Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Jaff
12:31
Are the Giants a match for Bruce or Granderson?
Eno Sarris
12:31
Yes.
Snowflake
12:32
You've said you try to avoid drafting $1 guys. I get it, trying to avoid holes in your roster. But it's hard to draft the top guys and not end up having to draft $1 guys. Last year I struck out on a bunch of $5-$10 guys and ended up getting nothing or dropping them. And doing so meant I didn't draft top guys. Looking back I'd rather have spent the $40+ each on Arenado and Goldschmidt for example and try my luck with a bunch $1 guys filling it out. At least you know you're getting the top guys...
Eno Sarris
12:33
Yeah you have to have some dollar guys somewhere, for sure. For me, that's SP 5, 6, RP 3, and Util or OF. Definitely don't want a one dollar catcher or MI though, especially in an only team. Those guys are real woofers.
Reds
12:34
Why would big market teams not spend 39-million over the tax as long as they stay under 40-million. Seems like that's what LA, BOS and NY will do.
Eno Sarris
12:34
Yes.
James
12:34
Do you think that the giants would actually invest in two of the major free agents? The ones that have been tossed around the most have been Melancon/Fowler, but are there any other logical fits for their bullpen and closer holes? The giants have tended to find some bargain pieces lately like Mike Morse or Nori Aoki.
Eno Sarris
12:35
They were so bad in the bullpen, I think they might actually splurge on the closer and get Jansen. Then find a stop-gap to help Mac and Parker along in LF.
Pat
12:35
Looking at Zach Davies, I think there is a little Kyle Hendricks potential given the change-up and groundball profile - do you think Davies could be a sneaky sleeper?
Eno Sarris
12:36
Yeah he's very Hendricks like, except the fastball is even slower and home park is tougher and he doesn't have two changeups.
Carl
12:36
Granderson is 7 years older than Jay Bruce?
Eno Sarris
12:36
Six I guess.
Marty
12:36
Hosmer finished with one of the worst WARs in the game. Do you think he's one of the least valuable players in baseball bc of all the PAs he gets in KC?
Eno Sarris
12:37
I don't think he's a top tier talent. I also don't think the defensive numbers from last year are true talent. He looks fine at first. I think he's a league-average type player. 10% better than league average with the bat, but a first baseman, where that's about average.
BarryBaker
12:38
Is Rob Whalen a number 5 starter for the Mariners of a multiple inning reliever this season?
Eno Sarris
12:38
Sixth starter swing man type.
Will Graham
12:38
Dynasty league with K/9 and innings as categories. Quick thoughts about Chad Green, Tyler Anderson, Junior Guerra, and Tyson Ross?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Guerra easily best. Ross probably second, and though Anderson is interesting, his K9 menas he's last for me.
CamdenWarehouse
12:39
Is it inevitable that the Orioles sign Chris Carter to a 1 year $6 million deal to play LF?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Yeah they're doing that.
joedcamp
12:40
Mitch Haniger seemed intriguing in high minors and last year but you didn't mention as part of Walker deal. You don't have hope?
Eno Sarris
12:40
Oh right, they probably also like Mitch more than projections because he made a swing change and might be a legitimate power threat.
Pliny the Middle Child
12:40
Do you cellar BA stouts or drink them "fresh?"
Eno Sarris
12:41
Try to cellar, and am succeeding with a few Firestone Walkers and KBS right now, because some of them are too 'hot' -- too alcoholy -- at first for me.
Corey Seager
12:41
What do you see in my career crystal ball, barring injuries?
Eno Sarris
12:41
Awesomeness at short and then awesomeness at third.
Ian
12:41
You don't view Ender as a player they keep? 25 years old, 4 years of control, top flight defender in CF, 290 hitter.
Eno Sarris
12:41
I think they want to get a pitcher and he's one of their better pieces to build around.
Olly
12:41
So is Otani gonna have to sign a $5M contract when he comes over?
Eno Sarris
12:41
No, he'll wait until he turns 25 in three years and then sign a monster deal.
Matt
12:42
Dynasty league - would I be overpaying for one year of Goldy if I gave up 1 year of Cruz and Carson Fulmer still in my minor leagues?
Eno Sarris
12:42
No.
Jim
12:42
Trading from depth to address need - Soler and Candelerio for Newcomb and Allard. Who says no?
Eno Sarris
12:42
Braves.
Futures Short
12:43
Amed Rosario or Orlando Arcis - who ends their career with a higher WAR?
Eno Sarris
12:43
Rosario for me.
Marty
12:44
The union members likely see the money going to intl FAs as being taken away from their coffers, when in reality, it's just less money the owners have to spend now meaning it ends up in their bank accounts, and not the MLBPA members'.
Mike
12:44
Polanco 20/20 in 2017?
Eno Sarris
12:44
There on power, but speed?
Youngman
12:44
Is it starting to look like the Braves have lost just about all faith in Matt Wisler, Aaron Blair, Tyrell Jenkins, and John Gant?
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