Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/26/14

11:44
Eno Sarris: yes, chatting during the world cup game, the most important between my mother’s home country and my adopted country ever, yes I’m doing that. I reserve the right to lose focus from time to time, and also to exclaim out loud and perhaps turn into a werewolf.
11:45
maxitaxiphone:
11:59
Comment From PS
Waiting for the writer to provide content…
11:59
Comment From Anthony Kiedis
SLIMMA JIMMA BONG DINGA BINGA BING BONG
11:59
Eno Sarris: Why, when I have you?
11:59
Comment From person hscer
Nein! Keine…Welttasse?

11:59
Eno Sarris: LOS GEHTS JUNGS, LET”S GO BOYS
12:00
Comment From P
Is Todd Frazier for real? Better option than Pedro ROS? he’s been hurting my squad for a while now, wondering if it’s right to abandon ship, and I’m pretty sure I can get Frazier in a deal involving him
12:00
Eno Sarris: Everything Frazier is doing is believable. The only difference between this year and 2012 is the added power. So yes, despite the act that I like Alvarez, Frazier is better.
12:00
Comment From Rated Rookie
Is Hodor around to offer his always insightful, succinct commentary?
12:00
Eno Sarris: HODOR
12:00
Comment From Ben M.
You pulling for USA or Ze Germans?
12:01
Eno Sarris: Always root for the underdog in situations like this. So I root for America / Jamaica until the knockout stages, at least that’s been what I’ve done in the past. I think the US will lose today and advance anyway.
12:01
Comment From Kirk C.
Thoughts on the changes to USA’s lineup, especially messing with a back four that has been solid so far?
12:01
Eno Sarris: I’m a total fairweather fan in soccer. Watch champions’ league finals and world cups and maybe some euro cups…
12:02
Comment From Matt
Which Cubs starter do you like more ROS – Arrieta or Hammel?
12:02
Eno Sarris: Arrieta.
12:02
Comment From TB
Thoughts on Arrieta ROS? Are you holding on to him or is he more of a streamer’s delight?
12:02
Eno Sarris: Somewhere in between. I certainly won’t be starting him against Boston.
12:02
Comment From Ronnie
I’m currently trotting Aaron Hill out as my 2B in a 12-team mixed league,and Ben Zobrist just hit the waiver wire. Am I going to be better off riding it out with Hill? Or is Zobrist going to get it going again?
12:02
Eno Sarris: I like Hill here.
12:02
Comment From American League Hustle
Hi Eno. Happy belated Birthday!!! After your prediction last week that Mookie would be called up by your birthday, I finally cracked in my AL-only league and picked him up! So how much longer do I have to wait? Any chance the Sox could dump Drew and slot Mookie at SS? I can’t take it much longer!!!
12:03
Eno Sarris: I don’t think he’ll go to SS, I heard Mookie doesn’t love that position. I think CF is where he’s headed. Maybe longer than my birthday, but I don’t think it’ll be too long. Bradley can go back down to work on stuff, too.
12:03
Comment From Guest
It’s safe to say the Yohan Pino experiment is soon coming to a close. Is Alex Meyer his likely replacement?
12:03
Eno Sarris: 30-year-old rookies are almost never a good bet. Still waiting on Meyer, but I’m glad I traded him for JD Martinez in AL-LABR!
12:04
Comment From Miketron
Who would you rather own ROS, Heaney or Wheeler?
12:04
Eno Sarris: Heaney. Still worried about Wheeler’s command.
12:04
Comment From TB
Follow up to Arrieta….Compare and contrast to Alex Wood? Thanks Eno!! Go Beer!
12:04
Eno Sarris: Want Alex Wood much much much more.
12:04
Comment From Tony G.
Cron, Plouffe or Francisco ROS? And is the difference between the three significant?
12:05
Eno Sarris: Plouffe the surefire (injured) everyday player, but he’s right-handed, so if you have daily lineups, Francisco might be best option (don’t play him v LHP). In weekly, Cron.
12:05
Comment From PS
I just want to talk baseball!
12:05
Eno Sarris: Cool. I can do that.
12:05
Comment From PS
and soccer!
12:06
Eno Sarris: Ok, well whatever you want. I’m yours.
12:06
Comment From Jays Fan II
Brett Lawrie is gone for the next month, and Steve Tolleson finds out today if he’ll be gone for an extended period of time. Let’s say he is, does that mean we can expect the Jays to make a move for a 2B real soon?
12:06
Eno Sarris: Their internal options are yuck yuck and yuck. Even if Munenori is fun. Darwin Barney would be cheap…
12:06
Comment From Anthony Kiedis
Regarding Alex Wood potentially hitting an IP limit later in the year, is it wise of owners in H2H leagues to consider HOODAP ME JABBA HUMMA SLIBBA JIBBA
12:06
Eno Sarris: well not quite a werewolf
12:06
Comment From zurzles
how good is JD Martinez? i’m basically benching one good OF every day to keep him on the roster. in related news i’m never drafting a full-time DH again.
12:07
Eno Sarris: He’s a safer play against lefties, and in power parks. Because that’s pretty much his one tool, and that’s why it’s taken him so long to be relevant.
12:07
Comment From JV
Better keeper–Sonny Gray at $17 or King Felix at $34?
12:07
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the 17 bucks.
12:07
Comment From Texas Dolly
I’ve never been so scared to see a closer come into the 9th inning as I currently am when Belisario steps on the mound. Think he still has the job come end of July?
12:08
Eno Sarris: May lose job to Lindstrom but I don’t think they’re going to make one of their (also mediocre) young guys more expensive now.
12:08
Eno Sarris: Nice one Howard.
12:08
Comment From Guest
Better util player Morales or Cron in 4×4?
12:09
Eno Sarris: I’m assuming Morales finds his power stroke sooner or later, he’s hit in pitcher’s parks before.
12:09
Comment From Os Fan
Kevin Gausman has to stay in the Orioles rotation going forward. Right?
12:09
Eno Sarris: Yes. His demotion was just about roster machinations anyway.
12:09
Comment From JV
Would you rather have Josh Donaldson at $15 in 2015 and 2016 OR $20 in 2015, 2016 and 2017?
12:10
Eno Sarris: I’d do the two-year extension, he’s not a no-doubter in terms of power, and he won’t be a .300 hitter most years.
12:10
Comment From USAUSAUSAUSAUSAUSA
Happy belated birthday Eno! wishing you many more years and beers!
12:10
Eno Sarris: Thank you!
12:10
Comment From taylor
Latos velo down considerably, sell while he’s still worth something?
12:10
Eno Sarris: Two MPH. If you don’t need him for this year, yes, this is a good time to sell. Injuries beget more injuries, pretty sure that was in the (fantasy baseball) bible.
12:10
Comment From taylor
Do you think I should deal Hosmer? What’s your take on him ROS?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Good batting average, 14 homers, some steals by end of year.
12:11
Comment From Tom
Keuchel, T. Walker (assuming he gets slotted into the rotation) or Gausman ROS? I’m weary of Keuchel lately
12:11
Eno Sarris: Keuchel highest floor. Walker might have highest ceiling!
12:11
Comment From person hscer
When told of the winner, she responded, “How can they tell?”
12:11
Comment From JV
What team does Nick Franklin end up on in August?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Jays or Mets?
12:11
Comment From zurzles
Ian Kennedy droppable in shallow redraft?
12:12
Eno Sarris: I just traded him for Zach Britton in TOUT mixed draft. He’s always had homer issues, so he’s way safer at home.
12:12
Comment From Graham
Who are your personal top 5 prospects, based on potential fantasy production 2015-2018?
12:13
Eno Sarris: Not my forte, but I do like using K/BB to put people in bust bins, and by that look, I like Polanco, Betts, Taveras… I’ll give Bryant a pass for slightly high K%, and pick a pitcher last.
12:13
Comment From Miketron
I know its a bit mainstream, but I really enjoy the Sierra Nevada 4-way IPA 12 pack…
12:14
Eno Sarris: Torpedo is good, haven’t had the session, and they all solid.
12:14
Comment From Graham
pick 2 for a dynasty league: Giolito, Walker, Bundy, Syndergaard.
12:14
Eno Sarris: Walker and Thor. I think the earlier you have TJ, the wore for your future injury prospects.
12:14
Comment From Billy the Goat
Who’s a better DL stash? Liriano or Holland?
12:14
Eno Sarris: Holland.
12:14
Comment From person hscer
Were Cistilli and Cameron making fun of you on the last podcast?
12:15
Eno Sarris: I just assume they do if my name ever comes up.
12:15
Comment From Jobin
I really liked your article with regard to Jesse Chavez
12:15
Eno Sarris: Thanks. He was a cool dude that’s been through a ton.
12:15
Eno Sarris: Run of play is all German here.
12:15
Comment From Guest
Mayberry Jr.’s wRC+ is purely driven by his ability to hit LHP. He’s shown comfort with pinch hitting, and won’t kill you on defense. He seems like he should be wearing an A’s uniform.
12:15
Comment From Art Vandelay
World cup on one side of the screen, Eno chat on the other, thank god my office is toward the back of the building, I can’t even pretend like I’m working.
12:15
Comment From Rated Rookie

Hi, Eno. I see you the World Cup excitement got to you already.

12:15
Comment From zurzles
how much faith should i have in ben zubers? has he really lost the zubers charm?
12:16
Eno Sarris: Zobrist? Hah. Yeah I think he’s getting old. No more steals. Might hit 12-15 homers with a meh average.
12:16
Comment From Graham
Who will be a better fantasy player at SS in 3 years: Correa, Lindor, or Russell? At 3B: Sano, Bryant, or Gallo?
12:16
Eno Sarris: Oh Russell! He’s on my list! Screw the pitchers. Russell for me. Bryant will be in OF I think. So… Gallo?
12:16
Comment From Hubbub Dubdub
Who u lyke more next 5 yrs, David Wright or Matt Holliday thank you
12:17
Eno Sarris: Wright. Holliday’s older and his decline is obvious.
12:17
Comment From pootown
MATT CAIN UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh
12:17
Eno Sarris: Droppable in ten-teamers, spot-starter in 12-teamers, not buying. No pitch above average by peripherals and command going.
12:18
Comment From Dallas
Chant it Eno – Chant
12:18
Patrick Buchot:
12:18
Comment From Johnny Rockets
Would you be willing to cede some value in a trade to acquire Dickerson if you’re in the top 3 in a league and are shooting for upside?
12:19
Eno Sarris: I’d rather hold than buy. I see a window for PT later, but when cuddyer, morneau and cargo are all healthy, even if barnes/stubbs head to platoons, that means Blackmon and Dickerson will be bloodsporting for time.
12:19
Comment From lemonbelly
Danny Duffy is getting results.
12:20
Eno Sarris: With no pitch that’s above average by peripherals and a loooong history of bad command. I’m not buying at all.
12:20
Comment From Nelson
I know you started the Mookie Betts bandwagon, but at this point, how is he not the most overrated prospect in the game, especially if hes an outfielder?Do you want to also be the 1st to jump off the wagon?
12:21
Eno Sarris: I’m getting some decent offers in my leagues where I bought shares. It might be time. I did think he would be a 2B, just on another team. I think he could .280/.360/10/25 from the start, but that’s not a star.
12:21
Comment From Bruce
What is the reasoning behind sending Oscar back down? Is it a service time thing anymore?
12:21
Eno Sarris: Nah, they need to win, they figured he needed to work on some stuff.
12:21
Comment From Bigums
Wilde words: “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.”
12:21
Comment From Jose
Could a Daniel Murphy trade to the Yankees work?
12:22
Eno Sarris: Of course. And if I were the Mets, I’d trade him too early rather than too late.
12:22
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
Traveled cross country to see the Blue Birds play on monday VS. The yankees. Security tried to take a young ladies sign that read: “1 BJ is better than 10 yanks”. After enough crowd berating, they eventually ceded and let her keep her sign. Democracy!
12:22
Comment From Nelson
I hope you saw the long Beer Advocate discussion forum about your Sam Adams story. almost nothing but praise.
12:23
Eno Sarris: I did not! Well, that’s the craft crowd so hah. The brewers didn’t give it too much love… mostly because they all want to be Sam some day probably.
12:23
Comment From Aaron
Oliver is already projecting Mookie Betts for 15 HR 30 SB with high avg and obp. Seems rather optimistic doesn’t it?
12:23
Eno Sarris: You just saw mine. But OLIVER LOVES rookies.
12:23
Comment From Bruce
How many words were wasted 3 years ago trying to determine the winner of the Jesus Montero/Pineda trade? Baseball!!
12:23
Comment From Nelson
you are the BG tweeter, right? I like when you as Eno comment on your, as Beergraphs, tweets
12:23
Eno Sarris: It’s a little schizophrenic.
12:23
Comment From Art Vandelay
Do I risk turning up the commentary on the game, I suppose I could just start chanting USA if someone calls me on it.
12:23
Eno Sarris: USA USA I CANT HEAR YOU USA
12:24
Eno Sarris: (not sure commentary is that useful, just fun)
12:24
Comment From LarryA
Rank ROS: McHugh, Hammel, Colon, H.Alvarez, Shoemaker
12:24
Eno Sarris: McHugh. small gap. Hammel. Big gap. Colon, Hendo, Shoe.
12:24
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
Also: Saw StroMAN MAN-UP and mow the yankees down. I know you’re high on him, what’s his starter potential? thanks eno.
12:25
Eno Sarris: I like his arsenal, but the bag was that he’d give up homers, he did, and his height plays into that.
12:25
Comment From Nelson
Are you going to the futures game this year? DO NOT stay for the celebrity softball game. whatever you do.
12:25
Eno Sarris: Looking at tickets, I might arrive at the airport a half hour before the game starts. Might go straight to Target field…
12:25
Comment From PS
the german press has been calling the USA team the ‘fast food kickers’!
12:25
Eno Sarris: Weird.
12:25
Comment From Celery Man
Thank you for holding me, stroking my hair and whispering soothing words about Jason Kipnis. I really appreciate it.
12:25
Comment From Dr. Met
I hear there’s some kind of soccer thing going on
12:26
Comment From Smeke
Is J.D Martinez for real? Him or Dickerson ROS?
12:26
Eno Sarris: Dickerson still. Both could be out of jobs by August.
12:26
Comment From Chubby
DEREK NORRIS QUESTION
12:26
Eno Sarris: Just hard to get the man a ton of ABs with Jaso raking and left-handed.
12:26
Comment From Odrisamer Despaigne
Who am I? Am I good? I threw 7 innings Monday night with 1K but only gave up 4 hits.
12:27
Eno Sarris: Do not like. Threw twice as many breakers as fastballs, got two whiffs on 42 breakers, multiple arm slots and history of bad command. I think he looked like Old El Duque.
12:27
Comment From Vandy Commodores
is Carlos Martinez a starter the rest of the way? Is he a better option than Quintana or Lackey?
12:27
Eno Sarris: His change looks vastly improved by results. His upside is surely higher. I think quintana is fungible in mixed leagues.
12:27
Comment From Stephen
Eno, in my quality starts league Andrew Cashner was dropped and Danny Duffy is also available. Would you drop Jared Cosart for either of them?
12:28
Eno Sarris: YES YES YES Cashner.
12:28
Eno Sarris: weird. the question was should he drop Cosart for Cashner.
12:28
Comment From JayT
Which do you like best out of Duda, Dunn, and Singleton? It’s a keeper league, but I’m in first place right now, so I’m slightly less concerned with next year.
12:29
Eno Sarris: Duda best mix of now and later.
12:29
Comment From Gwynning Streak
What’s your opinion on Jesse Hahn? So far so good at every level.
12:30
Eno Sarris: Love the fastball, great curve, and curves are decently platoon-split-safe. I wish I’d seen more change-ups, but I do like him. Great composure and command.
12:30
Comment From Rated Rookie
Taijuan Walker starts for Seattle on Monday? Or for some other team at a later date?
12:30
Eno Sarris: He’s coming up soon.
12:30
Comment From person hscer
after yesterday’s fiasco Baseball Reference now has Strasburg at 0.3 WAR
12:30
Eno Sarris: I think fWAR does him more justice. He’s still King and not BBing.
12:30
Comment From Art Vandelay
Trevor May is already on the Twins 40 man, my guess is he comes up next.
12:31
Eno Sarris: true, and his stats were a lovely surprise when I saw them the other day. Meyer also has more innings problems.
12:31
Comment From Ty
Say you’re the Blue Jays. What do you do with the infield at the deadline?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Spend little to upgrade anywhere. You can move Lawrie to 2B if you can get a 3B.
12:31
Comment From Bigums
Bartolo Colon doing his Colon-y thing. Buying at all?
12:31
Eno Sarris: Homers peak in August and those are his problem. Not in mixed leagues at least.
12:32
Comment From Curious Eno Fan
What did you do for your birthday?
12:32
Eno Sarris: Sushi and a Triple-Hopped Double Jack.
12:32
Comment From Dr. Met
SD gets nohit
12:32
Eno Sarris: yesterday, today and tomorrow.
12:32
Comment From Steve
Would you sell high on JD in a mixed league? If so, what level pitcher could he fetch?
12:33
Eno Sarris: yes, impossible to say. Look for a team at bottom needing power, pick something they *might* have extra of.
12:33
Comment From Matt
Thoughts on Rizzo? You think he’s a top 30 player next year going into drafts?
12:33
Eno Sarris: yes, he’s still pre-peak.
12:33
Comment From Big Boy
How worried should I be about Cashner’s shoulder
12:33
Eno Sarris: Concerned. I just don’t think Cosart is any good.
12:33
Comment From Clark D
As middle infield options, how would you rank Gennett, Owings, and Brad Miller ROS?
12:33
Eno Sarris: here I can say TAKE BRAD MILLER
12:33
Comment From John Stamos
James Shields has had his K’s disappear over the last two months. Selling or holding?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Selling.
12:34
Comment From Nelson
Have you ever hurt your mouth biting another adult?
12:34
Eno Sarris: I’ve never bitten another adult.
12:34
Comment From Steve
Do you think Simmons moves up in the order at some point this season?
12:34
Eno Sarris: I would think so, but they have an OBVIOUS top five: LaStella Heyward Freeman Upton Gattis. It’s perfect.
12:34
Comment From Hrkac Circus
OH NO I’m on a one minute tape delay! DO I have to quit watching the chat while this game is on?
12:35
Eno Sarris: I’ll react very slowly.
12:35
Comment From PS
allen webster, zach lee, tyler austin … can you rank for me? plzz
12:35
Eno Sarris: webster far head for me.
12:35
Comment From PS
i just asked a real baseball question… must be a first for me on these chats
12:35
Eno Sarris: Congratulations!
12:35
Comment From Bigums
Defense is so shaky, timid.
12:35
Eno Sarris: But finally they pushing forward.
12:36
Comment From Nick
Eno, how bout that Buccos offense? Second in the NL in wRC+, third in wOBA, just got Walker back. Sure, they got Price’d yesterday, and they can’t really score runs, but things are trending upward, right?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I picked them to win division this year I think! I really like that team. Call up Kingham!
12:36
Comment From Joe
You like d’Arnaud or Navarro (good offense, park, and switch hitter) better as a backup to Carlos Santana in a 12-team mixed?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I don’t roster catcher backups in mixed leagues. TDA, might as well go for upside.
12:36
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
Eno, if you’re in the toronto area, this is the beer you are looking for. a couple of really yummy one’s including an “old ale” that was delish – http://www.beaus.ca/
12:37
Comment From Molson Ice
Are pitchers like Drew Hutchison, who topped 130 IP only one season in the minors, more likely to tank ROS because of the extra workload and the summer heat? Is he trade worthy, or droppable in a 12 team mixed roto? Thanks.
12:37
Eno Sarris: I’d try to trade him yes. Might see command slip too.
12:37
Comment From Biggus Dikus
Is Minor a buy low target kinda under preforming but should have good 2nd half like Bailey?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Less obvious to me.
12:37
Comment From Hogwagon
Dynasty league, trying to win this year, should I take the opportunity to buy on Shields (price is relatively low, imo, Arrieta and Sean Manaea)?
12:38
Eno Sarris: See, I would sell Shields, but at that price, I’d buy.
12:38
Comment From Bart
Keep Derrick Norris or trade Chapman for Mesoraco in a keeper league?
12:38
Eno Sarris: Stick with the cave man.
12:38
Comment From Clark D
Regarding Latos’ FB velocity, its virtually the same as his first few starts of 2013. First 5 starts of 2013, he averaged just above 90 and topped out at 93-94. Thats very similar to his first three 2014 starts.
12:39
Eno Sarris: Interesting. Usually fastball velocity stabilizes after three starts. I’m not a huge fan of his. Feel like velocity very important to him and all pitchers lose velocity. And past injury predicts future injury.
12:39
Comment From Snuffy
I’ve got Castro and Segura at SS in a 12-team 5X5 dynasty league. Thinking about picking up Brad Miller or Eugenio Suarez as insurance for Segura, but I’d have to make a tough cut. Would you pick up either of those guys, or hope for Segura to get it together? Thanks!
12:39
Eno Sarris: I’m fine with Segura.
12:40
Comment From Jompo Chief Osoyunti
Any reason to hold on to Singleton in shallow mixed leagues?
12:40
Eno Sarris: I just turfed him myself.
12:40
Comment From tommy
Should we have seen Johnny Cueto
12:41
Eno Sarris: Cueto is always good, and then injured. I expect the same, except for the odd year when he manages to stay healthy.
12:41
Comment From Miketron
Lincecum’s no-no was more the Padre’s being horrible than him good, right?
12:41
Eno Sarris: He also didn’t throw many fastballs, which may be his way out of this mess.
12:42
Comment From KC
Des Jennings for B. Butler…who wins?
12:42
Eno Sarris: Jennings side. More categories.
12:42
Comment From Guest
What happens to Morrison when Smoak comes back? Montero
12:42
Eno Sarris: I think Smoak would get 2/3 of PT at 1B. DH and LF…. mess.
12:42
Comment From Guest
I need power for fantasy in a 12 team leauge. WHo is underrated?
12:42
Eno Sarris: Khris Davis can’t be too expensive.
12:42
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
zobrist might not be the 6 WAR player he was, but he’s better than whatever the jays send out there. what would it take to get that deal done?
12:43
Eno Sarris: Yes for sure. Maybe one of the close pitchers. Not going to name a name because everyone has a favorite.
12:43
Comment From JV
How does a group of Encarnacion-Dozier-Donaldson-Jones-Gomez-Brantley-Taveras-King Felix-Wainwright-Gray look in a 12 team OBP league for next year. It would cost me half of my $260 so i would have 130 to spend on 13 players (6 pitchers/7 hitters)
12:43
Eno Sarris: giddyap
12:43
Comment From opie
Preseason you were high on Peacock? Now he seems pretty bad. What happened?
12:44
Eno Sarris: I was never high on Peacock. Was I? I don’t think so. Don’t remember it.
12:44
Comment From JV
Collin McHugh for real?
12:44
Eno Sarris: I do like McHugh, turfed a bad two-seamer and went for strikeouts. It’s working.
12:44
Comment From Guest
better 3/4 guy going into the future, Fister or Wheeler?
12:44
Eno Sarris: Now, Fister.
12:44
Comment From Anthony
Odorizzi is also getting results, so same answer for him as Duffy?
12:45
Eno Sarris: Well, Odorizzi has a decent splitter and fastball. I actually him a little better despite being a bit skeptical.
12:45
Comment From Bench
I’m not saying this to pump your tires, but you’re easily my favourite fantasy expert in the game today. So I’m curious to get your take on the following: when it comes to Mookie Betts, I’ve seen a variety of opinions from other writers, including a few here on Fangraphs, saying that that he won’t be called up until September. Yet others like yourself have on the verge of being called up. Why such different timelines? Do you guys get your info from different places or is this simply a guessing game? Thanks!
12:46
Eno Sarris: All guessing. But how much more time would YOU give Bradley Jr.?
12:46
Eno Sarris: (also, Betts was moved to Triple-A and to CF…)
12:46
Comment From zurzles
i have always called zobrist zubers. i’m ready for it to catch on.
12:46
Comment From Opti-mets-tic
The Mets are not throwing in the towel just 5.5 games out. They will not declare themselves sellers now, no way. If anything, they may add a bat, not lose one.
12:47
Eno Sarris: Yuck.
12:47
Comment From Bart
I was offered Holliday/Rodney for my J Bruce/Betts in a dynasty league. I turned it down, did I do right?
12:47
Eno Sarris: yeah, I think now is the time to sell Holliday hard.
12:47
Comment From Larry David
Buxton/Heaney or Gallo/Nelson? Points league Eno! Points leeeaaggguuue!
12:47
Eno Sarris: Buxton side.
12:47
Comment From Matt
I asked Paul last night, he disagreed, but is Puig a little overrated? I think he’s still a really good player and an All-Star, but I feel like prior are still riding high off his amazing month of May.
12:48
Eno Sarris: Every player has an ebb and flow. I think the sum is enough now to say he’s a star.
12:48
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Why are teams not intetionally hitting people as much as they used to? I know its giving them a free baserunner, but pitchers like Gibson can attribut *some* of their success to chin music and beaning hitter who crowded the plate!
12:48
Eno Sarris: I for one applaud the idea that we shouldn’t be hurling baseballs at each other at 90+ mph.
12:48
Comment From PS
chris tillman?!
12:48
Eno Sarris: Naw.
12:48
Comment From Despaigne is for you
So, what is actually wrong with Soriano? I feel like the Yankees know something we don’t…
12:49
Eno Sarris: Platoon bad on the wrong side of the plate with bad defense.
12:49
Comment From USA!!!USA!!!
In a standard 10 team H2H dynasty league, would you deal Rizzo and Bryant for Harper? Have Belt and Hosmer too. No chance of winning this year. Been hesitant to accept the offer.
12:49
Eno Sarris: Nah I don’t think you need to do that.
12:49
Comment From Chris
Hector Santiago has a start this Sunday, you like?
12:49
Eno Sarris: No
12:50
Comment From Jeff in T.O.
http://bitemangame.com/
12:50
Comment From John
I was wondering if there is any stat like K/BB x K-BB%. K-BB% underrates Maddux in his prime, and K/BB underrates Marmol in his prime.
12:50
Eno Sarris: Both have issues, yes. I don’t mind having a little BIP sauce in there (GBs).
12:51
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Did you see (or hear) the fans in Toronto Boo Derek Jeter? Every other stadium has given him standing ovations and were cheering his name. Yet the ignorant fans in Toronto actually booed a legend (I am canadian and I was ashamed of this). Even the announcers on the jays radio were saying this was shamefull.
12:51
Eno Sarris: I’m a little tired of the Derek Jeter Goodbye Party.
12:51
Comment From World Cupper
1-0 Portugal. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
12:51
Eno Sarris: Actually, that’s much better for the US.
12:51
Comment From Bigums
Small sample alert! Kris Bryant with a .714 ISO at AAA.
12:52
Eno Sarris: He could be in the bigs now if they give up on 3B.
12:52
Comment From Rocky Road
Ottavino has been struggling recently. Do you still think he’s the Rockies’ closer in waiting or has Rex Brothers retaken that position?
12:52
Eno Sarris: Brothers is still pitching before Ottavino, but yeah, it’s a bit of a mess right now.
12:52
Comment From Milwaukee Beerjays
assuming you have a safe option for your childs safety, does Madam Eno partake in our favourite hoppy beverage?
12:52
Eno Sarris: We have another one due October, so at most a sip when i’m like YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE.
12:53
Comment From Rated Rookie
Garrett Richards: ace with a lot of walks?
12:54
Eno Sarris: Not an ace if he walks a lot, but not necessarily going to have a ton of walks. (had to actually check his page because I’ve never associated him with bad command).
12:54
Comment From Snuffy
Do you think Josh Rutledge continues to hit, and is there any place for him on this team going forward? Thanks!
12:55
Eno Sarris: He could take DJLM’s job. DJLM is maybe better in real life, but witthout his batting average, it’s harder to see.
12:55
Comment From Justin
Cubs top pitching prospect?
12:55
Eno Sarris: Edwards?
12:55
Comment From PS
DONT REACT SLOWLY
12:55
Comment From PS
i wanna react fastly
12:55
Comment From Bart
Seager or Carpenter ROS?
12:55
Eno Sarris: Seager
12:55
Comment From odbsol
Got Verlander for Josh Bell & Kohl Stewart in keeper league. Did I do ok?
12:55
Eno Sarris: i’m not buying Verlander and I’d buy him for those prices.
12:55
Comment From Art Vandelay
Will Betts come up with SS and OF eligibility?
12:56
Eno Sarris: In Yahoo, SS yeah.
12:56
Comment From Bob
What are your thoughts on hanging on to DL’ed guys in redrafts? I have Lawrie in a 350-deep player pool and think he’s borderline droppable but I’d like to know if you have general rules of thumb for estimated DL time, quality, depth of league, etc. Thanks!
12:56
Eno Sarris: If I have the DL slot, I keep him. If I need help at his position, I keep him. It takes me a while to drop a guy.
12:56
Comment From Matt
Is Mesoraco for real? Could he finish the season as a top-5 catcher like he currently is?
12:56
Eno Sarris: Yes, even with regression.
12:56
Comment From jocephus
do you like tacos?
12:56
Eno Sarris: DO I LIKE TACOS
12:57
Comment From John
I have Mesoraco and Mauer, 12 team roto. Should I drop one?
12:57
Eno Sarris: If it were my team, I’d trade Mesoraco if someone would give me tasty pieces in return. (caveat: not in keeper).
12:57
Comment From Messis left foot
Would you sell Cliff Lee (in dynasty) if he comes back and starts pitching well?
12:57
Eno Sarris: Yes, hard. He’s talked of retiring after this deal, and some really worried about his elbow.
12:57
Comment From Bigums
Rather have Andrus or Bogaerts for the next 3 years?
12:57
Eno Sarris: XB
12:58
Comment From The Great BambENO
Eno, the people need to know what you think about Jesse Hahn & Matt Shoemaker, and we need an update on Gausman after his start Friday. I’m sure you’re higher on Gausman but are Shoemaker or Hahn for real?
12:58
Eno Sarris: I’ll take Hahn over Shoemaker. Better fastball. Gausman over both because nasty stuff, more innings than Hahn.
12:58
Comment From Art Vandelay
I just don’t understand Marlon Byrd.
12:59
Eno Sarris: Decided to be a slugger instead of an all-around player, swung harder, missed more, hit it further. Also: maybe some “help.”
12:59
Comment From Adrian
I owned Billy Butler and he seemed to have adjusted, unfortunately I also own Pedroia and Mauer. Do I still stay patient with them or sell low while I can?
12:59
Eno Sarris: I’d sell low on Pedroia, who’s name might be less sullied. Playing through injury again IMO. Tanks his power.
12:59
Comment From Steve
What do you make of Vance Worley? He was relevant two seasons ago before falling on his face in Philly. Think he’s back to his old form with the Bucs?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Relies on called strikes. That makes me nervous.
1:00
Comment From Johnny Rockets
What’s your gut telling you about the Nationals when they’re at full strength? No way they’re gonna be taking LaRoche out of the lineup more often to keep Espinosa in there, right?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Agreed.
1:00
Comment From Jason
Dynasty points league: Correa, La Stella, Franklin, Alex Meyer, Jansen for Bryce Harper?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Selling low on Correa, but the injury may push his timeline. If he wasn’t in there, slam dunk.
1:01
Comment From Steve
Hold onto Bundy in the hopes he breaks the rotation after the ASB or drop him for a streamer in a competitive 14-team mixed? I can’t believe they’ll put him in the bullpen as suggested yesterday…could they?
1:01
Eno Sarris: Look at what they’ve done with Gausman. And they won’t have a ton of innings to give him. I don’t think you need to hold him.
1:01
Comment From odbsol
Do you think Cingrani or Salazar are worth holding on to in a keeper league with reserved roster spots for players below IP threshold?
1:01
Eno Sarris: Salazar over Cingrani.
1:02
Comment From Max
Based on recent performance does J. Turner has any PT staying power?
1:02
Eno Sarris: No!
1:02
Comment From Art Vandelay
Alex Cobb – Sell or Hold?
1:02
Eno Sarris: Hold.
1:02
Comment From Jeff Locke
Have I turned the corner? Or am I just getting lucky?
1:02
Eno Sarris: Lucky
1:02
Comment From Bigums
I haven’t been this immobile and sweaty in a long time.
1:02
Comment From Joe
Has Super 2 officially passed?
1:02
Eno Sarris: yes.
1:03
Comment From Devin
Time for everyone to wrongly crucify Bradley again.
1:03
Eno Sarris: I think he’s been playing like poop myself. My family has been pointing out play after play where he’s dogging it or showing a poor first touch or bad crosses.
1:03
Comment From badbrad
Brad Mills is good right…?
1:03
Eno Sarris: Looks exactly like Zito. Is not Zito.
1:03
Comment From Biggus Dikus
Are Mchugh, Richards and Keuchel 1 season wonders or long term solutions in dynasty leagues?
1:04
Eno Sarris: Richards has the stuff to bet on. Keuchel has a balanced arsenal and good approach, even if he’s not as good as he is right now. I’ll admit a little more nervousness with McHugh.
1:04
Comment From Nelson
Who finishes the year as Padres Closer?
1:04
Eno Sarris: Benoit? I’d sell Street hard if I was San Diego. Gets injured every year.
1:04
Comment From brad
Should I trade my Zobrist for Gallo?
1:05
Eno Sarris: Assuming keeper, yes.
1:05
Comment From Ron Swanson

Eovaldi or Duffy ROS?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Eovaldi a million times.
1:05
Comment From meen gronster
funny i thought bob gibson was succesful because his strikeout rate was 5% above league average at the time but what do I know
1:05
Comment From Nick
ENO!! My WatchESPN app crashed!!! What am I to do?!?!?
1:05
Eno Sarris: FIND A BAR
1:05
Comment From Jared
Strategy question: what is your go-to strategy when ERA and WHIP are holding you back in the standings?
1:06
Eno Sarris: This is your last chance to move those boulders. By All-Star Break, you’re going to have too much work to do and you’ll have to punt.
1:06
Comment From Josh
who do you think has been the best reliever so far- Betances, Kimbrel, Street, Doolittle, or other
1:06
Eno Sarris: Doolittle gets my vote.
1:06
Comment From Steve
I’m having a hard time figuring out Ozuna. Is this the type of production we can continue to expect, particularly with HRs and RBI’s? In a dynasty league, would you trade him for Jesse Chavez if they both have the same price?
1:06
Eno Sarris: Rather have the hitter. He has nice tools, just not the best plate discipline or home park.
1:07
Comment From Bigums
Fight to the death, who wins? Alexi Lalas or Michael Ballack?
1:07
Eno Sarris: Ballack. Lalas seems like a softy. But he was a bit wilder when he was on the ptich.
1:07
Comment From Guest
Answer me Eno or I will hunt you down….Kershaw and Verlander or Strasburg and Shields?
1:07
Eno Sarris: Kershaw. Hold tight to the best pitcher in baseball and damn the torpedoes.
1:08
Comment From Toronto resident
Hold on, I think we should be proud of booing Jeter. Hes an OPPONENET. Why do we have to show him lone
1:08
Eno Sarris: Some epic mistyping but I don’t see why it’s so unclassy to boo a guy that you’ve hated forever.
1:09
Comment From Guest #1
Whens the Vermont BG meet-up?
1:09
Eno Sarris: when BG has the money to send me there.
1:09
Comment From old fart
why can’t junior lake keep his jersey tucked?
1:09
Eno Sarris: Because Baseball just bursts out of him.
1:09
Comment From STiVo
VANDY FIRST EVER MEN’S NATIONAL TITLE. It really is a good reminder of just how amazing MLBers are to watch the best college players play. (They’re no slouches, either. But, man, MLB!)
1:09
Eno Sarris: Congrats to them.
1:09
Comment From C
If I was offered Chapman for my Blackmon or Springer and Cody Allen would you take it? Blackmon/Springer share time as my 3rd outfielder and bench. My only closers are Doolittle and Allen. H2H redraft. GO USA!
1:10
Eno Sarris: I’d take Chapman for Blackmon. I like Blackmon, but more like a .280/18/18 guy.
1:10
Comment From Dallas
I notice a lot of folks down on Rajai? Platoon or not he’s still gonna swipe 40 this year – that’s all anyone should expect.
1:10
Eno Sarris: yeah he hasn’t changed, just the excitement about him.
1:10
Comment From Miketron
#2 already Eno? No wonder you ahve so many jobs…
1:10
Eno Sarris: you know it
1:10
Comment From Keith
Would you sell Kinsler and/or Castro high?
1:11
Eno Sarris: In keeper leagues? Kinsler for sure. In redraft, they look fine.
1:11
Comment From Bigums
Kole Calhoun or JD Martinez?
1:11
Eno Sarris: Calhoun.
1:11
Comment From Bench
I completely agree with your take on Betts, i.e. Bradley Jr. being bad and Betts being moved to CF in Triple-A. If you and I see this, what is it that holds other experts from sharing the same sentiment?
1:11
Eno Sarris: perhaps they think Boston is conceding and will want to keep Betts cheap. But I think the aggressive moving and position switch argues the move is nigh.
1:11
Comment From Guest
how stoked would you be for a bay world series and your new edition to your family?
1:12
Eno Sarris: Actually told my wife to root against it so that I don’t leave the newborn for work, but the world series is so late in the month that I think it would be awesome sauce.
1:12
Comment From Santiago
Thoughts on Luis Suarez?
1:12
Eno Sarris: Probably insane.
1:12
Comment From PS
i like tacos too
1:12
Comment From Dallas
Teixeira – Sell, Buy or hold.
1:12
Eno Sarris: Hold. Who’s going to give you a ton anyway?
1:12
Comment From Guest
look at wade miley’s peripherals… oh my
1:13
Eno Sarris: He does have a wide arsenal of pitches. and his swstr/gb and even k/bb is good. He’s not bad.
1:13
Comment From PS
CRAP
1:14
Eno Sarris: Yeah but I think they lose and get through. Remember, they have five goals on Portugal, who’s winning.
1:14
Comment From Dallas
Heyward or Khris Davis? Heyward frustrating
1:14
Eno Sarris: Still Heyward because he adds SBs.
1:14
Comment From brad
Is Anthony Rendon keeper worthy?
1:14
Eno Sarris: yes yes yes. Average/obp and power has room to grow.
1:15
Eno Sarris: oh no, Ghana tied the game… bad if they win.
1:15
Comment From chris
Re: Holliday, is it also time to sell Craig?
1:15
Eno Sarris: If you can get something.
1:16
Comment From Mike
Would you ever tank two categories?
1:16
Eno Sarris: yeah that’s what’s so hard about ERA and WHIP. Impossible to tank one, and if you tank two, you’re in trouble. In H2H, you could.
1:16
Comment From Billy the Goat
Holding Wood was a great idea. Very satisfying.
1:16
Eno Sarris: dirty
1:16
Comment From Art Vandelay
Castro or Baez shortstop of the Cubs in two years?
1:16
Eno Sarris: Castro. I’m down on Baez.
1:16
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
If you could personnally face a MLB pitcher, who would you face?
1:17
Eno Sarris: I’d actually love to watch knucklers float by.
1:17
Comment From PS
why are you down on Baez? thats kinda weird that you would share that…
1:17
Eno Sarris: His K and BB rates put him in a bucket that has busted 80% of the time in the past.
1:18
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
Good Choice, I’d love to face Mo… See just how impossible it is to hit that cutter
1:18
Comment From Joe
Also, rogue knuckled wouldn’t kill you.
1:18
Comment From Jimmy
Eno! I want to cellar beer, but I live in an apartment in a warm city. What’s an affordable way to make it work?
1:18
Eno Sarris: Just a cooler in the closet with some of those fake ice packets that you swap out from time to time?
1:18
Comment From C
And if I need steals slightly more, would you still prefer Blackmon/Allen instead of Springer/Allen for Chapman? And if you do not answer…I WILL BRING BACK THE ROTTEN APPLE!! Also, how different are Arenado and Wright when Arenado is back and healthy?
1:19
Eno Sarris: Arenado not going to have the steals that Wright does, that separates them still. You know, I don’t like trading for closers and if you’re trading a closer for a closer… nah.
1:19
Comment From jocephus
the usa needs a montage moment
1:19
Eno Sarris: ITS TIME FOR THE MONTAGE THE MONTAGE
1:20
Comment From Sleepy head
Eno, help! I have some imperial IPA’s, barley wines etc in my fridge. How long are they good for? Also, how is Descheutes barley wine by the way?
1:20
Eno Sarris: Barley wines are fine forever. IPAs about 60 days. Can push to 90 but you lose dry hopping nose.
1:21
Comment From samantha
Going to Belgium and would love to score some Cantillon/Drie Fonteinen/De Cam while over there. They just sit around like Bud over here, right?
1:21
Eno Sarris: I don’t know but I Imagine is like that in my dreams.
1:21
Comment From chris
Dump Pedroia for Scooter? I’ve offered Dustin around; rejection city.
1:21
Eno Sarris: No. still better than scooter.
1:21
Comment From Art Vandelay
Eno, did you curse Tim Hudson?
1:22
Eno Sarris: well we did curse a lot when we were talking about pranks. He once stuff Adam LaRoche’s glove with human poop. (his own)
1:22
Comment From Oakland
What do I do about my trio of Grienke, Strasburg, and Iwakuma? Screw, Kill, Marry?
1:22
Eno Sarris: Keep em all. I like em all.
1:22
Comment From PS
the down on baez was supposed to be a dirty joke.
1:22
Comment From All Cubs Fans
But, but, but, NOT THIS TIME!!!!!
1:22
Eno Sarris: even dirtier now.
1:22
Comment From Michael
Even if they concede another, it’s essential the USA scores a goal in this game to avoid losing on a 2-1 Ghana victory.
1:23
Comment From Herbert Jablonski
Do you think Brad Miller is making a turnaround? Worth dropping Jennings or McHugh for him in a redraft? Also available: Aaron Hill
1:24
Eno Sarris: I think Brad Miller can .250/15/20 type pace. Hill is more .260/20/5. I wouldnt’ drop Jennings.
1:24
Comment From Dave
Add Josh Harrison in 11 team mixed? no avg, count OBP/slug.
1:24
Eno Sarris: no
1:24
Comment From Chon
Traded away King Felix for Tanaka and Kipnis, Pretty nice right?
1:24
Eno Sarris: yes!
1:24
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
How odd is it that Ted Williams had his 2 best seasons (OPS+) 16 years apart? (at 22 and 38 years old)
1:24
Eno Sarris: I wonder if Lincecum will stop throwing his fastball and do something like that in the next year or two.
1:24
Comment From samantha
I will report back. Seems to me the answer is no (at least where I’m going, which doesn’t include Brussels); I may end up just having them shipped from somewhere local to my hotel and fly them back in my checked luggage. And then I will share one with you!
1:24
Eno Sarris: Oh please do.
1:24
Comment From C
I don’t know much about soccer but isn’t Germany dominating this game?
1:24
Eno Sarris: Yes. run of play favors them a ton.
1:25
Comment From Joe
You said not to worry about Kipnis, but where is his power stroke?
1:25
Eno Sarris: Three months with one homer last year.
1:25
Comment From Ben
Kluber sell high or is he really this good?
1:25
Eno Sarris: He is really good.
1:28
Comment From USA
How will Pederson ever get a chance with the Dodgers crowded outfield?
1:28
Eno Sarris: Depending on Kemp or Ethier to get traded in a money-swallow. But if they swallow a ton of money, it’s like they’re paying Joc all that money.
1:29
Comment From fivehead
Congrats on October! Us too! The 15th. Will it be a Mr. October?
1:30
Eno Sarris: Eearly October, probably scheduled C section.
1:31
Comment From JT
eno, i bet a friend a steak dinner matt adams would finish the year at under 23 homers, will i be dining well in october?
1:31
Eno Sarris: He just recently said he’d switch back to power approach so we’ll see.
1:31
Comment From Drew
I tried a sour beer with gardena and rosehips or some nonsense in it and it tasted like they were playing a joke on me. Nightshift Brewery in Boston.
1:32
Eno Sarris: I’ve heard nightshift is great, but sours really aren’t for everyone.
1:32
Comment From @JT
It seems like you get the steak dinner either way, man.
1:32
Comment From All Cards Fans
Selling low on Shelby Miller to do him for Price straight up?
1:32
Eno Sarris: Uh, if you can get Price for Miller DO IT
1:33
Comment From Guest
I didn’t know what a rose hip looked like, until now. The things I learn from these chats. http://humanflowerproject.c…
1:33
Eno Sarris: I’ve had rose hip grappa and it was amaze.
1:34
Comment From Drew
yes, nightshift is good place with knowledgeable, friendly people! They have a bacon truck. Yes, bacon truck.
1:34
Comment From Michael
At this point, the Portgual/Ghana game is probably more relevant to the USA’s chances of advancement than their own.
1:34
Eno Sarris: I’m thinking of swithcing over.
1:34
Comment From PENO BUTTIS
HI I PENO BUTTIS
1:34
Comment From baltic fox
Arismendy Alcantara: sees time late this year with the Cubs or stays down on the farm? And I’m so glad I held on to Brad Miller after a terrible spring in my dynasty league!
1:35
Eno Sarris: I think he could, after a Barney trade, or even if they just demote Barney.
1:35
Comment From goober
hey wainwright and hosmer for harper in dynasty thanks
1:35
Eno Sarris: yes.
1:35
Eno Sarris: I gotta watch the end of this guys, sorry! Next week! love and kisses.



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2 Responses to “Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/26/14”

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  1. Johan Santa says:

    When was the last time an Eno chat didn’t have a lude in it?

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  2. Thufir says:

    Who doesn’t like Tacos?

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