Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
12:17
Sleeping it off. Also, I saw Sabean on my flight home yesterday afternoon, so there's probably a few decision makers en route right now.
Kiermaier's Piercing Blue Eyes
12:17
Chris Archer is unsurprisingly drawing interest, and the Rays' price is predictably high. How does the organization reconcile trading its ace while ostensibly competing for a wild card spot?
Eno Sarris
12:17
They are *always* coming and going at the same time.
Hung Ho Gang
12:18
So will Kang's latest indiscretion impact his playing time at all?
Eno Sarris
12:18
It hasn't yet so
apple jack smith sr
12:18
eno leaving us out to dry smh
Eno Sarris
12:18
Sorry for being late!
Erik
12:19
Two ways to look at the Soler/Davis trade: 1) The fact that Soler was worth only one year of a potentially injury-broken reliever means his value has completely evaporated. 2) The fact that Soler brought back a potentially elite reliever all by himself means he had far more value than we thought. Since both of those sort of make sense, that must mean it's a very fair deal, right?
Eno Sarris
12:20
It's a floor ceiling thing, but it's also just one year of Davis. They could have gotten a few higher ceiling guys that wouldn't help now, but instead their keeping a toe in the water for this year and getting a piece that will help them now and has some ceiling left.
Johnny5Alive
12:20
Look, I know the mets want to dump bruce and not eat money. just suck it up sandy you made a bad deal last year. jesus.
Eno Sarris
12:20
Yes. Just get the $13 million back.
Carl
12:21
Get to any DC Brau?
Eno Sarris
12:22
I was sick and only drank one night, so I had Perpetual IPA from Troegs, Burley Oak's Sour Chicky, and a Lucky 7 Porter from Evolution, which were all good and local. I've had some DC Brau before.
GZA
12:22
Would it make sense for the Rockies to pursue Quintana? Their hitting is stacked, and they always have trouble bringing in pitching. It seems like it would be worth the prospects to give them a top notch starter to go with Gray while the hitters are there.
Eno Sarris
12:22
They are absolutely going to go after a pitcher with an outfielder now.
JKD
12:22
I'll admit - I'm kind of surprised that even reasonably analytically well-versed folks here and among baseball writers, have been panning the Adam Eaton trade by just looking at talent and only off-handedly mentioning Eaton's contract. The contract (on a productive player) is the whole thing! It's the surplus value! That, plus the reality that the Nats need production *now*, that it's not a sure thing they'll get it from the pitchers, that they don't have much place to put it anyways, and that you need to discount future possible (as opposed to probable) production more heavily... it's baffling.
Eno Sarris
12:22
He's not a six win guy, probably. But a three-to-four win guy on a $10m a year contract is great. And Gio and Lopez aren't as good as people think.
Forresg
12:22
Why is Jarrod Dyson's value seemingly so low? 3win player last year & 10.5 over last 4 years as a part timer. Only gonna make around $2 million next year, shouldn't his surplus value theoretically be with more than a Wade Davis, but won't bring anywhere near that back in return?
Eno Sarris
12:23
I think being a part timer has helped him smooth out some issues, he might be more exposed as a starter. Also, he's over 30.
NutButters
12:23
I will be monitoring the performance of this chat based upon the roy ayers youtube view count.
Eno Sarris
12:23
You take what you want from this chat. Some come for the ludes, some for the music, some for the beer, some for the fantasy, and then a couple for the real baseball.
Shane
12:24
Should we be concerned about Sale's drop in velocity this past year?
Eno Sarris
12:24
I actually talked to someone inside baseball about that. They said that Sale saw Verlander's struggles and saw that injury risk goes up with velocity, so he purposefuly started pitching at a lower velocity so that he would be good for longer.
Maxamuz
12:24
Mitch Moreland is the Red Sox starting 1B. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Eno Sarris
12:25
Eh, it's not so straight forward. Hanley will play there, Moreland will sit some, there's offseason left.
Erik
12:25
I had thought the Phillies might be players for some of the higher-reward bounceback candidates (like Carlos Gomez), given that they have so much money to spend. So far, all they've gotten is Joaquin Benoit. Who would be the biggest bounceback candidates left on the market? And do you see the Phillies going for them?
Eno Sarris
12:25
They'll get the outfielder that's left without a seat when the music ends.
Always Underdogs
12:25
was the EE to the Indians talk happening at all in person at the meetings or only alive on CLE twitter? Do Indians need a blockbuster signing to repeat as AL champs or are they good to go w perhaps Napoli back? (Sick of hearing that Bo Socks now faves)
Eno Sarris
12:25
There was some talk about it. Maybe they'll spend, but I'll believe it when I see it.
JBJ
12:26
Carrasco or Verlander in a pts league next year
Eno Sarris
12:26
Verlander!
Johnny5Alive
12:26
Also, what do the mets do? Given they are built around injured pitching and old position players... their window is closing. its already almost impossible to compete with the cubs, nats and dodgers, but the mets are a 1B, 3B, CF, C, and BP short of being good. If the only move they make is to sign cespedes, its almost a move that wasnt worth making
Eno Sarris
12:26
They should spend on something. A reliever probably. Maybe get Ziegler. Get a real damn center fielder.
Watty
12:26
I recently saw you interviewed by Brian Kenny on MLB Network. Many years ago, BK used to work at a regional cable network near where I grew up and interviewed my dad (a high school coach) quite often. By the transitive property, are you now my dad? Should I tip my cap and call you my daddy?
Eno Sarris
12:26
Welp.
12:27
Kenny's a good dude. Don't give him too much crap for being bombastic. That's the nature of media.
Asabin
12:27
If you could devote three months to researching one subject for fangraphs, what would it be?
Eno Sarris
12:27
Finish that expected swinging strike / spin tunneling thing I've been working on forever.
Miky
12:27
Hi Eno! What's the minimum velocity a pitcher can throw at and still succeed? Assuming he has a full repertoire of pitches and commands everything. 85? 80 even? Thanks!
Eno Sarris
12:27
87 I think. I know Weaver did it last year with less, but I doubt that's a sustainable thing.
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