Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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AG
12:32
speaking of Votto, did you get the chance to ask him what he's looking at in LF?
Eno Sarris
12:32
dude. I knew there was something to ask him. I did talk to him about anticipation. There's another story in there.
Bt
12:33
Will Jose Berrios make the rotation to start the year? And is it safe to say at this point he may not live up to his hype?
Eno Sarris
12:33
I'm still hopeful. Great command, made a small adjustment to his delivery late last year.
Marty
12:34
How concerned are you with Kipnis and this Shoulder injury?
Eno Sarris
12:34
It's not good, particularly for a guy who has seen fairly wide vacillations in his power.
Bork
12:35
If Justin Smoak continues to be Justin Smoak, how long of a leash will Justin Smoak have with Rowdy Tellez waiting for his chance in the minors?
Eno Sarris
12:35
did you see that thing Sullivan found on Smoak? That blew my mind. I don't get it. They must see something in him.
Brendon
12:36
Are you or anybody at FG thinking about doing something on if/how high GB% SP like Stroman/Sanchez/Felix (and other guys that historically worked low in the zone) are reacting/adjusting to hitters changing their swing plane to create higher launch angle? Seems like it would be an interesting interview piece with any of those SP types.
Eno Sarris
12:36
yeah just asked Mallee about that. I think you saw a little bit of it with Stroman throwing a few more four-seamers and sliders late last year.
Marc
12:36
Now that Taillons up and throwing stikes, any chance we see a K increase? I fhe does, would Cueto like be a fair fantasy comp?
Eno Sarris
12:36
I hope that changeup with the new grip is what he needs.
Marc
12:38
Thoughts on Domingo Santana this year? What are you expecting/hoping for? You higher on him or Keon this year?
Eno Sarris
12:39
Piece coming on both. I think I like Domingo more. I found more evidence of him doing what he wanted to do in the second half, plus he was injured and there's evidence he's figured that bit out too. Keon said that when he hit the wall, he put a crack in his wrist all the way across. He says it's fine, of course.
Guest
12:39
Eno, what do you think of the ATC projections for fantasy. they've got votto wOBA'ing more than trout.
Eno Sarris
12:39
I like that they cherry pick the stats from each of the projection systems. That's compelling. It might lead to more correlated errors, but it's something different.
Busta Slimes
12:40
I know it's a very SSS, but Profar looks really good in WBC. Should the Rangers just give him the opening day LF job and let him sink or swim?
Eno Sarris
12:40
I think DeShields is a capable fourth outfielder. I don't love Rua much. Seems like it should be Profar.
Evil Goatee Eno
12:40
Re: New Hampshire and sours. Allagash isn't that far away and they love brettanomyces.
Cool guy
12:40
Who are your favorite deeeeeeep SP sleepers this year?
Eno Sarris
12:41
Was very happy to get Chad Green and Nate Karns for two bucks in LABR. Think Berrios has a real chance. Andriese, Musgrove. Deeper?
Guest
12:41
What are your thoughts on Mallee as a hitting coach?
Eno Sarris
12:41
Love him.
MLB Duck
12:41
your thought on Paxton..? will he have great season and why?
Eno Sarris
12:41
He's down to 94 and is oft injured, but even at 94, if he puts together 180 innings, they'll be great.
DB
12:42
How far does today's injury news on Sonny drop him in your ranks (if any)?
Eno Sarris
12:42
I had him below two or three of his fellow pitchers, and all in the late 70s I think. So, no about the same place.
soaktherich
12:42
How common is it for a pitcher who throws a straight FB at 96 to learn to dial it back to 92 with movement? Is that even teachable?
Eno Sarris
12:42
There is an inverse relationship between velocity and movement, but it's a small one, so you'd also want to look into grip changes IMO.
Larry David
12:42
How many Canadian indy beers have you had and which ones are your favourites? We have a Flying Monkeys brewery in town and they make a lot of freaky stuff man.
Eno Sarris
12:43
Huh, have only really had Bellwoods and Bench from what I remember, and really liked both. Steamwhistle was aight and Bonecrusher or whatever was decent.
Pat
12:43
Going to AZ for Spring Training in two weeks, staying in Tempe. What places to I need to go and what beer do I need to try?
Eno Sarris
12:44
I don't know Tempe that well, but my favorite spots are: Angels Trumpet (bar) and Kings Convenience (store/growlers) and Wren House downtown, Arizona Wilderness in Mesa, and McFate and Papago in Scottsdale.
Tommy
12:44
AL Only, please cut one (or more): Semien 13, Gausman 11, M Duffy 7, J McCann 1. Much obliged!
Eno Sarris
12:45
McCann I guess. He's aight but the rest have more than $5 surplus.
Babe Lincoln
12:45
Was the Matt Cain contract bad when signed? I don't remember people thinking it was an albatross at the time. But geeze....
Eno Sarris
12:46
We spent like two weeks trying to figure out if pop-ups were a skill and how sticky they were and if Righetti had figured out how to coach people in SF, so even if we didn't call it a terrible deal, we were obviously trying to figure it out here.
E-Sar
12:46
When Dylan Bundy becomes more well known, his portmanteau will be "D-Buns". You heard it here first.
Terrible Ted
12:46
What do you see going forward from King Felix?
Eno Sarris
12:46
If he can sit 92, I have a bit more hope for him.
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