difference will mean something eventually.

12:30
Comment From AC
Is it time to give up on Jesus Montero even in 14 team league? Already picked up Jaso and Cervelli is sitting in the wire (Zunino gone)

12:31
Eno Sarris: 5×5? Wait a bit because Jaso is more of an OBP help.

12:31
Comment From Moses
Your guess on Arenado’s ETA?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Super two deadline (June 15ish)

12:31
Comment From Ronnie Woo Woo
Would you trade Hanley for Asdrubal and Latos?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Hanley is coming back soonish, but if you need help at SP, this is fine.

12:31
Comment From Jesse Orosco
My dynasty rotation is Moore, Price, Harvey, Scherzer, Dempster and Doubront. I also have Fried, Zimmer, Crick, Wacha, Karns, Wisler, Ross and Workman in the minors. I just wanted to let you know.

12:32
Eno Sarris: Nobody likes a braggart. They just like his rotation.

12:32
Comment From Aaron
5×5 + OPS, need 1B help — Alonso, LaRoche, Morneau, Morales, or move Frazier over there and take a flyer on somebody else, Carlos Gomez or something?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Pick em really. LaRoche maybe.

12:32
Comment From Barn Dog
With Headley coming off the DL I have the opportunity to trade one of Todd Frazier or Dexter Fowler, what kind of pitching can I expect to get in return? I’m BAD at analyzing trade values

12:33
Eno Sarris: Just start with the steamer auction values as a guide — find two comparable tiers… You may want to pick someone like Choo instead of Fowler. Pretend Fowler is now worth Choo and see what pitchers are worth Choo’s level. Then go for them.

12:33
Comment From Ben
So is this it for Andrew Cashner? Little used long relief guy? Seems like a waste of such a good arm.

12:33
Eno Sarris: They want him to start. Just gonna take a while.

12:34
Comment From Fish
I was at the M’s game last night. I kind of want to claw out my eyes and never watch baseball again.

12:34
Eno Sarris: Wow.

12:34
Comment From Wes
Manny Ramirez Jr: http://tinyurl.com/bqqfwp8

12:34
Eno Sarris: quick one

12:34
Comment From Guest
Arenado is to doubles what Hamilton is to steals

12:35
Eno Sarris: That’s a loaded statement.

12:35
Comment From dude
Jason Heyward. Is his current battled ball profile concerning to you? I was offered heyward for Cliff Lee. Standard roto except with OPS, K/BB, and net steals instead of steals. Thoughts? Thanks Eno!

12:35
Eno Sarris: I’m good with Heyward. More FBs might mean lower BA but should mean more power.

12:35
Comment From Bryce Harper
Drop Haren, or any upside left?

12:35
Eno Sarris: It’s getting to that point .

12:36
Comment From Meatballs
I lost Hanrahan and Fujikawa (only Perkins left). Do I trade Perkins and throw saves. Or should I move Utley (I have Cano, Rutledge, and Hanley). What would I be looking at for Utley?

12:36
Eno Sarris: Wait. both will be back. Soonish.

12:36
Comment From Terd Ferguson
My Gattis and Ike Davis for his Goldschmidt in a points league (steals basically count as an RBI or run)

12:36
Eno Sarris: Yes please.

12:36
Comment From Guest
masterson with another great performance peripherally, when can we start believing?

12:37
Eno Sarris: I don’t believe. He’s throwing *more* sliders against lefties, and those pitches have platoon splits, so I don’t believe. when he’s good, he just stops walking lefties. He could do soemthing approaching 2011, but I doubt it. Still a tow-pitch guy.

12:37
Comment From Hunter
What do expect from Sterling Marte and Jean Segura ROS?

12:38
Eno Sarris: Streaks based on BABIP, some steals, some power, more power for Marte.

12:38
Comment From JC in NYC
time to give up on wily peralta, i’m going for it in an nl only keeper

12:38
Eno Sarris: he’s a ground ball guy with tons of injuries that isn’t going well. it’s a low ceiling anyway.

12:38
Comment From DominicanRepublican
Three thiings I’m afraid of: 1)Starting Fernandez in CIN, 2)Benching Fernandez in CIN, 3)Flying Squirrels. Please rank the validity of those fears.

12:38
Eno Sarris: 3), 1), 2)

12:39
Comment From Guest
What’s your ceiling for Jackie Bradley? Can you make a comparison to a current player?

12:39
Eno Sarris: High OBP, lowish BA, some power… Brett Gardner?

12:39
Comment From Crusty
In the Mariners game last night, Detroit scored their only run of the 1st nine innings on a play where Brendan Ryan fielded it quickly and thought about throwing it home to catch the runner coming in from 3rd base, before changing his mind and throwing to 1st. Do you think Jesus Montero’s reputation for bad defense might have played a part in Ryan’s decision?

12:39
Eno Sarris: I’m sure he thought about it! We can’t know though.

12:39
Comment From Andrew
Which closer do I look to trade (aside from all of them)… Rodney, Janssen, Henderson, Romo, Boggs

12:40
Eno Sarris: All of them and then… Rodney I guess. Romo will give you the most return, but he’s also the most solid probably. Or Rodney. One of the two. the rest won’t get you anything. (Well, if Janssen gets you something, then him.)

12:40
Comment From DC
Dropped Rosenthal for tazawa in my holds league. Did I make the right call?

12:41
Eno Sarris: If you’re not saves prospecting, Tazawa is the bompb.

12:41
Comment From MIO
14 team roto league with no bench. Keep Mccarthy or pick up Parker or Andrew Bailey instead?? Thanks

12:41
Eno Sarris: man I want to tell you to pick up Parker. I still like Parker. You could pick up Bailey and watch the two starters while you get a few saves.

12:41
Comment From F U Jobu
Do the Rays trade Price knowing they have depth in the minors?

12:42
Eno Sarris: They’ll trade him at some point if they don’t contend this year.

12:42
Comment From Dave
Is Jason Kipnis broken?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Man his strikeout rate is so bad.

12:42
Eno Sarris: I don’t think so.

12:42
Comment From Chad
Two days later, how are you feeling about our Wilhelmsen for Moustakas deal? Am I giving up on Moose too early?

12:43
Eno Sarris: I’m excited to have a young 3B. Aramis was under-rated, but old, and I felt like the hammer was going to fall at any moment. I’ll find another closer somehow. I found Wilhelmsen for a buck before he was a closer!

12:43
Comment From Adam K
Thanks! Currently enjoying the hell out of a growler of Dogfish Palo Santo Marron

12:43
Eno Sarris: Someone in this chat said that’s their favorite. It’s too much for me.

12:43
Comment From ozzie
Middlebrooks is my starting 3B, should I start exploring other options?

12:43
Eno Sarris: In BA league, he’s going to be flawed.

12:43
Comment From Aaron
Would you trade Miggy for Harper straight up? Which side would have to add more?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Harper side still has to add.

12:44
Comment From Guest
Dan Straily is in the minors, why?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Colon hasn’t crapped out yet.

12:44
Eno Sarris: (I didn’t see the humor in that until I posted it)

12:44
Comment From Craving a beer
I traded Zobrist and Lawrie for Medlen, Beltre and Ogando. I needed pitching help. Did I win?

12:45
Eno Sarris: You did okay, but you might have a hole in your MI somewhere… and Ogando is a two-pitch pitcher too.

12:45
Comment From BS
All systems go on Crawford? Could he reach 18/35 or more?

12:45
Eno Sarris: I’d roll back the power, and expect a DL stint again at some point.

12:45
Comment From Time Sensitive Trade
Hi Eno…12-team 5×5 roto and my OFs are Cutch, Harper, A. Jones, Choo and Granderson (start 3 and one UTIL) I trade Harper, M. Harvey and M. Carpenter for Cano, Gallardo and either F. Guiterriez or possibly Mujica. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

12:45
Eno Sarris: thumb down down down down

12:46
Comment From Just a nice young man
It’s exam season but I am having a beer tonight

12:46
Eno Sarris: gotta relax somehow

12:46
Comment From person
So I’ve got too many 3Bs. Drafted Headly with Lawrie as a backup, took a late flier on Carpenter. It’s time to sell Carpenter now right? Before he slows down?

12:46
Comment From Jesse Orosco
Is this the Everth Cabrera we can expect from now on?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Oops first on Carp: I like him. Who’s your 2B? Maybe sell your 2b?

12:47
Eno Sarris: On ECAb… I don’t believe. He has a whole career of big strikeout numbers. Also, his defense is SUSPECT.

12:47
Comment From Andrew
Ahh Derek Holland – there you are. AMIRIGHT?!

12:48
Eno Sarris: Gotta look into that further. He always had a bad command of his FB within the zone, but if he fixed that, he has gas and legit secondary pitches.

12:48
Eno Sarris: (Also, I told him before the 2012 season that last year was his season. Also touted Duda. Sometimes, you just gotta swallow your tout for a year maybe)

12:48
Comment From Wobatus
Drop Maybin, Chisenhall or Flowers? I have the positions covered.

12:49
Eno Sarris: In BA league, Flowers, he won’t crack .230 probably.

12:49
Comment From AC
Does Zimmerman have the yips? If so, pick up Rendon?

12:49
Eno Sarris: This is a big problem. He can’t make the easy throw. He’s changed his mechanics and it’s just getting worse.

12:50
Eno Sarris: As for Rendon, where they going to put Zimm.

12:50
Comment From Chris B.
Some Puig discussion this week left me wondering … What’s the dif in a “major league contract” for a amateur signee? I mean, compared to all the other minor-leaguers running around without a “major league contract.”

12:51
Eno Sarris: Just gets paid nicely while in minors. Team still has years of control left at end if he hasn’t played five-plus years.

12:51
Comment From eyy
some guy traded me holliday for brandon league (i already got grilli, henderson, janssen, mujica). that’s as whats up as I think it is right?

12:51
Eno Sarris: that’s as what’s up as you think it is.

12:51
Comment From Pertinent
Can you recommend some reasonably accessible Saisons for a guy in the Midwest. I had the New Belgium one and could see this being a secondary beer to my IPA addiction.

12:51
Eno Sarris: Oh, easy one is the one from Boulevard. Tank 7 I think. Very good.

12:51
Comment From Atlanta GM
Traded Simmons for rut hastily, stupid?

12:51
Eno Sarris: Eh. Both iffy. Rut Rut actually has more upside.

12:52
Comment From F U Jobu
Jimenez??? WTF???? Drop him like a hot potato or does he get better?

12:52
Eno Sarris: I’m done.

12:52
Comment From GreenTeaStout
JMontero & Neil Walker appeared on wire.. drop Gardner & Simmons to pick up?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Simmons for Walker is fine. I’d keep Gardner and leave Montero.

12:52
Comment From Mark
How are the Barves winning when Heyward and Bossman have been so terrible?

12:52
Eno Sarris: It’s a good team. I picked them to win the division.

12:52
Eno Sarris: By the way guys, I’m a little behind on the questions, but I’m not stopping at one.

12:53
Comment From Wayne Kennard
Yelich! Yelich! Yelich! Could happen soon???

12:53
Eno Sarris: Is he healthy yet? I think they’ll wait.

12:53
Comment From Jordan
Short Stop (eligible) Suflle: Espinosa, Cozart, Everth Cabrera, or Segura?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Segura.

12:54
Comment From Johm
The Rays could sure use a bat – do you think they call up Myers before mid-June?

12:54
Eno Sarris: I think they probably should but won’t until June 15.

12:54
Comment From Guest
Hey Eno! Someone in my 10 man 5×5 league seems to have dropped Adam LaRoche in favour of Lucas Duda. I’m #2 on the waiver wire and my options are to (1) drop Chris Carter (who’s on my bench and may have the bonus of coming into OF eligibility) for LaRoche and use my waivers claim, (2) drop Carter and pick up Mujica instead from FA (have 4 decent relievers but am greedy), (3) do nothing… Usually I am inclined to do 3) but LaRoche was smoking last year, has hit 2 HR already and looks bad so far from a .214 BABIP… or Billingsley could be droppable too- any thoughts?

12:54
Eno Sarris: do nothing

12:55
Comment From F U Jobu
Does Erasmo Ramirez come back up when healthy?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Got to. Got to, right?

12:55
Comment From dude
When do we start believing in batted profile trends? Especially trends that are quite different than the usual for young players.

12:56
Eno Sarris: Want to give it a full month (and a little more) I think. Look at Pizza Cutter blog post on FanGraphs (check the author roll) and he has it by balls in play I think.

12:56
Comment From Too Many Joes
Which crappy outfielder should I cut bait with first: Rasmus or Viciedo? Does either have any chance of improvement at this point?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Rasmus for me. Viciedo is absolutely useful… against lefties.

12:57
Comment From Jon
Like Quintana more than Gee, Kendrick, Floyd, Worley, Wade Davis – guys like that?

12:58
Eno Sarris: Okay I snuck a look at his numbers. They’re a little better than I expected, and he always had good control. I’ll take the under on his projections, maybe a high-threes ERA and a good whip, 7k/9 or so. I’d take him over those guys. Davis is only close one.

12:58
Comment From Wobatus
Smuttynose Baltic Porter or North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout? Both 100 on Ratebeer.

12:58
Eno Sarris: Ole Rasputin.

12:58
Comment From Cop Killer
Hello beautiful, headley and seager for gyorko and carl crawfish in a 3 player keeper league. headley was drafted last year at 19th round. who wins? thanks and

12:59
Eno Sarris: Flattery will get you everywhere. This sounds like a familiar setup. Like I’m in this league perhaps. OBP? I’ll take the Headley side. No way I want to keep Crawford in a keep-three.

12:59
Comment From Jesse Orosco
is Eric Sogard the reincarnation of Rance Mulliniks?

1:00
Comment From Wobatus
Morrow’s swinging strike rate is down around 5%.

1:00
Comment From Andrew
thunderstorm lude boooom booom boooom clapclap clappppppp

1:00
Eno Sarris: nice.

1:00
Comment From Wobatus
Bartolo Colon throws 93% fastballs and does just fine.

1:00
Eno Sarris: “just fine”

1:00
Comment From Jordan
I’ve been trying to find Supplication for months now. I saw it once and passed it up (IDIOT) and that was a 3 hour drive away. I went back to the store twice and it wasn’t there. Then I cried.

1:00
Comment From Crusty
Mistook Rissian River Consecration and 3 Supplication American Wild as video game names. I’m not a gamer, and didn’t recognize them as beer names.

1:01
Comment From Eric
Knee deeps’ Hop Shortage! Yummy… Tried the hoptopolis?

1:01
Eno Sarris: No but I like Knee Deep. Unless you mean the hoptologist, I do like that one. And this has been a beer lude.

1:01
Comment From AJT
Joey Votto is having a better start this year than last

1:01
Eno Sarris: “Perspective.”

1:01
Comment From Balzacsballsac
E Money! You’re the only fantasy writer I trust anymore. It’s you, me & Jarrod Parker or BUST! Who do you think you’re a closer comp to? Eddie Money, “E” of the Eels or my favorite film critic Andrew Sarris?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Easy E. But! I did used to tell art history chicks in college that I was related to Andrew Sarris as a pickup line.

1:02
Comment From CGC
probably asked before the coveritlivepocalypse but do you like José Fernandez at Great American Ballpark? First scary lineup he’ll be facing.

1:02
Eno Sarris: I think he can manage it.

1:02
Comment From Dusty
Cingrani lives up to his minor league #stonight for the reds?

1:03
Eno Sarris: I think that’ll be a 2-1 game.

1:03
Comment From Cop Killer
Who will be better in 2/3 years? Jose Fernandez or Matt Harvey?

1:03
Eno Sarris: Harvey’s third pitch is slightly better, but Jose’s control is better. Great question. Both have great velo. I’ll be a homer and take the guy with three plus-plus pitches.

1:04
Comment From Andrew
Jed Lowrie runaway leader at SS fantasy wise right now – % chance he finishes as the best fantasy SS, top 5, top 10?

1:04
Eno Sarris: on a per-PA basis, top six totally. Will miss time.

1:04
Comment From person
Rank em please: Minor, Niese, Peavy ROS?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Peavy Minor Niese

1:04
Comment From Moses
What in your mind constitutes a replacement-level sandwich? League average?

1:05
Eno Sarris: The bodega sandwiches in New York. They do the trick but aren’t fancy. League Average? Maybe something from a chain sandwich store like Panera. (Am I under-rating Panera?)

1:05
Comment From Oberon
Totally going to Harvey vs Stras tomorrow. Meet me at over some Shake Shack and a Sixpoints?

1:05
Eno Sarris: If only. Live in California now.

1:05
Comment From Joey Belle
Long term, Sal Perez or Wilson Ramos?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Similar! I think Perez will get his K% back down to 8-10%, so he’s the own for me.

1:05
Comment From James L
Would you rather wrestle Greedo or Hunter Pence?

1:06
Comment From Guest
why my buster posey no hit good?

1:06
Comment From dude
WOO HOO ENO!

1:06
Comment From person hscer
It would be unusual if you did stop at one, wouldn’t it?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Yeah but the luding is not top-shelf today dude. It’s okay, I blame myself.

1:06
Comment From person hscer
Rendon won’t be getting a callup any time soon. Zimmerman will go to first eventually, although right now LaRoche’s contract runs through 2014 with a 2015 mutual option. And talk to Desmond if you think Zimmerman has a long-term problem, he’ll tell you what’s up, or at least his opinion on it

1:06
Eno Sarris: they stuck with him yeah.

1:06
Comment From Joey Belle
Should I be benching Rizzo Vs Lefties?

1:07
Eno Sarris: if you have a decent alternative, why not platoon.

1:07
Comment From ar
haren has 12k and 1bb in 13 innings.. seems a little early to give up on him.

1:07
Eno Sarris: this is true. And K-BB is a great predictor. but I’m worried about his health.

1:07
Comment From Marky Mark
Tazawa – is he a starter or bullpen guy???

1:07
Eno Sarris: looks like he’s in the pen now for good.

1:07
Comment From Who is John Galt
is Mike Olt the next Brett Wallace?

1:08
Eno Sarris: Naw. You cold tell something was up when every team fell over themselves to sell Wallace. Not happening with Olt.

1:08
Comment From SANDIEGOPOOP
Ok, so I just kept picking up pitchers. Should I be fine? Latos, waino, Gallardo, Halladay, Hammel, D Holland, Homer Bailey, and Paul Maholm. Should I drop any?

1:08
Eno Sarris: You’re good. Watch Doc closely.

1:09
Comment From Pertinent
Would you prefer Shelby Miller or Jose Fernandez ROS?

1:09
Eno Sarris: Jose’s best pitch is a slurve. Shelby’s is a fastball. Paradoxically perhaps, I’ll take the guy with a secondary pitch that’s best. Not like Jose’s 95mph heater sucks.

1:09
Comment From Me
Is Colby Lewis worth stashing if you have a spare DL?

1:09
Eno Sarris: yes

1:09
Comment From Gila Monster
Chris Sale or Matt Moore? Sale and Samdijiza or Moore and Morrow?

1:10
Eno Sarris: If it’s not a keeper league, Sale still. Moore still walking people. Sale and Shark side for sure for sure.

1:10
Comment From National"Debt"Wiler
d’Arnaud broken toe…now John Buck will market correct and the Mets will be doomed!!! DOOMED I TELL YOU!!! MUAHAHAHA

1:10
Eno Sarris: Uh, the Mets were doomed from the start.

1:10
Comment From Dan
Trade Josh Beckett for Matt Carpenter, straight up?

1:10
Eno Sarris: Sure. Beckett is replaceable.

1:10
Comment From AsandJaysFan
Hey Eno, Roto question Re: Zunino and D’Arnaud. Best Catching Prospect in game currently?

1:10
Eno Sarris: Zunino for me, especially if we talking roto.

1:11
Comment From Mark
There is a steak sandwich that uses fried plantains as the bread! #Want

1:11
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:11
Comment From Fish
How many art history majors were you hitting on in college?

1:11
Eno Sarris: Married one of them.

1:11
Comment From Jesse Orosco
i traded Reyes for Segura, Max Kepler and a 1st round pick in our 2014 first year player draft. thoughts?

1:11
Eno Sarris: Decent value for a sell low.

1:11
Comment From Zach
I went to overnight camp with Jason Kipnis

1:11
Comment From Steve
I’m a lude. He’s a lude. She’s a lude. We’re all ludes, HEY

1:12
Comment From Mike
Did coveritlive not recognize your authority in fort kick ass

1:12
Eno Sarris: Okay that was better guys.

1:12
Comment From J
Read on Razzball this morning in reference to this ump. Is this worth watching? Eddings averaged 15.8 K/9 called in 2011. He was letting pitches that were both off the plate and high on the right side get called strikes.

1:12
Eno Sarris: Lame. That was a lame strike zone. The players should have adjusted, but still: lame.

1:12
Comment From Boston Ben
Aoki and Rios for Gordon, Price and Cain? You have to take the SP side right?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Yah, sure.

1:13
Comment From Dan
I’m nicknaming Cingrani’s fastball The Prestige, since people seem to think it’s so deceptive and tricky. Tonight’s Reds/Marlins game will feature The Defector vs. The Prestige. That’s pretty awesome.

1:13
Eno Sarris: love it.

1:13
Comment From Steve Balboni
Whoa, you live in California now? We’ve got gabajillions of places to obtain beer on tap (which is way better then otherwise, yes?).

1:13
Eno Sarris: Yes the beer scene out here… sorry guys out east, it’s better.

1:13
Comment From Andrew
I have five different Bell’s beers being shipped to me. What’s the proper course of action for determining which one to try first?

1:14
Eno Sarris: If you doing in one day, take the taster’s rules: IPA last. lighter/lager types first or you won’t taste em.

1:14
Comment From dude
I’d be more dedicated to the ludes, if I wasn’t crapping myself over my fantasy team. Shiz is getting serious Eno. Shiz is getting serious.

1:14
Eno Sarris: Wait two weeks before you give yourself a hernia!

1:14
Comment From Eminor3rd
Goose Pepe Nero for Midwest Saisons. It’s dark and interesting

1:14
Eno Sarris: There you go, that one’s good.

1:15
Comment From Hey Lo
Favorite sandwich shop in SF?

1:15
Eno Sarris: Darwin Cafe downtown. Also: good beer.

1:15
Comment From Too Many Joes
Who will be up first: Wil Myers or BeerGraphs.com?

1:15
Eno Sarris: BeerGraphs. I really really hope so. We’re moving forward. We’ll have leaderboards! Leaderboards!!!

1:15
Comment From AFan
batting average against Haren is .388 I am getting worried about him.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Wait that’s not a great stat to use. Probably means his BABIP against is inflated.

1:16
Comment From person hscer
Other minor thing on Haren his FBv is 89.5 right now. Was 90.0 two years ago but only 88.5 last year.

1:16
Eno Sarris: That’s a little more interesting.

1:16
Comment From AsandJaysFan
Hey Eno, I just saw a roto note claiming Zunino to be the best catching prospect in the game. Do you buy it? Is stock dropping on D’Arnaud?

1:17
Eno Sarris: I’ve been consistent: I don’t think TDA will be a great fantasy catcher. .275/.325/.400 is a great real life catcher, but is a meh fantasy catcher.

1:17
Comment From Joe Maddons Spectacles
Pick one of Ike Davis, Chris Carter, Jason Kubel, or a player I haven’t thought of to fill the bench spot for my “I need a power bat” days?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Looks like Carter these days, but Ike has the more correct side of the platoon.

1:17
Comment From BS
Springtime in Chicago: o/u July 1st?

1:18
Comment From Fish
I was just informed that that was the second most strikeouts in a game in the live-ball era. Can I have my eyes back?

1:18
Comment From Jordan
I did it. I dropped Espinosa and it feels amazing. My day just got so much better. Ah the simple joys of fantasy baseball.

1:18
Comment From Jordan
Lesson of the day. “Register your damn copyright.”

1:18
Eno Sarris: lude/d

1:18
Comment From Guest
I’m starting to think (just a gut feeling) that Taveras won’t be a factor this year. Should I build up hype and move him?

1:19
Eno Sarris: He needs a Beltran injury. Myers doesn’t need an injury.

1:19
Comment From teddy
Will I regret dropping paul maholm? and by regret, I mean, will his krate be 7.5 per 9?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Actually kind of like him this year. Not to be great…

1:19
Comment From Steve
Rubby’s looking awful. Worth hanging onto in somewhat deep keeper league?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Hey it’s pretty early for a TJ returner in the minors on pitching limitations.

1:20
Comment From Garth Vader
How deep down do you have to be when you realize its time to just punt a category? I’m in 5th place in a roto league where I autodrafted and I’ve got 2 saves (Balfour) and that’s all while everyone else has 9+. Auto didn’t take any other relievers and anyone with a closing job is taken. Picked up James Russell to roll the dice on some saves, but since I’m doing well in other categories should I boot saves and not worryabout trading for them?

1:20
Eno Sarris: Yeah but saves are the easiest things to get on the wire…

1:20
Comment From David
Matt Moore’s problems with throwing strikes have come up more than once in these chats; do you think I’d be selling high on him now, assuming the hype wears off if he doesn’t become an ace this year?

1:20
Eno Sarris: I just wish his first-strike % was nice or something. I’ll keep looking. HIs stuff is ace-like.

1:21
Comment From AFan
Why doesn’t Votto hit more instead of walking? He has 22 walks, double of next guy Pujols with 11.

1:21
Eno Sarris: Because the number one thing that Votto is concerned with is getting on base and not costing his team an out.

1:21
Eno Sarris: (as it should be)

1:21
Comment From Tom
Like your trade answer using Steamer auction values – FG just announce that Steamer projections are now updated, but when I go to the Projections tab on a player tab the Steamer projections are not the same as Steamer (U) on the opening player page. Any idea what’s up?

1:21
Eno Sarris: yeah those are the preseason projections in the leaderboard. That’s why I told him to pretend Fowler was Choo.

1:22
Comment From Officer Ramathorn
Whats your thoughts on Timmy Lince? ……H2H league…killing the ratio’s but striking people out and still has a shot at “wins”

1:22
Eno Sarris: I’m keeping him in a K/9 H2H league for now, but it doesn’t look good.

1:22
Comment From SMC
Time to drop Domonic Brown?

1:22
Eno Sarris: I like his new swing. I still think he can .275/20/5. Maybe a little more power. Does that have value in your league?

1:23
Comment From SMC
Time to drop Mitch Moreland?

1:24
Eno Sarris: His ceiling is a platoon 1B with 20-25 homer power…

1:24
Comment From Wookie Woamer
If you and Sandy Alderson were cast for a reboot of Tom Hanks’ “BIG” and the the piano at FAO Schwartz were a computer keyboard, what would you type as the next big thing to do as Mets GM?

1:24
Eno Sarris: ….

1:25
Comment From Grizzly Bear
Is Matt Kemp back with Rhianna? She ruins lives.

1:25
Comment From sea salt
in Trainspotting, wasnt Renton worried that Begie would go after his family?

1:25
Comment From Terrible Ted
This one time, at lude camp…

1:25
Eno Sarris: Top-notch interlude, because I’m confused.

1:25
Comment From AFan
Votto is the best hitter on that team. I think him hitting will benefit team’s RC more than him walking. no?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Expanding the zone doesn’t work. Hit the balls you can get to with a level swing plane.

1:26
Comment From Dave Cameron
Nut bunting

1:26
Comment From National"Debt"Wiler
this is lude-cris

1:26
Comment From Wookie Woamer
That’s what I’m here for bud

1:26
Comment From BS
I’d trade all the ludes in the world for just one lightning round.

1:26
Eno Sarris: OKAY

1:27
Eno Sarris: ARE YOU READY

1:27
Eno Sarris: FOR

1:27
Eno Sarris: A

1:27
Comment From Jordan
THE HAMMER OF THOR!

1:27
Eno Sarris: AND

1:27
Comment From TBird
boner

1:27
Eno Sarris: WELL YES AND

1:27
Comment From dude
ZUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

1:27
Comment From Landon
MAN OF STEEL

1:27
Comment From Casey
EVERYONE MAN YOUR LIGHTNING ROUND STATIONS!

1:27
Comment From BS
Argument outside the window: get up to watch or be an adult?

1:27
Eno Sarris: watch

1:27
Comment From Dave
Oswaldo Arcia or Matt Adams Ros?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Arcia

1:27
Comment From person hscer
no. but yes.

1:27
Eno Sarris: yes

1:27
Comment From dude
seager or rutledge?

1:28
Eno Sarris: rut rut cause position

1:28
Comment From Mark
Beef ribs or pork ribs?

1:28
Eno Sarris: pork

1:28
Comment From Russell
can Jake Peavy keep pitching at an elite level with a ~89 MPH fastball?

1:28
Eno Sarris: if shoulder holds

1:28
Comment From Ian
TWO BONERS

1:28
Eno Sarris: not actually better than one

1:28
Comment From National"Debt"Wiler
chilis or five guys?

1:28
Eno Sarris: five guys by a mile, no?

1:28
Comment From John
Ike Davis or empty roster spot, ROS

1:28
Eno Sarris: hey. OBP leagues, still useful

1:29
Comment From Hoozer
Ichiro or Maybin ROS?

1:29
Eno Sarris: maybin

1:29
Comment From Mark
who has the most .gifable pitch?

1:29
Eno Sarris: dickey

1:29
Comment From Barry
Kemp/Wright or McCutchen/Aramis – non-keeper

1:29
Eno Sarris: McCutch best player in deal

1:29
Comment From sea salt
billy hamilton – up in sept or before?

1:29
Eno Sarris: June 15

1:29
Comment From Bart
Carlo Gomez or Angel Pagan?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Pagan

1:29
Comment From BS
aoki or crawford?

1:29
Eno Sarris: crawford

1:30
Comment From Andrew
hamels or waino. no wins.

1:30
Eno Sarris: waino

1:30
Comment From Rags
volquez or slowey

1:30
Eno Sarris: slowey

1:30
Comment From Dave
Hanley or Asdruuubal Ros?

1:31
Eno Sarris: Hanley still. He’s closer than you might think I’d guess.

1:31
Comment From Zach
But why male models?

1:31
Eno Sarris: I’m a male model, not a male prostitute.

1:31
Comment From Me
Harvey or Bumgarner next five years?

1:31
Eno Sarris: Harvey

1:31
Comment From Christian
triple play or inside the park homerun?

1:31
Eno Sarris: Inside the parker. run run RUN

1:31
Comment From joe
Howard or Konerko

1:32
Eno Sarris: Konerko

1:32
Comment From Bart
Markakis or Reddick?

1:32
Eno Sarris: markakis

1:32
Comment From Casey
Drop Stubbs and Bourjos?

1:32
Eno Sarris: stubbs not bourjos

1:32
Comment From Matt
Any have Samardzija winning NL Cy Young in their bold predictions? He is an absolute stud. That K% and GB%…..

1:32
Eno Sarris: I think I did

1:32
Comment From eyy
ROS or IRL?

1:32
Eno Sarris: IRL

1:32
Comment From person hscer
chilis or five guys what they’re not even the same type of restaurant

1:32
Eno Sarris: yeah

1:32
Comment From Peckerhead
Mujica leads the Cards in save ROS??

1:32
Eno Sarris: rosenthal

1:32
Comment From Will
Beckett or Quintana?

1:32
Eno Sarris: NL guy

1:33
Comment From Christian
rueben vs tuna salad

1:33
Eno Sarris: see, nonsensical. unless you mean both sandwiches. rueben.

1:33
Comment From Terrible Ted
More K’s tonight: Cingrani or Fernandez?

1:33
Eno Sarris: Fernandez.

1:33
Comment From Mark
Darvish curveball close second? It is hypnotizing!

1:33
Eno Sarris: yum

1:33
Comment From Hoozer
Cole or Wheeler – 2013 MLB impact

1:33
Eno Sarris: Wheeler x million

1:33
Comment From dude
ian kennedy, 3.60 era, 1.20 whip. over/under

1:33
Eno Sarris: over and under

1:33
Comment From Maxamuz
Lude Looks like a Lady baaa abaaa abaaa baaaa

1:34
Eno Sarris: lightning interlude

1:34
Comment From Andrew
Jay or DeJesus

1:34
Eno Sarris: Jay more PT

1:34
Comment From person hscer
Any worse follow on Twitter than [random pro athlete]?

1:34
Eno Sarris: and yet access is providing insight from them too

1:34
Comment From Terrible Ted
Bad calls: good or bad for baseball?

1:34
Eno Sarris: Good. we yell a lot. on the radio and on tv, and it’s in the news.

1:35
Comment From David
Chris Carter or Ike?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Still Ike (K%)

1:35
Comment From BS
quintana or porcello? CONTAIN THE EXCITEMENT!

1:35
Comment From dynastic
kemp or kinsler in a dynsaty?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Q and then Kemp (younger, will recover)

1:35
Comment From David
Scherzer is a top __ SP

1:36
Eno Sarris: 20? 15?

1:36
Comment From Guest
Papelbon or Luke Scott?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Still Paps.

1:36
Comment From Spencer
BAT. FLIPZZ.

1:36
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:36
Comment From Jesse Orosco
Duda or Gardner?

1:36
Eno Sarris: still Gardner. even in OBP

1:36
Comment From Matt
more perfect games or joey votto pop ups this year?

1:36
Eno Sarris: perfect games

1:36
Comment From Alex
DUUUUDDDDEEEEE Didi Gregorious, Brandon Crawford or Segura?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Segura.

1:37
Comment From Russell
can Alex Colome survive with a 4+ BB/9?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Has to K like Harvey. (doubt it)

1:37
Comment From Jeff
Howard or Moustakas?

1:37
Eno Sarris: Moose

1:37
Comment From Mike
Harper or Trout?

1:38
Eno Sarris: I said trout first year, harper rest of career, sticking with it.

1:38
Comment From Guest
Mujica or Parnell?

1:38
Eno Sarris: parnell. Ask a Marlins fan about Mujica.

1:38
Comment From Too Many Joes
Anthony Gose: up later this year?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Sure. Raz will get annoying after a while.

1:38
Comment From Mark
CC a HoFer?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Needs more IP.

1:38
Comment From Jesse Orosco
Is Joey Bats finished?

1:38
Eno Sarris: no

1:38
Comment From We Love You Boston!
Chris Carter or Adam Dunn OPS league?

1:39
Eno Sarris: Dunn.

1:39
Comment From JP
NY Pizza or Chicago Pizza

1:39
Eno Sarris: NY NY NY NY NY

1:39
Comment From Your Dad
Ian Kennedy, looking like an old boot, whats up?

1:39
Eno Sarris: bad fastball

1:39
Comment From Matt
Are you concerned with Matt Moore’s velocity drop? 2mph down from last year and 3 from 2011.

1:39
Eno Sarris: that is concerning

1:39
Comment From Wookie Woamer
Jhoulys Chacin keeps it together most of this season?

1:40
Eno Sarris: if health holds, production will hold at high threes ERA level, with iffy K/9, good GB.

1:40
Comment From Bart
Parra or Duda

1:40
Eno Sarris: Duda

1:40
Comment From Sgt. Pepper
These ludes are making me thirsty

1:40
Eno Sarris: better than dudes

1:40
Comment From JP
Knicks to the finals?

1:40
Eno Sarris: good one

1:40
Comment From Crusty
In first place… don’t mess with a good thing? or, tweak away?

1:40
Eno Sarris: keep at it

1:40
Comment From Bart
Victorino or Pagan

1:40
Eno Sarris: Victo

1:40
Comment From BS
chris nelson or chris getz? Yup.

1:41
Eno Sarris: ug. nelson I guess.

1:41
Comment From HG Pennypacker
I’m a wealthy industralist, philanthropist, unicyclist so….Wieters or Gattis

1:41
Eno Sarris: Wieters cause PT

1:41
Comment From Mark
Will Hector anchez get a hit this AB?

1:41
Eno Sarris: no

1:41
Comment From Russell
does anyone still believe in Montero @ FG?

1:42
Eno Sarris: doesn’t seem like it, but I’m willing to wait a bit because I’m patient

1:42
Comment From Bart
Simmons or Espinosa SS?

1:42
Eno Sarris: Espy I guess.

1:42
Comment From BS
Kenley gets ___ saves this year.

1:42
Eno Sarris: 15

1:42
Comment From JJ Fad
What are your upside projections for Y. Alonso?

1:43
Eno Sarris: .290/25/90 at peak?

1:43
Comment From Dave
How does Jake Arrieta have such good velocity and such poor SwgStk%?

1:43
Eno Sarris: must be the non FB pitches

1:43
Comment From Pertinent
Brandon Belt or a well done bamboo steamer of soup dumplings?

1:43
Eno Sarris: mmm dumplings

1:43
Comment From AFan
Harper was vomiting in 2nd inning last night but went 4-5 with only one XBH.

1:43
Eno Sarris: Jordanesque. And no, not you Jordan in class.

1:43
Comment From josh
Jason Heyward ROS projection?

1:44
Eno Sarris: .270/24/10

1:44
Comment From Redfawn
Why do you love Markakis so much?



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