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Eno Sarris
1:14
dedicated to days with no baseball:
Bork
12:01
Hello, friend!
Eno Sarris
12:01
YOLO
Michelle
12:02
Any predictions for tonight's game?
Eno Sarris
12:02
Scherzer is nails, LA cobbles together six or seven good innings between Hill and Urias to stay with them in a low scoring game, and the game is decided in the seventh.
Fairly specific...
Bork
12:02
You mentioned Marco Estrada's fastball being really good in his own way. Is it because of his changeup?
Eno Sarris
12:03
That and the fact that it has 13 inches of ride, and nine inches is average, making it the ridingest pitch in the game. Shows up four inches above where you think it will.
Buck Saltwater
12:03
Is Tyler Naquin this years version of Chris Colabello? (not the PED part, but the BABIP luck part)
Eno Sarris
12:04
He made a real adjustment, so there's a chance he's more Daniel Murphy, since he focused on attacking fastballs and pulling fly balls and straightened up a bit.
Truth is between. He's decent, and he may have more power than we thought he would.
Michael
12:04
Do the Yankees include one of Mateo or Torres this winter in a trade for a starting pitcher? They already have Gregarious at short and only one will be their future second basemen. Or do they keep both and try Mateo in the outfield?
Eno Sarris
12:05
The problem with looking for starting pitching this offseason is that you won't be able to get it on the free agency market. Maybe they could sign a hitter and trade a prospect hitter, that would be interesting... they should have a bit of money?
Jones
12:05
Wouldn't it make sense for Atlanta to trade Ender for a nice package and insert Mallex in CF?
Eno Sarris
12:06
They will trade this offseason, I'm sure of it. I think it will be a for a pitcher, personally, and it may be more of a consolidation towards finding a young cost controlled pitcher to pair with Teheran, but I'm not sure about all of that.
Erik
12:06
SIERRA has Kershaw as a 32 points better pitcher in the playoffs than in the regular season, over his career. xFIP has Bumgarner 32 points worse in the playoffs than in the regular season. Is it safe to say that the narratives surrounding the two of them in the playoffs are total nonsense?
Eno Sarris
12:07
I looked into Bumgarner, and he's actually fairly different as a pitcher in the postseason. More high fastballs, more ride on the fastball, more velocity, and more fly balls. But yeah, there's luck there, because his HR/FB before the Arrieta homer was 6% and that's not sustainable.
Kevin
12:07
If the Braves were willing to pay most of Kemp's salary over next 3 years, essentially making him like a 4-5 mil a year guy for an AL team, could they get a good prospect?
Eno Sarris
12:08
I don't think people are trading good pieces for DH types these days. Mike Montgomery is about the best you could go for, and even then, Vogelbach has more years of control, and is cheaper, if less established.
CamdenWarehouse
12:08
With the defensive value Baez has been providing at second, should the Cubs make him the full time starter there next year? Will they?
Eno Sarris
12:09
It's difficult with Schwarber coming back. If you play both Contreras and Schwarber, you're probably playing Schwarber in the outfield, meaning Zobrist needs to return to second, or push Heyward to center. If Heyward plays center, then you can start Baez, but what sort of outfield defense is that?
Erik
12:09
Is being able to throw deep into games more, less, or equally valuable in the postseason?
Eno Sarris
12:10
Less. Third time through the order is worse for everyone, and bullpens used more often and earlier in the playoffs.
Minty
12:10
On the last podcast you discussed Beni possibly going 20/12 next year. Do you anticipate those being about peak, but with a great OBP and a ton of doubles?
Eno Sarris
12:10
If I'm talking next year on a guy, I'm not talking peak. Peak Beni is like .300/30/10 or something. He's nasty good.
Logan
12:10
Do you see Snitker as a pure place holder?
Eno Sarris
12:11
You have to hire a guy you can fire to keep your job, so it's very likely this FO gets to hire another manager before they're good.
Modest Fagersbomb
12:11
I asked you about left-handed pitchers a couple weeks ago, suggesting that the prizing of left-handedness in pitchers is illogical. Since righties have the platoon advantage more often, it's better to be a righty, right? You answered that "There are fewer lefties, so getting a good one is still a prize", but that's exactly the point I'm getting at: it's illogical to prize a quality just because it's rare, if it's not actually a good quality. Wouldn't Kershaw or Lester or Hill be even more effective if they were right-handed?
Eno Sarris
12:13
Hitters see lefties less often, and it's harder to get comfortable against someone you see less often, so there's some value inherently in being rare. But I do think there is something to what you're saying. The Indians obviously didn't care to make sure they got a lefty, even if Josh Tomlin will forever be a lefty to me.
botchatheny
12:13
is this against the rules?
Eno Sarris
12:13
Yes but nobody cares until the postseason or a big late season game.
Pat
12:13
Have you ever used the phrase "I got a turtle head poking out"
Michelle
12:13
On a more dramatic note, how do I find joy in life after a week of vomiting, nausea, and dizziness? Appreciate your health!
Boy Jorge Soler
12:14
Tell me I'm pretty
Eno Sarris
12:14
you guys are the baseball players of interludes.
CamdenWarehouse
12:14
Can Carson do a crowd sourcing of the best and worst names for home runs?
Eno Sarris
12:15
Gotta go with jacking dongers.
Sean
12:16
Cut one of Urias, Joc, Schwarber, and Benintendi. Dynasty
Eno Sarris
12:17
Absolutely need to know the settings. Although maybe not. It's between Schwarber and Joc for me, and they're similar guys with strikeouts and walks and power. The fact that Joc got platooned so hard makes him the dropper for me, even though his per PA production was really nice.
Tim
12:18
Eno! So August totally shot me down with this, but I'm an idiot and you're the pitching expert, so I'm taking another shot - do you think there's any potential strategy to be formed around a pitcher (usually) getting the free strike on a 3-0 count? You throw junk balls and then one down the pipe, so you're getting to 3-1 without much stress on the arm. Then just need two (admittedly incredible) pitches to get the guy out. Brilliant, right!?
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