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Eno Sarris
12:32
I thought so when I saw Foals play three bands before PIckups.
Zorak
12:33
Most expensive pitcher last year was Felix at $58, priciest player was McCutcheon who went for $61 at auction. I'm mostly a stars-and-scrubs waiver wire troll, but I'm leaning towards tossing him back and trying to get him at auction, if nothing else to reset his escalators (would go up to $95 for 2017 if I kept keeping him)
Eno Sarris
12:33
I bet you get Kershaw for 65
Jake
12:33
In Sullivan's recent article on projections, he hinted that good relievers will let a team beat its WAR projection. I've seen FG writers hint at that before, is it worth adjusting reliever WAR slightly upwards?
Eno Sarris
12:34
There might be something going on there, but in order to do it, you want to do it systematically in a way that grows from research.
Shawn
12:34
Working on completing my first beer trade. Maine Dinner is the prize. Have you had it? Thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:34
I'm in the middle of trading for my first Dinner! You should get a good haul for that. I traded a Russian River sour and a Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, plus some other good stuff.
to jake re: getting old
12:35
Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it's not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we areto the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing.
SF Dave
12:36
I might have a problem.
Bork
12:36
I too enjoy a big box of text telling me the content was blocked by my work filter.
Eno Sarris
12:36
Man barely got that interlude together.
Nelson
12:36
When do player caps go up?
Eno Sarris
12:37
When I finish editing these damn things! Sometime early next month.
Steve
12:37
It seems like there is a lot of hate on Avi Garcia. I don't get it. He just finished his first complete season. Do you agree with a lot of writers and fans that the White Sox should move on?
Eno Sarris
12:38
I had hope that he would grow into the power the scouts saw, but he really hasn't shown it at all yet. There were a few more fly balls, sorta, but he can't even capitalize on his speed and his plate approach is atrocious.
anon
12:38
What new technology do you think will change our lifestyle in 2016?
Eno Sarris
12:39
we've been waiting on wearable for ever, but I'm seeing the watches now, and there's some chance that changes things. (less eye to eye contact because they stealing glances at their watches, less sex, fewer babies, there goes society)
The Cincinnati Kid
12:40
Last year it seemed like a major prospect was getting called-up (and performing) every week...will 2016 be the same or did '15 run the well dry a bit
Eno Sarris
12:40
I bet we take a step back. A lot of the guys at the top right now are super young and not ready. Think of Ozzie Albies in Atlanta. Probably a top ten prospect. There's no way they call him up, right?
RIGHT??
Craig in Chicago
12:41
Erik Johnson put up a .7 WAR in 6 starts, last year. DCameron just wrote that he "sucks". Your thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:42
good movement on his pitches, but bad command, bad velo, and doesn't trust his change. Yeah I think he's not good.
Q-Ball
12:43
Is there a home for Howie Kendrick? Other than maybe the D-Backs? I can't think of another, can you?
Eno Sarris
12:43
Royals? Padres? And by Padres I mean, any other team that decides he's too much of a value to leave out there.
Patrick J
12:44
During his career, Votto has a 205 wRC+ and 1.191 OPS in high leverage situations (best in baseball by a lot). Crazy that people think he's not "clutch" in Cincy, right?
Eno Sarris
12:44
RBI pretty powerful hold on our culture.
anon
12:44
Dodgers have something like 9 ex GMs working for them. No question, I just find that to crazy.
Eno Sarris
12:45
And read my conversation with Nick Ennis about that. He specifically talks about the possibility of having too many voices in the room.
Cardsjason
12:45
Eno! What is your opinion on aging/cellaring beers as opposed to drinking fresh?
Eno Sarris
12:45
Drink almost everything but Imp stouts fresh, and even those, there are a few that age and do interesting things, but not all.
Steve
12:46
Should 2015 be the new baseline for Manny Machado or do you think he'll regress?
Eno Sarris
12:46
I can't believe he'll keep stealing bases like that.
Craig in Chicago
12:46
The odds Tim Anderson puts up a 2 WAR season, this year?
Eno Sarris
12:46
Low for me. No patience, not much power, so it would have to be d-driven.
Zorak
12:46
I mean honestly, I'm not sure how much I want Cespedes on the Mets, but I reeeeeeeeaaaaaaallllyyyyyyy don't want to see Cespedes on the Nationals. Which is why I know it's gonna happen. Why can't he go to some far off place like Anaheim? Why do the Wilpons hate me so much???
Eno Sarris
12:47
The Wilpons love themselves that much.
mtsw
12:47
A buddy of mine is quitting his job and persuing a career as a brewer. What city should he move to for the best opportunities?
Eno Sarris
12:47
I looked at this by population density, brewing density, and per capita income, and somewhere between Bakersfield and Los Angeles -- maybe even the Valley -- is the best spot in America. LA in general could float another few breweries.
Popup Babip
12:48
most likely to still be closing effectively come september: Glen Perkins (health risk), Hector Rondon (papelboned via trade acquisition risk). And yes I use "papelboned" as a verb to describe situations like Storen getting papelboned by the papelbon acquisition last year and Andrew Miller got papelboned by the Chapman acqusition.
Eno Sarris
12:48
Closers are impossible. Rondon could get papelboned by Strop, I know that's incorrect usage but I wanted to write it. I'd just go with Perkins.
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