Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Sarris Wheel
12:53
Thoughts on corn as a a) sandwich topping, b) pizza topping?
Eno Sarris
12:53
I dig it but people think I'm crazy.
Help!
12:53
First pick in a 12 team H2H league. Kept Harper, Bryant, Correa and Blackmon. Am I taking Votto or Marte? Thanks for the help!
Eno Sarris
12:53
I'd take Marte. Steals are scarce.
H. King Buttermore III
12:54
These chats can be so puerile.
Eno Sarris
12:54
Totally. *googles puerile*
Sno Earris
12:55
Is peak Pedroia a good comp for peak Benintendi? Or are the skills different and the numbers just the same?
Eno Sarris
12:55
I think Ben might have more power at peak. It's an interesting comp though.
Monkey
12:55
Do you think there is anything to the finance background of many of these front office execs? I.e. Andrew Friedman from wall street to rays, etc.
Eno Sarris
12:56
I mean, yeah it's a biz school FO situation right now. I'm not sure that's the very best idea. Someone that knows a ton about how high-level baseball is played on the field might be able to do some really interesting things with development, which seems to be a spot where baseball can improve.
A Jake in Lamb's Clothing
12:56
Eno, as a guy who used to take cold showers outdoors, I need your opinion on something: If you were chilling with some friends in a relaxed atmosphere, would you prefer to have three 5% alcohol beers or two 7.5s?
Eno Sarris
12:57
three 5%. More time.
Bert Campaneris
12:57
I know you mentioned in a recent podcast (and this has always been your position) that you are not paying the tag price on the expensive closers. That being said, who do you continue to end up with? I've been following suit and end up with Kelvin Herrera, Giles, and sometimes being a little more aggressive with Osuna and Diaz. Are you in the same neighborhood of guys?
Eno Sarris
12:59
Zimmerman's research, that the elite guys hold their jobs more, makes me think I do want one elite guy, and then guys that are last in their tiers. That means Diaz and then one more good mid-tier guy, and then maybe two fringe guys with great ratios. An Eno Pen this year would be something like Diaz, Ramos, Iglesias and Neris.
Kenley Jansen's Smooth Skin
12:59
Is the multi-inning relief ace hype dying down since the WS? Are teams using anyone in this manner in ST?
Eno Sarris
1:00
I think Iglesias, Devenski, Montgomery, Andriese and Rosenthal are the names I'm tracking.
The Oriole Bird
1:00
Dude, check out "Chasing the Scream" book. It's about the war on drugs. Sad. Fascinating. Could change the world if people would just believe in what the author is selling. (This has been your weekly book recommendation.)
Charley
1:00
Why did they choose to name it Toilet Paper when it could have just as easily been called Bowel Towels?
Dabo Dabo Sweeney
1:00
Eno - I have a roommate that is one of your biggest fans, but we have been having this argument for months about Innings Pitched projections. He is really stuck in the belief that you cannot accurately project how many innings a pitcher will pitch each year. I obviously argue you can. What would you say to him? Keep in mind he is an Orioles fan so he may just not be happy with what the projections are saying.
Eno Sarris
1:02
He has a great point. IP projection is actually a major source of error in pitcher projections. Think of projecting a pitcher to be mediocre on a bad team. If he's mediocre, he probably won't get as many innings as a normal projection, based on past performance, would suggest. There's a lot of either he'll get 200 or 60 innings type decisions projections can't necessarily make.
Andrew
1:02
who will have the better season: Michael Brantley or David Peralta?
Eno Sarris
1:02
David Peralta. I'm still nervous about Brantley's shoulder.
Joe
1:02
Why do we like IPA's so much? I mean, I really like IPA's, but how did that happen?
Eno Sarris
1:03
People love sweet plus bitter, you see it in cocktails too. And then as your palate gets hooked to the hops, it's not even that bitter anymore.
Charley
1:03
Do the Tigers have the cajones to go with Boyd over the existing contracts of Sanchez and Pelfrey?
Eno Sarris
1:04
I think it's happening as we speak. or write.
bernie
1:04
What's your prediction for Yuli Gurriel?
Eno Sarris
1:05
.280/18?
Zorn
1:06
Which non-closer do you like to take over closer duties first?
Eno Sarris
1:06
Neris? Would pick someone in Arizona, but I don't know which guy to pick.
BurningBridges247
1:07
Thoughts on Ottavino this year? Realize he "lost" the closing gig, but I'm in a saves/holds league. Still like that skill set?
Eno Sarris
1:07
Yeah I'd hold him.
Craig in CHI
1:07
Why am I not jumping off the cliff at Rick's Café, right now?
Eno Sarris
1:07
I often ask myself that question.
Babe Lincoln
1:08
Who are the candidates for lowest 2017 WAR?
Eno Sarris
1:09
Yasmany Tomas, Gerardo Parra...
Charley
1:09
What is my purpose?
Eno Sarris
1:09
Uncle? Called strikes on non-swings, ground balls, whiffs if you're fast.
1:11
Peavy models both in this piece. Just a regular changeup grip, you put the seams in different places and the theory is that the spin looks more like the two- or four-seam fastball. Two-seam changeups usually get more fade, like a two-seam fastball. Depends on how you want to pair the pitch, I guess. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jake-peavy-on-keeping-them-guessing/
Sonny
1:11
can you explain (or link to) an explaner on 2 v 4 seam changeup grips? is a 2 seam what used to be called a forkball?
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