Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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BobSteve!
12:54
Been looking forward to Robert Stephenson's debut for years, but I run the liquor program at a restaurant in a big city, and I just got invited to a pretty big event with lots of free high end wine/liquor and food, so I'm going ot miss it. What will I miss??
Eno Sarris
12:54
Nothing because you'll watch the replay or record it.
Modern life! Maybe you can even stream some on your phone in the bathroom.
Robbie
12:54
Nick Ahmed and Jake Lamb on the left side of the D-backs infield is really nice
Eno Sarris
12:54
I don't believe in Nick Ahmed. Doesn't exist.
Veto Or Not Veto
12:54
Roberto Osuna for...Felix Hernandez. The league is in an uproar and where are my earplugs!
Eno Sarris
12:55
Never veto. It's just sour grapes.
JDogg
12:55
Trevor Story = Dan Uggla?
Eno Sarris
12:55
Hey! Not bad!
Matt Damon
12:55
MATT. DAMON.
Eno Sarris
12:55
Where you been.
Joe
12:55
How much weight do you place in a lineup spot? For example, if you know that Segura is going to bat leadoff all year, and Russell is stuck hitting 8th or 9th, does that push Segura's value higher? Thinking of this season only.
Eno Sarris
12:56
It's worth about 140 plate appearances over the course of the year. But! Russell going to move up. I'd say the difference if both healthy is going to be more like 80-100.
Charles Metsfanimus
12:56
Hi Eno. Thank you for all your work and I hope you enjoy doing it as much as we enjoy reading it. Would you rather have DeSclafani, Nola, or Velasquez ROS? Thanks in advance.
Eno Sarris
12:57
Dang I love all of them, but VV not going to have a full innings complement, DeScla hurt... Have to go Nola.
Jack
12:58
Thoughts on Shelby? Didn't look great the other night. Was thinking of trading for him though.
Eno Sarris
12:58
I'd buy him cheap. Been rethinking the Story talk from the podcast, that's too much probably. But a Nicasio for Shelby? Gimme.
Rasta
12:59
Better SS over the next month (until Kang's return): Semien in 8 hole or Lowrie hitting 3rd?
Eno Sarris
12:59
Semien.
Stuafoo
12:59
Is there any kind of analysis out there equating the manner in which a batter is pitched (ex slow stuff/fast stuff or inside/outside) to the batter's performance (war or equivalent)? I heard an argument that basically stated Cano is off to a hot start because pitchers are throwing to him based on his 2015 first half analytics, and that it should normalize when the conclusion shifts to injury being the reason for his struggles as opposed to decline. Clearly it's a gray area where normal performance/decline is a factor (not to mention good hitters seeing fewer good pitches to hit), but I feel like the style in which a batter is pitched could be teased apart from true talent/performance. Or maybe not, hence me asking.
Eno Sarris
1:00
Seen some. For instance. Before you even see movement in gross power numbers, people hitting for small-sample power will see their zone% go down, and will see fewer fastballs, and will see average distance from center of zone increase. So it definitely happens.
Chris
1:00
Tanaka + Casilla for Hamels + Giles - which side do you want?
Eno Sarris
1:00
Hamels Giles.
Alcides Soundsystem
1:00
COME TO NY AND INTERVIEW SYNDERGAARD
Eno Sarris
1:00
I interviewed him at the Futures Game and again for the Warthen Slider piece!
Thom
1:01
What are your favor (relatively) available beers in NYC?
Eno Sarris
1:01
I really like Grimm Afterimage, but I hear it's hard to get. More attainable: Sixpoint Hi-Res/Resin.
Pop
1:01
Better Story: of my Life or Neverending?
Eno Sarris
1:02
Always neverending.
Marty
1:02
Leaving for Belgium next week. Three beers I must try...GO!
Eno Sarris
1:03
Cantillon St. Lamvinus, Fou Foune. Westvleteren if you go there.
Pie Traynee
1:03
I think you might be forgetting about Watson in this whole Pirates bullpen discussion.
Eno Sarris
1:03
The lefties always get short shrift. Managers go to them as closers half as often as the population of lefty reliever suggests they should.
BK
1:04
Eno Sarris
1:04
party at the blue arrow! bring your parkas!
mtsw
1:05
If a MLB star wanted to buy a couple houses near the single-A club and let the non-bonus players live there for free, would the union frown on/prevent him from doing so? A ton of minor leaguers don't make enough to pay rent so there's a real need.
Eno Sarris
1:05
Sounds like something A-Rod would do, no lie.
A-Rod
1:05
for the record, I use cream
Eno Sarris
1:05
Well okay.
Fangraphsdango
1:07
How closely correlated are OPS+ and wRC+?
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