Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Frankie Fast Hands
1:11
I enjoyed your thoughts on the home run spike in the ESPN roundtable. Even though the change started second half last year, shouldn't the top HR hitters have higher totals with a juiced ball? Seems we are going to have about the same amount of hitters above 40. Also, has there been any evidence that the HR spike has increased fan interest?
Eno Sarris
1:12
Yeah what I don't get is why we don't have a 60+ guy this year. Maybe steroids really did slant towards the hitter, and pitching is 'relatively' better in this era, but the ball has evened the playing field a bit?
Fangraphic Artist
1:12
Have you ever had a bad beer made by Foothills (Winson-Salem, NC)? I haven't yet....
Eno Sarris
1:12
Yes, they are pretty good across the board even if I don't remember a standout.
shaemoose
1:12
Is Schimpf an Uggla type guy, or different
Eno Sarris
1:12
Similar, I think.
Zach
1:13
Perhaps I'm very biased as a Pirates fan, but it seems like despite the setback this year, they still have an incredibly strong internal infrastructure in place. That said, they still need to do some serious heavy lifting this offseason to contend with the Cubs. If you were their GM, what would you be emphasizing this off-season?
Eno Sarris
1:13
Same thing they always do. Find something cheap that helps the team. They have good players. They'll be good again soon.
Joe
1:13
Just want to make you aware of an instance in last nights Pirates/Cubs game where Hurdle stopped play to raise a point to the umpires that because of the way Zobrist and Rizzo were playing an aggressive bunt shift, that Zobrist should technically be classified the first baseman and therefore, Rizzo cannot where a first base glove and was officially scored as the 2B (the play resulted in a bunt that Rizzo tossed to Zobrist and a 4-3 scoring)

I can think of no better way to get the youngsters into baseball than nitty gritty rulebook chicanery!
Eno Sarris
1:14
That's pretty amazing. Why kill the shift when there are moments like this that can lead to a half hour of interesting conversation with your child???
Tony
1:15
Donaldson, Kershaw or Stanton to keep over the next 3 years? No significant needs basis.
Eno Sarris
1:15
Kershaw.
Sonny
1:15
Mike Matheny=Ryan Locthe? How hard is it to fail in the world as a beautiful and athletically gifted moron?
Eno Sarris
1:15
I've got a manager evaluation piece coming, because I have a vote for AL manager of the year, and WHOOF on Matheny. Bottom on all fronts.
2-D
1:16
Have you seen the Grateful Dead with John Mayer in the lineup? I've heard good things.
Eno Sarris
1:16
Jake Peavy played some for me in the clubhouse and we agreed that he sounded really good but also a little rehearsed. As he relaxes, could really nail it.
STiVo
1:16
Did you see the recent Slate article on saber vs. mainstream media? There was a great part in which Neyer admits that he blasted Tim McCarver at the time (15ish years ago, I think) for talking about how important it was for catchers to turn borderline pitches into strikes. Neyer basically said "woops." Pretty funny. And the piece is breezy and balanced--won't take long to read.
Eno Sarris
1:17
I did like it. I don't think we have to kill people for being wrong if they are obviously interested in asking questions. But I feel like every part of my knowledge about baseball could be wrong, and the only thing that really annoys me from an analyst is being super sure about the way they see things. Just wait two years.
1:18
Nelson
1:18
Any thoughts on half acre Daisy cutter?
Eno Sarris
1:18
All day. Any day.
twinmh
1:18
Every question about Gray I'm asking, which one? How do you read the minds of your audience?
Eno Sarris
Matt
1:19
Khris Davis and Marcus Semien have combined for 4.8 WAR this season. All A's position players (including Davis and Semien) have combined for 4.7 WAR this year. That is all.
Eno Sarris
1:19
Wow. And Healy has 1.5 so that's a lot of muck from the rest. Still, Healy, Semien, Davis, that's a 3/4/5 and one of them plays an important position. They just have to get not terrible at the other spots.
jayster7
1:19
You're a free agent beer drinker. Ignoring all other facets of your life except for beer, which city do you want to sign with if that's the only city you can drink beer in going forward?
Eno Sarris
1:20
Could be Boston actually. Though I love sours... and San Diego keeps pushing the envelope. Might be there.
Broseph
1:20
Sir, for tomorrow, do I trust Pineda, Rich Hill and/or Bumgarner in a Roto? Thanks!
Eno Sarris
1:20
Mabye, yes yes.
Art Vandelay
1:21
I mean, I don't have a problem with it (though I can see why people might) but Twins fans have called him Frankie for 10 years.
tommylasagna, sr.
1:21
how many shrimp jokes can a guy like schimpf handle before he snaps?
CamdenWarehouse
1:22
Bob Clemente
Bill
1:22
As many pointed out in Sullivan's articles, a juiced ball wouldn't help the top HR hitters equally, because the marginal utility of added flyball distance is not the same for all hitters. A guy with warning track power will see a lot more homers with a juiced ball than a guy like Stanton. An extra 10 feet doesn't matter if the ball is already well over the fence already.
A cat
1:22
Went to Costco, turned into the beer aisle, first glance was all pumpkin. Went home, drank some wine.
Eno Sarris
1:23
You did well.
Okay guys, the sick little dude is going nuts. I gotta go. It's been real.
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