Eno Sarris Baseball Chat 8/7/14

11:49
Eno Sarris: hello! let’s start with a bang.

11:49
MystikalVEVO:

12:00
Comment From Astroglide
Ben Paulsen aquitted himself nicely while filling in for Morneau. Between him and Kyle Parker, who do you think has the better shot at being the Rockies future 1B and why? Thanks.

12:01
Eno Sarris: Kyle Parker because of age at level. Can’t forget that Paulsen is already 26.

12:01
Comment From Darth Stout
Is Bryce Harper your 2014 fantasy baseball LVP?

12:01
Eno Sarris: There’s still time to hit a few homers and improve the line, but yeah he’s been underwhelming.

12:01
Comment From jocephus
Fangraphs has Adams at 2.5 WAR in 382 PA, even though he’s having a fantastic year at the plate, and Bourjos at 1.1 WAR in 218 PA even though he’s having a miserable year at the plate. That’s 4.3 WAR/700 for Adams and 3.6 WAR/700 for Bourjos. That’s close to the same player. This year. If Bourjos hits at all (and he’s still coming off an injury) he’s a monster player.

12:01
Eno Sarris: Problem with Bourjos is, and has always been, injury and bat. But he’s not a bad player.

12:01
Comment From Patrick
With Baez seemingly taking over at 2B, do you think Alcantara will have enough value as an OF to hold on to him in a 12-team dynasty league?

12:02
Eno Sarris: I don’t think this is all said and done. I’m really worried about Baez’s approach, and I’m not sure Kris Bryant is a third baseman.

12:02
Comment From Jack
Jason deGrom, good pitcher or very good month?

12:02
Eno Sarris: Very good pitcher. Made the changeup great, has gas, command, and the curve has improved.

12:03
Comment From American League Hustle
Hi Eno! Hope you’re having a great week. I’m currently first in my AL-only keeper league, and our league trade deadline is next weekend. I could feasibly win without making any more moves, but I’m close enough that I’ll move whatever I have to if it means winning. That being said, I feel like I’m getting lowball offers on the best keepers I have left, and thus have been hesitant to move any of them. For instance, if I’m offered a pitcher like Weaver or Verlander for my Kevin Gausman (who can be kept for cheap for the next 3-4 years), is it worth making such a move when Gausman may end up with similar numbers ROS? How do I determine what a worthwhile return is, when I don’t necessarily have to make a move and am simply out to solidify my first place standing? Thanks!!!

12:04
Eno Sarris: Weaver for Gausman might be worth it. As much as Gausman’s stuff looks great, he hasn’t turned it into K-BB goodness. Weaver pitches in a pitchers park, and despite the bad velocity, keeps churning out good numbers.

12:04
Comment From Rob S.
Does Kyle Zimmer get a cup of coffee this season? Where would you say he ranks roughly among pitching prospects at AA and above? Thanks a lot.

12:04
Eno Sarris: He’s interesting but he hasn’t pitched at all this season. He’ll pitch wherever he can get the most innings once he’s pitching.

12:04
Comment From Looking Ahead to 2015???
I picked up Allan Craig in my AL-only keeper league, hoping that he’d help me down the stretch. Assuming that the Red Sox shut him down the rest of the way, should I still hang on to him in hopes of a big 2015?

12:04
Eno Sarris: If you’re rebuilding, he’s worth holding on to.

12:04
Comment From Bigums
Thanks for ruining my Baez excitement, would you like to do the same for Jimmy Nelson?

12:04
Eno Sarris: No changeup and iffy control! I’m here all week.

12:05
Comment From Philly Frenetic
Does the Prado trade open up 3B for Jake Lamb next year, or maybe in September? Thanks!

12:05
Eno Sarris: I thought he would have been up right away, but he wasn’t. He seems ready to go an the only real question is what his true talent MLB strikeout rate will look like.

12:06
Comment From Joe
Hey Eno! I commish a league (8th year) & play in it. A manager is frustrated b/c he says I have an unfair advantage of getting trades thru b/c I know everyone (tho his 4th season). I have encouraged folks to respond to all trade requests and offered some suggestions on initiating trade discussions. Previously I had encouraged in person and online events, but we can’t seem to get together. Do you think this is unfair? Anything else I can do? Thanks!

12:06
Eno Sarris: You’ve done more than your share. If everyone’s emails are public knowledge in the league, it’s on him now.

12:06
Comment From Jolly Roger
Hulet wrote a glowing report on Christian Walker not too long ago. He sounds like a potential star at 1B (aside from being 6′), but Davis seems entrenched. Is there a place for Walker in the O’s near future, or does he need a trade to get the opportunity?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Davis is only under team control until 2015. Walker will be 24 next year and ready for cup of coffee work at the very least. I think there’s an opening.

12:08
Comment From Tony G.
If you had to make a prediction, what type of season can we expect from Derek Holland in 2015? In an AL-only league where the top pitchers like Darvish and Felix go for $40, is he good value at $7?

12:08
Eno Sarris: yeah even if I would project him for a 3.9/1.28 type season, he’ll get enough Ks to be worth 7 bucks in an AL-only.

12:08
Comment From Jolly Roger
Looking toward next year, do you see any future aces among Gausman, Hahn, Salazar, Smyly, Alex Wood, and Alex Meyer? Thanks.

12:09
Eno Sarris: The stuff is there for Gausman and Salazar, if they figure out their command/aggressiveness factors. If I was going to bet on numbers next year, though, it might be with Hahn and Wood. Both have mega injury issues, but both have good stuff in the short term and pitch in the NL.

12:09
Comment From Most Mets Fans, Probably
I’m so excited for Matt Harvey that I’d watch a gif of him drinking water!

12:09
Comment From AL Pitching Coach
Talk to me about Joe Kelly. What kind of fantasy value can we expect from him in a Red Sox uniform? Good pickup ROS? Good pick up as a keeper for 2015?

12:10
Eno Sarris: I like that John Farrell said he should throw the offspeed stuff more. I know he has trouble commanding those pitches, but they all look good by whiff and GB rates. I think he could K 7 per nine and still have a 50+ GB rate and be a better pitcher. I guess we’d have to watch his BB% though.

12:10
Comment From Bruno Caboclo
I just traded Waino for Rendon in a H2H 5×5 8-teamer where my 3B was David Wright. Am I out of my mind?

12:11
Eno Sarris: If in a keeper, Rendon should play 2B enough to make this fine long term, and Rendon is playing 2B for you now, no?

12:11
Comment From Alex
ENO!! What’s up? Been waiting all morning to ask you this. Keeper league, no limits on how long you can hold the guy, OPS style. Got offered Harper for Bryant and Taveras. I’m planning on turning that down, but is Baez and Taveras a fair counter offer, or am I giving up too much?

12:12
Eno Sarris: I actually like the Harper and Bryant deal better. That’s an MLBer plus a shot at a great MLBer. Baez is just a 40% shot at a great MLBer.

12:12
Comment From Bigums
I’m only here for the ludes.

12:12
Comment From Tupacs "Dear Billy"
He’s just workin’ with the scraps he was given; and Billy made miracles every trade deadline

12:12
Comment From Rated Rookie
Eno still pumping out the jams: http://youtu.be/IGUEVXqvCwM

12:12
Eno Sarris: Well done!

12:12
Comment From KB
Can Justin Upton still “break out” within the next 1-2 seasons or is he just a Top 20 OF instead of a Top 5?

12:13
Eno Sarris: No, this is who he is. In fact, at some point the BABIP will fall and the K% will mean a worse BA.

12:13
Comment From Ron Swanson

Papelbon staying put? Who is a better bet to produce their categories ROS – Revere or Singleton? Time to drop Hugh if Stroman is available? Roark, McHugh, or Gausmen ROS? Please and thank you.

12:13
Eno Sarris: Revere, Stroman, McHugh, done!

12:13
Comment From Jake
Any news on why the Indians demoted Salazar and when he’ll be back? I suspect this decision was made before the game, as the news came out immediately after the game.

12:14
Eno Sarris: Yeah dunno. He’s still having command issues.

12:14
Comment From Pale Hose
ENO! Josh Tomlin is nearly identical to Phil Hughes in K%, BB%, and GB%. Do you see a Hughes-like breakout for Tomlin?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Too many homers, and he’s been giving those homers up in a pitchers’ park. I don’t believe.

12:14
Comment From Spencer
With what we know about pitch framing, should we adjust the value of attempting to steal second when there’s a full count? If the catcher tries to hold position to frame a strike, he probably won’t be in the best throwing position. If he favors the throwing position, then there’s a better chance the hitter draws a walk anyways.

12:14
Eno Sarris: Great question. I also wonder about the role of the batter’s body language in the interaction.

12:15
Comment From Preparing for next year
What are some stats you advise someone look at for finding underrated fantasy players? What are some BB% and K% to look for, if those are two. Thanks!

12:17
Eno Sarris: Yeah I like K% and career ISO for batters — if a guy has a great career ISO and an okay K% in the present, I like them. So I don’t hate Bryce Harper, although his K% right now is crazy, his sample isn’t big. For pitchers, K-BB is the best one stat to look at. You’ll find Jake Odorizzi high up in that.

12:17
Comment From Guest
This is the July 7th baseball chat?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Good god I’ve finally perfected time travel!

12:18
Comment From Bob
ENO! i got a quick ? is there a way to look up how many TJ surgeries occur for minor league teams?

12:18
Eno Sarris: No, not that I know of. You can find it on some player pages, but not searchable.

12:18
Comment From Bigums
For next year, Cliff Lee or Matt Harvey?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Harvey. Both injured, Harvey is pitching now.

12:19
Comment From Lloyd Moseby
Don’t laugh at this question….if the Bucs make the playoffs, will Josh Harrison get MVP votes?

12:19
Eno Sarris: Oh god he will, won’t he.

12:19
Comment From Marty
8 years writing…jeebus eno. well done.

12:19
Eno Sarris: yeah I guess Linked In told me that the other day. But writing for money is less time. Maybe four years.

12:20
Eno Sarris: Five I guess.

12:20
Comment From Trolling for Braves Fans
Should I roster BJ Upton in my 200-team NL only league? #Roasted.

12:20
Comment From jimmy
man you see henry owens striking out all those guys with the curve? great timing on that piece you did

12:20
Comment From Marty
Asked a member of the Yankee stadium staff where i can find good beer. response, “oh, i dunno, i just work here”.

12:21
Eno Sarris: beer, baseball, roasting — an interlude.

12:21
Comment From Greg
Are you for MLB Expansion to cities like Montreal and say Portland?

12:21
Eno Sarris: I don’t mind more teams, but the fringy cities seem to produce questionable teams in terms of sustainability. It’s not impossible to win in a smaller market, but you’d have to agree it’s harder, no?

12:21
Comment From Bob
Eno: Kluber or Arreitta?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Kluber for sure for me.

12:22
Comment From Vic
Vic Black? Closer anytime in the next year plus?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Dunno, Mejia is good and Black is walking way too many people now.

12:22
Comment From person hscer
in all likelihood my final Eno chat till December :(

12:22
Eno Sarris: boo.

12:22
Comment From John Stamos
Morning Eno! I’m trying to evaluate Mookie in a trade but I feel like I’m being too unreasonable in my evaluation. Dynasty H2H, I need SP for this season and was offered Homer Bailey and Jameson Taillon for Mookie Betts but I’m still hesitating. What do you think?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Looks like he’s only an OF now. So what is a .280/10/30 OF worth? He might have more upside in the power department, but also might not, considering his size.

12:23
Comment From Kris
Are limited release beers getting out of hand? CCB ran out of Marshal Zhukov at their own brewery in like 20 minutes, Mexican Cake is impossible now. I understand the supply/demand of it all, but if the demand is so incredibly high, why aren’t these breweries working to increase their supply? Or is there some utility for the brewery to keep it so limited…

12:24
Eno Sarris: The hype factor helps them sell. Also, some of these breweries don’t have the capacity right now, and upping capacity isn’t that easy. I’ll write about my visit to Three Floyds soon and this will be part of it.

12:24
Comment From The Freemans Bureau
How much confidence do you have in the Oliver 5-yr projections? Yes, this concerns Javier “200 Homer” Baez.

12:25
Eno Sarris: Take a look at the defensive aging and then call up a more marginal prospect and look at their OLIVER projections….

12:25
Comment From Rated Rookie
Which undersized flamethrower is best bet to turn into a no. 2 SP, Stroman or Ventura?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Stroman has more pitches and relies a little bit less on velocity, eh’s my guess.

12:25
Comment From Cornhole
Which SP prospect would you stash for some innings in 2015: Zimmer, Severino, Crick, or Wisler? Thanks Eno.

12:25
Eno Sarris: Wisler.

12:26
Comment From Dan
Cubs claim Hamels on waivers…any realistic chance a deal gets done? What would amaro need to even entertain the possibility?

12:27
Eno Sarris: He thought people weren’t being aggressive enough in the pre-deadline moments, I doubt it gets done now. He might want too much.

12:27
KriegSocken:

12:28
Comment From Bigums
I’ve seen Corey Dickerson ranked as high as a top 25 OF, about where would you slot him?

12:28
Eno Sarris: I wish he wasn’t a platoon bad. That takes 1/3 of his .290/25/15 value away… still really valuable.

12:29
Comment From Brian
Dynasty league. Would you rather have Kipnis or Baez at 2B?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Kipnis for me, and I feel like I should apologize for saying that for some reason. People love them some Baez.

12:29
Comment From Jake
Sup Eno

12:29
Eno Sarris: Sup

12:29
Comment From Jake
Thanks as always for your time, Eno. Right now, there are 5 teams you could reasonably say are in the second wild card spot race. When does that get down to three?

12:29
Eno Sarris: September?

12:29
Comment From Jake
Is Gardner’s powergonna hold up?

12:30
Eno Sarris: Power is the hardest question in baseball. Gardner’s improvement is modest enough to believe I think.

12:30
Comment From H to the Rizzo
Are 6 closers too many in a 10 team 5×5 h2h. Should I move one for another SP or stand pat? Meija, chapman, uehera, soriano, cishek and Benoit. SP are zimm, Ty Ross, arrieta, anibal, gio and Alex Cobb.

12:31
Eno Sarris: You’re probably falling behind on some SP stats. I would take a look at improving an SP (Ross?) into a stud with a closer, and then picking up an SP off the wire, or streaming with that extra spot.

12:31
Comment From sENO Evil
Do you know of a strategy to garner wins? I am leery of streaming because I am leading in WHIP/ERA and hate to give that up, but a few more Ws–literally 3, gets 4 four ro five points.

12:32
Eno Sarris: Good matchups and good teams. That’s simplistic, but it probably makes more sense to take Jason Hammel vs the Red Sox at home over a guy like Quintana vs the Astros.

12:33
Comment From Jake
Time to stop dodging the tough questions: What should Betances’ nickname be? #RawDeal? #BlackJack? #BetancesWithWolves? You can’t keep hiding from the truth here,

12:33
Eno Sarris: Monster? Something about his size, cause dude is big.

12:34
Comment From STiVo
Fister passes the eyeball test for being dominant this year for the Nats. He has been making hitters look funny all year. But his FIP- is 101. Is he expected to be underrated by FIP, or do I need to fix my eyeballs?

12:34
Eno Sarris: His peripherals aren’t great actually. Really bad swSTR, bad K%, elite control, meh ground ball rate. I guess the elite control is what’s doing it for him.

12:35
Comment From Guest
Do you think the strikeouts will eventually come for Gausman or are we always going to want more?

12:35
Eno Sarris: I don’t get it either. You’d think — especially since he says he can make his splitter cut by moving the thumb — he has everything he needs to be dominant. And yet by k-bb, he’s marginal. I still think he’ll put it together, but I’m worried, yes.

12:36
Comment From juan pierres mustache
always good to hear why all my prospects are terrible. could you tell us about how parties suck and puppies are overrated now

12:36
Eno Sarris: One thing I didn’t know about puppies: you have to wake up every two or three hours to take them to pee, just like babies. Wait, I’m doing it again.

12:36
Comment From Rated Rookie
I have one waiver acquisition left this season and retooling (slightly) in a keep-forever 16-keeper league. Which SP rookie/prospect should I acquire with it: Giolito, Bradley, deGrom, Stroman, Bundy?

12:37
Eno Sarris: Prospect guys would say Giolito, I think. But the earlier you have TJ, the more likely you are to have it again. So I’ll take DeGrom. He’s doing it. Now. In the bigs.

12:37
Comment From Steve C.
Hi Eno. I’m always looking for OFs with some potential to become regular contributors. Would Pollock or Ackley be worth a look?

12:38
Eno Sarris: Pollock looks like he might be an every-day guy now after the trades. I do like his skillset — if he can hit righties — more than Ackley’s.

12:38
Comment From Fact Checker
Sometimes crazy people invade these chats persistently. We’ve had “Jay Bruce is just as good as Giancarlo Stanton” guy before. Now we have “Peter Bourjos is amazing” dude. Why would Matt Adams (fat 1B with career 129 wRC+) be a comp for Peter Bourjos (speedster OF with career 93 wRC+)?

12:38
Comment From Geoffrey
BA ranked Souza as the best power, speed, and OF arm in the International league. What kind of future do you see for him in Washington, and how soon? Thanks!

12:39
Eno Sarris: Yeah and in the AFL he had the highest batted ball velocity last year. But the strikeout problem looks real. I think he could be the fourth OF soon. Like now.

12:40
Comment From Sandy
Steamer has some major league regression coming down the pike ROS for Jake Arrieta. Do you buy it? More generally, what do you look for to know when projections are overvaluing past production as opposed to current production?

12:40
Eno Sarris: I look for major pitching mix changes, which Arrietta has. I’m a little nervous about all the sliders in his particular case, but that’s an injury question.

12:40
Comment From The Oriole Bird
What beer should I drink in honor of Mike Trout’s birthday (he turns 23 today!)?

12:40
Eno Sarris: Something out of Sierra’s Beer Camp because a) it’s probably going to be good and b) camp makes it sound young.

12:41
Comment From H to the Rizzo
Was in Europe for 2 months, flying out of Frankfurt grabbing my last meal by the gate. See freshly cooked bratwurst and sriracha for the first time the whole trip. Great way to go.

12:41
Comment From Rated Rookie

Baez and Taveras after their first MLB hit and HR.

12:41
Comment From Rated Rookie

Then every at-bat after that.

12:41
Comment From Steve
I feel great about next year… my ottoneu roster is Harvey, Fernandez, Tanaka, Kluber, and Richards… yes…

12:41
Eno Sarris: 15% failure rate on TJ surgeries. I’m such a dick.

12:42
Comment From sENO Evil
I think you have been cautious on Captain Kazmir. Given his last two starts, do u think its pumpkin time?

12:43
Eno Sarris: I was a little worried in the first velocity dip http://www.fangraphs.com/pi… but then he recovered. It dipped a little in the last start, but given what happened last time, I’m less worried.

12:43
Comment From Biggie
Gimme the lude gimme the lude. (I’m a bad man.)

12:43
Eno Sarris: Worth a one-man lude.

12:43
Comment From Alex
No, you misunderstood me. I would give up Bryant and Taveras to get Harper. I don’t want to do that deal. Would offering my Baez and Taveras for his Harper be a fair counter offer?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Oh that’s different. I see. Baez and Taveras represents a higher bust rate, but you’re still giving up a shot at an infielder for an outfielder. I think I just chill.

12:44
Comment From person hscer
trivia from a Sporcle quiz I just took: Who was the last Cincinnati pitcher to strike out 200 batters in a season?

12:44
Comment From Matt
Should Machado move to SS in 2015? Will Machado move to SS in 2015? What will this do for his fantasy value?

12:45
Eno Sarris: I doubt it for some reason. It’s rare, at least. it’s like a starter that’s been pitching out of the pen for two or three years. They very rarely go back into the rotation.

12:45
Comment From Spencer

12:45
Comment From Jack
Does Rob Refsnyder get first crack at 2B for the Yanks next spring?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Prado is signed next year, too, but he’ll get a crack at it yes.

12:46
Comment From Steve
Are you fully buying Michael Brantley’s breakout? Can he sustain this pace for the next 3 years?

12:46
Eno Sarris: I think it’s a career year. I think the power will regress.

12:46
Comment From Kermit
Kevin Kiermaier has the highest OPS by a longshot but he bats 9th every game. But that’s none of my business *sips tea*

12:47
Eno Sarris: I like him, but he’s up here as much for the glove as anything. That position in the order lets him get better without as much stress.

12:47
Comment From Jesus Aguilar
Are you a believer in Everth Cabrera for the rest of the season?

12:48
Eno Sarris: I think he can hit to his career batting average (.247) and steal bases at about a 35 steal pace.

12:48
Comment From Norm
Francona on Danny Salazar (will be back in 10 days when eligible -“We’ve got some off days coming up. This will give him an extra day of rest,” Francona said. “We’re trying to cover a lot of things. We knew we wanted to give Danny a (rest), and this is the best time to do it.”

12:48
Comment From Fish
Danny Santana quite obviously isn’t what he is right now. But can he hold on long enough to carry me for the rest of this season?

12:49
Eno Sarris: He’s got a league average strikeout rate and better than league average speed and power. That should produce a better than .270 BA, I would think.

12:49
Roy rooewas:

12:49
Comment From Guest
Are Ozuna and Khris Davis pretty much the same player going forward?

12:49
Eno Sarris: Ozuna has more speed but a worse home park, so not a bad comp.

12:50
Comment From Mr. Met
More SB’s ROS, Mookie or Daneil Murphy?

12:50
Eno Sarris: mookie for me.

12:50
Comment From Ron Swanson

Not done, Eno…is Papelbon staying put killing my Quackenbush dreams?

12:51
Eno Sarris: You mean your Giles’ symphonies? There’s a chance at a waiver deal, but we’d probably be hearing about it by now, since Hamels just went on waivers. No, he’s sticking around.

12:51
Comment From Kyle
Who do like more for next year in an NL-only assuming the same price: Mesoraco or Ramos?

12:51
Eno Sarris: Mesoraco. Ramos’ health problems are real.

12:51
Comment From dbet
Is time travel repeatable? Can I count on my Eno to have this skill in the future?

12:52
Eno Sarris: Gotta look at the year-to-year correlations, but the sample is tiny.

12:53
Comment From Cleon
What’s with this Coghlan character?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Eh. Makes some contact, has a tiny bit of power, has a job for now. Most positive I can be about him right now.

12:54
Comment From Double Simcoe
Any faith in Ubaldo? He’s a bit of a scrub killer and the O’s opponents do get a bit scrubby soon, and he started being brilliant last year around this time…

12:54
Eno Sarris: Now they thinking he’ll be in the pen…

12:55
Comment From Los
Was offered Blackmon for my Polanco. Redraft league. Should I pull The trigger?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Yes! Polanco has more long-term upside, but not necessarily this year.

12:55
Comment From sENO Evil
Did you watch the documentary about Portland’s Maverick baseball team? it was really interesting. I recommend it.

12:55
Comment From Judge, Juerys and Mexecutioner
.3% of owners dropped Arrieta after his one bad outing (in Colorado of all places). I suspect this number may be useful for identifying the percentage of idiots in the ESPN player base.

12:55
Comment From LudeBurger
Cheers to person hscer!!

12:56
Comment From Bob Saget
How good is Christian Yelich?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Very good now, going to get better and hit for more power very soon too.

12:56
Comment From Sirras One
Rumors abound that Sandy Alderson will be extended soon. Is it unreasonable to be very pleased with his work thus far and with a possible extension?

12:57
Eno Sarris: I’d rate his work as pleasing generally, but I know there are detractors. I didn’t love the timing on the Ike Davis trade, but it did allow for Duda to have the confidence of a full-year role, and Davis hasn’t really shown himself to be great shakes anyway. I’d like to see what their next big bat signing is before extending Sandy, maybe. Granderson will turn out to be an okay signing, probably, not a terrible one. Young was bad, but one year and 7.5 mill is not a problem for me. I’d give him a B/incomplete.

12:58
Comment From Tom Jones
Will Stroman, McHugh and Smyly all be shut down before the season is done?

1:01
Eno Sarris: They’ve been managing Smyly, so maybe a few more missed starts.. He threw 76 last year and has 110 so far this year… Okay, he’ll get shut down, they cant’ throw him another 60 innings. McHugh threw 140 so I think he’ll pitch all year. Stroman threw 120… You’d think he’d get shut down around 150 normally (he’s around 110 now) but his team is in it and needs him. They may let him get to 175/180, and just skip a start or two.

1:01
Comment From Mike
If you were an owner of a top of the market type team (Boston, NYY, LAD) in need of a GM and Beane (or whoever your top guy would be) was a FA, what would your top contract offer be?

1:03
Eno Sarris: I know Lewie Pollis would argue that the market would offer him too little. But I tend to think that there are many more analytics guys willing to get into baseball than there are spots for them, and baseball has a long-entrenched tradition of offering people small salaries and asking them to take part because of their love of the game. So, even though Beane is probably worth eight figures a year, I might offer him high seven figures.

1:03
Comment From Pale Hose
The real Eno Sarris wrote a computer program to generate random responses to our questions. Anything the program doesn’t recognize is classified as a lude. We’re all talking to the matrix.

1:03
Comment From Pudge, Juerys and Mexecutioner
I think the statheads on Fangraphs missed a softball of a headline when Baez was called up and there was no article entitled “Selection Baez”

1:03
Comment From Dog of approval
“A man, a plan, a canal: Panama,” is a palindrome, and so is “Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.”

1:03
Eno Sarris: If i was just a program, there’d still be the genius of you.

1:03
Comment From Spencer
re: winning in small markets… How many people do you think could do the jobs that Beane and Friedman have done? Are there not more like them because baseball refuses to give them a shot, or because people like them are extremely rare?

1:05
Eno Sarris: I think it’s less the people involved as the willingness to buy into an interesting/innovative philosophy on all levels of a system. The Pirates have shown that willingness and are seeing the benefits. The Cards. There are people like this, and the best orgs belive in those people and buy in completely.

1:06
Comment From Rahul
Which Cubs prospect will have the biggest impact; Bryant, Baez, Russell, or Soler?

1:07
Eno Sarris: Overall real life value, my money is on Russell. Fantasy? Bryant.

1:07
DEERS spain:

1:07
Eno Sarris: That’s the Deers I was looking for.

1:08
Comment From Devils Backbone
NL only (meaning crazy scarcity of hitting) – is it “must sell” time for any reasonable return on Kemp or can we really believe he can be a 25+HR, 10 SB guy with a decent average next year?

1:09
Eno Sarris: 352 career BABIP confounds me. Because without it, he’s a guy that Ks too much and whose steals are disappearing. I’d definitely be listening to offers.

1:09
Comment From Dog of approval
person hscer, you have to tell me these things! I just traded for you in my Eno Chat league! I’ve had Maxamuz most of the year, so I’m way up in gifs anyway, but still.

1:09
Comment From Fish
I don’t really have anything to contribute this week. Makes me feel unfulfilled.

1:09
Comment From person hscer
who has a higher theoretically max payroll: Cubs or Red Sox

1:10
Eno Sarris: great question. Both have destination ballparks. I think Chicago is a bigger market, but the Cubs have to share with the White Sox. I do think it might be the Cubs though.

1:10
Comment From Rusty… Rusty Kuntz
It’s pronounced “Koontz,” right? I mean, it *has* to be.

1:10
Eno Sarris: Him and JJ Putz want you to know that the u sound is long.

1:10
Comment From Guest
Is Alex Meyer or Trevor may worth owning in a 12 team dynasty?

1:11
Eno Sarris: I believe in Meyer more, but May is up now. I think I’d wait and see on both in a 12-teamer.

1:11
Comment From Tyrone Biggums
Are Roark and Keuchel for real?

1:11
Eno Sarris: For real but not top 20 guys because of their reliance on the GB.

1:11
Comment From Jon Bon
Need keeper advice for next season: Stanton, Rizzo, Harper, Polanco, Rendon, Posey, Baez — keep 2!

1:12
Eno Sarris: Stanton’s the lock. I think I’d just keep Rizzo and with the dearth of power, pat myself on the back. I love Rendon, and Harper has upside still, but no reason to take a chance if you can Rizzo/Stanton it up.

1:12
Comment From Dog of approval
The Beach Boys get better as they get weirder.

1:12
Eno Sarris: For sure.

1:12
Comment From The Humber Games
Are you ever amazed at how people can’t make their own minds up about what to do with their fake baseball teams?

1:12
Eno Sarris: I ask the people in my gchat queue, so no.

1:12
Comment From Gary Gray
Better ROS and keeper: DeGrom, Odorizzi, Keuchel?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Keuchel RoS because deGrom has a hard stop at 185 IP, but deGrom better keeper.

1:13
Comment From a opossum
Hey Eno, we always hear about some pitcher or hitter who’s been tinkering with his pitches, release point, swing, etc. What sort of tinker or change does it take for you to believe that a pitcher or hitter may have adjusted his true talent level? I hope that makes sense. If it doesn’t, an example: Dallas Keuchel seemed to develop his slider more this year and that’s led to him becoming a pretty darn good pitcher.

1:14
Eno Sarris: I want to see more than a five-game change in pitching mix from a pitcher before I believe. For hitters, I want to see three or four weeks of a big change in contact rate.

1:14
Comment From Bigums
How are you doing in your leagues this year?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Pitching is doing great! Might only win one or two leagues, though, which sucks.

1:14
Comment From Dog of approval
Guy with J.D. Martinez keeps offering him to me. He wanted Jennings. I’d do it if I trusted JDM’s OBP to stay above .330, but he’s so BABIP heavy I don’t want to take that risk. Also need runs. I guess the question is how do you value Martinez in an OBP league ROS? How much does he come down?

1:15
Eno Sarris: I don’t trust his OBP, no. Power is nice, but there are plenty of guys with power and bad OBPs.

1:15
Comment From beer snob
Just had Odd Sides Citra Pale Ale. Only great IPA I’ve had east if Colorado. All thanks to Beer Graphs. Danke Eno.

1:15
Comment From Mike
Re: stealing on 3-2 pitches ? Does pitch framing really have much to do with holding the ball after you catch it? Umps make calls pretty quick. I thought it was more about pre-receiving movement and maybe the split second after the catch. From my subjective experience in highschool all holding the glove in place after the catch did was try to show the ump the pitch he just called a ball was in the zone to try to get the next one.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Still, the action on getting the pitch and wanting to throw it at the same time probably means more movement, and more movement means fewer strike calls, no?

1:16
Comment From person hscer
circa 12:36 Jordan Zimmermann is on pace for a 27 pitch perfect game

1:16
Comment From Sirras One
If we hugged, would we be enosarrissirrasone?

1:17
Comment From Guest
a perfectly acceptable answer when someone asks what beer should i drink for any occasion is “all of it”

1:17
Comment From Kris
Sounds like you agree that Yordano was ranked way too high in the Trade Value rankings…like 43rd??

1:18
Eno Sarris: yeah I’m worried about ability to stay healthy and maintain that velocity with that body size and those mechanics. I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been said before, and of course there are freaks of nature and also Kazmirs, who are good for a bit longer than people expected.

1:18
Comment From A
Dickerson/Kh. Davis a good enough platoon ROS, for the last outfield spot?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:18
Eno Sarris: I know Cuddyer is coming back, but someone else will get hurt.

1:18
Comment From J!m Lessinge
Got offered D. Santana/L. Martin for Lawrie/Street last night. SB is my weakest cat, so I mashed “accept”. With Lawrie now back on the DL this morning, I feel bad. As commish with executive trade approval, do I offer backsies?

1:19
Eno Sarris: No, that could have happened at any moment with lawrie.

1:19
Comment From jimmy
mookie just got optioned again because the red sox really want to keep playing brock holt in center or something. i dont get it.

1:19
Eno Sarris: FILTH FLARN FILTH

1:19
Flying Nun Records:

1:20
Eno Sarris: Just needed something good to make up for the mookie news.

1:20
Comment From Your favorite Person
Is there any sort of turn around or progression we can expect from Leonys Martin? Dynasty League Trade Deadline tomorrow – Drop, Hold, or Sell?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Hold. I think there’s a little more power in that bad, and I also think that he’s the kind of guy (.270/10/30 if you use v RHP) that looks better when you look back at his production than it feels while it’s happening.

1:21
Comment From Art Vandelay
My local beer store had the beer camp 12 pack for only $14.99 for a couple days before they caught the mistake. What a great Monday that was.

1:21
Comment From Art Vandelay
seriously though, that hoppy pils is so good.

1:21
Eno Sarris: Deadspin ranked the hoppy pils very low if I remember right. That was a head-scratcher for me.

1:22
Comment From clown trades
What is your stance on fairly or even over-priced studs for prospects in ottoneu? The sportscenter crowd in our league fails to recognize the strategy behind it and have been in quite the tizzy screaming collusion. Help appease them.

1:22
Eno Sarris: If you’re not likely to keep the guy, it looks like a real-life trade of an FA to be. You get a prospect or two, they get to rent a guy that’ll get thrown back soon. it’s not rocket science.

1:23
Comment From Dallas
Apologies for being late to the orgy

1:23
Comment From Guest
WHy does it seem like the changeup is always the last pitch that develops? Is it that much harder to grip/throw?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Pitchers tell me it’s a feel pitch, and you have to throw it a ton to get the feel. If you’re not Felix Hernandez I guess.

1:24
Comment From Guest
I was ready to cut Singleton in favor of Craig for next year, but the new JAVIER prospect evaluator I just looked at gave me pause. His AAA numbers this year generated a very high success rate and low bust rate. Would you hold him?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Might as well keep the higher upside Singleton to see if this new swing will generate a better contact rate.

1:24
Comment From Double Simcoe
Connor Gilaspie is obviously playing over his head, but would he help me more than Matt Dominguez ROS? Need across-the-board solidness, not one particular category. Thanks Eno.

1:25
Eno Sarris: Yeah I think the combination might be more value. For a one-note guy, Dominguez may not hit 20 homers this year. Meh.

1:25
Comment From Ed
gyorko or alcantara ROS?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Alcantara steals bases so I’ll take him.

1:25
Comment From Kyle
What is an acceptable number of beers to drink at a work function that serves free local microbrews with unlimited refills? All of the beers?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Alternate beer and water so that you don’t lose the job that got you to the work function.

1:26
Comment From Matt
****king Brett Lawrie. He couldn’t make it through 1 game

1:26
Eno Sarris: Good god he’s frustrating.

1:26
Comment From Ranger Hater
Better in the future. Choo or Leonys Martin?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Short term future, Choo.

1:26
Comment From Tony
Trade Kluber for Donaldson?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Keeper? I almost always prefer the bat, and in this case, I’d want Donaldson in a keeper. Rest of season? It’s about your needs.

1:27
Comment From Janak
Traded anibal and keuchel for stras. Ok?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Yes.

1:27
Comment From Marty

Kevin Kiermaier's eyes are a portal into the baseball gods' collective soul

1:28
Comment From Miketron
Does Garrett Richards run out of gas soon? He is at a career high in innings with plenty of season to go…

1:28
Eno Sarris: He won’t get shut down, he threw 150 last year. AS for gas, the velocity is holding.

1:28
Comment From Alex
Thor and Montero up for good by next season?

1:28
Eno Sarris: I think Montero might be headed to the pen or traded. Thor has the starter’s arsenal.

1:29
Comment From BREAKING NEWS
Rockies’ Tulowitzki: ‘Sick and tired of losing’

1:29
Comment From Alex
Also, think Marte picks up 10 more starts at CF over ROS? 90% sure 20 is the minimum for ESPN to keep eligibility next season.

1:29
Eno Sarris: yes, Marte will play CF when he gets back, sure of it.

1:29
Comment From Rated Rookie
What’s the timeline and personnel changes that gets Corey Seager to the Dodgers?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Hanley to third sometime next year after they re-sign Uribe and he stinks.

1:29
Comment From tahwmy
is xander bad

1:30
Eno Sarris: no

1:30
Comment From Bob
Can we add Bauer and Duffy to the “will they be shut down” question?

1:31
Eno Sarris: I think Bauer can get to 180. Duffy? No idea, feel like they’ll ride him until they’re out of the playoff race.

1:31
Comment From Marty
WOR just broke into the mets game to tell us there’s a bear walking on two legs in some town in new jersey….

1:31
Comment From Guest
Do you like Travis D’Arnaud enough as a primary catcher (in NL-only OPS-only) to sell high on Mesoraco?

1:31
Eno Sarris: No, I like Mesoraco better for power.

1:31
Comment From Dan
Based on the return for Cosart, do you wish the Mets had shopped one of their young arms?

1:32
Eno Sarris: That was such an overpay.

1:32
Comment From Tristan
Which side would you rather have: Longoria or Matt Holliday / Pagan?

1:32
Eno Sarris: Longo

1:32
Comment From Jon
Jason deGrom has girl hair.

1:32
Eno Sarris: Oh man have you seen mine.

1:32
Comment From Wittle Guysy
Is it possible the Brewers have stumbled upon a market inefficiency in that power hitters who strike out a lot and do not get on base a lot are under valued?

1:33
Eno Sarris: I’m more impressed with their ability to buy the pitchers nobody wants and get something out of them.

1:33
Comment From Guest
Taking the 2014 starting gig was a surprise… but has Dee Gordon also won the 2015 2b gig? Thanks. Yours truly, Someone considering stashing Alex Guerrero

1:33
Eno Sarris: Guerrero is playing third and LF, I think they’ve given 2015 2b to Dee.

1:33
Comment From PS
i drove by a deer last night.

1:33
Comment From DJ
Javier Baez has been lauded for his elite bat speed. A novice like me can use the eye test and see Baez possess great bat. But… At this stage in our technological advancement I would have thought we would have developed a tool to properly measure bat speed (ESPN flirted with this you may recall in the late 90s). I don’t if there is much difference between a player that swings the bat 85mph vs a guy that swings it 90mph but isn’t there some value to put a number on bat speed?

1:34
Eno Sarris: Teams might be there, based on some of the info they get over what we get. For example, I know trackman measures batted ball velocity and we don’t get to see that except in the AFL.

1:34
Comment From Hugh Jazz
David Wright? Do you still believe? What gives?

1:34
Eno Sarris: I do, but I always thought he was more of a 20 homer guy than anything more, and steals can disappear quickly.

1:35
Comment From Jon
No one ever seems to mention this, but Strasburg never came back the same after TJ surgery. I’m not saying he’s had a bad outcome from it. But prior to surgery, he threw 99 into the late innings and had a wicked curve. He doesn’t throw that hard anymore, never has since surgery, and his change is better than his curve now.

1:35
Eno Sarris: And he doesn’t even count as one of the 15% of TJ failur rate.

1:35
Comment From maeStro
Re: shutting Stroman down. Worth noting that stroman’s 120ip last year came after missing 50gms to suspension. He was probably pitching full games in extended ST during the suspension so likely was at (at least) 150+ ip effectively last year, which would mean no real cap on him this year.

1:35
Comment From Matt Damon
MATT. DAMON.

1:35
Comment From Garth Vader
Trying to sneak this in before you wrap: Keep forever, my Tanaka and Hedges for his Freeman?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Freeman.

1:36
Comment From Wittle Guysy
Nice humble brag about te fantasy teams there Eno

1:36
Eno Sarris: Well I play 15 leagues…

1:36
Crimson Kelpie:

1:36
Comment From Maryland Guy
You gotta try Nanticoke Nectar for Reale Revival Brewery in Cambridge, best IPA on the each coast.

1:37
Comment From Mickey A
Thinking of moving to Atlanta. Heard that used to be your stopping ground, cool city that’s worth living in or no?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Very green, which is nice. Cultural capital of that part of the south, so there’s stuff to do. But I’d caution against living in the burbs. Traffic will be your bane, and your day-to-day life will be the same as any other southern suburb.

1:38
Comment From Mookie the Wookie
Why do prospects like Bryant have .400+ BABIPS in the minors? We talk alot about the difference in pitching between the AAA and the majors but what about the effects on defense? Is there anyway to predict where their BABIP will settle to in the majors?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Bad defense down there, and bad parks. BABIP has so much noise in the majors, I wouldn’t bother trying to translate that number.

1:38
Comment From Big Joe Mufferaw
How long will it take until Mike Trout becomes just another Slugging Corner OFer? his defensive numbers are now below avg and his baserunning is fadding quick.

1:39
Eno Sarris: Dude is huge, it is the natural progression for that body type. I bet he’ll be a good slugging COF though.

1:39
Comment From Jon
I receive Carlos Gonzalez and Gausman and send Arrieta and Harvey. Gonzalez is just a rental for ROS while Arrieta and Harvey are kept next year at $3. Looks like a good deal now that Gonzalez is not going to the DL. Correct?

1:40
Eno Sarris: I wish you weren’t sending Harvey, but this is the cost of business for a contender trying to win now.

1:40
Comment From Dog of approval
Against all odds, I’m pretty into butter coffee. It slows me down. It makes me think.

1:40
Comment From Sadwick
Last Eno chat for a bit when I go to Chicago for a week. I must ask profound and interesting questions….. What can has beer? Damnit!!!! I’m caving under pressure here!!!

1:40
Comment From Guest
Kris Bryant has a face to dream on.

1:40
Eno Sarris: Those three were in a row.

1:40
Comment From Joe
Do you think Feliz’s velocity will continue to climb as he gets back into the swing of things? He had a big jump yesterday.

1:41
Eno Sarris: It’s very important to his value, but it’s been so inconsistent. I don’t have a better answer for you.

1:41
Comment From The Gyorko Store
I think Ubaldo to the bullpen is a lovely idea for the Orioles.

1:41
Comment From Alex
Traded Mauer and Byrd for Frazier? Good deal?

1:41
Eno Sarris: IN a redraft? sure. Probably either way.

1:41
Comment From JW
Paps cleared revocable waivers. Still pitching in Philly at the post-season roster deadline?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Ah there’s the news. No, now there’s a chance he gets traded.

1:42
Comment From Rusty
Going to be in SD next week with my wife’s family. They are not huge craft beer drinkers, but I think I can convince them to go to one brewery. I am thinking Stone, Alpine or Societe. What’s your recommendation?

1:42
Eno Sarris: The family will enjoy Stone best because it’s in SD proper and has good food and a Koi pond. (Liberty Station). Alpine has the best beer but it’s a tiny place and they might be mad you drove 40 minutes. I love love Societe but you’ll need to bring food in or plan to go when a food truck is there.

1:42
Comment From Guest
how did you become a Mets fan, eno?

1:43
Eno Sarris: Moved to New York, didn’t want to be a Yankees fan. It’s not a sexy answer, but dude, I’ve moved so often I don’t care.

1:43
Comment From blorp
re: durability of a guy like ventura, I feel a big part of that is conditioning. people say a guy like pedro was a freak of nature but really he worked 6 hours a day on conditioning (which, holy shit). i’d feel more confident in a guy if i knew he worked that hard but of course we have no way of knowing what anyone does

1:43
Comment From guest
My Baez for his wheeler..Keeper league

1:44
Eno Sarris: in that case I keep Baez.

1:44
Comment From ANSWER THIS QUESTION ASAP
2/15 is a higher winning percentage that the 1/12 each league would have, all things equal.

1:44
Eno Sarris: So I better win two. Although I probably average about 15 team depth so, one is okay but not great.

1:44
Comment From Kris
CJ Wilson was just dropped in my 14 team mixed… should i take a flier on him?

1:44
Eno Sarris: yes

1:44
Comment From Art Vandelay
Word on the street is Trevor May might start on Saturday. Would the Twins really throw him into the fire on the road against the A’s?

1:44
Eno Sarris: Any start in the major leagues is ‘the fire.”

1:44
Comment From #KeepNotGraphs
FWIW Pre-TJ Strasburg never pitched late into games. He was horribly pitch-inefficient. He did have more velocity though.

1:44
Comment From blorp
to pile another one on the TJS cautionary tales, people always seem to forget that once upon a time, francisco liriano was the most exciting young pitcher in baseball…

1:44
Comment From Dallas
Yelich , DSantana or Pollack rest of season

1:44
Eno Sarris: yelich

1:45
Comment From #KeepNotGraphs
Victorino and Craig are both hurt. Pedroia is playing like he’s hiding an injury. JBJ can’t hit and Holt is clearing hitting over his head. And the Sox are not contenders. Why the hell can’t you find regular playing time for Betts?

1:45
Eno Sarris: I’m with you bro.

1:45
Eno Sarris: (or sis)

1:45
Comment From person hscer
did anyone try to answer the trivia? It was Edinson Volquez in 2008

1:45
Comment From Joe
Where can you find the JAVIER rankings?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Google Chris St. John.

1:46
Comment From Fish
y’know what we haven’t done in a while, I don’t think? A lightning round.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Do we have enough people here for it?

1:46
Comment From person hscer
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

1:46
Comment From Guy with a question
I am hereeee

1:46
Comment From Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy can’t believe you’re ignoring him. Tulo/Span for Cueto/Rios/Robertson? I’m close to a money spot playa!

1:46
Eno Sarris: Tulo side

1:46
Comment From LudeBurger
crackatowa!!!!

1:46
Comment From Fish
*crash/boom/flash/rumble*

1:46
Comment From idiot
Yo, let’s do this!

1:47
Eno Sarris: Better do what the idiot says

1:47
Comment From Kris
1st round Cano or 24th round Baez

1:47
Eno Sarris: Rent Cano if you can win

1:47
Comment From Sirras One
More wins in 2015-16 : Mets or Yankees?

1:47
Eno Sarris: Mets

1:47
Comment From Rob
Dynasty trade: Trevor May/Kennys Vargas for Kemp/Chris Young (SP)?

1:47
Eno Sarris: I’ll take Kemp here

1:47
Comment From jenju
Is BratGraphs replacing NotGraphs?

1:47
Eno Sarris: no, need more data

1:47
Comment From idiot
That’s rude, calling me an idiot.

1:47
Comment From Sirras One
Better post-TJ year: Tanaka, Fernandez, Harvey?

1:48
Eno Sarris: Harvey’s recovery schedule suits me best.

1:48
Comment From lunch
braves got any chance left?

1:48
Eno Sarris: Yes, at a wild card

1:48
Comment From Scooby
W. Miley or CJ Wilson ROS?

1:48
Eno Sarris: wilson

1:48
Comment From Fish
volunteering to be a brat tester

1:48
Comment From Marty
pirates playoffs y/n?

1:48
Eno Sarris: yes

1:48
Comment From Guest
will the Orioles hang on in the East?

1:48
Eno Sarris: wild card

1:48
Comment From Sirras One
Upper-level starting pitcher this year most likely to turn back into a pumpkin?

1:49
Eno Sarris: guess I’m little nervous about mchugh if he counts

1:49
Comment From LudeBurger
how’s peavy gonna do @ Brewers?

1:49
Eno Sarris: not a good park for him

1:49
Comment From Jon
You mean Mets fans are very high on their prospects and are predicting next year they will take over their division. I feel like I’ve heard that before…

1:49
Eno Sarris: I don’t think DeGrom, Harvey and Wheeler are prospects any more.

1:49
Comment From Fish
over/under 6.5 steals RoS for Span?

1:49
Eno Sarris: under

1:49
Comment From notanidiot
Is the SI curse real?

1:49
Eno Sarris: no

1:49
Comment From Vliet
Miley or Smyly ROS?

1:49
Eno Sarris: smyly

1:49
Comment From LudeBurger
how’s workman gonna do today in STL?

1:49
Eno Sarris: meh

1:49
Comment From Brian
Will E5 or Longoria produce more counting stats ROS?

1:49
Eno Sarris: E5

1:49
Comment From Guy with a question
Less wins in 2015, Cus or Astros?

1:49
Eno Sarris: fewer, Astros

1:50
Comment From person hscer
so you have Braves 4 back done in division, O’s 5 up likely WC? I can buy that, but just confirming…

1:50
Eno Sarris: O’s up 5? That surprises me. I guess they can last then.

1:50
Comment From JRB
Dynasty league: who to drop when Myers comes back: Betts, Eaton or Rios?

1:50
Eno Sarris: EAton

1:50
Comment From Worried in Carolina
George Springer for Sonny Gray in keepers? Thanks!!!

1:50
Eno Sarris: Springer

1:50
Comment From Marty
Degrom or richards ros

1:50
Eno Sarris: Richards more innings

1:50
Comment From Sirras One
Dodger OF most likely traded or released by next season’s open?

1:50
Eno Sarris: Ethier

1:51
Comment From Guy with a question
????????????????????????????

1:51
Comment From Fish
Arrieta or Keuchel RoS?

1:51
Eno Sarris: I’ll take the safety of Keuchel

1:51
Comment From Guy with a question
Astros get first 2 draft picks next year?

1:51
Eno Sarris: Yes, I bet guy loses his appeal

1:51
Comment From Sirras One
Longo or Wright rest of career in real baseball?

1:51
Eno Sarris: Longo younger, right?

1:51
Comment From Marty
2015 shallowest position: 3b?

1:51
Eno Sarris: Always SS

1:51
Comment From Alex
My Thor and Bryant for Harper. Keeper league.

1:51
Eno Sarris: I’d take Harper here

1:52
Comment From XYZ
Best fantasy bet for next year – M.Taylor, M. Franco, J.lamb?

1:52
Eno Sarris: Lamb

1:52
Comment From Schaf
DeGroom or Stroman?

1:52
Eno Sarris: Degrom

1:52
Comment From My Braves Are On Fire (In a bad way)
The question about the Braves was actually whether they have a chance to win another game this season, not playoffs. (Insert Mora rant here)

1:52
Comment From blorp
butts

1:52
Comment From LudeBurger
i hate that you don’t like either my SPs today :( (workman and peavy)

1:52
Comment From Sirras One
Best facial hair in baseball?

1:52
Eno Sarris: Old Axford stache

1:52
Comment From Dallas
David Wright or Seager (dynasty)

1:53
Eno Sarris: Seager?

1:53
Comment From Joe
Pederson to play everyday in Sept?

1:53
Eno Sarris: No

1:53
Comment From The Humber Games
Yeah, BP has the O’s at 68% division winners, with the Jays in second at 18%. I would be flabbergasted (flabbergasted!) to see someone pass them

1:53
Comment From Guest
Choo or Craig: AL OPS keeper

1:53
Eno Sarris: Choo

1:53
Comment From Mojo
Chicken or fish?

1:53
Eno Sarris: chicken unless we talking raw, love me some sushi

1:53
Comment From blorp
what is a shane greene

1:53
Eno Sarris: sinker slider guy that can maybe make it work if he has plus command

1:53
Comment From Marty
mike minor is waiver fodder right?

1:54
Eno Sarris: not quite yet

1:54
Comment From #KeepNotGraphs
Assuming best case rehab, what round do you draft Harvey in a 12*mixed next year?

1:54
Eno Sarris: 8-10?

1:54
Comment From Guest
Verlander or Weaver ROS?

1:54
Eno Sarris: weaver

1:54
Comment From Fish
Bob McClure currently has the best facial hair in baseball

1:54
Comment From Rocky
Next year only for fantasy – E.Cabrera or A.Simmons?

1:54
Eno Sarris: Simmons

1:54
Comment From Maxx
Odorizzi or Keuchel ROS?

1:54
Eno Sarris: Keuchel

1:54
Comment From bg
I missed last week. How was the move?

1:54
Eno Sarris: terrible, got bronchiits

1:54
Comment From Fish
thoughts on Nola for next year?

1:54
Eno Sarris: eh

1:54
Comment From person hscer
chicken:raw::person:dead

1:55
Eno Sarris: I had chicken sashimi in Japan

1:55
Comment From Guest
high pants w/ socks showing or low pants?

1:55
Eno Sarris: socks

1:55
Comment From Maddie
Can B. McCarthy continue at this level?

1:55
Eno Sarris: with this velocity, yes

1:55
Comment From person hscer
how’s the bronch doing now

1:55
Eno Sarris: still coughing a bit

1:55
Comment From Fish
chicken sashimi? that can’t be real

1:55
Eno Sarris: yes, and then I had horse sashimi

1:55
Comment From Marty
suzie waldman or hawk?

1:55
Eno Sarris: breathless waldman

1:55
Comment From Fish guy
Bum vs. Zim – through next year

1:55
Eno Sarris: Bum

1:56
Comment From person hscer
did you have horse ice cream there too?

1:56
Comment From Rated Rookie
Carlos Correa in Houston in 2015?

1:56
Eno Sarris: September

1:56
Comment From Large Marge
I know this gets asked every year, so this is the year I’m actually gonna remember the answer. In trades that happen after the July trade deadline, do both players (or players on both sides, I guess) have to clear waivers too? Do minor leaguers have to clear waivers?

1:56
Eno Sarris: yes that’s why they are mostly PTBNLs to get around that

1:56
Comment From maeStro
Stroman has better mlb (SP) and milb numbers than degrom, throws harder, has more pitches, and is three years younger. Y u so crazy eno?

1:56
Eno Sarris: The AL is a B.

1:57
Eno Sarris: Also, deGrom’s MiLB numbers came with a slightly different pitch mix.

1:57
Comment From Mermaids
Bartolo at Phillies tomorrow?

1:57
Eno Sarris: sure

1:57
Comment From Guest
Did the horse sashimi look at all like Derek Jeter’s range?

1:57
Eno Sarris: well done

1:57
Comment From Guest
beer grips or pitch grips?

1:57
Eno Sarris: pitch more interesting but I want a beer now

1:58
Comment From Marty
Aren’t milb #s other than bb% / hr% mostly noise?

1:58
Eno Sarris: Hitters? K% has some predictive value. JAVIER is K%, BB%, ISO.

1:58
Comment From Guest
ballpark beer reviews or pitch grip pics?

1:58
Comment From EnoSlaughter
Death Grips?

1:58
Comment From Fish
Bartolo ate Phillies tomorrow? is how I read that

1:58
Comment From The Humber Games
Are there actually non-CWS fans out there who would pick Hawk in ANY sportscaster showdown? The guy is nails on a chalkboard

1:58
Comment From Rags
Waino for 1 year at 15 for Kimbrel for 2 @ 27 and Teheran for 3 years @ 20 in NL only. Fairish?

1:58
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:59
Comment From Sirras One
Is anybody more fun to watch hit than Bartolo Colon?

1:59
Eno Sarris: no, except that guy on the braves that used to run up in the box was interesting, Constanza.

1:59
Comment From Bartolo Colon
If anyone could eat an entire baseball team, it would be me!!!!

1:59
Comment From Steven
Do I have to give up hope that Brandon Morrow will ever be a complete major league pitcher?

1:59
Eno Sarris: reliever?

2:00
Comment From Marty
Game on the line do you want current mariano or frieri?

2:00
Eno Sarris: current mariano.

2:00
Eno Sarris: and the Q is slowing, and I gotta go!

2:00
Comment From lunch
constanza would lick his bat after foul balls. said he liked the way the heat tasted. i am not making this up.

2:00
Eno Sarris: Pllouffe wants you to know he DOES NOT lick the bat, just smells it.

2:00
Comment From Rated Rookie

Thanks for the long chat. See you next time.



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