Eno Sarris Baseball Chat
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Swiss
1:05
Does anyone throw caution to the wind and put in a waiver claim on Justin Verlander?
Eno Sarris
1:05
He'd make a fine addition to any playoff team, IMO. Like the Astros could use him, even with a bevy of decent pitchers.
Dan
1:05
What do i do about Taillon?  Can he turn this around or should i just be done with him?
Eno Sarris
1:06
Since he came back, the two-seam has more spin and less sink. Change wasn't good before, worse now. He's still good on fastball/curve, maybe he can develop a cutter or slider. In redraft, might be okay to move on though.
Will
1:06
Albies or Acuna in a dynasty?
Eno Sarris
1:06
As much as I like Albies... Acuna might top some prospect lists this offseason.
Chris
1:06
What are your thoughts on Faria? Seems like he has come down to Earth a bit, and he does play in a tough division. Is he a guy to hold onto in a dynasty?
Eno Sarris
1:07
Velo dropped. I'd like to know why because otherwise he's very good.
Zach
1:07
So Amed Rosario was clocked home to first at 4.00s with a sprint speed of 31ft/sec. I know most scouts had 65/70 speed for him, but that is borderline 80. Does that make him a ~much~ better prospect, or only a little?
Eno Sarris
1:07
Weird that he didn't have better stolen base success rates, and sprint speed less important at short than center maybe, but it makes him a little better prospect, maybe.
Mr. Fister
1:08
Why is it that once I'm out of the race in my dynasty league and have fully traded out, that I all of a sudden start annihilating contenders one by one with a skin and bones team?  I guess that's baseball for ya.
Eno Sarris
1:10
Yeah this one is annoying. I think there's a bit of a lesson here. As much as it's tempting to fade prospects, it's a young man's game.
PTBNL
1:10
No only is Odubel Herrera a good player, he's incredibly fun to watch.
Rafael Devers
1:10
It's been 7 games but, damn, I look good!
Matt
1:10
12 beers in a week?! That's a Saturday afternoon...
Eno Sarris
1:10
Well that was typical. If you came over...
Luzinski's Sweaty Gooch
1:10
OK, so if everyone agrees that RBI and saves are crappy stats then why haven't we (the royal we, the editorial we) come with something better? Eno, it's now your job to come up with a metric that quantifies the relative value of a save (one run lead, inheriting the bases loaded with nobody out and the heart of the order coming up might possibly be worth more than a three run lead with the bottom of the order coming up, yeah?) and the relative value of a hitter in RBI situations (percentage of base runners brought in, weighted by number of outs, what bases are occupied, etc). OK, Eno (if that even IS your real name) you've been tasked with a job. Make it happen
Eno Sarris
1:11
Okay. Shutdowns and meltdowns and win probability added. I didn't do it but it's there.
40% 40% 20%
1:11
The greatest "80s" song that wasn't actually written in the 80s...The Night Begins To Shine!  
Beest of the East
1:11
I've got Chris Sale in a mixed keeper at $26, keepable for one more year. Worth it, right?
Eno Sarris
1:11
Yup.
Dehydrated Human
1:11
It's 105 today in Portland. What's the best beer for me.
Eno Sarris
1:11
Hoppy sour from Breakside.
Ampersand
1:12
Beer update: Went on a brewery road trip last week, highlights were Threes, Other Half, and Burley Oak (in eastern Maryland), then went to the beach and got hella sunburned. A++ highly recommend.
Eno Sarris
1:12
except for the last part.
Beest of the East
1:12
The closer in Minnesota at the start of the 2018 season is: Belisle/May/Rodgers/Hildernburger/other ?
Eno Sarris
1:12
fart noise
Joey
1:12
Hi Eno - Alex Wood's velocity has dropped every month this season and now he's had a stretch of lower strikeout totals and poorer results.  Do you think there is anything more going on here and is it time to sell high?
Eno Sarris
1:12
With injury risk, too, I would sell.
Jeff in T.O.
1:12
David Wright a Hall of Famer?
Eno Sarris
1:13
If he had these last three lost seasons and his health maybe. Imagine him with the new ball.
LegallyEagle
1:13
Should the Dodgers call up Buehler and let him be a bullpen arm for the playoff/stretch run? Given his peripherals, Baez seems like a ticking time bomb if the Dodgers just keep going to him.
Eno Sarris
1:13
As long as he has enough innings. Aug 30 maybe.
You want to build up innings for him as a starter too.
Bryan in Boise
1:14
Manuel Margot really looking good lately, is he a possible 20/20 guy down the road.
Eno Sarris
1:14
Yes. And the speed is open question, because he's fast.
D.B. Sweeney as Shoeless Joe
1:14
Is Tanaka's extreme junkballer approach sustainable?
Eno Sarris
1:15
Wrote a piece about 80% breaking balls, and I think maybe. As long as he has good breaking ball command. Though now I remember Dave Righetti saying something about Romo: "If you throw that many sliders, it goes away sometimes." I wonder if you just hang more sliders if you throw a ton. Seems to make sense.
Z
1:16
See anything you like out of Lucas Sims debut?
Eno Sarris
1:17
Yes very much. I think it's possible he has five legit pitches, two or three of them very good to plus. I like how he has a riding four-seam and a sinking sinker, the change has an other five to six inches of drop beyond that, and the slider is hard and the curve is very diff from slider.
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