Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 5/1/14

11:43
Eno Sarris: yes! happy may day. here in a few.

11:46
Jesse Farthing:

11:47
Eno Sarris: Because I just blocked out time for the All Star Game and pitchfork on my family calendar and am psyched.

12:00
Comment From guest
its world history. i dont want to

12:00
Comment From guest
should i go to class?

12:00
Eno Sarris: funnier backwards

12:00
Comment From white cow
I like chocolate milk

12:00
Eno Sarris: neutral milk better

12:00
Comment From Jaymes
merry may day eno!

12:00
Comment From Darth Stout
Buy or sell: Jenrry Mejia.

12:01
Eno Sarris: I doubt I’d give up real assets for him because 110 IP might be his max.

12:01
Comment From Tom
Milwaukee was undefeated when scoring at least three runs until last night. RIP streak :(

12:01
Eno Sarris: Something’s going to give. I’m guessing it’s in the Wily Peralta / K-Rod direction.

12:01
Comment From Larry
What should I do with Shelby Miller?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Hold until his command improves. Maybe a long-term sell since he’s not throwing his offspeed stuff more.

12:01
Comment From Dan
Rajai and Liriano for Heyward. Which side do you prefer?

12:02
Eno Sarris: Heyward so hard I broke the button.

12:02
Comment From Goat
So they transplant your consciousness into Trout’s body and you take spring training to get a grip. What’s Mindofeno Bodyoftrout’s line in year 1? And what is his WAR?

12:02
Eno Sarris: Dunno. I’d probably steal less and reach less, but it might make for less power! That’d probably be worse, what with the too much thinking.

12:02
Comment From Beavis
Loved your Greinke interview. Any thoughts on his streak of allowing 2 (or fewer) runs while pitching 5 innings?

12:03
Eno Sarris: He like that he’s always .. adjusting. Hesitate to call it tinkering because that’s as seemingly bad word.

12:03
Comment From Ceetar
Second month of the season. Is sample size growing large enough to drop non-performers into the cornfield in favor of someone hotter? *cough cough, Curtis Granderson, cough cough*

12:04
Eno Sarris: If the non-performance centers around swing and strikeout metrics, I say yes. For Grandy, it’s tricky, because those were always going to be bad… but his margin for error was pretty small anyway.

12:04
Comment From Guest
Ervin Santana or Kluber?

12:04
Eno Sarris: I love Kluber, but Erv’s got the change going which was really all he was missing.

12:04
Comment From Bob
hey Eno Love the chats. Did you know Cigar city is opening a new Cider bar in Ybor? should be good stuff! quick fantasy ? is giving up Goldy for Jfer in a keeper league an overpay? what do you think of goldy for jfer/altuve/webb?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Cool but I’m lukewarm on cider. If anyone could change my mind htough… I still don’t like the trade. Much harder to find a Goldy than a stud pitcher.

12:05
Eno Sarris: Just go for quantity, maybe trade your #2 for a bunch of smaller named pitchers with some upside.

12:05
Comment From Los
Matt Cain or Salazar ROS?

12:05
Eno Sarris: K-BB, the best in-season predictor, says Salazar, doesn’t it? I love love his stuff still.

12:06
Comment From Lance
What’s the ultimate upside for Yordano Ventura, and in your mind, he’s a top ___ pitcher in a dynasty league?

12:06
Eno Sarris: If the secondary stuff improves, and he keeps his velocity, watch out. top 25/30 by now in dynasty leagues already. If he doesn’t keep velocity, he could still be great for a few years like Kazmir.

12:06
Comment From Jaymes
what’s wrong with alexi ogando? any thoughts on him as a deep league viable bullpen guy moving forward?

12:06
Eno Sarris: I’d wait a bit.

12:06
Comment From Meff Jangum
Is Jesse Chavez the real deal? Or is he a Sell High case?

12:07
Eno Sarris: He has all the weapons he needs to be good. Great home park and thrived in Texas.

12:07
Comment From Brian
Thoughts on Santos? He’s killing my Whip and K/BB. Saves/holds are nice but its a high price to pay.

12:07
Eno Sarris: His stuff is still wicked but he can’t command the fastball. Takes a while still for walks to stabilize, especially for a reliever.

12:07
Comment From RotoLando
Good morrow, Abbott. Justin Upton or Stanton in a dynasty points league?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Stanton. Upton’s K% and SB trend are a little worrisome for long-term prognosis.

12:08
Comment From Jays Fan II
I have Marcus Stroman on my farm. If you’re me, do you call him up right away in time for his first start (once he’s being called up)? Or do you wait a few starts to make sure he’s good to go and a decent lock to stay in the rotation?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Given how quickly they gave him the axe the first time, I might wait actually.

12:08
Comment From Dr. Zizmor
In the past you’ve dentified some underlying ppe jopJPOJJ OMG I AM A WEREWOLF

12:08
Comment From RotoLando
What style mustard do you prefer on brats?

12:08
Eno Sarris: dirty

12:09
Comment From Oren
I keep reading about Jason Heyward having bad luck. And honestly, I feel like I’ve been reading this for years now. Is there a point where a player is just unlucky more than others? I’m just struggling to stay optimistic with him when it’s the same excuses for him every time he struggles at the plate.

12:10
Eno Sarris: his BABIP for his career is .300 on the nose, it’s .254 now. I don’t think he’s going to ever have a great batting average, but he’s gone 27/21 and he’s stealing more this year. I think he’ll finish around .255/20/15 with the potential for a power outburst that pushes it further.

12:10
Comment From cbird
Eno i have a glut of pitching in a 16 team dynasty league, but i put all my eggs in one basket with d arnaud at c. do i stick with tda or should i start looking to deal

12:11
Eno Sarris: I’d actually just look for quantity at catcher too. Catcher is the pitcher of the lineup — huge bust rates, long time before they’re good. Look at Mesoraco. Pick up a post-hype guy, someone like Zunino, Conger.

12:11
Comment From Jake
Trout?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Still awesome, though the reach rates and contact rates suggest to me there might be a dry spell in batting average at some point. Then again, his career BABIP is like .380.

12:11
Comment From Guest
R.A. Dickey: is he going to pull it together?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Velocity and command never returned to his great New York years, I think he’s more of a league average guy at this point.

12:12
Comment From Dr. Met
Have you signed the true NY fan pledge yet. SMH.

12:12
Eno Sarris: god no

12:12
Comment From Tony G.
I drafted Aoki in hopes that he’d steal me around 30 bags. Not happy with the 3 so far, especially since I thought Ned Yost would let him run wild. Is it a product of a struggling Royals offense, or was I simply getting greedy with my initial projection?

12:12
Eno Sarris: I thought similarly but I think we can say now he’s not going to get the go-go treatment.

12:12
Eno Sarris: (He’s a little old for a career-high in sBs anyway)

12:13
Comment From Dr. Met

Yup

12:13
Eno Sarris: must be the aftermath of this http://www.fangraphs.com/no…

12:13
Comment From Kris
Eric Hosmer? What’s going on? Homers coming at all, or try to sell on a 300 BA right now

12:13
Eno Sarris: ALL THE GROUNDBALLZ

12:13
Comment From Goat
Hey Eno- Morneau can’t be in a better lineup spot or a better ballpark… He’s crushing it and will hit for good average. No steals, but the other 4 cats look big time. Know you are glacial in opinion change but aren’t you just a little bit excited? Isn’t he this year’s Cuddyer?!

12:14
Eno Sarris: I’m relatively excited about him. He was sitting/sittable against lefties, but I see he’s pretty much starting every day now.

12:14
Comment From Billy Beane
How good is Derek Norris, and should be he be owned in more fantasy leagues?

12:14
Eno Sarris: All AL-onlys for sure. Problem is that he’s a righty, the good news is he’s hitting against some righties. 18+ teamers?

12:14
Comment From Guest
Hey Eno. Relatively new to fantasy. Someone dropped Segura in my league. Is this crazy? Should I claim him? Thanks.

12:14
Eno Sarris: I would hop on that.

12:15
Comment From Jake
Are teams too hesitant to enter rebuilding mode? The Orioles, Indians, Reds, Pirates, and Padres all seem to be guarding their chances of contention, even though none of them gets much better than 1 in 10 POFF odds, and don’t seem to have much chance of competing next year.

12:16
Eno Sarris: Dave and I had a little back and forth on this, and to some extent he convinced me that teams should go into season working on the upper ends of their possible projections, just in case it happens. And it’s a bit too early to sell, but at some point, everything not nailed down would go for me. I would have absolutely have sold Jose Reyes, for example. I realize this could say something to prospective free agents, but I think FAs just take the cash for the most part.

12:16
Comment From Guest
Does Starling Marte’s approach (low walk, high K%) have you worried about his slow start? Even last year he was barely walking and striking out about 25% of the time

12:16
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:16
Comment From Jamie
out of oscar taveras and gregory polanco, which one do you think has the higher ceiling? i think taveras has a better chance has a better chance at reaching his ceiling, but that polanco has a higher one with his speed?

12:17
Eno Sarris: I think Polanco actually has a slightly higher floor, Taveras way higher ceiling. Both are top-ten talents, so they’re comparable.

12:17
Comment From skipperxc
Is it safe to say Khris Davis is what he is? I’ve been holding out hope he’ll hit on a 30-HR pace, but currently he’s not worth playing over Leonys Martin as my 4th OF

12:17
Eno Sarris: He’s having the Brewer hitter disease: chasing everything. I’d adjust down to .250, but power could be anywhere from 20-25. Droppable in ten-teamers, but I’m still looking for some hope in 12-teamers.

12:18
Comment From hanstone
I’m deep at 1B and weak in OF so I am trying to trade my Goldy for Giancarlo even tho I think Goldy has more to offer because of his durability and he can steal bags. I worry that Goldy won’t keep up the great numbers with his team already crumbling around him. Similarly, I worry that Giancarlo never will play 150 games… and his supporting cast is just bad. Thoughts?

12:19
Eno Sarris: Don’t worry about supporting cast in any way except R/RBI (and I don’t really actively think about those until the second or third month, definitely not when it comes to building my team, given how teams eb and flow and player change teams). It’s defensible given your situation, but I can’t help but wonder if trading your second-best 1B for a struggling OF like Bruce or something wouldn’t be a better idea.

12:19
Comment From toot toot
Mookie, Mookie, Mookie, can’t you see, sometimes your stats just hypnotize me

12:19
Comment From Curious George
Hi Eno! Thanks for doing the chat. I’m curious to know what your typical strategy is in terms of your fantasy starting pitching? What I mean by that, is do you play match ups regularly, or typically pencil your starters into the lineup at all times?

12:20
Eno Sarris: I lean towards streaming in h2h leagues with regular 5×5 stats. I’m thinking about jumping into those pants in my 12-teamer with some issues and great pitchers on the wire.

12:20
Comment From Goat

No joke of a lie- our plumber is here (London) fixing a leaking hot water tank and his name is Janusz Duda. Scarily similar looking to a certain someone. He has family in the states but they don't see each other that often. Maxamusz you mus

12:20
Eno Sarris: DUDA

12:20
Comment From guest #222231
is there much different with masterson you’ve noticed or is he bound to regress back

12:20
Eno Sarris: Velocity way down and I think that matters for a guy that throws his sinker so much.

12:20
Comment From OntheDL
Is Robbie Ray starting because it’s Houston… or is he actually ready?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Not qualified to answer this completely, but it’s more about team needing him and I’d assume a guy that’s been at high minors for multiple years is close to ready at least.

12:21
Comment From Allyson
Santos. Should I swap him for Hawkins, Axford, Broxton or Rodney?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Axford.

12:21
Comment From Guest
Bauer or Eovaldi?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Eovaldi because now.

12:21
Comment From Stephen
adam jones’ plate discipline has always been an issue… but is it starting to catch up with him?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Was going to at some point, relying on contact ability solely can make for steep fall-offs in my opinion. I’d call him .270/24/10 at best this year.

12:22
Comment From Mayday Malone
Stick a fork in eggs Odorizzi

12:22
Eno Sarris: Yeah

12:23
Comment From David
So I don’t really want to do this deal…Rios for Minor. I have Baun, Cespedes, Gordon and Jennings currently. My Pitching is good but not great (Sale, Greinke, Gray, Cingrani, Minor, A. Wood, Stroman). Should I pull the trigger. Thanks man.

12:23
Eno Sarris: Hold because Cespedes has some buy low qualities to him. But I love that staff.

12:23
Comment From RotoLando
In 10,000 years of human history, it is too bad no one has ever come up with a method of keeping rain out of buildings.

12:23
Comment From Fish
Happy 40th anniversary of Dock Ellis plunking all of the Reds!

12:23
Comment From King leGuest
am i the only one who changes the name because i feel like it improves the odds that eno answers my questions?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Nice interlude.

12:24
Comment From Mariners fan
Cano’s power: product of Safeco or just waiting to find his groove?

12:24
Eno Sarris: I always thought of him as a 25 homer guy. I think he can still hit 20+ this year. Temperature a big part of the SafeCo Problem. It’ll rise a bit.

12:24
Comment From Pick A Prospect
Alex Meyer or Andrew Heaney

12:24
Eno Sarris: Alex Meyer. No question for me, based on stuff.

12:24
Comment From KRod
Sold high on him in roto (for Werth). Will I regret it?

12:24
Eno Sarris: God I love that trade.

12:25
Comment From Andrew
At what point would you consider dumping a rate-killing closer who still has a seemingly firm grasp on the job? I play in a league with K/BB in addition to ERA and WHIP, so a guy like Balfour is blowing up three categories just to help in one. I get that there only a finite number of closers in the league, but the trade-off sure doesn’t seem worth it.

12:25
Eno Sarris: Especially since you can get bad rates and saves from the waiver wire. I’d explore.

12:25
Comment From Scott
should I trade Joe Smith for Martin Perez?

12:25
Eno Sarris: yes. Worst velocity among closers, bottom-three strikeout rate.

12:25
Comment From Stephen
jose abreu can’t hit 50 HR… how much regression is expected?

12:26
Eno Sarris: 35-40? More batting average at some point as he adjusts to them adjusting to him?

12:26
Comment From Beers Before Noon
Kuroda and EY2 for Pence?

12:26
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:26
Comment From Jack
We all love Rendon..but did anyone see this? Also another 2nd baseman I like – Altuve. Hard to believe he is only 23. Shame he plays in Houston.

12:26
Eno Sarris: Washington. And he was perhaps my number one infield sleeper going into the season!

12:26
Comment From im from vermont
copenhagen or grizzy? important question!

12:26
Eno Sarris: Is this a dip question?

12:27
Comment From Zoe
Didn’t we have a better nickname for Jose Fernandez than JFer?

12:27
Eno Sarris: I suggested “Jose!” but then someone suggested.. dammit I forgot.

12:27
Eno Sarris: It was a Puerto Rican nickname for Joses I think.

12:28
Comment From Lily
Have Phillips at 2b he is killing me, thinking about going after Dozier or Zobrist… who do you like more. Can Dozier keep this up?

12:28
Eno Sarris: I liked Dozier for .250 20/20 going in, so yeah in some ways I think he can keep it up.

12:28
Comment From Graham
Would you trade Pujols for Carlos Gonzalez?

12:28
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:28
Comment From Doby
Please rank Abreu, Fielder and A Gonzalez for rest of season (standard 5 hitting cats including Avg). ZiPS RoS souring a bit on Fielder – thanks!

12:29
Eno Sarris: I think you got them right.

12:29
Comment From Jeff in T.O.
My Sonny Gray and Napoli for his Abreu? I’m deep in SP, but not so much in power??

12:29
Eno Sarris: I love Sonny but I bet you can find a pitcher. I like it even if you’re buying high.

12:29
Comment From Art Vandelay
Joker from ACE is probably the only cider I consider everyday drinkable, not too sweet, and pleasantly dry.

12:29
Comment From Guest
Man I hate when my pitchers pitch against each other. (Estrada v Bailey)

12:29
Eno Sarris: 1-1 game with both pitchers going six and one getting the win in the seventh against another pitcher.

12:30
Eno Sarris: (that’s what you’re rooting for at least)

12:30
Comment From Jake
Sabathia’s 2014 HR/9:

12:30
Eno Sarris: 1.2

12:30
Comment From Nick
Thoughts on Lackey? Still above average the rest of the year? I have an offer to give up Rajai Davis for him. I need pitching help. Thanks for your insight.

12:30
Eno Sarris: Don’t love Lackey but Rajai is a 1/3 player that seems very replaceable.

12:31
Comment From Dr. Met
Chris Russo has magical powers, even if you mute the TV you swear you can still hear him screaming nonsense!

12:31
Eno Sarris: Haunts me in my dreams.

12:31
Comment From Rags
Do people like Green Flash? I tried their IPA (as an IPA fan) and hated it. Liked Defiant Medusa IPA much better.

12:31
Eno Sarris: It used to be a top top beer for me, but for some reason my tastes have moved on a bit.

12:31
Comment From dj
If Kipnis hits the DL, who’s the better pickup: jedd gyorko or neil walker?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Walker

12:31
Comment From froglegs_jackson
Any chance K%-BB% gets added to the leaderboards?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Have it on good info that it should at least be in the custom boards soon.

12:32
Comment From Beavis
More on adjusting/tinkering: do you think this is a skill that would allow one (e.g., Greinke) to stay effective later in his career? Is it quantifiable?

12:32
Eno Sarris: I think having multiple good pitches allows for it. If the fastball starts going, you feature another pitch more often.

12:32
Comment From Slim Tim
How do you feel about Colabello now that it is the month of May? Is it all downhill form here?

12:32
Eno Sarris: yes. Based on age and K%.

12:32
Comment From guest 2.0
eno likes it dirty

12:32
Comment From Towelie
Don’t forget to bring a towel.

12:32
Comment From Mark
How come everyone doesn’t love Mookie as much as you do?

12:32
Eno Sarris: He’s small and blocked?

12:33
Comment From John Stamos
Pancake button?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Super broken.

12:33
Comment From Beers Before Noon
Does C Dick eventually get a full time job in Colorado or does Blackmon stay this hot all season?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Blackmon’s contact rate suggests he can .290 with power and speed so the only way I see Dickerson pushing in is if Cuddyer/Morneau is long-term broken (huge possibility).

12:33
Comment From Guest
Is Stro’man a 12 team mixer guy?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Not right off the bat.

12:34
Comment From eno 2.0
DEAL,, D ARNAUD IS AWFUL

12:35
Eno Sarris: Well I think he should work on the position, but the book on TDA is not done. 189 plate appearances, career, and the plate discipline is good.

12:35
Comment From RotoCurious
Thoughts on Milone? He seems to be the one Oakland SP who hasn’t put it together this year.

12:35
Eno Sarris: He’s definitely number five. Not sure they have a guy that’s about to take that job from him though.

12:36
Comment From Bruce
I know its only been 5 starts, but are you buying Jason Hammel? Is he better than Morton?

12:36
Eno Sarris: I’d take him over Morton, yes.

12:36
Comment From Guest
Kevin Gausman. When?

12:36
Eno Sarris: SOON PLEASE

12:37
Comment From Jake
I realized I can make bratwurst hotdogs with relish and peppers and brown mustard on lightly toasted, heavy buns any time I want. It’s been an interesting week for my digestive tract.

12:37
Eno Sarris: Weird thing is that I have a finicky stomach and acid reflux problems, but I’ve spent weeks in Germany subsisting on beer and sausage. Guess I AM German.

12:38
Comment From Maxamuz

My reaction to people when they tell me Eovaldi sucks.

12:38
Eno Sarris: Well, I have questions about him long-term.

12:38
Comment From Stephen
Mad bum’s WHIP? K% looks good…

12:38
Eno Sarris: Some bad luck in play.

12:38
Comment From MONEY
Thoughts on Kris Johnson?? Worth a play today?

12:38
Eno Sarris: he makes me nervous.

12:38
Comment From Guest
10 team h2h redraft, drop one of Dickey, Porcello, Sabathia for Salazar?

12:38
Eno Sarris: Dickey.

12:39
Comment From Jake
Holy crap, that loyalty oath is stupid

12:39
Comment From Miller Time?
Someone dropped B Miller in my league. I have Villar as my SS so I snapped up Mr. Miller. Good move? Is he going to start seeing the ball like he did until this year?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Good news because your SS is borderline and you need help there, even if Miller may only hit .250 this year and also has a chance of being sent down.

12:39
Comment From disco derk
can you explain to me in about 100 words why Mike Trout scores so great in WAR

12:40
Eno Sarris: Don’t need 100: He’s really good at every facet of the game, from patience to power to baserunning to defense. Done.

12:40
Comment From JAL
Percent chance Santos holds the job? I really needed him :(

12:40
Eno Sarris: I bet CJ comes up, takes the job back for a bit, Santos finds plate, takes job back. FUBAR most of year there for fantasy.

12:40
Comment From Guest
Jason Heyward for Alex Gordon, which side do you like? Redraft and keeper league

12:40
Eno Sarris: Heyward for both.

12:41
Comment From Stephen
cliff lee = death by singles

12:41
Comment From JAL
Best 8th inning guys you want to hold at this point in 5×5?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Cody Allen, Ernesto Frieri, Adam Ottavino, Danny Farquhar.

12:42
Comment From D
Who says Jfer? I think it should just be JOSE. Everyone knows JOSE

12:42
Eno Sarris: Yeah not bad.

12:42
Comment From Oh Comely
Couldn’t listen to NMH whilst my wife was pregnant. I think A Baby for Pree is what did it. Anyway: thoughts on giving Edwin E./Brantley and getting Pedro Alvarez/Cespedes?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Id’ hold, as much as I like what Pedro is doing.

12:43
Comment From Benji
Im a Braves fan and I got Heyward and Cole Hamels for Melky and Joe Nathan. Did I do good or was a homer in this trade?

12:43
Eno Sarris: I love the trade.

12:43
Comment From Anton
How do you project Scott Kazmir for the rest of the season? Given that he’s only in his second year since his transformation, I have no idea what to expect.

12:43
Eno Sarris: I feel like the walk rate will get worse at some point. And the DL will beckon, Hard to put him down for 150+.

12:44
Comment From Graeme
Billy Hamilton, R + SB, 150 realistic?

12:44
Eno Sarris: I’d take under, but it’s realistic.

12:44
Comment From Bruce
Is this the end of the line for Ian Desmond – Top 5 SS? That K/BB rate is getting a bit nuts

12:44
Eno Sarris: Can’t come this quick, can it? I mean, I wrote he was risky before the season, but I didn’t think it would come this quickly.

12:44
Comment From Jason
Sell high or hold on Anthony Rendon?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Hold.

12:44
Comment From college
i have final exams starting on monday but idgaf bc fangraphs is the greatest thing that exists

12:45
Comment From Krusty
In yrs past, I used to play matchups for my 2nd tier starters when they visited TX or NY, but those off’s aren’t so big anymore despite playing in hitter stadiums. Do you play any matchups in AL only leagues?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Nah mostly I just want the innings.

12:45
Comment From Geoff
as an injury fill-in – Dickerson or Mclouth?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Dickerson on talent, but I think McLouth will play more.

12:45
Comment From Vic
Chasing saves – who is the better stash at this point – D.Webb or C.Qualls?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Qualls I guess.

12:45
Comment From A Fellow Prospector
Hey Eno… when a hitter is over/underperforming, which metrics do you like most for determining whether the new level of performance is sustainable?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Right now, it’s K%, Swing%. Soon it’s O-Swing, GB%. I’ll put an eye on BABIP all year, but it’s not the first one.

12:46
Comment From JAL
Matt Adams ends year with ___ bombs.

12:46
Eno Sarris: 22

12:46
Comment From Salfino
It takes a Nobel prize winner to understand a percentage, but a third grader can understand a ratio. It’s obvious.

12:46
Eno Sarris: Seriously.

12:47
Comment From Rick
Taijuan Walker throwing yet

12:47
Eno Sarris: yes, but only bullpens. I think he’ll come up within the month though.

12:47
Comment From JoeyBelle
how many bench OFs do I need to carry in Ottoneu, if noe of my starting 5 are plattoners

12:47
Eno Sarris: Two or three still?

12:47
Comment From El Duque
How did hard throwers like Schilling, Clemens, Randy Johnson, Smoltz, Etc, and others, Glavine, Maddux, Mussina, Halladay, Brown etc.. Go 230 innings anually and it seems like no pitcher is able to do this for more than 3 seasons in a row now?

12:47
Eno Sarris: I wonder if fastball percentage is down as people go for strikeouts more now?

12:47
Comment From Dex
I shall not jinx Tulo by asking a question about him.

12:47
Eno Sarris: OOps.

12:48
Comment From Maxamuz

MOOOOOOOOOOKIE

12:48
Comment From mookie monsta
mookie has reached base 57 straight games. just sayin

12:48
Comment From Matt of the IPA
w/ the elbow injury (not to mention bad command) is bradley worth hanging onto in a shallow (keep 3) keeper league. if i ride him out ill be able to keep him in the 20th next year, but, while not desperate, i could use the roster spot to stream this year.

12:48
Eno Sarris: Keep three? Move on.

12:48
Comment From Tim
You like Brandon Cumpton @ BAL today? …trying to get my stream on!

12:48
Eno Sarris: No.

12:48
Comment From Jack
worst international beer? Heineken?

12:49
Eno Sarris: Yes. Although I heard that they shine light on their beers in the production line and that the skunked taste is part of the taste so we can’t blame them for their green glass.

12:49
Comment From Veteran Presents
Hey Eno, what do you think is happening to Jedd Gyorko? He’s swinging less overall but his zone swing percentage is the same as last year. His BABIP isn’t helping him, but neiher is a .065 ISO.

12:50
Eno Sarris: I’m just worried that his high swSTR is catching up to him. Maybe he’s a 25% natural K% guy.

12:50
Comment From JoeyBelle
Do you write off your beer purchases?

12:50
Eno Sarris: yes, ti’s research!

12:51
Comment From Dan
I cant tell if Brett Lawrie is hitting awesome nad having bad BABIP fortune, or if he’s hitting terribly and just having a brief period of unsustainable HR/FB. HALP ENO!

12:51
Eno Sarris: Well, homers don’t count in BABIP, so it’d be a little higher if so. I still like his combo of contact rate, power and speed…

12:51
Comment From Chase
Dallas Keuchel or Quintana?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Keuchel has more pitches.

12:52
Comment From Gila Monster
Jorge De La Rosa’s velocity is WAY up. Has a good whiffs on slider,splitter, and a decent curveball. Thoughts?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Yeah he deserves a longer look than I’ve given him, but there’s something there.

12:52
Comment From jon
Is Kluber too hit-or-miss for 10-teamers? He, Ventura, Salazar, and Eovaldi are my back end

12:52
Eno Sarris: Droppable in ten-teamers yes.

12:52
Comment From David
I love me some Alex Meyers…who will have better fantasy numbers this year – Meyers or Stroman?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Meyers has help from his home park, and I like his stuff a bit better too.

12:53
Comment From Goat
I hope you aren’t too worried about Hosmer’s ground balls?! Have put out an offer for him involving selling high on pujols.

12:53
Eno Sarris: I am, gonna be hard to hit more than 20 HR with that GB rate.

12:53
Comment From Mayday Malone
Gausman or Heaney?

12:53
Eno Sarris: GAUS

12:53
Comment From American League Hustle
Top 3 Closers most likely to lose their jobs in May?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Joe Smith (betting on Frieri), whoever it is in Houston (betting on Bass), whoever it is in Oakland (betting on Johnson).

12:54
Comment From JoeyBelle
Is there a strategy for finding undervalued RBIs to trade for?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Look at someone who just moved into the five-hole on a team people aren’t paying as much attention to?

12:55
Comment From Mayday Malone
Really curious if you think COlby Rasmus is a buy low…because my HR & RBI stink

12:55
Eno Sarris: No!

12:56
Comment From tommy
Is there any way to get positional data in the Zips/Steamer projection downloads?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Yeah haven’t figured that out. Could use our draft tools spreadsheet and vlookup, I think that has positions in it.

12:56
Comment From Johnny Rockets
Thoughts on just stuffing MI spots with speed and not worrying about the rest of the categories (Escobar/Villar types)? MI is so weak, so any ‘extreme’ categorical production seems to be the way to go if you don’t have a top guy.

12:56
Eno Sarris: Yeah I try to go that direction if I wait on the MI in the draft.

12:56
Comment From I change names too
Answer this fantasy question

12:57
Comment From Meano Eno
what a time to be alive

12:57
Comment From Chris
What are you hearing about Bauer time in Cleveland? Comparing his schedule and Josh Tomlin’s schedule, Tomlin looks like the more likely candidate to take Carrasco’s spot in the rotation. What do you think?

12:57
Eno Sarris: Tomlin was the guy that was put up against CC, so that wouldn’t be crazy.

12:57
Comment From Guest
8 team keeper, which side do you like: Teheran/Brantley for Ellsbury/Cashner?

12:57
Eno Sarris: Ells/Cash yes.

12:58
Comment From Kill the win
Also, Deschutes has made its way to Ohio, so that’s awesome.

12:58
Eno Sarris: Red Chair, Abyss!

12:58
Comment From Dex
What’s the average O-Swing for batters around the league? I realized I had no benchmark when I looked up Morneau’s, but 41.1% seems high to me.

12:58
Eno Sarris: 30% is a good benchmark.

12:59
Comment From Sadwick
How much longer of a leash can the Braves give Dan Uggla? I was crossing my fingers there would at least be a dead cat bounce this year, but it looks more like a splatter. 28.9% K%, 5.2% BB%, and a 0.101 ISO. It can’t be long until La Stella shows up can it?

12:59
Eno Sarris: The team is doing well but yeah there will come a time when the decision is made. Problem is he can’t slide into defensive replacement at any position.

12:59
Comment From Tube
Is Tillman rosterable in a 10 team mixed?

12:59
Eno Sarris: Not for me.

12:59
Comment From Greg
What’s up with the Kung Fu Panda?

1:00
Eno Sarris: I’m worried it’s a Starlin Castro situation where he’s trying to be a guy he’s not by not reaching, not swinging, getting into 0-1 counts (he’s been swinging a lot less on the first pitch, for example), and getting into trouble. I think he should just grip and rip.

1:00
Comment From Aaron
Jose Fernandez should be K-Fed. Let it wash over you.

1:00
Comment From Bananaman
Do you think it’s possible that in some parallel universe Ben Revere has hit hundreds of home runs?

1:01
Comment From Jeff in T.O.
Rendon for Dee Gordon and the Cuban Missile????

1:02
Eno Sarris: We still calling Sexei the Missile? Cause I like Sexei. (don’t love the trade because I like Rendon the best, but if you need depth and steals it could make sense.)

1:02
Comment From Sadwick
King leGuest, I never tried changing my name, but I do have a tiny Eno voodoo doll that I feed hot dogs to until my questions are answered.

1:02
Comment From Jimbo
What is up with Michael Fiers. The way he is pitching you would have to think Milwaukee will be calling, correct? Any chance he can recapture the magic from a few years ago.

1:02
Eno Sarris: I think an 87 mph fastball works better in the minors.

1:02
Comment From Jake
Whoa, why so low on Kuroda?

1:03
Eno Sarris: I still like him, but he’s old, his slider isn’t breaking that well, and he needs it to, because his SF doesn’t go in the zone.

1:03
Comment From stonepie
summer is approaching which means the bastardization of beer restarts with summer shandys

1:03
Comment From Homer Bailey
I’m gonna blow away the Brewers tonight…the buy low window closes tonight!

1:03
Comment From im from vermont
it was supposed to say Grizzly. I just cant type.

1:03
Comment From im from vermont
so yes a dip question

1:04
Eno Sarris: HAH. Well I used to, and was a Copenhagen guy, but man that was a long time ago and as soon as I quit, I thought it was nasty. I mean, I rinsed with my roomates’ spitter once and that was enough for me to consider quitting.

1:04
Comment From Ryan
ENO, Frieri will be back in the closing role on………….?

1:04
Eno Sarris: this month.

1:04
Comment From Chicago Mark
You mentioned KRod won’t keep this up. Of course he won’t. But will he keep the job all year?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Jim Henderson isn’t pitching the 8th in wins, I’ve noticed. Will Smith is a lefty. Kintzler more of a GBer. he could.

1:05
Comment From Holy smokes
Re: Lackey. Been money since he got skinny.

1:05
Comment From Ryan
I offered Skaggs for Aoki, and I got turned down. Is my offer too light?

1:05
Eno Sarris: No.

1:05
Comment From Greg
Anthony Rizzo’s ceiling: A poor man’s Joey Votto?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Could have equal power, less BA, so sure. Could have more power than current Votto though.

1:06
Comment From Gaedel Castro
Picked George Springer in our minor league draft, I get two free keeper years if I I put him on my major league roster before he hits 130 AB’s. You think a bench spot in 2014 worth a free ’15 and ’16 Springer? He looks pretty bad out there…

1:06
Eno Sarris: For sure in OBP. Maybe even in BA given your settings.

1:06
Comment From Haymaker
Bauer…you buying that he’s a changed pitcher and his MLB results will reflect his stuff this time (if it’s him and not Tomlin that comes up soon)?

1:06
Eno Sarris: The ball rates on all of his pitches are way way better than they were before, and the whiff rates are still good. But opportunity still lacks if Tomlin’s next.

1:07
Comment From Chicago Mark
Walker > Miller ROS?

1:07
Eno Sarris: yeah I think so. Miller doesn’t have great Power/Speed upside, so Walker isn’t too far off there, and his BA should be better.

1:07
Comment From ADL
How was talking to Cashner in SF? I love watching him when his 2seamer is on, I feel like he gets more movement out of it than most. He offer any insight?

1:08
Eno Sarris: Great great great guy. We talked two-seamer, slider (he has two now), and his approach. Have grip pix. For Monday on Fox probably.

1:08
Comment From Matt of the IPA
re: green flash, they have like a million ipa’s. most don’t live up to the hoppy description (too much malt character), but green bullet is legit.

1:08
Eno Sarris: I like Green Bullet (pineapple!) but some don’t.

1:08
Comment From Dr. Met
lot written on Blackmon’s hot start and of course he’s an obvious “sell high” if you can. what’s a reasonable return for him given everyone knows this info!

1:08
Eno Sarris: Hold.

1:08
Comment From jimbob
Hey eno, do you use any programs for your research, like R? Or are you plain jane and just excel :/

1:08
Eno Sarris: SQL, Tableau, Excel. That’s all I got!

1:08
Comment From Rated Rookie
Hold Rex Brothers or cut him loose to pick up Hawkins? Who’s the closer in Colorado by mid and end of season?

1:09
Eno Sarris: I’d cut him now. Ottavino ahead of him, maybe. Even if they used Rex in that save situation.

1:09
Comment From Matt of the IPA
“Eno Sarris: He’s small and blocked?” Are we not saying phrasing anymore?

1:09
Comment From Goat
Eovaldi’s scheduled next 10 starts. YUM!!! NYM, @SD, @SF, PHI, @WAS, ATL, @CHC, PIT, CHC, @PHI.

1:09
Comment From Kris
Lol is CDick really Corey Dickerson’s nickname

1:09
Comment From Joe
Does Kluber just lack command of his stuff? He has a nice arsenal of pitches but seems to give up a lot of hits but doesn’t walk many.

1:09
Eno Sarris: Bit of a bad fastball situation.

1:09
Comment From Rusty
What’s your opinion of bourbon county? Have a favorite variant?

1:10
Eno Sarris: I like em way more after they’ve sit for a year or three. Just the straight up one. Although I haven’t had coffee.

1:10
ratatatmusic:

1:10
Eno Sarris: Just because it came on my spotify.

1:11
Comment From Cheap Alky
30 packs of Natty Light for $10. You have your quality, I’ll take the quantity.

1:11
Eno Sarris: 30 Natty Lights equals the ABV of about 10 beers of better tasting beer, so I’ll take fewer calories, less stocking space, and will only spend a few more bucks.

1:12
Comment From (not that) James
Ha!That moran tried feeding his eno voodoo doll hot dogs. Everyone knows you have to give it top-notch beer. What a moran. Also, an eno voodoo doll is a vooenoo doll.

1:12
Comment From Steve
Should I start Bailey against MIL?

1:12
Eno Sarris: yes

1:12
Comment From Dave
Gardner with 7 sb’s right now? Is 40 too much to ask for??

1:12
Eno Sarris: 35

1:12
Comment From irabulog
hi eno! first time listener long time caller. please choose two of four for the rest of the year: kluber hutchison smyly richards. thanks!

1:12
Eno Sarris: Smyly richards

1:12
Comment From The Fawns
It seems that recently a talking-point has circulated among oldschool baseball types that MLB replay is bad, because it removes the old, lengthy arguments between umpires and managers. This is insane, right?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Lengthy, no thanks. But insane, spittle-flecked, dirt-kicking, red-face? Oh man I do sorta miss that.

1:13
Comment From Guest
The Marlins killed the Harangatang will he turn into a pumpkin?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:13
Comment From Austin
Do you prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie? I love both…but I can’t decide what to get…

1:13
Eno Sarris: apple

1:13
Comment From Paul in KC
What’s the chance Rondon holds the closer job ROS for the Cubs and how do you like his per pitch metrics?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Good chance, IMO, and he’s pretty good now that he’s a couple seasons healthy.

1:14
Comment From Maxamuz

I just got finished fixing and redesigning the new and improved Pancake button.

1:14
Comment From Matt of the IPA
go to ipa. thoughts?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Love the smell. Taste is pretty good.

1:14
Comment From Mark David Chapman
I actually always wondered if you guys can see IP addresses…no reason.

1:14
Comment From Anthony Bass
I’m honoured that you believe I’ll take over in Houston, but I have to ask, why? And will I post decent a ERA & WHIP along the way?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Well, I’m waiting for him to start striking out guys, but he has more velocity than Qualls and better control than Fields.

1:15
Comment From Matt of the IPA
rendon more like rendonkulous

1:15
Comment From Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
How much do you think it would cost to hire John Taffer as a life coach? Every time I think about doing something stupid, he could yell, “YOU’RE A LOSER!” or “YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!” It’d be a real game changer. Probably would have to wear a glasses on account of all the spit though…

1:15
Comment From 40 Helens Agree…
ketchup is garbage

1:15
Eno Sarris: So high quality guys.

1:15
Comment From poopsie wiggles
So, my friend, let’s call him “Ben” SMELLS. I mean, HE SMELLS. He just SMELLS. Anyway, he traded Prince and Travis Wood for Sonny Gray and Austin Jackson yesterday. Question is, do you understand that he smells HORRIBLE?!

1:16
Eno Sarris: He smells and he gave up the best player, I guess.

1:16
Comment From homer… SIMPSON LOL
how do i tell my friend “Mattison” to start using deodorant?

1:16
Eno Sarris: Are we having some sort of on-chat battle again?

1:16
Comment From Isaac
Eno! Should I trade Verlander for Kinsler?

1:16
Eno Sarris: No.

1:16
Comment From Farmer Ted (not a farmer)
“Look at someone who just moved into the five-hole on a team people aren’t paying as much attention to?”…… So what’s the floor/upside of on Mr. Marlon Byrd, currently a free agent in my 14 teamer?

1:17
Eno Sarris: .270/20 with decent RBI if that’s what you’re looking for.

1:17
Comment From matlock
thoughts on escobar? need a SS with miller being awful..18 teamer. hicks is out there as well…

1:17
Eno Sarris: .280/30 sb possible for esco. No on Hicks for me.

1:17
Comment From Eric Hosmer
Will I hit a home run before July?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Yes!

1:17
Comment From juan pierres mustache
ice fishing beer delivery! i could use this service in my area next winter http://i.imgur.com/ZtChoNy.gif

1:17
Comment From Lefebvre Beliebvre
You said in an earlier comment to look at K% for under/overperformers… that said, reasonable to be concerned about Encarnacion? Sell now?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Yeah there is something to be worried about there. That said, his K% is now around league average, so it’s not a Brad Miller Situation. he could hit 30 with a .260 average this year and still be great.

1:18
Comment From Beer Barn
Jay Bruce is walking and stealing more but his power is down…good or bad sign

1:18
Eno Sarris: Power takes forever to gain enough sample for us to say anything. But I would look at his GB/FB rates.

1:18
Comment From Rubby De La Rosa
Is Rubby the best first name in baseball right now? (I know it’s pronounced “ruby”, but don’t ruin this for me.)

1:19
Eno Sarris: I always say Rubby in my head instead of Ruby, so I’m totally with you. Hopefully he’s still a starter.

1:19
Comment From Austin
Do you think that Allen Craig at some point this season will figure something out and hit a little better? His GB% just doesn’t seem sustainable to me….also, have Peralta’s struggles as of late been BABIP related?

1:19
Eno Sarris: .280/18 is sorta where I had him going in and I doubt I need to change it much.

1:19
Comment From Jeff in T.O.
Sorry, though the Cuban Missile was Chapman…

1:19
Eno Sarris: Ah. Well, comment still stands I guess.

1:19
Comment From Old Timer
Cool Papa Bell was so fast, he hit himself in the head with a line drive, sliding into second!

1:19
Comment From toot toot
how are the indians allowed to have a pitcher named CC Lee and have him NOT be a lefty

1:19
Comment From Graham
what’s the benchmark for K% for hitters?

1:19
Eno Sarris: 20%, might be 21% now.

1:19
Comment From Bananaman
sometimes when i’m brushing my teeth, i look in the mirror and say “HEY! what’s clayton kershaw doing in my bathroom?!” Then I realize it’s just my sex doll with his face pasted on. Harumph…

1:20
Eno Sarris: Uh.

1:20
TheTincaps:

1:20
Eno Sarris: So you’re saying this is what happens when you see Clayton kershaw pitch?

1:21
Comment From Brian
Didn’t we have a better nickname for Jose Fernandez than JFer?
I’ve always used The Defector

1:21
Comment From JDagg
Veneble was just dropped in my league. Drop Chris Young for him?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Yes. he can still be useful v RHP.

1:21
Comment From Justin
What side of this trade do you like? Huneter Pence or Garrett Richards & George Springer?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Pence.

1:22
Comment From Jason
Kennedy looked great last week against two good teams away from Petco. What’s your view of him going forward? Do you see real improvement?

1:22
Eno Sarris: A tiny bit more velocity actually! I like him as a final-two pitcher in mixed leagues.

1:22
Comment From Teddy
Andrelton Simmons, Jimmy Rollins or Erik Aybar?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Simmons, Rollins……….. Aybar.

1:23
Comment From Maxamuz
This chat is lacking high quality Maxamuz ludes and his contribution to the gif party.

1:23
Eno Sarris: Says… maxamuz.

1:23
Comment From Stephen
What Jamaican dish needs to be more mainstream in the US?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Ackee and saltfish with fried dumplings YEsssssssss

1:23
Comment From Terrible Ted

Caught Alberts 500th, gave it to Albert for nothing. Insisted that guy who dropped ball and son came with him to meet Albert. What would you have asked for?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Something I could have sold, but I’m a poor baseball writer that will hopefully interview Pujols sometime soon.

1:24
Comment From Wily Mo Money Mo Problems
Do you think Chris Russo actually talks like that during everyday conversations?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Oh god that would be torture. I’d have to stand like six feet away to avoid the hand gestures, spittle and volume.

1:24
Comment From Charlie Hustle
Matt Joyce or Khris Davis hgiher ranked rest of the year?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Joyce. Floor higher even if ceiling limited by not playing v lHP.

1:25
Comment From Steve
Hey eno! Just tweeted this at you but should i drop McCann at $21 for Gomes at $1 in FG points?

1:25
Eno Sarris: No. But you should pick up Gomes.

1:25
Comment From Maxamuz
Long term doesn’t apply in Fantasy, its all about now Eno.

1:25
Eno Sarris: More than 50% of us play in keepers!

1:25
Comment From Wily Mo Money Mo Problems

Chris Russo…

1:26
Comment From juan pierres mustache
can someone buy brad miller some chocolate milk or a stuffed animal or something, he just seems down

1:26
Comment From Ian
Hustle, Eno! Hustle hustle hustle! You don’t need thumbs to type.

1:26
Comment From Mass Hysteria
Dogs and cats, living together.

1:26
Comment From Guest
Id like to make a toast to toast.

1:26
Comment From Maxamuz
Imagine if they did a Flash Gordon reboot and casted Lucas Duda as Flash Gordon. I would be in heaven.

1:26
Comment From Rated Rookie
Hosmer will get to 20 HRs and with a .300 BA. Even with ALL THE GROUNDBALLZ.

1:26
Eno Sarris: Has done it before. I’m just saying he needs to do something about that to hit more homers.

1:26
Comment From Sadwick
Eno, German sausage =/= American “sausage”, that’s why your stomach can take it. I had two german roommates and they never complained about anything more than not being able to find real sausage in the US. So many preservatives, so many….

1:27
Eno Sarris: totally plausible. probably have a rheinheitsgebot for sausage too.

1:27
Comment From Ron Swanson
Does Domonic Brown get his power stroke going or should I go for Ozuna…while I still can?

1:27
Eno Sarris: A lot of GBs for Brown, but even at current power pace, Ozuna only another 20 HR guy, and Brown has shown more upside.

1:27
Comment From Jaime
What’s the deal with George Springer? Is he not ready? Will he turn things around?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Was always going to K% a lot and probably struggle like this.

1:28
Eno Sarris: Who says “Regina” *that* way?

1:28
Comment From TylerFlowersPowerHour
Why is Steamer so pessimistic on games played?

1:28
Eno Sarris: it’s linked to our depth charts, which list all the players at a position and possibly steal some GP/PA/IP that way.

1:28
Comment From Terrible Ted
Anyone else think it’s ironic that Mr. Hand ripped Spicoli’s card?

1:28
Comment From Justin
I am very appreciative that the guy who asked about brats didn’t give you the option of ketchup, and you didn’t suggest it. You are both doing the Lord’s work.

1:29
Comment From Scott Boras
Pineda was dropped in my league… pick him up?????

1:29
Eno Sarris: I’d love to have him on my DL.

1:29
Comment From Free Mookie Betts
What’s your favorite beer in a can?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Dales? Just had Port Brewing Swami, which was awesome. Modern Times will put one of their great IPAs in a can soon.

1:29
Comment From Bo
I know it’s only two games, but are we seeing what could happen if the Braves don’t get the pitching? They certainly haven’t hit all year.

1:29
Eno Sarris: this is how Uggla loses his job, because of Harang.

1:30
Comment From Homer Bailey
Ottavino? Why

1:30
Eno Sarris: Got everything going in the right direction and pitching the 8th in wins often enough and Hawkins K’ing 3 per nine with a 42% GB rate.

1:30
Comment From Terrible Ted
I say Jo-Fer, as in: you’re going to go 0/whatever.

1:30
Comment From Dave
Jose Fernandes’ nickname should be “The Defector” like his pitch.

1:30
Comment From Mike89
i’m getting really angry seeing all of these lopsided trades for people in this chat and I can’t trick anyone into taking Prince Fielder from me

1:30
Eno Sarris: I think he could still .280/28 pretty easily when things heat up in Arlington.

1:31
Comment From Johnny Rockets
Speaking of JHey and Cole, I’m looking to move both right now in order to acquire Yoenis and maybe another SP. Feel like Yoenis is putting it together and JHey’s production can be replaced.

1:31
Eno Sarris: Better get a sexy SP back.

1:31
Comment From Michael

Once Harper returns who should I move to thin out to acquire another piece? Pence, Myers, J Upton, Gomez, Hosmer?

1:32
Eno Sarris: Huh. Strange. Uh…. I’d move Upton I guess, his BA should drop to .270/.280 RoS and he’s had power outages before.

1:32
Comment From Anton
Will Alex Wood finish off the season, or will his awkward delivery put him on the DL?

1:32
Eno Sarris: I think he’ll be good for a bit, but in dynasty I’d consider selling him in ’15 or ’16.

1:32
Comment From Sadwick
For Fernandez’s nickname; you could go the way of New York calling Jorge Posada “Georgie” and just call Jose Fernandez “Josie”.

1:32
Comment From Michael
Who is the first big pitching prospect to get called up beside storman?

1:32
Eno Sarris: Meyer.

1:33
Comment From (not that) James
As a Braves fan who gets to see Jose Fernandez’s dominance regularly, I’d say he doesn’t need a nickname. Nicknames need him. As in, “That guy is good. He needs a Jose.”

1:33
Comment From Ron Swanson
Domonic Brown end the the with ___ bombs. Come on…HALP!

1:33
Eno Sarris: 22

1:33
Comment From Enosaur
Should I hold on to Carlos Carrasco in an al only? In wondering how much of his performance was bad luck and unfair w his mid 3s xfip and great karate and

1:33
Eno Sarris: Feel like this decision is somewhat final, especially since it came after a decent start in SF. Sad.

1:34
Eno Sarris: And yes, we should just cal K-rate karate now for our phone’s sakes.

1:34
Comment From Rolo
Any chance SF replaces Linecum or Vogelsong in the rotation?

1:34
Eno Sarris: Vogelsong, but I’m hoping for Edwin Escobar, not Petit.

1:34
Comment From Cam
Buck Martinez with Triple Crown of baseball ignorance during Jays’ KC trip: Brett Lawrie having an excellent season because RBIs, infield shifts aren’t proven because pitchers, and Dayton Moore = excellent GM because Yordano Ventura. Sign off on the Old Yeller treatment for Buck?

1:34
Eno Sarris: wow.

1:35
Comment From Seth
Does Erasmo have any shot at getting back in the Mariners’ rotation and succeeding?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Sent him to High-A! Wow. He might be behind Maurer at this point.

1:35
Comment From Guest
How many games you take your boy to? 2 home opners for my 18 mo old.

1:35
Eno Sarris: Been to two in SD, my wife is mad at me, so we’ll go to an SF game soon. He’s 2.

1:36
Comment From Guest
Nelson, 120 min Ipa or pliny the elder, if those are the options, what are you drinking?

1:36
Eno Sarris: NELSON

1:36
Comment From Mickey Morandini
How long until Dice-K takes over for Farnsworth?

1:36
Eno Sarris: I hate this sentence. Not your fault, but I hate it. I’ll take Farns’ velocity for time being.

1:36
Comment From STiVo
Did you see that weird behind-the-back basket catch off the wall made by Kevin Frandsen the other night in Houston? How was there not at least a split second look of surprise by him–he couldn’t have meant to do that?!

1:36
Eno Sarris: Yeah that was the best part, the dead-pan.

1:37
Comment From stonepie
eno do you like house or techno at all?

1:37
Eno Sarris: I’ve dabbled in house, but prefer EDM. Amon Tobin!

1:37
Comment From (not that) James
Also, Jose Fernandez v. Carlos Gomez shows that it’s not pimping a home run that people hate, it’s the way a player does it. Fernandez did it, but even though the Bravos got pissed, they knew he was celebrating, not trying to show up the pitcher. They had words, both sides apologized, and now everyone (including Braves players and fans) love Fernandez. CarGo, on the other hand, definitely seems like he’s trying to say “I own your soul, you worthless trivial pitcher” when he pimps a home run.

1:38
Eno Sarris: I have no idea how you can place a line between those two. I want more excitement in baseball, so my line is past Gomez. Maybe I don’t want FINGER GUNZ at a batter from the pitcher after a K, but otherwise, I’m good.

1:38
Comment From juan pierres mustache
heineken is intentionally skunked? does that mean i can sell the old milk in the back of my fridge and tell people that it’s that way on purpose?

1:39
Eno Sarris: It’s locally-sourced sour cheese-milk, but it needs a french name like “fraiche.”

1:39
Comment From Devin
Kind of a moot point now that you’re credentialed, but where’s your favorite place to sit at a game?

1:39
Eno Sarris: I have no cash, but behind home plate so you can see the break on the pitches.

1:39
Comment From RotoLando
Carlos Carrasco and Eno Sarris are forever linked in my mind now. The jury is still out, but they were giving him some dirty looks.

1:40
Eno Sarris: Wait what about Skaggs and Rendon? Can’t I be linked to them?

1:40
Comment From RotoLando
HOW IS EVERYONE GETTING HEYWARD FOR SO CHEAP!?!?

1:40
Eno Sarris: Gonna have to go try and buy.

1:40
Comment From Tom
Is Archie Bradley going to be a true ace, or more of a number 2 or 3?

1:40
Eno Sarris: 60+% chance he’s a bust. That’s true of all pitching prospects.

1:41
Comment From Jod Dohnson
DEREK NORRIS IS THE REAL DEAL AMIRITE??

1:42
Eno Sarris: I’m not trying to avoid your question, I just wrote about Norris in this same chat, earlier. If you want more: turning his contact rate into a good K rate is huge, and his power is translating against RHP too now, so there’s a big chance he’s breaking out. Only problem is Jaso is a lefty and great OBPer.

1:42
Eno Sarris: Also, jesus on the hair.

1:44
Comment From deeep leaguer
is josh collementer terrible or semi-serviceable

1:45
Eno Sarris: Terrible but maybe a spot starter against more terrible offenses. Still has a good changeup.

1:45
Comment From Bob
Why do you answer the stupid questions like which pie you would eat and don’t answer reasonable questions that some of us send.

1:45
Eno Sarris: Because we are having fun here and there are thousands of questions in my Q.

1:45
Comment From KendrysMorales
When will I sign and how will I produce?

1:46
Eno Sarris: God, must be after June draft because of the comp pick. Seattle, New York, Cleveland… AL.

1:46
Comment From JDagg
Moose Drool?

1:46
Eno Sarris: Sure.

1:46
Comment From juan pierres mustache
had easy jack yet? haven’t but i want it

1:46
Eno Sarris: No but want.

1:46
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1:47
Comment From Sadwick
Natty Light is to beer what Cholera is to water supplies. You know you shouldn’t touch it, it’s going right through you, and it’s a good indicator of crap nearby.

1:47
Comment From hopeful
how can i get your job? (serious Q)

1:49
Eno Sarris: Write on your own site to show that you can write often and well with clean copy and clear ideas and perhaps a niche topic, migrate to a mid-major site at some point to grow audience, try to have some great singular pieces that stand out, have a twitter presence or facebook or both, work hard after work, risk your wife leaving you (ask Matt Berry about that one, but I heard lots of groaning too), then wait until you’re getting paid a little bit and know of more opportunities you could take if you switched jobs and went full time (and probably either have savings or some idea of help if you do go full time).

1:49
Comment From juan pierres mustache
man, if any of these guys that use player names to send in questions were actually those players, they would be the most insecure individuals ever. “will i have a decent ERA? am i a good person? please tell me it’s gonna be OK”

1:49
Comment From Joe
When does Alex Guerrero resurface at the MLB level? Gordon has got to return to .230, right??



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With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here or at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris.


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Can you give me a list of a few buy low hitters that you like to rebound? April is over and some owners are getting antsy so it may be a good time to pounce.

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