Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Bork
12:15
Bautista's injuries are more self made (see shoulder injury last year) while EE's are more persistent. EE just plays through them a lot of the time, but its a ticking time bomb. Bautista might be better long term.
Eno Sarris
12:15
And he's more athletic, I hear this argument for sure.
Bruce
12:15
If the Blue Jays had offered the A's a slightly beter package for Lawrie, do you think Beane is objective enough to have accepted it?
Eno Sarris
12:15
Yes. He doesn't give a crap.
MAYhem
12:15
Hi Eno! You previously suggested Velasquez was a sleeper ("I believe in him"). How do you feel about him now in Philly?
Eno Sarris
12:16
Even better. Dude has a rising fastball, a sizzling curveball, and a change that should be good by movement. Command isn't great, but I don't think it's as bad as some think.
Mike
12:16
People seem very divided on Joc Pederson's future? What do you have as his most likely outcome?
Eno Sarris
12:16
Adjustments and a few superstar seasons, but too low a batting average to be considered a star on the sum of his career, sadly.
Bruce
12:17
What do you make of actual baseball "experts" saying that the dodgers are now the 3rd best team in the NL West and now have no choice but to get Andrew Miller.
Eno Sarris
12:17
music answer!
I dunno if that fits, but it's a silly thing to say.
Zonk
12:19
Eno, I need your help understanding the Brett Lowrie trade, since I am not as smart as Billy Beane. Lowrie is no Josh Donaldson (ahem), but he's a 2-3 WAR serviceable guy who is cheap, and seems like they gave him away. Not even top-30 prospects in a weak White Sox system. And all this to clear a spot for....Jed Lowrie? Is there something I am missing?
Eno Sarris
12:19
Money I'd guess. I think he would have shown better d numbers and been a two-win player, myself. A bit of a head-scratcher.
Joyner
12:19
Hi Eno! In past chats you've flipped on Matz vs. Severino in speculative rankings. Where are you now?
Eno Sarris
12:20
Still a little worried that Matz doesn't have a secondary pitch as good as Severino's.
Sam
12:20
On the question about the likely outcome for Joc Pederson, I'm surprised you didn't reply, "Strikeout, Strikeout, Strikeout, Home Run."
Mikey D
12:20
JotCast>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CIL
Guest
12:21
spaghetti squash -- classic or weird way to prepare a squasah
Eno Sarris
12:21
had to work hard to find an interlude in there guys. Nice new thing with Jotcast: the interludes are grouped!
20longyears
12:21
Am I right to be questioning the value of Niese, or is it solely because I'm a homer Pirates fan?
Eno Sarris
12:22
I don't like Niese much at all, even with their Searage magic, I doubt he's an average major league pitcher again. And even if he gets two wins, that's really a 4/5. Mets didn't need him, at least.
Q-Ball
12:22
Overall, as a Cub fan I really like the moves the Cubs have made so far, that add value without giving up flexibility (Lackey, Zobrist, Cahill, etc). Is that rose-colored glasses, or should I objectively be pleased?
Eno Sarris
12:23
I like em, but I like Warren. Castro and Warren could make that Zobrist/Castro/Warren decision look foolish, but Castro, on the whole, is pretty boring, with more of his bad play coming recently.
MSW
12:23
What do i do with Brantley in my keep-6 points league? I spent a decent amount to get him in a trade this time a year ago, and he helped win the the 'chip. Do I really suck it up and not keep him and his balky shoulder? Would probably mean I keep a pitcher like Stroman or Lester instead.
Eno Sarris
12:24
Man some people saying June, some August, that's super scary. Of the two shoulders, Zimm showed that he probably injured the one that will hurt him less at the plate, but still, shoulders are second only to wrist problems in power sapping. And Stroman is pretty exciting...
Rich
12:25
Besides Soler, who would the Cubs need topping up to make a real run at Carrasco or Salazar.
Eno Sarris
12:25
I was thinking that they might have enough MLB depth to include a starter back, like Hammel or something.
Adam
12:26
Mets went into the Winter Meetings needing to improve defensively, solidify the bullpen and get someone in CF. Help me understand what's going on here.
Eno Sarris
12:26
They improved MI depth and got two lefty-hitting MIs. They either going cheap with platoon LHB CF, or stocking up for a trade. Doubt it's the trade. Doubt they spend.
Cory S.
12:26
Is Tyler Clippard going to get severely overpaid? Career 2.88 ERA. Career 4.08 xFIP.
Eno Sarris
12:27
Classic guy to beat xFIP. Rising fastball that gets pop-ups, elite changeup. At some point in a pitcher's life, the sample gets big enough to ignore xFIP, and I think he's there, even as a reliever.
david
12:28
Considering two sabr teams in Mets and Rays have thought Cabrera can play SS maybe they have internal metrics that say he can play ss?
Eno Sarris
12:29
I think some of the forward-leaning teams think that positioning can un-do some of the bad. Someone asked Brad Ausmus about Cameron Maybin and Anthony Gose, that their D numbers were bad, and Ausmus said that D numbers have some subjectivity, and that the Tigers are going ot look into positioning their CFs better.
Dan
12:30
What do u think of the mets moves and what they should do now? Sounds like they are going to set for a guy like Venable and the scraps of the rp mArket
Eno Sarris
12:30
Yup
Mart
12:30
Brandon Crawford top 5 fantasy SS? Would you deal James Sheilds for him in dynasty?
Eno Sarris
12:31
I think he can hit 15+ next year, which would make him top-10 at least, and that's probably worth shields at this point anyway.
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