Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Eno Sarris
12:11
Yes and I actually don't have a problem with pitch clocks. Way better than all that other crap they were coming up with.
Big Tuna
12:11
Do you have a philosophy on the amount of players you roster from a given team? I have Turner, Rendon, and Eaton and am wondering if I'm too reliant on the Nationals offense.
Eno Sarris
12:12
Eh, only really matters in H2H, and even then only a few times a year.
Erik
12:13
How much parity is good for baseball? And how much does baseball need dynasties for the storylines and continuity they create? If Rob Manfred could have his way, how many of the next five World Series would the Cubs win?
Eno Sarris
12:14
I think football's version of parity is not compelling. Teams change a ton, and though a few teams have found a way to continue being effective year in and year out, the rest of the teams can't keep a four-man core together for more than two years it seems like.
12:15
Baseball is actually the sport with the *most* parity, judged on the game level. Which is fine, it means we'll see interesting game-by-game outcomes. And no cap means teams can stay together. I think if the Cubs win two of the next four or five, that's still a fun sport with parity and also a compelling team that stayed together.
B
12:16
Eno, could you check on my starting rotation? Am very interested to hear any thoughts or concerns you may have please (H2H 5x5 Categories):

Archer, Cmart, Keuchel, McCullers, Rodon, Cotton, Gsellman
Eno Sarris
12:17
Not really in on Keuchel, so if you could package him with Archer for an upgrade on your ace, I'd do it. Doubt you'll find a team, though, unless someone got a couple good aces and peaced out too long on pitchers. Otherwise, it's a high-variance staff with a ton of upside where so much could go wrong.
Jewel
12:17
Bellinger, Bird, or Josh Bell?
Eno Sarris
12:17
Long term Bellinger. Short term Bird.
Big Tuna
12:18
With the season about the start, is there a general amount of time you try to give yourself before making roster moves? Something to prevent an itchy trigger finger from ruining what could have been a good roster.
Eno Sarris
12:19
For starters, I want to see at least three starts because that's when velocity stabilizes. I'd also be looking at swSTR. For hitters, at least two weeks. And I'd be looking at swSTR, exit velo, and gb/fb for them early on.
Hannah Hochevar
12:19
With his move to the rainiest city in America, how worried are you about Smyly's "soggy" arm?
Eno Sarris
12:20
GET THE RICE OUT. Dunno, he threw really hard in the WBC and we liked that, but maybe it was early to do that. There has been a slight link between injury and WBC use if I remember right. They have to ramp up earlier. I still like him but might drop him in to the 50s or so.
Erik
12:21
Jerad Eickoff was basically a non-prospect, but is now a completely adequate third starter. Should we have seen that coming, and can we identify the next Eickoff? Or can basically any fringe prospect turn into a number three, and it would be a total crapshoot to figure out who will?
Eno Sarris
12:21
I think it's a little bit about elite pitches. If you have a starter with one elite pitch like his curve, you give them a really long leash with starting.
Dr Hoist
12:21
Enooo. Great article on the Yankees. Do you think Chad Green ends up getting the gig?
Eno Sarris
12:22
It's him or Montgomery, IMO. Mitchell's fastball has gas but is super hittable and his command comes and goes. Might be a sweet reliever with that awesome hammer curve.
gaedel
12:22
Under the new MLB rules, if a pitcher has an 0-2 count and wants to waste a pitch, does he just wave a finger?
Maxamuz
12:23
I know it's only Spring Training but I'm started to get worried that Lucas Duda will only hit 48 HRs this year.
Bill Z. Bub
12:23
How do you feel about the perception that Paul Sporer is cooler than you due to his musical taste?
Eno Sarris
12:24
Nice lude HEY WAITAMINUTEWAT. Eh, he's younger and single, has more time for music. Y'all don't like my music picks?
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dave in slc
12:25
which surprise OF in AL only do you think will have the most value of Hicks, May or Jones? Or someone I am missing?
Eno Sarris
12:26
May is going to get the most ABs, so I guess him. I like that he's a switch hitter! He has no power, though, so it's a bit like having a healthy Tilson. With less patience.
Pitchers
12:26
Daniel Norris seems to be getting lots of love lately. Would you take him over a Joe Ross or Shoemaker at this point?
Eno Sarris
12:26
Over Ross not Shoemaker, not with the dead arm right now.
Dean
12:26
Who has a better chance at a breakout season, Alex Cobb, Daniel Norris or Robert Gsellman?
Eno Sarris
12:26
Norris, has a full set of pitches and velo.
John
12:27
When can teams start putting players on the disabled list?
Eno Sarris
12:27
NOT SOON ENOUGH. They always wait until the last minute, so Sunday and Monday.
Electric
12:29
Macadocious... Do you know of any good basketball writers I should be following?
Eno Sarris
12:30
Tom Haberstroh, Hardcourt Paroxysm, the Shrillest.
Hannah Hochevar
12:30
Bullpen Revolution Applied to Everyday Life: changing outfits throughout the day so that no single item of clothing gets all that dirty and can thereby be reworn without doing laundry.
(Optional corollary: refer to "going to the closet" as a "call to the bullpen.")
Eno Sarris
12:30
side benefit: strange looks all day.
Maxamuz
12:30
What pitchers will be hurt the most if they league does in fact raise the strike zone this year / next? I know they "can't" this year but I think it's already begun.
Eno Sarris
12:31
Sinker types like Stroman, Keuchel.
Chad
12:31
Read your piece on Chris Owings, whats his final line at the end of the year?
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