Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 7/31/14

11:52
Eno Sarris: I’m here! Barely! Much reduced.
11:52
dub0badger:
12:00
Comment From Billy Beane
Lester for Cespedes? Who in the blue blazes saw that one coming?!?!? Overall thoughts on the blockbuster?
12:01
Eno Sarris: It’s crazy. I don’t think I like it. They have to score some, too, and I thought Cespedes — who might be slightly overvalued — was a good foil to Donaldson and Moss. I like going three deep in the middle.
12:01
Eno Sarris: Of course that rotation is pretty sweet now.
12:02
Comment From Bobo
Is giving up Taveras in a 14 team keeper where he will be $9 next year worth it for a 2 month rental of Madison Bumgarner? Need a pitching boost.

12:02
Eno Sarris: Flags fly and Taveras still has a 45% bust rate or so.
12:02
Comment From Brian
What range do you put Kluber at in keeper pitcher rankings going into next year?
12:02
Eno Sarris: Top 20 at least.
12:03
Comment From Elias
Thoughts on Kennys Vargas for ROS? Better than say Singleton or Juan Francisco?
12:03
Eno Sarris: I’ll take him over JF if you need speed.
12:03
Comment From Curious George
Will Mookie Betts be starting in the majors come game one of the 2015 season?
12:03
Eno Sarris: He’s ready. By May 1, sure.
12:04
Comment From Guest
Rumors the Nats are interested in Daniel Murphy or Asdrubal Cabrera. Anybody to replace Espinosa. What would it take?
12:05
Eno Sarris: I don’t think it needs to be Giolito, but it needs to be nice in case of Murphy at least, he’s under control another year I think. Cole and Souza?
12:05
Comment From Babe Ruth
Owning Hiroki Kuroda makes me nervous ROS. Should it?
12:05
Eno Sarris: He’s faded in the past but highish ERA and good WHIP should be manageable all season.
12:06
Comment From Nilsilly
I was thinking about what Yoenis’ next contract might look like and the best comp I could think of was Jason Werth in 2011. The 7/126 he got was an overpay by WAS but with how salaries have risen do you think Yoenis gets something like 6/100?
12:06
Eno Sarris: I think people will give him a bit too much for a threeish win guy.
12:06
Comment From Awake in Seattle
Chris Taylor vs. Brad Miller: how does the battle play out ROS, and who will be starting in Seattle next season?
12:07
Eno Sarris: No idea. The city itself is split. If Taylor puts up a nice batting average, though, it won’t matter that Miller probably has a better true talent walk rate and maybe defense.
12:07
Comment From Mike
Did you see MLBN post the fake Rosenthal tweet? Even worse, Ken is in the building with them!
12:07
Eno Sarris: LOLz.
12:08
Comment From Fish
Quintana or Kuechel RoS? (Assuming Keuchel stays in H-town, I guess)
12:08
Eno Sarris: Keuchel safer because of all those GBs.
12:08
Comment From JEB
got a shot at playoffs this year in H2H, thinking about trading trout for a package with either stanton or cutch in return, should i do it? 4 man keeper leage
12:09
Eno Sarris: At least you’re not falling too far. Depends on how nice your shot is.
12:09
Comment From Living 2 Weeks in the Past
Was thinking more about the Astros draft situation next year and they’ll likely have $18M or so to spend. How possible is it that peanut buttering that over the first 10 rounds nets more than if they had signed the trio in the ’14 draft?
12:10
Eno Sarris: they could get three or four undervalued guys, but I believe Houston when it says they offered Aiken five mill and Close didn’t return phone calls. they wanted to sign the guy, had medical concerns. I’m not qualified to comment on the medical concerns.
12:10
Comment From Tom
Thanks for chatting, Eno! With the Royals end up with a new bat? If so, who?
12:10
Eno Sarris: Not a lot of bats out there. Rios… and?
12:11
Comment From JEB
does cespedes value go up now that hes in fenway?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Yes!
12:11
Comment From Joe
Going to see Giolito pitch tonight if it doesn’t rain. Best spot to sit right behind home plate?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Of course. Got to see the breaks!
12:11
Comment From Jheff
Marcus Stroman, ace?
12:11
Eno Sarris: If the change improves even just slightly from just below average to just above average, and he retains velocity for a few years… yes.
12:11
Comment From Kris
Tell me it’s ok to drop Mark Trumbo? Or try and trade him for anything?
12:12
Eno Sarris: Not ok to drop. HIs hard-hit percentage is still good, so his xBABIP is way higher than what he’s showing.
12:12
Comment From Andrew
On a scale of 1 to Kershaw, how much do you love what the Athletics are doing today?
12:12
Eno Sarris: Scott Kazmir.
12:12
Comment From Spencer
CHAAAOOOOOSSSSSSSSSS! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
12:12
Eno Sarris: yup
12:12
Comment From Guest
Hunter Harvey :(
12:12
Eno Sarris: Hopefully just a precaution?
12:13
Eno Sarris: Milone to the Twins is hilarious.
12:13
Comment From Fish
ugh Ruben. Why you gotta be such a buzzkill?
12:13
Eno Sarris: Cause tomorrow must die.
12:14
Comment From Joe
Dynasty league. Who do you like better Bogaerts and Teheran or Machado and Stras?
12:14
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the shortstop and the younger pitcher.
12:14
Comment From Brian S
David Price – traded or no?
12:14
Eno Sarris: No. I think people will find their price unreasonable and how many Addison Russells are out there anyway.
12:15
Comment From Ruben Amaro Jr.
Hey Dodgers how does this sound: Pederson, Seager, and Urias for Marlon Byrd. No? OK TALKS OVER
12:15
Comment From Doctor Doom
Surprised by what the Cardinals gave up for Masterson? What do you think of Ramsey?
12:15
Eno Sarris: Well, Ramsey is 24 and the strikeout rate could go either way and they have a few outfielders, so once they decided to make the move, I guess it wasn’t that crazy.
12:16
Comment From (not that) James
I dropped Kluber after his bad April. Thought I’d bought into unwarranted hype, and in a H2H points league, you can’t wait too long to make moves or you’ll get buried. At least, that’s what I tell myself to stop the tears.
12:16
Eno Sarris: You may want to move a bit faster in H2H, or you may not: it’s easier to turn a season around in H2H (you don’t have to push the rock back up the roto categories) so you can actually go further down in standings at first.
12:16
Eno Sarris: That’s not helping.
12:16
Comment From Jon
Why in the world would the Stros say that Qualls is unavailable?
12:17
Eno Sarris: Cause they own him next year and they’re probably just trying to get more for him?
12:17
Comment From Guest
How are you calculating bust rates for prospects?
12:18
Eno Sarris: Top ten hitter is about 40%, pitcher 50%. That moves depending on their K, BB and ISO rates. Google JAVIER by Chris St. John and the Royals Review article about success rates of prospects.
12:18
Comment From J.D.
How does a league average starting pitcher just entering arbitration only net you Sam Fuld? I find it hard to believe that Millone couldn’t have been used to acquire a competent second baseman.
12:19
Eno Sarris: Perhaps his public comment changed the tone of what was being offered? Plus, he’s leaving a pitchers park, and though you can adjust for park, teams probably eye his swing and miss stuff and velocity (or lack there of) and wonder if he can keep being average.
12:19
Comment From david
thoughts on kennys vargas?
12:19
Eno Sarris: Let’s see the major league strikeout rate.
12:19
Comment From John
When E5 comes off the DL, I have to choose between Bogaerts and Alcantara for my UTIL spot in a H2H league. Who do you keep?
12:20
Eno Sarris: In a batting average league, Alcantara. In OBP, XB.
12:20
Comment From Guest
Tanner Roark changed his grip on his slider to Jordan Zimmermann’s grip. Any info on that?
12:20
Eno Sarris: Aw damn just did Roark. Maybe I can try to do Zimmerman teaching Roark as a piece.
12:20
Comment From Jim
Does Zach Lee for Uehara and Andrew Miller get it done?
12:20
Eno Sarris: I’d think so.
12:21
Comment From baltic fox
Does Norris now move up in the batting order to replace Cespedes?
12:21
Eno Sarris: Maybe, with Gomes/Fuld slipping spot.
12:21
Comment From Guest
So is hammel a reliever now with lester on the team? I was offered hammel for my kendrick in 4×4.
12:21
Eno Sarris: Don’t take that deal.
12:22
Comment From Walt
For 2015, how does Matt Adams project? With that low BB% he can’t maintain the high BA, right?
12:23
Eno Sarris: It’s not the BB, it’s the Ks you gotta watch. I think he could .275+… he’s really hard to project because he went oppo for a month to beat the shift and then he decided to pull again for power.
12:23
Comment From DJ Harvey
You’re Doug Melvin from now until deadline. What do you do besides admire and stroke that stache?
12:23
Eno Sarris: Get the cheapest starting pitcher on the market?
12:25
Comment From Mike
Would you trade Dom Brown for a 4 pack of Founders Breakfast Stout?
12:25
Eno Sarris: Yes.
12:25
Eno Sarris: Although I haven’t touched beer in a week because of this sickness. I’m a broken man.
12:26
Comment From Gila Monster
Do the Red Sox try to extend Cespedes now? He isn’t that old,could be their corner outfielder for a few years, and you can’t offer him a QO due to his contract.
12:26
Eno Sarris: I bet they try.
12:26
Eno Sarris: Maybe they let him hit a couple wall rockers first.
12:26
Comment From MikeL
Will Lindor be promoted if Cabrera is traded? Thoughts on Lindor ROS if it happens?
12:27
Eno Sarris: Not sure how great a fantasy player he’ll be. Will there be a ton of power or speed? Will there be any?
12:28
Comment From Fish
NEED MORE TUNES!
12:28
Vibe Life:
12:28
Comment From Larry David
What are you expecting from Cliff Lee for the rest of this year?
12:29
Eno Sarris: No idea. Afraid he’ll be hurt. If not, velocity is not hugely important to what he does. Could do some Lilly esque work. High-ish ERA, great Whip, good Ks.
12:29
Comment From Bobby Blownilla
Is this what can be expected from Andrus moving forward? Steals, Runs, and a low obp? Try to sell while I can still play the youth card?
12:29
Eno Sarris: I don’t see much more upside left, no.
12:30
Comment From Dan
A’s/Red Sox trade hasn’t been announced yet. Is that because there’s money in the deal and they’re waiting for MLB to sign off, or do you think there’s a chance Boston flips Cespedes?
12:30
Eno Sarris: I just got the A’s announcement in my in box.
12:30
Comment From Joey
Who is the first of the big Cubs prospects to get to the majors?
12:30
Eno Sarris: Watch position changes. If Bryant goes to OF, he’s up soon.
12:30
Comment From Finding Nimmo
Did the Harvey injury kill the potential Sox-O’s Lester deal yesterday? Related: what is a “strained flexor mass” and how bad is that?
12:31
Eno Sarris: It’s bad, it’s the strained forearm that’s often the precursor to TJ. But maybe they caught it in time. Apparently his velocity was way down.
12:31
Comment From Seabass
Lester Shmester
12:31
Comment From Joe
Why did the Dodgers pay $28M/4 years for Alex Guerrero & add Darwin Barney for “depth”? How many infielders do they need? Chance Guerrero gets traded today?
12:31
Eno Sarris: The Guerrero signing was just not a great signing. He’s now the future 3B after Uribe maybe, or OF depth if they trade an OF.
12:32
Eno Sarris: Also, the answer to the other question is obvious: Colletti needs ALL OF THE MEDIOCRE INFIELDERS. Kennedy, Hairston, Ellis, Uribe, Guerrero, Barney…
12:32
Comment From Bart
Eno, Is an Alcantara for Odorizzi a fair trade? I need starting pitching and have Utley or Prado manning second base in a H2H 20 team dynasty league and am currently in 2nd place. Thanks.
12:33
Eno Sarris: I think it’s a good idea but I’d want something I believe in a little more than Odorizzi.
12:33
Comment From KBald77
Why didn’t the A’s trade Milone to bring Suzuki back and run 4 Catchers? Vogt/Suzuki/Norris/Jaso
12:33
Comment From Fish
If I started a kickstarter right now to pay Byrd’s option year, you think it’ll be fully funded by the deadline?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Got to give the people the moobs they want.
12:33
Comment From Will
Was it a big mistake for the rays to turn down Anderson Russell for price
12:34
Eno Sarris: I’m not sure how much better they can do.
12:34
Comment From Jimmy
Injured Tulo for Stasburg a good idea. Or am I freaking out? HELP!
12:35
Eno Sarris: Can you make it 15 days without Tulo? Then don’t do this.
12:35
Comment From Farting for Science
Is it mathematically legitimate to multiply the playoff odds for one AL team by the odds of one NL team to get a satisfactory approximation of the odds they both make the playoffs? (On the assumption that they’re *mostly* independent.)
12:35
Eno Sarris: Yes
12:35
Eno Sarris: But I’m know mugician
12:35
Eno Sarris: *no
12:35
Comment From Mike at the Ted
So how about that Pedro Alvarez?
12:35
Eno Sarris: Jeebus that didn’t work out, did it.
12:36
Comment From Exar Kun
If Shark returns Russell, what could Lackey return? He is older you get a month less, but he has been worth a bit more than Shark for past two seasons and is cheaper for next season. He also has playoff experience, which teams seem to value.
12:36
Eno Sarris: It won’t work, imo. It’s just too weird a pitcher to trade for.
12:36
Comment From Sadwick
With Milone’s pitching style and stuff, he was really a Twin before he was officially a Twin.
12:36
Comment From Mike
If you were the Phillies wouldn’t you be in Sell-Off-Everything Mode?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I guess they in no hurry and want to get the best pieces they can get for their broken toys.
12:36
Comment From Bud Seligs 872 Bday Candles
Pirates – Did you expect them to actually make a move for a Lester caliber type of player?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Guess not. They work around the edges. Gotta keep the machine going.
12:37
Comment From Bill Bellamys Mom
I don’t know why that boy’s always up in these here fantastical chatters…but he’s not available and wanted me to ask one of them there questions. Who wins in a trade like this right here…Adam Jones/Cliff Lee/Prado for Kipnis/Sale/Revere?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Best hitter in Jones side, but Kipnis is close enough and I love Sale, so I’ll take the second side.
12:37
Comment From Frankie Frisch
Does the Lester trade calculus change if Hammel is broken and the A’s just realized it?
12:38
Eno Sarris: He’s just a two-pitch pitcher, I don’t know that he’s broken. But he’s been oft injured too.
12:38
Comment From Rated Rookie
One question because these chats make iPhones spas
12:38
Comment From Nolan
Ian Kennedy and the rights to uproot Green Flash, Ballast Point and Lost Abbey to Baltimore for Gausman. WHO SAYS NO?
12:39
Eno Sarris: Not San Diego, they got four more breweries opening tomorrow with great frigging beers.
12:39
Comment From Cespedes T-shirt giveaway
What do you think about Gardner for Bruce? Bruce seems like he can’t put it together this year.
12:40
Eno Sarris: Bruce had some things go weird with his knee hurting, but most of those rates returned to normal recently. I think he can hit .250 with customary 30 homer power soon.
12:40
Comment From thomas
Time to cut Lincecum loose (again)?
12:41
Eno Sarris: Got no command. If he throws 40% fastballs or fewer, maybe it could work. Dunno how long his arm will last doing that though.
12:41
Comment From Migs
The trade deadline makes me go weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
12:41
Comment From Marty
i would trade dom brown for bud light bc flip cup.
12:41
Comment From Migs
mmmm breakfast stout.
12:41
Eno Sarris: an interlude!
12:42
Comment From Joe
What do you think James Paxton has in store the ROS?
12:42
Eno Sarris: Inconsistent velocity, mechanics and results.
12:42
Comment From Fish
Enon is down with the sickness
12:42
Eno Sarris: Moving with bronchitis is hell.
12:43
Eno Sarris: HAH. Shows what I know. Lackey a Cardinal. Weird. I don’t love him or Masterson.
12:43
Comment From Fish
AWAHAHAHAHA
12:43
Comment From Matt
I loved your piece on Lester gain more horizontal movement on the his cutter. But something has gone un-noticed in your piece and Blengino’s piece today, is that Jon Lester finally fixed his curveball release point after losing it in the collapse of 2011. He was tipping it before.
12:44
Eno Sarris: Interesting. Curve releases are always high though, you can’t just point to the Pfx dots. (I know this because Mike Fast once wrote that the internet cried the day I wrote that upon it.)
12:44
Comment From DJ Harvey
Starting pitcher? Huh. That’s the last thing I think they need. Interested why you’d do that.
12:44
Eno Sarris: Don’t believe in Jimmy Nelson, think their offense is decent.
12:45
Comment From Spencer
How much would you pay to get a hold of a recording of Jack Z and Ruben Amaro, Jr. trying to work out a trade? I’m not sure you could slap a price tag on that.
12:45
Eno Sarris: This is the only reason I have any inclination to work in baseball. Fascinating conversations I’m sure. But baseball asks you to sacrifice so much at the altar of BASEBALL AS GOD if you want to work for them: workload, travel time, pay scale.
12:46
Comment From DFS Interruptus
I’m sorry for your illness but for heaven’s sake man have a beer your wasting away
12:46
Eno Sarris: Not appealing yet but I am dying.
12:46
Comment From Chicago Mark
Soooo, who are the big winners so far Eno? The Cubs look great. The A’s only if they win it all? The Phillies big losers unless they do ANYTHING?
12:47
Eno Sarris: Yes but where do the Cards fit in with Lackey and Masterson and now a kicking pen? Guess like the A’s, we’ll call it a big win if they win.
12:47
Comment From Guest
Cistull: I demand to be traded!
12:48
Eno Sarris: Instantly lowers trade value into a beer stein and beer stein sized coozy.
12:48
Comment From Nathan
Hi Eno – If the Pads move Benoit do you like Thayer, Quackenbush or holding both for now?
12:48
Eno Sarris: Quack!
12:49
Comment From person hscer
whoa, Craig part of the Lackey trade
12:49
Eno Sarris: And Joe Kelly… I hope they convince Kelly to go for a few more Ks. He has great raw stuff. I think this could be the rare trade to the AL for a pitcher that could help. And Craig… his value goes up. They’ll give him a shot to show he can be helpful going forward.
12:50
Comment From Art Vandelay
Boston plugs both of their holes with the Kelly/Craig package
12:50
Eno Sarris: This is dirty.
12:50
Comment From Pudge, Jeurys and Mexecutioner
Guess this means more PT for Taveras
12:50
Eno Sarris: Oh yeah.
12:50
Comment From Terrible Ted
#freeoscar
12:50
Eno Sarris: Well he’s not free, he’d be super expensive to get actually.
12:50
Comment From Ive been holding onto Thayer
Why Quack?
12:50
Eno Sarris: Last I checked, he was pitching the eighth. Help me out here — isn’t he?
12:51
Comment From Goat
Time to pick up Allen Craig?
12:51
Eno Sarris: He’s still got .280/18 ability, I can’t believe that disappeared immediately.
12:51
Comment From #KeepNotGraphs
Is there a buyer out there who we can trade NotGraphs to that will keep it alive?
12:51
Eno Sarris: There might be something in the works. Bug David Temple.
12:51
Comment From Pike and Virginia
I like the new Red Sox a little better than the old Red Sox.
12:51
Eno Sarris: The new new red Sox might even sign Jon Lester.
12:51
Comment From Ira
IT’S ALL HAPPENING
12:52
Eno Sarris: The over under on trades yesterday by Bovada was 10.5. I was on the under.
12:52
Comment From Larry David
You really dislike Nelson that much huh? I could probably sell him at a premium right now. Go for it?
12:52
Eno Sarris: I really distrust fastball slider guys, and his command isn’t great. If he was Tyson Ross in SD, that might be one thing.
12:52
Comment From Sadwick
I’ll trade you a trade full of trades.
12:52
Eno Sarris: It’d be like Christmas.
12:53
Comment From Joe
Allen Craig or Kendrys Morales ROS??
12:54
Eno Sarris: Guessing you’ll have to make the decision now. I’d rather wait to see how much PT Craig will get. But I do think he’s closer to productivity.
12:54
Comment From Ira
Seriously though, where is Craig going to play?
12:54
Eno Sarris: I don’t think Nava NEEDS PT in a lost season.
12:54
Comment From Hrkac Circus
I actually like Milone to the Twins, it’s just a quiet, but solid move for a decent 4/5 guy.
12:54
Eno Sarris: I don’t think it’s horrible, I just think it’s funny.
12:55
Comment From Pike and Virginia
Maybe the Sox should trade Papi to the Mariners so Cano and Ortiz sneak into the playoffs with their polite little chinstrap beards.
12:55
talcnturnips:
12:55
Comment From Henry
He’s a #3 on the Twins
12:55
Comment From joe
Use my #1 waiver priority on Lackey now that he’s to Cards?
12:56
Eno Sarris: Yeah, he’s going to enjoy the NL.
12:56
Comment From Brandon
Thoughts on Hell or High Watermelon and 21st amendment brewery as a whole? I’m staying in Sf at the moment and thoroughly enjoyed that refreshing beer. Also any recommendations?
12:56
Eno Sarris: 21A is solid, not super star IMO. The watermelon is fun. Cellarmaker is the best in-city brewer. City Beer Store is great. Both over there in downtown.
12:56
Comment From Ricardo
this years trade deadline has been much more exciting than in the past
12:56
Eno Sarris: And sucked yesterday.
12:56
Comment From Guest
Where does Craig play _next_ year? Napoli at 1B, Papi at DH, Cespedes in one corner … does this mean Betts is blocked AGAIN ?
12:57
Eno Sarris: Betts could take CF from Bradley IMO. Bradley plays D well, but if Betts can play it well too, Bradley can be the 4th OF. Or Victo.
12:57
Comment From Stanatee the Manatee
Like that we got Lackey, don’t like that it cost Joe Kelly. Always thought he was incredibly underrated
12:57
Comment From Fish
anything beyond Surly in the Minnesota area? Or just focus on the Michigan and Chicago stuff?
12:57
Eno Sarris: Indeed Brewing is great. I forgot the other one.
12:57
Comment From Hrkac Circus
NORDEAST
12:58
Comment From Spencer
Do you like Lackey or Masterson more in the NL?
12:58
Eno Sarris: Lackey.
12:58
Comment From Bill
Beer store Mid-Peninsula?
12:58
Eno Sarris: Mine is Willow Market in Menlo Park. But I’ve moved to Palo Alto now, and have been thinking about opening my own.
12:59
Comment From Stephen
ENO BEER STORE? *moves to san diego*
12:59
Eno Sarris: I’m in Palo Alto though so that’s weird.
12:59
Comment From Bill
I would be there on opening day.
12:59
Eno Sarris: Nice. Got one customer!
12:59
Comment From Brad
Is Drew Pomeranz worht holding on to in a 20 team dynasty? Looks like he will be blocked for a while.
1:00
Eno Sarris: You never know what a post-championship A’s fire sale would look like.
1:00
Comment From Nathan
With Boston going ape-nuts, what do you think of stashing Tazawa?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Not a bad idea in deeper leagues. I’d still caution against dropping a real asset ahead of a non-existent trade.
1:00
Comment From Spencer
Doubront hold any value in an NL-only league?
1:00
Eno Sarris: yeesh. His velocity is so down and his change has gotten so much worse… But in NL-only, worth a (small FAAB) shot.
1:01
Eno Sarris: Yeah Quackenbush has more holds and has been used in later innings than Thayer despite Thayer’s slight velocity lead. He’s my pick if Benoit goes. But Benoit is under contract next year, so they don’t need to trade him.
1:02
Comment From Stanatee the Manatee
Apparently the Cards are also getting appx. $1.75m
1:02
Eno Sarris: Could get a pretty hot car for that.
1:02
Comment From Mad Chatter
Does Leonys Martin pick up his production, or does he keep sputtering along like this ROS?
1:03
Eno Sarris: He’s a good but not great fantasy guy. I think he’ll pick up the power pace with a few outbursts and end up near .270/10/30. That’s worth rostering.
1:03
Comment From Pike and Virginia
Seriously though, which new breweries are opening in SD that are worth a look?
1:03
Eno Sarris: I had a boysenberry gose from the former Karl Strauss brewer opening up 32 North in Miramar and it was Boss.
1:04
Comment From Art Vandelay

you mean like Omar Vizquel's?

1:04
Eno Sarris: that shirt.
1:04
Comment From person hscer
Seinfeld’s line about rooting for laundry seems apt today
1:04
Comment From Chet
Allen Craig was just dropped in my points league – worth using a waiver claim now?
1:05
Comment From Nathan
Thinking of stashing Joc Pederson as J.D. Martinez insurance…dude is a beast, allegedly…
1:05
Eno Sarris: who you dropping is really the answer to both. And also, don’t use a number one waiver claim on Craig.
1:05
Comment From Matt
My point on Lester’s release point was that 2014 is more like 2009-2010. Late 2011-2013 was quite different and his curve generated 29% Whiff/Swing. His 2014 generates 40% Whiffs/Swing, along the lines of the 37% of 2009-2010. It is just interesting. Pitching is one of those things where correlation is very difficult to prove causation.
1:05
Eno Sarris: Yes, it’s nice to see him go back to a place that worked for him. Good eye!
1:06
Comment From Guest
Sox sending minor leaguer to Cards too, if Betts I will have to leave this chat as my computer will be smashed against the wall.
1:06
Eno Sarris: No. cannot be.
1:06
Comment From THE average sports fan
Should Reds take a run @ Daniel Nava?
1:06
Eno Sarris: yes, Nava should be available.
1:06
Comment From Chris
Will the Astros move Keuchel or McHugh?
1:06
Eno Sarris: No, I don’t think they should or will.
1:06
Comment From Nathan
I dropped Giles for Quackenbush, assuming Papelbon stays put. Harder to drop Soria for Tazawa since Joakim’s prospect of closing seems more tangible to me…
1:06
Eno Sarris: Sounds good to me.
1:06
Comment From Guest
As an A, Cespedes would have 11 games in hitters parks over the next 2 months. As a Red Sox, that number goes to 40!!! How many extra Total Bases would you say that creates?
1:08
Eno Sarris: he’s averaged about one XBH every two games, I think he could maybe get an extra one every eight games?
1:08
Eno Sarris: Park factors are the bane of analysis. Sometimes, they change Adrian Beltre into ADRIAN BELTRE. Sometimes they don’t matter as much.
1:09
Comment From person hscer
Yankees must have one trade in them today, right?
1:09
Eno Sarris: Dunno, they seem like more than one trade away from anything to me.
1:09
Comment From Guest
The Baseball Project is playing at the Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY, tomorrow, if anyone is interested (Conor Oberst and Dawes also on the bill).
1:09
Comment From BillyBob
After the deadline closes, is it safe to Joc if I was holding him out of hope?
1:10
Eno Sarris: IS IT SAFE TO JOC I love it. You can drop him after the deadline, he’ll be up for very limited play in September at best if they don’t make a trade.
1:10
Comment From Rob
Your top 5 beers/breweries in SoCal area. Go.
1:11
Eno Sarris: Something like, unranked, Societe (Pupil), Modern Times (Blazing World), Stone (Enjoy By), El Segundo (Hop Tanker), Alpine (Nelson)
1:11
Comment From Guest
If you were the Indians would have been more aggressive with trading Cabrera? Or do you think they are happy to use him for the rest of the year, offer QO and if he accepts, great, if he signs with someone else you get a pick.
1:11
Eno Sarris: They need an asset they value higher than the pick, I suppose. But the pick has an 80% bust rate I think, so it can’t be too hard to beat.
1:12
Eno Sarris: Chris Russo is pissing off the rest of the MLBN guys by yelling at them that the A’s have never done anything in the postseason.
1:12
Comment From JAL
Grilli’s been doing some nice work out in LA. Drop him for Quack though?
1:12
Eno Sarris: Street’s the guy.
1:13
Comment From Nilsilly
Think the Sox throw $20mil/year at Shields, Scherzer and Lester in the offseason?
1:13
Eno Sarris: And? I think they work Scherzer first and then move down the line.
1:13
Comment From Ceetar
Right Brain brews a beer described as “Porter brewed with smoked pig parts.” That seems like a marketing fail, but it sells so it doesn’t matter I guess.
1:13
Eno Sarris: Um
1:14
Comment From Guest
Minor Leaguer to Cards is Corey Littrell, LHP 5th rounder in 2013
1:14
Comment From Ron Swanson

Thunder has been stolen

1:14
Comment From Jim
HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY, CHRIS RUSSO….
1:14
Comment From Tim
Joe Kelly kinda sucks and Allen Craig has sucked for a decent amount of time now. Why is this a good return for 1.5 years of an above average big leaguer starter?
1:15
Eno Sarris: kelly has 95 mph gas and two offspeed pitches that have above-average peripherals and Craig’s a line-drive hitter that seemed like a perennial .280/18 guy just last year. Plus, it’s two hitters for a pitcher.
1:15
Comment From JAL
Did you have any shares of Mr. Choo this year? Boy did he (and CarGo, Trumbo, Stras, Marte, Lowrie, etc.).
1:15
Eno Sarris: I did and it sucks. I figured Texas would be awesome for him.
1:15
Comment From Spencer
My TV never leaves MLBN. Except when Chris Russo is on.
1:16
Comment From James
Do the Nats need to make a move at 2nd to have a realistic shot of making the WS?
1:16
Eno Sarris: The postseason is a crapshoot. They look like they can make it, so I don’t think you can say they NEED to make a move.
1:17
Comment From Sadwick
“Smoked pig part” does not inspire thirst. I may try it out of curiosity though.
1:17
Eno Sarris: Which is why it sells, I guess.
1:18
Comment From Stephen Strasburg
Why am I not great this year?
1:18
Eno Sarris: False. You are great. You are healthy and K’ing 10 and BBing 2 per nine, which is awesome sauce. No reason 35% of his balls in play should be hits.
1:18
Comment From Guest
Other solid minnesota breweries: lucid (solid DIPA); Fulton (esp their bombers / seasonals); Dangerous Man (growler/ taproom only); Bent Paddle (that’s what she said)
1:18
Comment From PETA
Rauchbiers, the grossest beer for vegetarians.
1:18
Eno Sarris: Oh yuck.
1:19
Comment From JAL
Also, on a completely unrelated note, if you like Japanese BBQ make sure you go to Takashi in NYC next time here. Fantastic.
1:19
Eno Sarris: It’ll have to be better than the places I used to go to! Izikaya 13 I think?
1:19
Comment From Guest
Sweet Baby Jesus (chocolate peanutbutter beer) was a curiosity… Not for everyone, but I LOVE it
1:19
Eno Sarris: I liked it too, but I like sweet beers.
1:19
Comment From Poopyface Tomato Nose
Where do the Cardinal’s moves leave the Brewers?
1:20
Eno Sarris: Looklng like Poopyface Tomato Nose? The Brewers are in a weird position. Was this supposed to happen? Does their farm system have the parts to trade for something?
1:20
Comment From Jim
Andrew Miller to Detroit about to drop…
1:21
Eno Sarris: that would make some sense.
1:21
Comment From Mermaids
Is it too much to give up a $1 gausman, $5 sonny Gray and Meyer (minor league keeper) for $36 Chris Davis (won’t be keeping) and $17 Jordan Zimmerman? 10 team h2h and I’m in second.
1:22
Eno Sarris: No, hitting costs a lot to acquire. I think Chris Davis can at least manage .230 with 35HR type power.
1:22
Comment From Brown Fecal Urine
Who will be the first big prospect moved today?
1:22
Eno Sarris: None of them? Love that the A’s were the only ones so far to sack up with prospects. Maybe if you count Paxton or BMiller or Franklin as prospects…
1:23
Comment From Ben Oglive
sorry if this has already been asked, but in a mixed league format, does JBJ have much value anymore after today’s deals? possible keeper, but only have 2 everyday OFs currently
1:23
Eno Sarris: That strikeout rate is undoing his good work on D. I think he could use more time in the minors more than Betts…
1:23
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Eno – Favorite current female indie singer/songwriter: Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Lykke Li?
1:23
Lykke Li:
1:24
Comment From Stephen Strasburg
Since I am great, should an owner trade Ellsbury and Garret Richards for me (and an early round draft pick) in a 12 team head-to-head keeper league?
1:24
Eno Sarris: No, Richards is pretty great too
1:24
Comment From Guest
Rumor that Robbie Ray would be included in Miller deal. Now that would be funny, if true.
1:24
Eno Sarris: Wut.
1:25
Comment From burr
i’m kind of surprised the sox haven’t tried to deal brock holt – I know he’s really just a utility IF but given the amount of contenders that need a 2B, you’d think they could get something, no?
1:25
Eno Sarris: Giants
1:25
Comment From Rob, Baltimore
Did you get a chance to watch Richards vs Gausman last night? All things considered, it was a great July game.
1:25
Eno Sarris: I did enjoy it. Gausman is a ton of fun to watch. Richards is throwing a ton of breaking balls.
1:25
Comment From Rated Rookie
What about Garrett Richards for Carlos Correa in a keep-forever format?
1:26
Eno Sarris: I’ll trade pitching for major league hitting all day. But major league pitching for a prospect that’s two years away and has a bust rate still?
1:26
Comment From Henry
Overselling Garrett Richards. Correa looks to be real.
1:26
Eno Sarris: “looks to be.”
1:27
Eno Sarris: Richards has plus velocity and two breaking pitches that are nice, and one has a reverse platoon split.
1:27
Comment From Guest
Kluber is awesome. His slider is awesomer. Tell me this won’t end in disaster.
1:27
Eno Sarris: The velocity will dip at some point and make the fastball no good. But until then, enjoy!
1:28
Comment From Eno is a girls name (maybe?)
hould I trade cespedes for verlander?
1:28
Eno Sarris: Hey that’s not nice. I would not do that trade, not ever.
1:28
Comment From Mike
As a Yankee fan, something tells me Allen Craig is gonna kill it in Boston.
1:28
Eno Sarris: Park could help.
1:28
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
All “big name” trades are done right?
1:28
Eno Sarris: Price is the last shoe to drop, if it does.
1:29
Comment From Guest
“Bonafacio” is a pretty big name. Especially in large font.
1:29
Eno Sarris: Yeah what if the Marlins trade Saltalamacchia.
1:29
Comment From Jake
Odds someone cracks, offers Rockies top 3-4 prospects for Tulo in next 12 hours:
1:30
Eno Sarris: 1-3000, or 1-100 for each team.
1:30
Comment From Spencer
Whoooaaaaaa. You guys think the big deals are over? Y’all do know the Braves and Royals are interested in Chris Denorfia, rite?1
1:30
Comment From Angry Phanatic
Is the STUPID Ruben Amaro gonna do ANYTHING?
1:30
Eno Sarris: You’d think Papelbon would be easy.
1:30
Comment From Jim
Better make that offer in the next two hours. They can offer anything they want in 12…
1:30
Eno Sarris: The Phils could make some waiver deals.
1:30
Comment From Cliff Lee
Am I not a big name?
1:31
Eno Sarris: Just a little name. Eight letters!
1:31
Comment From Mike
Cliff Lee has waiver written all over him
1:31
Comment From Angry Phanatic
How do you get to that position being so bad at it? Good at his previous position?
1:31
Eno Sarris: Good at putting together final pieces for a competitive team, maybe.
1:31
Comment From Cliff Lee for Taijuan Walker
Done Deal
1:32
Eno Sarris: That would be one of the best names to ever get traded for Cliff Lee.
1:32
Comment From Pike and Virginia
Amaro: Jack, you can pick two of DJ Peterson, Tai Walker, or Alex Jackson to give me for this old washed up outfielder. I’ll just close my eyes and you write the names on this piece of paper…tell me when I can open my eyes. Jack. Jack, I’m waiting..
1:32
Comment From Andrew
Justin Smoak would take offense to that statement
1:32
Comment From Pike and Virginia
We could trade Smoak for Lee again.
1:32
Comment From Angry Phanatic
I guess so. Good at making a good team better. But terrible at making a bad team good.
1:33
Comment From Smart Guy
Brewers trade for Cliff Lee and Ryan Howard, Phil’s eat more money than most people see in a lifetime.
1:33
Eno Sarris: Nom Nom Nom
1:34
Comment From Rob
Can we go back to Stras/Richards? How much of a difference in ranking is there between the two in a keeper league?
1:34
Eno Sarris: Stras has shown more injury risk, but otherwise I’d project them for about a half run of ERA difference, about one K/9 difference going forward. Difference between top 15 and top 30?
1:34
Comment From Mike
Ryan Howard eats more subway than most New Yorkers see in a lifetime
1:35
Comment From Jake
After burning out as a GM, Billy Beane became one of the greatest GMs ever. Who’s better, Ruben Amaro or Barry Bonds?
1:35
Comment From Jake
Rangers Giants closing in on Rios.
1:35
Eno Sarris: I guess he could help in the OF, not a 2b though, which is a bigger hole for me.
1:35
Comment From Spencer
Braves prospect Wigberto Nevarez. Feel comfortable tagging that an 80-grade name?
1:35
Eno Sarris: don’t wig out wigberto.
1:36
Comment From Rob
Retug
1:37
Comment From dbet
Do you think the Dodger’s could get Tulo if they empty the stables?
1:37
Eno Sarris: They have the pieces but I don’t think it makes sense for them.
1:38
Comment From BillyBob
Gyorko seems healthy. Rehab #s look good, as well.
1:39
Eno Sarris: I think he could .240 with 20HR power rest of season, sure.
1:39
Comment From Guest
Bonifacio enough to get Price to CHC?
1:39
Eno Sarris: That’s good.
1:39
Comment From the future
what’s the meanest nickname you’ve been called?
1:40
Eno Sarris: In middle school it was Enis the Penis, in high shool it was Dink, but as much as Kenny G was upsetting the first time, I loved it.
1:41
Comment From Jake
Where the hell did Dink come from?
1:41
Eno Sarris: I was small in high school Arrive 5’2, 105, left 6’2, 150.
1:41
Comment From what does Eno?
what do you like best: pretentious beer, pretentious music or pretentious stats?
1:41
Eno Sarris: Hmmm. All of them! Thing is, I don’t care what you like, so how can what I like be pretentious. It’s just what I like!
1:42
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Where’d you go to high school?
1:42
Eno Sarris: Milton Academy with Carson Cistulli.
1:42
Comment From Jake
Last week during the Big Brother nomination ceremony, Zach called Nicole a Fruit Loop Dingus. Pretty harsh if you ask me
1:42
Comment From Sadwick
I never had a mocking nickname, I did have a fat friend that affectionately called me “lanky bastard” though.
1:42
Comment From mystery man
Do you think former 5th overall pick in the football draft Curtis Enis was ever called “the penis”?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Yes. I’m sure of it. He might have made them pay if he cared.
1:43
Comment From Jim
Oh man, I didn’t know you were a Milton man…and I thought I liked you.
1:43
Eno Sarris: Nobles?
1:43
Comment From Rob
Let’s just throw out some names and have you sort ’em for dynasty leagues. Keuchel, Eovaldi, Hughes, deGrom, Odorizzi, Salazar, Shoemaker, Hutchison
1:44
Eno Sarris: Loving deGrom. Lemme see. deGrom, Salazar, Eovaldi, Keuchel, Hughes, Hutchison, Shoemaker, Odorrizi.
1:44
Comment From Jim
Nah even worse…one of those big, non-ISL boarding schools.
1:44
Eno Sarris: I was almost a Groton Guy.
1:44
Comment From Silly Willy
Ever give someone false fantasy opinions for laughs?
1:45
Eno Sarris: I had one guy that sent me about ten emails a day so at one point I just said yes to his insane ideas.
1:45
Comment From Jon
Did you suggest AJ Cole and Steven Souza for Daniel Murphy? C’mon.
1:45
Eno Sarris: AJ Cole has been handed about like nobody’s business and Souza isn’t a top 100 guy. Also, have you seen the leaked Houston docs.
1:46
Comment From Biggus Dikus
If it makes you feel any better ive got strep throat
1:46
Eno Sarris: With your handle… never mind.
1:46
Comment From Art Vandelay
A Milton man is neither seen nor heard.
1:46
Eno Sarris: Well I’m a terrible Milton man then.
1:46
Comment From Ron Swanson

Will Dodgers land Benoit?

1:46
Eno Sarris: I bet not. Maybe Papelbon?
1:46
Comment From Fish
goddammitrubenwhyyouaintdonenothingyet
1:46
Comment From person hscer
were you & Carson really HS classmates?
1:47
Eno Sarris: Different years.
1:47
Comment From Finding Forrester
Saw a tweet from Joel Sherman that says Rays are definitely moving Price. Not sure how much I believe the Rays would EVER define their status as such, right?
1:47
Eno Sarris: No but also if so… Dodgers or Seattle for sure. Going to guess… Walker Miller Franklin for Price??
1:47
Eno Sarris: Probably need to add a pitcher.
1:48
Comment From Guest
eno, i got my tickets to see Lykke Li in a couple months. what about you??
1:48
Eno Sarris: I got a two-year old.
1:48
Comment From Guest
A woman was excluded from the Commonwealth Games for too much testosterone. When will we start excluding men for too much estrogen?
1:49
Eno Sarris: I think we do, to some extent, because the steroid tests test hormone levels.
1:49
Comment From Beaucoup Bucks
any chance the Giants give Crick a chance this year?
1:49
Eno Sarris: I was saying put him in the pen now!
1:49
Comment From CuriousGeorge
i played milton in high school hockey. we smashed them. guess where i went :)
1:49
Eno Sarris: Anywhere else in the ISL? Can’t remember who crushed us specifically. I used to go to those games though. three-walled hockey rink with metal walls, that place was LOUD.
1:50
Comment From Altman
they were’t insane ideas
1:50
Eno Sarris: The Houston docs weren’t insane ideas?? Really?
1:50
Comment From Jay
If Clayton Kershaw were a TV show would he be Breaking Bad or the Wire?
1:50
Eno Sarris: Too easy with the breaking pitches.
1:50
Comment From Wowwy Zowwy
Mitch Haniger to Arizona. Big Names. Done Deals.
1:51
Comment From the students and alumni of ps 15
private school people, christ
1:51
Eno Sarris: Didn’t pay a dime. I was the poor kid that felt like an impostor.
1:51
Comment From An executive producer
Clayton Kershaw in…Breaking Bats
1:52
Comment From Jon
Cole and Souza are two major league ready projects in AAA right now with 6 years of control for a guy who is a below average defender in the middle of the diamond and an above average hitter with one year and 2 months of control.
1:53
Eno Sarris: Okay walk it back. Souza seems decent. Major league ready doesn’t mean they’ll succeed. He’s not top 100, so he has a bust rate over 70%. Add an arm.. Murphy’s not great, but it’s a year-plus at a position of need. And he can play third.
1:53
Comment From Jake
In the weekly Fangraphs staff re-enactments of The Wire, what character does everyone play, and why are you Bubbles?
1:53
Eno Sarris: Because I have the cough of a long-term user right now. #dead
1:54
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Byrd to Yankees for Carlos Guzman + PTBNL
1:55
Eno Sarris: Okay. That helps. Except I cycled through all the Carlos Guzmans and none was playing for the Yankees, strangely.
1:55
Comment From Jim
You and me both my friend…financial aid ftw!
1:56
Eno Sarris: It’s something people don’t understand about prep schools, I think. Although of course some of the stereotyping was true. I did go to school with one of the Bains from Bain and Bain.
1:56
Comment From James Jones
How bad do I suck? Time to drop me for a Gose or other steals hot hand?
1:57
Eno Sarris: The walk rate should get better, the strikeout rate suggests that the batting average shouldn’t fall too much further, but even Juan Pierre seems like a ceiling now. Gose and others strike out a lot. Maybe watch some Kennys Vargas.
1:57
Comment From Sadwick
That’s what I felt like in college, the poor kid imposter. I went to a small Baptist private school in the south on a full scholarship. I was driving a beat up decade old Honda while my classmates all had SUV’s and convertibles.
1:57
Eno Sarris: Eh, work hard, have fun, and ignore the people that say “Eno, with that car you’re either not getting any or not taking yourself seriously.” Duh, dude, it’s both.
1:58
Comment From juan pierres mustache
actually maybe Bowden got duped on that Byrd thing
1:58
Eno Sarris: LOL that would be funny, especially if the Yankees don’t own a Carlos Guzman. (one was playing in the Mexican Leagues, it could have been him)
1:58
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Bowden cited a fake account as source
1:58
Eno Sarris: god I hate those things.
1:59
Comment From Moneyball 2
All we need is a World Series for the story to be worthwhile!
1:59
Comment From Jon
Cole or Souza for Murphy, I can see. Both? Nah. Cole is top 100 prospect on every list.
2:00
Eno Sarris: Sure, it’s cool, I’ll walk it back. I just figured people have really diverse opinions on Cole, maybe you could sneak him in. Souza led the AFL in velocity off bat by Trackman, and the Mets need an outfielder. Spice it up a bit.
2:00
Comment From Rated Rookie
Citing bust rate as the reason to not gamble on prospects (in fantasy) is too easy. I would say lazy but I like your chats.
2:01
Eno Sarris: No, but it’s a huge reason not to trade established veterans for prospects unless you think about bust rate. Take it a step forward. If you want to trade Richards for Correa, get a frigging second piece. now the math works.
2:01
Comment From Guest
If the As win the WS, is the off-season fire sale going to make Jeffrey Loria stand up and applaud?
2:01
Eno Sarris: See that’s what I’m thinking about. I think even Gray could go.
2:02
Comment From Steve Pearce
Eno please tell me something positive about me. Has my flash in the pan greatness faded completely or do I have gas left in the tank ROS?
2:03
Eno Sarris: One thing I noticed, and I’m not sure how different it is than before, is that he’s gearing up for the fastball. Like pretty obviously. And he had no problems with Richard’s 97, so he likes fastballs. But that means more Ks, even if it means more power. As a righty that’s played against LHP in past, though, his floor is very low.
2:04
Comment From Guest
I became a hipster while at private college solely because my blue collar self couldn’t roll with the yuppies. Dark times, dark times indeed.
2:04
Eno Sarris: HERE COMES THE BEARD YOU COLLAR POPPERS
2:04
Eno Sarris: (I just couldn’t grow the beard so I went hippie)
2:04
Comment From juan pierres mustache
i don’t know what’s real anymore
2:04
Eno Sarris: ARE YOU REAL
2:04
Comment From Fish
Wouldn’t be the first time Bowden got duped
2:04
Eno Sarris: Gonna leave that there
2:04
Comment From Sadwick
It was crazy lonely for me, but I got a lot of free crap helping people study.
2:05
Eno Sarris: We all find our way to happy places eventually, or at least I hope that happened for you.
2:05
Comment From person hscer
Rosenthal: “Dodgers have been in talks with Rays on Price, with Pederson in play.” This is not from an RT and I follow the real guy, so
2:05
Eno Sarris: Said it on TV just now. That could beat Russell, if something else is in there.
2:06
Comment From Sadwick
Brewers got Parra for Haniger
2:07
Eno Sarris: I thought Manny for a second and was going to laugh. Behind him I guess Peralta’s job is safe… maybe Inciarte until Pollock returns?
2:07
Comment From Guest
I have a 2 year old and I got tickets for black keys in September and Tim & Eric with Steve Bruhl in October. First shows I’ll see in 2 years….
2:07
Eno Sarris: Nice. I have manged to see Amon Tobin, and did go to Pitchfork fest just recently, but I don’t get out much.
2:07
Comment From Save speculator
Hey Eno any word on closer trades? Pretty quiet on the Papelbon front. Besides Giles who else is a good stash for sneaky saves this year?
2:08
Eno Sarris: If you can’t get two birds in the hand, might as well get a Quackenbush.
2:08
Comment From Fish
So is Cameron going to tag in on this chat or are you all going to cruelly leave us without a place to B about Ruben?
2:08
Eno Sarris: There’s more coming.
2:10
Comment From Kenny
Is Julio Teheran an ace or is a big correction in store?
2:10
Eno Sarris: I’d say both. He’s a top 20 guy pitching like a top five guy maybe.
2:10
Comment From Fish
unless your league is stupid-deep, there’s no reason to gamble on prospects
2:10
Comment From juan pierres mustache
bowden appears to have deleted his twitter now
2:11
Comment From Chase Anderson
Do you have faith in me this year or drop for a streamer? 12 team H2H pretty deep setup…
2:11
Eno Sarris: I like his changeup a ton, he has some velocity, and his slider is okay. Might not get a ton of wins, but I own him in some deeper roster 12-teamers… so yeah.
2:12
Comment From person hscer
little blue checkmarks. that’s what’s real
2:12
Eno Sarris: OH NO I”M NOT REAL
2:12
Comment From Enis the Penis
Just dropped Jay Bruce for #freeoscar in a H2H league.
2:12
Eno Sarris: I wouldn’ta done tha.
2:13
Comment From Sadwick
I learned to appreciate beer and did most of my homework at a local bar called the Shamrock. I also read ludicrous amounts of 19th century literature and played video games with a few close friends. It was lonely, but it was still fun.
2:13
Eno Sarris: That sounds like a good portion of my college life as well.
2:14
Comment From Stephen
if rays get pederson, does he start in their OF?
2:16
Eno Sarris: Let’s see. Myers was in Double-A but didn’t start in majors with the team after the trade, right? Pederson is in Triple-A… you could say he could work on his strikeout rate… It’s not for sure that he’ll start, I’d say. And I’ll take Oscar, but Oscar’s K% suggest a better batting average is coming than Joc will put up, and you can’t bank on Joc hitting a ton of homers and stealing bases right off the bat.
2:16
Comment From Cards Fan
Sure hope Masterson and Lackey can hit
2:16
Comment From Victor Conte
They test for Testosterone/Estrogen ratio.
2:16
Eno Sarris: Right? so if they were super high on Estrogen, they’d think they were masking something. Sorta what Manny got busted for.
2:17
Comment From bob
I hate when people say “I’m dying” We’re all dying bitch, one day at a time.
2:17
Eno Sarris: Yeesh, no sympathy for the sick. You sound like my wife.
2:17
Comment From juan pierres mustache
my boss learned that you can “zip” files to make them smaller and now every time a computer starts getting slow he asks if we can just zip all the files to speed it up
2:17
Comment From Mike
Yankees claim Esmil Rogers. Division favorites now?
2:18
Eno Sarris: Really going to tie the room together.
2:18
Comment From Kris
is there gonna be a trade deadline chat today after you? or you staying with us all day
2:18
Eno Sarris: They’ll start soon. I don’t know if I’ll make it to three when they start.
2:18
Comment From Jake
Moneyball 2: The Moneball-ening
2:18
Comment From Kris
denorfia to mariners… wanted him on the braves!
2:19
Comment From Guest
When you’re drinking a beer, do you ever think “this is just some tea made of a not-particularly tasty plant that was injected with fungus and left to sit for a while”
2:19
Eno Sarris: Sometimes I think that when they’ve added some adjunct like blueberries and then I’m like wut and all the stuff you said.
2:21
Eno Sarris: Okay I should do one more run to the old house before podcasting. Thanks for hanging out guys. This was a testy one, you got me back on my feet!
2:21
Eno Sarris: Chatting starts again in a half hour
2:21
Comment From Rated Rookie
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Brian Eno Sarris
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Brian Eno Sarris
1 year 9 months ago

It seems that this class of rookie pitchers doesn’t have of the ones we saw dominate last year (e.g. Wacha, Gray, Jose Fernandez, Salazar). Where do you think Stroman ranks relative to those above pitchers?

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