Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Shifty
12:16
Please confirm the absurdity of this trade. 20-team dyanasty rosters, diamond-mind simulation league. Clayton Kershaw traded for Salvador Perez and Jason Grilli. There was a call for the trade to be vetoed, but it ultimately went through.
Eno Sarris
12:16
Oh man I don't veto but I'd veto that.
Keith
12:16
Does Wieters for 3 years 33 mil sound like a good fit for the Braves? Georgia connection, and Markakis?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Not terrible if they like his health.
Guest
12:17
what's with the consensus that gonzalez was safe? there's a clear moment where his hand descends to touch the plate, and that moment comes after he took contreras's glove to the face.
Eno Sarris
12:17
Player advocated for himself with a misleading picture afterwards I guess.
Mike
12:18
Visiting Orange County (Newport Beach Area) this weekend... Any breweries/beer types you'd recommend?
Eno Sarris
12:20
The Bruery in Placentia, Haven Gastropub for burgers and beers in Orange, Bottle Logic and Noble Beer works in Anaheim, Native Son in Santa Ana, Beachwood and El Segundo in El Segundo.
joedcamp
12:20
Will you be attending the SABR analytics conference in March? If so, a meet up?
Eno Sarris
12:20
I will try! I had a ton of fun on the panel last year with Dallas Braden and Aaron Boone.
v2micca
12:21
Which prospect this coming year has the greatest chance to cause a Kris Bryant style controversy when the team starts him in AAA in a blatant move to gain an extra year of control?
Eno Sarris
12:22
J.P. Crawford? There's no other top 20 guy that either doesn't have some service time or is super close.
Stevo
12:22
Do you see Arodys Vizcaino bouncing back?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Just always going to be injured.
Tommy Lasordid
12:23
Thoughts on Maeda starting tonight? Does it matter whether its Maeda/Kershaw or Kershaw/Maeda?
Eno Sarris
12:23
I think I'd give Kershaw more rest and start Maeda at home.
12:24
I do know that pitching Kershaw first would allow for Kershaw to possibly relieve in Game Seven, which is interesting. There has to have been a conversation with the pitcher about this that we aren't privvy to.
HappyFunBall
12:24
So when you sign a FA reliever, you tell him "We're paying you almost closer $$$ to pitch 120 IP anytime between 5 and 9 we think that you're needed"... Arb only matters for guys you've grown yourself, and once there's precedent arbwill take care of itself
Eno Sarris
12:25
Arb takes forever to change. They're just now rewarding holds! If you start doing it some in the minor leagues, they'll be used to it at least.
Wakawaka
12:25
So, I've been looking at some of the Pitch FX data from the AFL on MLBfarm, and trying to compare it to the Pitch FX data reported by Brooks and on the Baseball Prospectus Pitch FX leaderboards ... and clearly there is some adjustment being made by Brooks and BP that is not being made by MLBfarm. For instance, some of the vertical movement averages for four-seamers on MLBfarm are in excess of 15", which is about 3" more than Chris Young's four-seamer, according to Brooks and BP. Can you explain the discrepancy, here?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I know for one that Brooks uses a different starting point, but I also know they clean up the data more than anyone.
Monsignor Martinez
12:25
Do you think there's a huge advantage to Merritt having NOT pitched much in the majors, by limiting the scouting report?
Eno Sarris
12:25
I think there's always a novelty effect, yes.
Bork
12:26
Think Bautista takes the QO? It's probably his last chance at getting a 3+ year contract this off-season but there's no way he gets $17m/season.
Eno Sarris
12:26
I don't think he takes the QO, but I do think it's more likely he comes back than Edwin.
RaysFan#1
12:26
Archer to the Braves for Albies, Newcomb, and Allard? Would they do it?
Eno Sarris
12:26
I think they might. I think they're looking for a deal like this.
Slew
12:26
If the projection system liked the Dodgers over the Cubs because of Kershaw/Hill, it doesn't seem too outlandish to me that the Indians would be heavy dogs - It's Kluber plus a bunch of schlubs starting.
Bend It Like Cameron
12:27
I might be moving to Richmond, VA for work. Any word on the beer scene there? Good places to check out (stores, bars, otherwise)? Thanks!
Eno Sarris
12:27
Don't know enough about the place to do bars and stores, but Hardywood is great. Legend Brewing has some interesting pales.
Tommy Lasordid
12:28
Odds of Turner resigning with Dodgers? Jensen?
Eno Sarris
12:28
I think Jansen more than Turner, but I'm not sure. Friedman didn't sign a ton of high profile free agents in Tampa, so all we have to go by is the small sample Dodgers work, which actually probably argues more for Turner, or for neither, and for some bargains in the middle of the market.
Matt
12:29
Cut two back-end keepers in dynasty: Domingo Santana, Kyle Tucker, JP Crawford
Eno Sarris
12:29
Tucker is easy, the next one is super hard. I like Santana, but you can probably get him back in the draft. Keep JP.
Don
12:29
Enooooo
Miketron
12:29
To Eno! King of the Ludes!
Wakawaka
12:29
Where would one find spin rates for Touki Touissaint's curveball and fastball?
Eno Sarris
12:30
I was shown it by Braves Reddit, I think, and I believe they got it from Perfect Game or Baseball America .... unsure actually.
bonk
12:31
Would Yoshio Itoi be a better player next year than Angel Pagan?
Eno Sarris
12:31
He's 34 and could maybe be more Aoki than Pagan, but he might also be super cheap.
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