Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
1:09
No, he's got years of control like anyone else. I'm unclear as to what happens since they started his clock in Boston already, but I think they just have to keep him down in the minors a bit longer.
Guest
1:10
Heading to Houston for work soon. Any beer recommendations?
Eno Sarris
1:12
From the book: Lone Pint if you'll travel to Magnolia. Karbach a little closer. If you have to stay in town, Brash Brewing, with The Beer Station nearby for takehomes. St. Arnold and 8th Wonder closes to downtown.
www.beergraphs.com/book
Can o' Corn
1:12
What's your go to sandwich whenever you are trying out a new deli/sandwich shop?
Eno Sarris
1:12
I try not to, but often something with bacon.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
1:13
Incoming economics grad student. An econ degree is neither sufficient nor necessary for baseball work, but it doesn't hurt. Micro, econometrics, behavioral, and some finance would be nice, but most of the baseball value comes from conducting research/being an RA, not solving for market equilibrium under Cournot competition. You want basically a minor in both math and cosci anyway for baseball, so plan ahead.
Eno Sarris
1:13
Boom.
RAGS
1:13
NL-only OBP league. Is Schimpf keepable at 8?
Eno Sarris
1:13
Sure.
Paul
1:13
I'm a bit baffled as to why Matt Kemp is viewed so badly. A team like Atlanta needs his RH power. Not many guys slug 74 XBH, are they correct in ignoring WAR or would they truly be better with for example Angel Pagan in LF all year? I just don't get it.
Eno Sarris
1:15
The shape of a player's contribution and how it fits the rest of the team is an interesting asterisk, I feel. But if you look at how different some really good teams are (SF vs Houston, for example), it does make sense that you can put together different teams and maybe have a one-number value estimation.
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
1:15
Will Correa make the leap this year as the best SS in the game?
Eno Sarris
1:16
Lindor's grab the other day was great... gonna be hard to be that defense. Offensively, yeah, I think Correa will be number one this year. He was hurt a couple times last year and his numbers suffered.
Baloo
1:16
1) You think JaCoby Jones is ready enough to just take the CF job in Detroit? 2) D. Machado is as good, if not better than Iglesias at this point, right? Can they get anything for Iglesias?
Eno Sarris
1:16
1) ready enough to be on the team, which means start, but that's also indictment of the rest of the crew. 2) not sure, and I wouldn't trade Iglesias yet.
mario mendoza
1:16
Do you buy the Brandon Crawford comp for Addison Russell?
Eno Sarris
1:17
More power. I think more Jhonny Peralta with defense.
New Zealand and Australia
1:17
Who do you think will sign Angel Pagan?
Eno Sarris
1:17
Toronto or Detroit.
Jimbo
1:17
Just drafted and got some strange reactions from other owners. One said he thought my staff was excellent another thought it was terrible. Curious what your thoughts are. Staff is: Lester, Yu, Hill, Keuchel, Shoe, Rodon, Nova, Folty, Santana, Gsellman w Oh and Dyson as RPs. Thoughts? It's a points league.
Eno Sarris
1:18
Hah I hate and love it. Lester (meh), Yu (Cy coming), Hill (sure, for 100 IP), Keuchel (meh), Shoe (!!), Rodon (!!), Nova (meh), Folty (!), Gsellman (!), and your RPs are fine. You might lose Dyson, or you might not. That sinker gives him great floor.
Thomas
1:18
For the guy asking about Charlotte, highly recommend Flight in uptown
mtsw
1:18
Drafted Hyun Soo Kim in a deep league I thought was a daily league but is actually a weekly league. Does he have a shot at playing often enough to be worth keeping or is he going to be a platoon only guy again?
Eno Sarris
1:18
Def platoon.
Jake
1:18
Is Josh Bell going to hit enough to be a utility/dh in fantasy keeper leagues?
Eno Sarris
1:19
I'd hold yeah.
Jarrett
1:19
Think we will ever see women significantly more involved in Major League Baseball? Whether that would mean in umpiring, front offices, managing, or perhaps even playing. Is this something that could happen?
Eno Sarris
1:19
Time. I'm not saying we should give them time, we should push, but I'm saying it will take time.
The Cincinnati Kid
1:19
Does AJ Reed work his way into a job with the MLB team this year that's not bench bat? Speculate a date: _______
Eno Sarris
1:20
Actually, after writing up the 1B situation, I think he will. June/July.
In some ways, YG strikes me as a backup, and he's right-handed, so they could platoon easily.
Kiermaier's Piercing Green Eyes
1:21
On the WBC: it's pretty darn cool to hear "U-S-A" chants that aren't just being annoying to the Blue Jays.
Eno Sarris
1:21
I liked the fans, the noise, the excitement.
"This is a like a college football game or a euro soccer game" is a good sign if you're saying that in the crowd.
IV
1:21
Hey Eno, doing an NFBC draft for the first time. If you have any experience, what kind of players should I look to grab in the last 10 rounds? Do you buy Anibal Sanchez's mechanical adjustments this spring? Was Wily Peralta's last 2 months last year legit?
Eno Sarris
1:22
I wouldn't grab those guys, but guys off my sleeper list above would be good. I'd say 66-75% of your bench should be starting pitchers and relievers that might break out or close. You can't trade and wire is thin.
Hans Focker
1:22
Is Rasiel Iglesias worth holding in a ten team H2H?
Eno Sarris
1:22
Yes.
Quadrangular
1:22
Is spring training too long? What should be changed? Relatedly, when (which month) should the WBC be played in?
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