Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
12:57
He's headier than people give him credit for, headier than I gave him credit for. He told me the first time I interviewed him that he wouldn't consider changing his golf/uppercut swing because it's worked for him so far, so I thought he wouldn't have any more big adjustments in him. But then he made a big change to his swing heat maps the last two years.
Dann
12:57
Re the Cubs OF logjam, also consider the fact that Baez will be forcing Zobrist off 2B quite often, so here in Chicago there's speculation that Schwarber - Heyward - Zobrist will be the typical starting OF, with Almora and Szczur as the primary bench. Soler is the piece to trade for relief pitching that's too expensive for their current team.
Eno Sarris
12:58
Right I knew there was something I was forgetting. And there are some that think that Bryant might get a look in CF to put Baez at third...
Grizzly
12:58
What is a career in baseball like compare to other, well, more 'ordinary' career? Majoring in mathematics and statistics and this idea just flashed in my head.
Eno Sarris
1:00
Tons of fun because there are few that are more invested in their organization/company than those trying to help a team win. Nights toast for most of the year. Lots of travel, so family things get pushed off until you become more established and don't have to travel as much. Cut your career earnings potential in half, probably, unless you were going to be an academic.
Guest
1:00
Soler's not getting back anyone better than a middle reliever tbh.
Eno Sarris
1:00
I don't think that's true. Still great power, and some upside beyond what ended up being a decent season.
E
1:00
What are your favorite lower abv beers that aren’t so, I guess, bold. Basically, if youre going to drink 10 beers, what are you drinking?
Eno Sarris
1:01
Firestone Walker Easy Jack. or Pivo Pils.
JKD
1:01
Seems like the Nationals are really well set up to make a major trade this offseason, with a combination of solid dudes who are cheap but with limited control (Gonzalez, Espinosa), underachieving but high-ceiling tools dude (Taylor), salary dump/bounceback candidate (Zimmerman) and a huge number of live arms at or close to MLB-ready (Lopez, Giolito, Cole, Fedde, Voth), and a huge-ceiling mid-minors dude (Robles). Seems like there's enough there to mix and match for pretty much any of the big-name-might-get-moved guys, no? And with the positional flexibility of Turner and Murphy, they aren't really limited in who, exactly, to target.
Eno Sarris
1:02
Good point. They'll make a trade. Might be a smaller one for a reliever though.
I'd be selling Arodys Vizcaino if I was the Braves, it looks like.
Kolten Wong
1:02
I'm a bust and at best a platoon 2B, aren't I?
Eno Sarris
1:04
Five wins so far, I think that actually takes him out of bust territory by traditional definitions. Sometimes you're not a star, and you're just a useful utility piece with good defense at a few positions, a little patience, and a little pop.
Reginald Denton III
1:04
You're "not sure" *now* you want to work in baseball or you were unsure back then?
Eno Sarris
1:04
Now, and I mean in in baseball, not what I do now.
Mike
1:04
Just graduated with a degree in sports management, having a hell of a time finding a job, prefer something at least close to baseball, any suggestions on where to look?
Eno Sarris
1:05
Minor league ball is fun but pays crap, could try some colleges, or agencies repping players.
Undecided
1:05
Is Andrew Miller the relief version of Randy Johnson?
Eno Sarris
1:06
Certainly looks the part! Well, not literally, like in the facial region.
Sandy A
1:06
Is crickett considered "close to baseball?"
Eno Sarris
1:07
I do know people who have even traveled to Australia to take a job in cricket that used to work in baseball. I would say yes. Similar sport, if you can prove your mettle..
Merv Throneberry
1:08
Rodon a Top 25 starter next year? And who do you like better at the same low price...Suarez or Kang?
Eno Sarris
1:08
Kang. Rodon top 40 at least. I like him, but the 25 gets crowded fast.
Mike
1:08
As a Braves fan, playoffs havent been that exciting recently to me. Usually football/hockey distracts me a bit, but theres something about this playoff that has been really awesome. Maybe its because its not the usual suspects, I dunno.
Eno Sarris
1:09
I think the different strategies we are seeing make it fun too. People are finally acting differently in ways that are obvious on a one-game level.
\m/
1:09
I always thought the saying was "if you can prove you're metal."
Eno Sarris
1:09
ROBOTOLYTICS
Undecided
1:09
Seager-Correa-Lindor: Who are you taking for rest of career?
Eno Sarris
1:09
Easy answer is Lindor because he's liable to stay at the position longest. Correa has my heart for some reason, and he won't let it go.
McClutch
1:10
McCutchen and Pirates' top 3 prospects for Trout and Nolasco -0 who hangs up?
Eno Sarris
1:10
Pirates. They'd lose Cutch's replacement in that deal, and they're all about sustainability.
Jamie
1:11
Eno in that trade TROUT would be Cutch's replacement!
Eno Sarris
1:11
LOL. Good point. Still doesn't seem like the Bucs, and if their best prospects are pitching, pitching was the problem this year, not hitting.
Miketron
1:11
Eno gets a call with only heavy breathing on the other end. Who hangs up?
Eno Sarris
1:12
WHO IS THIS??? WHO IS THIS? PLEASE JUST TELL ME WHO IS THIS
Jack
1:12
If Bumgarner had never signed the extension, and therefore were a free agent this year, what kind of contract would he be likely to get?
Eno Sarris
1:13
Greinke deal?
Erik
1:15
Even though the Cubs should contend for several more years, this will be their best team in that span, right? They're so close to a peak now that it's hard to see them calling up/signing players faster than their current roster will get old/expensive/injured.
Eno Sarris
1:15
Definitely going to get expensive. They're so young, though, that the 'old' in this case means closer to peak!
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