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Eno Sarris
10:56
happy birthday dad! (I was actually at this show)
Seabass
12:00
Resign Ramos in a dynasty at $6? ($220 budget)
Eno Sarris
12:01
I dunno. Catchers kinda suck year to year. I kinda just look for whomever is healthy and having a good year. It was a good year but he's turning thirty, has a torn ACL and maybe meniscus, and probably should be valued as a .270/18 HR guy going forward.
12:02
And can you value him for the whole year?
Toki
12:02
What is going on with Renfroe? Is he for real or is this a mirage and once pitching adjusts good times are over?
Eno Sarris
12:03
I like that he's not missing more than the power, which is not real useful in small samples. Maybe he won't strike out 25+% of the time, which means maybe he can hit .250+ with good power. It's also more likely he starts with the team next year, which is important.
Ceej
12:04
What do you think happens with Moncada during the offseason to help him progress?
Eno Sarris
12:04
Emphasis on contact? If he's going to hit grounders like that, it's either that or lift the ball more.
Philosoraptor
12:04
I find the theory that some small change in the composition of the ball is causing the HR spike to be the most compelling. As an idiot, I would also expect some meaningful increase in BABIP is the ball is jumping off the bat, but that does not appear to be the case (last three years are .299, .299, .300). What's a good explanation for this?
Eno Sarris
12:05
Homers are not counted in BABIP, so if you looked at BACON, I bet you'd see an increase. Also, increased shifting could be a dampening force even on BABIP.
Zonk
12:05
Khris Davis has quietly hit 40 home runs. Did you foresee such sluggery?
Eno Sarris
12:06
I thought he would hit 35 at least. It's like when Upton went to San Diego: the homers that he hits are no-doubters. The real effect might be on BABIP and batting average.
Rick
12:06
Eno, I'd like to get your thoughts on Gsellman. Potential #3 SP or more back end?
Eno Sarris
12:06
Bit of a kitchen sink guy. I think the Ks will dampen and he'll be more back end.
Bork
12:06
Hello, friend!
Eno Sarris
12:06
Hello!
Zonk
12:06
Local Chicago writers seem to think the White Sox are going to rebuild. If they put Sale on the market, my gut tells me the Red Sox are a great trade match on many levels. Is my gut right?
Eno Sarris
12:07
I think there's one last ride in this front office before they all lose their jobs, I doubt they keep them through a rebuild with that owner.
Q-Ball
12:07
I know Cespedes says he wants to stay in NY, and I'm sure that's his preference. But there's no way he's not opting out, is there? If I was his agent, I would tell him he could probably stay in NY and just get more cash for it....
Eno Sarris
12:07
A re-negotiate seems to be the likely situation here, huh? Maybe some clarity on the David Wright situation will help them figure out the salary end.
Bork
12:08
What's wrong with Roberto Osuna? Just fatigue from the long season?
Eno Sarris
12:09
I don't see a problem with the velocity, but he has used the change less and become more fastball/slider late this year. Maybe he's just more predictable.
Whats that Odor
12:09
Who would win a baseball themed "pun off" between all the Fangraph writers?
Eno Sarris
12:09
Jeff. Maybe Carson, but probably Jeff.
Q-Ball
12:10
If the D-Backs bring in a new GM, what should they do? Re-tool to build a contender around their core, or blow it up? If they try to contend, where are the going to get pitching from?
Eno Sarris
12:12
Paul Goldschmidt's contract alone keeps the window open. This front office might have another year left, in which case, they'll do something silly like pay Jaime Garcia, thought Garcia probably made himself cheaper. Otherwise they could throw quantity at a better young starter on another team, but that might cost them Ray. A healthy year from Pollock and any step forward from Ray, Shipley, Rubby, Bradley, a Greinke return to form... it's not impossible this team is better next year.
Dan
12:12
Any realistic chance of a Kershaw Cy young?
Eno Sarris
12:13
Yes. Almost 150 innings of reliever-like genius gets you in the conversation, especially when Thor only has 180+ and Scherzer had the homeritis. I think he ends up short, but he'll get a ton of votes.
John C.
12:14
Eno, already thinking about 2017 keepers. 14 team league, keep 4. Miggy, Marte and Stanton feel like locks in rounds 1-3 but my fourth keeper will probably change 100 times this winter. I feel like my best options are C. Davis (4th), Danny Salazar (4th), J. Upton (4th), Rendon (5th), Grandal (10th), Nola (14th) or L. Martin (19th). What's your hot take?
Eno Sarris
12:15
That's tough! Rendon turned in a quietly good season and has some positional value, which you don't really have in that top three. I might take him.
Here Come the Warm Jets
12:15
Eno! Your help would be greatly appreciated; the answer to this question eludes me: If two division winners have identical records and tied their season series with each other, which one is the higher seed (and therefore potentially gets to play the Wild Card winner)?
Eno Sarris
12:16
I think it's their in-season divisional record, not just matchup, or maybe that's the next tiebreaker.
Kvn
Seabass
12:16
LUDUDA TIME
Let's grab a beer sandwich on the house.
Eno Sarris
12:16
slowly getting going
Modest Fagersbomb
12:16
It's illogical that left-handedness is a prized attribute of pitching prospects, yeah? Because of the platoon advantage, isn't it always better for a starting pitcher to be a righty?
Eno Sarris
12:16
There are fewer lefties, so getting a good one is still a prize.
Roadhog
12:17
Is it okay to get a little excited at a rotation of Gray/Manaea/Graveman/Cotton/Bassitt (Mengden, Alcantara, Triggs, etc) next season?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Yes. Cotton gets me tingly, and if Manaea figures out that breaking ball, he could be really good too.
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