Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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The Dude of NY
12:11
LIFE HACK: Name all of your kids a variation of your own name.
Ode to Austin Meadows
12:11
Call me big daddy when you back that ass up
Eno Sarris
12:12
We are feeling silly today, I like it.
Bork
12:12
So apparently Shark is showing signs of Lincecumitis and is worrying some people. If he bombs and Cueto continues his 2015 struggles, how screwed are the Giants?
Eno Sarris
12:13
They shrugged off the Matt Cain debacle, so they probably going to be fine. At some point every machine slows down, but you have to think at least one of their two pitchers is okay going forward.
Matt
12:13
Michael Wacha or Jake Odorizzi: Both seemed to be relatively equally ranked, but Wacha has a higher perceived value, and will likely be more expensive. Given that, who do you go with, if only one?
Eno Sarris
12:13
Michael Wacha. I don't believe in Odorizzi's breaking ball yet.
The Dude of NY
12:13
Eno, Eno he's our man! If he can't do it...well...someone else probably can. There are 7 billion of us.
Eno Sarris
12:13
Refreshing!
daneyko
12:14
Mike Moustakas 22 HR, 82 RBI and a solid ,284 AVG. Should be able to duplicate his HR and RBI IMO but...his average will be +/- .272
Eno Sarris
12:14
I'll take the under on .284, but .272 seems reasonable.
Adam
12:14
Which 3B/OF combo do you prefer: Matt Carpenter/Yasiel Puig or Maikel Franco/Bautista?
Eno Sarris
12:15
Man I love Puig, but I'll take the Franco package. Dirty.
Bork
12:15
Come close kids, it's time to teach you how to lude. A lude is something from deep inside you, you can't just say something and expect it to be a quality lude. A quality lude isn't sporatic, it isn't something that just...appears, it--
butt
adam
12:15
i'm trying to get good at ludes. my wLude+ was replacement level. back to the tapes
Eno Sarris
12:15
heyo.
Yakety Sax
12:15
Really enjoyed the interview you (and others) did with John Smoltz. When he talks about the fastball-slider or fastball-curve-slider guys that just can't throw a change, the first guy I thought of was current Brave Mike Foltynewicz. Folty threw a lot of two-seamers last year (more than a quarter of his pitches). You think he should focus on throwing more fourseamers up in the zone to go along with the curve and slider? Also, can Smoltz teach him the split? Lefties absolutely killed Folty last year.
Eno Sarris
12:16
I'll have to look at his arm slot, but if he's anywhere close to over the top, yeah perhaps a 4s would be better. Not everyone's hands work for splitties, and hasn't he had some injuries?
Merv Throneberry is back
12:16
Thinking of trading Osuna for Dilson Herrera in a dynasty deal in hopes of a 20/15 showing by next year...thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:16
Roberto? Maybe, but he could start. Marcello Ozuna? No.
Jake Larsen
12:16
Of the craziness that has gone on this offseason, what's the pinnacle for you thus far? Gossage? Yo's cars? Panda's tantrum? Fowler?
Eno Sarris
12:17
None of it is really out of character for baseball though is it? Though the tantrum being about defensive stats is fun.
The Dude of NY
12:17
You compared Samardzija to Lincicum on Twitter. Besides both having difficult names to spell, what are the odds that Samardzija is a disaster from year one?
Eno Sarris
12:19
The reasoning: stuff guys with bad command that age poorly as the stuff goes. Lincecum's bendy stuff was better, too. Probably not that insane, and apparently he hit 94, but even if he averaged something like 92.4, even if you give him a full mph between now and the season -- which is too much for me three starts in -- he'll be at a career low, and his number of 94+ fastballs (which have much better outcomes) will be drastically down.
Bryce Sharpens His Image
12:19
Eugenio Suarez is moving up some depth charts, should we be more interested than before?
Eno Sarris
12:19
Always liked him a bit. Not going to go over board or anything.
Rusty
12:20
What types pitchers would you target in a 10tm ESPN league where everyone rosters 9SP's all year and cycles through pitchers on the waiver wire like crazy? Do pitchers with projected low innings totals, but with great ratios and stuff (Drew Smyly, Rich Hill come to mind) have more value in a league like this? Would you spend 33% of your budget on pitching in a league like this?
Eno Sarris
12:20
Don't bother with the 'sleepers.' Get some aces early and then peace out on starters. You'll be rotating guys in anyway, how long you going to keep Rich Hill if he gets rocked for a few starts.
No one beats the Wiz
12:21
Are you bullish on Kyle Hendricks? He was solid in the 2nd half last year (2.84 xFIP and 9.78 K/9). Seems like a great value and a chance to finish inside the top 30 SP and he's going at like pick 210 right now in Yahoo! Playing for a good Cubs team!!
Eno Sarris
12:22
As much as I like Warren, after talking to Hendricks, I'm sure he'll win the job. I like that he's refining his curve to steal strikes, but I'm a little worried that he only has one swinging strike pitch. Still, good command, a mechanical adjustment that improved his command last year, a refined pitch this spring, I'll absolutely take him there.
Randy Savage
12:22
I'm in a 1 catcher obp league. Should I try to wait towards the end of the draft to grab whatever one of Grandal, Vogt, or Wieters falls, or should I go ahead and pay for say a Lucroy? There seems to be a lot of same-ness after the first 3 or so catchers are off the board.
Eno Sarris
12:22
Take the guy that drops.
Bork
12:22
You should be a child with you everywhere like Laroche, by the time he is an adult he will be the ultimate lude machine, and your life will be complete.
Eno Sarris
12:22
And he would be nonsensical to 99% of the population.
AL-only Guy
12:23
I currently have one closer in my AL-only league. I've been offered Cody Allen for my Hanley, and I'm not sure if I should consider it. I've always been good at plucking vultures off the wire, so I feel like giving up a guy with Hanley's upside could be a mistake so early on in the year. Not to mention, I don't exactly have a great backup to replace him as of yet. What say you?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Try to find your closer. One closer and a few setup men is a good spot for March.
Lovin The Lander
12:24
Someone spent $20 on Verlander in our $260 league.
Eno Sarris
12:24
That's too much.
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