Eno Sarris Baseball Chat 5/29/14

11:41
Eno Sarris: YES ITS ALMOST WEEKEND
11:41
Eno Sarris: and yes I feel ya strutter
11:42
Emmanuel Camaiti:
12:01
Eno Sarris: I’m here!
12:02
Eno Sarris: In an hour, my piece in which Chris Young yells at me publishes.
12:02
Comment From Graham
Sup Eno? I need help in the BA category badly, but without sacrificing too severely in the counting stats. Which two of these guys would you rather have: Bonifacio, Odor, Legares, Wong, or Owings?

12:02
Eno Sarris: Wong has best contact rate and might have some more power, I’d take him for batting average. The rest look like .26-.270 hitters to me.
12:02
Comment From Jackson
asking for a angry nats fan: What are the odds of not scoring a run with bases loaded and no outs with the heart of the lineup up to bat? I would wager scoring two runs with that scenario is more likely.
12:02
Eno Sarris: Actually the run expectancy with the bases loaded and no outs is 2.41, so yeah, that would suck to not score.
12:03
Comment From Graham
Should I hold on Alex Wood with the hope that he gets his rotation spot back?
12:03
Eno Sarris: No way. I thnk they’re doing this just to keep his innings down and he’ll be in the rotation again soon.
12:03
Comment From Francisco Lindor Truffles
Eno my man (hope you don’t mind the familiarity)– do you see any pitcher with the potential to make a leap a la Kluber, or even Keuchel? Is there someone that has added or subtracted something from their repertoire that is subtly leading to success? As in the results aren’t quite clear yet, but there’s a nice subtle SSS trend?
12:03
Eno Sarris: McHugh dropped a stinky two-seamer and has three legit pitches.
12:04
Comment From Miketron
What do you think about Kole Calhoun’s value ROS? Do you think he will be leading off at all or is that plan donezo?
12:04
Eno Sarris: For some reason, he’s striking out too much.
12:04
Eno Sarris: So I think maybe he won’t lead off.
12:04
Comment From Graham
Is this just a case of Brian Dozier coming back down to earth or do you you think he picks the HR and SB back up?
12:04
Eno Sarris: The power was going to regress a little IMO, but the rest looks sustainable with a tiny bit of batting average upside. All about his pop-up rate.
12:05
Comment From W
Do you think Choo will up his steals production? I got an offer, Davis for Choo and I desperately need speed, and already have Abreu, Pujols and Dunn at 1B (Morales on NA)…do you take that offer or try for better?
12:05
Eno Sarris: Davis has a long career of being a wrong-side platoon player, I wouldn’t do that even if Choo only steals 15 this year.
12:06
Comment From XandersBigBoyBoots
Eno – headed to the American Craft Beerfest on the waterfront in Boston this weekend, any favorites I should be on the lookout for?
12:06
Eno Sarris: Anything from Jack’s Abby or Maine is a must.
12:06
Comment From slim
Can you rank these borderline SPs for ROS? McHugh, Hutchinson, Hughes, Jaime Garcia.
12:07
Eno Sarris: McHugh, Hutch, Jaime, Hughes. But I really like the first three. Hutch might be behind Jaime, all those walks in the last game were a bit worrisome.
12:07
Comment From XandersBigBoyBoots
Have you seen much of Big Mike Morse this year? You buying on a full season of this kind of production? Something like 80/30/90 and a .280 average?
12:07
Eno Sarris: Under on all because of the inevitable injury.
12:07
Comment From Miketron
So after Mauer loses his catcher eligibility he will pretty much be James Loney right?
12:07
Eno Sarris: Yeesh. Maybe. He’s got the worst pull percentage of his career and that pretty much explains his power.
12:08
Eno Sarris: This just came on my spotify and it’s one my favorite video game music songs
12:08
trofdugweed:
12:08
Comment From big boy
Keeper league: Boagarts for Springer who wins? Thanks man
12:09
Eno Sarris: Springer has improved some, but I think he’ll always be around 28% strikeout rate. In a batting average league, that’s .230-.240. But Xander might be a .275/18/5 guy… in which case Springer wins.
12:10
Comment From Spector
Is Victorino straight droppable at this point? I’m in a 14-teamer, so I would think not, but he’s barely played and I have Rajai and Springer…
12:10
Eno Sarris: He’s killing me, but as long as you have a DL spot, you have a place for him.
12:10
Comment From STiVo
Mark my words, Eno–today is the day the Lude Strikes Back!
12:10
Comment From snid
More like I feel ya stutter.
12:10
Comment From Maxamuz

What do you think of Brandon Moss?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Pretty good (Moss and that lude).
12:11
Comment From Evan
You should make some of your Spotify playlists public so some of us can pick your musical brain.
12:11
Eno Sarris: Sounds doable.
12:11
Comment From Jim
Franklin or La Stellllllla, ROS?
12:11
Eno Sarris: La Stella has the playing time.
12:11
Comment From JV
How good would someone’s triples slash line have to be before they are intentionally walked in nearly every plate appearance?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Look at Barry Bonds’ page.
12:12
Comment From chris
Is there any reason to keep waiting on Shalby Miller? Every time he seems to turn a corner he takes two steps back.
12:13
Eno Sarris: I think he needs to start throwing the offspeed stuff a bit more. Still has the velocity, but no swinging strikes. There’s another question about dropping him for Ian Kennedy, and yeah I suppose if I removed his name from the page, I might do that. But this guy was supposed to be great and then he was. I’m holding a little while longer.
12:14
Comment From Collin McPoo
Derek Norris turning back into a pumpkin?
12:15
Eno Sarris: No way. His swinging strike and strikeout rates are fundamentally different. This is who he as supposed to be.
12:15
Eno Sarris: (That said, Jaso is still in his way for all the playing tiem)
12:15
Comment From Sincerely Yours
Should I sell high on Donaldson?
12:15
Eno Sarris: No, I love that man. Pause.
12:15
Comment From Shut Up and Play the Hits
I was okay with Hosmer when he was hitting .315 and mixing in a lot of doubles. But not hitting much now, and only singles when he does. Should I hold on him? I also have Rizzo, who I’ve been using at DH.
12:16
Eno Sarris: Could be worth selling low. Even if he figures it out, it’ll be a hot stretch of doubles and singles with 15 or so homers.
12:16
Comment From Dirk
Is there anyone on the waiver wire you’re running to get right now?
12:16
Eno Sarris: McHugh, considering a little Khris Davis.
12:16
Comment From Goat
I just don’t understand why Kendrys morales’s ownership is so low. I mean, we can be pretty darn sure he’ll be playing in a great lineup spot soon, and when he does he could end up being a top 12 first baseman… Just needs a bench spot and the tiniest bit of patience!
12:16
Eno Sarris: Possibility he doesn’t get an every day job? And ends up in pitcher’s park again.
12:16
Comment From RK
Thoughts on Trevor Bauer? His control in his last start has me shopping him before he implodes.
12:17
Eno Sarris: I have some faith that the changes will stick — his ball rates on his pitches have all improved. But he’s not worth holding if someone likes him.
12:17
Comment From Reliever Help
Eno, which 2 you most want to own in a non-holds league: Rondon, Shaw, Britton, Ottavino, and Melancon. Thanks!
12:18
Eno Sarris: OTTAVINO HOT WAIVER PICKUP. Brothers pitched the seventh again and surprise! having a Dan Kolbian strikeout rate is not working for a Coors closer. Second? Rondon is actually a closer, Britton too. Maybe Britton.
12:18
Comment From Mike L
Still holding on Liriano or have you abandoned ship?
12:18
Eno Sarris: Deeper than 12, he still gets Ks.
12:18
Comment From PENO BUTTIS
HI I PENO BUTTIS
12:18
Comment From Enb Atmiston
Hey I got a cranky stanky.
12:19
Comment From Guest
Houston is going to mess around a win a wild card next year, right?
12:19
Eno Sarris: Getting there.
12:19
Comment From Guest
Hi Eno. What’s wrong with Austin Jackson? Is hi move int helineup affecting his run production, or it it just his age?
12:20
Eno Sarris: I actually think he’s primed for a breakout. Some of his best plate discipline peripherals of his career, and the most fly balls. I think he has the power to turn those into homers. And he’s taking off a ton more this year. He says his hammy was hurt — I’m writing him up for Fox on Monday — and he’s good to go.
12:20
Comment From Dr. Zizmor
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12:20
Comment From Brandan
Should I drop Aaron Hill for Wong? Or am I overthinking?
12:20
Eno Sarris: Overthinking. Wong might hit for an empty batting average — 7 homers and 15 steals would be a decent end of season total for him.
12:20
Comment From Justin
Are Ryan Howard and Adam Dunn worth rostering in OBP 12 teamers?
12:21
Eno Sarris: Yes
12:21
Comment From Stephen
Went to some vendor meetings for work yesterday, and saw a new easton bat that has a rotating handle. It would blow your mind.
12:21
Comment From Stephen
I also saw a bunch of composite wood bats. Like they put composite material inside of a normal wood bat.
12:21
Eno Sarris: Bats! I should talk to some hitters about their bats.
12:21
Comment From Chili D.
Whappenin bredren
12:22
Eno Sarris: WHA YA SAY RUDE BWAY
12:22
Comment From Walter__ego
Check out “War on Drugs” on Spotify Eno!
12:22
Eno Sarris: They made an appearance here a while back.
12:23
blckmldy:
12:23
Comment From Boz
Do you believe Alex Meyer will come up and have significant impact for the second half? What’s he capable of, if so?
12:24
Eno Sarris: I love his stuff. Three legit itches with great velocity. Some command risk, and he only threw 105 innings last year, so he’ll max out in 80-100 innings from now. But I think 60-80 of those will come with big league team and be useful.
12:24
Comment From Dodger Blue
PUIG!!! Was offered him and Kinsler for Trout preseason in a 12 team roto dynasty. Turned it down. Now I’m wondering if I should see if the owner still wants to make a similar deal. Trout doesn’t look to be running like he did and is Puig just a better hitter? Thanks.
12:25
Eno Sarris: I can’t say that Puig is a better hitter than Trout. Eventually, his swinging strikes will catch up to him. And he’s being caught a bunch. I don’t love the trade.
12:25
Comment From Maxamuz

Can you feel the love tonight?

12:25
Comment From Benny
Thoughts on Yasiel Puig completing the trifecta of top 3 OF in baseball now along with Cutch and Trout? Looking like all that Harper was supposed to be, and more. Plus that bo jackson steez.
12:26
Eno Sarris: This I can believe in, but if you’re trading Trout for Puig, I think the second piece should be better than Kinsler.
12:26
Comment From Dallas
AJ Burnett back to his old tricks (walking a lot of batters). C …sell while we can?
12:26
Eno Sarris: If you can get anything for him, yes. He’s pitching through a hernia too.
12:26
Comment From durk
Should I grab Wong lol
12:26
Comment From Nolan
we’re finally getting Bells out here in San Diego! Even on tap!
12:26
Comment From Chat
Would you want Manny to coach your AAA team?
12:26
Eno Sarris: OF COURSE lude
12:26
Comment From Walter__ego
Re: Puig his Swing and miss % goes down every month he’s been a pro.
12:27
Eno Sarris: I’ve been a big fan of his adjustments, even wrote last year that he’d improved his swing metrics more than anyone in the second half. Still, it’s a violent swing and I prefer Trout’s most years.
12:27
Comment From 1st Place Jays
ROS: Brandon Mccharty or Smyly?
12:27
Eno Sarris: Still Smyly, they only jerking him around to find a way to limit his innings.
12:27
Comment From EricS
Derek Norris or Wilin Rosario rest of the way? Or use the roster spot to keep both and play matchups?
12:27
Eno Sarris: Rosario for PT and HR.
12:28
Comment From Dallas
Can La Stella be Chris Johnson’esque ?
12:28
Eno Sarris: I was thinking more Scutaro, and he does have some speed.
12:28
Comment From Dellin Betances
Guess what, I’m the best.
12:28
Eno Sarris: Yes.
12:28
Comment From itchy guy
I have 3 legit itches right now
12:28
Comment From hopth
ever been to Bierkraft in Brooklyn? it’s legit.
12:29
Eno Sarris: yes, love the sandwich/beer store idea. Wanted to copy it out here in the peninsula and almost signed a lease on a place.
12:29
Comment From EricS
Where do you think Pedro Alvarez ends up in terms of Average? .265 over the last 30 days and strikeout rate is down considerably for the season.
12:29
Eno Sarris: All of his swing metrics are looking good. I could see .250+
12:29
Comment From Henry
When you say Xander is 18/5 – you mean this year or at peak? that seems awfully pessimistic. He’s ops’ing .800 or so right now, while the power and rbis and runs are slim, he has the makings of all that ou want a hitter to be – just happens to be doing it in the MLB where things look less sexy. He seems like the best bet to be a long term top 3 SS behind Tulo and (who else, even?) for the foreseeable future.
12:30
Eno Sarris: I meant for the time being. But not all great hitters are great fantasy players. With a 20+ strikeout rate, not much speed, and non-fantasy skills like defense and patience, I think he’s being set up to be a real-life monster / meh fantasy player.
12:31
Comment From RK
Jake Arrieta. Believer?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Matchups, sure. It’ll take more for me to really believe though.
12:31
Comment From Guest
Is Cobb a straight up ace?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Yes, while healthy. But there are still some risky injury markers in his stats.
12:31
Comment From Bruce
At what age does steals peak?
12:32
Eno Sarris: http://www.fangraphs.com/fa… 25 looks like
12:32
Comment From Fish
Wood is a composite.
12:32
Comment From Maxamuz
Eno, listen to the band Television and the album would be Marquee Moon.
12:32
Comment From Shut Up and Play the Hits
War on Drugs’ new one is great. So is the new one by Real Estate.
12:32
Comment From EricS
Behind Reyes, Hanley, Alexei Ramirez even for 3. Xander is getting better but don’t get carried away.
12:33
Comment From Hamburgler
GIMME THAT HAMBURGER
12:33
Comment From chris
Worth holding onto Cashner if I could roster Keuchel or McHugh instead?
12:33
Eno Sarris: I’d like to have Cash and Keuchel if possible.
12:33
Comment From Hot Corner
Lightning round ROS: Frazier or Arenado? Seager or Xander?
12:34
Eno Sarris: With the extra playing time, Frazier. Seager if you’re not looking for a shortstop.
12:34
Comment From Ben M.
Looking for a power bat off the waiver wire, I’m seeing C. Carter, Willingham, Mark Reynolds, Juan Francisco *trails off into soft sobbing noises*
12:34
Eno Sarris: If you can platoon, I like JF and compliant pork.
12:34
Comment From jocephus
would you ever drink a bud light?
12:34
Eno Sarris: If we were playing a drinking game – I prefer Pong, but boat racing is okay.
12:35
Comment From Alex
Re: Bierkraft, can we have a craft beer/fangraphs meet up in Brooklyn? Sounds like a fantastic idea to me.
12:35
Eno Sarris: Yeah will have to try and make that happen from afar.
12:35
Comment From Benjamin
Do you think Mookie Betts has escalated to top 5 prospect status? Need help in my dynasty league – and given that he’s both “so close and so far away” – do you think there are similar prospects he’s worth trading for to help now? In a league that values OBP, negative points for KO, Sb, etc – he seems like the real deal for what I need. But that isn’t helping at the moment :).
12:36
Eno Sarris: He was top 30 by bust rate the minute he was selected as an AFL All-Star by my research. His walk and strikeout rates make his bust rate top 20 at least. I think you’ll see him in the top 10-15 in the next iterations, and this might be a good time to trade for him. That said, he might be Michael Brantley at second base. (He’s had more power than Brantley had in the minors, but is also smaller.)
12:36
Comment From Don
Thoughts on Weihenstephaner? I think it’s tasty. Heyward for Bailey? Need pitching and without him would have OF of Gomez/Brantley/Alex Gordon/Cuddyer. Categories include OBP and Slg, K/bb and qs
12:37
Eno Sarris: I love Aventinus. Have one in the fridge. Trade is fine.
12:37
Comment From Brian
Terminology question: My league allows up to 13 keepers for three year contracts with one chance to extend the contract. Am I in a “keeper” league or a “dynasty league”?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Keeper. Dynasty to me is keep 75+% of your roster.
12:37
Comment From Stephen
Most manufacturers pre “bone-rub” their wood bats now. Yeah, its exactly how it sounds.
12:37
Eno Sarris: Let’s get dirty.
12:37
Comment From Maxamuz
“You can see he’s a lot quieter at home plate,” [New York Mets manager] Terry Collins said of Duda. “He’s the strongest guy in baseball for me. He doesn’t need all that movement to create bat speed. I hope some of the adjustments he’s made in the last seven days will start to help him out.”
12:37
Comment From Guest
Is Ottoneu a dynasty?
12:38
Eno Sarris: Yeah you *could* keep your whole roster!
12:38
Comment From PS
i like to get dirty.
12:38
Eno Sarris: Good.
12:38
Comment From PS
i mean like, playing with mud is fun
12:38
Comment From PS
i just love mud
12:38
Comment From PS
and dirt
12:38
Comment From Ben M.
HEY ENO INDIE BANDS
12:38
Dimitri Sourie:
12:39
Comment From Miketron
Wow, are you all caught up Eno?
12:39
Eno Sarris: Trying something different. Hanging around at the top of the q and then jumping back down for comments.
12:39
Comment From fats
hey eno say something about the blue jays
12:40
Eno Sarris: Someone asked me what team might surprise last month and I said the Blue Jays because the first step is offense and then you see what your pitching looks like.
12:40
Comment From Eno
“uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”
12:40
Comment From Guest
this is the most nonsensical eno chat in a while. go us
12:40
Comment From Jake
I DON’T LIKE CHANGE
12:40
Comment From PS
that new idea is genius
12:40
Comment From PS
adds the chat feel
12:40
Comment From DevilInLaw
Is Cingrani done fooling people?
12:40
Eno Sarris: It’s a good fastball. He says his change is good. Let’s see it.
12:41
Comment From Alex
Think V-Mart can keep it up?
12:41
Eno Sarris: The power might take a little break, but the contact is like five years in the making.
12:41
Comment From Chicago Mark
Would you start Jamie Garcia in Stl against Tor next week? Need to know as will set weekly lineup before your next chat.
12:41
Eno Sarris: At home? sure.
12:42
Comment From JayT
Which crappy second baseman should I go with now that I’ve given up on Gyorko? Here’s some that are freely available:
12:42
Comment From JayT
Derek Dietrich, Seán Rodríguez, Brian Roberts, Luis Valbuena, Jonathan Schoop,Danny Espinosa, Dustin Ackley
12:42
Eno Sarris: yuck. Roberts or Schoop? Don’t love Schoop, but at least there’s a whiff of the unknown about him.
12:43
Eno Sarris: Here’s a name for the deep dynastiers: Frank Montas http://cdn.fangraphs.com/bl…
12:43
Comment From J
What do you make of Wheeler? Better times ahead or more of the same?
12:43
Eno Sarris: I don’t believe. The command is just so bad.
12:43
Comment From Maxamuz
Hodor.
12:43
Eno Sarris: HODOR
12:43
Comment From Tim Stauffer
what about Odor for that guys 2B woes?
12:43
Eno Sarris: If he’s out there.
12:43
Comment From canofcorn66
wuts ur fav type of basehit
12:44
Eno Sarris: the triple for sure. Preferably legged out by someone at the extremes — super fast or super slow. So a Bengie Molina or a Jose Reyes (with dreads) triple.
12:44
jamacaman14:
12:44
Comment From Punk > Indie
More Punk Rock and Less Indie
12:45
Eno Sarris: Don’t know a ton of punk, it’s all from my 1998-2003 obsession.
12:45
Comment From Wacky Tanaka-y
Am I sell high or what?
12:45
Eno Sarris: NO way. Your splitter is like the best offspeed pitch in baseball right now.
12:45
Comment From Guest
What’s the ETA on Pederson’s call up? July?
12:45
Eno Sarris: Crowded ass outfield. Later.
12:45
Comment From Georges Uncle
Is Springer gonna hit 200 homers this year?
12:45
Eno Sarris: Yes
12:45
Comment From PC
Tell me Kipnis returns to being an elite 2b again. Getting lapped.
12:46
Eno Sarris: I believe in him. Just an injury after all, keeping his samples low.
12:46
Comment From Guest
coming to minneapolis for the ASG? if you don’t like surly we don’t have any smashing IPAs for you, but you should check out the dangerous man taproom if you get a chance
12:46
Eno Sarris: YES. Meetup July 14, details TBD. Home run derby meetup.
12:46
Comment From Timothy
for all the love of betances, why no love for wade davis? guy is a freaking maniac in a relief role. he, andrew miller bosox, and betances all dominating like they *should* have as starters. a beautiful thing.
12:46
Eno Sarris: There’s a lot of love out there for Wade Davis.
12:47
Comment From David Price
What about MEEE?? Buy-low or reason to be concerned?
12:48
Eno Sarris: Course there’s reason to be concerned, but by K-BB and swSTR, he’s doing the best he’s done in his career. Doesn’t look like a big change in his pitching mix. F it, I’ll take your Price.
12:48
Comment From Jake
How can I tell how much value a guy got out of a specific aspect of base running, say, SB? Where are the elements of BsR WAR?
12:49
Eno Sarris: I think it’s SB-CS on some percentage (2SB-CS or something) plus extra bases taken.
12:49
Comment From Justin Verlander
Am I turning into CC Sebathia? Slower velocity, have to make adjustments. Will I ever be elite again?
12:49
Eno Sarris: Yeah I’m trying to sell low. Even if you figure it out, it might not be until next year.
12:50
Comment From Marty
How should we value Kemp?
12:50
Eno Sarris: Top-five round upside, floor like he’s droppable.
12:50
Comment From Miketron
Price needs to be Kluberized!
12:50
Eno Sarris: Is his four-seam bad?
12:50
Comment From Guest
Paxton or McHugh for this year only?
12:50
Eno Sarris: McHugh. Paxton out wiht shoulder issues now.
12:51
Comment From Every Yankees Fan
What the hell is wrong with McCann?
12:51
Eno Sarris: Shifted more? I still like him.
12:51
Comment From Marty
Did you see Rick Reilly’s article on Jeets? Woooow.
12:51
Eno Sarris: Creepy.
12:51
Comment From Jake
Does K%-BB% understate the value of limiting walks? Maybe not as bad as K/BB overstates them, but still
12:52
Eno Sarris: FIP is something like 3K-2BB to iron that out a bit, but I do not like K/BB and K-BB is great.
12:52
Comment From Guest
I guess that means a lightning round with the tweaked process?
12:52
Eno Sarris: Much more likely.
12:52
Comment From Vito
Was offered Posey & Adrian Gonzalez for Sonny Gray, Rizzo & Sal Perez. Can afford to give up the starter for offensive upgrade. Make sense to you, fair enough?
12:53
Eno Sarris: Sure, as much as I like Rizzo and Gray, I’ll admit the guys you are getting are better at c and 1b.
12:53
Comment From KP
Sell or hold Pablo Sandoval?
12:53
Eno Sarris: I think he can .280/18 RoS.
12:53
Comment From Chicago Mark
Speaking of David Price, Who does he get traded to this summer?
12:53
Eno Sarris: Boston?
12:53
Eno Sarris: June 21
12:53
Comment From Guest
When will Gregory Polanco get called up
12:53
Eno Sarris: I’M ANSWERING QUESTIONS BEFORE THEY’RE ASKED SPOOKY
12:53
Comment From Fish
Of the four tabs I have open right now, two of them involve looking for a new job and this is one. the other merely lists what I’m supposed to be actually doing.
12:54
Eno Sarris: but this is the active tab
12:54
Comment From john
whats up with gyorko? he hit those bombs against jose fernandez and i thought sweet, coming out of it… Dont expect a star, but at least dan uggla of a couple years ago
12:54
Eno Sarris: I think .260/.310 with 20 homers is about the best I’m expecting this year.
12:54
Comment From Jake
WIth all the focus on ‘batted ball authority’, is xBABIP still particularly useful? Seems to be people are moving away from the idea that luck has any significant influence on BABIP, for hitters anyway
12:55
Eno Sarris: We’re working on one with hard hit data that beats all the other xBABIPs we’ve seen and still only has a .4 or so year to year correlation. BABIP is hard y’all.
12:55
Comment From Logan
Edgar Martinez’s annual triple was my favorite thing in the world as a young Mariners fan in the 90s.
12:55
Comment From Marty

Eno the Magnificent

12:55
Comment From Chicago Mark
Price=traded=Boston=in the division???
12:55
Eno Sarris: yeah but Boston has all the young guys to trade. Who else could manage it? Atlanta? San Francisco?
12:55
Comment From Capn America
Price to ATL.
12:56
Comment From Deuce
more House and less Punk
12:56
emirecordsuk:
12:56
Eno Sarris: does that count?
12:56
Comment From pcm4
Why Would Boston trade for Price? They are in last. They are bad right now. Why not sign him as an FA next season instead of giving up the farm?
12:56
Eno Sarris: “They are bad now”?
12:56
Comment From Jake
If I’m more of a suck up, will you answer more of questions?
12:57
Eno Sarris: I don’t think this puts you on the right track.
12:57
Comment From Karnac
Price to St. Louis… count on it
12:57
Eno Sarris: Weird. They don’t really do that kind of thing.
12:57
Comment From Mike at the Ted
HIS NAME IS DAN UGGLA
12:57
Comment From Marty
With 2 WCs, GMs really need to get over the “don’t trade in the division” nonsense. By that logic, they’d take less value from a same-league different-divisional foe….take lesser value from a team in another league? So stupid…so antiquated.
12:57
Eno Sarris: Agreed.
12:57
Comment From Fish
For a second I thought you were predicting the date of the Price trade. That would have been bold.
12:57
Comment From Fish
Be bold, Eno.
12:57
Eno Sarris: July 22.
12:58
Comment From john
chris carter!!! two taters!
12:58
Eno Sarris: How many strikeouts.
12:58
Comment From Alex
Let me rephrase my question. I want Syndergaard. I’ve made an offer for Trumbo, deGrom and Matt Barnes. I’m willing to up the prospect but is Mike Foltynewicz or Eduardo Rodriguez to get that done? Please help Obi Wan Eno, you’re my only hope.
12:58
Eno Sarris: Try Rodriguez first and it’s worth it. deGrom has no breaker, Barnes is a shot in dark.
12:59
Comment From Maxamuz

This Price debate is getting heated.

12:59
Comment From Taylor
Speaking of moving Verlander – I’m aiming for McHugh. Trade Verlander for McHugh and Aramis Ramirez?
12:59
Eno Sarris: I feel like hte name should do you better.
12:59
Comment From john
the dominos falling for NYM… please let terry be next. i know you cant blame him for the terrible roster, but his handling of players and in game decisions are BRUTAL
12:59
Eno Sarris: Not a Terry fan at all.
12:59
Comment From john
RE: Carter – offensive Ks dont matter in fantasy! if carter hits 25-30, thats all he needs to do
12:59
Eno Sarris: the batting average on a K is zero.
12:59
Comment From Kinbote
Someone dropped Y. Ventura in my league, is he worth a pick-up?
12:59
Eno Sarris: Um yes.
12:59
Comment From Jake
How long till minor league parks get public PitchFX?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Tons of them have them but the data is owned by the teams. Track man and proprietary tech instead of Pfx.
1:00
Comment From Ron Swanson
1:00
Comment From Mike at the Ted
I want to post that gif of Stephenson blowing in Lebron’s ear, but it’s over 3mb. Demoralizing.
1:00
Eno Sarris: I thought that was funny as all heck.
1:01
Comment From Guest
In regards to the draft, what does it mean when a team is trying to complete a below-slot deal with a player? What are the risks?
1:02
Eno Sarris: They’re trying to spend less than the recommended slot money on the player, in order to save up to spend over slot somewhere else. The risk is you don’t get either player, because the penalties for going over budget are very harsh.
1:02
Comment From Kris Bryant
AA is my bitch. Bring on Iowa.
1:02
Eno Sarris: The big leagues want to know if you can play third yet though.
1:02
Comment From aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh
mookie didnt get a hit today SELL SELL SELL
1:02
Comment From Drew Hutchison
Am I better for streaming or stashing?
1:02
Eno Sarris: Stash and hold. I like the talent, only worried about walks.
1:02
Comment From scatterbrian
The A’s are going to have to address 2B and their rotation at some point. I assume a trade is coming this summer. Does their system have anything really attractive beyond Russell that could get them a difference-maker?
1:03
Eno Sarris: I assume they’ll trade Gray for a bounty at some point. That’s what they do.
1:03
Comment From Maxamuz

You're welcome.

1:03
Comment From elias
Hey Eno, when it comes to drops/pickups/whatevers in your keeper/dynasty league, what stats and projections do you find most valuable? xFIP for pitchers? BABIP/ISO for hitters?
1:04
Eno Sarris: Pitchers — K%, BB%, GB%, Velocity, swSTR, swSTR per pitch types, GB per pitch types, ball rates per pitch types, F-Strike%.

Hitters — K%, BB%, batted ball distance (sorta, we don’t know when they stabilize), GB/FB, PU%.

1:04
Comment From Mike at the Ted
Khris davis finding his groove?
1:04
Eno Sarris: I had him down for .250/25 and I think he can do it.
1:05
Comment From pcm4
I am a Red Sox fan. They are 8 games out of first place. They have a negative run differential. They only have 2 starters that are pitching well. By WRC they have a below average offense. Unless Price makes them a contender this year (and they aren’t playing good baseball right now) why give up anything for him?
1:05
Eno Sarris: They’re completely set up for a trade for a pitcher, this year or next, because they have plenty of decent-upside lower-ranked pitching prospects and may not have the time to wait around for them all to find themselves.
1:05
Comment From Guest
Erlin gona be back to a home starter when hes back?
1:06
Eno Sarris: yes. Actually has three decent pitches and okay K-BB too.
1:06
Comment From Jake
Do you think Carson ever finally settles down with a nice 22+ infield prospect, with 60+ contact, hit, and speed?
1:06
Eno Sarris: He was so happy to get Jace from me for Ryu. I was happy to get Ryu and keep Addison Russell, who floats my boat a little more. (I believe in his power more).
1:06
Comment From Marty
Gray to Boston….mmmmmmmmmmmmm
1:06
Eno Sarris: See?
1:07
Comment From Maxamuz

I think therefore I tate

1:07
Comment From Guest
Nick franklin to the a’s?
1:07
Eno Sarris: Interesting. Possible, depending on what the Mariners ask for.
1:07
Comment From Guest
looking to trade for david price involving giving up kazmir. Yay or nay?
1:07
Eno Sarris: YES. Kaz velocity going down, always an injury risk.
1:07
Comment From Capn America
Heyward worth acquiring or lost cause?
1:08
Eno Sarris: He’s figuring it out now, and I htink he could end around .260/20/15
1:08
Comment From sam
Eno, Do you have a preference between Hamels and Zimmermann?
1:08
Eno Sarris: Hamels.
1:08
Comment From Bob Loblaw
Who’s next year’s George Springer?
1:08
Eno Sarris: Javier Baez or Jorge Bonifacio?
1:08
Comment From Ron Swanson

They're downplaying Yordano's injury – it's gonna be about 9 weeks…then he has to learn how to pitch differently….build up velocity through first few innings. Not worth the spot ROS – http://www.marianjoylibrary.org/residency/docum

1:09
Comment From Dave
What do you think is a realistic expectation on Buxton’s ETA given the injury? Thanks.
1:09
Eno Sarris: September
1:09
Comment From Dave
Any thoughts on Oberholtzer? Decent underlying peripherals. Thanks.
1:09
Eno Sarris: I don’t believe. Just a curve, and it’s not that great.
1:10
Comment From Lewie
Do you think the Mets “should” be perennial contenders? (Given that they play in a massive market, and if they didn’t have poor owners.)
1:10
Eno Sarris: Once they build a sustainable approach in the minors, yes. Look at the Braves, with a terrible TV deal (worst in baseball) and 85 million pay rolls. Mets could 110-120 every eyar.
1:11
Comment From ScreamoEno
RANK ROS: Craig, Heyward, Myers, Kemp
1:11
Eno Sarris: Heyward Myers Kemp Craig (Craig is like a .280/18 gy IMO)
1:11
Comment From Guest
Louis CK bought Babe Ruths House for 2.5 what a pimp
1:12
Eno Sarris: And yet he’s on TV all the time showing us his most awkward moments. Awkward ass pimp.
1:12
Comment From Doolitte
I picked Doolittle up in my 12tean H2H and already have three closers. What should I be looking for on the trade market with him? I was offered Moreland, turned it down and then countered and tried to get Alex Wood.
1:12
Eno Sarris: Trade one of the closers ahead of him for more.
1:12
Comment From scatterbrian
Since when do the A’s trade SPs with less than a year of service time?
1:13
Eno Sarris: I’m not saying now, I’m saying eventually. I doubt they trade Russell, and if they do anything about 2b and SP until they trade Gray, it’s all around the edges like Pomeranz and Kazmir.
1:13
Comment From Roberts Plant
Kemp is barely playing and you have him above craig ROS? how’s that?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Trade/injury/upside. It’s a good critique, but Kemp’s fantasy uspsde is way better than Craig’s.
1:14
Comment From Rags
General roto league strategy question: with an underperforming team, do you think it’s better to address team needs early or wait for dump trades for keepers before the deadline?
1:14
Eno Sarris: Your team should regress towards the mean in a positive way, so I’d work around the edges and then sell later if it doesnt’ work out.
1:14
Comment From jevant
Verlander for McHugh/A-Ram? ROS, really? What’s a reasonable dynasty deal look like for Verlander?
1:15
Eno Sarris: I’ve been trying to get guys like Bailey and Hamels for him, but I’ve heard Altuve, and I think you’ll do better if you sell for a hitter.
1:15
Comment From Snoop Dogg
Alexei Ramirez – what will he do going forward? So solid thru two months, but so far above career level.
1:15
Eno Sarris: Have to think the steals will calm down at some point.
1:15
Comment From Marty
It would be far easier if someone taped Wilpon making racist statements
1:15
Eno Sarris: Yes.
1:15
Comment From Jed Hoyer
Bryant’s glove may not be MLB ready, but his bat has to be. Can’t he work his glove at Iowa?
1:15
Eno Sarris: Of course. I was just saying it’s not a great place to work on it in Chicago.
1:15
Comment From Rated Rookie
Does the Oscar Taveras era begin next week?
1:16
Eno Sarris: That was the rumor. Super two is coming up sometime in June.
1:16
Comment From JCougar
Is Khris Davis just on a lucky streak, or has he figured something out at the plate? I had already dropped him on one league, and was close to doing so in another.
1:16
Eno Sarris: Just a guy with bad plate discipline and great power. They tend to be volatile.
1:17
Comment From Joseph
Really want Betts. My league has Minors spots and most of my rookies wont’ be eligible next year. I am also competing and need some SP help. My depth at the prospect level is polanco, meyer, pederson, singleton. Do you think say, Polanco for Betts and Iwakuma is too much? Or should I refocus? What type of player you think is fair to add to polanco to get Betts/Iwakuma style SP?
1:17
Eno Sarris: You know, that’s not terrible and I like Polanco!
1:17
Comment From Dallas
Corn beef or Pastrami? Important.
1:17
Eno Sarris: The fattiness of corn beef cannot be ignored.
1:17
Comment From Chris "Mad Dog" Russo
HEY ENO, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY SHOW?!!!!!
1:17
Eno Sarris: PLEASE STOP YELLING I CAN’T HANDLE IT
1:18
Eno Sarris: Seriously, that show is so bad that I sometimes decide to turn off MLBN jsut to avoid him yelling at me.
1:18
Comment From Maxamuz

I can't handle yelling either.

1:19
Comment From Jake from State Farm
Did I screw up here? I traded away McCutch, Freeman, Prado and Gray for Tulo, Moss, Teixeira, and Verlander. I badly need hrs and rbi’s.
1:19
Eno Sarris: You got best SS in the deal, Moss gonna get you more homers than Freeman, but wish it wasn’t Verlander in there.
1:19
Comment From angelo
How many years for the Mets to contend, while we’re on the subject? Their hitting doesn’t look great at any level…
1:20
Eno Sarris: I think they’re about a year away from having a good staff. With a few signings, maybe one big trade, they could be 2-3 years away. I see light at end of tunnel actually.
1:20
Comment From Miketron
Will the podcast be on a more regular schedule with Nick on board? I love the show, but the inconsistent schedule leaves me wanting…
1:20
Eno Sarris: Tuesdays and Thursdays should happen from now on. It’s our job!
1:20
Comment From canofcorn66
Derek Norris or Montero RoS?
1:20
Eno Sarris: Still Montero because of PT.
1:21
Comment From Kinbote
E. Santana was also dropped or McHugh is available…
1:21
Eno Sarris: Santana with the changep for me.
1:21
Comment From Alex
Guy asked me if I would trade Kris Byrant or Maikel Franco. I told it would take Wil Myers. Fair or too much?
1:21
Eno Sarris: Asking a bit much.
1:21
Comment From frank drebin
Marte for segura…obp keeper..who wins?
1:22
Eno Sarris: Since both aren’t great OBP guys, I’ll take the SS unless you in a shallow league. In a 12-14+ with MIs, there’s some positional value that probably trumps the 7 or so homers Marte has on Segura.
1:22
Comment From Bruce
I just dealt away cespedes for yelich and Dee in a keeper. win/lose/push?
1:23
Eno Sarris: Win and I love YC as a buy low. Because Yelich is doing a lot of great things right now. Improving his work vs LHP, showing pre-power stuff, and he’s young. I like it.
1:23
Comment From Dean
I used to work in a deli and when a customer would ask what the difference was between corned beef and pastrami we would say “one is a fatty meat, the other a meaty fat.”
1:23
Comment From ottov-ENO
are you sure your alter ego isn’t adam ottovino
1:23
Eno Sarris: Totally love Ottavino. also VINO
1:23
Comment From Angry Mets Fan
This is all your fault, ENO!
1:23
Eno Sarris: Yeah I lobby
1:23
Comment From Bruce
How will the Summer of TJ affect next years auctions/drafts?
1:24
Eno Sarris: Maybe we’ll stop hearing about how we should be spending just as much on pitching as for hitting.
1:24
Comment From Billy the Goat
Do you like Wood? Cause I love Wood
1:24
Comment From Dean
Why can’t monsters get along with other monsters?
1:24
Comment From Brad
Watching Chris Russo is like watching a train wreck. You can’t stop staring yet you are sick to your stomach as you watch.
1:24
Eno Sarris: Late lude.
1:24
Comment From Marty
not sure if you’re passing on the votto questions or if you didn’t see them….what’s your take on his health? think he plays 75 games? would you trade Alexei Ramirez for him?
1:25
Eno Sarris: I would trade him but would want more. He says he’ll be fine soon, it’s just a quad.
1:25
Comment From john
re: mets contention – you are saying 2-3 MORE years? LOL, harvey will be on his way to the yankees by then and Wright will be older than dirt, plus theyll be paying granderson not to play and using that as an excuse to not spend money
1:26
Eno Sarris: I think the pitching will be pretty damn good next year. They’ll have Wheeler, Harvey, Niese, and then one or two of the guys that prove themselves this year. That’s a good staff imo, and the losers go into the pen and make the pen good.
1:26
Eno Sarris: But it’s figuring out the lineup that makes me say they need another year. And why would Harvey be gone in three years, they’d own him for more than that.
1:26
Comment From Bruce
So is your bar opening dream on hold?
1:27
Eno Sarris: Yeah, bars fall apart. BeerGraphs is forever.
1:27
Comment From aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh
tell nick to get a better mic
1:27
Eno Sarris: Already done.
1:27
Comment From Jake
THEY’RE MONSTERS.
1:27
Comment From Jake
YOU MONSTER
1:27
Comment From Malone
How can one easily get swstrk% per pitch type? Are you using whiff rates by Brooks and then only counting pitches swung on?
1:27
Eno Sarris: We have swinging strike by pitch type on the Pitch fx tab on every pitchers’ page.
1:27
Comment From Jake from State Farm
Would you trade Kluber for Pedroia in a dynasty league? I have Prado at 2b.
1:28
Eno Sarris: No, Pedroia worries me now. We had the thumb excuse this year, but maybe injury will keep him from ever hitting more than 10 homers in a season again. And steals fall apart quickly and he was never a big steals guy.
1:28
Comment From Guest
Any worries about Morneau going forward? What about Solarte? They have both really dropped off.
1:28
Eno Sarris: Injury for Morneau, BABIP regression for Solarte.
1:29
Comment From Rated Rookie
Maybe you should ask the guy who turns into a werewolf during every chat why monsters can’t get along?
1:29
Eno Sarris: I was thinking about it but then asvALSKFWE AI’M A VAMPIRE
1:29
Comment From Washington Irving
Everybody’s going nuts about the Blue Jays because they’ve been hot lately, but do you think they can really contend for anything with that rotation?
1:29
Eno Sarris: Queue the Samardzija rumors.
1:30
Comment From tommy
Really? Kaz for Price? Kaz has been soo much better…
1:30
Eno Sarris: I don’t trust that injury history on Kaz, especially with a two mph drop on his fastball this year.
1:30
Comment From KC Masterpiece
You trust Shields at Toronto tonight?
1:30
Eno Sarris: Every-starter.
1:30
Comment From Marty

It's not Super Prince, but it'll do.

1:31
Comment From john
harveys service clock started in 2012, which measn the mets control him through 2017 season. he is a boras client, so he wont be taking any team friendly deals. he is a die-hard yankees fan, so he will end up there as a FA eventually if not before… if the mets offense will take until 2016-2017 to get better, they arent competing with matt harvey as an ace
1:32
Eno Sarris: Lots of ways to compete. They have Harvey to 2018. They could compete with that staff and one FA bat.
1:32
Comment From LarryA
If E5 hits 14 HRs every month, he will finish with 108 HRs. Fact. I did the math
1:32
Comment From Yeah
Please don’t get too self-conscious about your yeahs. I know it now to mean you are thinking hard about the question
1:33
Eno Sarris: Also pulling up a page. Which means I should do more research and fewer ums and yeahs. It’s cool, I’ll still be me and you’ll still get them ,but I think I’ve been cutting them down a bit with more prep work.
1:33
Eno Sarris: (And I mean they have Harvey until the end of 2018. I’ll say it: the mets will make the playoffs with Harvey on the team. Really not that crazy a thing to say.)
1:33
Comment From Miketron
Looking at the Pitch Fx from last night it says Kaz was back up to 92.8 on the fastball
1:34
Eno Sarris: that would be interesting. Max or sitting?
1:34
Comment From Kevin
Hey Eno! Thoughts on Matt Cain? That HR/FB can’t stay that high right? RIGHT?!?!
1:34
Eno Sarris: Yeah I don’t think so.
1:34
Eno Sarris: He should give up fewer homers with a couple good starts at home.
1:34
Comment From Guest
Bailey looked good against the Dodgers last night better things to come?
1:34
Eno Sarris: I’ve been on him as a buy low forever.
1:34
Comment From yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
i thought the yeahs were a tribute to LCD soundsystem
1:34
Eno Sarris: Not the yeah yeah yeahs?
1:35
Comment From Uh-Uh Bigs
How does one become credentialed? in a nutshell
1:35
Eno Sarris: Work fulltime for a company that’s in the BBWAA.
1:35
Comment From Tennessee Williams
Tommy la STELLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
1:35
Comment From Mike at the Ted
When you have so many players in the mlb, a few uhms and yea’s is perfectly acceptable.
1:35
Comment From Sadwick
Yeah’s and um’s don’t bother me as much as people who insert the syllable bro into every other word. If i have to deal with those people for too long everything goes red and I wake up with a dirty shovel in my hands and bloody plastic in the back of my car.
1:35
Comment From yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
lcd is better
1:35
Comment From Alex
UPDATE: Guy asked me to include Rubby de La Rosa in the Syndergaard deal and I asked him to include Stryker Trahan. Silly move? should I just pull the trigger on Trumbo, Edurado, deGrom and Rubby for Syndergaard? At the finish line, help me cross it Eno
1:36
Eno Sarris: wait, you’re giving up Trumbo and all those pieces and getting Trahan and Thor back? PULL OUT PULL OUT even Thor has a 60% bust rate.
1:37
Comment From RWG
David Price’s fluctiating Velocity worrisome? seems like hiding an arm injury?
1:38
Eno Sarris: it is a bit weird http://www.fangraphs.com/pi… but if you look at any random part of his last two years, you can see some similar stretches.
1:38
Comment From Guest
Danny Duffy a lost cause?
1:38
Eno Sarris: That command.
1:38
Comment From Peckerhead
PULL OUT PULL OUT is easier said than done…
1:38
Comment From Dallas
Jah Thunder / Lightning — Hughes or Hammel ?
1:39
Eno Sarris: Hughes
1:39
Eno Sarris: HEY
1:39
Eno Sarris: Are we all here?
1:39
Eno Sarris: CAn we ?
1:39
Comment From Mike at the Ted
Yes we are
1:39
Eno Sarris: Do I hear?
1:39
Comment From Miketron
could it be?
1:39
Comment From Guest
yup
1:39
Comment From Guest
oh snap
1:39
Comment From Dallas
((makes explosion sound))
1:39
Comment From Rated Rookie
Ready over here.
1:39
Comment From Billy the Goat
scurred
1:39
Comment From Peckerhead
BOOOOOOOOOOM grgle grlge!
1:40
Eno Sarris: LIGHTNING ROUND LIGHTNING
1:40
Comment From Guest
its so loud
1:40
Comment From Captain Insano
tingle, tingle
1:40
Comment From David
Cuddyer or Castro, OBP matters!
1:40
Eno Sarris: Castro
1:40
Comment From Billy the Goat
whats going on in my pants?
1:40
Comment From the Average Sports Fan
Eaton or Maybin?
1:40
Eno Sarris: Eaton
1:40
Comment From Bob
Hanley?
1:40
Eno Sarris: injured by good
1:40
Comment From Rated Rookie
Myers for Sonny Gray?
1:40
Eno Sarris: I’ll take Gray.
1:40
Comment From David
Wright or Donaldson?
1:41
Eno Sarris: Donaldson????
1:41
Comment From Mike at the Ted
Peralta, McHugh, Vogelsong rank ROS please and thank you.
1:41
Eno Sarris: McHugh Peralta ………………………………………………… Vogelsong
1:41
Comment From Guest
ubaldo or mchugh?
1:41
Eno Sarris: Mchugh
1:41
Comment From Ben
Need Bats: Hutchison for Victorino?
1:41
Eno Sarris: Sure
1:41
Comment From Dallas
Paxton or Odorizzi ?
1:41
Eno Sarris: Ug wait on Paxton
1:41
Comment From Alex
Jose Veras still worth a flyer?
1:41
Eno Sarris: no
1:41
Comment From Guest
stout or ipa?
1:41
Eno Sarris: IPA
1:41
Comment From Guest
What’s yer sandwich today
1:42
Eno Sarris: ham swiss sriracha on bagel
1:42
Comment From Sandy
Shark for Price?
1:42
Eno Sarris: Shark
1:42
Comment From Billy the Goat
Smoak or Ike?
1:42
Eno Sarris: Ike
1:42
Comment From Miketron
Kluber or Anibal?
1:42
Eno Sarris: Kluber
1:42
Comment From Guest
Gausman or Stroman this year?
1:42
Eno Sarris: Gausman
1:42
Comment From Maxamuz
Who would win in a fight, Iggy Pop on drugs or Don Zimmer circa 2003/4
1:42
Eno Sarris: IGGY
1:43
Comment From Wacha Flaka
Bailey or Hamels ROS?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Hamels
1:43
Comment From Guest
Seager or Dominguez?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Seager
1:43
Comment From Tradey Cat
Soria or Kazmir?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Kaz, make him add something small
1:43
Comment From Billy the Goat
Cody Allen or Ottavino?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Allen, they haven’t yet taken role from LTH
1:43
Comment From Miketron
Frank Black or Black Francis?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Frank
1:43
Comment From cavebird
FWIW, Kazmir’s 92.8 velo last night was average, touched 96.
1:43
Comment From Johnny Rockets
AJax or Myers
1:44
Eno Sarris: Myers
1:44
Comment From zoorzles
GRAY FOR HANLEY?
1:44
Eno Sarris: Hanley
1:44
Comment From Jake from State Farm
Jennings, Fowler or Ozuna?
1:44
Eno Sarris: Jennings
1:44
Comment From tommy
hugs or kisses?
1:44
Eno Sarris: Hugs take less commitment
1:44
Comment From David
Seth Smith or Joyce? Or both and platoon?
1:44
Eno Sarris: both, platoon, joyce if both starting.
1:44
Comment From Charlie
Pablo or Seager?
1:44
Eno Sarris: SEager
1:44
Comment From Kris
So if I’m offered Homer Bailey for Morse I have to make that trade right??
1:44
Eno Sarris: yes
1:45
Comment From floyd
lsd is best
1:45
Comment From Ben
Maybin or Duda?
1:45
Eno Sarris: Duda



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  1. E720 says:

    My team would be in 1st if it were roto 5×5 (it’s a 12 team h2h pts) w/ (Darvish, Tanaka, Wacha, Richards, Goldy, Braun, Abreu, Brantley, etc). Record is 5-3. Due to h2h matchups, sometimes the other team just scores more pts than you. Will the best team likely win out in the long run in these h2h formats? Doesn’t roto just make so much more sense than h2h pts leagues?

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    • RT says:

      Probably. Depends on scoring tho, I enjoy points because it values players for their entire skill levels. i.e. Adam Jones is worth much less than Edwin despite somewhat HR and AVG because AJ strikes out a lot and never walks, whereas Edwin rarely K’s and walks a lot. Also the head to head aspect makes it more competitive IMO. But yes, I do think Roto more accurately rewards the better players.

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