Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Jim Lahey
12:39
Kendall Graveman and Jharel Cotton both stunk up the joint ln in AAA during rehab appearances. Which OAK SP interests you more ROS and in the future?
Eno Sarris
12:40
If you could jam em together you'd have an ace. Do you want the guy that throws one pitch 80% of the time or the guy with two secondaries that are better than anything that the fastball guy throws? I might take Cotton still. I wish he had better extension, though.
Ranger
12:40
How much does fb-pitch velo difference matter for pitches other than change?
Eno Sarris
12:41
I found it had some effect on ground ball rate for the slider, but it was a smaller velo gap leading to more ground balls, which makes some sense.
Reginald Denton III
12:41
Did you see Priests at Pitchfork?  Heard they were rad.
Eno Sarris
12:42
I did... and I didn't really get it. Wasn't danceable to me, she seemed like a mess, the music was... halting? Maybe i just caught the wrong songs, but I wasn't super into it.
12:44
This guy was pretty good, at least his good songs were really good.
Especially liked that he had like three or four or five different flows. Danny Brown seems to have one.
GraphsFan
12:45
How many games do you watch end to end? Or does your baseball life consist more of analyzing swaths of data and gifs of interesting plays?
Eno Sarris
12:46
oooh yeah end to end? very very few. Happens for the big games we're all watching, and maybe day games on MLBN (or A's or Giants) while I'm working , but mostly I watch snippets of games and jump around from interesting pitcher to interesting pitcher.
Houzer
12:46
How much is Dombrowski gonna pay for Donaldson? Cashman has poked the bear ...
Eno Sarris
12:47
The other rumor is Machado. I bet it's coming. The rental three Bs that cost less are not very exciting. I might personally prefer to get Lowrie for very little and keep Devers because Devers is a top ten prospect for me.
Dan
12:47
Eno! I'm so boned. Traded Alonso for pitching then promptly lost Correa and, apparently, Souza. My only surplus is relievers: Diaz, Wilson, Dyson, Norris, Rosenthal and probably Clippard this weekend. I hate to buy high, but the dude with Jose Ramirez really needs saves - do any two of those guys get the job done? Or some combo of them plus someone like Harrison/Melky/Brantley?
Eno Sarris
12:48
Buying Jose now is not buying high. Do it with anyone not named Diaz and any of those hitters.
GraphsFan
12:48
Would you rather be offered a job as a Manager or a GM?
Eno Sarris
12:48
Rather have a job in development if I work in baseball ever.
GraphsFan
12:49
Do you have a favorite moment from your playing days?
Eno Sarris
12:49
My last year I was 3/10 with three drag bunts in three games. One time I ran hard to first, barely made it, got on the bag, hawked a loogie, and it landed on the first baseman's sleeve. I debated wether or not I should wipe it off, ended up doing it, and got the most withering look ever.
Luzinski'sSweatyGooch
12:49
Does the M's inability to develop hitters during the Jack Z regime make them the most inept player developmental program in baseball history?
Eno Sarris
12:51
The park plays a role. Imagine you're a young guy looking to feel confidence in a short opportunity. As a pitcher you come in, and a blast dies on the wall. Okay, you turn around and pitch again. Now imagine you're the hitter in that same scenario.
Dan
12:52
Should Mike Montgomery be owned in a 12-teamer?
Eno Sarris
12:52
Man his strikeout minus walk situation is... not good. He's probably league average for real baseball, slightly below average in fantasy, and a streamer in 12.
Hamilton Porter
12:53
Should the Frazier trade stop the Yankees from pursuing Alonso or Duda if they're intending on playing Headley at 1B?
Eno Sarris
12:53
No, Headley can still hit against lefties.
STiVo
12:53
Eno!  Just moved to Richmond (need to catch a Flying Squirrels game).  Fun note, my kids' pediatric dentist is Steven Lombardozzi's cousin.  He said that he used to get up to the plate at high school games, and all the scouts would be on the edge of their seat.  Then he'd hear whispers, "Nah.  Wrong Lombardozzi."  [Sad face.]
Eno Sarris
12:54
There's a famous movie critic with the last name Sarris, and I wanted to write about movies coming out of college. But movie critics don't put their names on the back of their shirts, not regularly at least.
Wilks
12:54
I'm going to be in San Diego next week and planning to go to a game at Petco. Any recommendations of places to grab food/drink?
Eno Sarris
12:54
Just right around the stadium? Half Door for beers after Neighborhood for beers and food.
Anthony
12:55
LUis Castillo is going to be a (n) ________ next season          a-ace     b- abv avg starter  c) Mid Rotation
Eno Sarris
12:56
B) above-average starter. Fastball is a little straight and command isn't great, but he's in the NL and his secondaries are plus.
Estuve
12:56
I don't understand why Treinen isn't dominant. The stuff that comes out of his hand is bonkers.
Eno Sarris
12:56
It's so bonkers that batters don't have to swing.
Estuve
12:56
Would you ever advise a guy with 100ish to throw a 97ish two-seamer?
Eno Sarris
12:57
Yes. The difference in average launch angle between the 4s and the 2s is ten degrees. 1mph exit velo too.
Phils Fan
12:58
I'm in a 10 teamer and shipped out Sonny Gray, Alex Cobb, and Jeff Hoffman to acquire Carrasco. Sonny's looked sharp and Cobb seems proficient even without that og change worked in completely. I'm a bit on the wait and see side, but how do ya think I did?
Eno Sarris
12:58
A+.
VottomanEmpire
12:58
Also I just had some Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5 at the Bronx Alehouse near my apartment, soundtracked (unexpectedly) by Bush's 'Glycerine'. It was... a moment I will remember.
Eno Sarris
12:58
Admit it, you sang along.
Johnny Coconuts
12:58
Jacob Faria starting to show his warts. Could he end up on the Jharel Cotton performance curve? Or is his breaking stuff good enough to put him on a healthy Matz track?
Eno Sarris
12:58
He lost two ticks for some reason. Wonder what's going on.
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