Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/20/13

8:45
Eno Sarris: see you in 15!
9:01
Eno Sarris: Lyrics of the day! Was down yesterday, feeling more up today. Might be a hint…

Off with your head
Dance ’til you’re dead

(yes that’s it, but for someone here, it’ll be easy)

9:01
Comment From Marty
Ladies & Gentlemen: Eno Sarris! PARASITE FREE FOR 4 DAYS!
9:01
Eno Sarris: Maybe that’s why I’m feeling better.
9:01
Comment From Dr. Met
Umami burger coming to new york to compete against shake shack. Awesome!
9:02
Eno Sarris: They okay. Really expensive. We actually have one in Palo Alto.

9:02
Comment From Gous
Love beer graphs. Any plans to implement a search function? It’s hard to find beers/states if they’re not on the front leader board.
9:02
Eno Sarris: so many things in the plans. That’s one! Thanks.
9:02
Comment From Milhouse
I lost my sleeper and the bust-ginity this morning….
9:02
Eno Sarris: I hope we took it easy on you.
9:03
Comment From OAK SPs
Drop Morse for Blanks in 10-team w/ OPS? Upside!
9:03
Eno Sarris: Yes. If he’s actually K’ing less, he’s exciting.
9:03
Comment From wes
Alcides Escobar, Scutaro, Franklin – right order ROS?
9:03
Eno Sarris: Franklin ahead of Scutaro at this point.
9:03
Comment From Milhouse
When is it acceptable to pick up Erasmo and stash on a team with a very small bench?
9:03
Eno Sarris: When you hear something concrete about him coming up.
9:03
Comment From Dallas
Beer
9:03
Eno Sarris: Yes I’m having one tonight.
9:03
Comment From JonBoy
Porcello had one bad inning yesterday. Do you like him more than Parker/Garza/Colon types?
9:03
Eno Sarris: Than Colon, yes.
9:03
Comment From Dave
Do you friend twitter followers on Untappd?
9:04
Eno Sarris: Sure, hit me up @ enosarris
9:04
Comment From Colm
First in Runs and need HR/RBI: Trade Carpenter or Kendrick for Hardy? 10-team with OPS
9:05
Eno Sarris: Interesting. Carp is nice but a little bit more in real life. He’s got no steals and the BA will probably come down a bit. I wonder if you shouldn’t ask for an upgrade elsewhere for your trouble. Hardy’s an injury risk too.
9:05
Comment From Maxamuz

Lucas Duda Update (with Bonus .gif) – 7/22 (.318/.464) with 2 doubles and an RBI. #ShaveJuanPierresMustacheOff

9:05
Comment From greg
Wil Myers – 5th OF in 10-team okay?
9:06
Eno Sarris: The upside makes him worth rostering. I wouldn’t stick too long in a redraft.
9:06
Comment From Tony
Tony Cigrani, ROS outlook? Worth hold 12 team mixed?
9:06
Eno Sarris: Sucks that he’s in the bullpen. I’d wait a bit.
9:06
Comment From Goat
Hey Eno- you’ll be happy to know I had a hotdog today in honour of your impending chat!! A quick question- so whenever you guys write articles about someone you like it’s really difficult to put it in perspective, I mean in terms of how much do you like them… Say Corey Kluber- you like him, right? Carson and Chris love him, but is he a top 70 pitcher, a top 50 pitcher, top 30 pitcher (with error bars of course!)? And of the top of your head, who would an ‘established’ pitcher of similar standard be?
9:08
Eno Sarris: I try to end my articles with some context, a few players I might drop for them and so on, but it’s not easy to give prescriptive opinions like that without knowing settings. Kluber to me is still a risk, since he’s obviously had trouble with the cutter flattening in the past (high BABIPs, high HR/FB). I like him better than Porcello. Better than Garza? Dunno. Maybe on the level of the Oakland dudes. Safer at home.
9:08
Comment From gus
What’s your take on EY Jr? Worth a 10-team flier?
9:08
Eno Sarris: Not in a ten team.
9:08
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Any recommendations for good red ales, especially stronger ones? Tried Lagunitas Lucky 13 last night and it was pretty good, but I realized I didn’t have much I could compare it to
9:08
Eno Sarris: I’m such an IPA guy that I only really like the reds that are really just IPAs with a little red in them. So I like Ninkasi’s imperial red.
9:09
Comment From Sirras One
If you could clone one position player and field an entire team (including pitchers) of this player, who would you choose? What about if you had to clone a pitcher?
9:09
Eno Sarris: Shoot, I’d say someone like Simmons because he was a pitcher and could be okay. Chris Davis pitched well enough the other day. Chris Davis? If I had to clone a pitcher… Carlos Zambrano? I know these answers are strange, but you need both sides of the game, and there are very few that can do both.
9:10
Comment From Feeeeesh heads
Ozuna slowing down in Miami…Yelich time soon?
9:10
Eno Sarris: Was always a K risk. I think Yelich still hurt, and he’s a K risk, and further away.
9:10
Comment From Adam
Is it time to sell Jered Weaver?
9:10
Eno Sarris: Has been for a long time.
9:10
Comment From Maxamuz
Who would you rather own n a vacuum…Machado or Marte? It’s gotta be Machado right?
9:10
Eno Sarris: Yeah neither is a great plate discipline guy, so take the the guy at third even if he’s got an IFFB problem.
9:11
Comment From Kris
With Tulo out, my team is dead at SS. Is Josh Rutledge good enough to hold me over for 2 more months? He’s hitting .045 since he got called back up…
9:11
Eno Sarris: I’d give him a shot. Probably better than your other options.
9:11
Comment From Bkgeneral
Cespedes down 100 in OPS. Any hope?
9:11
Eno Sarris: Sure, he’ll have some nice power moments. The K% is a little scary though.
9:11
Comment From Wobbles
Soria’s almost back, but scheppers is pitching pretty well, and Joe Nathan refuses to die! when do you think soria gets his first save opp? late this year? late next year?
9:11
Eno Sarris: Never?
9:11
Comment From Jeremy
Was offered Profar and Corbin for my Josh Hamilton and Beltran. I’m playing for the future, have no hope this year at all. Take the deal or try to throw in a prospect in hopes he gives me Taveras/Bogaerts as well?
9:12
Eno Sarris: Throw in another veteran? Bogaerts for me, even though I love love Taveras, the Cards take forever with their dudes.
9:12
Comment From Jordan

Mune says hello

9:12
Eno Sarris: That guy’s a trip.
9:12
Comment From Your Boss Shitty Kid
In video games like The Show when you hit a fly ball there is a shady spot on the ground that gets smaller and smaller to help you track where the ball will the land. This should exist for the TV audience! I would think by now we have the technology. I want swing speed, pitch speed, ball of bat speed, apex, angle… I WANT IT ALL LIVE IN GAME NOW. please.
9:13
Comment From Goat
Turns out tortoisehell cats are chimeras, two zygotes (4 parent cells) fuse early on and develop to form one (patchy) animal. Common in a lot of animals. How cool is that?!
9:13
Comment From Das Otter
Boy, baseball is cool, isn’t it?
9:13
Eno Sarris: Strange interlude!
9:13
Comment From Evan
Hey Eno, if you had to pick two guys in a deep dynasty league: Springer/Soler/Correa/Singleton/Bryant
9:14
Eno Sarris: I like guys who don’t K a ton and have seen some combat. Soler and… Singleton? Springer Ks too much for me, Correa, Bryant haven’t done enough for me.
9:14
Comment From jesse
Rut-Roh! Rutlegde isn’t exactly doing great filling in for Tulo on my team, OBP league Nick Franklin? Scutaro? Drew?
9:14
Eno Sarris: Well I might take Franklin here, OBP league and all.
9:15
Comment From Joe D
What would be the trade value of Bobby Parnell? Could the Mets get someone like Avisail Garcia or Nick Castellanos for him?
9:15
Eno Sarris: If they could, they should IMO. They need a good bat in the OF more than they need a reliever. They could make good relievers out of some of their secondary starting prospects right now.
9:15
Comment From Tom
You said something, maybe last chat, about not drinking stouts because you sense caffeine in them. Are you allergic or something?
9:15
Eno Sarris: No I just don’t do caffeine, so when I do it’s like fireworks.
9:15
Comment From David
Is it time to drop Evan Gattis? If I trade him I only expect pennies on the dollar.
9:15
Eno Sarris: Can’t you just keep him on your DL?
9:16
Comment From Bkgeneral
ROS Kemp or the kid on my son’s team that gets yelled at to hit it like he does at home?
9:16
Eno Sarris: Possible this time off has helped his shoulder…
9:16
Comment From anon
Brewers should consider R.Weeks @ 1B – Yes or No? They’ve given everyone else a shot there.
9:16
Eno Sarris: Hart’s coming.
9:16
Comment From Hogwagon
heading to 3 Floyds brewpub this weekend, they have a beer on tap, Apocalypse Cow, I want to try, they describe it as a “double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar”…have you ever tried an ale augmented with lactose milk sugar? what on earth is that going to taste like? are milk stouts similar?
9:16
Eno Sarris: I have never. That is what milk stouts do. I want this beer.
9:17
Comment From Steven
Thanks for the chat, Eno! How many innings (or other data) would be necessary to conclude that a given pitcher can sustain higher than usual strand rates? Are there any such cases? Even without attributing it to intangibles like grit, focus, etc., I struggle to accept that pitchers have as little control over it as the studies show. Halp!
9:17
Eno Sarris: SIERA research found a link between K% and LOB%, to an extent, so if you look at the SIERA number, it should help in this regard. I’ve never seen LOB% stabilize in-season.
9:17
Comment From Marty
Do you think Jesse Crain gets traded to a team that makes him their closer?
9:18
Eno Sarris: Well, Detroit is what we’re talking about here. I guess Crain is enough of a veteran to please Leyland, but is he really? I wonder if there’s a GM/Manager disagreement about how important a veteran closer is right now.
9:18
Comment From Ceetar
Going to Reichenbach Hall, new beer hall in NYC, for lunch. Jealous?
9:18
Eno Sarris: Jealous of anyone who lives in NYC. Unless they have kids.
9:19
Comment From Your Boss Shitty Kid
Heads will roll – Metric
9:19
Eno Sarris: I was thinking the other version, but pretty good.
9:19
Comment From Homer at the Bat
Good morning Eno! I have Moreland on the DL (tearing it up in the minors, back Friday) but I feel like I could land Rizzo for Aramis Ramirez, problem is then I’m using Arenado or Rendon at 3B. Is it worth it to make the offer (I’d be worried Moreland could turn out to be Chris Davis 2.0, you never know…). Thanks!
9:19
Eno Sarris: I don’t think it’s worth it. Aramis’ power will come.
9:19
Comment From spil
i have to accept this puig to get longoria trade offer no?
9:19
Eno Sarris: I would.
9:19
Comment From Ben
A buddy of mine is going up to northern VT for a wedding and i have 2 cases of Heady Topper on order. Ever have it? I havent but rate beer gives it a 100!
9:19
Eno Sarris: BeerGraphs’ Number one.
9:20
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll. My question is, are those lyrics directed at the food-service personnel at the O.Co Coliseum?
9:20
Eno Sarris: See. well. No comment.
9:20
Comment From Kris
Lyrics are definitely from Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
9:20
Eno Sarris: almost.
9:20
Comment From 5-cent head
when does erasmo get called up and should he be better than wheeler?
9:20
Eno Sarris: Rather have the NL guy with all the pedigree, but all those walks… Still Wheeler. Until he walks five again next start.
9:21
Comment From Gous
Further on BG. The Saison leader board makes me sad I don’t live in Vermont.
9:21
Eno Sarris: The Vermont leaderboard is funny. All two breweries, very very good breweries.
9:21
Comment From BRL
Who do you like better at SS, Nick Franklin or Jhonny Peralta in a non keeper league?
9:21
Eno Sarris: Franklin.
9:22
Comment From LarryA
Do you turn down requests to guest on podcasts by the dozen? Or does your agent handle that?
9:22
Eno Sarris: Mostly I say yes. Got things to PIMP.
9:22
Comment From Flapjacks
What type of RoS do you expect for Aaron Hill and Adam Eaton when the return from the DL? Is Hill worth stashing since he is due back soon?
9:22
Eno Sarris: Eaton has taken so long I don’t expect much any more. Aaron Hill? low BA, some power.
9:22
Comment From spil
test
9:22
Eno Sarris: passed
9:22
Comment From Huh?
You starting Lackey today @ DET?
9:23
Eno Sarris: No I didn’t.
9:23
Comment From Sagar
EJax, Kluber or Tommy Hanson for Dynasty formats?
9:23
Eno Sarris: Kluber.
9:23
Comment From Jeff
NEED HELP! Would you trade Rios for Braun? What about Beltran for Braun?
9:24
Eno Sarris: Tough one. If he wasn’t on DL, yes to both. Those OFs didn’t cost you much, probably, and it looks like you have some depth.
9:24
Comment From As Fan Who is OK with the Giants Recent Successes. Totally fine with it.
So, after taking the CA Bar exam in February my brother picked me up from Oakland with, what I can only describe as, liquid gold. He had managed to obtain not 1, not 2, but 12 bottled of pliny the elder to quiet the BAR exam wolves. Problem is, I haven’t been able to get any since. Your a NorCal man, where do they have Pliny right now?
9:24
Eno Sarris: It’s seasonal. I haven’t seen it since spring.
9:25
Comment From jeffery
How do you rank OAK SPs? QS, IP, K/9 (no wins)
9:25
Eno Sarris: Griffin, Parker, Milone, Colon (just cause I don’t see a full RoS from him), Straily (nervous about the fastball)
9:26
Comment From Dr. Met
Do either Gausman or Bauer come back up anytime soon? Balto seems to have a revolving #5 door and in Cleveland Kazmir has really dropped back down to earth.
9:26
Eno Sarris: Yeah I think both will be back again.
9:26
Eno Sarris: They’re both sixth starters and every team uses their sixth starters.
9:26
Comment From Feeeeesh heads
Help ease me into the reality that Smyly is never going to start this year…
9:26
Eno Sarris: Now’s the time, if ever. He’s still throwing multiple innings for what it’s worth.
9:26
Comment From 5-cent head
I am last right now in whip and era 12 team 5×5…have no real pitching and everyone I trot out gets shelled, like porcello. my ace is hamels, with parker, Fernandez, liriano and kluber. no one will trade–I should make up some ground with this crew, right?
9:27
Eno Sarris: You’ve got better days in front of you, but I hope you have a good offense (no offense).
9:27
Comment From Jordan
I was offered Bautista and Corbin for my Beltre and Anibal. Personally not a fan of Corbin, but Anibal’s shoulder might be disintegrating as we speak. Thoughts?
9:27
Eno Sarris: I think Corbin’s floor is fairly high, even if regression is coming. GB guy, in the NL. This is fine, if you can put JBau at third.
9:28
Comment From BS
New micro-brewery in Chicago: DryHop. Damn, it’s good.
9:28
Eno Sarris: Is anything *not* dry-hopped?
9:28
Comment From TB
Thoughts on Lowrie ROS. Is Nick Franklin going to outproduce him?
9:29
Eno Sarris: Could actually! Since Franklin steals bases. And Lowrie hasn’t missed a big chunk of time yet.
9:29
Comment From Dallas
Does Putz close again? Stash if I own Bell?
9:29
Eno Sarris: yes and yes
9:29
Comment From TB
Is Span hurt or awful?
9:29
Eno Sarris: Hard to tell because even when he’s right he’s like a .280/5/25 guy.
9:29
Comment From Televators
Yan Gomes is just a tease, right? Is points/AB is off the chart (no rate stats in my league) and his C, 3B, OF designations are fantastic. But he’s not going to get enough playing time to be worthwhile. Or am I wrong? Please say I’m wrong.
9:29
Eno Sarris: I don’t think he’s a third baseman, so where’s he going to play.
9:30
Comment From Milhouse
What do you make of guys with weird splits, like righties with better numbers against righties
9:30
Eno Sarris: That supposedly takes more than 1000 plate appearances to stabilize.
9:30
Comment From Jordan
Will you be writing more on BeerGraphs?
9:30
Eno Sarris: I’ve written some. I’ll be posting tomorrow.
9:30
Comment From Dan
I have a logjam at OF. J.Upton, Cuddyer,Bourn D.Jennings,A Gonzalez and Heyward for 4 spots in a 12 team roto 5×5. Who should I drop? Or keep them all?
9:31
Eno Sarris: I don’t see a dropper. Could try to trade Cuddyer with something else for an upgrade.
9:31
Comment From Crusty
All other factors being equal, do you choose the beer with the higher or the lower alcohol content?
9:31
Eno Sarris: Lower actually! The highest stuff (Barleywines) are just so thick to me.
9:31
Comment From Razor
I feel like I have to have heady topper now (skeptical that it’s really a 15-win beer), but saw it’s only available in Vermont? How am I supposed to get someone to send me some from Vermont?
9:31
Eno Sarris: It’s very very hard.
9:31
Comment From Pat
Big IPA fan huh? Have you had Sweetwater IPA? Best in the biz imo
9:31
Eno Sarris: Top tenner
9:31
Comment From Atwood
What is your out look on brothers ROS? Should remain COL closer IMO
9:32
Eno Sarris: I thought Betancourt was hurt all year, and not in the groinal region. I could see Brothers taking it back, but Raffy will get it when he comes off the DL.
9:32
Comment From Evan
Time to stash Brian Wilson in deeper leagues and dynasties?
9:32
Eno Sarris: I’ve got him in some deep leagues, but with the total lack of buzz, I’m thinking it’s a waste.
9:32
Comment From Jason
Mike Leake?
9:33
Eno Sarris: Wrote a whole thing about him, and we talked about him in the podcast. I think he’s a decent final pitcher in mixed leagues. Probably take Kluber over him for K upside though.
9:33
Eno Sarris: yes, I will now insert Kluber into every pitcher discussion. You’re welcome.
9:33
Comment From person hscer
I don’t think either Machado or Marte would fare very well in a vacuum.
9:33
Comment From Dr. Met
Stone Vertical epic 12.12.12 or Ballast point tongue buckler
9:33
Comment From person hscer
stillquoteunquoteworking.gif
9:34
Comment From Jon
This isn’t a fantasy question, but if you were the Pirates, would you deal Taillon, Polanco and Tony Sanchez for Giancarlo Stanton?
9:34
Eno Sarris: Yes. They have outfielders and decent enough catchers and could really use some serious POWER.
9:34
Comment From Karl O
Has the sell-high window for Dom Brown closed? An ugly collar last night with trey whiffs. Just sit back and enjoy the 12 – 15 HRs he’s due ROS?
9:34
Eno Sarris: Everyone’s still skeptical. He’ll take his lumps, but I think he’ll still be a good OF3 RoS.
9:35
Comment From Mike
Aaron Hill coming off DL soon and I have too many 2B in my league. Standard categories with OPS. Can I just drop one of the following or should I use them as trade bait? Rutledge/Walker/K Johnson
9:35
Eno Sarris: I’d test waters with KJ but he’s my dropper.
9:35
Comment From BS
Tradin! Reyes/Kuroda or Felix?
9:35
Eno Sarris: Gotta wait until Reyes is playing again.
9:35
Comment From Frederick Freeman
Do I get to 20 HRs?
9:35
Eno Sarris: Hah. But I have said all along that I think his power upside is muted.
9:35
Comment From jesse
Is Strange Brew you favorite Beer Movie?
9:36
Eno Sarris: Oh that’s good. Why do I like Beerfest?
9:36
Comment From Turtles of Tasman
Closers lacking performance in non save situations. Mental?
9:36
Eno Sarris: Not a real thing.
9:36
Comment From Feeeeesh heads
How come nobody is talking about a potential trade target in Joakim Soria? If he can pick up a few ticks as a result of TJ like most do, he has the ability to close. Nathan can’t stay healthy all year…right???
9:36
Eno Sarris: Nathan’s ligament is fresh still.
9:36
Comment From Ben
Will Buxton & Sano be up next year? If so, at what point?
9:37
Eno Sarris: Yeah Sano should be, outside chance at coffee this year. Next year, mid-season, but too much depends on how team is doing.
9:37
Comment From Jack Steele
When is the Edwin Jackson turn-a-round coming?
9:37
Eno Sarris: You mean the one where he pitches to a 4 ERA rest of season? It’s not very exciting.
9:37
Comment From dude
Zack greinke has stopped throwing his slider. He is throwing a cutter more often instead.
9:37
Eno Sarris: And those two pitches are often the same thing!
9:38
Comment From Swarley
Chances Yoervis Medina runs away with the closer gig?
9:38
Eno Sarris: Not great. Worse control than Capps, worse velocity, same arsenal.
9:38
Comment From Maxamuz
Do you think the Red Sox will move Iglesias over to 3B full time when Bogaerts arrives?
9:38
Eno Sarris: Other way around if that.
9:38
Comment From person hscer
Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe Steve Lombardozzi deserves an MLB roster spot over an allegedly healthy but possibly crippled Danny Espinosa?
9:38
Eno Sarris: No, the Nats agree.
9:39
Comment From Bob Loblaw
Do you consider umpires when streaming? Is this a thing worth monitoring, or is it too noisy?
9:39
Eno Sarris: not too noisy, just hard to get the info long enough before game to pick right pitcher. Think of Glavine/Gregg.
9:39
Comment From Bird
What are your opinions on Brandon Webb’s peak? GOAT sinker? Paired good k rates? Who has the highest peak of any pitcher all time?
9:39
Eno Sarris: Koufax? Pedro.
9:40
Comment From Mark
Touring SHipyard Brewing Company in an hour, any suggestions (going to Alagash instead is sadly not a viable suggestion).
9:40
Eno Sarris: Maybe try their dark beers. Don’t like their IPAs, sadly. Their smashed pumpkin is one of the more tolerable pumpkin beers.
9:40
Comment From GSon
Surprise destination for Yovanni Gallardo?..
9:40
Eno Sarris: San Francisco?
9:41
Comment From jon
Can Grandyman get over the bad luck and deliver 40R, 15 HR, 50 RBI, 5 SB?
9:41
Eno Sarris: What’s his timeframe? If you’re asking if I think he’ll still have power, yes.
9:41
Comment From dude
And you don’t have to post this, but there was an article written on greinke already by I at the fantasy fix…but I do really think it is interesting and his warning signs should be a discussion …notice his zone%, release point compared to 2009, velocity, etc.
9:41
Eno Sarris: We’ll put Zimm on the case with his injury predictor.
9:41
Comment From juan pierres mustache
wait, metric covered that?
9:42
Eno Sarris: No, I guess he got the band wrong. I just assume covers when someone gets the names right but band wrong. Cause I don’t know crap.
9:42
Comment From Karl O
YBSK – Karen O is coming to eat your entrails…
9:42
Eno Sarris: I don’t even know what this means but it’s crazy so I posted it.
9:42
Comment From Young, Dumb, and full of…. regret
I was in college at a time when people didn’t line up for pliny the younger season. i was young, inexperienced, and, quite frankly, stupid. i went to russian river one night, not for the beer, but for the, i don’t know, drunk. i chugged 6 glasses of the younger that night. is there such a thing as retrospective rock bottom?
9:43
Eno Sarris: You were lucky. It’s great that way, when you stumble into a show and it’s The Shins at a bar with 50 people.
9:43
Comment From RM
How do you feel bout picking up Esmil rogers\/
9:43
Eno Sarris: Gonna have a breakdown on RotoGraphs today. I still think he’s a pitch short, but read Blake on the subject.
9:43
Comment From LarryA
Im going this weekend to visit Hill Farmstead, The Alchemist (Heady) and the Ben and Jerrys Factory. Put in your order. Thx
9:44
Eno Sarris: All of it. In my belly.
9:44
Comment From HTD
Cliff Lee for Adamn Lind/Saltalamacchia fair in a keeper league?
9:44
Eno Sarris: I’d much rather have Lee side.
9:44
Comment From atwood
You like Beach? what to do with Medlin?
9:44
Eno Sarris: I think it’s Teheran going down when Beachy is ready, which isn’t yet.
9:44
Comment From saskatunes
who else is watching Andrew WK drum for 24 hours straight? http://pitchfork.com/news/51235-watch-andrew-wk-attempt-to-break-drumming-world-record-right-now/
9:44
Eno Sarris: If I liked drum space more…
9:45
Comment From BS
Do kids collect baseball cards anymore? Do they make baseball cards anymore?
9:45
Eno Sarris: Maybe (I think it’s adults now) and yes!
9:45
Comment From Jackie Brown
Andrus is overrated or very overrated?
9:45
Eno Sarris: In fantasy? the first. In real life? He’s pretty good with the glove.
9:45
Comment From Feeeeesh heads
rut rut for erasmo?
9:45
Eno Sarris: Fair trade. Banking on upside in both cases.
9:45
Comment From Matt
Is Matt Moore broken? And I don’t mean that in a sexual way.
9:46
Eno Sarris: Good cause I wouldn’t know. He always had a control problem.
9:46
Comment From Adam
Obviously Adam Lind will regress to some extent. Thoughts on him ROS??
9:46
Eno Sarris: .280 with 25 homer pace, best OBP of his career.
9:46
Comment From James
I was offered Rendon for Ryu in a 4 hitter, 2 pitcher keeper league where I already have Strasburg, Greinke, Beachy, Porcello, Kluber, Jarrod Parker, and AJ Griffin. I need a 3B keeper for the future, as my current hitting keepers are CarGo, HanRam, and Rizzo. Should I take the trade since I have the pitching depth?
9:46
Eno Sarris: I would trade Ryu but I think you might be able to do better.
9:47
Comment From saskatunes
Wait only 2 VT breweries? I assume you mean Alchemist and… Magic Hat? Hill Farmstead should be there. Switchback? Rock Art? Lawsons?
9:47
Eno Sarris: I meant Alchemist and Hill Farmstead. Only because they have like 9 of the top 10.
9:47
Comment From Sadwick
I was out too late last night, a girl I met got me drunk and now it feels like I’m wearing a helmet too tight.
9:48
Comment From evil eno
muhuwahahahahahahaha
9:48
Eno Sarris: Phew. Had to finish off that interlude.
9:48
Comment From Andrew Bailey
Think I right the ship or I’m still hurt?
9:49
Eno Sarris: Did you see his velocity chart? It’s tailing off some. I’m a bit worried.
9:49
Comment From Guest
Do you root for guys on your fantasy team against the team you are a fan of? As a Phillies fan who has Desmond that grand slam last night didnt sting as much as it should.
9:49
Eno Sarris: This is called Rotizophrenia. I usually bargain. “One homer from Starling Marte, but the Mets close em out 5-1.”
9:50
Comment From Bobby
OBP league …. Mourneau, Morales or Moreland at the CI Spot?
9:50
Eno Sarris: Moreland.
9:50
Comment From Maxamuz
Sierra Nevadas Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale is “wet-hopped” see link – http://www.chow.com/food-news/93483/what-is-wet-hop-beer/
9:50
Eno Sarris: And the Southern Hemisphere is too, and it’s outstanding.
9:50
Comment From T Walker
starting heyward against neise today?
9:50
Eno Sarris: Yeah. If I’m sitting Heyward gainst a lefty, it’s one of those crazy release point guys like Sale.
9:51
Comment From John
Trade offer in an Al ONLY ROTO – Butler and Greg Holland for Pujols and Jose Veras. Which side wins?
9:51
Eno Sarris: Pujols side. Butler is looking like a .280/18 season.
9:51
Comment From Guest
bj upton worth picking up yet?
9:51
Eno Sarris: Sure, if you can stomach the BA.
9:51
Comment From taylor
Starlin Castro’s year is a mystery to me. You loved him preseason, calling yourself wrong now or is he a prime bounce back?
9:52
Eno Sarris: I still like him, and would say that some of the reasons I loved him where: 1) Rest of position was scary. 2) age/peripherals were lined up perfectly. 1) is maybe less true now, and 2) is still true-ish. He can go .290 with 14/25 pace RoS still, but it won’t look great on the year. I’ll buy him cheap next year though.
9:53
Comment From pr
who leads the mariners in saves next year?
9:53
Eno Sarris: Capps? Only if he can ‘cap’ the platoon problems.
9:53
Comment From Gila Monster
Is it just time to drop Hosmer? I don’t think he has anything at all going for him….
9:53
Eno Sarris: He’s been going a little better recently, looking more like his .275/15/10 kind of self, but unless you need steals, that’s meh.
9:54
Comment From JP
Is Matt Dominguez’s power the real deal, and do you see the batting average ever improving?
9:54
Eno Sarris: I believe in his power. I don’t believe in his BA.
9:54
Comment From JP
What’s your take on Johnathan Singleton? Do you think he’s the real deal?
9:54
Eno Sarris: I’m watching his K% hard core when he gets to the bigs. could be anywhere from 20-30%, and it’ll be a big deal where that lands.
9:55
Comment From Dawn Keibals
Mad Bum is a bad maamajamma and would have crushed Guzman…..did you see it?
9:55
Eno Sarris: Guzman seems to have started that whole shindig. Silly.
9:55
Comment From DeepLeaguer
I love Kluber but am now looking for the next big thing. Any gold here: H Santiago, A Figaro, C Carrasco, J Alvarez?
9:56
Eno Sarris: Santiago has a chance. Him, Figaro and Alvarez all have fastball problems. Alvarez throws his 89. Figaro 95 but straight. Santiago similar. But I’ll take Santiago.
9:56
Comment From Klubermania
Are you taking Kluber over any of the OAK guys with K/9 and IP as cats?
9:57
Eno Sarris: I’ll take him over Colon. Milone/Parker? Harumph. Realized I forgot to put Anderson on there, he’s ahead of Milone/Parker when healthy. Kluber over.. Parker? Could be. Parker can’t get the K% he deserves with that swinging strike rate for some reason.
9:57
Comment From Gregorius D.I.D.(i)
Do you ever drink something as simple as Coors Light?
9:58
Eno Sarris: Sometimes Stella, but would prefer a pils.
9:58
Comment From juan pierres mustache
were you aware that mike axisa has created a model for an A-Rod centaur bobblehead? http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/22489794/the-bobblehead-project-a-rod-the-centaur
9:58
Eno Sarris: I love you Mike Axisa.
9:58
Comment From Colin
Drop Cobb for Kluber? No DL spots.
9:58
Eno Sarris: no
9:58
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
Eno, would you sell high on Puig in a re-draft league?
9:58
Eno Sarris: yes, but depends on return.
9:59
Comment From Marty
We can Duda if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don’t DUDA
And if they don’t DUDA
Well they’re no friends of mine
9:59
Comment From Guest
Is Rosenthal the best reliever who isn’t closing?
9:59
Eno Sarris: yes
9:59
Comment From Andrew
What’s your take on Lester’s recent struggles? The swinging strike rate had me terrified all year, and it seems to be catching up with him.
9:59
Eno Sarris: This might be him now.
9:59
Comment From Miketron
utley or kinsler ROS?
9:59
Eno Sarris: Kinsler because he doesn’t have a degenerative knee condition.
9:59
Comment From JP
Would you go as far to predict Cody Allen will be the closer this year or possibly next?
9:59
Eno Sarris: Let’s see if Papelbon gets dealt.
10:00
Comment From Badger
Will Strasburg be a elite pitcher and live up to the hype?
10:00
Eno Sarris: I think he is an elite pitcher and has lived up to the hype.
10:00
Comment From Val Lowe
Should we be more concerned about Matt Moore’s velocity or Wil Myers projected k%?
10:00
Eno Sarris: Yes.
10:00
Comment From Dawn Keibals
If say…your birthday was tomorrow, what beer would you be drinking?
10:00
Eno Sarris: My birthday is Monday. If it’s not Firestone Walker Double Jack, it’s something I’ve never had.
10:00
Comment From Guest
is the bartender done?
10:01
Eno Sarris: Damn and he never got me my drink. Oh. Wait. No, I think he just loses his fastball command from time to time. That might explain the high swSTR% and low K%, high BB%.
10:01
Comment From jesse
We know that increased Stress levels produce adrenaline and adrenaline reduces fine motor skills, pitching is very much about fine motor skills? give the importance place on 9th inning performance (real or not) Are you saying there is zero difference in stress levels in the 9th inning; real or perceived??
10:02
Eno Sarris: I’m saying it hasn’t shown in the numbers from what I’ve seen. Probably because it’s pretty f’in stressful to go and pitch in front of a ton of people, so you probably have adrenaline each time you go pitch. So it’s just a question of shades of gray.
10:02
Comment From JP
Do you think Rubby maintains as a starter and eventually gets a chance in the league this year?
10:02
Eno Sarris: It’s a battle right now. yes, though, they’ll try him as a starter at first. Look at how long the Padres gave Cashner. Just so much more value there.
10:03
Comment From Gregorius D.I.D.(i)
InterDUDE
10:03
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
Shipyard Export isn’t a bad way to go, their IPA is mediocre at best, their Summer is underrated, their Smashed Pumpkin is good
10:03
Comment From Minsc
Squeaky wheel gets the kick!
10:03
Comment From Marty
You told me on twitter Dom Brown is 75% of stanton. dont you think that’s a bit high considering his HR rate will probably regress, and dude hasnt taken a walk in like 2 months?
10:04
Eno Sarris: Well I don’t think the walk rate matters much unless you in OBP… did you tell me that? True talent, I’d call Dom Brown a .275/25/10 guy most years, this year it’s looking like .275/32/12 kind of thing. That looks like 75% Stanton. Maybe even closer once you put the SBs in.
10:04
Comment From Brian S
Am I stupid for rejecting (his) David Price for (my) Jose Fernandez in a keeper league?
10:04
Eno Sarris: Not until you see Price pitch in the bigs again this year.
10:05
Comment From Guest
ROS Bourn or Franklin for SB?
10:05
Eno Sarris: Um. Bourn by a mile!
10:05
Comment From juan pierres mustache
What’s your favorite TV show?
10:05
Eno Sarris: Right now Mad Men or GoT. But Community is more of a ‘TV show” and so is Archer, so they deserve mention.
10:05
Comment From JP
What AL recently drafted prospect would be worth grabbing in a dyntasy AL only draft next year?
10:05
Eno Sarris: Appel’s the closest.
10:06
Comment From Andrew
I’m worried I’m losing my taste for big hoppy Imperial IPAs after not really enjoying Stone’s RuinTen the other day. On the other hand, I recently had a Boneyard Triple IPA and loved it. No question here, just ramblings from a confused beer enthusiast.
10:06
Eno Sarris: Could be you’re starting to zero in on exactly which hops you like. I hate summit hops, for example.
10:06
Comment From lowercase jeff
would you prefer to buy low on cain or hamels? has anything you’ve seen from these guys since the last time i asked this question convinced you they may be ok?
10:06
Eno Sarris: Cain has convinced me since that he’s fine.
10:07
Eno Sarris: Hamels is my preference in terms of upside.
10:07
Comment From Gregorius D.I.D.(i)
Do you know how to whistle?
10:07
Eno Sarris: yes?
10:07
Comment From Carson
KLUBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBER
10:07
Eno Sarris: That’s more Lang than Corey.
10:07
Comment From jesse
why aren’t Beer Graphs leaderboards sortable??
10:08
Eno Sarris: Right now, if you click on state or style, you get the leaderboard for that state or style. Short answer: we working on it!
10:08
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Waffles or pancakes? I ask to settle a bet with my coworker.
10:08
Eno Sarris: Pancakes for me. Waffles get stale faster, have too many pitfalls. The average pancake is better than the average waffle.
10:08
Comment From Mike
Jordan Lyles finally putting together a good season. He was a well regarded prospect 2 years ago ,yet there is no buzz around him. Playing in Houston obviously isn’t helping. The guy won’t get many W’s but I’m digging his other stats. Thoughts on him ROS?
10:09
Eno Sarris: We liked him on the podcast. GBs over Ks means his upside isn’t fantasy 1/2, but he’s useful.
10:09
Comment From johnny stash
is it worth noting that jeremy hellickson has issued only 3 walks in 43 inn?
10:09
Eno Sarris: And I was just about to drop him in a league or two. he’s better than this.
10:09
Comment From JL
yeah yeah yeahs–heads will roll–hopelly a-trak remix!
10:09
Eno Sarris: I do have THAT remix.
10:09
Comment From TB
Just saw Jeter took BP… Any inside info? He is a must add correct?
10:09
Eno Sarris: Sure.
10:10
Comment From T-bone
Start Griffin in Texas today?
10:10
Eno Sarris: Nah. Risky. Look at Milone.
10:10
Comment From The other Kyle
Karen O (referenced in the question that perplexed you) is the lead singer of the YYYs
10:10
Eno Sarris: But why should she eat entrails?
10:10
Comment From A hopeful fan
Is San Diego actually a threat in the NL West?
10:10
Eno Sarris: Only if they totally rethink/redo that staff.
10:11
Comment From Electric
SCULPIN!!!
10:11
Eno Sarris: Had Sculpin nitro at ATT park the other day, so so so good.
10:11
Comment From Bird Man
why are we talking about beer. that’s what beergraphs is for.
10:11
Eno Sarris: have you been here before
10:11
Comment From A hopeful fan
I expected more from Prince Fielder this year… do you think he’ll perform slightly better from here on out?
10:12
Eno Sarris: I’ve never been a fan of him as a first rounder. Sure, he’s had some big seasons, but when I think of him, I think .280/30, and at 1B, that feels like a second rounder.
10:12
Comment From Puig Man
Trade jose fernandez to get Puig in a 6×6 dynasty league that uses OPS and K/BB as extra cats, and QS instead of W?
10:12
Eno Sarris: Sure, I take the hitter more often anyway.
10:12
Comment From A hopeful fan
Will Profar continue to get semi-regular at bats? I’m betting on it..
10:13
Eno Sarris: What happens when Moreland comes back? Profar platoons with Murphy in LF?
10:13
Comment From LeviDavis
I pretty sure the booze gets you drunk, not the girl.
10:13
Comment From A hopeful fan
Aoki will name his son “I’m”… how awesome would that be
10:13
Comment From Electric
Sandoval, Kemp, Reyes, Gyorko, Bucholz all on the DL…GRRRRRRR
10:13
Comment From Adam
Still think McGee closes this year?
10:13
Eno Sarris: Kinda do yeah
10:13
Comment From Bobby
Who to drop? Pagan/Niese/Torii/Cahill
10:14
Eno Sarris: Niese or Torii depending on team needs. in vacuum, Niese.
10:14
Comment From Guest
Beergraphs should consider some articles for aspiring brewers
10:14
Eno Sarris: We’ve got a pair of dudes going from home brewing to setting up their own nano brew that’ll be writing soon.
10:14
Comment From Dawn Keibals
who closes in Phily when Paps is dealt?
10:15
Eno Sarris: Adams has been struggling, and doesn’t seem like a long term solution. Bastardo is a lefty. DeFratus is interesting. I think Adams gets first shot but DeFratus moves up in the pecking order. And with Horst, they actually could go lefty.
10:15
Comment From A hopeful fan
Favorite baseball stadium?
10:15
Eno Sarris: ATT
10:15
Comment From juan pierres mustache
just decided im gonna have a grilled cheese with tomato and bacon for lunch today so it pretty much doesn’t matter to me what else happens in the meantime, i could get hit by a freak hailstorm and get a parking ticket and i’d be like meh
10:15
Comment From The other Kyle
Jeff Locke. Discuss.
10:15
Eno Sarris: I don’t think I believe. I owned him a few times last year, watched some starts, and was like meh. But the home park helps, as does the league, so he’s ownable, just not bankable.
10:16
Comment From Electric
keep Brothers around when Betancourt gets back?
10:16
Eno Sarris: As long as he’s not wrecking your roster by sticking around (in terms of space).
10:16
Comment From Guest
why not pryor for the M’s closer?
10:17
Eno Sarris: You mean next year? maybe. But has similar problems (control especially) as the rest of them.
10:17
Comment From BRL
Do I try to trade Puig while he is red hot? I have him in one keeper and one non-keeper league. Who do you think I can get for him in a fair trade?
10:17
Eno Sarris: Keep him in the keeper.
10:17
Comment From Guest
oswalt worth a spot mixed 10 man roto
10:17
Eno Sarris: No, because I wouldn’t start him at home.
10:18
Comment From Luu
wtf does ENO stand for?
10:18
Eno Sarris: Enosferatu. Enosterous. Enosaurus. Enos. Enoz. Take your pick. (Actually named after Brian Eno, who produced U2, Talking Heads and created two music styles.)
10:18
Comment From Meano Eno
Eno,love your interview pieces. Just wanted to let you know
10:19
Eno Sarris: Thanks! But I’m still mean?
10:19
Comment From Jon Sullivan
If you were starting a fantasy league from scratch, which categories would you choose for hitters and pitchers?
10:20
Eno Sarris: There’s something so great about 5×5. I know it’s not saber, but it’s classic. In my long-term league that I started, I added OPS. Which is also not very saber. I’ve liked leagues where we took out BA and replaced with OBP, and added holds to saves (SV+HLD) so that all relievers are in play.
10:20
Comment From RG
Thoughts… Cespedes/Blanks for Agon/Masterson?
10:21
Eno Sarris: Don’t really believe in Masterson, but even with the power outage, looks like in a redraft, Agone is the best player in deal.
10:21
Comment From Matt
when grandyman comes back i am going to have a dom brown related problem. 12 team league i have 4 spots for these 5: braun, bruce, cutch, grandy and dom… injuries might make the decision for me, but what do i do if they are all healthy / not suspended at once? (hasn’t been the case all year).
10:21
Eno Sarris: Given you have Braun, worry when it’s a problem.
10:21
Comment From Guest
chisek or rosenthal
10:21
Eno Sarris: In a saves league, take the closer.
10:21
Comment From Lewie
I have Giancarlo at a good value in a keeper league. Would you look to trade him because of the injuries or stick with him as a building block?
10:22
Eno Sarris: At the very least stick with him until people forget the injuries a bit.
10:22
Comment From TIME TO LIGHTENING ROWND?
ka-powwwww
10:22
Eno Sarris: Okay
10:22
Comment From BS
Need a band name. We’re thinking Mauled By Puppies. Thoughts?
10:22
Comment From person hscer
The lady behind me at Subway just now ordered 3 sandwiches and began by ordering them toasted with cheese, before bread and meat. And when it came to the meat, one of her orders was “That chicken with the stuff on it.” The server had to guess three times. (It was buffalo chicken.) So yeah, thank goodness this lady ordered AFTER me.
10:22
Comment From Gous
Coors Light isn’t simple, it’s disgusting. Plenty of microbrews make simple light beers that don’t make you vomit.
10:22
Comment From Dawn Keibals
My momma always said I was slow, so please type slower so I can understand….just how does Paplebon being dealt affect Cody Allen’s closing situation? Remember….TYPE SLOW
10:23
Eno Sarris: It doesn’t! I was mesmerized by your handle.
10:23
Comment From Maxamuz
10:23
Eno Sarris: It’s time for
10:23
Comment From Meano Eno
WAFFLES HAVE WAY MORE UPSIDE
10:23
Comment From Meano Eno
ARE YOU CRAZY
10:23
Comment From Jordan

Baby Bird Man is so much cooler

10:23
Comment From juan pierres mustache
IMPERSONATION ROUND
10:24
Comment From Jordan
time for waffles?
10:24
Comment From Guest
shouldnt it be ka-chow for a lightning mcqueen round?
10:24
Comment From Maxamuz
10:24
Comment From testies
Porcello or Kluber? redraft
10:24
Eno Sarris: Kluber
10:24
Comment From JJZ
Bourn or Gordon with OPS ROS?
10:24
Eno Sarris: Bourn
10:24
Comment From MarinerDan
Chatwood or Feldman?
10:24
Eno Sarris: Feldman
10:24
Comment From Stomz
Homer Bailey or Fister ROS?
10:24
Eno Sarris: Bailey
10:24
Comment From BS
jurassic 5 or blackalicious?
10:24
Eno Sarris: Jurassic five cause dJs
10:24
Comment From jos
Kluber or Garza?
10:25
Eno Sarris: Garza
10:25
Comment From Trendfall
Tespch? Top-50?
10:25
Eno Sarris: no
10:25
Comment From Larry David
Justin Upton/Choo or Alex Gordon/Adam Jones?
10:25
Eno Sarris: UptonChoo
10:25
Comment From Rudy
OBP league. Profar/Greinke for Homer Bailey?
10:25
Eno Sarris: Profar side
10:25
Comment From Phil
Better Mets pitcher, Gee or Niese?
10:25
Eno Sarris: Niese by nose
10:25
Comment From jesse
thunder or lightning
10:25
Eno Sarris: ….
10:25
Comment From Trendfall
Wheeler or Kluber ROS?
10:25
Eno Sarris: Wheeler
10:25
Comment From wes
LaRoche or Morse ROS
10:25
Eno Sarris: Laroche
10:25
Comment From Dallas
C Capps or Benoit if speculating
10:25
Eno Sarris: Capps
10:26
Comment From BRL
Blanks/W Myers or Heyward/Cuddyer
10:26
Eno Sarris: in redraft Heyward by mile
10:26
Comment From Guest
I got Edwin Encarnacion for Puig. Did I get good value?
10:26
Eno Sarris: yes
10:26
Comment From MarinerDan
Zunino or Grandal?
10:26
Eno Sarris: grandal
10:26
Comment From BRL
Morse or Reddick?
10:26
Eno Sarris: Reddick
10:26
Comment From Guest
Gio or Liriano?
10:26
Eno Sarris: Gio
10:26
Comment From BB
Shelby Miller or Hamels ROS?
10:27
Eno Sarris: ooooooh Miller by now
10:27
Comment From Dawn Keibals
More MLB time this year Taveras or Yelich?
10:27
Eno Sarris: Yelich
10:27
Comment From Evan
Arencibia or Grandal?
10:27
Eno Sarris: Grandal
10:27
Comment From NoobFan
5 years from now goldy or rizzo?
10:27
Eno Sarris: Rizzo cause Goldy speed drop off
10:27
Comment From Carl
Harrell or Doubront?
10:27
Eno Sarris: doubront (ks)
10:27
Comment From Guest
bourne and JPA for wieters?
10:27
Eno Sarris: eh
10:27
Eno Sarris: ok
10:27
Comment From Guest
matt moore or dan straily (AL Only redraft)
10:27
Eno Sarris: moore
10:27
Comment From Isaac
“Yeezus”?
10:27
Eno Sarris: yup
10:28
Comment From Dawn Keibals
More saves ROS Gregg or Wilhelmstrasse?
10:28
Eno Sarris: Gregg
10:28
Comment From BRL
Puig or Hamilton in a keeper?
10:28
Eno Sarris: Puig
10:28
Comment From Get Some
Mike Carp?
10:28
Eno Sarris: nah
10:28
Comment From BS
far side or calvin and hobbes?
10:28
Eno Sarris: Calvin and Hobbes
10:28
Comment From MarinerDan
Napoli or Mauer?
10:28
Eno Sarris: Mauer
10:28
Comment From Eli
Aaron Hicks worth stashing in a dynasty league?
10:29
Eno Sarris: yes
10:29
Eno Sarris: bryce
10:29
Comment From MarinerDan
Chris Davis homers: 50 a real possibility?
10:29
Eno Sarris: Yes but I say no
10:29
Comment From Guest
Hicks or Leonys Martin in a Dynasty?
10:29
Eno Sarris: Hicks!
10:29
Eno Sarris: And my mom is here.
10:29
Eno Sarris: Gotta go!
10:29
Eno Sarris: Love you guys.
10:29
Comment From Mike
I SET FIRE TO THE RAIN
10:29
Comment From Rudy
Hi mom!
10:30
Comment From Jordan
Hi mom



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3 Responses to “Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/20/13”

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  1. Brian S says:

    18 Kluber mentions.

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  2. pasels says:

    Totally jinxed Andrew Bailey.

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  3. EK says:

    Hey, just so you know……. when you post this you need to shorten the feed data that is going to your RSS feed. It causes the whole body of the post to be in the condensed view in RSS Readers. I just want to point out that this is annoying when I do not wish to read your article. 5-6 pages of Interviews is too much.

    I hope this helps you figure out your posts, so they read nicely in RSS readers.

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