Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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12:17
Headed to NH and Portland, Maine next week.....what breweries should I visit? Oh, and I bought your beer/stadium book. Nicely done!
Eno Sarris
12:19
Thanks! Allagash in Portland, but also Maine Beer Co and also Bissell Brothers with the bros actually having the best IPAs maybe (!). NH I don't know as much about. Maybe Portsmouth Brewery?
I'm 80 Grade
12:19
What do you think the market is for Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson? Should the Mets trade both?
Eno Sarris
12:20
Just said before chat started that if they trade one, maybe it should be Granderson. I liked that deal going in, but he's seven years older than Bruce and everyone seems more interested in Granderson. I'd make Bruce my OF4/DH/PH if he didn't get me much back.
Xolo
12:20
How is the new international spending caps gonna work? Can teams offer $5M AAV or a $5M total contract? And if it's total contract, can players sign just one year deals?
Eno Sarris
12:20
I guess it'll all be a signing bonus to get them in the system, and then they're a regular arb case when they get up.
Bud Selig
12:21
The new CBA seems like something that I would design, the international cap won't help small markets just hurt signees, and the compensation changes will just encourage bigger markets to hand out bad contracts to aging players. Why can't MLB and Manfred do better?
Eno Sarris
12:21
Yup.
Blaine
12:21
Do you expect Coppy to make a few more trades this offseason in effort to improve our 2017 outlook for the new park?
Eno Sarris
12:21
Yes.
Kerry
12:21
Chatty chat chat time! Ok so thoughts on the "best record" home field advantage happening so fast? I know was inevitable, but did you see Anthony Castrovince tweet pointing pointing out Cubs v. Indians record vs sub .500 teams? Indians beat more winning teams than Cubs
Eno Sarris
12:22
I'm happy for it. One game is random enough, we don't need one game that's half-assedly played in the middle of summer determining anything about the World Series.
tommylasagna, esq.
12:22
"get out of my dreams and into my car" is the best pickup line i've never used
Eno Sarris
12:23
Vince
12:23
Would Acuna, Wisler, and Minter be enough to acquire McCutchen for Atlanta?
Eno Sarris
12:23
No
Snowflake
12:23
What's the difference between Segura and Villar? Everyone seems to expect Villar to repeat, but you sounded down on Segura on the pod. Is it just the move to Seattle?
Eno Sarris
12:23
I think Villar will regress on Ks and Segura will regress on power and both will be useful average/above-average regulars at tough positions!
Roadhog
12:24
What do the A's offer for Billy Hamilton?
Eno Sarris
12:24
I'm pretty sure the Reds still want pitching.
Roadhog
12:24
Billy Hamilton seems like what the A's were hoping Burns would pan into. Are they trying to get him?
Eno Sarris
12:24
Man Burns really looked like he was it for a second too.
Tani Cantil-Sakauye
12:24
My brother wants to learn about advanced stats, but isn't a "math-guy" any recommendations on a book I can get him for the hollidays?
Eno Sarris
12:25
Best opener is always The Book by Tom Tango.
CamdenWarehouse
12:25
When should Christmas lights go up?
Eno Sarris
12:25
If you got kids, it'll be on the early end, I've discovered. We put them up the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Pat
12:26
Brandon Drury looks very close to a right handed Michael Conforto, lots of oppo pop, what are your thoughts? If he can find 500 ABs, can he .280 with 20 bombs?
Eno Sarris
12:26
A few too many ground balls. Will have to lift the ball more to get to 20.
Jon
12:26
Should a team still perceive McCutcheon as a premium player? One bad year, but it was really bad. Do you think its a blip for him or did he fall off a cliff? Any comps?
Eno Sarris
12:27
He's just getting older. Exit velo was down this past year, he dealt with injuries that sapped his power, his defense is in a three-year decline, was bad on the basepaths. He can bounce back maybe, with better health, but he's just post-peak.
Andrew
12:27
Is it worth going to the Winter Meetings just to hang out in the lobby and/or hotel bar? I’m not a job-seeking or media member or anything – just an interested fan from the local area.
Eno Sarris
12:28
It's pretty decent actually, especially if you don't have that desperation of needing a job. I love the bar scene. Drank with Bochy one year, and you often end up just talking with someone with a really interesting job.
Erik
12:28
How do you think we were used as part if the negotiation? I would think that in particular the negative reaction to the 26th man could have been what whoever leaked that wanted so that they had more leverage to oppose it. Do you think that is what happened?
Eno Sarris
12:29
We are always being used by these leaks. Testing the waters, but also leaking things that aren't on the table yet as a warning sign. The lockout thing, I'm guessing they didn't say anything about a lockout directly to the other side. They used writers instead.
Andrew
12:29
Conforto to the Reds for Hamilton + bullpen arm. Thoughts?
Eno Sarris
12:29
That would make me a little sad for the Mets. I know Hamilton has his strengths, but I feel like Lagares can put up plus defense again.
Jeb
12:30
When McCutchen gets traded, does Meadows start for Pirates right out of Spring Training? How good can Meadows be?
Eno Sarris
12:30
There's actually a decent glut of corner outfielders on the market. They could sign someone like Angel Pagan and go with Adam Frazier and Angel Pagan in a corner, and let Meadows play his way onto the team.
JimLindeman15
12:31
By all accounts Lynn will be ready, and let's assume (haha) that Garcia is healthy. Do you stick Garcia in the pen and Reyes in the rotation to start? Matheny is the skipper, so it's not necessarily going to sort itself out.
Eno Sarris
12:31
I stick Garcia in the pen, yes. Reyes has the ace like upside.
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