Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Nelson
12:39
Do you think Hoynes was wrong to write that article, or were the players just a bit too touchy about a columninsts article?
Eno Sarris
12:40
I actually think neither group was 'wrong.' The only fault I have is in writing something that isn't backed by numbers or even great critical thinking. yes, the Indians depth has been hurt. Guess what happens in the postseason? Depth becomes less valuable.
Dorn
12:40
Why is it that it seems like a changeup is often a prospects last hurdle until they are deemed major league ready? I could be wrong and I'm speaking anecdotally, but it certainly feels that way?
Eno Sarris
12:41
I think it's difficult for people with a plus breaking ball to learn a plus change and vice versa, so many pitchers come in with two pitches, and need a third. It doesn't have to be a changeup, but that's the way we've always done it, so I guess we'll keep talking about it that way. But with Taillon's bad change, for example, I'd be talking to him about a cutter or slider.
Rick
12:41
Was in Seattle last week and had some excellent beers at Cloudburst which you recommended on any earlier chat. Thanks! Dynasty League Question. How would you rank Joe Ross, Samardzija, Matt Moore, Folty, and Gio?
Eno Sarris
12:42
Yeah that's a former Elysian brewer that left when they sold to AIB. I'd rank them the way you have them, though maybe Moore ahead of Shark.
Billy
12:42
Eno! I have like 40 innings left for the next 9 days. Do I dare start Tallion tomorrow?
Eno Sarris
12:42
yes, the last three to four days will have plenty of scratched starters.
Leon
12:43
This is a bit of an odd question where your answers will probably more of an educated guess than it is a concrete answer. When you look at some of the MLBs official rules, rookie eligibility being a good example, why is it that at bats is the benchmark for determining status and not plate appearances? As a whole, it just seems like the MLB, at least in an official capacity, highly favors using it over plate appearances. I’ve always been a bit befuddled by that.
Eno Sarris
12:43
Just old thinking.
Frankie
12:45
Assuming he finishes the year with his rookie eligibility intact, I feel like Josh Bell enters next year as one of the favorites for NL ROY, right? It seems like the only other strong contenders who are currently playing at this moment are guys like Dansby Swanson and Alex Reyes (who might not have eligibility).
Eno Sarris
12:45
Things like this never work out the way we think they should. The RoY is so often just a guy that started hot at the right time... Pat Listach!
DB
12:46
Searching for cheap SBs in a 16 team league over the last 10 days...any hot tips?
Eno Sarris
12:46
Had a piece called Streaming for Steals a couple weeks back that identified the worst teams at preventing steals, and there's a leaderboard of the worst pitchers, and the pitcher is 6x more responsible than the catcher in giving up a steal.
Ampersand
12:47
Eno I wrote you a haiku!

Three people with hats
Are watching from your closet
They appear hungry
Eno Sarris
12:47
creepy
Doug
12:47
What's so good about Threes Brewery? Walked by this weekend and wasn't inclined to go in.
Eno Sarris
12:47
You made a decision about a brewery with your eyes? Strange!
Matt
12:48
Obligatory Gary Sanchez ROY question. Top 15 starters (by GS) started 33 games in 2015. Based on that, Fulmer will have started 26 by end of season, or 79% of a season. Based on 560 PAs (would have been 2nd to Posey in 2015) and current AB/G, Gary will get to 236 PAs, or ~42% of a season. He'll have over half the time of Fulmer and the offensive production he does. I know he hasn't been given time to cool off, but that ROY argument is getting tough, huh?
Eno Sarris
12:48
I think he'll win it. Fulmer's been good, but not as headline-grabbing.
Ampersand
12:48
Went to a beer festival last weekend and woke up naked in my bed. Alone :(
Eno Sarris
12:48
you know... it could have ended up much, much worse.
Derek
12:49
The Pirates just traded with the Yankees for Phil Coke, which is a massively inconsequential trade, but brings me to my larger question - Can you think of two GMs who clearly like working with each other more than Neal Huntington and Brian Cashman?
Eno Sarris
12:50
Houston and Oakland come to mind, especially since you can give that relationship credit for the Milwaukee trades, too. This is a very real aspect of trading that people don't realize -- everyone makes stupid ass trade offers, but people you have a good relationship with send a text back and say cut the crap but what about this idea.
GAK
12:50
Astros are getting better SP lately, with exception of Fister. I think they're something like 15-5 in their last 20, absent the Fister starts (every one of which has been lost). Hinch keeps resisting bringing Devenski into the rotation. But now Devo has added a 3rd pitch, threw 46 pitches in long relief on Tuesday. Sure, Devenski is great at putting out fires, but wouldn't he be more valuable making two starts, giving the Astros 10 good innings, and be stretched out to maybe throw 6 IP in a potential WC game? My real question: shouldn't the Astros be smart enough to realize Devo means more in the rotation, and Fister can't keep starting?
Eno Sarris
12:50
This is a very real Bad Decision in the making.
Jon
12:50
Who is the Padres LF next season, assuming Margot and Renfroe occupy the other two spots?
Eno Sarris
12:51
Dickerkowski.
I actually think Renfroe will be up and down, and it's more like Margot, Jankowski and Dickerson.
fire Dan Duquette
12:52
Hey Eno: thanks for a great fantasy season. Enjoyed your columns on RG and elsewhere. Question: given that Trumbo has been in a hitting swoon (with the exception of hitting the occasional HR) and he's relatively cheap to keep at $14, should I shop him in an AL only 7 x 7 cats league where OPS and walks are added? Would you trade him for Sano ($8)? Sano's whiff rate on pitches in the strike zone scares me.
Eno Sarris
12:52
Walks and OPS and positional value and money, I take Sano there. He'll be better
Roadhog
12:53
Re-evaluate the Brandon Moss for Joey Wendle trade, based on what we know about both now.
Eno Sarris
12:54
It's still fine. Moss has been a part time player since, and one that slogged through some injuries, and Wendle might be okay.
(and I love Moss)
WeAreGood
12:54
Miguel Montero has been getting his swagger back the last few games and has been hitting the ball really well. I can see the Cubs taking 3 catchers to the playoffs esp. with Contreras having the ability to play LF. What do you think the Cubs are most likely to do come playoff time?
Eno Sarris
12:55
I think they'll do that and perhaps only carry Heyward as backup CF. could be bad news for Almora and Szczur.
Chavez-Ravin
12:55
In the NLDS against scherzer. If you were Dave Roberts who would be in your outfield? Puig, Reddick, Toles, Kendrick, Pederson, Ethier?
Eno Sarris
12:56
I'd go with platoon advantage and just do Reddick and Joc, and Ethier if he looks okay this last week plus. Otherwise...
sorry had to pee
12:57
good god I'm at 12:15 in the queueueeuee
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