Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
1:00
Play in games, and entropy.
Nick
1:00
Is this season the real d'Arnaud or is this year an outlier? Personally I think he's playing through an injury
Eno Sarris
1:00
Definitely injured, probably the shoulder. Changed his swing to deal with it and play, but could be better next year.
Jo-Jo Reyes
1:00
Think we'll ever see a new pitch?
Eno Sarris
1:01
Tried to invent one earlier this year and it was tough and it was really bad for your shoulder unless you were extremely over the top. But we could see more forkleballs, maybe -- forkballs shoved so deep that they come out erratically.
Compton
1:01
If the only two criteria for measuring a pitcher were 1) How old-timey his delivery was and 2) Dapperness of his mustache, would Daniel Mengden be the greatest pitcher of the last 30 years?
Eno Sarris
1:02
It's like Juan Marichal plus Rollie Fingers or something. It's marvelous.
v2micca
1:02
I know that the 2016 Braves generally haven't been interesting enough to generate many articles. But, Freddie Freeman is in the middle of a 30 game hitting streak during which he is posting a wRC+ of 215. Surely that has to be interesting enough for someone to want to take a closer look?
Eno Sarris
1:02
For sure. Totally changed his launch angle and started pushing the ball to beat the shift some too. I think there's a piece coming.
tommylasagna, sr.
1:02
try on shorts before buying, or just go for it and let the chips fall?
Eno Sarris
1:03
Try em on man. You've got enough crappy clothes hanging out in the back of the drawers you never wear.
Kristen
1:03
Has any team given away as much prospect talent in trades over the last few years as TEX? Roark, Hendricks, C. J. Edwards, Eickhoff, Brinson, Nick Williams, Luis Ortiz, Dillon Tate, Justin Grimm, Alfaro, Pedro Strop, Cordell, etc.
Eno Sarris
1:03
And yet they still have some really good young players in Texas!
RIP Jose
1:03
How close are the Phillies to competing again? Looks like there's a steadily improving young core being built, Rupp, Joseph, Herrera, Franco, Nola, Galvis.
Eno Sarris
1:04
Crawford coming soon, maybe Quinn can help in the OF, and they can spend some money on a starter at some point. Maybe 2018?
Paulie Walnuts
1:04
Do you think Andrew Triggs is part of Oakland's opening day rotation next year? Do you think he should be?
Eno Sarris
1:04
Maybe he's the five until Bassit comes back, which gives him a chance to prove the change can work.
tommylasagna, sr.
1:04
i give up on fortune cookies
Eno Sarris
1:05
There will be fewer bland stale tasting cracker cookies in your future.
The Decedent Moose
1:05
So your theory is more about consistent spin rates across similar pitches? Now we're talking useful information. Is this an article for you in the future?
Eno Sarris
1:05
Yeah I've been poking around and I need help.
Raindog
1:05
I'm pretty sure the only people to ever lead MLB in wOBA in their final season are David Ortiz and Ted Williams (and Williams didn't qualify for the batting title). I just wanted to pass on this ridiculous stat.
Sandwiches
1:05
Spicy coppa or soppresetta? Pickles or peppers?
Eno Sarris
1:05
Coppa. Peppers.
RealGm
1:05
Honestly re Otani posting from what I've read hand shake deal when signed for pennant which happened yesterday. So I'd say 99% he posts
ShakeYourTushieHasegawa
1:05
What's the difference between a forkball and a splitter?
Eno Sarris
1:06
Splitter more in the fingers, forkball more in the hand. Splitter harder, less movement.
Q-Ball
1:06
Keith Law admits he was wrong about Kyle Hendricks. Were you?
Eno Sarris
1:07
I've always liked him, but more as a three, so I guess I was wrong. One caveat is that a three can have a one season, so we'll have to see if he can have this plus-plus elite-level command on the glove side next year again. It's rare for a righty to have great command to the glove side, and that can really neutralize a lefty.
JKD
1:07
As hobbled as Harper has been, he still has 49 XBH and a .200 ISO. He's missed a lot more (20% soft contact rate, up from 15% career), but even on that has just been unlucky - .261 BABIP (.317 career). And his hard-hit rate is basically right at his career average. Even this Harper has punished and is capable of punishing a lot of balls out over the plate.
Eno Sarris
1:08
It's like Correa. Correa's had two big injuries that killed momentum during his best stretches. But he's so good he's still been 25% better than the league average. Harper, in a healthy season, will Trout.
CamdenWarehouse
1:08
Frank Liriano? Is this actually a thing? I thought the days of giving Hispanic players anglo nick names was over.
Eno Sarris
1:09
Oh is it offensive or old-school? I always liked calling Eduardo Rodriguez "Ed." No idea that was a thing once.
Socrates
1:09
Eno, first of all thank you so much for your writing. As an A's fan it is an absolute blessing that we have you since the rest of the sports world ignores us. Do you see Oakland getting better next year with it's youth movement underway?
Eno Sarris
1:09
yes. Rotation has some really nice pieces that are ready to go, and the infield is looking nice. Just need to find a couple outfielders.
tommylasagna, sr.
1:09
my wife's in st. louis visiting her ex, what beer should she try?
Eno Sarris
1:10
Urban Chestnut Shnicklefritz or anything from 4Hands and the real question is what are YOU drinking.
The Mitt
1:10
Best pitcher on the planet pitches 75% of a season, serious Cy candidate. Best player on the planet on a bad team will probably lose MVP (again) to a lesser performer on a contender. Thanks a lot, the word "valuable."
The Oriole Bird
1:10
Hey Eno, remember when I told you Adam Jones was a really interesting dude, and probably much smarter than people realize? I said, hey why don't you interview him? Maybe you should heed my advice more often, dontchathink?
Eno Sarris
1:11
Oh it's not a question of want. I don't get all the players I want. That would be amazing.
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