Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 5/22/14

11:45
Eno Sarris: I will be here soon!

11:45
Eno Sarris: In the meantime, hear something that blew my mind.

11:45
TheSoundtrackBeast:

11:46
Eno Sarris: This came out before Stairway to Heaven. Both bands played about ten shows together in the year before Stairway came out. Fast forward to about a minute in if you want to hear what I’m talking about.

11:59
Comment From Jake
Sup Eno.

11:59
Eno Sarris: Sup.

12:00
Comment From person hscer
You didn’t know that about “Stairway”? Zeppelin is infamous for this sort of thing.

12:00
Eno Sarris: Yeah stuff started coming through about them once we listened to this this weekend at a wedding — my pops’ best friend’s daughter, so they were all nodding so hard they broke their necks.

12:00
Comment From matt
ventura for moss. who says no?

12:00
Comment From Brian
I can trade Yordano Ventura for Nolan Arenado in a keeper league. They have identical keeper values going forward. Good or bad move?

12:01
Eno Sarris: I can add to this Ventura for Ian Desmond asked elsewhere.

12:02
Eno Sarris: I like Ventura, but in keeper leagues, you have to think about his size a bit. Tim Lincecum, Scott Kazmir and the like. Even Pedro broke down a bit early. But! These guys were great when they were young. And are you really thinking about owning Ventura in five years?

12:03
Eno Sarris: So I say keep Ventura over Moss (platoon issues), Arenado (power?) and Desmond. Am I crazy?

12:03
Comment From John H.
With my boy Moose Tacos in the minors thinking of making an offer for Machado (dynasty league).

12:03
Eno Sarris: Sounds good.

12:03
Comment From jocephus
if taurus loses their lawsuit, i hope they say “no stairway? denied!”

12:03
Comment From Sonny
Eovaldi struggling lately. Still bullish on him for the season?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Nothing’s crazy out of wack but there’s the idea that a guy with a limited repetoire has a harder time the more often he sees teams to worry about. I might sell him high, but not dropping.

12:04
Comment From taylor
What are some prime buy-low OFs you can think of?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Heyward comes to mind. No problems with him.

12:04
Comment From David
Safe to start Cobb today fresh off the DL and vs. Oakland?

12:04
Eno Sarris: yes

12:04
Comment From Mariners fan
Hey Eno! Last Saturday, Paul Goldschmidt went 4/5 with 2 steaks and 6 rbis with 5 runs scored against the Dodgers. The starting pitcher for that game was Clayton Kershaw and Goldy had a career 4/23 line against Kershaw with 9 k’s. I only have one 1B spot on my roster and was thinking of sitting him but didn’t because he has been a top 10-fantasy producer this season. Needless to say that was a very smart decision. My question is how much value do you put towards career BVP (batter vs. pitcher) numbers in deciding your lineup? Thanks for answering!

12:05
Eno Sarris: None. Been shown to be useless, mostly!

12:05
Comment From American League Hustle
You were one of the first to announce your voyage on the Belisario train, so what do you think of him going forward now that he somewhat has the job? Could he manage to stay in the role all season?

12:05
Eno Sarris: Lindstrom out two months? I think he can keep it. Unless Nate Jones gets unbroken. UNBREAK YOUR HEART

12:05
Comment From Don
Just traded Justin Verlander and Melkey Cabrera for Adam Jones in a 20 team mixed league, thoughts?

12:05
Eno Sarris: Like

12:05
Comment From Al
My Melky & Balfour for Freddie Freeman? This is a no-brainer, right?

12:05
Eno Sarris: TRADE BALFOUR FOR WHATEVER

12:06
Comment From Jake
Between A+ and AA, in 2014 Peter O’Brien (NYY) has a 198 wRC+, .722 SLG, and 17 HR, 41 G. Hauling a 2.4 BB%, 23.6 K%. In 2013, he had a 7.5% BB%, 28% K rate through A, A+, 138 wRC+. Does he make it to the show in 2015? Do you like his odds on learning plate discipline, getting to be a 3-true-outcome type?

12:06
Eno Sarris: He’s still in the ‘bad’ buckets for both BB and K in both of those examples.

12:06
Comment From person hscer
Strasburg struck out 53 in his first 6 starts, 34 innings. 21 in 27.1 innings in 4 starts since then. So 74 strikeouts and 10.9 SO/9. Where do those last two numbers end up (I won’t check your math to read into your innings prediction…okay, I totally will, but I don’t mean to)

12:07
Eno Sarris: I love Stras for close to a 200 IP season, if not finally doing it, and 220+Ks.

12:07
Comment From Davelamb9000
Are you aware that last week’s chat was interlude free?

12:07
Eno Sarris: CAN’T BE.

12:07
Comment From Brad
You said in your farewell SS that you are devoting time to running website you so wanted to write for way back when. Is that FG RG or are you working for an additional site now?

12:07
Eno Sarris: That was FG. More time one interviews, more posts on RotoGraphs.

12:08
Comment From Matt
Do you think Machado and Bogaerts are both better real-life players than fantasy? Both come with high price tags in keeper leagues but don’t seem to produce as much as hoped.

12:08
Eno Sarris: Totally possible. Both good defenders with patience. I do think XB can 20/10 at some point, maybe even .280 with that.

12:09
Comment From Jake
Does Wandy Rodriguez bounce back?

12:09
Eno Sarris: No, deeeeeeep leaguer at best. I have him on bench in 20-teamer. Knee still hurts, all CB and meh FB.

12:09
Comment From Cleon
You seeing anything in Upton’s profile that makes you think he can maintain this production even with the ks?

12:09
Eno Sarris: History if you talking Justin.

12:09
Comment From Jake
Texas Rangers: Unquestioned worst offseason of 2013-2014?

12:10
Eno Sarris: They coulda probably fixed some of the holes they have now with better pickups, and the Fielder thing looks pretty bad now. But they still have a 23% chance of making the playoffs!!

12:10
Comment From Guest
I can see the resemblance in the Spirit tune but really I don’t see the big deal. Listen to Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick “Ladi-Dadi” and you’ll see Miley Cyrus and Biggie Smalls sampled and stole part of that song too and it came out in what, 1984? It happens.

12:11
Eno Sarris: It happens but I don’t like it. Give the drummer some.

12:11
Eno Sarris: Speaking of samples.

12:12
Sinaps8:

12:12
Eno Sarris: god I love that song

12:12
Comment From Guest

Ill be in Philly in 2 weeks.

12:12
Comment From Guest

What an odd mascot.

12:12
Eno Sarris: VIDEOLUDE

12:12
Comment From Jake
Playoff odds has NYY as a .500 team, 32% POFF. What moves do they need to make to get to 50%? Really, what moves could they make?

12:13
Eno Sarris: Buy the Shark but with what. Maybe spend less buy less and get something for the infield/rotation from someone like the Marlins?

12:13
Comment From DCC
Verlander may be struggling but will he turn it around? I’m way up in saves in my roto and have been offered him for my Perkins.

12:13
Eno Sarris: Well I’d take him for Perkins, but I think he’s not an ace ace this year.

12:13
Comment From pcm4
Do I need to hold Allen and Shaw? WTF is going on in Cleveland?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Pretty sure it’s Allen, Shaw keeps coming in before him.

12:14
Comment From Kris
I’ve been crushing it on the waiver wire re. closers (Rondon, Mejia, Doolittle, Belisario) and I’ve also got Aroldis. Would you deal Aroldis for some SP help (had Big Fern:( ) or just hold onto Aroldis until some of those get deposed? If not, what kind of SP would you be targeting?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Doolittle gets you a solid second closer, but the rest… if Mejia makes it looks solid there, and Doolittle holds, I think those two could be fine 1/2 closers on top of WW guys. But not yet.

12:15
Comment From benj
CJ Cron’s SwStr% does not line up with his K rate. Is he due for some strikeout regression, or does he just reign it in when he’s behind in counts?

12:15
Eno Sarris: Could be aggressive with decent hit tool. Has power. No plate discipline means there good be bad times for him. Don’t think he’s a mixed leaguer yet.

12:16
Comment From Graham
How do you feel about running out two of your pitchers in fantasy who are facing off in real life? I have Cobb and Gray today.

12:16
Eno Sarris: I’d probably run both out, but this is about the only case where I’d wait on Cobb.

12:16
Comment From hooha
My infield has been hurting since the injuries to Zimmerman and Trumbo and I’m not sure what to expect once they do return. Am i wrong to be worried about thumb and foot injuries lingering?

12:16
Eno Sarris: Wrist is the big one for power.

12:16
Comment From Malone
On May 1, you said Kluber was droppable in 10-teamers. He now is second in pitching WAR and has sub-3 FIP and xFIP. My question is: can you talk smack about some other guys on my team? Come on, Eno! And he gave you a nice interview too!

12:17
Eno Sarris: At least I held him in all my twelve teamers? Ten teamers are tough man. I don’t play in any and all I remember was that the waiver wire was full of guys I wanted.

12:17
Comment From PENO BUTTIS
HI I PENO BUTTIS.

12:17
Comment From Mark
Viciedo’s peripherals looked promising a few weeks ago (particularly fb% vs gb%), but he’s pretty much back to where he was last year. You at all optimistic based on the improved plate discipline?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Do think he coldl hit for a decent batting average and then hit homers v LHP.

12:18
Comment From beep beep
what are we supposed to make of collin mchugh at this point? I don’t believe for a second he’s this good, but is he an actual mlb pitcher now? Are the Astros wizards?

12:18
Eno Sarris: I was skeptical, but that start was another good one. Three good pitches even if no change. Did change his mix, turfed one of his fastballs. Not a 12-teamer but a deep leaguer for sure.

12:18
Comment From hooha
Which major league stadium you’ve been to has the best beer selection?

12:19
Eno Sarris: PetCo not even close. Haven’t been to Seattle, AT&T in San Francisco is second best.

12:19
Comment From Armando
Pedro Alvarez’s peripherals look great/much improved. IS the explosion coming?

12:19
Eno Sarris: I’m buying low. Improved contact, power still there, everything ready for explosion I think.

12:19
Comment From Billy Beane
Am I crazy for thinking that we’re currently watching Brandon Moss become one of the best power hitters in baseball?

12:20
Eno Sarris: He’s made a very important second adjustment after the K% went through the roof, and now he’s got patience, contact and power… It’s amazing. I still worry about vs LHP and the K% to some extent, but I was wrong about him.

12:20
Comment From Jb
Prognosis for Wandy. Worth keeping for $5 in an NL only 10 team league

12:20
Eno Sarris: No.

12:20
Comment From Matt
What would be your all-MLB “Under 25” dynasty league hitting lineup?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Did a quick query for this. Second base goes to Rendon over my boyfriend Betts. SS is Bogaerts over Simmons based on bat upside. First base looks like Rizzo. Stanton Puig Trout in OF. Third base… could only be Arenado. Few young catchers here, they take a while. I only see Sal Perez. DH is fun: Yelich, Myers, Billy Ham, Heyward? I’ll sneak Billy in just in case.

12:23
Comment From Dr. Zizmor
Hey Eno, thanks for this. So, I’d have to imagine as a latchkey kid you had oij OOJHH OH hOH OMI OH MYGODD _ I AM A WEREWORLF

12:23
Comment From Maxamuz
Dammit I wasnt signed in.

12:23
Eno Sarris: I knew those were yours.

12:23
Comment From Little Mookster
WHATCHA GONNA DO, BROTHER, WHEN MOOKIEMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU???

12:24
Comment From Tasty Treats
Would this be the time to drop a Dread Zeppelin vid?

12:24
Comment From Funky Yoervis Medina
Hey ma tiddy, where my hoes at!

12:24
Eno Sarris: Trying to get an interlude together here.

12:24
Comment From Biggus Dikus
Will Minnix be taking over for Collette?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Would you like that?

12:24
Comment From Christopher
Given his awful peripherals, would you try to deal Shelby Miller for another starting pitcher? I was thinking Ervin Santana might be a good target, until he got lit up last night. Thoughts?

12:25
Eno Sarris: I love Erv with the change-up. I like Miller more than most, but I think you’ll do better trading for a hitter or a closer or something — people don’t like when you offer them same position, struggling guy for their good guy.

12:25
Comment From Dr. Met
Is Eric “Soup” Campbell going to super utility his way into relevance? TC is not a great manager but the Mets have to start taking away CY and EY’s at bats don’t they? Grandy may have to stay in as he’s one of our only lefty power threats!

12:26
Eno Sarris: I think something may happen here. Zimmerman found the next Zobrists and Campbell was on there: bad age, good plate discipline, some power, some D. I think EC will be better than Duda in OF and could be deep league relevant. Picked him up in my 18- and 20-team leagues with huge benches today.

12:26
Comment From wes
Would you trade either Kluber or Cashner for Keuchel in 10-team?

12:26
Eno Sarris: Cash. Undetermined time off, not same K/9.

12:26
Comment From Guest
Are you a believer in Puig’s new more diciplined approach? BABIP still seems unsustainable and GB% is high but increased BB% and improved Swinging strike rate look promising.

12:27
Comment From Art Vandelay
I would say there’s basically no doubt that Taurus inspired the riff from Stairway, but I also would say it’s about 40 years too late to do anything about it.

12:27
Eno Sarris: There’s some sadness to the story with Randy California’s death, probably a slightly mitigating detail.

12:27
Comment From Tom
Eno! Love the name! Got a comp for me on Mookie Betts? #mancrush

12:28
Eno Sarris: Hate to do it to him, but Pedroia works: good plate discipline, surprising pop for little guy, some speed. Mookie might have more speed, a little more athletiicsim.

12:28
Comment From person hscer
By the way, if anyone wants to kill time between when they post their Q and it gets answered (SORRY, I’ll stop, seriously), they can take my quiz: http://www.sporcle.com/game…

12:28
Comment From moustakas
Will i ever be anything? am i droppable in dynasty leagues? did i poopie my pants?

12:28
Eno Sarris: .270/20 still possible. Bad plate discipline puts you in the bust bucket though.

12:29
Comment From Gonzo
Doolittle can keep this job right? Velocity, bit of a reverse platoon for lefties, strikeout rate and ONE walk on the season. Isn’t he a better Glen Perkins?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Better? Both great. Love Doolittle. Not worried.

12:29
Comment From Gricomet
Well the big question of the hour: Who replaces Moustakas? Does Danny Valencia get most of the playing time or is Paredes going to get a crack at the job?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Valencia IMO.

12:29
Comment From David
Crappy Closer Ranking …please rank these for saves ROS – Doolittle, Rondon, Rodney, Meija, Belisario, Qualls…because I have all six and they are taking up space. I’d like to drop one or two…but they are my only source of saves.

12:30
Eno Sarris: Not so crappy in Doolittle and Rodney. Mejia and Belisario are fine too. I think you can drop Rondon. Hasn’t look great, plus Cubs.

12:30
Comment From skipperxc
Is Terry Francona ever going to settle on a closer?

12:30
Eno Sarris: It looks like Allen right now, but it hasn’t worked out yet.

12:30
Comment From Francisco Lindor Truffles
LaTroy has defeated age, but can he defeat Brothers or Ottavio?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Worst strikeout rate by a closer since 1990 save one: Dan Kolb, by .01 K/9. Ottavino’s coming.

12:32
Comment From Doug
Trade away Cespedes and Taveras for Tanaka in a keep 15 forever dynasty league? In 2nd place right now.

12:32
Eno Sarris: I like Cespedes but the steals are gone for good and I think he’s basically a .285/25/5 guy. That plus a 50% bust rate prospect for a real-life ace? Sure.

12:32
Comment From Evan
Any thoughts on Atlanta’s second base spot? Fredi indicated Pastornicky is his man when healthy, Gwinnett acquired an infielder that led to more La Stella buzz..

12:33
Eno Sarris: TLS is coming at some point, but he’s not going to help a ton in HR/SB. More of an OBP guy. Pena/Pastornicky ZZZZZZZZzzzzz

12:33
Comment From John H.
Who is more legit rest of the season… Niese of Chavez?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Chavez. Don’t really see a plus pitch from Niese.

12:33
Comment From Flinchy McNipz
What are your thoughts on Danny Duffy? FA pickup in my dynasty league and I’m feeling nicem dicems.

12:33
Eno Sarris: No command. I’d sell high if I could.

12:34
Comment From person hscer
Have you ever gotten questions from both sides of a proposed fantasy trade? That could be funny.

12:34
Eno Sarris: OFTEN.

12:34
Comment From Throneberry Fields Forever
Randy California was in Hendrix’ band for a minute…I know you knew that!

12:34
Eno Sarris: Hendrix GAVE him his name!

12:34
Comment From GoGoMrPoPo
Eno, one quibble with total BAR leaders index on Beergraphs – Stone is killing it, but (and this is no dis on them, top notch brewery) a lot of that is due to all of their Enjoy Bys stacking the deck (it would seem, anyway. Please correct me if I’m wrong!). Isn’t it fair to say it’s the same beer, just different batches? Also, when’s the Beergraphs app coming out?!

12:34
Eno Sarris: We should think about the first and we are doing more than thinking about the second.

12:34
Comment From Reddickulous
I’ve been sitting on Edwin Encarnacion all year, and I’m very happy! He’s not, of course, because I’m pretty fat!

12:35
Comment From Stephen
Victor Martinez has more HRs than SOs. Steamer and Zips have changed their minds on him, have you?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Sure, love guys with power and contact.

12:35
Comment From "KOO KOO" for buttsauce
Hey Eno, update on Chase Anderson? Trying to decide holding him in dynasty or picking up a guy like Phil Hughes

12:36
Eno Sarris: I might go with Hughes. I was down on Hughes, but 12.5% swsTR on the fastball is really good. Cutter is meh, Curve only good for grounders, but that’s a decent package.

12:36
Eno Sarris: Anderson might only be fastball/change for all we know. Like a DeGrom.

12:36
Comment From john
I just wanted to point out that Ike Davis is both walking 4% more often, striking out almost 10% less often, while posting a similar slugging and a 60pt advantage in OBP than lucas duda. Another mistake by Sandy.

12:37
Eno Sarris: Didn’t understand why they sold Ike without at least trying to give him more time.

12:37
Comment From Xander
Is this the beginning of the Xander Bogaerts fantasy breakout? Or the beginning of him being platooned and the bosox ruined his confidence?

12:37
Eno Sarris: I don’t know how they’ll do it, but I do believe that Xander and Drew are both better than Middlebrooks.

12:37
Eno Sarris: A little downturn, so here’s something from my past:

12:38
MonkeytownRecords:

12:38
Comment From Ben M.
Hey Eno, why don’t you kiss some butts.

12:38
Eno Sarris: Mookie’s, yes.

12:38
Comment From Yordano Ventura
Trade me for I need TJ…

12:39
Eno Sarris: It’s a good point on all those trade offers. Could fall apart. But those hitters all had flaws too.

12:39
Comment From Polanco
What kind of impact does Polanco have when hes called up? His minor league stats compare favorably to Brauns minor league stats.

12:39
Eno Sarris: Doesn’t have same power upside, but his K and BB put him in about a 25% bust rate bucket, which is awesome. More likely than most to hit the ground running. With power and speed, on the 20/20 level.

12:39
Comment From RotoLando
Carlos Carrasco had 2 good innings yesterday. That’s something, right?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Not enough though.

12:39
Comment From Jim
Not giving up on Santana yet, but I feel like I need a handcuff at C in my 10-team BA league. Who do you like among Saltalamacchia, Avila, Mesoraco, Iannetta and Miguel Montero? Thanks Eno!

12:40
Eno Sarris: Miguel.

12:40
Comment From BRR
Would you still buy on Homer Bailey? Is Melky too much to offer?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Yes and no.

12:40
Comment From Allyson
Good day Eno. I think I have an unhealthy attachment to Zobrist and Shelby. I can drop them in a 7 teamer right? Probably find better peeps right? Thanks.

12:40
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:40
Comment From LarryA
Lance Lynn is so steady you can set your watch to him

12:40
Eno Sarris: Strange because he’s bad v LHP and doesn’t have a weapon against them. Park helps I think.

12:41
Comment From Guest
Adam Eaton or Allen Craig for ROS in standard mixed league 5×5?

12:41
Eno Sarris: You know? Adam Eaton. Craig is a .280/18 guy for me now. Even if Eaton is only 10/15, that’s more value.

12:41
Comment From Schaf
Are you still going to be doing the Sleeper and Bust? I hope so, great program.

12:41
Eno Sarris: Of course! One more with Jason, then he moves to Sundays and I take over with a new co-host next week.

12:42
Comment From Art Vandelay
Here’s a good list of Led Zeppelin’s influences – http://turnmeondeadman.com/…

12:42
Comment From Ben M.
Hey Eno so about the fantasy base-ballers OH DEAR I APPEAR TO HAVE TRANSMOGRIFIED INTO SOME SORT OF LUPINE BLOKE

12:42
Comment From Jake
Yesterday, Derek Jeter batted 2nd. Against Jeff Samardzija. The RHP Jeff Samardzija. The RHP, 51.6 GB% in 2014 Jeff Samardzija. Jeter’s got a 56 wRC+ against RHP in 2014, when does he get moved down the lineup?

12:42
Eno Sarris: When he retires.

12:42
Comment From Curtis
any 2B prospects coming down the pike of note? seems a little dry….

12:42
Eno Sarris: Are you gonna make me say his name again?

12:42
Comment From Jared
Ploffe or McGehee ROS?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Plouffe a million times Plouffe. Good swing metric changes.

12:43
Comment From Dresch
Need a sleeper SP to pick up in my 14 team keepers league. I’ve been watching Syndergaard, is there anyone with more potential that’s about to be called up?

12:43
Eno Sarris: Thor has some of the best potential, but also a bit of a log jam. Alex Meyer should be up July 1, I love him.

12:43
Comment From Hrkac Circus
Had my first cha-cha bowl last weekend, it was definitely delicious, but it just didn’t feel like ballpark food.

12:44
Eno Sarris: I love their Crab sandwich, too and both are like that. I go there for work now, so I’m maybe a little different, but I’d rather eat whatever I want and not worry about what bucket it falls in.

12:44
Comment From Stephen
Have you ever laced a baseball glove? Doing one right now at work.

12:44
Eno Sarris: looooong time ago.

12:44
Comment From JV
Sean Doolittle a top 3 closer ROS? If not who are you taking over him?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Whoa hold on I love him but he’s not like totally in command. Jim Johnson still matters a bit, and Ryan Cook is right-handed and good. I had him at 19 or so this past week, would probably move him up to top 15 after good week, if all goes right, because of missed time, possibly a top 7-10 closer at end of season. But there’s risk.

12:45
Comment From Tim
Why are you down on Balfour?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Velocity down, pitching mix change, K-BB is negative, looks terrible.

12:46
Comment From Chappy
Yelich has been quietly productive this year. Does he have enough pop to get to 20/20? I’m thinking of trading away Choo with Christian to replace him.

12:46
Eno Sarris: Won’t get there this year, but 15/20 possible and that’s good enough to mimic Choo.

12:46
Comment From Guest
Would TB really go to Peralta as closer, if Balfour is removed? Seems like they’ve been really hesitant to give him the job. Oviedo a good sleeper there?

12:47
Eno Sarris: I’ll have to look at Oviedo, but they really want to keep McGee cheap it seems.

12:47
Comment From Greg
So you liked that someone traded Verlander and Cabrera for Adam Jones. Does that mean you think Adam Jones comes around?

12:47
Eno Sarris: .280/25/10 true talent still IMO.

12:47
Comment From Maxamuz
I’m gonna come out and say it, Heyward is not as good as promised. I want nothing to do with his lack of Duda talent.

12:47
Comment From Chappy
I hear the beautiful game has a tourney coming up. You intrigued?

12:48
Comment From Pat
I was offered Porcello and Matt Adams for Goldschmidt. UHHHHHHH NAH!

12:48
Comment From The Butler
Please rank these SP’s for the ROS: Keuchel, Hutchison, Skaggs, Eovaldi.

12:48
Eno Sarris: Eovaldi ahead of Hutch and you got it.

12:48
Comment From heinie manush
Drop either Mejia or Rondon for Belisario? Who gets the most saves out of the O’s pen?

12:48
Eno Sarris: Drop Rondon

12:48
Comment From Art Vandelay
Lagunitas Nighttime – not what I expected. Better.

12:49
guruofsex:

12:50
Eno Sarris: I used to play Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn behind Quake and was atop my school leaderboard for a while. STRAFE

12:50
Comment From Guest
You buying any James Jones shares?

12:50
Eno Sarris: Trying to. Somehow missed. Pissed. Looks good.

12:50
Comment From ryan
Was offered Matt Cain for Fransisco Liriano and Collin Mchugh, no brainer right?

12:50
Eno Sarris: Yeah I would still take this.

12:50
Comment From The Bull Dozier
Brian Dozier legit? I have him and Kipnis might deal one.

12:51
Eno Sarris: yes and you might get more for Kipnis, especially if you wait until he’s up and he does something right away. Worth putting both out there and seeing what happens. Good enough to play both.

12:51
Comment From Show Me Your Enos!
With Hiroki Kuroda’s palpable Lindstrom injury fielding extreme ground ballrate how did you rectify that considering baseballbazball above average tinged with REAL LIFE decent gas at 93 my feeling was that an ELITE grounball rate has the Derek Jeter?

12:51
Eno Sarris: wow.

12:52
Comment From Guest
Why hasnt radar guns to detect bat speed become a usefull tool for scouts (or has it). It seems that being able to quantify a players bat speed is as useful as a pitchers pitch speed.

12:52
Eno Sarris: This could be coming with the new data.

12:52
Comment From JV
Traded Chris Archer for Casey Janssen a week ago. Like or no?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Eh. Janssen’s velocity is down and very few swings and misses so far.

12:52
Comment From Maxamuz

Its all in the hips Eno.

12:52
Comment From Capn America
so Flores is the SS, except his isn’t but sometimes he is… oh so Mets.

12:52
Comment From Greg
I loved your article on the Kung Fu Panda. He’s hitting better lately, does that mean he is going back to his aggressive ways?

12:53
Eno Sarris: Yes he totally flipped the switch right after that piece. Swung at like 80% of his first pitches the week after. Just saying. (AS for prognosis, still can’t give him much better than .280/20)

12:53
Comment From Jake
Deep daily league platoon, who do you like best to pair with Seth Smith, Garrett Jones or Matt Joyce?

12:53
Eno Sarris: JOYCE

12:53
Comment From Ben M.
Stop what you’re doin’ cos I’m about to ruin the image and the style that you’re used to, Eno

12:54
Comment From quinceleather
what about vanilla ice and pressure??? come on!!!! total theft

12:54
Eno Sarris: He didn’t pay for that?

12:54
Comment From LarryA
If top pitching prospects have such high failure rates, should we try to trade away, Bradley, Stephenson, Grey, etc. Whats a realistic return for one of those to make it worth it to trade them?

12:55
Eno Sarris: I’d try to just shave 50% off a peak projection since that’s the bust rate. Even successful prospects don’t hit their peak projection. So maybe Gregory Polanco worth about a Melky Cabrera?

12:55
Comment From Francisco Lindor Truffles
To Guest: SAMPLING is not equal to PLAGIARISM for many reason, one being that the use of a sample openly or implicitly acknowledges the source material.

12:55
Comment From Eric
What do you think of Drew Hutchison ROS? Can he keep this up and stay shallow mixed league relevant? Or is he playing over his head?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Good mix of pitches actually.

12:55
Comment From neb nosittam
name me the date that Eric Hosmer next homers. NAME ME. (p.s. HOSMER=HOMERS………………..WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)

12:55
Eno Sarris: tomorrow

12:56
Comment From Matt
Yo Eno, tell me you’re up on Open Mike Eagle. By far the best thing to happen to smart-dude rap this decade.

12:56
Eno Sarris: Will check it out!

12:56
Comment From Calvin
Juan Francisco looks a LOT like 2012-13 Pedro Alvarez, no?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Yup. Sit v LHP.

12:56
Comment From Hell of a lineup!
Reyes Cabrera Edwin Lind Bautista Francisco Lawrie Navarro Rasmus

12:56
Eno Sarris: All about if they can figure out some arms.

12:56
Comment From Marty
Drop Gyork Store for Solarte?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Yeah I might.

12:57
Eno Sarris: Problem with Gyorko is the minor league BB% don’t seem to be coming. And I think that matters. .260/20 still possible but not that awesome.

12:57
Comment From Respectfully Yours
Thoughts on Josh Donaldson for the ROS? I have been getting lots of offers for him. Would I be selling high? Current offer is Machado & Bumgraner.

12:57
Eno Sarris: I’m holding. Love him.

12:57
Comment From Meb Battison
UGH CODY ALLEN UGH ERNESTO FRIERI UGH JOE SMITH UGH TOMMY HUNTER?

12:58
Eno Sarris: If I had to drop one I think it would be Smith actually. But I’d hold if possible.

12:58
Comment From Ben
Currently have Gerrit Cole as one of my five keepers, I’m worried about the massive increase in HR/9 and HR/FB. Is it too early to scale back the expectations of him being a true #1 Starter?

12:58
Eno Sarris: No reason for that to happen. I predict HR/FB regression and a great second half.

12:59
Comment From Benji
Did I do good trading Allen Craig for Alex Cobb?

12:59
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:59
Comment From Matt
Is there a worse pickup this offseason than Chris Young the Outfielder? All he does is take playing time from Lagares. The Mets would be better off with rookies in left and spend that $7.25m somewhere else.

1:00
Eno Sarris: Disagree. Career-best strikeout rate. Bad BABIP masking some potential. Worst-case as a vs LHP platoon bat still capable of being worth seven mil.

1:00
Comment From Greg
Which team is Shark playing for in August?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Boston?

1:00
Comment From Caleb
OK, While we’re talking about confusing closer situations, where do you expect things to settle out in Baltimore? I’m sitting on Hunter and O’Day, but lost out on Britton. Could really use a free roster spot. Should I hold onto both or move on?

1:01
Eno Sarris: Hold Hunter, drop O’Day. Submariner with bad platoon splits and no velocity not going to close.

1:01
Comment From Chappy
J5 has a new song out, it’s the good stuff: https://www.youtube.com/wat…

1:01
Comment From Migs
This week, my team had our pinball league finals. Lost a close match. Second place. Not winning it all when you get the chance…sucks.

1:01
Comment From LarryA
E5 Beast Mode!!!

1:01
Eno Sarris: We luded!

1:01
Comment From Dee Gordon
What does my ROS look like?

1:01
Eno Sarris: .250-.260, 45 SB pace

1:02
Comment From AJ
Sorry to keep sending it Eno, but what to do about Clay Buchholz? He can’t be this bad but I don’t know if I should make an offer on him.

1:02
Eno Sarris: I’m not a fan. Doesn’t have a single peripheral that’s significantly better than average, most are worse.

1:03
Comment From Ryguy
Heading to PNC Park this weekend…any must hits within stadium? Craft beer available?

1:03
Eno Sarris: Still need a ballpark beer review for them.

1:04
HIP Video Promo:

1:04
Comment From Calvin
Alvarez or Panda in OBP league?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Alvarez.

1:04
Comment From Maxamuz
ESPN is saying to trade Brantley now and quick. I personally like Brantley, what about you sir?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Career years happen. He’s taking off more and I think that’ll keep happening. Even if the power fizzles a bit (and power peaks in August), I think he could easily .290/20/25+ this year.

1:05
Comment From Steve
Tillman was horrendous last night. Do you prefer him or Kuroda ROS?

1:05
Eno Sarris: HIROK

1:05
Comment From Mike?
Is Devin Mesoraco really this good?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Loved him going into the season. Too much BABIP noise now, but probably something like .270/18 true talent right now.

1:06
Comment From person hscer
What cheat combo do you think Span has used the last couple days?

1:06
Eno Sarris: up up down down left right left right b a select start

1:06
Comment From Mariners fan
is that Murs from Strange Music in that video?

1:07
Eno Sarris: Slug and Murs! love em.

1:07
Comment From Andrew
Do you answer non-fantasy questions?

1:07
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:07
Comment From quinceleather
Ride that Palom-ENO!!!! Giddyap

1:07
Comment From Jabberjaw
nuk nuk nuk nuk

1:07
Comment From David
Yesterday I started McAllister, Tillman, and Scherzer. Then I quit fantasy baseball forever.

1:07
Comment From Michael Fiers
SHTOP BEING SHO MEAN 2 ME? =…..(

1:07
Eno Sarris: yeah I do kinda whip on Fiers on the podcast. I’m mad at him.

1:07
Comment From Frank
In your last (literally unfortunately) Saves & Steals you liked Belisario over Qualls. The Astros have 50% more save chances so far this year, FG projected standings have the White Sox with only 1 more Win ROS and the FG projection systems seem to like Qualls a little better. Are you still saying Belisario > Qualls ROS?

1:08
Eno Sarris: But you can’t give Qualls all of the RoS save opps, IMO. Bass, Crain > Webb, ??. Unless Jones gets healthy.

1:08
Comment From person hscer
Um, Harper is hurt, not dead.

1:08
Eno Sarris: Ah he didn’t show up on my qualified hitters board.

1:09
Comment From Benji
You would really take Rizzo over Freeman in the dynasty league? Come on man

1:09
Eno Sarris: Well I like Freeman, missed him, honestly. But I do like Rizzo’s power upside more.

1:09
Comment From Guest
Will Devin Mesoraco be a top 5 Catcher?

1:09
Eno Sarris: Doubt it.

1:09
Comment From cbird
Do you think Justin Upton has any 6-8 WAR seasons in his future?

1:10
Eno Sarris: If not this year, no.

1:10
Comment From Mike
Do you think Stroman gets the next shot at the 5th starter role in Toronto when he’s eligible?

1:10
Eno Sarris: Hope so.

1:10
Comment From person hscer
If I enjoy your work am I doing a disservice by not playing any fantasy baseball at all except like 2 Game picks a week cuz I keep forgetting it exists?

1:10
Eno Sarris: You are not doing me any disservice. You don’t play fantasy and you like these chats, which is awesome.

1:11
Comment From Calmer than You
Mookie playing all OF positions + 2b, SS. Now with drew here this year in boston, and xander maybe moving to 3b. Reasonable to think the Sox rid of Middlebrooks, play Xander at 3b, betts at SS + OF positoins?

1:11
Eno Sarris: I heard from people that Betts don’t like SS. CF seems very attainable.

1:11
Comment From Brandon
Would you trade Beckett/Skaggs/Teixeira for Liriano in a 14-teamer? I think Liriano still has the stuff to turn it around, but has gotten unlucky with the Ks and BBs (and everything else) so far.

1:11
Eno Sarris: Wait one of them or all of them? I wouldn’t trade any of them.

1:11
Comment From Miketron
My pregnant wife is on a rampage! Will you tell her it’s ok that I chat while we are on vacation?

1:12
Eno Sarris: ooh boy. start with “do you need anything from the snack bar” and end with “i’ll be back in an hour”

1:12
Comment From JFK
Everyone asks when, but I ask who: Oscar Taveras OR Gregor Polanco?

1:12
Eno Sarris: At this point, with the health, and the years they’re having, not crazy to move Polanco ahead of Taveras.

1:12
Comment From George Springer
Did I forget how to steal bases?

1:12
Eno Sarris: Strained hip flexor.

1:13
Comment From Reddickulous
#Chantsthatshouldhappen EM – OH – YOUUUU – ESSS / TEE – AY – KAY AY ESS! Leeeeeeets go Moose Tacos!

1:13
Comment From Guest
Does Hunter Harvey finish this year as a top 20 prospect?

1:13
Eno Sarris: He’s got serious helium. I think he could, but I don’t make a list.

1:14
Comment From john
Did I miss my chance to trade Ozuna in an NL only keeper for improvement elsewhere? He doesn’t have a spot late this year/next year once marisnik is up, right?

1:14
Eno Sarris: I’m taking Ozuna over Marisnick. Not sure JM is more than 4th OF.

1:14
Comment From Capn America
speaking of closer rankings, how is Robertson not in the top tier? I won’t even get into Kenley over him…

1:15
Eno Sarris: Kenley has five Ks per nine and five mph over Robertson and a BABIP that is sure to regress. Got crap for Robertson’s ranking being too high when he first came out. I love the dude and he woulda kept moving up.

1:15
Comment From PS
I LOVE QUIZZES

1:15
Comment From Maxamuz

Kipnis back on Monday!

1:15
Comment From Ryguy
New article idea for rotographs: Steals and Saves. Drink it in. You’re welcome.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Oh god never doing that again. That behemoth was about 4-5 thousand words a week and was irrelevant by the time that night’s games were played.

1:16
Comment From Goat
Miguel Olivo starts going crazy at you in the dodgers clubhouse, who comes to your defense?

1:16
Eno Sarris: Nobody because nobody knows who I am. If Eric Stephen and Mike Petriello are there — by the grace of god — maybe they open the door for me as we run.

1:17
Comment From Greg
How worried are you about Abreu (ankle, regression, etc.)? Would you take him over Pujols the rest of the year?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Yes, based on age and batted ball info.

1:17
Comment From Matt
RE: dynasty team under 25. Arenado over machado? Rizzo over freddie freeman?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Tackled the Rizzo miss, but I’ll stand behind Arenado. Plus batting averages to Machado’s IFFB problem. MM’s steals in question too.

1:18
Comment From ST3
Cigar City is making a beer aged in maple Louisville Slugger bats. I don’t have anything to add to that.

1:18
Comment From PS
WOAH that quiz is hard (when you start getting into 1900’s)

1:18
Comment From Kris
The Stone ‘Enjoy By’ series definitely differ from release to release. I haven’t had one that tastes like a previous one, imo

1:18
Comment From Perry
is there one stat that measures the contact & power you love? or do we need multiple #s?

1:19
Eno Sarris: I use K%, but power is so hard. Usually take a look at GB/FB, maybe batted ball distance, and then a peak at ISO, but ISO takes like 500 PA to stabilize.

1:19
Comment From Guest
Start De la rosa, Lynn and Cobb today? im last in hr/9

1:19
Eno Sarris: Lynn and Cobb.

1:19
Comment From PS
if the redsox were to platoon xander i would no longer be a redsox fan.

1:19
Comment From Mike
Do you think Salazar recovers his skills in the minor and returns to contribute at the MLB level this year?

1:19
Eno Sarris: I still have hope. Just work on that FB command.

1:20
Comment From Jon
MOOKIE BUTTS

1:20
Comment From Shaka g
Been holding carrasco in an al only in hopes he’ll start again… Should I just move on despite his great peripherals

1:20
Eno Sarris: I have him on a 20-teamer mixed with 40 roster spots. And I’m about to drop him.

1:20
Comment From Guest
That sounds like Aphex Twin kinda

1:20
Eno Sarris: Also like them.

1:22
emimusic:

1:22
Comment From Moos
From a purely offensive standpoint, would you take moss or longoria ROS?

1:22
Eno Sarris: No positional question? Moss!

1:22
Comment From Young Streamer Jedi
Rest of the way production.. Jaso or Conger?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Jaso gonna play more, even if some of Conger’s upside on per-PA stuff is interesting.

1:23
Comment From Mermaids
Enoo!! I lost Fernandez and can move Beltre for Scherzer, maybe get him to add a little more (5×5, keep 5). The rest of my staff is Bumgarner, Fister, Samardj, Ventura, Lynn, Porcello, Bauer.

1:23
Eno Sarris: Is okay deal. Who plays 3b though? and your SPs are pretty good.

1:23
Comment From Ake
Mariners on the mend… Taijuan & Paxton worth 10 team AL-only roster spots??

1:23
Eno Sarris: yes

1:24
Comment From BE MY FERN
COME TO BROOKLYN WE GOT TO THE DOUBLE WINDSOR WE DRINK BURRR

1:24
Comment From Guest
are you down on Gausman at all? not just based on that one spot start, but his control hasn’t been great.

1:24
Eno Sarris: Command down, not throwing his secondary stuff, slider doesn’t look great. yeah, but sad about it.

1:24
Comment From Fury convention
Who is a better buy low: action Jackson or soriano

1:25
Eno Sarris: Jackson’s batted ball mix looks primed for power, he’s stealing more, like it.

1:25
Comment From Bad Pitching Whore
Why does Zach McAllister suck? Also why does Chris Tillman suck?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Zach: FB only, no other pitch was even average when I looked. CT: curve is pretty but everyone sees it coming.

1:25
Comment From Isaac
Instead of saying “I want to be a Hall of Famer someday” kids today probably say “I want to be mixed-league relevant when I grow up”.

1:25
Comment From Guest
What park would you like to go to you havent been to yet?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Seattle

1:25
Comment From Sgt. Pepper
MAKING LOVE TO HIS ENO, ZIGGY SUCKED UP INTO HIS MIND

1:26
Comment From DaveLamb9000
I was at a game at AT&T last week, and in the club level one of the beer stands had a sign up on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of white paper that said in plain time-roman font: ” MYSTERY BEER $7.50″

1:26
Eno Sarris: Oh I’d be so tempted.

1:26
Comment From DaveLamb9000
postscript: my friend said it was “good”

1:26
Eno Sarris: hah

1:26
Comment From Guest
Is Morales worth a bench spot? he should be signing any day now

1:26
Eno Sarris: Will sign June 6, right?

1:26
Comment From The Honkeytonk Man
I know now isn’t the most opportune time to sell Fielder, but if you did, what would be your floor? Would buying Heyward or Alvarez low plus a #2 starter get it done or is that not enough? Thanks Eno

1:27
Eno Sarris: Actually I might do that. I see Fielder’s upside as .280/2o or so RoS.

1:27
Comment From Mrs Plouffe
Is my baby boy Trevor droppable in a 12 team mixed? Bless his heart

1:27
Eno Sarris: I think his batting average will improve soon, he’s really done a great job with his swing metrics. And he’s playable vs LHP in any league. But that’s a lot to ask for a mixed league.

1:27
Comment From Guest
Lorenzo Cain a decent plug and play option as a 5th OF in 12 team mixed? Is he playing everyday?

1:27
Eno Sarris: while healthy, yes.

1:28
Comment From Beebs
How do you feel about Calhoun coming off the DL?

1:28
Eno Sarris: great

1:28
Comment From Rated Rookie
Rondon is better than you’re giving him credit. That blown save yesterday had a lot more to do with luck (two bloop hits) and bad defense (Barney’s throwing error). The job is his and the skills are there to do it.

1:28
Eno Sarris: I hear you, they definitely threw the ball around. But Neil Ramirez is killing it and the team is not giving them many chances.

1:29
Comment From Bryce Harpers soulmante
If you’re a Trevor Rosenthal owner, are you nervous now that Motte’s back in the mix? I drafted Jansen and Rosenthal high and both have obviously struggled. Just picked up Doolittle off the WW for a little insurance.

1:29
Eno Sarris: Only two blown saves, but with Doolittle, you’re good.

1:29
Comment From Guest
james paxton or dallas Keuchal for ROS?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Keuchel

1:29
Comment From Nelson
I had a Frangelic stout at the Founders Brewery. It was fantastic!

1:29
Comment From Guest
why is dallas keuchal good all of a sudden? is this for real?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Turfed a bad curve for a great slider, always had a good change, turfed a bad four-seamer fr a great two-seamer. Now has grounders, command and Ks. It’s real.

1:30
Comment From shamanism
Is it safe to say that the not awful nolasco has returned?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Yay for not awfulness!

1:30
Comment From Jason
Deep league, 5×5 (OBP): I am still hanging on to Brad Miller… Cut the cord for either Aybar, Owings or Franklin?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Can cut for Owings.

1:31
Comment From Pork Sale
I’m watching Adventures in Babysitting. I’m not entirely sure why, but I still like it.

1:31
Comment From jocephus
vanilla ice or snow?

1:31
Eno Sarris: Everyone knows all the words to Vanilla Ice’s best song.

1:31
Comment From Noah
Do you think anyone on the Mets deserves to be fired for their continued lack of success?

1:32
Eno Sarris: Never liked Terry. I love the young arms coming up, liked the TDA trade and still have hope for him, so I’ll give the FO a little bit longer despite hating the Lagares treatment and the Ike trade.

1:32
Comment From Pork Sale
What’s your guy feeling on Trevor Bauer? Is he here to stay, and strike out all the fools?

1:33
Eno Sarris: The screwball is gone, and the change is just good for groudners, but cutter/curve/slider, great FB, better command, good velocity, and change for grounders looks good.

1:34
Comment From Guest
Will Polanco be around Des Jennings level?

1:34
Eno Sarris: I could see that, but more batting average upside given his K%s.

1:34
Comment From Ben M.
Yoenos Cesparris

1:35
Comment From SK
Every try Double Sunshine from Lawsons Finest Liquids??

1:35
Eno Sarris: Never had any Lawsons and I want.

1:35
Comment From Owen S.
Do you think it would be smart, or overly complicated, to add 2 more categories to BIP; specifically, hard grounders, and weak fly balls? I know classification gets a little tricky but it seems that a further breakdown would help understand bad luck/bad hitting. Also, it doesn’t make intuitive sense to me that a hitter doesn’t have control of his LD rate…but I’ve never played any sports so maybe I don’t have the best intuition.

1:35
Eno Sarris: We have some of this data and are looking at how valuable it is.

1:35
Comment From Enb Atmiston
I currently have a possum clinging to my groin – should I drop him? Thanks!

1:35
Eno Sarris: Um. Yes.

1:35
Comment From mo money mo problems
ottavino and mcgee – both not cost controlled, both should be closing. stupid money.

1:35
Eno Sarris: For some reason I don’t think the Rockies are thinking like this.

1:36
Comment From Jaymes
should i be at all concerned about kenley jensons high era/whip? any chance he could lose that job with a few more bad performances?

1:36
Eno Sarris: .427 BABIP, Ks correlated with low BABIPs, career .272 BABIP.

1:36
Comment From SK
Sixpoint’s Resin is a delight

1:36
Eno Sarris: Yes.

1:36
Comment From jocephus
on last nights broadcast, al hrabosky said if you score more runs you win. wasn’t sure if you knew that factoid.

1:36
Comment From Jaymes
any thoughts on Robby Cano’s lack of power? is this going to continue?

1:37
Eno Sarris: I think he was always a true talent 20-25 homer line drive hitter. Now he’s in a bad park, but I think he can get to 18 or so still.

1:37
Comment From ManBearPuig
Maybe Baltimore was right with Balfour being injured when they pulled back their contract offer?

1:37
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:38
Comment From Capn America
wow, so way off on Chris Young. There is far too much in the bank on him to say a correction is coming at this point. He’s just not that good. I guess the Mets FO has an over reliance on the same data you’re using….

1:38
Eno Sarris: It doesn’t matter what Chris Young does. There’s no way you’re going to get me to call a one-year 7.5 mill contract bad.

1:38
Comment From Joe
Rafael Soriano’s velo is down from last year (which was down from the previous year) and his control has been spotty. Do you think he holds on or should we grab Storen or Clippard? (if so, which)

1:39
Eno Sarris: I’ve been worried about Soriano forever. By velocity and differing other peripherals, he’s looked hurt to me for a bit. Still think its Clippard, but can’t say it’s eminent at this point.

1:39
Comment From Jon
What goes into a ballpark beer review? I’m in Pittsburgh and love me some craft beer and baseball

1:40
Eno Sarris: Go around the park and write down all the craft offerings and where the craft stands are, write it up in BG style, and I’ll post it!

1:40
Comment From Prospect Fiend
My question asked at 11:50 didnt get answered, why?

1:40
Eno Sarris: Because there are thousands of questions in here.

1:40
Comment From SK
Do you hang onto Jim Johnson in a 16 team mixed league dynasty?

1:40
Eno Sarris: For about a week tops.

1:41
Comment From Guest
With a run differential more then double the next best team, the most WAR in baseball, and the best record in baseball, why dont you guys write about the A’s more. I wish all the media wasn’t always ignoring the best team in baseball over the last 3 years by record.

1:41
Eno Sarris: I’m in that clubhouse all the time, hoping for a few good pieces coming up.

1:41
Comment From PNC Beer
PNC has Church Brew Works beer. Brewery is in a de-comissioned catholic church with the fermentors where the altar used to be. Win.

1:41
Comment From Guest
S&B today?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Last one with Collette!

1:42
Comment From KAZAAM
What happened to the Lightning round?

1:42
Eno Sarris: I can never catch up with the q.

1:42
Comment From Brandon
how many questions do you have go unanswered through the chat? i don’t think i’ve ever had one answered :(

1:42
Eno Sarris: sorry dude. keep trying. keep em shorter while still telling me the relevant league settings and so on.

1:42
Comment From Jon
ONEENO IS A PALINDROME

1:42
Comment From The Honkeytonk Man
Any chance Tony Sipp figures in the Astros closer mix?

1:42
Eno Sarris: harder for lefties.

1:43
Comment From Migs
Today is Morrissey’s 55th birthday.

1:43
Comment From Geez
If they turned Space Jam into a baseball movie, what current players get their powers stolen? I’m thinking Dee Gordon would be an underrated alien pick.

1:43
Eno Sarris: totally looks like an alien.

1:43
Comment From Flub Busterson
Derek Norris question.

1:43
Eno Sarris: Derek Norris answer.

1:44
Eno Sarris: FERAL CATCHER. What I love is that he’s making contact and doing well against righties. I think he’ll take more and more PA as the year goes on.

1:44
Comment From Pirate Parrot
Re PNC: Oh, and stop at Sharp Edge on the way to the park. Excellent Belgian selection: http://site.sharpedgebeer.c…

1:44
Comment From Randy
What kind of average and home runs do you expect Arenado to hit for in his prime?

1:44
Eno Sarris: I doubt he’ll hit 30 more than once if that. But some great .300+ seasons in average for sure.

1:44
Comment From David
Tell me good things about Carlos Santana, Pedroia, and Wright. I spent good money on them and am getting bupkis :(

1:46
Eno Sarris: All that’s missing for Santana is power, so I’m not done done with him yet. Wright’s SBs were always a risk for going away, because SBs go away quickly, and his power was never no-doubt. Pedroia is hurt again, and there goes the power again. 1/3 I helped with at least?

1:46
Comment From Migs
My friend was drinking a left-hand milk stout nitro straight from the bottle. That seems wrong to me.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Hard pour or GTFO.

1:46
Comment From john
Mets fans bitch about the field dimensions. Since the walls were moved in, the field is almost exactly the same dimensions as Shea, in terms of the lines, the gaps and center field (albeit with some quirky lines to get there). The real reason there is no power on this squad is poor player evaluation, not the field. No other teams have problems hitting home runs here.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Their position player prospects are… not good. Nimmo might be okay, in a while.

1:47
Comment From Daniel W
Any data on frequency of TJS in the NPB?

1:48
Eno Sarris: Yeah in my piece on Sports on Earth. less than half as many TJs as us. They rest more, do different weight lifting, more massage and pre and post pitching warm up / cool down, but otherwise, they let their kids throw a lot and throw a lot of junk. Average FB in NPB is probabl 87 to our 91, though.

1:48
Comment From Jon
I always think the dude’s name is Harvey Hunter. WHY HAVE TWO FIRST NAMES

1:48
Comment From Art Vandelay
I refuse to believe that Santiago Casilla chose to swing the bat against Bochy’s wishes. Have you seen his previous at bats?

1:49
Eno Sarris: I was laughing until I was all like oh he’s really hurt I should stop laughing.

1:49
Comment From ManBearPuig
did you an rotoworld have a fight?!!?

1:49
Eno Sarris: Nope. Just didn’t make sense for me any longer. Love the guys over there.

1:50
Comment From Terrible Ted
On Tuesday night EE was holding Papi on at first. Gibbons promptly got EE’s attention, pointed to his own gut, then moved EE off of first base. Baseball.

1:50
Comment From Andy
Starting Masterson against the O’s today?

1:50
Eno Sarris: Makes me super nervous. I wouldn’t. No shares here.

1:50
Comment From Tom
I’m desperate! Getting different advice everywhere I go. 12 Team H2H Weekly Points League – Kershaw/Reyes or Tulo?

1:51
Eno Sarris: This is because advice for points is impossible. Also don’t know the rest of your staff. Given that Tulo injury risk has to about = Kershaw, I’ll take Kershaw side.

1:52
Comment From Capn America
Kenley also has 1.5 WHIP… Robertson’s .63 and an FIP a half run better than KJ. oh yeah did I mention DR’s K-BB rate is 33.3 while KJ’s is 26.9 ?

1:53
Eno Sarris: I would never look at WHIP for a ranking. Too many things go into that. Yes, DR’s K-BB is good so far, in 12 innings. He’s a great pitcher. He’s never struck out as many as Kenley, and I doubt Kenley has WHIP problems going forward. As I said, DRob would’ve moved up, and I think he or Chapman would have likely replaced Uehara, who’s throwing 87 and is tired.

1:53
Comment From RotoLando
I think you should double-down on Carrasco. He’s already your bannerman.

1:54
Eno Sarris: Hold on! http://www.fangraphs.com/fa…

I see Skaggs, Kluber, Gray, Tanaka, Keuchel and Estrada before I see any Carrasco on this list.

1:55
Comment From heinie manush
You’re that down on Liriano? Suggest dropping him for guys like Peralta, Eovaldi, Smyly, Hughes, Cingrani, etc.?

1:55
Eno Sarris: Yes, yes, Yes, maybe, yes.

1:55
Comment From Guest
JDLR has a 3.41ERA at Coors since 2010

1:55
Eno Sarris: Sure. And I still don’t trust him.

1:55
Comment From Altman
btw… rsvp for the birthday party! felix will love the new swing set!

1:55
Eno Sarris: Consider this my RSVP? We will, just, things crazy with the move.

1:55
Comment From Mike at the Ted
ROS, niese or beckett?

1:56
Eno Sarris: Beckett

1:56
Comment From the Average Sports Fan
Where do you see Franklin getting the majority of his AB’s while Hart is out?

1:56
Eno Sarris: Is very strange. DH! corner outfield?

1:56
Comment From Derek
Trade straight up, Paxton for Doolittle, which side do you like?

1:56
Eno Sarris: Doolittle actually.

1:56
Eno Sarris: (in redraft)

1:57
Comment From john
remember when the mets wouldnt trade their SP depth for any kind of bat or an actual major league capable short stop? Remember?

1:57
Eno Sarris: Remember when you actually knew what trades were in front of them?

1:57
Comment From Brad
How come comments come from players moms but never the dads?

1:57
Comment From Trevvz
I picked up Dellin Betances. Through last week he has averaged this season per week (2.94 IP, 2.18 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 6Ks). Is this a good strategy for a RP picture to log some IP to help out standard pitching scoring and pick up some Ks?

1:57
Eno Sarris: only problem is that relievers are pretty volatile

1:57
Comment From Guest
When is Baileys gonna get that hr/9 under 1 its at 1.578?

1:58
Eno Sarris: By the second half.

1:58
Comment From cavebird
Re: Vanilla Ice and Under Pressure—He paid after they sued, not before.

1:58
Comment From Greta Keuchel
Ha, I meant Keye-cull.

1:58
Eno Sarris: I”VE BEEN SAYING IT RIGHT

1:58
Comment From Rick
Eno, Need Beer and Baseball Advice. Come to the conclusion most IPAs are just too bitter for my aging taste buds. Recommendations other beer types? What are your thoughts on Carlos Martinez, Stephenson, Skaggs, Stroman long term. Thanks.

1:59
Eno Sarris: Try Saisons, session IPAs, Dirty Pilsners, Browns. C-Mart a reliever for me now. Skaggs okay and great reclamation project but ceiling not super high. Stroman might be good for a few years a-la Kazmir. Need to know more about Stephenson.

2:00
Comment From Pork Sale
Thanks for your guy feeling. Clearly, I wanted that over your gut feeling.

2:00
Comment From PetesS
Aoki largely an empty space with 0 hmrs and a few steals. Jump on the AJ Pollock bandwagon?

2:00
Eno Sarris: Aoki not taking off is important because he’s old. Never was big for power. I think he’s droppable, even if Pollock has a risk of losing time when Trumbo returns.

2:01
Comment From SK
Is Tyson Ross for real?? He’s got a reliever profile…

2:02
Eno Sarris: The change is a little better this year but the mechanics are awful. I think he can be good for short bursts but wouldn’t invest in a keeper league.

2:02
Comment From Richie
Clippard may not be eminent, but might he be imminent? (depending upon how much beer he’s drunk?)

2:02
Eno Sarris: Dammit. He’s neither the former nor the latter!

2:03
Comment From Dallas
Can I be your Asst? I have an unruly fro and like beer also.

2:03
Eno Sarris: Boom, hired.

2:03
Comment From turd ferguson
Sale coming back, Skaggs or Smyly kicked to the curb?

2:03
Eno Sarris: Skaggs.

2:03
Comment From Guest
RE: Baseball Space Jam



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