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Eno Sarris
12:48
Gurriel at first base is my guess.
Mark
12:48
Disagree. Start with the heavy hitters while you can still taste. Move to weird/experimental stuff later because often they are bad and you won't want to remember them.
Eno Sarris
12:48
Is the the thought. Plus, if the really good stuff kicks early, you really have no choice.
JT
12:49
Who are a couple three good guys to sell off (even a year early) in dynasties? No one wants to be stuck holding Tex or CC or A-Rod when the music stops.
Eno Sarris
12:51
Pedroia, Hanley (too late?), Adrian Gonzo (too late?), Ian Kinsler, Joey Votto (too early?)
Red Warrior
12:51
needs LUDES badly
klof
12:51
Over/under on benches cleared in the TEX-TOR series?
Jimi
12:52
The marlins plans should probably be evacuating Florida at the moment.
Eno Sarris
12:52
Phew, just barely managed that one, people.
Ampersand
12:52
Somehow some of the Fortunate Islands with Grapefruit Zest made its way to DC. How excited should I be?
Eno Sarris
12:52
I'm a big fan.
ottoneu
12:53
But the whole "win or go home" is the best part. I think it is good to put the Wild Card teams through that. Win your division and you get to play in a full series. Playoffs are already long enough.
Eno Sarris
12:53
That's true, about the length of the playoff. It just seems so... un-baseball-like.
Trevor
12:53
May be in the wrong place for this question, but - I won my Yahoo league and wound up being placed in this Contest of Champions thing they have, which looks like a daily fantasy tournament of sorts. As someone who has never done daily before, what's my approach here?
Eno Sarris
12:55
my DFS 101, quick: if there are two pitcher slots, get one stud, and then find the cheap pitching matchup you like. Look for a couple cheapish righty middle infielders (shortstops) facing a lefty that doesn't scare you as much as other pitchers. Ditto on catcher, as cheap as possible. Spend your money on 1b/OF/3b, with platoon advantage and in a hot/good park if possible.
The Boat
12:55
Does Cashner get a SP job, or is he forced into the pen? I think he'd be good there.
Eno Sarris
12:56
His secondary stuff is not great, but he'll definitely get one more chance at starting is my guess.
Socrates
12:56
Have you ever met Valencia in the clubhouse? Thoughts on this whole DFA thing? Seems absurd to me given his production.
Eno Sarris
12:58
I understand the stuff against Butler a bit more, he's definitely like a meddling uncle that everyone rolls their eyes at. Valencia seems garden variety young jock type. But there's stuff I don't know, apparently, and I guess people don't love him. It's not good to punch the meddling uncle either way.
Nelson
12:58
Is pitching 2 days in a row pitching on no days rest, or on 1 days rest?
Eno Sarris
12:58
No days.
Zonk
12:58
Manfred is apparently wrapping up his investigation of the Cardinals hack thing. I would anticipate hardly any punishment, based on Mozielak's denials of knowledge, and Correa being in jail. What do you think?
Eno Sarris
12:59
It'll be weird that baseball's internal punishment will be a slap on the wrist for a thing that put someone in jail, but that's my guess too.
Sam Dyson
12:59
Last 5 years, 5 different Saves leaders...have you ever do a write up of how the closer positions carries over the off-season?
Eno Sarris
1:00
I've done a few pieces over the years, and the summary is that about one-third of the closer population loses their job in a given year, and that very few things predict closer change, and that velocity and strikeout rate are right behind usage as the only (light) predictors. Bad teams get save chances, but runs scored and good bullpens create more save chances.
Guest
1:01
During Reed'sinning, there were three or four missed strike calls. I was livid(a Mets fans). My Phillies friends were taunting me saying that's in Rene Rivera, not the UMP. What say you? Umps fault or rivera?
Eno Sarris
1:01
He stabbed one, but Belt took two pitches that were strikes, I thought, and I don't think Rivera's technique was terrible.
Nick
1:02
Was Cueto getting loose last night? I know I saw Romo in the bullpen, but was Boch potentially going to put Cueto in there at one point? I wonder what Buck thinks about that. I also wonder if Bochy is the greatest manager ever.
Eno Sarris
1:02
Samardzija on roster too... I think he was probably just stretching.
Dan
1:02
I'm breaking my beer diet this weekend. What is a beer I can get at Bevmo that will make this worth it?
Eno Sarris
1:02
Enjoy By Tangerine is out.
mike sixel
1:02
last week was the worst beer chat since I started tracking them....if you were visiting Boston and NH, where would you go?
Eno Sarris
1:03
Trillium, Night Shift, Jack's Abby mostly.
Johnny5Alive
1:03
Im not even upset about the mets, does that make me a bad fan?
Eno Sarris
1:04
Given the season they had, it was an okay outcome. I mean, everyone got hurt.
Ember
1:05
How do you think Villar will do next year?
Eno Sarris
1:06
I think he could hit .270 with 10 homers and 40 SB. Still pretty dang good.
Bases on Balks
1:06
What happened to the Giants in the second half? Their Run Differential was positive, but their record was terrible.
Eno Sarris
1:06
Belt, Posey, Crawford all went in the tank. Belt and Crawford had been playing above projections so you could call it regression, but all three went into the tank at the same time.
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