Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/11/15

11:19
Eno Sarris: just watched this with my sons and they approve this message

11:19
Eno Sarris:

12:01
Comment From hscer
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggeno?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Yeah, hey, I’m caught up!

12:02
Comment From hscer
Question

12:02
Eno Sarris: Gotta do better than that, it’s just you and me kid.

12:02
Comment From hscer
This is my chance and I’m blowing it.

12:02
Eno Sarris: Yup, other people all showed up and stuff.

12:02
Comment From hscer
I’m trying to do better than ask yet another Danny Espinosa question.

12:03
Eno Sarris: No.

12:03
Comment From Rob
Rank for ROS: Kang, Bogaerts, Semien, Zobrist, Lindor

12:03
Eno Sarris: Zobrist is so safe, I’ll take him first, then Kang, Semien, XB.

12:03
Comment From Shawn
Thoughts on Tyson Ross? A good buy target? Loads of GBs and Ks, just needs to cut back on the BBs a little bit?

12:04
Eno Sarris: Yeah I wish I liked his mechanics or arsenal a little better, but he’s been excellent.

12:04
Comment From Tommy Lasordid
Would major league managers benefit from a deck of Oblique Strategy cards?

12:04
Eno Sarris: I’m not sure they’d get them. Well, Maddon would, I bet.

12:04
Comment From John
Thoughts on Vincent Velazquez going forward? Anything more than a streaming starter in a beautiful shallow 10 team league?

12:04
Eno Sarris: The change was a bit hard, he was a bit wild, but the breakers and velocity were good. In a ten teamer, though, the bar is so high.

12:04
Comment From Brian
Eno, what do you think is Jon Niese’s trade value? Miley returned Rubby DLR and a prospect, Norris returned LJ Hoes, Porcello returned a lot.

12:05
Eno Sarris: Looks like he’s not enough for a retiring third baseman with terrible stats. I think the shoulder problems, combined with his mediocre stuff, overwhelm a reasonable contract.

12:05
Comment From ryN
Is it worth owning anyone in the Cubs bullpen right now in a 12-teamer?

12:05
Eno Sarris: Take your Pick. I have them Strop Rondon Soriano Motte.

12:05
Comment From Carson Smith
Yay for me! Do I keep the closer’s job ROS?

12:07
Eno Sarris: Rodney… I don’t usually go into body language and stuff, but that dude doesn’t seem like he cares much. And he has such bad command that if he can’t get ahead to use the splitter, batters can leave the bats on their shoulder. I’d put Smith a step behind some of the new closers like AJ Ramos, but I would call him the closer right now at least, which is different than calling him a fill-in.

12:07
Comment From Guest
Sup Eno, have a dilemma hoping you can help me out with. I’m supposedly really important to the future and it turns out there may be a cyborg from the future here to destroy me. My mom is going to help me out I think, and I’m 12 BTW

12:07
Eno Sarris: I hope you have that thingy that lets you take money out of any ATM.

12:07
Comment From Shyam
According to zips ROS, 1.3 WAR for Kimbrel, 0.9 for Maybin. How bad was that trade?

12:07
Eno Sarris: I don’t think there is that bad of a trade where you trade a reliever and get real-life assets back.

12:08
Comment From George be Curious
Did you hear about the closed door meeting John Farrell had with Koji the other day? Seems odd and slightly concerning, yet I’ve heard very little about it since!

12:08
Eno Sarris: Wonder if it was about fatigue, looking to the future. Junichi Tazawa is one of the better speculations right now.

12:08
Comment From Shawn
Hangover Cure?

12:08
Eno Sarris: Gatorade and eggs.

12:09
Eno Sarris: Not together that would be gross.

12:09
Comment From Pale Hose
Eno, what are some players that you’ve talked to that you would say have a more instinctual approach to the game?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Chris Carter didn’t even know he was in the midst of his worst strikeout period of his career when I talked to him. Sometimes players just don’t want to tell me stuff, I guess. Adrian Gonzalez claimed that his shoulder never changed his pull/oppo splits, but that’s impossible. Then there are the barrel on the ball cats, Hosmer and Joc.

12:10
Comment From G
Wieters or Hundley? Or should I try to roster both?

12:10
Eno Sarris: Hundley I guess.

12:10
Comment From Bryan
How different are Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant in a dynasty league?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Not that different except that Arenado has the risk of being a worse player after a trade, Bryant doesn’t really have that risk. But why would the Rockies trade him.

12:11
Comment From Trade spec..
If Papelbon gets traded is Giles > Clippard ROS?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:11
Comment From I Love Churros!
Thoughts on Vince Velasquez after his major league debut? Should I be running out to scoop him in my AL-only league?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Yes!

12:11
Comment From Zach Sanders
[Insert totally unprompted question here that in no way is meant to drum up other questions from the audience]

12:11
Eno Sarris: boys got my back

12:12
Eno Sarris: (There are suddenly hundreds of question in the queue again)

12:12
Comment From Jai
Is receiving Cashner for K. Morales worth it if I have Alex Guerrero and Souza on my bench?

12:12
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:12
Comment From Ev
Eovaldi or Velasquez ROS?

12:12
Eno Sarris: VV

12:12
Comment From Jack
Quick real baseball question: what could the Nats get for Espinosa, who is proving that his is very valuable, in a trade? Also you coming to DC for the meetup?

12:13
Eno Sarris: I think they need to keep him for depth. Rendon and all. Not coming to DC, but putting together a July 16 one in Chicago.

12:13
Comment From BM
ENO ENO ENO! Who’s my dropper when Dickerson comes back? Reddick, Souza, Pedro Alvarez, Fowler? Or should I just get rid of Addison Reed and keep the bench bat?

12:13
Eno Sarris: Reddick

12:13
Comment From Pale Hose
Three true outcomes of Eno: whiff (Hosmer), walk (Harper), home run (Moss).

12:13
Comment From jocephus
are you familiar with tallgrass brewing? specifically 8-bit or 16-bit

12:14
Eno Sarris: appropriately grassy IPAs. Had some in Chicago. Liked but didn’t love.

12:14
Comment From Kenny Powers
Too soon to stash Jose Berrios in my AL-only league? I’m very much in contention and don’t want to occupy a bench spot for too long, but man, I really want this guy on my team!!!

12:14
Eno Sarris: I mean if not now, never.

12:14
Comment From Jackson
Was offered Archie Bradley for Miguel Sano in a semi dynasty points league. Who would you rather own going forward?

12:14
Eno Sarris: Sano Sano Sano Sano Sano Sano and Sano

12:14
Comment From John
14 team points keeper league, Thor or McHugh and Tanaka? I’m worried about Tanaka, but that seems like the obvious side where starters are highly valued

12:15
Eno Sarris: McHugh is a decent enough hedge to take Tanaka.

12:15
Comment From hscer
I’m glad the Yankees and Nationals are done playing just so we don’t have to hear about Harper bailing for New York the instant he’s a free agent, as if there aren’t 28 other teams–including some with more money than the Yankees now!

12:15
Eno Sarris: Lamest thing about the Yankees is hearing this about great players and it doesn’t even come from Yankee fans most of the time.

12:15
Comment From Robin
How close is the Dark Knight 2015 to the Dark Knight 2013? Wondering how to value him from here on out. Anything interesting regarding his command to comment on?

12:16
Eno Sarris: I think the homers are a result of some TJ-based loss in command, but I also think he can overcome it with stuff and is still at top-12er the rest of the way.

12:16
Comment From Jack
Do you still believe in Solar a) this year b) long term c) rather have him or Dickerson in a long term keeper league?

12:16
Eno Sarris: a) yes b) yes c) no – Dickerson is pretty special and steals bases and plays in Colorado.

12:16
Comment From Tod
Time to stash Matz?

12:16
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:16
Comment From Guest
Eno I have a bit of a quagmire here in that there are weird, paranormal things happening where I live in NYC. Who am I gonna call? ps I live in an abandoned fire house

12:16
Eno Sarris: WHO YOU GONNA CALL

12:17
Comment From The Jude Law Chovy
I gave up $1 Thor and $9 Pollock to get $13 Puig in a 16 team keeper league. Did I make a mistake and undervalue Pollock?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Pollock is great, but don’t look too much at WAR and the like in fantasy. Puig is the best fantasy asset in that deal.

12:17
Comment From Jays Fan II
Will Papelbon be a Blue Jay some time soon?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Or a cub? Should be a Tiger?

12:18
Comment From cwsoxfan
If the White Sox sweep a 1st place team, would anybody notice? Nope.

12:18
Eno Sarris: I still like that team but they need to find some pitchers for the back end of that rotation, and the bats need to get going a bit.

12:18
Comment From Fanboy
I love, love, love Eduardo Rodriguez. That is all…

12:19
Eno Sarris: He’s very impressive. Velocity with a good change, command doesn’t seem to be a problem, and the breaker is good enough.

12:19
Comment From Matt
Currently sporting a Greinke/Carrasco/Lackey/Heston/Chase/Gio/Elias/Hutch/ERod/Velazquez starting rotation in a 12 team weekly points league. How comfortable would you feel with that? Hitting is very good.

12:19
Eno Sarris: Looking good. Feel like Hutch is droppable at this point. Velocity back down off peak.

12:19
Comment From Tony the Tiger
Think we get a much improved VMart upon his return?

12:20
Eno Sarris: Improved from earlier this season, but less than last year. Guess that’s obvious.

12:20
Comment From Toronto Blue Jays
~~Post this if you’re a strong independent Baseball team who don’t need no closer in your life~~

12:20
Eno Sarris: Was it like a month of zero saves for the team or something?

12:20
Comment From BM
By the way, screw shallow leagues and their high replacement level.

12:21
Eno Sarris: Have a hard time giving advice for them. Get the best player in every trade, go for upside on the wire I guess.

12:21
Comment From Bojack Horseman
How do you deal with the asshole owner in your fantasy league whose sole negotiating tactic is to belittle you and insist that they don’t really like the players they’re trying to acquire?

12:21
Eno Sarris: Earplugs and silence, but continued offers. It’s hard enough to get trades done. If you start ignoring idiots, you’ll never get a trade done.

12:21
Comment From cwsoxfan
Thoughts on Hector Olivera? Thanks

12:22
Eno Sarris: Ug. 30 and has some sort of energy disorder and is on a team full of options? Ug.

12:22
Comment From Bruce
Any impact SP going to be called up this year that isnt currently owned in my Otto league? Brian Johnson in BOS maybe?

12:22
Eno Sarris: That’s decent. Aaron Nola? Zach Lee? Not sure they are impact guys. Berrios of course.

12:23
Comment From Julio Pepper
I know this is a better question for Kiley, but suppose there were a 50FV player, but he was guaranteed to reach that (i.e. no variance around his projection). Would he go 1.1 in almost every draft?

12:23
Eno Sarris: I’d say yes if it was my squad. I like upside, but you guys know that I like floor a bit more when it comes to prospects.

12:23
Comment From Tony
Gardner keep it up the rest of the year? Need help in SB’s and based on our leagues setup he should be pretty attainable via trade.

12:24
Eno Sarris: Yeah he doesn’t seem like he’s over his head all nuts

12:24
Comment From Gary
Any insight on Miller? I’m gonna get killed in saves now.

12:24
Eno Sarris: Can’t drop him until it IS TJ.

12:24
Comment From The Jude Law Chovy
Mookie is just getting unlucky right? What outfield tier would you consider him fitting into next year? 16 team mixed league.

12:24
Eno Sarris: A little bit. Some pop-ups in there, too, which might rob him of a little batting average.

12:24
Comment From WT
if Cozart’s down for awhile – it looks bad – what are your thoughts on Eugenio Suarez?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Best option for NL-only players that need to replace Cozart.

12:25
Comment From Bryan
Concerned about Ian Kennedy ROS? It has not been pretty.

12:25
Eno Sarris: I dropped him in my twelve-team mixer with a six man bench.

12:25
Comment From Tony
Thoughts on Xander in the next couple years? Still on track to come near his projected ceiling from when he was top prospect?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Yes, I still really like him. His age should be kept in mind when you’re looking at his stats, which are actually pretty good already.

12:25
Comment From Pale Hose
Lude this if Cistulli is Appleman’s alter ego.

12:25
Comment From Bill Simmons
are you hiring?

12:25
Comment From hscer
Gatorade mixed with raw eggs will make an appearance in Rocky VIII

12:26
Eno Sarris: That lude actually came three in a row, which is weird.

12:26
Comment From cwsoxfan
Time to cut Melky? Guy has had 1 important AB, this entire season.

12:26
Eno Sarris: I’ve been saying he’s droppable. All soft contact, not taking steals, so upside is probably .270/7 rest of way or something awful like that.

12:27
Comment From Alan
I remember seeing all preseason that LIriano has thrown 165+ innings just once in his career. Should I be trying to sell him, or is he a hold?

12:27
Eno Sarris: I’d sell him.

12:27
Comment From eelz
if you could choose one “bad for you” food and make it “good for you,” what food would you choose? beer doesn’t count.

12:27
Eno Sarris: Pizza. Cause it’s terrible for my acid reflux and I want it so bad and I shouldn’t have it but sometimes I have it and then I think oh I shouldn’t have had this.

12:27
Eno Sarris: (Cool story bro)

12:27
Comment From Tony
Odor’s hot-hitting indicative of any changes in Triple-A? Or is he just too talented for them to expose his issues at that level?

12:28
Eno Sarris: He doesn’t have the greatest plate discipline, but Triple-A pitchers have decent command. So I think his regression might just be coming down there. Obviously lesser pitcher he’s going up against. I’d have to see his MLB numbers on return to see if there was a change in approach. (Still like him some)

12:29
Comment From Bruce
Ive been rolling with your boys Chase and Desclafini and they are doing OK with ratios, but dude, where dem K’s be at?

12:29
Eno Sarris: I think I have a little more hope for DeScla and Ks. Chase seems to be settling in as more of a ground ball guy.

12:29
Comment From neal
I think that guy was implying maybin for kimbrel was a bad trade, not the other way around? seeing as the padres don’t really have a CF

12:30
Eno Sarris: Sure, but I still answered the question.

12:30
Comment From butterz
do players wear sunscreen

12:30
Eno Sarris: Pitchers, on one arm.

12:30
Comment From Owen S.
So I have a weird, but I think solid, way to construct a Tulo deal. Let’s say the Rockies get a package of players that would be equivalent in value to a fully healthy Tulo. In exchange, the Rockies offer insurance . for instance, for every 1 game Tulo misses beyond X number of games, the Rockies agree to pay y dollars where y equals x times Tulo’s daily salary

12:30
Eno Sarris: I think this can be done more conventionally with a player to be named later. Dunno if commish approves that sort of moeny deal.

12:31
Comment From Jon
Any thoughts on Erasmo Ramirez? After reading your Sale piece I noticed he has 3 pitches with a SwStr% over 15%, but he rarely throws his slider and the zone rates on his change and curve are low combined with general control issues. His zone rates in the past have been much better for the change and curve… is this something he can work out with the Rays or is he maybe purposefully throwing them out of the zone (his curve seems to get hammered)

12:31
Eno Sarris: He’s throwing the curve less, which might just be all he needed to do? The slider is slightly better as a breaking ball. He does look great by pitch type peripherals, and he’s still in a decent park. Just given all the velocity loss, though, I can’t make him a 12-teamer yet.

12:32
Comment From Pale Hose
Also, how can Sonny Gray not like Eno?

12:32
Eno Sarris: I don’t know if I’d go that far, but he’s a bit… cagey.

12:32
Comment From Kid
Josh Reddick – fundamental change in skills (K/BB, contact), or just a streak-thing?

12:33
Eno Sarris: Well, sure, it looks like a fundamental change, and it’s supposedly stable and all that. You have to factor in injury risk and a loooong sample of more Ks though.

12:33
Comment From hscer
Career Numbers

Rob Deer: .220/.324/.442, 110 wRC+, 31.2 SO%

Chris Carter (entering tonight): .219/.312/.450, 112 wRC+, 33.9 SO%— hscer (@hscer) June 10, 2015

12:33
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Hey Eno! I have d’Arnaud coming back off the DL for next week’s lineup, and I need to drop someone (probably an SP). Who do I drop of the following: Buchholz, Cashner, Hutchison, Ross, Shoemaker, Teheran, Velasquez. (I just realized they’re all practically the same guy).

12:34
Eno Sarris: I’m dropping Hutch.

12:34
Comment From Jackbob
Have I missed any Motte wisdom? Velocity up.. Closer?

12:34
Eno Sarris: Not missing any bats.

12:34
Comment From Kid
Joey Gallo .240/.320/.480 realistic? If you take his ZiPS or Steamer projections over 162 games, it’s 40-HR power.

12:35
Eno Sarris: Read my interview with him on Ks that just went up. Some of what he said seemed a little worrisome – read that bit about recognizing a slider – so I think he’ll be a Chris Carter type. Many many ks. Very low BA. 3B eligible though!

12:35
Comment From Joe
George Springer has cut his K rate by 7 percent! He’s still striking out a quarter of the time! I don’t know which is more amazing.

12:35
Eno Sarris: I’d like to look at how he’s doing against fastballs.

12:35
Comment From Eager Seager Beaver
If a league-mate asks you for waiver advice…and asks about a player you wanted to bid on, do you have any obligation to disclose that? Is it wrong to downplay your interest in the player? I have so little FAAB left…

12:35
Eno Sarris: “Dunno haven’t looked hard yet.”

12:36
Comment From Shyam
Anything in Yelich’s batted ball profile that worries you?

12:36
Eno Sarris: Um yeah all those grounders. It’s a little ridiculous.

12:37
Eno Sarris:

12:37
Comment From Cincinnati Kid
I’m headed to southern NC later this summer…what are some can’t miss beers in NC/SC?

12:38
Eno Sarris: NoDa, Foothills, Wicked Weed, Westbrook, COAST.

12:38
Comment From Bruce
Franco looks like the real deal, huh? .280 /25 realistic for next year?

12:38
Eno Sarris: I don’t see why not, honestly. Making contact, showing power.

12:38
Comment From SB
Would you drop J. Harrison for Moose? Justin Turner? Forsythe? Triple slash that I’m looking for OBP

12:38
Eno Sarris: Moose I guess.

12:39
Comment From francis
Why would the Mets pass on Uribe and target Aramis ? What is wrong with them ?

12:39
Eno Sarris: maybe there wasn’t actually a match. Callaspo is actually playing!

12:39
Comment From Ryan
Pineda has been awesome so far. My team has gotten off to a great start, and I know this sounds crazy to say, but I’m already in really good shape to make the playoffs. I’m scared the Yankees will shut him down late in the season. Should I be trying to sell him now in a redraft?

12:40
Eno Sarris: He threw 83 innings last year… it’s a legit worry. Yankees in first, though, you think they’ll just want to take the training wheels off at some point. Maybe they sit him for a bit with a phantom DL stint.

12:40
Comment From CEM
Sixpoint – Best brewery in NYC, best brewery in NY state, or best brewery in the Northeast?

12:41
Eno Sarris: NYC. Maybe NY. Definitely not NE.

12:41
Comment From Dylan
Kang/Gallo enough to hold down the fort at 3B until Beltre gets back or do I need to make a move?

12:41
Eno Sarris: That’s fine.

12:41
Comment From joe
what are the reds targeting (your guess) in return for cueto and chapman?

12:41
Eno Sarris: Guys that are close and ready, think of the DeSclafani trade.

12:41
Comment From Max
Thoughts on Trevor May? Big difference in walk rate and increased grounder %…potential to have a 2014 Hughesian year?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Doubt it’ll look like that. I like that the breaker is doing a little better. I’m interested in deep leagues. Not in mixed leagues yet.

12:42
Comment From Frustrated with SPs
glad you’ve finally moved SGreene down your SP ranks, but why are you still bullish on Rubby & Folty? How discouraged are you by their last few starts?

12:42
Eno Sarris: It hasn’t been a good couple of starts since my ranks came out, especially for Rubby, where it’s beginning to look like homers are actually going to be a big deal.

12:42
Comment From Jackbob
What is up with Kang versus Mercer? Timeshare killing me. Which to pick ROS?

12:43
Eno Sarris: Kang’s the only one with fantasy upside.

12:43
Comment From Wardo
re: Hoponius Union – I’ve seen you mention in a few places that they “call” it a lager. Quirk of Enospeak, or does it taste so much like an IPA that they tricked you? Jack’s Abby is a lager-only brewery, so it’s def not an IPA, FWIW.

12:44
Eno Sarris: It’s pretty hoppy, tastes like an XPA if you drink it. It’s almost irrelevant how they brewed it, IMO. I’d rather have a beer in a class where it tastes like other beers, and it doesn’t taste like other lagers.

12:44
Comment From Joe
Speculating saves in SF. Is Romo just a ROOGY? The 1.5 FIP would say he’s elite but I am skeptical. He seems predictable with pitch usage. Would Strickland be a better stash?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Strickland is going to be the closer some day, I told him that (and he smiled, of course). I think it depends on the situation. Short term, Casilla needs a 15 day break? Romo. Long term change? Could be Hunter. Bochy looking like he trusts him, he has the stuff, and he’s getting the late inning usage.

12:45
Comment From Timo P.
Please rank ROS: Zimmerman, Sandoval, Plouffe

12:45
Eno Sarris: Sandoval Plouffe Zimmerman

12:46
Comment From Shyam
Velasquez didn’t really have a walk problem in the minors. Was last night an aberration, or do you see him putting up a 4+ BB/9 in the majors?

12:46
Eno Sarris: Yeah that’s what I didn’t get about the start. But Gallo saying the zone is bigger in the minors might be part of it. He’s so young, maybe this is the adjustment he has to make.

12:46
Comment From Tony
Thoughts on a couple unheralded newcomers, Ben Paulson and Williams Perez?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Eh, dude is old. Perez has a nice sinker, throws it a ton. Nice high-floor deep league guy.

12:47
Comment From Josh G
Better saves stash: Reed, Tazawa, Romo or Jeffress?

12:47
Eno Sarris: Reed Tazawa Jeffress Romo

12:47
Comment From Reginald Denton III
If I asked you to rate baseball Pitchfork style and give it a numeric rating, what would you give it?

12:48
Eno Sarris: All of baseball? It’s the business. That’s my rating.

12:48
Comment From Jackbob
How come I never see Old Rasputin love in these chats? Is it just too manly?

12:48
Eno Sarris: It’s great. It’s routinely available, so I guess people look by it.

12:48
Comment From joe
yeah the yankee-harper stuff ain’t happening. Everyone knows he’s going to the Angels to team up with Trout. Then at the deadline they are gonna trade for Stanton

12:48
Comment From Robin
Thank god I was worried I would lay an egg

12:49
Comment From cwsoxfan
Dude, they have 4 SPs. They only need a #5.

12:50
Eno Sarris: Ah Rodon is up, right. Guess second base and third base are the problem?

12:50
Comment From eelz
Robbie Ray: recently really rad. Rosterable?

12:51
Eno Sarris: Not for me.

12:51
Comment From Curtis
How hard is it to throw a no-hitter? I know how many there have been and junk…. but is skill or luck more important?

12:51
Eno Sarris: There have been some pretty bad pitchers that have thrown it, and some great ones that haven’t, so I’d say luck is a huge part of it.

12:51
Comment From Jealous Burks
Hey ENO, rank ROS: Berrios, Severino, Matz.

12:51
Eno Sarris: Matz, Berrios, Severino

12:51
Comment From Guest
Went to US Cellular for the first time recently and their beer selection has improved a lot I think since you did the BG review. YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE ENO!

12:52
Eno Sarris: Nice

12:52
Comment From Chuqui
Hi Eno – Which MI do you like better for dynasty purposes based on upside: Joe Panik, Wilmer Flores or Devon Travis? Are they all basically the same tier? Thank you..

12:52
Eno Sarris: Travis by himself, Panik closer to Travis than Flores, who is a clear last for me.

12:52
Comment From tony womack
Ryan Zimmerman is killing me. CI types on the wire are Yonder Alonso, Mark Canha, David Freese, Matt Duffy — want any of those instead?

12:52
Eno Sarris: no

12:53
Comment From marc
is adrew miller droppable?

12:53
Eno Sarris: no!

12:53
Comment From Dr. Hoist
Rattle n hum in NYC was great! Thanks for the suggestion. What do you think about chi chi? If he has another good start worth holding on to in a 10 team mix?

12:53
Eno Sarris: I’m not in on Chi-Chi in a ten-teamer. Not even really in a twelve-teamer. Even if it works out, he won’t have as many Ks as a Keuchel type.

12:53
Comment From Curtis
I know it speeds up the Arb/FA timetable but isn’t calling up rookies somewhat of a cost cutting measure? If you have a rook who can do what Bloomquist can do (or more…) for a fraction of the price, why not use him now?

12:54
Eno Sarris: This is why the debut age and average age in baseball is getting younger.

12:54
Comment From Suds & Duds
Just getting into IPAs. Am I a dud for liking Fresh Squeezed? Why do IPAs (key is plural) give me a headache?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Fresh Squeezed is awesome! ease your way in.

12:54
Comment From Lefty
This is the real Joe Panik right?

12:55
Eno Sarris: 50% better ISO than his minor league numbers, but he’s also pre power peak. I’ll give him a .120 ISO going forward maybe.

12:55
Comment From cwsoxfan
TOR needs a SP, not a closer.

12:55
Eno Sarris: My comment about no saves was that they haven’t even had an opportunity, which is strange.

12:55
Comment From Dick Wings
Get Straß before window closes? Break the bank for him in dynasty formats?

12:55
Eno Sarris: No. The injury bug is going to chase him, IMO.

12:56
Comment From Justin
Hi Eno. How do feel about Chase Anderson this season? Him and Hutchison are available on the wire. Otherwise I need to target a SP in trade and my trade chips are Gallo/Castillo/Soria/Axford. 12 team redraft.

12:56
Eno Sarris: I think you might be able to do better than Chase if you shop Gallo, and if you have another three-B, I like that idea.

12:56
Comment From Jackbob
Am I right to hold Matz in 10-team NL only?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:56
Comment From Timo P.
What do you see Corbin doing when he comes back?

12:57
Eno Sarris: Struggling with command? At least his natural command level is better than Moore’s, and his upside is better than Nova’s.

12:57
Comment From Bart
Trade Donaldson for top prospects?- dead last in my 10 team keeper/dynasty league.

12:57
Eno Sarris: Top young players maybe, yuck on anything other than two top ten prospects in a ten-teamer.

12:58
Comment From Sam Cooke is Chicago
Eno!!! Plz rank who you’re looking forward to see the most at p4k on Friday 7/17 so i can stalk you – maccy demarco/the real panda bear/dad rock wilco/natalie crass/tobias 1 trick pony jesso jr./chVVVrches.. P.s. when r the warm jets coming??

12:58
Eno Sarris: Wilco / Panda Bear / Demarco. Tweet at me.

12:58
Comment From cwsoxfan
Gotta like Heaney’s path to playing time, in a great situation, too.

12:59
Eno Sarris: Called up Tropeano last time, but that might have had to do with the schedule. He’s a decent stash.

12:59
Comment From Guest
So just how high on VV are you? Based on above comments youd drop Hutch for him?

12:59
Eno Sarris: You know, I’d do this in a 12-teamer because Hutch isn’t doing it for me right now.

12:59
Comment From Curtis
Which team, if you had the chance, would you like to assume control of? Why?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Cubs because my bats would be in place and I’d use my skills to find more Keuchel / DeSclafani / Bolsinger types like I have in the past.

1:00
Comment From Maxamuz

Worry not, I'm here.

1:00
Comment From Sam Cooke is Chicago
Which goose island beers should i avoid at p4k?

1:01
Eno Sarris: If they brew one for the fest, it’s probably at least drinkable, because they won’t load it up with alcohol.

1:01
Comment From Toronto Blue Jays
~~Saves are like closers, overpriced and overrated~~

1:01
Comment From Fake Jason Collette
1) MORE CLETUS!!!!! 2) I can outdrink you 3) MORE CLETUS!!!!!

1:01
Comment From Philip
What was your favorite part of the Hitchhiker video? Mine was all of it.

1:01
Eno Sarris: the duck

1:01
Comment From Matt
I drafted Hutch and have added/drooped him 5 times before the ASG. Yay.

1:02
Comment From joe
not baseball related, but if Lebron wins the NBA title that has to be one of the greatest individual achievements in the history of sports, right? Beat the best team in the league with Matt Delevadova as your sidekick?

1:02
Eno Sarris: it’s nauseating but true

1:02
Comment From hscer
Ugh, Olney on the Harper-Yankee train. TWENTY-NINETEEN, PEOPLE.

1:02
Comment From Joe
If Taijuan ditching cutter allows him to have improved control, shouldn’t you be buying a bit? Your June ranks had him very low…

1:03
Eno Sarris: I found myself picking him up in a 14 teamer, so yeah maybe I had him low. At least he has strikeouts, which is nice.

1:03
Comment From Curtis
Not that Wins are that important, but will we EVER see a 30 win pitcher again?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Not without a team doing something crazy like creating a Yusmeiro Petit type that they actually bring into tie games three times a week, to pitch three innings. That dude could maybe vulture 30 wins in a season.

1:04
Comment From jonatan
Do you have any tips or guidelines for bidding on draftees in ottoneu?

1:04
Eno Sarris: Don’t, unless it’s a top-15 pick, and even then, don’t spend more than one or two dollars.

1:04
Comment From hscer
Curry’s gonna have a 10-15 from three type game at some point this series and I will enjoy that 120-97 Warriors win.

1:04
Eno Sarris: want

1:04
Comment From Kiley McSpaniel
barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark

1:05
Comment From Chuqui
Even if Andrew Miller does pitch again, and even if he pitches at the same level he was pitching at prior to his elbow tightness, isn’t there addition risk that he won’t be able to retake his closing gig from the best reliever in Baseball today? I really want to stick with him, but the odds of him regaining his value make me think he’s dropable… What do you think?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Hey, let’s all breathe. Not *all* forearm strains turn into TJ.

1:06
Comment From Billy
I know it’s early, but I’m in a keep-4 forever league and am struggling to figure out who I should lose (and possibly try to flip for pieces to go after the title this year): Correa, Rendon, Gomez, Springer, and Pederson

1:06
Eno Sarris: Yeah you need to start thinking about this. I’d call Springer and Joc locks. Maybe Gomez too. So your MI keeper, you watch Rendon’s knee and Correa’s work…

1:06
Comment From Sam Cooke is Chicago
Eno when are the warm jets coming? Thats all i want to know and then u can leave me alone

1:06
Eno Sarris: HERE THEY COME

1:06
Comment From Xander Bogaerts
I am almost a full year younger than Kris Bryant. I am just two years older than Carlos Correa. Less than a year older than Lindor. 34 younger than Julio Franco.

1:07
Comment From BM
Latest Stone Enjoy By just came out. Are you more in the camp that says that it’s a stupid marketing gimmick, or that the date is a divine mandate? It seems you can only be one or the other (at least on the internet).

1:07
Eno Sarris: I love it. Puts pressure on distributors to keep the bottles fresh.

1:07
Comment From hscer
Ah, here’s some trivia. Probably easy for a big crowd. Two MLB players had last names beginning with G-A-E. They are…

1:07
Eno Sarris: Oh god I’m a half hour behind suddenly

1:07
Comment From Pat Venditte
UM ECKEW ME I WARE SUNSKREAN ON BOFTH ARM THX ENO

1:08
Comment From JCA CPA CA
I could see the A’s lining up with the Dodgers ona Sonny Gray trade… could you?

1:08
Eno Sarris: don’t ever count out Billy Beane trading a starting pitcher

1:08
Comment From a eskpert

Joey Gallo's combination of making the bat look small and wearing a baseball cap remind me of Frank Howard. To wit:

1:08
Comment From Guest
If a chat is asked and not answered, was it ever chatted in the first place?

1:09
Comment From Pale Hose
Compare/contrast asking a girl out vs. asking a player for an interview.

1:10
Eno Sarris: Well the girl isn’t contractually obligated by the collective bargaining agreement to talk to you, but otherwise there are some similarities. Things go really wrong if you use the wrong line, there’s some fumbling around, and you’re trying to make good eye contact and make them laugh.

1:11
Comment From Mikey
Hi Eno, as the greatest fantasy pitching analyst that ever lived, I value your advice highly. I have to drop one of Hendricks, Fiers, Bettis, or May. Who would you go with?

1:11
Eno Sarris: The one in Colorado.

1:11
Comment From Bobby Bliss
Looking to trade 1 of TDA, Martin, Derrik Norris for Gio, Cashner, or C-Mart. What do you think is fair and which SP is the best? Also would TDA+E-Rod be fair for Archer?

1:12
Eno Sarris: Any accepted trade is fair. I like going smaller and trading the catcher you least like for Cashner.

1:12
Comment From Joe
Going to Safeco in two weeks. What type of beer should I look for?

1:13
Eno Sarris: AleSmith Speedway Stout is in the coffee carts behind home plate. There are a bunch of great bombers behind home plate too. And there’s Ballast Point Sculpin everywhere. And Pizza Port has a pizza place behind home plate on the third base side, with beer. And Lucha Libre has burritos upstairs on the first base side. And

1:13
Comment From Zach
Any worries about Luke Gregerson?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Always, just a little bit, based on how many sliders he throws and the likelihood he hangs and gets banged. Josh Fields is a little bit interesting to me.

1:14
Comment From CLN
Can Kipnis maintain a high avg? Cut down his K rate, but his babies is .376. Steamer says he’ll hit .265 rest of the way.

1:14
Eno Sarris: #babies. He’s made some changes to his swing and mix, I think he can hit like .280 RoS.

1:14
Comment From Always must you wrestle inside me…
Feeling sad things about Shane Greene…

1:15
Eno Sarris: Very strange. He was better when his slider looked more like his cutter, and now that he has three legit non fastballs, he’s worse.

1:15
Comment From hscer
How weird are Mike Trout and Dallas Keuchel (or whichever pitcher) gonna feel standing out there with 7 other Royals?

1:15
Eno Sarris: So very strange.

1:15
Comment From Curtis
What drink do you order in a restaurant that doesn’t serve anything but Macros?

1:15
Eno Sarris: Hope they have Stella.

1:15
Comment From Hank G.
I am a relative novice at beer. I do know I don’t like any beer with banana overtones and I am not crazy about extremely hoppy beers. Any suggestions?

1:16
Eno Sarris: Check out any XPA or just straight Pale Ale. These are usually more drinkable http://www.beergraphs.com/l…

or saisons http://www.beergraphs.com/l…

1:17
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Eno, Ill ship you some Wicked Weed if I can get a Pliny

1:17
Eno Sarris: Ok let me find some pliny

1:17
Comment From Lars
Yasmany hit a home run. Not looking overmatched. Time to buy him before he takes off?

1:17
Eno Sarris: And Joc stole two from him. I still hate his plate discipline…

1:17
Eno Sarris:

1:18
Comment From Maxamuz
Leonys Martin turning it around!

1:18
Eno Sarris: Finally

1:18
Comment From John Stamos
Any chance Addison Reed finds the closer role again this year?

1:18
Eno Sarris: yes they starting to use him in big spots again

1:18
Comment From Dallas
Dog Fish Head ApriHop and Habanero Sculpin showed up at my local store. It’s gonna be a good day

1:18
Eno Sarris: ug that habanero sculpin is not my jawn

1:18
Comment From Timo P.
Will Kang get enough playing time ROS to hold alone, or should I invest in someone to pick up his off days?

1:18
Eno Sarris: You need two if you got Kang

1:18
Comment From Maxamuz
I was offered Justin Upton for my Lucas Duda. I told him if he adds in Mike Trout he can have Duda.

1:18
Comment From Spanks
How do you like Vidal Nuno as a starter in Safeco? Should work, right?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Just don’t like his stuff. Streamer / DFS at best.

1:19
Comment From BM
Other Half is the best brewery in NYC and it’s not close. No disrespect to Sixpoint though, because they’re like the Miguel Cabrera to Other Half’s Mike Trout.

1:19
Comment From Curtis
What was the most unusual trade offer you’ve fielded?

1:20
Eno Sarris: Looking at Miguel Cabrera and Peter Bourjos for my Mookie Betts and Cody Asche in a 20-team dynasty right now

1:20
Comment From adam
eno bino fe fi fo fofino

1:20
Comment From a eskpert
What would Natural peak Barry Bonds (92-98) do in the minor Leagues? Would he be relatively better than Steroid (01-04) Barry Bonds offensively? Lowest ISO 92-98 .283.

1:20
Eno Sarris: I think it’s more likely he’d do something like 50/50 or 60/60 which would be so much fun to watch.

1:20
Comment From adam
You buying C.Martinez updisde?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Yes, but also his downside. Mercurial. Awesome stuff. going to have some breakdowns when he can’t command the fastball and the change isn’t there.

1:21
Comment From adam
are kids getting better at baseball or just bigger

1:22
Eno Sarris: Bigger is better, I think. I mean, it definitely gives you more velocity and more bat speed and batted ball distance. Fine-twitch *might* be the same, but look at Melky and Everth Cabrera and what more physicality (hah) did for their contact rates.

1:22
Comment From Sam Cooke is Chicago
Archer arrieta richards carrasco rodon 12 team whip k w era how am i lookin

1:23
Eno Sarris: sexy time, put on the sam cooke and lower the lights

1:23
Comment From Curtis
What’s the highest alcohol % beer you’ve ever had & did you like it?

1:24
Eno Sarris: It *might* actually be 120 Minute (18+%), and it’s too much for me.

1:24
Comment From Bruce
Kemp or Kinsler make it to 10Hrs this year?

1:24
Eno Sarris: Kemp yes, Kinsler is going the other way dunno why

1:25
Comment From Paredesisafraud
arenado legit or product of coors?

1:25
Eno Sarris: Both. He’d be a lesser offensive player but still great somewhere else.

1:25
Comment From Houzer
was offered Lucroy and Castro for my Posey. I’ve got Iglesias currently at SS. Take this?

1:25
Eno Sarris: nah

1:25
Comment From Paredesisafraud
is heston legit? can we expect more yo-yo from him or will he even out?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Piece going up on ESPN today where he told me why he’s got more velocity and movement today. I think the sinker and breakers look great, the change is fine, he’s had great natural command. I think a Braves-era Tim Hudson is a decent place to look for Heston’s upside.

1:27
Comment From Ullu ka patta
You sound pretty optimistic about Berrios, for a guy associated with a team that seems to like letting it’s non-Mauer prospects die of old age in the minors. Do you really think he gets the call? Especially with Santana due back

1:28
Eno Sarris: Well I like Berrios. And I personally think the Twins should be calling all those guys up and taking advantage of the banked wins. Will they? Doesn’t seem like it. So I move Matz and maybe even Nola ahead, because maybe they more likely to play this year.

1:28
Comment From L. Scott
Does Hector Rondon hold on to the closer gig in Chicago? I’m surprised I even have to ask this. I was stunned when they added Soriano.

1:28
Eno Sarris: Strop pretty sexy tho

1:29
Comment From Walt
What the heck happened to Bauer last night? Or is this who he is?

1:29
Eno Sarris: I mean he’s given up some homers, and maybe was slightly over his head, but he’s a good pitcher.

1:29
Comment From Marty
I’m listening to you on S&TB and also talking to you. Weird, man.

1:29
Comment From Walt
In your opinion, would you take Bauer, Hutchinson, or T Ross ROS

1:29
Eno Sarris: Ross Bauer

1:29
Eno Sarris: Those are pretty close imo

1:30
Comment From Harry Porter and the Voldemalts
Best Deschutes beer?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Red Chair? Abyss if it’s been aged a year?

1:30
Comment From jv
What starting pitchers other than Jacob deGrom have an 80 grade fastball?

1:31
Eno Sarris: I stray towards velocity with great movement. Harvey, Cole, Salazar, Archer?

1:32
Comment From Joe
Went to see Jeff Bannister speak at beginning of year at Globe Life. He talked about a 10 day window for player performance that they used extensively in Pittsburg. For example, if they player was hot/cold over the last 10 days, they might pitch to him differently. I think they also looked at hot/cold zones during this period in the strike zone. Have you heard this before? Useful in fantasy?

1:32
Eno Sarris: Weird. Public sabermetrics haven’t found much of a use for hot and cold streaks. Maybe this sort of action on the part of teams is what makes hot and cold streaks meaningless, though.

1:33
Eno Sarris: And super hard to use in fantasy. Say teams do this, any hot player suddenly doesn’t see good pitches and fails to be hot.

1:33
Comment From tim
Worth trying to buy low on Matt Harvey after his recent struggles, or are you too concerned about the arm?

1:33
Eno Sarris: buy

1:33
Comment From Phish Food
Soler a nice guy to buy low on? Is there hope for a power surge?

1:33
Eno Sarris: buy!

1:33
Comment From Joe
Brad Miller the top AL shortstop over the last 365 days?? http://www.fangraphs.com/le…

1:34
Eno Sarris: I’m looking at those defensive numbers and am unsure they are going to continue. I think his bat has been fine though.

1:34
Comment From J
Think Manfred has to fix the All Star game nonsense? Less ballot stuffing, make the game not count, other?

1:34
Eno Sarris: He probably likes it. Drum up interest!

1:34
Comment From Curtis
how exactly does a pitcher improve “command”?

1:34
Eno Sarris: I’ve asked this a lot. Throwing is the only answer I’ve gotten.

1:34
Comment From Munky Nuttz
Hey Eno….. what do you think of ellipses…. ………?

1:34
Eno Sarris: they’re okay…

1:34
Comment From Phish Food
Is Matz a 10 team mixed league SP when he arrives? Would you use him over someone like Teheran or T Ross?

1:35
Eno Sarris: no, still a rookie pitcher

1:35
Comment From Ghost Hands
Have there been any studies on the fastball velocity that is most ideal to hit against? I understand the harder a pitcher throws the harder he is to hit (generally). However, if hitters are used to 90-91 it would be interesting to see if numbers against 86-87 are different/worse.

1:35
Eno Sarris: http://www.fangraphs.com/co… If I remember right, this says that HR allowed goes up and swinging strikes go down below 88

1:35
Comment From Shih Tzu Choo
ruff ruff ruff

1:36
Comment From Barktolo Colon
yipyiypyip! yipyip!yipyip!

1:36
Comment From bill kurtis
i’m bill kurtis

1:36
Comment From Timo P.
Any view on Lynn’s forearm tightness? Cardinals are being wierd about releasing details.

1:36
Eno Sarris: just a big old sigh

1:37
Comment From JohnnyFive
My team has struggled with pitching a bit this year. Ubaldo Jimenez somehow became available. Great stats so far but horrible ranking by you all. What gives?

1:37
Eno Sarris: A legit change in pitch mix, but he also has legit command issues. Not a 12-teamer for me.

1:37
Comment From Jay
Hollands velocity still down, you worried he’s hurt?

1:38
Eno Sarris: “Everyone loses velocity” — Tim Hudson. And yet, every lost tick is lost effectiveness. I guess I’m more worried about Holland long term.

1:38
Comment From Dave
Do you leave a lot of chats unanswered? I’ve been snubbed for 3-4 weeks in a row now.

1:39
Eno Sarris: Sorry dude. Shorter ones that manage to pack in league details and talk about players I haven’t already talked about, those are the ones I generally pick. Lots of unanswered questions. Hundreds. More.

1:39
Comment From Curtis
Which player from the 70s would you have most liked to interview – back in the 70s, not today….

1:39
Eno Sarris: Dick Allen

1:39
Comment From Ebi
how was Joey Gallo in person? (Easy to talk to? cocky? Pleasant?)

1:40
Eno Sarris: Easy to talk to, pleasant, smiled, laughed, didn’t seem crazy cocky.

1:40
Comment From Willie
need a 1B and have been offered Grandal for Ziegler. Closers are gold in our league – should I hold out for a better offer? Thanks

1:40
Eno Sarris: I’d still do it. Ziegler doesn’t have the velocity or strikeouts to be the closer all year, IMO.

1:40
Comment From Joe
That babies is too high. It’s unsustainable.

1:40
Comment From BM
#babies>luck dragons as a euphemism for BABIP. we can start this.

1:41
Comment From Zmaramn RNan
Beer or farts, straight up?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Can’t separate those, they come together.

1:41
Comment From nacho
I have moustakas, carpenter, gallo, and bryant all fighting for playing time on my fantasy team. who should I use as trade bait for some pitching?

1:41
Eno Sarris: Gonna get the most from Gallo with respect to his RoS production.

1:41
Comment From dave
al keeper would you trade martin and porcello for Navarro and carrasco? elite pitching and cathers are both hard to come by, love carrasco just not sure if that is overpaying

1:42
Eno Sarris: It’s not overpaying, it’s fair. I’d still keep Martin in an AL-only because I always think I can find pitching.

1:42
Comment From Kyle
Coors Light is the best beer.

1:42
Eno Sarris: For boiling pasta.

1:43
Comment From Joe
RE: Weird Trade offer. Guy offered Stras for Miller, I countered with Box. He countered with a contingency offer of Soria for Stras if Stras got the win that day, Box for Stras if Stras got the loss that day, and no trade if no decision.

1:43
Comment From Dallas
If you’re in the top 5 of that 20 team you have to pull the trigger. Even at the risk of saying goodbye to Mookie

1:43
Eno Sarris: Sixth. LOL.

1:43
Comment From Paredesisafraud
i’ve got a citrusy ipa all ready to brew at home. what should i add to it? grapefuit was on my short list. just trying to mix it up a bit.

1:43
Eno Sarris: Mango?

1:43
Eno Sarris: A softer fruit. Peach?

1:43
Comment From MMZ
MATTINGLY: Stop platooning Grandal! He hits lefties decently, and better than Ellis regardless.

1:43
Comment From Marty
Where the eff were these chats when i was in college and could dick around all day? real life sucks, says I!

1:44
Comment From metzwinston
Would you trade Surly cans for Wicked Weed in 10 team re-drafter? Asking for a friend.

1:44
Eno Sarris: All day

1:44
Comment From Joe
Peticolas (Dallas based) Velvet Hammer is like 9.6 ABV

1:44
Eno Sarris: That brewery showed up today in my BeerGraphs piece! They make something like 98% above-average beers!

1:44
Comment From BC
Theory – Cano came off the juice after getting his contract. Look at that ISO crater with the Mariners… Thoughts?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Well a real life baseball theory is that his ground-ball rate changed dramatically as he tried to fit his game to his new stadium.

1:45
Comment From zackleftyp
How exactly is Cashner going to get screwed by his defense and/or run support TODAY?

1:45
Eno Sarris: It’ll happen somewhere between center and right field

1:45
Comment From Erich
Correa (SSS alert) seeing 46% FB…similar to Harper’s first year. Compared to other rookies seems VERY low. Compared to Joc or even Devon Travis, seems like it will help in the long run to have to hit breaking/offspeed stuff early, no?

1:46
Eno Sarris: Look at Gallo… 31% FB!!!

1:46
Comment From Kyle
How long are you chats usually? This is some pace you’re on.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Gotta go soon

1:46
Comment From CLN
is carlos gomez about to be done stealing bases?

1:46
Eno Sarris: That skill falls apart like no other.

1:46
Comment From MMZ
Does Farnsworth still like Kang as much as he did in pre-season FG+ article? Low Hard%, high GB% in majors

1:46
Eno Sarris: I’d guess yes.

1:46
Comment From BC
About hot/cold streaks, aren’t they completely irrelevant in general? Focusing on the results rather than the process? It seems absolutely commonplace for fantasy analysts and players alike to put a ton of stock into streaks.

1:47
Eno Sarris: Yeah I’m *really* surprised to hear that Jeff Bannister and the Pirates but some stock into it.

1:47
Comment From bill kurtis
how much does fingernail length help a pitcher, if at all

1:47
Eno Sarris: They often have long middle finger nails, and I think it helps on breaking balls, to grip the seams.

1:47
Comment From Frustrated with SPs

CLAUDE

1:47
Comment From Joe
RE: Command. Isn’t it about repeatable mechanics. I heard David Price talking to Buster Olney about tweeks made at Vanderbilt that have helped him to this day maintain control.

1:48
Eno Sarris: Ah yes, but the HOW is throwing. But Arrieta, others have emphasized getting to a place in your mechanics that you can repeat the delivery the same each time, even if it looks a bit weird.

1:48
Comment From Lenard
I doubt Barktolo would “yip”

1:48
Comment From hscer
answers: Gaetti and Gaedel

1:48
Comment From ashtray
Why have I not seen anyone discuss LeBron’s slide tackle on Curry in the closing minutes of the game? Did I miss a rule change somewhere?

1:48
Eno Sarris: The league ruled that the ball had been stripped cleanly before the incidental contact, which, gah.

1:48
Comment From zackleftyp
How trustworthy is Jaime Garcia?

1:48
Eno Sarris: Not very. Stuff isn’t back all the way and he’s the biggest injury risk in the league.

1:49
Comment From Joe
Would you pull the trigger on giving Scherzer/Trumbo for Trout/McCullers? I could use the steals, but will my pitching tank??

1:49
Eno Sarris: I would do that.

1:49
Comment From Don
Rotographs guys called Grandal a top 5 catcher…what say you?

1:49
Eno Sarris: yes

1:49
Comment From Walt
Do you play in any weekly H2H leagues? Is there a change in strategy with regards to SP or setting a roster that you can recommend?

1:50
Eno Sarris: The bar for pitchers is a little higher for them to stay on your roster. If you can get an okay two-starter with good matchups, he’ll be more valuable than an okay regular guy like John Lackey. So identify like three or four guys you would start every single time, and then the others can come and go.

1:51
Comment From Joe
Peticolas best beer IMO is Golden Opportunity (Kolsch). I love Kolsch beers (Saint Arnold Lawnmower rulz).

1:51
Comment From Walt
UGH, or Cano went from the best lefty pull stadium in baseball to one of the worst.

1:51
Comment From James
Does Chi Chi induce weak contact? Maybe keep him relevant with his low Ks….

1:51
Eno Sarris: grounders, yes. that weak contact thing… just need a huge sample.

1:51
Comment From Adam B
My rec league baseball game looks like it’s going to be rained out and I have tomorrow off. What should I drink tonight? I’m in WI.

1:51
Eno Sarris: You know the answer.

1:51
Comment From fartface
Is Eduardo Rodriguez the real deal?

1:51
Eno Sarris: I CAUGHT UP. (yes)

1:52
Eno Sarris: Okay, I gotta go. Love you guys.

1:52
Comment From nacho
love you too eno

1:52
Comment From Dallas
xo

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How enormous is Mr. Gallo in person?