Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 5/21/15

11:16
Eno Sarris: went here last weekend, couldn’t get the song out of my head

11:18
Eno Sarris:

12:00
Comment From smashinunicorns
AHHHHH STOP HITTING ENTER

12:00
Eno Sarris: morning

12:00
Comment From Shawn
Got my hands on some Sip of Sunshine. What are your thoughts on it? If I remember correctly you like over Heady Topper?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Yes! And that Fiddle beer, I like it over Heady too. I think Heady might be the sixth or seventh best beer in Vermont after I get my hands on some Hill Farmstead.

12:01
Comment From Shawn
Anibal Sanchez was just dropped in my 10 tm- use waiver priority to grab him or just stream the spot? Could use another SP

12:02
Eno Sarris: Anibal still ten team roster worthy.

12:02
Comment From smashinunicorns
Traded vmart and mookie for edwin. Lets take a moment to fap at my lineup. Grandal, Rizzo, Kipnis, Beltre, Castro, Harper, Stanton, B Hamilton, Pujols, Edwin. SCHWING!

12:02
Eno Sarris: Nice. When Billy Hamilton and Albert Pujols are the worst hitters in your lineup, you’re winning.

12:02
Comment From Julio Pepper
I want some validation after being mocked: Salazar’s better than Carrasco, right? The man looks filthy on the mound.

12:02
Eno Sarris: Both filthy, both have command and health issues.

12:02
Comment From Maxamuz

So many day games.

12:02
Comment From Nolan
Anthony Rizzo has made adjustments. Is he quickly becoming the games top 1B?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Starting to exceed even my high expectations for him.

12:03
Comment From STS
Work is out of the question when you are online!

12:03
Eno Sarris: For me, too.

12:03
Comment From Brad
Eno! Are you buying Yasmany Tomas yet? Has he made any noticeable adjustments?

12:03
Eno Sarris: We talked on the podcast about this, but I am surprised by the contact rate (average) and spray (average-ish). But! He still reaches way too much and swings a ton. I think the K% will go up.

12:04
Comment From Ron Swanson

12:04
Comment From All In
What are your thoughts on Jon Singleton – Destroying AAA. Do you think he can be something meaningful to the Astros this season? The more elaborate the response… the more appreciated!! Thanks a lot.

12:05
Eno Sarris: He’ll be up. They locked him into a contract, so there’s no need to keep him cheap. I figure they’re looking at the construction of the major league roster and don’t want to lose an asset to bring him up. But that K% (19%) in Triple-A is his best, and that’s good news.

12:05
Comment From Guest
What do you expect from Jamie Garcia? How many innings until his shoulder explodes again?

12:06
Eno Sarris: He always does well by arsenal score type analysis because all of his pitches get good whiffs, but for some reason he never gets good K% and his WHIP is always high. I think he might benefit from a different pitching coach, actually. He might be a great K guy if he went for the grounder less often. Anyway, he’ll be good/okay, and then he’ll be hurt.

12:06
Comment From Kris
Who appears in the Majors first: Rusney or Correa

12:06
Eno Sarris: Rusney

12:06
Comment From Miketron
With Crisp most likely heading the DL, how much run should we see out of Billy Burns?

12:06
Eno Sarris: He didn’t get a ton of ‘burn’ last time.

12:06
Comment From ReturnOftheMack
Spangenburg, Middlebrooks, Gyorko. Let’s play Keep, Trade,

12:07
Eno Sarris: Honestly, I don’t think you get any value in a trade from any of them unless it’s Spangenburg, and he’s playing best. You keep and you try to squeeze one starter out of the bunch.

12:08
Comment From Houzer
I’ve heard some fantasy analysts saying that Rusney Castillo will prob be a top 30 OF once called up. So would you rather- Gordon or Rusney once the call-up happens?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Gordon will hit more homers. He’ll probably get more plate appearances, so more R/RBI. Rusney will steal more and hit for better average, but in fewer PA. I’ll take Gordon.

12:08
Comment From Kris
Yunel or Kang in my SS slot until Segura/Correa are back/called up?

12:08
Eno Sarris: F it take Kang

12:09
Comment From hscer
Answer: Marvin Hudson, Angel Hernandez, Joe West, CB Bucknor, Bob Davidson, and Laz Diaz. Question: What is the worst conceivable postseason umpiring crew?

12:09
Eno Sarris: retorical

12:09
Comment From EW
Has Y. Tomas shown enough spark to justify ownership in an NL-only lg?

12:09
Eno Sarris: Oh yeah there, for sure.

12:10
Comment From RAGS
How scared are we that Tulo is headed for a lost year? In an NL-only league, if I can sell name-value and get 90 cents on the dollar, do I take it?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Not really that worried yet. I’ll keep him.

12:10
Comment From jocephus

12:10
Eno Sarris: Uh this is awesome.

12:10
Comment From Throneberryfieldsforever
Desperate for starting pitching now Eno, please rank these gentlemen: Samardzija, Colby Lewis, Phil Hughes. Many thanks.

12:10
Eno Sarris: Shar, Hughes, Lewis.

12:11
Comment From Sardinas Happ Abad Odor
Eno! I am in a shallow H2H league and need some advice at C. Who should I roll with ROS? Gattis, YMolina, YGomes, Wieters, or Vogt? Thanks

12:11
Eno Sarris: Vogt. Gattis. Yan.

12:12
Comment From Houzer
Jay Bruce … 25HR / 90RBI / 10SB seem about right for a finishing line?

12:12
Eno Sarris: Sure, but without looking, will take under on SB.

12:12
Comment From Andrew
Shouldn’t the value catcher’s provide by pitch framing be used as an argument in favor of using a digital strike zone? It rubs me the wrong way that the batter is being punished for doing something correct (laying off a ball). And with the new pitch framing metrics, this has been shown to alter the outcome of the game fairly significantly. Thoughts?

12:14
Eno Sarris: My piece went up about how framing has changed Andrew Cashner this year, so it’s crazy how framing gets its fingers into all parts of the game. But Questec/PFx got us this zone, too, so there are benefits and drawbacks. Here’s something I thought of recently: the human strike zone allows baseball to manipulate scoring without changing large-scale rules. Is that a benefit? Maybe. I might like a little more scoring without changing the mound height, for example.

12:14
Comment From Captain Obvious
Probably goes without saying Jose Quintana is a better play ROS than Carlos Rodon.

12:14
Eno Sarris: Need to see more changeups, or barring that, way better command of the slider.

12:14
Comment From Ryan Mattos
Loving Chase Anderson right now!

12:14
Eno Sarris: Me too! I think more Ks will come.

12:14
Eno Sarris: But it is worth noting that changeup swinging strike rate had the lowest correlation to overall swinging strike rate among the pitches.

12:15
Eno Sarris:

12:15
Comment From Johnny Weez
Pliny the Elder is better than Pliny the Younger…. discuss

12:16
Eno Sarris: Disagree! Pliny the Elder is yesterday’s best IPA. Pliny the Younger is today’s best Triple IPA.

12:16
Comment From Andrew
Start deGrom against the Cards today?

12:16
Eno Sarris: Always.

12:16
Comment From juan pierres mustache
you know how some players take to a new position well and others don’t? if you ever want to see a visual representation of that, watch mookie betts play CF last year and then watch hanley in LF this year.

12:17
Eno Sarris: Related to how well they did the last position!

12:17
Eno Sarris: Love how the Hanley to Manny transformation is now complete, too, with that throw right into the ground.

12:17
Comment From LarryA
I know its been an insane hot streak, but is Kipnis’s power back to where he used to be in 2013? can he get back to 15hrs / 20sbs?

12:18
Eno Sarris: I always thought he could. He was underprojected for power because of his injury last year. Of course, he’ll get to 15 homers in two streaks like this, that’s what he seems to do, but he’ll get there.

12:18
Comment From LarryA
Am I biased because I e-stalk you, or are Sours getting the push that IPAs got the past couple of years? Can you check if there has been a spike in Check-ins recently (Ex-Eno)

12:19
Eno Sarris: I will check this. It certainly seems this way, but then I give sours to some of my friends and I get the Bitter Beer face. “It’s vinegar, make salad dressing with it,” says my mom. (not a bad idea if it wasn’t so expensive, might be a good salad dressing)

12:19
Comment From Joey
Is it too soon to cut bait with Polanco? He doesn’t look like he has improved on last year at all…. looks worse actually

12:20
Eno Sarris: I still see a lot of talent. Still stealing bases, still making more contact than average. Still patient. Still athletic. Pulling the ball too much this year, sure, and for some reason K-ing more. And that play to end the extra-inning game was embarassing. But I don’t think the team has other options, and I think the 23 year old has a lot of improvement left.

12:20
Comment From mtsw
Due to wacky scoring system, Denard Span is one of the 10 most productive players in my fantasy league this season (despite missing time!). Is this awesome or should I be mad at my commissioner for making the league so wacky?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Boo. He should be useful but not essential.

12:21
Comment From Jonny
All closers and set up men are rostered in deep AL only. What MR/LRs do you like for ratios and K’s?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Carson Smith, Kevin Jepsen, Junichi Tazawa. Within a snort of saves too.

12:21
Comment From Chicago Mark
Any chance the Cubs call up Schwarber to play left field? Coghlin has been bad outside yesterday.

12:22
Eno Sarris: Hasn’t played outfield this year in Double-A. I think that makes it unlikely.

12:22
Comment From Josh G
What do you think of James Paxton ROS? He’s still showing control issues and the SwStr% is way down.

12:23
Eno Sarris: Honestly, he confounds me. I think he might be able to manage what he’s doing, he’s done it so far. But I keep looking for some sort of breakthrough because the stuff can seem so awesome at times.

12:23
Comment From mtsw
Tsuyoshi Wada: worth a look in 10 team league or looked good last night mostly cause of Petco?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Bad fastball will show up on warm days in smaller parks.

12:23
Comment From MSW
Shoemaker primed for a bounceback, right? Like him or Lohse ROS?

12:23
Eno Sarris: Shoe

12:23
Comment From Lance
Would you drop Blackmon for Rusney Castillo when he is up?

12:23
Eno Sarris: No

12:24
Comment From hondo
ENO IM MOVING TO PALO ALTO. how awesome is rose and crown.

12:24
Eno Sarris: Very! Well it doesn’t smell great and there’s a bit too much Palo Alto brewing on tap, but it changes the tap list a ton and the events are great. Let’s have a beer sometime.

12:24
Comment From RP
Still buying in on DeSclafani? I know it’s early still.

12:24
Eno Sarris: I’m still hanging out with him and Shane Greene, feeling pretty good. They have good stuff. Both are trying to figure out a new-ish arsenal.

12:25
Comment From Brad P
Do you have Gio as a top 30 SP rest of season? I know the underlying peripherals tell a more optimistic story than his ERA & WHIP. The eye test just seems to indicate he’s a bit more hittable and inconsistent this year.

12:26
Eno Sarris: Ground ball career high, swinging strike rate career low, many more sinkers. That seems reversable, if he wants to reverse it. Shape and velocity of his pitches is the same! Command problems haven’t completely returned.

12:26
Comment From Eric
Thoughts on Tolleson holding down the Texas closer role for the remainder of the season? Has an averageish fastball and what looks like two plus pitches (SL and CH).

12:27
Eno Sarris: You know, Feliz was at 93 and has okay swinging strike rates. Still possible he returns. But I do like Tolleson, better command than Burgos, the other new closer.

12:27
Comment From John
how much faab you spend on mccullers?

12:27
Eno Sarris: 6%? Good stuff, bad command.

12:28
Comment From Ryan+Mattos
C Anderson G Polanco for C Santana C McHugh Roto

12:28
Eno Sarris: Redraft yes, dynasty no.

12:29
Comment From BM
I still need a MI since the position still sucks in a shallow 5×5 redraft. Rank ROS Kang, Hardy, Phillips, Crawford, Pearce, Valbuena? Does Aaron Hill (ew) fit in with these guys?

12:29
Eno Sarris: Phillips Kang Hardy Pearce

12:30
Comment From Better hold in a keeper league: Daniel Norris or Gausman?
Better hold in a keeper league: Daniel Norris or Gausman?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Norris just because he’s not getting jerked around and isn’t hurt?

12:31
Comment From marc
suggestions for a beer novice? I want to try something really different. Not into IPAs or really hoppy beers. Thanks!

12:32
Eno Sarris: Saison Dupont. Goose Island Matilda. Firestone Walker Easy Jack. Rodenbach Grand Cru. If you like the first two, you might like Brett beers, which means you can check out some sours and saisons. The last one is a sour. The middle one is a session IPA, which isn’t super hoppy.

12:32
Comment From jon
Any reason to hold on to LaRoche (10-team) if I’ve already got Rizzo, (1B) Votto (Corner), Machado (3B), and Bryant (UTIL)?

12:32
Eno Sarris: Nope

12:32
Comment From Josh G
How much are you buying Rubby De La Rosa? Potential top 40 starter?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Consistent slider, good change, good velocity, okay command, should get more Ks, I think he can beat projections and be about 3.75/8.5k9/1.2 whip from here on out.

12:34
Comment From Dan
I have Seimen and Bogarts formy ss in a 12 team h2h Safe to drop Bogarts to clear roster space?

12:34
Eno Sarris: Redraft, okay.

12:34
Comment From smashinunicorns
Yards Love Stout *applause*

12:34
Comment From Joey
Worst crew has to include Jerry Meals!

12:34
Comment From hscer
Hughes, Lewis and the News

12:34
Eno Sarris: pieced together interlude

12:34
Comment From Reginald Denton III
What did you think of Bryce Harper’s ejection last night? He got a raw deal that time, didn’t he? He was back in the box and it was his dugout that pushed things too far.

12:35
Eno Sarris: Hot headed ump, hot headed player. “Get in the box” is “shut up boy” is inflammatory language.

12:35
Eno Sarris: Let’s just all swim mountain

12:36
Eno Sarris:

12:36
Comment From Josh G
Would you take whatever you could get for Corey Dickerson? Could the Rockies potentially shut him down for good?

12:36
Eno Sarris: I don’t think so. I wouldn’t sell low. Not like he was playing terribly while suffering. To some extent, it’s a pain threshold injury.

12:36
Comment From Won I
Do you wish you owned more Justin Upton shares?

12:37
Eno Sarris: Happy I kept my shares, not necessarily buying a ton more. Though if he changes teams at the end of the year…

12:37
Comment From Raoul Duke
Should I give up on Melky and LaRoche or keep starting them like an idiot?

12:37
Eno Sarris: I’ll keep starting Melky.

12:37
Comment From Legend of joe panik
Dynasty, votto carpenter and bogaerts for Bryant and tulo?

12:37
Eno Sarris: yes. (Bryant side)

12:38
Comment From John
Please tell me there are positives for Soler? Getting really frustrated with him.

12:38
Eno Sarris: He’s got way more power than this and he’s been going with the pitch more recently. He’s made two huge adjustments already in his career and he’s 23. I’ll buy your share if you want.

12:39
Comment From RAGS
Another NL-only q: Is there any upside in owning Eddie Butler if you have to take every start? Guys on the wire include Vogelsong, Kyle Kendrick, Jerome Williams and Hellickson.

12:39
Eno Sarris: Ottavino thought that Butler was a tweak away from glory, and I think that could be true. Great change. Good fastball. Needs something. The rest of the guys have one pitch or no pitch and are just as prone for blowups.

12:39
Comment From Jon
Still like Ziegler in Arizona for saves?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Best rule in saves is Who Got The Last One, so no.

12:40
Comment From Biggy
Mookie Betts: I know he has a low BABIP, but seriously. Doesn’t he at some point have to, you know, get hits to justify my rostering him as a starting OF? Thinking of going with Dexter Fowler instead

12:41
Eno Sarris: Above average hard hit % too. But there’s a pop-up problem there, too. His rest of season projections dwarf Fowler’s though.

12:41
Comment From Jeff Gross
who has a higher WAR from 2015-2020: Trout or Harper?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Maybe Harper. It’s possible that athleticism is covering up some of Trout’s issues, and if he declines a little bit there, we might see an earlier peak, while Harper is just now showing us what he’s got.

12:43
Comment From John
so myers is pretty much done for the next two months huh

12:44
Eno Sarris: Been dealing with this since high school it looks like. Dunno if that means two months. Or are they doing surgery.

12:44
Comment From Jeff Gross
What is the optimal grip for a spiegelau tulip glass?

12:44
Eno Sarris: The base has beer in it. Grip by the rim, keep your beer cold!

12:45
Comment From Parker
Eno, Mike Fiers has a cFIP of 86, an xFIP of 3.35, and a Siera of 3.27, yet he has a fastball velo of about 89.7. How and why?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Really good non fastballs, and a lot of rise on his fastball.

12:45
Comment From Matt
I’m going to Vermont for work next week. Best work trip ever?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Yes. Unfortunately no pro ball there.

12:45
Comment From Won I
What does that show you about Anderson’s change up?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Good for grounders. Gets whiffs too.

12:46
Comment From Jobu
Would you hold Osuna or drop him for Tolleson? Could drop Desclafani, but would like to drop him for Chase Anderson. 12 team roto dynasty. 5×5. Thanks.

12:46
Eno Sarris: If you dropping DeScla for Chase, I can do that. Cycle relievers. Get Tolleson, he’s closing now.

12:46
Comment From jon
I’m having a bottle of Dinner this weekend. I don’t have a question.

12:47
Eno Sarris: I’ve got Beetlegeuze (blueberry sour from Mikkeller) and Tropic King (tropical saison from Funkwerks) in the fridge myself. Oh and that horchata beer from The Bruery.

12:47
Comment From Jeff Gross
Pliny the Younger is not today’s best TRIPA — that’s Notorious from Boneyard. Now go do your penance, Eno.

12:48
Eno Sarris: Every time I say something like that, it has the invisible asterisk — “that I’ve had.” Because I haven’t had the Boneyard!

12:48
Comment From Johnny Weez
Fine, but Alpine Nelson is better than both!

12:48
Eno Sarris: Yes, but get the bottles, they come from up the hill. I’m officially worried about the kegs from green flash.

12:48
Comment From Biggy
I know the hype is high, but…….besides Trout, is Harper the best keeper commodity in the league? Or, still behind Goldie, Cutch, Cabrera, even Rizzo?

12:49
Eno Sarris: Ahead of the outfielders. Even with the first basemen, take your picks. Younger than most of them, so probably ahead of Miggie, if that’s possible.

12:49
Comment From Jeff Gross
“Hanley being Manny”

12:49
Comment From juan pierres mustache
best part of the hanley fail throw is that mookie doesn’t even seem surprised and is ready to respond immediately. it probably happens all the time in practice

12:49
Comment From Fister? I barely knew her!
Re: Hanley’s throw into the ground… Did anyone else noticed that he tried to throw it and then hilariously walked in the opposite direction of the ball? At least Mookie will try to clean up the mess…

12:50
Comment From The Maddness
Realistically, what can I get for an injured Lucroy? He was doing pretty lousy before the injury. Should I wait for him to come back? I’m rolling Caleb Joseph out there now but I am looking to pick up D’arnaud when he gets activated.

12:50
Eno Sarris: Stick with Lucroy, he’s great.

12:50
Comment From smashinunicorns
are you on UnTappd?

12:50
Eno Sarris: enosarris

12:50
Comment From Tom
Sour Beers = Emporer’s New Clothes …

12:50
Eno Sarris: except that sours are the oldest beer style

12:51
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Let’s face it, Jesse Hahn has been bad. Thoughts?

12:51
Eno Sarris: Great command, good ground ball rate, good WHIP, more changeups, I see things to like. I think he’s still a twelve-teamer at home, and I think he’ll get more Ks with the curve soon.

12:52
Comment From Snarfle
I was having dreams to an NPR fundraiser, and in the dream my friend was like “come to the A’s game!” and I was like, “I dunno, I had to wake up really early for a public radio thing.”

12:52
Comment From Art Vandelay
I stopped into The Rare Barrel this weekend, the coffee brew (All Systems Go, I think?) was really unique. I was a little disappointed that Forces Unseen were the only bottles they were selling, that was easily the worst one we tried.

12:52
Eno Sarris: I love that place. Ensorcelled is magic.

12:52
Comment From Yes my parents named me after Brian Eno
So, my 7 year old daughter is being bullied at school by a boy. I’ve taught her to go for a shot to the bridge of his nose as last resort. Yesterday, same thing only she tells me “I think I can get a clean shot”….do I give her the green light?

12:53
Eno Sarris: No idea. I’m a pacificist, but that crap ain’t cool. I think you tell her to keep her eyes open and if he ever makes a move, be ready for groin or nose. It’s always less trouble if the other one makes the first move.

12:53
Comment From Trillium is the best
How much regression do you see for Shelby Miller? I traded Hunter Pence for him (no room in my OF for him) in 10 team h2h cat. league.

12:54
Eno Sarris: He’s doing everything I laid out for him, so no, I think he’s made the changes he needed to. Look at his career numbers. He’s good.

12:54
Comment From Ya Kid
Thoughts on using Rosario as a C until Morneau returns, which could be a while?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:54
Comment From Josh G
Brenner’s Star Baby IPA. Enough said.

12:55
Eno Sarris:

12:55
Comment From Bob the Grifter
Is Yasmani Grandal suddenly a top five catcher?

12:55
Eno Sarris: He’s Devin Mesoracoing.

12:56
Comment From I am not a Doctor
Great discussion of injuries on S&TB! Martinez & Werth on waivers. Which one if either do I pick up in an OBP league for which one if any of Soler, Calhoun or Souza?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Stand pat.

12:57
Comment From Ampersand
Found Fresh Squeezed IPA in an unexpected place (I live in DC) and just finished my first 6 pack. So fantastic.

12:57
Eno Sarris: Isn’t it? That and Red Chair made me totally reevaluate Deschutes.

12:57
Comment From smashinunicorns
Calling this shot. 900 footer from Stanton in 5 minutes.

12:57
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Brett Anderson worth holding onto in a 10 team mixed? I mostly like what he’s done his last few outings.

12:57
Eno Sarris: Streamer.

12:57
Comment From Dave
Sit shoemaker today @Tor?

12:57
Eno Sarris: I am. I still like Shoemaker, but we have to be a little careful about homers.

12:57
Comment From Gabe
Any thoughts on Matz?

12:58
Eno Sarris: Love him, but love Syndergaard more.

12:58
Comment From Johnny Weez
So, I’m leaving San Diego and moving to LA. I know, I’m not thrilled, but what are some solid LA breweries that can ease the pain of leaving Societe, Saint Archer, Modern Times, and Monkey Paw behind?

12:58
Eno Sarris: El Segundo, Golden Road I guess? Couldn’t get into Father’s Office because I had my kids, and they also like ketchup (NO KETCHUP THERE), but Sunset Beer company was fun.

12:59
Comment From Anon
Is there a source or website to see how players perform against different pitch speeds? For example, if one wanted to examine Harper’s stats against 95+ mph pitches.

12:59
Eno Sarris: Brooks Baseball has some of that stuff for batters.

12:59
Comment From JT Smooth
Is there any reason for optimism regarding Wily Coyote Peralta besides dat velo?

12:59
Eno Sarris: Bad command of two sliders and a big fastball is just always going to tantalize, I think. Trying to sell my deep share.

12:59
Comment From BM
Most important question I ever asked: Rank Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic. Galaxy

1:00
Eno Sarris: Nelson, Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe, Motueka.

1:00
Comment From marc
How awesome is Arquimedes Caminero? any chance that once he irons out his mechanics he can be a right handed Chapman?

1:00
Eno Sarris: I’m a big fan and I think this year or next he’ll get saves for that team and has a chance to be dominant.

1:00
Comment From Alan
How much FAAB do you spend to pick up Y Ventura?

1:00
Eno Sarris: 11-16%. Big stuff, but the results for his career have been meh.

1:01
Comment From Joe Angel
Is any part of what Jimmy “Hit” Paredes providing sustainable?

1:03
Eno Sarris: Hard%, Oppo%, LD% all up big. So maybe he regresses to a .320 BABIP and a .260 BA. Still would be surprised if he hit 10 more homers. And where has the speed gone.

1:04
Comment From marc
whats a better lineup? HanRam at SS and Soler in the OF or Kang at SS and HanRam in the OF?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Han Soler

1:05
Comment From ashtray
What if everything was spiders?

1:05
Eno Sarris:

1:05
Comment From ashtray
Arenado’s OPS at home is .300 lower than on the road. How?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Puts a lot of balls into play and Coors inflates BABiP more than anything! (Still love him)

1:05
Comment From Seabass
Don’t do that to the possum, man. That’s just weird.

1:05
Comment From Guest
Any gluten free beer suggestions?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Ciders?

1:06
Comment From jt
Eno! My pitching staff is lynn, wacha, salazar, tanaka, hutchinson, descalfani, shoemaker and smyly, is not doing well for me. should i make a splash or hold tight in a 14 team mixed league?

1:07
Eno Sarris: I’ve got a similar staff that I’m staring a hole into. I just don’t like putting a hole in the boat somewhere else to get pitching. Maybe just cut bait on Smyly and Hutchison for some high upside plays in pitching?

1:07
Comment From MSW
Had my first proper sour over the weekend, from a local outfit here in Queens called Singlecut. I thought it was kinda like salt and vinegar chips. The first taste was weird but by the fourth or fifth I was basically addicted and drank them all night. Any other sours available in the NYC market I should look for?

1:09
Eno Sarris: You know, the Goose Island sisters (Juliette, Halia) are really good. If you ever see Cantillon or Drei Foneteinen, jump. I don’t know the NYC market so well, and I think a ton of sours are west coast. Oh right Allegash makes some good ones: http://www.beergraphs.com/l…

1:09
Comment From jocephus
It often makes you wonder
In strength who has the edge
The longest steel beam structure
That spans the highest ridge
Or the men that built the bridge

1:09
Comment From More like Oscar Mayers
Hey Eno thanks for that Wil Myers is finally healthy article.

1:09
Eno Sarris: inoright

1:09
Comment From Yes my parents named me after Brian Eno
You know they’ll shut down Souza before he gets near the single season K record. Do you see him getting 20/20 before they shut him down? Do you think he can cut down his k rate?

1:10
Eno Sarris: I’m sure they don’t care about the single season K rate, and I do think he can cut it a bit. Just getting to know the league.

1:10
Comment From jv
Brandon Belt has turned the corner.

1:10
Eno Sarris: I do like that he’s going oppo again. It’s frustrating to me how binary he is. He’s either a spray-hitting guy with good patience or he’s a slugger with a terrible K%.

1:11
Comment From Bryceroni
Does trading Corey Dickerson on a cheap contract (1 year keeper) for an expensive Starling Marte make me better this year?

1:11
Eno Sarris: Only losing one year of Dickerson, huh? Might be worth it if you’re in the money.

1:12
Comment From Pop
Say something nice about Mike Napoli

1:13
Eno Sarris: Second-best K% of his career? Even with worst hard-hit of career, he’s above average there? Still playing?

1:13
Comment From LarryA
Can you make your BG podcasts downloadable?

1:13
Eno Sarris: They are on itunes, so they should be downloadable there?

1:14
Comment From Marty
I have Grandal filling in for Gomes who comes back next week. is tyson ross a good target for one of them? think i can do better?

1:14
Eno Sarris: people don’t seem to want to trade for catchers, do they? I think Ross is an okay pickup.

1:15
Eno Sarris:

1:15
Comment From marc
Better Keeper for next year only Kang or Russell?

1:16
Eno Sarris: I like Russell, but he’s so young and he may be a better points/real life guy. A week from now, this may look stupid, but I like Kang, and he’s in his peak. IF it’s just for a year, you can’t wait forever for Russell to hit his peak, which might be in four years.

1:16
Comment From John
Is Mesoraco a lot cause for 2015? He’s on waivers and my catching options are limited…worth a scoop or is surgery imminent?

1:16
Eno Sarris: He’s going to squat or get off the potty this week, well he’s already squatting. If you think you have fast fingers, you can leave him on the wire.

1:17
Comment From Andrew
What is wrong with my young player that hasn’t hit so far in a month and a half, Eno?!?!?!

1:17
Eno Sarris: He’s broken and you’re a fool.

1:17
Comment From Yes my parents named me after Brian Eno
Has Timmy finally learned to “pitch” rather than throw? He looked great against LA last night.

1:17
Eno Sarris: I don’t think so. He’s aiming for the middle of the zone, and I think that will lead to homers soon. Also, he’s throwing junk in all counts, and I think a few teams would do well just to not swing against him.

1:18
Comment From JC
Are you buying Ethier’s hot start?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Until Puig returns.

1:18
Comment From guy
brandon moss for starlin castro in an ops league?

1:18
Eno Sarris: Sure

1:19
Comment From GK
Salazar or Buchholz tonight?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Salazar

1:19
Comment From Jimbo
Tolleson or Ramos ROS?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Ramos

1:19
Comment From John
how much faab on burgos, assuming he keeps the role? and does this mean Hudson at this point is completely useless in an NL only dynasty… I got him at $1, when it looked like he still had a shot to be in the rotation; then they talked about maybe he could be a closer. now hes just???

1:19
Eno Sarris: Hudson told me he’s trying to stretch out slowly this year, with an eye on the rotation next year. Burgos is worth your standard 11-16% just because any new closer is worth that, but his command can be terrible.

1:20
Comment From Rick
Vogt has cooled considerably. What do you think he’s got left in the tank for this year? Another 10HR? .270 BA?

1:20
Eno Sarris: I think he can do that yes.

1:21
Comment From Josh
Someone in my 12 team roto dropped Cashner. Who out of this group would be the best guy to drop to grab him: Hughes, Syndergaard, Quintana, or Porcello?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Porcello’s transition to a conventional pitcher from a ground-ball one is complete, and he’s meh now.

1:21
Comment From carl
Is randall Delgado ever going to get into the rotation?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Not this year, but has outside shot at closer if Burgos implodes and Reed doesn’t figure it out.

1:22
Comment From Lars
If / when you are in England, would you drink your beer warm Eno?

1:22
Eno Sarris: Lived there for a year. Lived on cold lagers and pilsners. Staropramen!

1:22
Comment From John
re: myers – i just read it was the same injury that made him miss 70 games last year? so obviously, as one of my big acquisitions in my nl only roto league, i am concerned

1:23
Eno Sarris: He actually hurt his wrists in the past. This one is tendonitis brought on by bone spurs. So it’s a big ‘dunno.’

1:23
Comment From Johnny Weez
I have the Stone Enjoy After 10/31/15. The bottle says you don’t necessarily have to wait. Should I?

1:23
Eno Sarris: I’m going to move soon and am I going to bring that with me? Sigh.

1:23
Comment From BM
I’ll poop on that party. I think dinner is way overrated. Smells great, tastes like disappointment.

1:23
Eno Sarris: Lunch was awesome.

1:24
Comment From Trillium is the best
Trillium Melcher Street DDH Ipa is in my fridge as well as Sip of Sunshine, Be Hoppy…Trillium is da best.

1:24
Eno Sarris: Had Galaxy Fort Point and it was grassy and fruity, which was fun. I want more of their stuff.

1:25
Comment From Kris
4 hits 1 walk 3 ER in 1st for Archie vs Mia

1:25
Eno Sarris: So not in on him.

1:25
Comment From Johnny Weez
Alex Blandino’s real name is Alexxandre. FYI

1:25
Eno Sarris: Love him more now. Stanford pride.

1:25
Comment From george
Lagares or inciarte ros?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Inciarte.

1:26
Comment From John
in my local beer bar, they have different beer clubs… you drink 50 different beers, you become a “port city low life” with a t-shirt, bumper sticker and occasionally low life only beers on tap. now i am going for the “cask crusader” where i have to drink 50 different casks. That takes considerably longer, but the t-shirt is sweet because it has a monty python knight on the back. Then again, 50 beers there is like $300 bucks, so it better be a sweet t-shirt

1:26
Eno Sarris: /wipes ketchup off current t-shirt
/checks empty wallet

1:27
Comment From juan pierres mustache
Eno Sarris Advice For Child Combat Chat

1:27
Comment From John
im on untappd!

1:27
Comment From John
can someone post a video of that hanley throw

1:27
Comment From hscer
If the school officials are the usual milquetoasts, by all means, green light.

1:27
Comment From danny c
with regards to arbitration, would it be cheaper for a team to use 3 closers, each getting an equal amount of save chances or one set closer?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Each save is worth about $50k, some recent research showed, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was unequal. if you share saves, none of the pitchers can claim to be the sole closer. Other idea is just to use the guy closes to FA.

1:29
Comment From Jeff Gross
Consumer guide to beer – the top, not-impossible-to-acquire, non-one-off beers by style to seek out (ones that should not *totally* break the bank either)

American Wild Ales:
-Russian River Framboise for a Cure
-Jester King Atrial Rubicite
-Side Project Saison du Fermier
-Hill Farmstead Anna

Belgian Sours
-Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
-Cantillon Vigneronne
-Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
-Tilquin Quetsche

Hoppy Beer (TG is disqualified since their head brewer is no longer there):
-Surly Abrasive Ale
-Alpine Nelson (non-Green Flash batches)
-Alchemist Focal Banger/Heady Topper
-Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #4

Stout:
-Bourbon County Brand Stout + French Press
-Old Rasputin (yup)
-Cigar City Marshal Zhukov
-Central Waters Space Ghost
-Lagunitas High Westified

1:29
Eno Sarris: Agree with a lot of this

1:29
Comment From Yes my parents named me after Brian Eno
Who do we see get a MLB start first Matz or Nola?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Nola, and be excited.

1:30
Comment From Hoff
Of the pitchers coming back from injury, who can help a staff more: Morton or Corbin?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Corbin

1:30
Comment From Chris
How do you find beers you want to try? Beermenus and Untappd have searches. Anything else?

1:30
Eno Sarris: BeerGraphs leaderboards, here, BeerGraphs Friday chats, twitter, in my mailbox.

1:31
Comment From juan pierres mustache
just went to order lunch and tried to dial the number of the credit card i’m using to pay with. i can definitely be trusted with secure information

1:31
Comment From Ampersand
Also in LA area: The Bruery. Visited while I was in the area and it was a highlight of the trip

1:32
Comment From Bigglesworth
Buxton is tearing it up. Call up soon ? Related question: Michael Taylor worth hanging on to ?

1:32
Eno Sarris: They’ve cycled through almost all of their options. Might see him this year, but might only be in September. Hang on to Taylor for the next month or so.

1:33
Comment From Chicago Mark
Asked Cameron without answer yesterday. Do you think the BBWAA have turned a page and are looking at more than just triple crown numbers for MVP? Or was it just Miggy down year/injured? If the latter, how much love does Cruz get this year?

1:33
Eno Sarris: Change comes slowly. Some look past triple-crown numbers, but it’s easier to do so if they’re not actually a triple crown attached to it. That’s a singular event that gets a lot of attention.

1:34
Eno Sarris:

1:34
Comment From buctober
Finally going to my first pirate game of the year. Two questions, isnt PNC park perfect? and two how great of a pitching matchup is Cole v. Thor?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Perfect in every way except maybe beer and the press box (up top). But those might be things you don’t care about. That pitcing matchup will be fire. I’ll be watching.

1:35
Comment From RP
Should we wait out V-Mart, or can we ditch him if there are needs elsewhere?

1:35
Eno Sarris: Wait

1:35
Comment From Fister? I barely knew her!
How are you determining these %’s for FAAB pickups?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Experience. How many of those types of pickups I’d like to make in a season. Time of year — I like making bigger acquisitions earlier, when you have more season ahead of you.

1:36
Comment From Shawn
How do you pronounce Gose (the beer, not the Tigers CF)?

1:36
Eno Sarris: goes. There’s also Geuze, which is more ‘eh’ than ‘oh’

1:37
Comment From Fister? I barely knew her!
Most beers from Yards brewery in Philly are Gluten free

1:37
Comment From smashinunicorns
Green’s Gluten Free beers are all pretty decent

1:37
Comment From RP
Omission is a GF brewery that is not bad, they make a APA, IPA, and Lager.

1:37
Comment From Kris
My girlfriend is allergic to gluten so some gluten free rec’s: Mead (B.Nektar is really good)! and Stone’s Delicious IPA is gluten reduced (can’t be called gluten free because it has a microscopic amount). And Wicked Weed makes some amazing gluten reduced beers.

1:37
Comment From jocephus
4 day weekend for me starting tomorrow, i plan to drink beer, eat doritos and watch baseball. that cool?

1:37
Eno Sarris: of course

1:38
Comment From Andrew
Buchholz has a FIP of 2.88 and an xFIP of 2.96. Does he seem like the best fantasy asset in the Sawx rotation?

1:39
Eno Sarris: I just feel like we’ve seen this from him all the time. I know he’s worked on his changeup, and he’s throwing the fewest fastballs of his career, and his strikeout rate is up, but I just don’t trust him.

1:39
Comment From John
should i even bother watching the mets today

1:39
Eno Sarris: I love DeGrom, I’m watching.

1:40
Comment From Midgets
I have a friend who is a ER Doctor. Guy comes into the ER every 4/5 weeks with a bladder infection. Doc can’t figure this out, finally talks to the guy and just asking questions. Turns out the guy was emptying his bladder, inserting a catheter and then filling his bladder up with wine for parties. Human decanter!

1:40
Eno Sarris: Wut.

1:40
Comment From Maxamuz
Souza 56 Total Bases – 58 Ks

1:40
Comment From Josh G
Time to cut ties with Addison Russell in a 12 teamer?

1:40
Eno Sarris: Redraft? yes. And I love him, I swear.

1:40
Comment From MSW
Is Dickey droppable in a 12 team h2h points? Love the guy but the BBs and lack of Ks are killing me.

1:41
Eno Sarris: yes.

1:41
Comment From Shawn
You rolling with Alex Wood against Mil tomorrow? Worried all those righties could do some damange and K’s still haven’t shown up consistenly

1:41
Eno Sarris: He’s home at least, so yeah.

1:41
Comment From L. Scott
Is Joc Pederson’s plunge in production a product of: A) moving to the top of the lineup so worse pitches to hit B) natural regression from his ridiculous start or C) Pitchers have figured him out, he could be doomed

1:41
Eno Sarris: mostly B

1:42
Comment From Houzer
Any meaningful SP prospects left for this year in a redraft?

1:42
Eno Sarris: Luis Severino, Aaron Nola.

1:43
Comment From Will cashner turn it around?
Will cashner turn it around?

1:44
Eno Sarris: Hedge catching him now, so sure.

1:44
Comment From Christian Yelich
Why am I awful at hitting baseballs? Is there any hope for me or will i wallow in the abyss of a sophomore slump all year?

1:44
Eno Sarris: So. Many. Ground. Balls.

1:44
Comment From KDL
When you do interviews…who gives you the best material that you just can’t use…for whatever reason?

1:45
Eno Sarris: For different reasons, Dan Haren and Tim Hudson.

1:45
Comment From jocephus
were you a letterman guy?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Big fan, but over the years that time I once had reserved for late night shows has dwindled to nothing.

1:45
Comment From Marty
how about a nice hot sludgy Guiness and some bag juice for de pickney dem?

1:45
Eno Sarris: BAG JUICE FOR ME

1:45
Comment From Enos Liver
Do you ever worry about my Hard Hit %?

1:46
Eno Sarris: I manage that thing like it’s my job. Sober days, broccoli and water days, light days.

1:46
Comment From Marty
You’re moving? Dayn said the next move out of your first place of adult residence should be on a gurney.

1:47
Eno Sarris: I agree with him and I hope this is the last move for a long time. Well, okay, we’re moving out of the house to renovate it, and then back in. And then I told my friends I would have a yearly “we’re not moving” party to celebrate not moving.

1:47
Comment From Joe panik
Am i Matt carpenter 2.0? Great discipline, high average, solid d, and emerging 10 homer power, batting 2nd in a decent lineup on a good team

1:47
Eno Sarris: Less power.

1:47
Eno Sarris: Fewer walks.

1:47
Eno Sarris: But I did think Panik could keep doing this.

1:47
Comment From zwibi
you said you were so not in on bradley. Not saying i disagree, but can you go into more detail? I know the kid is wild but he doesnt seem all that much different from any young guy that throws way to hard

1:48
Eno Sarris: No changeups. No history of grounders before big leagues.

1:48
Comment From Enos Liver
Cut Walker or Hutch for Rubby?

1:48
Eno Sarris: Hutch, why not.

1:48
Comment From Marty
I once got put on a week “vacation” in high school for giving the guy who kept bugging me every day a black eye. Guess what? Never had that issue again.

1:49
Eno Sarris: I guess I just didn’t have as much experience with this. Never bullied, never gave or received a black eye, only fought a couple times, and usually with friends over video games.

1:49
Comment From Marty
I have two rules in life. 1) Violence is never the answer 2) Sometimes people just need to be hit. Somehow it works out.

1:49
Comment From Mort
Alarm just rang. Time to poop!

1:49
Comment From Mickey
Is cashner worth picking up in a 10 team league?

1:49
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:49
Comment From Norman
Why wouldn’t teams acquire more elite relief pitchers so they can just have mid-tier starters pitch only 5 innings?

1:50
Eno Sarris: You might need to then carry 13 pitchers, which means having an elite utility guy.. but I mean, it’s not far from the Royals.

1:50
Comment From Pop
Who is Nola?

1:50
Eno Sarris: Aaron Nola on the Phillies. Pretty close, has great mix. Enough velocity, and plus command.

1:50
Comment From Mort
Doolittle’s velocity is way down – chance Clippard holds the role? Drop Clip for Burgos?

1:50
Eno Sarris: Yeah I hope my man Sean figures it out. Hold Clip.

1:50
Comment From Art Vandelay
Buxton tearing it up? He’s got a 116 wRC+ in AA…

1:51
Eno Sarris: yeah that was weird but maybe it’s recent tear.

1:51
Comment From Warren
I love Thor, but trading him and Vogt for Price is solid right?

1:51
Eno Sarris: Redraft? Sure. Keeper? Depends on spot in the standing.

1:51
Comment From John
a gose is a salt beer, a gueze is a sour beer

1:51
Eno Sarris: I was talking about pronunciation, but yes this is true.

1:52
Comment From Bravesfan09
Jace Peterson top 10 2B next season?

1:53
Eno Sarris: He’s doing enough to hold off Peraza, and I like him, but no power, and only limited speed — top 15 maybe.

1:53
Comment From My Shirona
degrom with almost 60 pitches through 2 innings and only 1 hit. How?

1:53
Eno Sarris: All the strikeouts.

1:53
Comment From Brian
Is Napoli finally heating up, or is he the same player as last season?

1:53
Eno Sarris: Contact rate suggests that if he does get back to last year’s stats, it will be with slightly better BA.

1:53
Comment From schaden
I can see why you wouldn’t be able to answer my Morneau question, with all these beer remarks to get to……..

1:54
Eno Sarris: I hate playing doctor. It’s bad for Morneau, but is he ready to retire because of it? Also, I get thousands of questions.

1:54
Comment From jocephus
GRICHUK WAS DRAFTED BEFORE TROUT!

1:54
Comment From Gary
How many people are usually in these chats?

1:55
Eno Sarris: Hard to know at any one time, but I usually get about 1200 clicks while it’s live, and I think that only counts uniques.

1:55
Comment From Gary
Has your outlook on the future value of Yelich as a baseball changed at all? I realize it’s only two months, but his track record was only 900 PA to begin with.

1:55
Eno Sarris: Wanted him to improve his ground-ball rate, not make it worse.

1:55
Comment From Maxamuz

1:56
Comment From Jeff Gross
12 TM 5×5 roto. I have Correa and Schwarber on the bench, but Addison Russel, Steve Pearce, Kevin Keirmeir as my starters. I’m OK…right?

1:56
Eno Sarris: That’s heavy on upside and light on the now. Addison not a great 5×5 guy right now.

1:56
Comment From Ampersand
wait wait, I’m pretty sure Gose has two syllables… goes-uh

1:56
Eno Sarris: I’ve heard it that way, and in German it would be that way.

1:57
Comment From Kris
Picking up a Mexican Cake at noon then seeing Moncada at 7 on Saturday. yay

1:57
Eno Sarris: banner weekend

1:57
Comment From juan pierres mustache
the future value of yelich as a baseball would be very low. he is too large and reacts poorly to being struck with a bat

1:57
Comment From handy afterall
when nova comes up, drop either of Hahn or Jesse Chavez for him?

1:58
Eno Sarris: Not Hahn, maybe not even Chavez. Fastball curveball guy, and how will his breaker look right back from surgery, or his command?

1:58
Comment From hscer
Who will end up second on the Nats in homers – Zim (5), Espinosa (5), Desmond (4), or other?

1:58
Eno Sarris: Zimmerman?

1:58
Eno Sarris: I CAUGHT UP!

1:58
Comment From Tiger
When do we get a set of your updated pitcher ranks?

1:58
Eno Sarris: Maybe I can get to it next week!

1:58
Eno Sarris: I’ve got to go!

1:59
Eno Sarris:

1:59
Eno Sarris: WEST JAMAICA, WHERE I’M FROM

1:59
Comment From Dude
Later Eno

2:00
Comment From juan pierres mustache
im making noises on the internet





With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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Thoughts on Tomas? Am I crazy to like him more than Mous for the rest of the season?