Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Biscuit
1:29
Name a waiver wire reliever who could come out of nowhere to collect 15 saves in the second half
Eno Sarris
1:30
Tommy Kahnle, Brad Boxberger, Keone Kela, David Phelps
Don
1:30
Reynaldo Lopez's last 2 starts: 12.2 IP, 11 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 17 K

Also Giolito is 22.  Maybe we shouldn't give up on them?
Eno Sarris
1:30
We shouldn't. I don't love their fastballs, for straightness and spin reasons. These things can co-exist in my brain.
Paul Spider
1:31
Do you like Pilsners?
Eno Sarris
1:31
Pinkus Ur-Pils was the beer that got me back into craft beer.
Jordan
1:32
Is Carson evil?
Eno Sarris
1:32
Never. Dude is Genuinely Good.
PF
1:32
What's your prospect threshold for the Jays to trade someone like Donaldson, Osuna or Stroman?
Eno Sarris
1:32
At least one top-ten bat?
bombsquad rabbi
1:32
What do you think of MLB's player expression weekend in August (the one where they can put something other than their names on the back of their jerseys)? Not to bias your answer, but I actually think that it's totally rad as all hell. As a side note, my dad loathes this entirely
Eno Sarris
1:32
I consider baseball entertainment, so that should answer your question.
1:33
Man what would I put back there. "It's a Perm!" or just "Eno," wouldn't have the balls for "He Hate Me" that seems like Donaldson thing.
Jordan
1:33
It is not my fault that I never learned to accept responsibility
Dave Kingman
1:34
Have my finger on the button to drop M Pineda after another crap outing. Anything positive in his underlying numbers to say I shouldn't?
Eno Sarris
1:35
Throwing the changeup more than ever and still all his balls in play are MURDERED. I can't tell you he's any better than a low fours guy, and now with fewer strikeouts!
Nick
1:35
I was also at Arroyo Seco. Can concur The Shins were the best.
Eno Sarris
1:35
Virtual historical high five across thousands.
Carter
1:36
Do you know who Shintaro Fujinami is?
Eno Sarris
1:36
Oh man he threw one of the nastiest pitches I've ever seen, a low 90s splitter that dropped like 12 inches. I just don't know when he'll come over and think Takahiro Norimoto will come over before him.
Sonny
1:36
Best lawnmower beer is St Arnold Lawnmower. I'll hear no rebuttals
Lawful Neutral Eno
1:36
I abide by the ludes, but express no view on the ludes.
Mark
1:37
Kevin Gausman has had better results the last couple of starts. Orioles announcers have been talking about him moving over on the rubber to better target certain parts of the zone. Horizontal release point data (pre 6/16 vs 6/16-present) seems to bare this out. Can this type of adjustment really have a lasting impact on effectiveness, or is it more of a bandaid for flawed mechanics that will be re-exposed soon?
Eno Sarris
1:38
You can absolutely take advantage of the natural angle on your arm and pitches better in different places. As for how long it takes batters to adjust, dunno.
CT
1:38
Hey Eno. In Seattle visiting until Saturday. Taking in the M's game tonight, but went to Elysian in Capital Hill yesterday. I have a few others on the docket, but any recommendations here? Thanks as always.
Eno Sarris
1:38
Cloudburst by Pike's Place, good combo of tourism and beer, and then you have to go to Holy Mountain, that's best in city.
Anthony
1:39
Eno, it feels anecdotally like there are a few examples of guys dropping arm slots and seeing improved results, but no examples of guys doing it the other way around. Am I wrong with this premise? Is there any relationship between arm slot and command, or is that completely variable per pitcher?
Eno Sarris
1:39
Hill went up from sidearm to get better. High spin / curve guys should probably go up top to take advantage of the spin.
Dave
1:39
Is Gregory Polanco going to be alright?
Eno Sarris
1:40
Not this year, for whatever reason, health or approach, he's hitting too many ground balls and not hitting them hard enough. But decent buy low next year for .275/25/15 upside, still only 25.
Snarfle
1:40
Trade Peraza for Shark? I have Nunez coming back.
Eno Sarris
1:40
Sure.
yo knows
1:41
Are Dodgers a match for someone like Addison Reed?
Eno Sarris
1:41
Yeah the Mets should find a taker for Reed.
Leon
1:41
I was assessing the trade market last night. Is the best true rental starter out there really about to be Trevor Cahill? Scott Feldman?
Eno Sarris
1:43
There's the tantalizing Sonny Gray, too? Blue Jays? Man if the Tigers traded Verlander...
Jerj Clooners
1:43
Pretty sure Freeman's first game was also the 4th of July... so that would explain the attendance
Eno Sarris
1:43
right? I thought so.
ba
1:43
Any explanation for Josh Bell's spike in K% and drop in BB% this season?  I mean...other than he's striking out more often and walking less often?
Eno Sarris
1:44
Reaching a little more on pitches outside the zone, perhaps because he had some good power outcomes on pitches outside the zone.
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