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12:17
FanGraphs Depth Charts, ZiPS and Steamer all project nearly identical 2017 WAR for rookie outfielders Andrew Benintendi of Boston and Mitch Haniger of Seattle. Does the 3 1/2-year age difference explain the contrasting hype for each hitter?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Shape of the production also. Not sure I agree that Benintendi is a -6 outfielder.
Jerry
12:18
Would you rather have Paxton or Felix this year (real, fantasy, whatever)?
Eno Sarris
12:18
Paxton.
Craiggers
12:18
Thoughts on the Myers extension?
Eno Sarris
12:18
Seems a bit much, would've liked to have seen another healthy season in there.
SouthSider
12:18
Why is David Robertson not being moved? SF and Nats definitely need closers, could net some good prospects for ChiSox.
Eno Sarris
12:19
Maybe Chicago didn't like the offers and is hoping that a team will give up a bevy of young guys at the deadline once they know they're headed to the postseason?
Tommy Tutone
12:20
Eno! In a dynasty league would you trade Eloy Jimenez to get Michael Fulmer?
Eno Sarris
12:20
If you're competitive? I might want another veteran piece back, but the basic structure is fine for me. Eloy is probably not Jorge Soler but he's also not NOT Jorge Soler.
Wyatt
12:21
Best player to be forced to sign a minor league contract this offseason?
Eno Sarris
12:21
Chris Carter, it looks like.
Hannah Hochevar
12:21
Who am I rooting for the Orioles to sign at this point? (Need to replace my Michael Saunders shrine, which was already sort of crappy.)
Eno Sarris
12:22
Luis Valbuena?
SouthSider
12:22
Well SF has Melancon but their bullpen was no bueno last year. could still use Robertson as set up.
Eno Sarris
12:22
And SF probably wasn't going to give up anything real nice until they see if they more in WC or divisional mix.
Marc
12:22
Eno, how (if at all) does release point affect spin rate? e.g. if all else was held equal, would an overhand release cause spin more than a sidearm release?
Eno Sarris
12:23
Spin is the same, depends on something innate. However, you harvest the spin differently. Basically, if you're inherently low spin, you should throw from a lower slot to get more fade to go with natural sink. If you're high spin, you should throw from higher slot to get more ride from your existing spin.
Ryan
12:24
What are your thoughts on the return the Reds got for Straily?
Eno Sarris
12:24
Pretty good, considering they picked up Straily for nothing and he's more of a fill out a rotation than a building block piece.
CamdenWarehouse
12:24
Why is the frustration that Posada fell off the ballot justified? I don't think anyone is seriously saying that he's a hall of famer, right? They just want him to hang around for a while and get some respect. That seems like a luxury for when the ballot isn't stacked with legitimate hall resumes.
Eno Sarris
12:24
Good point.
Maxamuz
12:25
My top 10 SP right now are :
Clayton Kershaw
Max Scherzer
Madison Bumgarner
Jake Arrieta
Chris Sale
Zack Greinke
David Price
Corey Kluber
Jon Lester
Cole Hamels

Any disagreements?
Eno Sarris
12:25
Needs more Lucas Duda.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
12:25
When you hear "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police, do you change all the ee-oo's to ee-noo's?
Hannah Hochevar
12:25
Is it weird that I've never seen Jonah Keri and John Kerry in the same place at the same time? Or just a function of 1, their different roles in society, and 2, my never having met either?
mtsw
12:26
Given how Bonds treated reporters, reasonable to think "Clemens but not Bonds" ballots belong to guys Bonds has personally been a jerk to.
Eno Sarris
12:26
shaky end, good beginning to that interlude.
joedcamp
12:26
Are u presenting at SABR Analytics? Any beer filled meet ups?
Eno Sarris
12:27
I will be on a pitching panel at SABR Analtyics, hopefully March 9 or 10 because I have to be at the Kona Beer Fest in Hawaii March 12. March 5, Pitch Talks which is beer and meetup and baseball! #lifesohard
Wyatt
12:27
Looking at Dan Straily's 2016 numbers, has to be the luckiest year I've seen in a while. 236 BABIP, 81% LOB, 33 hard%, and 5.02 xFIP. Reds getting three minor leaguers for him one of the smartest moves of the offseason?
Eno Sarris
12:29
Career BABIP is .255 and he's an extreme fly ball guy with some pop-up skill. I wouldn't use hard% now that we have better numbers. Basically 50th percentile for exit velo. Some hope that another year of training gets his old velo back.
But yeah it was a good move.
Zach
12:29
Re: the question about Bonds and Rocket having some disparity. I've read from at least one voter it has a lot to do with the fact that Bonds steroid use can be roughly outlined to when it started, and his numbers before that were still HOF caliber by a wide margin.
Eno Sarris
12:30
There's a jump that seems obvious in the Clemens numbers, but it's more obvious in Bonds.
The "he wasn't nice to me" argument is maybe the worst one I've ever heard.
Halo Halo (hold the corn)
12:30
Who closes in Minnesota?
Eno Sarris
12:30
Perkins to begin? I still like May later in the year.
The Schwartz
12:30
If both are starting...Straily or Gsellman?
Eno Sarris
12:30
Gsellman.
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