Eno Sarris Baseball Chat 8/8/13

11:47
Eno Sarris: For some reason I want to write ola because when I see hola I read “HOLLA.” I’ll be here at the top of the hour.
12:00
Comment From bdhudson
When a buddy of mine met my another friend named Halla, he didn’t realize she was introducing herself and yelled HOLLA! It was endlessly amusing
12:01
Eno Sarris: Lyrics of the day! Themed to my high ankle sprain:

You come down, holding tight , to the railing on the side
You stayed up, left to dry, Now you’re crumbling

It’s not complex, see all of the signs flashing on
You’re just paying, for all of the bad you have done

12:01
Comment From Joe
ENOOOOOOO! Should I stash Salazar for when Fernandez hits his IP limit?
12:01
Eno Sarris: Salazar coming up on his own limit. Once Cleveland out, he’s out I bet. Also, he’s pitched 105 or so innings, last year he was at like 85. So he could really get shut down whenever.
12:02
Comment From Oscar
Chances that Carlos Martinez stays in rotation are __ and if he does he is a top __ pitcher.

12:02
Eno Sarris: 60-70%? Not only will they rest Miller some to avoid innings limits and get him healthy, but Westbrook is sucking.
12:02
Comment From ar
so…. salazar?
12:02
Eno Sarris: yup
12:02
Comment From Guest
errg, should the yankees make a play for chase headly? mccan? WEITERS????
12:03
Eno Sarris: You mean in the offseason? None of those guys are clearing waivers. Headley in an offensive park would be nice.
12:03
Comment From tylersnotes
i joined my first fantasy football league, and have been looking for a rotographs-style resource for football. Any ideas? Also, is there a fantasy football version of lucas duda, or is lucas duda the fantasy football version of a baseball player?
12:03
Eno Sarris: The latter. And I like The Fantasy Fix and The Fake Football.
12:03
Comment From Justin
Crazy question rife with assumptions: Assuming(!!!) Ike Davis turns his life around, and Wilmer Flores is the truth, do the Mets try the David Wright Second Base Experiment? What about shortstop? Am I crazy?
12:04
Eno Sarris: Flores to second probably more likely. If Wright’s arm is a little iffy, Flores’ is a lot iffy.
12:04
Comment From Pete
Would you trade Wil Myers and JJ Hardy for Jacoby Ellsbury?
12:04
Eno Sarris: In a redraft I would. In a keeper, I’d rather have the younger OF not dependent on his wheels.
12:04
Comment From BOO-URNS
BRAVES? BRAVES
12:04
Eno Sarris: Braves.
12:04
Comment From STiVo
Ike Davis!
12:05
Eno Sarris: I’ve been consistent — I think he can be a little like Ryan Howard. Power, patience, more glove, also bad against lefties. Lots of strikeouts even when he’s going well, because of that hitch.
12:05
Comment From John
Two trades yesterday in a 15 team 5×5 (OBP) where I need OBP/R/RBI. I gave A-Gonz, LaRoche, Tillman for Cutch, Chris Johnson, and my waiver pickup of Henderson Alvarez (he’ll be replaced by Matt Moore when activated). Good move or trading just for the sake of trading?
12:06
Eno Sarris: You came out ahead, but I’m not sure you did in the categories you need, which is strange. Johnson does > LaRoche though I think. I used to hate on him, but Johnson goes oppo, has earned his high BABIP.
12:06
Comment From Northsider
I like to imagine you as an Irish fellow named En O’Sarris
12:06
Comment From Miguel Cabrera
One way, or another, I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
12:07
Comment From Spencer
Cut out all that hoot-holler’n. It’s time to talk baseball. And beer.
12:07
Comment From bdhudson
how’s the ankle?
12:07
Eno Sarris: hurts
12:07
Comment From Jim Bob Duggar
How’s the kid?
12:07
Eno Sarris: blows my mind daily
12:07
Comment From bdhudson
Dropped Ernesto Frieri without picking anyone else up because I wanted him to know he was being dropped. I felt good about it, then bad because I realized I’m insane.
12:08
Eno Sarris: Yeah he has no idea, nor does he care. But, whatever floats your boat
12:08
Comment From bdhudson
Wheeler to the bullpen soon you think?
12:08
Eno Sarris: You mean as a long term thing or as an innings-limit thing? Maybe to limit innings.
12:08
Comment From LarryA
Im home sick. Entertain me. thankyou
12:08
Eno Sarris: DANCE MONKEY DANCE
12:08
Comment From Internet User Since 1995
What do you think of the spate of session IPAs (Lagunitas, Founders (I think), etc.)? Seems like a good development to me.
12:09
Eno Sarris: I do like them. For summer days. Had someone tell me recently though: I don’t want to have to drink so many beers. would rather drink fewer, stronger ones. I see both sides, at different times. But summer Saturdays? session/saison me.
12:09
Comment From Guest
Please pick two of the three, with an emphasis on me needing pitcher wins——1) Ervin Santana (at home) vs Peavy——2) Lackey (on the road) vs Shields——3) Gerrit Cole (at home) vs. Jose Fernandez
12:09
Eno Sarris: Cole. Lackey.
12:10
Comment From Boom Shakalaka
Would you add Carlos Ruiz over Raul Ibanez ROS 12 team roto for a Utility position? Ruiz would make for my 2nd catcher.
12:10
Eno Sarris: Do not play a catcher at utility.
12:10
Comment From Miketron
Would you take Salazar over Erasmo ROS?
12:10
Eno Sarris: Just don’t think the Indian has the innings over the Mariner.
12:10
Comment From hooha
Anthony Rizzo’s 2nd half – princess or pumpkin?
12:10
Eno Sarris: Princess. Fun to call Rizzo a princess.
12:11
Comment From The Oriole Bird
It doesn’t seem there’s much to this Henry Urrutia character. Correct?
12:11
Eno Sarris: Makes contact, not much power, empty batting average.
12:11
Comment From Tim
I’m very happy with Melancon but I need to make sure he is a closer during my playoffs starting 9/9. Do I take up a roster spot with Frieri, Betancourt or Putz as insurance or do you think Grilli will be on the shelf until after 9/22.
12:12
Eno Sarris: I bet Grilli just barely makes it back because the Pirates don’t need him until the playoffs. Lots of moving parks there though. If you can put Betancourt on your DL, you don’t waste a full roster spot.
12:12
Comment From Maxamuz

Luca Duda loves 'merica

12:12
Comment From STiVo
Will Rutledge be back at all in 2013?
12:13
Eno Sarris: DJLM’s having his obviously-coming regression. There’s a chance. And I don’t hate him as much as many. He still has power and speed, and plenty of people have succeeded (especially in Colorado) with that skill set and no plate discipline.
12:13
Comment From bdhudson
So, Jordan Zimmerman….i’m getting a little concerned. Should I be?
12:13
Eno Sarris: The BABIP was going to regress. Hopefully the control doesn’t, too.
12:13
Comment From Chris
Hi Eno, have you tried the Stone R&R Coconut Ipa its not too coconutty. After losing David Wright for the ros I should trade Lee for Machado and maybe Masterson or pick up Lowrie and stand pat im in 1st in a shallow 10 man roto
12:14
Eno Sarris: Have not, do want, will find. You didn’t lose Wright for the RoS, I don’t think. You’ll get September. I’d stand pat with a pickup.
12:14
Comment From hooha
why do they call the beginning of the hour the top of the hour? Shouldn’t the beginning be the bottom and the end of the hour be the top?
12:15
Eno Sarris: Think of a clock. Both could be top I guess.
12:15
Comment From The Oriole Bird
Did you consider using any metrics other than HR/BiP for your “steroid era” article? Seems like a good one to pick… just wondering.
12:15
Eno Sarris: I didn’t like ISO because there are speed effects. SLG is the same. I wonder if HR/BiP for the top 10% of the league is very different. The composition of the average HR/BiP might be interesting.
12:16
Comment From Kenley Rae Jansen
Do you see any SP’s coming up from the minors who could be in a position to make an impact ROS?
12:16
Eno Sarris: I actually still think Trevor Bauer has a chance to be relevant, but you still want to watch him on your bench at best. Late-season young SPs are iffy. They usually are hitting their innings limits, and often come up as RPs.
12:16
Comment From hooha
I picked up Aroid to try and eke some value out of him at UT spot while his appeal is pending. How long do you think he’ll be active and what do you expect from him?
12:17
Eno Sarris: I think he’ll play the rest of the year. They’ve been talking like November is when the hearing will be. I think he can .260/20 sort of pace.
12:17
Comment From bdhudson
This almost feels weird to ask, but do you think most people (fans and even media members to a degree) under-appreciate how good Trout is?
12:17
Comment From The Oriole Bird
So, Mike Trout can’t actually be improving….. can he?!
12:18
Eno Sarris: He’s young enough to get better, and he’s scary good. I wonder if more people need to watch him. Because it’s like watching a quarterback-slash-linebacker play baseball. Big, fast, with finesse.
12:18
Comment From John
Eno, Im going for it… NL only (although we kept the astros bc of minor leaguers and such) 13 team, standard roto… traded wheeler ($5), rendon ($5), soler (RML), k suzuki ($5) and uggla ($17) for Zimmermann ($27), McCann($17), Phillips ($26) and Fowler ($28)… I need to improve my batting average as it is the only real category I can move in (in first, but 2nd place team is close), and whip… i punted saves… will I regret this?
12:19
Eno Sarris: Since no closers involved, assuming you punted closers long ago. I think you might feel the Rendon loss most, but at least you got a bevy of vets for the stretch run.
12:19
Comment From Kenley Rae Jansen
Rank em as keepers going forward 10 tm mixed. Domonic Brown $7, Anthony Rizzo $6, Ian Desmond $6.
12:20
Eno Sarris: Move Dsmond to the front because he’s a shortstop. I might move Rizzo ahead of brown too, but I want more info.
12:20
Comment From Ronald McDonaldson
What are your thoughts of Moustakas ROS?
12:20
Eno Sarris: .270/20 type of pace.
12:20
Comment From Zach
Chances of Pujols coming back and being productive from the bench for me by mid September (H2H playoffs). Same question for Kluber only he’ll be starting for me.
12:20
Eno Sarris: Six weeks for Kluber makes it hard. Can’t really answer definitively on Pujols, but I’ll speculate that he’s done.
12:20
Comment From bdhudson
Will the pitching grip series become a regular feature? (he asked optimistically)
12:21
Eno Sarris: It’s tough because no pictures allowed in the clubhouse, so I have to go somewhere to get them. Kyle Lohse let me take pictures of his vulcan changeup grip, slider, old curveball grip and new one, though, so that’ll be in there next week. And yes, I’ll keep trying to get pitchers to show them to me!
12:22
Comment From ARod
50 told me “go head switch the style up,” and if they hate then let ’em hate and watch the money pile up
12:22
Comment From Bird
ENOOOOOOOO
12:22
Comment From EEEEE
danny salazar throw baseball fast
12:22
Eno Sarris: Let’s get sillier.
12:22
Comment From Eddie
What’s your favorite Pandora station?
12:22
Eno Sarris: Been oscillating between Chromatics and Mikal Cronin.
12:22
Comment From I find Im shot
A healthy Brett Lawrie over a full season would have what stats?
12:23
Eno Sarris: .270/20/20?
12:23
Comment From Planet Gong
I was offered J Upton and Segura for Tulo and Kemp. Do it?
12:24
Eno Sarris: Nah. Tulo best in deal. Maybe think about in keeper since Tulo hard to own.
12:24
Comment From Dan
Have a good baseball joke you want to share?
12:24
Eno Sarris: Joe West?
12:24
Comment From Bird
Is Medlen a keeper in a 16 team dynasty league?
12:24
Eno Sarris: Yes. I think he’s fine. Not an ace. Probably never was. But can fill out a staff.
12:24
Comment From Gila Monster
Ugh, Weeks is going to the DL. Who should replace Weeks? Rendon,Rayburn,Gyorko,Dozier are options. OBP,SLG,NetSB league…. If I have HanRam,Panda,and Hardy filling 3rd,IF, and SS, I should look to flop one of them for a 2nd basemen right and use Hosmer or Dunn at the IF slot,correct?
12:25
Eno Sarris: Probably should look to trade, but Rendon and Gyorko are interesting to me. Maybe Gyorko because I think he makes more contact and is adjusting back to league a bit.
12:26
Comment From EEEEE
if i tell you a player sucks. do you think of him as replacement level, or below replacement?
12:26
Eno Sarris: It’s actually hard to stay in baseball if your true talent is below RL. So normally think RL.
12:26
Comment From zack
Eno, would you be in favor of a pro arod support group? Someone has to defend history’s greatest monster
12:26
Eno Sarris: People shouldn’t forget how AWESOME he was in Seattle and Texas. Big shortstop that could punish the ball and make plays in the field.
12:27
Comment From ValLowe
What is the Ben Zobrist of foods? Something I can eat for breakfast one day, throw in my
12:27
Eno Sarris: Oatmeal. Filling, healthy, can be made more exciting with help.
12:27
Comment From Guest
Yankees trade for Harvey and Machado and Trout and Harper???
12:28
Eno Sarris: Okay you got me, that was pretty silly.
12:28
Comment From Rubby of the Rose
That Bruery White Oak I asked you about was crazy. Big, oily yet highly carbonated wheatwine. High abv (11.5?) but not hot. Flavors like tropical fruit and bourbon or something. Not their best but worth a go.
12:28
Eno Sarris: They make some crazy beers. Almost like a Mikkeller in America.
12:28
Comment From Brian E.
Better buy low: Dexter Fowler or Aramis Ramirez?
12:28
Eno Sarris: Don’t love either actually. If in OBP league, Fowler. If I knew Aramis was healthy, him in 5×5.
12:29
Comment From The Oriole Bird
What’s your take on the effect of pitch framing?
12:29
Eno Sarris: Small effect, rendered somewhat important over thousands of pitches. Also, even a couple extra strikes a game can be huge.
12:29
Comment From Oscar
So say C. Martinez sticks. Is he a top 35?
12:30
Eno Sarris: Ground baller with a great park and team behind him, great stuff, not great K/9. Don’t think he has Zimm-like control. Could Garcia with a little bit better WHIP?
12:30
Comment From JJ
Change of scenery for Ian Kennedy make him 12 team mixed worthy? Over E Jax?
12:30
Eno Sarris: yes.
12:30
Comment From Rated Rookie
Has Michael Wacha slipped down the SP depth chart?
12:30
Eno Sarris: Looks like it. Might be innings-related.
12:30
Comment From zack
Is Josh Hamilton a buy low candidate next season or will he continue to display Delmonesque plate discipline minus contact skills?
12:31
Eno Sarris: I’m not that into him going forward. O-contact was a skill of his, and it doesn’t age well. Panda and Puig owners should remember this, although Puig has a ways to go before it’s a real problem.
12:31
Comment From TB
Thoughts on Bucholtz and Cobb. Do they come back and pitch great, okay or sucky ROS?
12:31
Eno Sarris: More confidence in Cobb.
12:31
Comment From Timmy
Assuming the thumb is okay, can Villar lead MLB in steals ROS?
12:31
Eno Sarris: K% makes it an iffy proposition, but yeah I think he can. Dude stole home!
12:31
Comment From Rubby of the Rose
Bondo. Shut-down reliever.
12:31
Comment From Maxamuz
Fans got treated to a rare joy in the LAD/STL game last night as Catcher Rob Johnson took the mound to square off against RP Paco Rodriguez. JOHNSON THREW 90MPH! Struck that fool of a RP out. God I hate LA.
12:32
Comment From bdhudson
To avoid getting shown up by Bryce Harper, avoid grooving fastballs to Bryce Harper.
12:32
Eno Sarris: getting there interlude
12:32
Comment From Rubby of the Rose
Who’s a good trade target for someone as mysterious as Junior Lake? I want to sell that dude.
12:33
Eno Sarris: why not look across the bench and get someone like Rizzo? more pedigree, better peripherals, down BABIP?
12:33
Comment From Rated Rookie
If Brett Lawrie continues to hit AND is Toronto’s 2B next season, where would you rank him? Above or below Gyorko?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Above. More adjustment behind him.
12:33
Comment From JJ
Do you see Sonny Gray being fantasy relevant this year?
12:33
Eno Sarris: Is looking like it. Bartolo fading fast.
12:33
Comment From Gila Monster
Fracture by Bombay Bicycle Club btw
12:33
Eno Sarris: You got it. I hope I don’t have one.
12:33
Comment From Maxamuz
Should I start Gerrit Cole? Wait, why am I asking? I’m starting Gerrit Cole even if he was pitching off a volcano with Lucas Duda catching.
12:34
Eno Sarris: Yup.
12:34
Comment From LarryA
Dont tell John, Cutch may be hurt
12:34
Eno Sarris: Shoulder soreness. At least he’s not a pitcher.
12:34
Comment From Guest
Mr.Doolittle or Mr.Cook rest of the season?
12:34
Eno Sarris: Doolittle does more.
12:34
Comment From JT
I know that Jesus saves, but this year, it kinda really feels like that would only be a three-month appointment. Who is a good bullpen stash for a hurting Wilhemsen/Veras owner? All of their replacements are gone or unownable.
12:35
Eno Sarris: Could buy into Houston, Fields looks like he’s all alone in a dark place. Blake Parker pitching better than Pedro Strop and Kevin Gregg has returned to Kevin Gregg-ness. Dane De La Rosa has a fighter’s chance.
12:35
Comment From Marty
Why do a lot of advanced-stat analysts cite GIDP? It’s as situational dependent as RBIs or sac flies.
12:35
Eno Sarris: They should just take the “IDP” part out.
12:35
Comment From Maxamuz
What if I had multiple handles and no one quite knew who I really was? I could be so many people.
12:36
Eno Sarris: Ladies and gentleman, the internet.
12:36
Comment From mike
What do you think mike trout’s prime is going to look kike?
12:36
Eno Sarris: This. Plus a little power? Maybe subtract a little speed.
12:36
Comment From Timmy
Can you talk about Chase Headley? People continue to rank him in Top-10 ROS. When is the watershed for those of us who need to be ruthless in 10-team roto?
12:36
Eno Sarris: I still like him, but like this: .270 20/15. I agree that’s borderline in a ten-teamer, but rosterable all the same.
12:37
Comment From mr. anonymous
robbie grossman. seems like he’s found the groove during this hot streak, any chance he can maintain relevance in deeper leagues?
12:37
Eno Sarris: He’s cutting the Ks a bit, but at 24% I still think .250 is about the best BA he’ll show. Still, league-average batting average with speed and some power… definitely a deep leaguer.
12:37
Comment From Mork From Ork
Teheran, A.J. Griffin or Hector Santiago ROS?
12:37
Eno Sarris: In that order.
12:37
Comment From Paul Maholm
What will my role be when I am activated from the DL?
12:37
Eno Sarris: Starting pitcher.
12:38
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Bartolo or Danny Salazar ROS for H2h playoffs? (5×5)
12:38
Eno Sarris: I doubt you’ll want either when it’s time for the playoffs.
12:38
Eno Sarris: Salazar probably sitting by then, Colon throwing 86.
12:38
Comment From Rated Rookie
More worrisome: Archer’s forearm or Moore’s elbow?
12:39
Eno Sarris: Damn, both can lead to TJ. Moore stopped throwing his changeup before he reported the injury…But changeups are supposedly safer than sliders… I’ll go Archer more worrisome with all those sliders.
12:39
Comment From Marty
Do you think Michael Young or Adam Dunn clears waivers and get traded? who are the favs? Gotta be texas, right?
12:40
Eno Sarris: Young to Boston is not crazy. Dunn to Texas is a bit delicious.
12:40
Comment From Edward Mujica

My last Save was on July 25th.

12:40
Eno Sarris: um.
12:40
Comment From Internet User Since 1995
Should I start Beachy tomorrow at home vs. Marlins? (I need quality starts, but don’t want to ding the ERA too badly.)
12:40
Eno Sarris: Yes. that’s a great matchup.
12:40
Comment From Eric
How much do you think Kemp will produce ROS? I just got him off the waiver wire in my league and I’m feeling pretty damn happy about that at the moment
12:41
Eno Sarris: Getting him free means it almost doesn’t matter. At worst, I think he’ll have some speed for you. Maybe the shoulder is finally better. It was looking better before the ankle thing.
12:41
Comment From juan pierres mustache
My general reaction to session IPAs is to feel like they aren’t really IPAs. Tasty though
12:41
Eno Sarris: Yeah more pale than IPA.
12:42
Comment From Dean
Would you start Salazar next week at Target Field in a 10-team mixed?
12:42
Eno Sarris: Yes yes yes
12:42
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Can I trust Lord Farquhaad for the h2h playoffs or will that plan come up short ;)?
12:42
Eno Sarris: Actually I think so. Medina and Capps still have bad platoon splits, and Wilhelmsen is starting now.
12:42
Eno Sarris: Besides, no reason to trade for a closer.
12:42
Comment From JT
Brad Miller: a good bet in the future to be a mixed league, shallow league starter, or have I just gone SS crazy, talking myself into a player at a shallow position?
12:43
Eno Sarris: Not a great bet, but a decent one. I’d roster him in any dynasty league.
12:43
Comment From Dingoe
Is Mike Napoli droppable in 10-team? Fighting for a title. Avila, Mesoraco, Martin, Gattis available.
12:43
Eno Sarris: nah.
12:43
Comment From Marty
I think MLB should make suspended players give $1 to charity for every team that they’re owned in on Yahoo and ESPN.
12:43
Eno Sarris: I actually think their salary goes to charity, and that’s probably a bigger number in most cases.
12:44
Comment From Marty
Several times this year, Davey Johnson has mentioned something “bothered” one of his starters (last night, Zim’s neck). Each time pitcher has said “really? news to me”. What gives…?
12:44
Eno Sarris: He’s just trying to give them an excuse, maybe.
12:44
Comment From Spencer
If your kid blows your mind daily, you should turn the tables and do the same to them. When they ask what something is, don’t give them some Laymen’s term explanation. Go all out. Rainbows, for instance, are a fun place to start.
12:44
Eno Sarris: At 15 months, almost everything I say blows his mind.
12:44
Comment From LarryA
Why are the cubs the only team to play so many day games? I understand about the tradition, but couldnt other teams succeed playing more day games too?
12:45
Eno Sarris: Actually if you don’t have a destination ball park like Wrigley, I think day games are bum deal.
12:45
Comment From GSon
To avoid top and bottom of the hour confusion, use a digital clock
12:45
Comment From Miketron
An hour is like a beer. You start at the top and drink until the bottom.
12:45
Comment From Dan
Three scientists are hunting deer. The first, a biologist, spots the deer and whispers, “I know exactly where to hit the deer so it drops in one shot.” The biologist fires, missing 2 feet to the left. The second scientist, a physicist, spots the deer and whispers, “You’re forgetting about trajectory” and fires away, missing 2 feet to the right. The statistician screams “GOT HIM!!”
12:46
Eno Sarris: now we’re kicking
12:46
Comment From Meano Eno
Do you think home run does has an predictive qualities for projecting next years dinger totals?
12:46
Eno Sarris: One of the best ways actually.
12:46
Comment From Young Farquhar
Try not to throw up (because i don’t want to bring that pain upon you but….) please rank ROS: Junior Lake, Daniel Nava, Raul Ibanez, Cameron Maybin
12:47
Eno Sarris: that order, although Maybin really hard to place.
12:47
Comment From LarryA
Are there any very good fruity saisons/ales? Everyone Ive tried just seems gimmicky and gross.
12:47
Eno Sarris: Wait the rose hips saison from Jolly Pumpkin I like.
12:48
Comment From TKDC
R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP – who’s should I start at Util. going forward, Gardner or McCann?
12:48
Eno Sarris: Both. Gardner when both are playing and Gardner is not facing a lefty, but you’ll need both.
12:48
Comment From zack
Jeremy Bonderman is back with the tigers again. Thoughts?
12:49
Eno Sarris: Some use as an SP-eligible RP that might get some holds. I have a league where this matters.
12:49
Comment From Orson Welles
Do you expect George Springer to be exposed for the hacker he is at the MLB level?
12:49
Eno Sarris: Way too many strikeouts. I’m selling him.
12:49
Comment From Guest
Another ‘steroid era’ question, have average park factors changed over the course of the data as parks have become smaller and did you consider factoring this in?
12:49
Eno Sarris: It should have gone in the annotations, but I did talk about it in the piece. Coors itself can change things, and then there’s Arizona. Both new parks.
12:50
Eno Sarris: And someone said I should go back to the beginning of baseball, but I respectfully disagree. The polo grounds used to be like 500 feet to center. PEOPLE SAT IN CENTER FIELD.
12:50
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
I believe in Brad Ziegler and his 73% GB rate….tell me I am crazy
12:51
Eno Sarris: Problem is his platoon splits, and the platoon splits of submariners before him. Also, ground balls can find holes.
12:51
Eno Sarris: Strikeouts very very rarely find holes.
12:51
Comment From Dan
Answer some of my goddamn questions or I’m going Heisenberg on you.
12:51
Comment From Miketron
How would you approach Salazar in a keeper? I never really heard of him until this year.
12:52
Eno Sarris: I just look at the stuff and want to keep him. But it better be a deep keeper setting, and you’ll need to be able to roster him when he’s not pitching soon.
12:52
Comment From Christopher
Am I alone in thinking there need to be *more* bat flips and home-run watching, and more shoot-em-up pistol gestures from pitchers? Because that would be awesome.
12:52
Eno Sarris: You are not alone. I like panache.
12:52
Comment From Internet User Since 1995
Hosmer turning a corner, or just super streaky (or none of the above)?
12:53
Eno Sarris: Hasn’t changed his swing plane, so I think he’s still fundamentally a .275/20/15 guy.
12:53
Comment From Timothy
In the FanGraphs depth charts, why aren’t WAR values up to date?
12:53
Eno Sarris: Those are probably Rest of Season numbers you’re looking at.
12:53
Comment From Zumaxam
That Maxamuz guy is quite good and funny. I like him.
12:53
Comment From Maxamuz
Why thank you Zumaxam you are to kind.
12:53
Comment From Internet User Since 1995
Arenado or Gattis for util (OBP/SLG/R/RBI/NetSB)?
12:53
Eno Sarris: The guy that’s playing more.
12:53
Comment From Alvin
how many of these crack 25-man rosters to start 2014? Bogaerts, Springer, Taveras, Castellanos…
12:54
Eno Sarris: Springer for sure. I’m guessing Bogaerts. Maybe Castellanos too. Three? Doubt Taveras.
12:54
Comment From Snob
Mikal Cronin is just copying the indie pop playbook, bro
12:54
Eno Sarris: Poorly, or well? If it’s well, I don’t care. And I think it’s well.
12:54
Comment From TB
Baseball wrong, man with 4 balls cannot walk
12:54
Comment From Jazzy Jim
Harold Reynolds might be a funnier joke.
12:55
Comment From person hscer
I’m almost more upset that Trout and Harvey are better than Harper and Strasburg than I am that the Nats are 15 1/2 out. Almost.
12:55
Comment From Mean Jo Greene
How does a guy who looks like you end up successfully reproducing?
12:55
Eno Sarris: Beer.
12:55
Comment From George Jetsons Dog
Enosan, I’m up against a trade deadline and dealing Profar would help bolster my cause. What do you see as my opportunity cost given he gets a full season of ABs next year?
12:56
Eno Sarris: Long term, more upside, but maybe next year .260/20/20? But how does he get a full season of ABs? And is he a SS in your league next year?
12:56
Comment From Guest
I’m out of it in my keeper league this season, and a couple of teams are hammering me for Harper. I’m considering it if I can improve my team overall, but what is a good return for him?
12:57
Eno Sarris: Actually think you’d be selling low. True value for him? Might be a young major league position player, young major league pitcher, plus a top-ten type prospect (or two).
12:57
Comment From Maxamuz
Wade Boggs, Steve Garvey and Pete Rose are in a bar. A pretty woman walks by and Boggs says, “I’m going to ask her out.” Garvey replied, “You can’t do that, she’s carrying my baby.” To which Rose added, “You wanna bet?”
12:57
Eno Sarris: Okay this one’s decent.
12:58
Comment From garik16
Beer is terrible. That is all.
12:58
Comment From Spencer
I…. have to pee.
12:58
Comment From Jazzy Jim
Jazzy Jim lude?
12:58
Comment From Jazzy Jim
If Zobrist is oatmeal, who is pizza????
12:59
Eno Sarris: Pizza works any time, especially when hung over, but can cause heartburn with too much of it. Slightly related to acne. Sounds like a veteran with some grizzle to him… ALFONSO SORIANO.
12:59
Comment From Internet User Since 1995
Please explain the significance of the sidewalk pavers lighting up in the Billie Jean video
12:59
Eno Sarris: The path is not always clear to us.
12:59
Comment From Petunia McTaggart-Lovin
Do you ever think there will be a female baseball player in the MLB? AAA?
12:59
Eno Sarris: Yes actually. There was a lady knuckler in Japan that was getting some play.
12:59
Comment From Jazzy Jim
SO if sucks means RL, does Jeff Francoeur not suck?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Two years of not suck make up his entire career WAR, so I do think so. Also this year, -1 WAR.
1:00
Comment From Kenley Rae Jansen
Which 3 current players would be your dream interview?
1:00
Eno Sarris: Votto. Votto. Votto.
1:00
Eno Sarris: although I would love to do grips with Yu.
1:01
Comment From Eddie
MLB should be required to have one east coast and one west coast ballgame every day during the season, so games can coast me through my work day.
1:01
Eno Sarris: I feel similarly.
1:01
Comment From 21st Century Digital Boy
What did you think of the Teheran-Harper episode? Youngster rivals growing old together in the MLB?
1:01
Eno Sarris: It’s baseball. I don’t think either one is to blame as much as the construct that baseball has provided. Pitchers ‘get’ to hit people for various reasons.
1:02
Comment From No Shlomo
Who is the slowest runner with the best baserunning skills?
1:02
Eno Sarris: Bobby Abreu.
1:02
Comment From Marty
People were tailgating at 8:45 this morning in front of PNC. #fyeahbaseball
1:02
Eno Sarris: Heyo Pittsburgh!
1:02
Comment From TexasRanger
So before the injury I traded David Wright for Carlos Gomez and Cole Hamels which allowed me to slot Machado at 3rd. Was I insane?
1:02
Eno Sarris: Not at all.
1:02
Comment From Brian
What should I expect from Matt Carpenter as a 20th round keeper NEXT season?
1:03
Eno Sarris: Slightly worse BA IMO. Worst case, .280/15/100/70/2
1:03
Comment From Jazzy Jim
Should umpires look at the effects of pitch framing and make and effort to correct…it basically means that they are getting fooled.
1:03
Eno Sarris: Disagree. Most framers tell me that the main thing they are trying to do is give umpires a great look at the ball. If umpires should correct anything, it’s the lefty strike zone being different than the righty one.
1:04
Comment From Ex-Girlfriend Shame Brigade
Are Colon’s last three starts (decreased velo, fewer innings) something to worry about?
1:04
Eno Sarris: yes. He’s dropped an mph in each start for his last five.
1:04
Comment From LarryA
Alot of question about how many top prospects it would take to land Stanton, but if you were the Rangers/Pirates/etc GM, would you do it? Is Stanton possibly extremely overhyped?
1:05
Eno Sarris: A few too many Ks, injury question marks perhaps. He could be. But the power is so legit, and rarer these days, that yeah I think someone should have made a play at him. Particularly the Pirates, who have had a better time with pitchers than hitters, IMO.
1:05
Comment From Guest
Better dynasty league pitcher — Carlos Martinez or Kevin Gausman?
1:05
Eno Sarris: I still want the big K guy in Gausman.
1:05
Comment From Jacks colon
They say you always take the hitter, but how early in a dynasty draft do you take a hound stud like Harvey or Fernandez?
1:06
Eno Sarris: I guess I wouldn’t get them because it’s virtually impossible for me to take a pitcher in the first round, and even the second round pains me.
1:06
Comment From Jack
Can we expect this kind of performance from Jose Fernandez throughout his career, or is he overachieving? I’d like to know what kind of pitcher this kid is going to blossom into in 3-4 years, assuming he can stay healthy.
1:06
Eno Sarris: The question is how many Ks he deserves with that swSTR rate. But the stuff says to me that he deserves the Ks, so I believe.
1:06
Comment From Ronald McDonaldson
I’ve eaten entirely too much chocolate in the past 20 minutes
1:06
Comment From Jazzy Jim
lesson learned: do not smoke smoked salmon…cannot smoke twice.
1:07
Comment From juan pierres mustache
I feel compelled to note that an anti-star game where bad defenders are all forced to play unfamiliar positions would be highly entertaining. Duda catching, position players pitching, Prince at SS…endless possibilities.
1:07
Comment From Aria Stark is a bad mamma jamma
Tommy Milone sent to AAA. Please explain?
1:08
Eno Sarris: I think it was semi-procedural. They didn’t need a fifth starter for two weeks. He stays on schedule, works on stuff.
1:08
Comment From Tube
Long term keeper. Looking to trade Heyward for help elsewhere. Have Springer stashed. Odds Springer can replace Heywards production (when healthy) beginning next year?
1:08
Eno Sarris: Not good.
1:08
Comment From Young Farquhar
In fantasy basketball, ESPN puts up a season schedule skeleton and its useful to see matchups at certain points in the season (especially playoffs). I have NEVER seen an article that featured this analysis. It is truly prevalent with starting pitching against certain lineups but also hitters in certain ball parks. I would like to see this analysis weighed on more. I mean with 5 guy rotations it is very plausible to predict starters ahead of time which would support upside for particular players. I just think it would lead to more accurate predictions and might land you someone under the radar with huge dividends..
1:09
Eno Sarris: You need to read more RotoGraphs. At this point in the season, I’ve predicted out pitcher’s schedules to talk about their value, and we always have stuff about streaming for steals (against catchers). But yeah, I guess we could do some stuff graphically.
1:09
Comment From LarryA
Wacha or Salazar for next year and beyond?
1:09
Eno Sarris: Salazar has the Ks.
1:10
Comment From Furman
Danny Duffy… was last night’s start a good sign or a bad sign? Definitely one of the stranger lines I’ve seen from a pitcher.
1:10
Eno Sarris: Bad, I think. He gets Ks, that’s good, but the walks were a bit much, and he hasn’t really found the zone in the minors. Still has ace-level stuff, but everything else (sequencing, command, control) still missing.
1:10
Comment From Daniel W
Can you explain how waiver deals work? Like do teams have an agreement of, oh, we’re going to try to get this guy through waivers so you can pick him up? Or is it more luck of the draw?
1:12
Eno Sarris: Team with expensive veteran puts him on waivers. Team that needs expensive veteran claims him and hopes that they win the claim (worse teams get first dibs.) If they do, the two teams have a couple days to figure out a deal. But anything on a 40-man roster going to the team with expensive veterans has to clear waivers too, so it’s usually a PTBNL or a low-level prospect.
1:12
Comment From Bart
Would you try to trade Josh Donaldson as a sell high for ROS?
1:12
Eno Sarris: No, I don’t see much that he can’t keep up. He was slumping, but he’s getting it back now.
1:12
Comment From NapolisDeadHips
Eno, any chance you could give an explanation for why Bogaerts isn’t manning the hot corner for the Sox right now? I’ve got nothing…makes no sense
1:12
Eno Sarris: Two weeks into playing the position? I do think he’s moved ahead of Middlebrooks, but not sure.
1:13
Comment From Guest
Kyle Seager finishes strong or fades down the stretch
1:13
Eno Sarris: More of the same, minus a little batting average.
1:13
Comment From Mike ATLien
ROS Henderson or Farquhar?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Henderson more trustable.
1:13
Comment From Timothy
Teheran pitching over his head to some extent?
1:13
Eno Sarris: Yes. But I think he can make advancements with his stuff to deserve his stats more.
1:13
Comment From Addicted to Adduction
The Dodgers look incredible. Are they NL WS faves?
1:14
Eno Sarris: Dunno. Stars are great, but the depth has problems. When Hanely goes down, the infield suddenly sucks except for first base. The bullpen behind Jansen, maybe Paco.
1:14
Comment From Spoil Yrself!
Eno, if you’re listening to Mikal Cronin, take the next step and put on some Deerhunter. The new Colin Stetson is great — jazz taken to the next level
1:14
Comment From TB
I live in Mass. and the octoberfest beers is already coming out. Summer is over :(
1:15
Comment From Marty
Would you Aracher is in the…..DANGERRRR ZONEEEEEE?!
1:15
Eno Sarris: we’re rolling now interlude
1:15
Comment From Guest
Maybe Harper should stop showing people up until he can avoid being swept.
1:15
Eno Sarris: He could do that all by himself?
1:15
Comment From Aria Stark is a bad mamma jamma
What’s the word on you getting Friday afternoon chat sessions? Dave is missing out on a great deal of beer ad sales and sponsorships by limiting your talent to Thursday morning chats!
1:15
Eno Sarris: Maybe I’ll do some Friday BeerGraphs chats eh?
1:15
Comment From Marty
Jeff Locke’s LOB rate is catching up to him. What’s a reasonable ERA expectation ROS?
1:15
Eno Sarris: Mediocrity.
1:16
Comment From Marty
Shout out to Eno for the Farquar head’s up! Way ahead of the curve on that one!
1:16
Eno Sarris: Farquhar/d
1:16
Comment From Guest
In a redraft do I hold on to Kluber or let him go? Thanks.
1:16
Eno Sarris: Let him go
1:16
Comment From John
Pretty sure that suspended player’s teams don’t have to pay them, no charity donation like the NFL does.
1:17
Eno Sarris: Well we could fix that. Because that gives teams a strange sort of incentive to rat their players. (If they suck)
1:17
Comment From Marty
Why isn’t Cole missing more bats?
1:18
Eno Sarris: No idea. I think he’s throwing the fastball “too much” for Ks. But it’s giving him GBS and it’s probably keeping him healthy. As he ages, he can start mixing the breaking stuff in more and miss more bats. The stuff certainly looks like it deserves more whiffs.
1:18
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Is Colon just a straight up drop in a 16-teamer? The 84-87 w/ no running actuon yesterday had me very scared.
1:18
Eno Sarris: He’s very close. The velocity just disappeared recently.
1:18
Comment From Razor
Going to Safeco for the first time this weekend. Can you a) do a beergraphs review by then or b) crowdsource some recommendations from today’s chatters on beers and locations?
1:18
Eno Sarris: Let’s see what we can do. I’m about a half hour behind y’all haha.
1:19
Comment From Guest
Always knew you wanted kids? I kind of hate them, especially infants.
1:19
Eno Sarris: Super awkward with them. Scare kids. Thought I would never have them. My parents had me by accident, I’m only child. Didn’t even know if I’d marry. Super happy.
1:19
Comment From Topper
Should I acquire Andrew Cashner? I now sliders usually lead to TJS thx to you, but he throws hard and i know velo is v important. Thoughts?
1:20
Eno Sarris: Well it’s not ‘usually’ just ‘maybe more often’ with sliders and TJ. With Cash, the problem is that he’s just not been healthy in general. He also sacrificed his slider velocity to stay healthy this year, and it killed his Ks. Now the slider velocity is creeping back. What does that mean? Don’t pay much.
1:20
Comment From Guest
Yeah day games in Atlanta are NOT fun.
1:21
Comment From Oscar
C Mart not great k/9? He’s done 8k/9 in the minors and steamer ROS has him at 8.29.
1:21
Eno Sarris: Steamer likes velocity a lot. But 8 k/9 in minors does not usually beget 8 k/9 in majors.
1:21
Comment From Guest
Terrapin makes a nice peach Saison
1:21
Comment From Bump
Weezer or Boston for “big and precise” musical award?
1:21
Eno Sarris: WEEZER
1:21
Comment From Bmore Guy
I just joined, please recap session so far in 5 words or less. Thank you.
1:21
Eno Sarris: beerbaseballmusicsillynessfantasy
1:22
Comment From TB
i like the apple beer from unibroue, ephemere
1:22
Comment From Meano Eno
Home run distance Eno! Home run distance!
1:22
Eno Sarris: Batted ball distance, please, if we go this route. No need to cut one tail off the distribution. Flies and homers.
1:22
Comment From smp1354
Re: Cubs’ day games – the ballpark is in the middle of a residential neighborhood which is why they were the last to put lights in (mid 80’s I think). When they put them in they had to agree with the residents to only play so many night games a year.
1:22
Comment From Marty
Once I had to stay in the Honeymoon suite of an Italian hotel with my college roommate because they screwed up our reservation. #travelude
1:23
Comment From Marty
K’s rarely find holes…unless Doumit is catching.
1:23
Eno Sarris: luding
1:23
Comment From person hscer
polo grounds i think were 480 to center and 290 down the lines. yeah.
1:23
Eno Sarris: There you go. And we think Coors is crazy.
1:23
Comment From bleepbloop
What do you think about Liriano as a keeper for next season (12 team, 14 keepers)?
1:23
Eno Sarris: 14 keepers, fine. If it was ten or less, no. And I hope he’s your 14th keeper. Would I pick him in the top 14 rounds next year? yes.
1:23
Comment From Oleruds Unnecessary Helmet
Why doesn’t anyone talk about Tony Cingrani? Lots of BB, but stats would suggest he is very tough to hit. Has only started 13 games and is a top 50 SP.
1:24
Eno Sarris: The problem is that he really only throws one pitch. And it’s his fastball. It’s deceptive, though, and he has good command even with the walks. Just trying to be too fine with the pitch, because he only has one pitch.
1:24
Comment From kramer
best ipa you’ve had?
1:25
Eno Sarris: Russian River Pliny the Younger, Drake’s Aroma Coma, Goose Island Heaven’s Gate, Ballast Point Sculpin (on tap), Green Flash West Coast IPA… maybe even AleSmith… Lagunitas Sucks. (sorry)
1:25
Comment From Chris
Whats the best fantasy team name youve ever seen or came up witgh?
1:25
Eno Sarris: It’s a perm.
1:26
Comment From HOOOOOOOOLABS
Heeb choi wig nogginnoooooooooooooooooooo GALAMBA FWOP
1:26
Eno Sarris: whoo boy.
1:26
Comment From Topper
What do you mean by swingplane?
1:26
Eno Sarris: Mostly gb/fb mix in the stats. But watch Moustakas and Hosmer swing. Very different.
1:26
Comment From Malone
Eno, somebody dropped Cespedes in a redraft league. Is he worth my #1 waiver claim?
1:27
Eno Sarris: yes. Even at true talent .265/25/15 type talent, you won’t get a better way to use that claim.
1:27
Comment From Bmore Guy
Atanta Braves stock, will it continue to rise or will it drop?
1:27
Eno Sarris: Rise as the OF gets it together.
1:27
Comment From Mike ATLien

Could Adam Dunn still play left?

1:27
Eno Sarris: That doesn’t make any sense.
1:27
Comment From tylersnotes
if you hit a ball into the polo grounds clubhouse (located with windows facing out to the field, in middle of center field), it would have been a ground rule double. At 483 feet. BASEBALL.
1:27
Comment From TB
The more I think of potential hall of famers using steriods, the harder I can come up with justification of keeping them out. Think of all the factors that have been involved over time to create statistics. How can you point to one factor over all others?
1:28
Comment From Razor
Can replacement-level beers stay on the shelves (like how replacement-level ballplayers can’t stay in baseball)?
1:28
Eno Sarris: Leave the Boatswain on the shelf.
1:28
Comment From Steve
Eno Sarris:
I didn’t like ISO because there are speed effects. SLG is the same. I wonder if HR/BiP for the top 10% of the league is very different. The composition of the average HR/BiP might be interesting.” But wouldn’t steroids increase speed as well? Otherwise, what are all those sprinters doing?
1:28
Eno Sarris: It would. But because of Nathan’s piece on muscle mass and bat speed, I was trying to focus on one effect: power.
1:28
Comment From Marty
BARF. Beers above replacement face.
1:28
Comment From Koji Uehara
I’m pretty nasty
1:29
Eno Sarris: What, like you make people smell your farts?
1:29
Comment From Marty
Do you think anyone in my office notices I do little to no work between 12-2 on Thursdays?
1:29
Eno Sarris: write an email before 12, type away during chat, send it at 115.
1:29
Comment From Keeper? I hardly know her
How much is Dnaurd’s value hurt by his foot injury? It seems like a freak accident right?
1:29
Eno Sarris: Eh, I dunno, he’s been injured a bit. I won’t call him prone yet though.
1:30
Comment From Bmore Guy
What about a female umpire????
1:30
Eno Sarris: Probably easier. Except for the sexism.
1:30
Comment From Fat Adams
I was thinking David Ortiz for pizza
1:30
Eno Sarris: Belly up.
1:30
Comment From Dreamy interview with Yu
Through a translator?
1:31
Eno Sarris: My Japanese is not up to snuff.
1:31
Comment From John
Will Beachy get back to his old form?
1:31
Eno Sarris: I think so. Velo good, break good, right home park, problem so far has been hanging some breakers.
1:31
Comment From jesse
” I would love to do grips with Yu.” ~ worst valentines day card ever??
1:31
Comment From Marty
I think it was Jay Jaffe who tweeted there’s only one unwritten rule in baseball: if someone’s being a dick, you’re allowed to be a dick back.
1:32
Comment From person hscer
He’s off the roids! He’s off the roids! He’s off the roids! :P
1:32
Eno Sarris: You know, I love you guys.
1:32
Comment From Steve
Is hanley a beast next year?
1:32
Eno Sarris: He’s good while in, but how many PA you going to project him for?
1:32
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Was Greinke/M Carpenter for Darvish worth it in 5×5 keeper when I have Cano at 2B? (Had Alexei Ramirez to replace Carpenter at MI)
1:32
Eno Sarris: Yes except I’m a little worried about Yu’s health in a keeper. You got best player though and depth to do it.
1:33
Comment From Mike ATLien
Marco Estrada had a nice start. 5ip, 6k, 1h. Should I just ignore and carry on as usual.
1:33
Eno Sarris: I like him away from home. He can get ks.
1:34
Comment From Swing and a Miss Puiggy
Colon’s velo chart = :( http://www.fangraphs.com/pitchfxo.aspx?playerid=375&position=P&pitch=FA
1:34
Comment From world system
If you could create a custom job for yourself at any MLB organization, what would it be???
1:35
Eno Sarris: Liason Between the Front Office and the On Field Staff, aka The Translator.
1:35
Comment From STiVo
Mark Appel going to be good?
1:35
Eno Sarris: Yes I do think so. Mid-90s stuff, good slurve, changeup took a big leap forward last year at Stanford.
1:35
Comment From Young Farquhar
Dickerson or Blackmon — any flyer value there?
1:35
Eno Sarris: Blackmon can do things. Deeper league though.
1:35
Comment From person hscer
I like refried beans. That’s why I want to try fried beans, because maybe they’re just as good, and we’re wasting time
1:35
Comment From Dave Camerons Puppy
How about an all-star game where all pitchers are position players.
1:36
Comment From Guest
Can you count tacos as sandwiches or does the bread need to be all bready?
1:36
Eno Sarris: Important questions here, and I don’t have answers.
1:36
Comment From Nate
How would you rank Jedd Gyorko and Anthony Rendon both long term and right now?
1:37
Eno Sarris: Yeah that was tough, I put them right next to each other in an answer. How about this: Gyorko looks like he’ll make more contact and steal more bases, so I’ll take him despite his power-depressing park?
1:37
Comment From Captain Video
Is it time to drop Granderson?
1:37
Eno Sarris: No.
1:37
Comment From d.n.
rank for ’14: seager, beltre, longo, donaldson
1:38
Eno Sarris: Longo, Beltre, Seager, Donaldson. Separation between the first two and last two.
1:38
Comment From Aria Stark is a bad mamma jamma
Do the Rocks shut Cargo down at any point this season?
1:38
Eno Sarris: Could easily happen. But all we can do is wait for news.
1:38
Comment From juan pierres mustache
isn’t Bogaerts in AAA because of roster issues? not on the 25-man
1:38
Eno Sarris: Yeah but who’s playing third now, Snyder? They can drop him outright.
1:38
Comment From Dave Camerons Puppy
Next year Brian McCann plays for ____
1:38
Eno Sarris: Yanks?
1:39
Comment From person hscer
these Q’s and A’s are getting a little lightningy
1:39
Comment From Maxamuz

Just a warning Eno

1:39
Comment From Julius
I haz qweshtun: HWYARD OR JUPTON ROSSS????? :D
1:39
Eno Sarris: Upton.
1:40
Comment From STiVo
Apparently there’s a dude name Jeff Manship pitching in MLB. In fact, he’s facing off against the Mets right now!
1:40
Eno Sarris: EVERYBODY HOP ON THE MANSHIP
1:40
Comment From Guest
Pizza needs to be an Italian dude, right? Not some guy from the D.R.
1:40
Eno Sarris: Mike. Piazza.
1:40
Comment From TB
I still hate kids, but your kid is different
1:40
Eno Sarris: Exactly.
1:40
Comment From Spencer
Where do I find park factors by handedness? It seems that, for hitters, RF at PNC is exploitable for LHB. And Pitt has been getting great LHP this season. If they limit LHB, perhaps that would do enough to limit an offense as a whole? If they had a staff of 5 lefties, would the limiting of LHB outweigh the maybe not so big gains given to RHB?
1:41
Eno Sarris: look for ‘guts’ in the glossary section at FanGraphs. And you’re right about PNC.
1:41
Comment From dude
I refuse to eat waffles this week. Just saying. You can’t make me Eno.
1:41
Eno Sarris: The button is broken.
1:41
Comment From Chris
Dont go to Pyramid brewery across from Safeco overpriced and i tink their beer suck. If you got the time Maritime Brewery in Ballard always good cask brews too and deep fried beer battered bacon
1:42
Comment From dude
ooooh…best stout you’ve ever had?
1:43
Eno Sarris: Left Hand Milk Stout, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, Black Butte from Deschutes, (Vietnamese Coffee) Speedway Stout from AleSmith — not as good at Stouts.
1:43
Comment From Marty
what if they played polo at the polo grounds DURING a baseball game?!
1:43
Eno Sarris: They could.
1:43
Comment From Matt
I know you had a great interview with Shark, but are you worried about his velocity? It is low 90s instead of upper-mid 90’s like last year/beginning of season.
1:43
Eno Sarris: Hadn’t seen that! That is a bit worrisome. Long season, I guess.
1:43
Comment From Guest
Ros Jpa or Castro
1:43
Eno Sarris: Casto.
1:44
Comment From fred
what should i do with pablo sandoval? hes killin me.
1:44
Eno Sarris: He’s fine. Getting healthy. I think he’ll have a big year… next year.
1:44
Comment From fred
niese or vogelsong going to be ok when they get back?
1:44
Eno Sarris: Both barely usable. Mixed league RL.
1:44
Comment From Rated Rookie
I’ve been watching Hosmer–I’m no scout–but I’ve seen him take some serious uppercut swings. Mostly in “hitters’ counts.” Anecdotal but I do question your questioning of his swing plane.
1:45
Eno Sarris: Maybe he alternates, and goes for broke in hitter’s counts. When seen in aggregate, GB/FB mix is a good measure of swing plane, and his is very GB-heavy. Then again, I think the ideal swing plane is somewhere on the GB-side of 1 GB per FB, so he’s not far off.
1:46
Comment From Spencer
Buster Olney just said “people within the industry” view Votto’s deal as a mistake. Do I fight him?
1:46
Eno Sarris: I think most big deals turn out to be mistakes.
1:46
Comment From jack the dog
for next week nova vs angels, niese @ sd, or voglesong @wash
1:46
Eno Sarris: I think Nova is rosterable, like what he’s doing. NOt the greatest matchup, if you can keep him rostered and start Niese, that’s better.
1:47
Comment From Sadwick
Muscle mass =/= speed. There are plenty of football linemen with way more muscle mass than Usain Bolt, but there’s not even a snowball’s chance in hell they catch him in a footrace. Bonds is a good example, he got a lot slower as he put on muscle mass. It’s got a great deal to do with what muscle mass is gained.
1:48
Eno Sarris: A bit of why I went that way. I went with HR/BIP because steroids also help contact, and I wanted to try and control for contact a bit. Look at Everth. Stole same amount of bases, but last year-plus his contact rate has clearly gone through the roof.
1:48
Comment From jack the dog
pls rank in obp lind morrison parra
1:48
Eno Sarris: You got it. I still like Morrison a bit.
1:48
Comment From jack the dog
darin ruf good?
1:48
Eno Sarris: no
1:48
Comment From Gila Monster
WhY do people even try to make historical baseball comparison given rule changes,field changes, ball/bat changes, pitching development..etc. Judge players relative to era. Not history. The steroid era was one of them. Just like Babe Ruth wasn’t hitting 89mph sliders out of AT&T like Bonds was.
1:48
Eno Sarris: Because baseball.
1:48
Comment From Meano Eno
Tacos aren’t sandwiches
1:49
Comment From person hscer
Tacos aren’t sandwiches because it’s just one piece of starch.
1:49
Comment From Guest
What the hack has happened to Coco Crisp’s productivity? He can’t even get on base at a decent clip …
1:49
Eno Sarris: No reason for him to have a .260 BABIP.
1:49
Comment From frank
i need some power. whos a good trade target? would u trade minor for rizzo?
1:49
Eno Sarris: yes.
1:49
Comment From Meano Eno
Snyder is out of options
1:49
Eno Sarris: Didn’t they get him on waivers anyway?
1:50
Comment From RotoLando
In case you were wondering what my favorite quote from the Dabney Coleman movie “Short Time” is, its “Burt, your yogurt!” See you thought it was going to be Dabney Coleman, but I went with Matt Frewer.
1:50
Comment From Spencer
One time, I ordered a chicken sandwich, and I think the waitress misheard me, because she asked me how I’d like my eggs cooked. So I said, incubated.
1:50
Comment From ALL ABOARD THE MANSHIP
If were about to zoom into space for eternity would you rather board the MANSHIP or the DOGSHIP
1:50
Eno Sarris: Oh wait. I gotta go soon.
1:50
Comment From Meano Eno
LIGHTENENEENENEENENENENENENING
1:50
Comment From Razor
LIGHTNING! BANG! BOOM! um… KER-CHOW!
1:50
Comment From Dave Camerons Puppy
zap
1:50
Comment From Randy Jacksons Autograph
Tacos may not be sandwiches, but tacos are undeniably delicious and just as good as, if not better than, sandwiches.
1:51
Comment From Aria Stark is a bad mamma jamma
Allan Craig for Rizzo? Dynasty, both at same $
1:51
Eno Sarris: I’d rather have younger guy with more power
1:51
Comment From Ooops
Ur nothin but an even toed ungulate
1:51
Comment From Rated Rookie
Bradley or Walker in 2014? (Or Appel?)
1:51
Eno Sarris: Bradley
1:51
Comment From Karl Cheese
One roster spot for Tyson Ross, CMart, or Gray. Who gets it?
1:51
Eno Sarris: Mart
1:51
Comment From Big Time Timmy Jim
Wrong, Pizza is Ron Santo
1:51
Comment From Razor
Beachy or Salazar in 2014
1:51
Eno Sarris: Salazar
1:51
Comment From Andrew
If the taco shell is broken in half, can it then be considered a sandwich?
1:51
Comment From Dingoe
LaRoche or Morse?
1:51
Eno Sarris: Morse
1:51
Comment From Guest
A.Hill or Phillips in 2014?
1:52
Eno Sarris: hill
1:52
Comment From Guest
Liriano or cobb ros?
1:52
Eno Sarris: ooooooooo Liriano
1:52
Comment From Rated Rookie
Gattis a top-10 C in 2014?
1:52
Eno Sarris: top 12 at least
1:52
Comment From Alex
Kemp or Xander-dynasty keep forever
1:52
Eno Sarris: Kemp’s done it
1:52
Comment From Sgt. Pepper
What do you expect from Matt Carpenter ROS?
1:52
Eno Sarris: .290/15hr pace
1:52
Comment From Aria Stark is a bad mamma jamma
Craig or Freddie
1:52
Eno Sarris: Freddie, younger, same player almost
1:53
Comment From tom
kendrys or freddie?


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bucs_lose_again
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bucs_lose_again
2 years 11 months ago

Why are Eno’s chat transcripts always cut off early? Every week this is an issue.

FeslenR
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FeslenR
2 years 11 months ago

Only E-nos!

okay this is a very obscure joke reference here….maybe Enos Slaughter would know it…

that’s a very good observation bucs_

maxamuz
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maxamuz
2 years 11 months ago

Because

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