Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eric
1:05
I know this is late, but what were your thoughts on the beer scene in Toronto? I know a couple years ago you said you didn't have much experience with Canadian micro. Thoughts on Steamwhisle, Boneshaker and the like?
Eno Sarris
1:07
Boneshaker was aight, but almost old-school West Coast IPA style. I liked Collective Arts and Bellwoods best. Bench had a good session, and Redline Clutch was a good NEIPA. I think it's on the cusp of better, and can blame the government for taking a while, because those conglomerate beer stores are awful.
Matt Damon
1:07
MATT. DAMON.
Eno Sarris
1:07
Guest
1:07
I rarely watch west coast games -- are the giants always so dour, and why?
Eno Sarris
1:08
I say this lovingly -- they're red-asses. They are veteran competers that are up on the railing, and they don't act out because their leaders don't act out. At least not in celebratory fashion.
Dominik
1:08
regarding baez strikeout cutting: I think it was a "good" and sign that he had so bad plate discipline. not ideal of course but it is easier to fix swinging at pitches in the dirt than it is for a patient hitter who is missing fastballs over the plate to improve his contact.
Eno Sarris
1:09
Argument for looking at in-zone contact rate! He's still below average there, but not atrocious.
Mark
1:09
Luckily Glenallen Hill isn't still around to play for / against the spiders.

http://bluejayhunter.com/2012/08/flashback-friday-glenallen-hills-freak.html
Beaucoup Bucks
1:09
Depending on your skin color, you can't wear blue Dodger caps in some of the worse parts of LA.
Eno Sarris
1:09
Interesting.
Matt
1:10
Before TOR banned cans for the postseason, I had sent them an alternate idea of just fixing a small explosive device to the bottom of each can. This way, any can that is thrown on the field could effectively be "shot" out of the sky. Problem solved. They never wrote me back.
Referee Vogt
1:11
Outside of me, who in the Oakland clubhouse have you noticed to be a leader?
Eno Sarris
1:12
Jed Lowrie talks to everyone and is a steady guy who's been in and out of that clubhouse. Sean Doolittle is a veteran now, and people like him. Hard to be a leader when the roster changes so much year to year.
BK
1:12
Surprised to not see Chicago on the list for Trout
Eno Sarris
1:12
If they take hitters, sure, but Chicago isn't going to trade pitchers.
Dodge Ball
1:12
No way Angels would ever trade Trout to Dodgers ... Moreno still wants that market share (though that window's pretty much slammed shut now)
Eno Sarris
1:12
Good point. And he's a meddling owner.
Buck Showalter
1:13
Tell me I'm pretty?
Eno Sarris
1:13
You're a very good manager, excellent manager. You made a very bad decision, terrible decision.
The Decedent Moose
1:13
I play in a "simulation" keep forever league (based in Diamond Mind Baseball. If I'm putting together an evaluation for rookie pitchers, what am I looking at? I've got KPU-BB%, Exit Velo, KATOH and some scouting reports. Do I need spin rates and movement stats?
Eno Sarris
1:14
I think you have to change PU to PU/PA to include it in KPU-BB, that's a mistake I made. spin rate for FB and CB, sure, but I'm not sure for every pitch, and for some pitches lower is better. In order to put movement in, you'd have to define it off their primary fastball.
Merv Throneski
1:14
Devenski!
Eno Sarris
1:15
Love the change. Started trusting the breaking balls more. I do like him despite the funky mechanics.
EvanC
1:15
Which potential HOF pitcher who struggled in 2016 do you think has the better chance of posting a 5+ WAR season in 2017: Felix Hernandez or Zack Greinke?
Eno Sarris
1:15
Greinke has more of his velocity.
Wolfff
1:17
Pabst Blue Ribbon has gone over a century since being heralded the nation's best in Chicago. Yet its newfound hipster credibility has generated a buzz loud enough for some pundits to choose it over newer, more modern recipes. Could PBR ever don again another blue ribbon?
Eno Sarris
1:17
It's in the easiest category according to me. You could put most lagers next to each other and I'd only be able to pick out the liquid hangovers.
Terrible Ted
1:17
Look at how far the invention of cheese has come!
"You can't sneak cheese by a rat!" - Reynolds talking about Utley
Moltar
1:18
Dahl or Bregman at the minimum keeper price in an H2H?
Eno Sarris
1:19
The deeper the league, more likely Bregman for his positional value. The shallower the league, Dahl's counting stat trumps. 12-teamer? Dahl, despite the more Ks going forward.
Matt
1:19
2014 Fantasy season (dynasty league) saw my team with a great offense and terrible pitching. Along with some other small moves, I called up Stroman, Traded Abreu for Greinke, picked up an injured Waino before end of 2015 (so to have him at a lower-than-auction salary), and traded for Corbin. I'm sure you can tell how that turned out....I want to target Bumgarner in a trade this offseason, but afraid I'm just doing more of the same. Thoughts?
Eno Sarris
1:20
Getting him with pitching depth is an okay idea, he's probably fairly immune to this juiced ball problem. And if you get him with pitching depth, you can buy pitching quantity to get some lotto tickets on this team.
Doolitte's Lost Unicorn
1:20
Manaea or Cotton?
Eno Sarris
1:21
Cotton for me. The cutter is better than Manaea's slider. Right now.
Guest
1:21
I swung by Cellarmaker and Fieldwork on a recent Bay Area trip. Fieldwork = aces; Cellarmaker = pretty disappointing.
Eno Sarris
1:21
Cellarmaker can get a little one-note sometimes, it's all hazy grassy IPAs, Fieldwork is great across the board. Mostly.
Guest
1:22
oh and sante adairius = met expectations
Eno Sarris
1:22
Amazing stuff.
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