Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
1:07
I'd hold. He's young. He was the number one shortstop last year in 5x5, somewhat improbably given his stats, but still.
Compton
1:08
Can you guys just record a Sleeper/Bust podcast every day? I don't care if you run out of material and it becomes you and Sporer talking about Bette Midler, I'd still be stoked to listen.
Eno Sarris
1:08
It's a ton of work, but it's super fun.
XD
1:08
Has a player ever called you out for saying his wrists were terrible?
Eno Sarris
1:09
Not yet. I did ask Myers if his big old hands had something to do with his injuries and he just looked puzzled.
(had a good point: how would he know anything else lol)
Wigwam
1:10
Hey Eno, the thought here in SD is the the FO pushed Preller to be aggressive to gain fan interest after almost a decade of poor ownership and boring teams. The result on the field was terrible, but "blowing up the farm" is probably overblown: Wisler essentially became Margot and Guerra, and he held on to Hedges and Renfroe. The thought is now that he is staying in a middle ground and trying to replenish the farm on the sly through draft and int. signing, in part to maintain fan interest that they regained after last offseason. If they stay in the middle area, would signing Cespedes with an opt out make sense for them the year they host and All-, or should they just trade Ross, Norris, and Cashner similar to what
Eno Sarris
1:11
This is a decent alternative narrative to 'Preller is an idiot,' and it really makes sense. Trea Turner might be the only one that hurts, and they did get Guerra back. And he made his bones in international market, so he's going to leap there soon.
Johnny5Alive
1:11
Here's an idea i proposed ysterday but didnt get dave's thoughts: Mets and Cespedes. Cespedes wants 5-6 years and 9 figures. Mets want 1-3 years. In their position on the win curve, for a short term deal, cespedes might actually be worth 30-35 million on 1 year. Based on that premise: Mets offer 5 years, 100 million. 55 million over the first 2 years, an opt out after the second year, and 15 per over the remaining 3 years. It does two things: 1, it increases the likelihood of an opt out, and two, if he doesnt, you are only paying him next to nothing over the next 3 years. I mean De Aza is getting paid close to 8 to be a 4th outfielder.
Eno Sarris
1:11
I do think the opt out is going to be the key to 'we signed him to a short deal!' and 'they signed me to a long deal!' spin at the end.
jtt
1:12
He doesn't walk he hits too many balls on the ground and he is a bad defender.
Eno Sarris
1:12
True, but Bogaerts is 22, and 4 years pre peak by any measure, showed power and patience in the minors, and has great exit velocity. Change the angle on the ball a little, and it could really click.
CecilFielder
1:12
Any exciting articles that you've got in the pipeline but just haven't found the right time to unleash it's glory upon us?
Eno Sarris
1:13
This year, I actually have a stable of ideas going into the season. I think y'all will be happy with it.
Connor
Compton
1:13
What are the chances that Hunter Strickland gets ahold of the SF closer gig? Steamer projections indicate that he's right up there with Wade Davis in terms of ERA/K/BB numbers.
Eno Sarris
1:13
I tell Strickland on a monthly basis that he will be the closer soon, and he smiles and thanks me.
Russ
1:13
What is Lance McCullers's upside this year? How do you think he will actually perform?
Eno Sarris
1:14
His upside is to repeat, but I think we'll see more walks. He can't command the change very well, so he'll walk some lefties.
Derek
1:14
Will Andrew Cashner ever have a break out year? Dude has the stuff...I drafted him every year since he's been up and I'm always left shaking my head.
Eno Sarris
1:14
I'm thinking now that the secondary stuff, which rates as basically average, is not enough to make him unpredictable. So people sit dead red on him. Should probably just throw that other stuff more even if it means injury and some soft hits.
Ludas Luda
1:15
I did some digging on Jose Reyes' pending legal situation and came away with an important finding: he has a superman tattoo on his chest. Could you think of anyone more ironic to have a "man of steel" logo emblazoned on himself?
Compton
1:15
I've read that Jose Reyes *could* be deported, is there any real possibility of this?
Eno Sarris
1:16
As a green card holder, yes, if he gets charged and convicted of a felony, he can get deported. Doesn't mean he will. Superman or no.
The Don
1:16
Who competes for a division title first: Reds, Rockies or Phillies? (Who is the tallest midget)
Eno Sarris
1:16
Reds. I like the young pitchers.
Phil
1:16
I think I asked this last week but you didn't respond and I don't know if there is a better forum to inquire, but I am unreasonably interested since I have really started using BeerGraphs for my drinking purposes... did the idea that was started last summer in the blog area of BG of finding a way to filter out non-current beers ever gain traction? I would love to be able to avoid all the highly-rated one-offs and extinct beers. Thanks!
Eno Sarris
1:17
Yeah we found a way to do it, we think. Problem is the list of things to implement is so long. I'll move this to the top of the q.
Jake
1:17
What opt-out is a team most going to regret including? I'm tempted to say Heyward, but I don't think he would've taken anything without a strong opt out.
Eno Sarris
1:17
hurt pitcher is where I look first. Chen?
Schiraldi
1:18
I backed into a stars and scrubs strategy (not my regular approach, but fun!) and I like most of my guys but am a little leery about Cutch. He's amazing, obviously, but the speed looks like it's declining a little and the power may be too. Think he squeezes out one more superstar season like '12 and '14, or is an .850 OPS and 10 steals more realistic?
Eno Sarris
1:18
Talked about this on the podcast. Actually starting to look like a second rounder to me.
Snarfle
1:19
I will sometimes think about downgrading context stats in my draft prep, but I haven't yet, because I figure rate stats are almost as noisy. Still, would it make sense to put, say, a .9 multiplier on R/RBI when totaling player scores?
Eno Sarris
1:19
Maybe. Those projections are nasty. Projection crews don't even want to do them, but fantasy makes them do it.
Snarfle
1:19
I AM A CAT AND I WORK FOR NPR
"Real Guy" Flumm
1:19
Over/under - my tinkle or my stinkle?
Bork
1:19
The Brewers are having open tryouts? Now's my chance to show off my extreme flyball pitching skills while pitching at slower then a pitching machine.
Q-Ball
1:19
RE: California Breweries......problem is access to water.
Eno Sarris
1:20
is true. but, tons of money and people out there.
SF Dave
1:20
The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
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