Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 6/4/15

11:31
Eno Sarris: Going to do some electronica today. Starting off easy.

11:32
Eno Sarris:

12:01
Eno Sarris: I’m here!!!

12:01
Comment From Shawn
Thoughts on Lance McCullers? Coming up he was thought to be a reliever due to command issues, but he’s looked great so far.

12:03
Eno Sarris: Definitely top 75, I forget exactly where I put him in my ranks today. Only concern is that the ball rate on his changeup suggests he can’t command that thing. But if he can get to two strikes, or ahead with one strike to lefties, then he can whip that thing out. The curve and fastball are great, and he has good enough command with them, but not good enough to not have a change.

12:03
Comment From Matt, Chicago
Just deal for Posey and now have a dumpable Derek Norris and need a SS…..Jung-Ho Kang needs a sweetener coming back right? And Segura is too much? 14 Teamer, H2H with Avg. & OBP

12:03
Eno Sarris: I’d take either shortstop, but yeah, I’d take an arm with Kang to represent the risk to his playing time.

12:03
Comment From Bobby Blownilla
If you had to deal one of JP Crawford, Alex Jackson, Amed Rosario, or Conforto as a centerpiece for Max Scherzer, who would you deal? Dynasty OBP league with a 45 man roster so younger guys who can stash had uptick in value this year. Also, I’m a Mets fan living in Philly so I read the sports section daily. thanks!

12:03
Eno Sarris: Alex Jackson. I love love Crawford, the Mets need a shortstop and an outfielder or two. I like closer guys.

12:03
Comment From Beer me
How concerned should I be about archers slider usage. In a dynasty league and not competing for the ship this year. Sell super high, or do you think his arm holds out. If sell what is he worth (16 team roto)

12:05
Eno Sarris: The thing is, he hasn’t had health issues, and his walk rate in the majors has been good. But he used to have command issues. And the slider usage is second in the game to Ross. These things are relevant, as far as I’m concerned. But it’s really just a little tick closer to TJ, and every pitcher could have TJ. Sell only if you can get a really nice pre-peak but Major League bat.

12:05
Comment From Bobby Blownilla
Who’s this Hector Santiago guy? If I just need QS with low WHIP, is he my guy?

12:05
Eno Sarris: No.

12:05
Comment From Not+Big+Trouble+in+Little+China+too!
I’m fixated on bringing getting Mike Trout (round 16 keeper). Is an offer of Kluber (round 11) and Josh Donaldson (rd 20) enough? Should I toss in Gallo (round 24) as a kicker? I JUST CAN’T DECIDE!

12:05
Eno Sarris: I don’t think you can overpay for Mike Trout in the 16th.

12:05
Comment From Matt, Chicago
E-NO or E-YES: Joey Gallo should be sold right now for as much as possible in non-keeper or non-deep keeper leagues (i.e. 10 teamer with limited keepers)?

12:06
Eno Sarris: e yes!

12:06
Comment From Cory
Eno, need some pitching in my keeper league, leading the league in most hitting categories, would you trade Alex Guerrero to get Taiwan Walker or Anibel Sanchez? I’m thinking Guerrero is going to lose playing time soon, when Puig gets back…

12:06
Eno Sarris: Sanchez. I’m not in love with AGuerrero. He’s over his head right now, is my guess.

12:07
Comment From Nanook
Votto and Kenley for Vogt and Salazar

12:07
Eno Sarris: Fair trade, if OBP I take the first part. Even in 5×5… closer though.

12:07
Comment From Kangarang
Joe Panik finishes as a top ? second baseman in fantasy for 2015

12:07
Eno Sarris: 8-10.

12:08
Comment From Definitely Not Bob Uecker
Javy Baez is starting to get playing time at 3B in Iowa. What would you guess is the ETA for him to be back in Wrigley with Bryant shifting to LF?

12:09
Eno Sarris: He has turned it around, but the team really isn’t in project mode. Shwarber’s playing catcher, though, so I don’t think he’s coming up for left field. Coghlan playing a little better, and the team could decide to trade for help. Impossible to figure. If he does come up, though, might be soon.

12:09
Comment From Paul
I have J Hammel cheap for this year and next in a 14-tem dynasty. Doesn’t look like I’ll be competing this year – should I try to sell high or is there a decent shot he’ll be close to this good next year?

12:09
Eno Sarris: Hold on to him, not going to get much anyway.

12:09
Eno Sarris: Not that he’s bad, but perception on him is pretty low iMO.

12:10
Comment From Matt, Chicago
What was your original career path (or maybe it was always baseball)? And when did you have a “come to jesus” moment and decide to commit to your craft? Love all things ENO

12:11
Eno Sarris: Publishing, specifically educational publishing. Was Kumon Publishing’s first editor, sold millions of workbooks. Spent a ton of my time reading about baseball at work, and went home and wrote about baseball at home. Realized I wasn’t ever getting to the top of my field if I wasn’t obsessed with it like I was obsessed with baseball. We had to move to California for wife’s work, and I took a chance.

12:11
Comment From Awake in Seattle
Thoughts on Trumbo to Seattle? How much free agent cash would you drop on him in an AL-only league bid if you needed an OF?

12:12
Eno Sarris: I like his approach this year and I do think his power will play in any park. You have to downgrade him a bit, but he’s still a top bat coming into the league, and a game changer. 50% is low.

12:12
Comment From Pretty Tony
Fantasy questions = totally lame but this one is important (to me only, of course). Al-only Keeper League. My $6 Carrasco, $1 Paredes, and $2 Canha for his Miguel Cabrera, Eovaldi, and Dyson (none at keepable prices)

12:13
Eno Sarris: oh man that Carrasco hurts. But it’s not like he’s been the healthiest guy, and his velocity seems very important to his success, with iffy command. Paredes and Canha don’t really register as losses for me. Eovaldi wouldn’t be an asset except in AL-only. Miggie, if he wins you the league this year, is worth it.

12:13
Comment From Pretty Tony
If you answer that question I’ll send you some Hopslammmmmmmm

12:13
Eno Sarris: Deal.

12:13
Comment From Matt, Chicago
I don’t get Jesse Hahn – I know he’s been on your radar for a couple years now going back to the Pads days…..never a big K guy, but just trying to decide if he’s worth the commitment still….

12:14
Eno Sarris: He’s throwing the change more so more grounders than Ks. He promised me he’ll throw the curve more, which shows up in the league leaders in spin and whiff rate. The change is doing its business, and his sinker is good. I think a few more Ks. Never an ace, never a bust.

12:14
Comment From In Need of Enos Opinion!!!
Please rank ROS: Warren, Gibson, McAllister, Erasmo. Thanks!

12:14
Eno Sarris: I may have forgotten to rank Warren, but Gibson, Warren.

12:14
Comment From Andrés Abreu
Eno, is there some explanation for the weird peripheral stats of James Shield this season? Regards from Venezuela

12:15
Eno Sarris: He’s throwing the curve more, so more Ks, and it’s helping his change get more whiffs. But a righty throwing a changeup inside to a righty will always have homer issues, IMO, and Shields has. Imagine throwing a pitch that moves into a righty, but not getting far in enough. Or trying to hit the outside corner and it moves too much.

12:15
Comment From Owen S
I was shocked by Tanaka’s velocity yesterday. He sat 91-94 and touched 95, 96 a couple times. Has he ever thrown that hard? Assuming full health, which pitchers do you think are his peers, talent wise?

12:16
Eno Sarris: I struggled ranking him. In the end, I made him a number two, right around Pineda, because they share upside and also health risks.

12:16
Comment From adam
we can now pick up Olivera. Should we?

12:16
Eno Sarris: He’s old, had health issues, and is headed to a crowded situation… with an opening at his best position. Depends on dropper, but you can’t ignore him. Not like he’ll need a ton of time in the minors.

12:16
Comment From AL Pitching Coach
Are you still high on Roberto Osuna? Would you rather have him, Scribner or McAllister if you were looking to roster an RP to help with peripherals?

12:16
Eno Sarris: McA and then Osuna.

12:17
Comment From adam
Yelich hasn’t been good. Is this something to weather or should we be looking to sell?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Way too many grounders. He needs to push that rate the other way.

12:17
Comment From JAL
Starting Wacha @ LAD tonight?

12:17
Eno Sarris: Sure.

12:18
Comment From George is Curious
Where do you currently stand on Jose Ramirez? A pretty dreadful April and May hurt my feelings. Any chance he can be a productive fantasy contributor over the next few months?

12:18
Eno Sarris: He’s got one foot in a backup role with Lindor there.

12:19
Comment From Finders Weepers
Hi Eno! Asked this of Dan yesterday, but he mostly shrugged, and since you’re the Don Draper here (aka, the Pitch-Man), I thought I’d ask you: I noticed on the pitch type page that Taijuan Walker didn’t throw any cutters the time before last (ie, not yesterday; that data isn’t up yet), coinciding with his best start to date. Do you think that was a pitch type error or a sign of something else? Maybe a corner to turn? Thanks!

12:21
Eno Sarris: Brooks has him slowly weeding that pitch out, he didn’t throw many yesterday either. So he’s fourseam, curve, split. The curve gets more whiffs and grounders, so I guess it’s a smart idea, but the cutter wasn’t bad. Maybe he realized he can’t control the cutter and can’t use it in counts where he needs a strike.

12:22
Comment From Mike
Eno would it take about 2 Dan Norrises for AA to land Chapman?

12:22
Eno Sarris: Two years of Chapman. You know, I don’t think he’s doing it either way.

12:22
Comment From Maxamuz

DUDA!

12:22
Comment From Botons
Who should I be shopping for a closer? Hutch, DeScaflani, Chase, Hahn, Walker. I also have Archer, deGrom, Richards, Lynn, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chi Chi, Daniel Norris, and Jose Fernandez coming back.

12:23
Eno Sarris: Chi Chi and anyone on that first list that gets a nibble really. I like them, Hutch least of the group, but I like them all, but they shouldn’t keep you from getting a closer.

12:23
Comment From Insider Trading
Would it be wise to move Desmond for Kang if the offer was made?

12:23
Eno Sarris: No

12:23
Comment From juan pierres mustache
In Which Our Hero Kicks Back On The Couch With A Beer And Watches The Game

12:24
Comment From Maxamuz
Desmond is upsetting me. Good thing I have B. Crawford too.

12:24
Comment From hooha
Would you rather watch a game with a glass of lagavulin or a bottle of pliny the elder?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Lagavulin, but if the beer was different, the beer. #luded

12:24
Comment From Ale Arsonist
In a dynasty league where I’m in rebuild mode. Would giving up my Matt Harvey for their Kris Bryant be a good idea to start the rebuild? I’m in the bottom third in hitting and in the middle in pitching.

12:25
Eno Sarris: Does he have a lesser arm you can take back? When it comes to pitching, I’m all about arms. But yeah, Bryant’s a great place to start.

12:25
Comment From greeny
May I ask you about Trevor May’s may?

12:27
Eno Sarris: The change looks really bad by shape, but it gets good whiffs, which I don’t get at all. Anyway, it’s his pitch, so I guess it’s fine. The curve is below average. The fastballs are good. Would almost be better if he was a lefty. Outside my top 75.

12:27
Eno Sarris:

12:27
Comment From Gaardian of Asgaard
Do you think Jacob deGrom has done anything slightly different in his recent row of great starts, or is this just a case of an aching hip feeling better?

12:27
Eno Sarris: A few more fastballs, and he’s got an 80 fastball.

12:28
Comment From Eric
5×5 ottoneu league and currently in second, just a couple points out of first. Thinking about cashing in some chips, but my lineup has no obvious holes. So, I’m considering trading for Kershaw even though my rotation is stacked (Felix/Kluber/Harvey/Carrasco/McHugh/Shoemaker), but has underperformed (3.70 ERA, only good for 6 points). Good idea? And are either of these two deals fair? $11 Polanco or $5 Soler + $2 Rodon for $45 Kershaw + a loan to cover the difference. Would have to cut one of Felix($40)/Kershaw after this year.

12:28
Eno Sarris: I’d keep Soler, but I’d trade Polanco and Rodon for Kershaw yes.

12:28
Comment From Gangrene
Hi Eno! How much will your interview remake Shane Greene into the pitcher he once was and was once hoped to become? Would you start the kid today vs. Oakland? He can’t possibly allow MORE home runs, right? Thanks!

12:29
Eno Sarris: I’m starting Greene v Oakland in my deeper leagues today. The weirdest thing is that his slider has become more different than his cutter and that has been worse for him. At least we know he’s working on the slider and he knows what the issue is. I still have some hope, but he plummeted in my rankings.

12:30
Comment From Bookie Metts
How would you rate Mookie’s first two months of 2015? Any concerns going forward?

12:31
Eno Sarris: Okay. Still a smart player with good defense and patience and speed and contact ability and representative power. Those are great things. The only thing that bugs me is his pop-up rate. It’s not Andrelton Simmons bad, but it’s not good.

12:31
Comment From hooha
Can we start a kickstarter going to send Carson smith some protein powder? I’m concerned that he’s 25 and still hasn’t gotten his “man muscles”

12:31
Eno Sarris: Him and Chris Sale can work out together.

12:31
Comment From stdeve
when Pederson hits a home run, is it a Joc Jam?

12:31
Comment From hscer
hola señor

12:31
Comment From Pale Hose
Mets rotation: sexy, very sexy, or all of the sexy?

12:31
Eno Sarris: All of the sexy lude.

12:31
Comment From KB
Do we see more SBs from Pederson going forward? Are some rookies instructed not to attempt steals in their first year – Springer was similar last season.

12:32
Eno Sarris: You have to get a sense of the pitchers’ moves first.

12:32
Comment From Eduard Rodriguez
Are you as infatuated with me as everyone else?!?!

12:33
Eno Sarris: Honestly don’t see what the fuss is about. I mean, top-shelf velocity with a wicked change and a great slider that he can backfoot to righties, great command, good ground-ball rates, all from the left side. Pfft, that crap grows on trees. Just Boston love here.

12:34
Comment From Total Clown
How has Buehrle been so good over his career? Not meant rhetorically; how does his elite command/pace/magic allow him to consistently get major league hitters out?

12:36
Eno Sarris: I don’t get it either. I’d be interested in correlating pace to different metrics, because his pace is his only elite tool. Maybe his command. But it’s not like he’s had a great HR/FB like Glavine (9.7%) or stranded everyone (72.8% career). His BABIP isn’t crazy either (.292). His pop-up rate is average. I don’t get it at all.

12:36
Comment From Pale Hose
How can you interview Harper and not ask about beer?

12:36
Eno Sarris: He gave me enough for two great pieces, I didn’t want to push it.

12:36
Comment From Rob Roy
What do you see the Orioles doing with Gausman once he’s ready to go? Think he can vault ahead of Norris and Wright for a spot in the rotation?

12:36
Eno Sarris: Norris looking shaky. There’s still a chance.

12:36
Comment From Greeny
Are the Mets trying to replace Flores? If so, does he get any AB’s anywhere or would he just be a backup SS?

12:37
Eno Sarris: I think the Mets are trying to convince another team that Flores is a shortstop so that he can go in the trade for a shortstop.

12:37
Comment From Statistically Confused
Three weeks into the season you told me not to drop CarGo for Pederson. I could have had Harper, Bautista, Pederson, and McCutchen as my outfield and DH!

12:38
Eno Sarris: You’re doing okay anyway. I was only worried about Joc’s batting average, and thinking CarGo would return to career levels. Still doesn’t strike me as droppable, but maybe you were in a super shallow league and I didn’t get that.

12:38
Comment From neymar
chris sale is such a boss

12:38
Comment From Tim
Dave Stewart seems to be doing a great job. Collecting nice talent and has some good money to spend

12:39
Eno Sarris: I thought there were some real head scratchers, but I actually always liked what he was doing on the pitching side. Quantity is great. Just brought in a ton of near-ready arms, and threw them against the wall, and Rubby stuck. Tomas… still a head-scratcher. I think the plate discipline will win out and make him more Delmon Young / Dayan Viciedo than he looks now.

12:39
Comment From joe
should i pick up up gallo now that he can play 3b and OF?

12:40
Eno Sarris: If you’re burning a bench piece, there isn’t a great reason not to pick up Gallo. If you’re burning a starter… Gallo may burn hot for a bit, then hit some guys that can really command the ball, go cold a bit, and then might be back in the minors. As impossible as that sounds now, it’s not.

12:40
Comment From Brandon
Will this Anibal Sanchez as bomb factory subside? His other numbers look fine, but he’s not getting the groundballs and he’s giving up a crazy amount of home runs by his standards.

12:40
Eno Sarris: I don’t see a reason for it, so I side with his career numbers and consider him a decent buy low.

12:40
Comment From Greeny
Grandal or D’arnaud ROS? Im trying to trade one in a 16 teamer but nobody is biting…

12:40
Eno Sarris: Just sit on them a bit longer. Grandal should acquire some value soon, I don’t get that.

12:41
Comment From Swfcdan
Thoughts on Billy Hamilton and Ryan Zimmerman. Most likely one to improve?

12:41
Eno Sarris: I’ll bet on youth and athleticism.

12:41
Eno Sarris:

12:41
Comment From 46 and Choo
Beer Research Institute in Mesa, AZ. Put it on the beer-ket list.

12:41
Eno Sarris: Done.

12:41
Comment From Pop
My last three starters to go Hughes, Shark, RDL.

12:41
Eno Sarris: Hughes lowest among those three for me.

12:42
Comment From Steve
I dropped soler for zimmerman because our league only has two bench spots for hitters. Bad move?

12:42
Eno Sarris: Move fast on getting him back when he’s healthy I guess.

12:42
Comment From Shawn
Let’s combines Eno’s loves and make a web-site that shows grips of people holding pint glasses!

12:42
12:42
Comment From 46 and Choo
Eno, need pitching and waaaaay ahead on power. Too much to give Stanton AND Wood for Scherzer or Kluber??

12:43
Eno Sarris: You get my number one and three pitchers, so at least you’re going big. If you can really absorb that power loss and it’s not a keeper league, just do it.

12:43
Comment From Rated Rookie
When Rendon and Puig are back, how optimistic are you about them returning to pre-injury numbers? Are stolen bases the only category that you anticipate will be depressed?

12:43
Eno Sarris: More worried about Rendon, just because it’s been like three things or whatever. Once Puig is healthy, you know that cat will ball.

12:44
Comment From ClubhouseChem
Who’s more valuable ROS: Taijuan Walker or Archie Bradley?

12:44
Eno Sarris: Walker

12:44
Comment From hscer
I don’t get the whole low OBP high SLG controversy…just find the next Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. They have both.

12:44
Comment From neymar
stole this from Bravesstats on twitter – Best WAR/IP since 1871, minimum 700 IP: .044 Mariano Rivera .033 Chris Sale .031 Billy Wagner .030 Pedro Martinez

12:44
Comment From Maxamuz

Polanco.

12:44
Eno Sarris: Polanco: better than he’s been so far. Have an interview coming.

12:44
Comment From Josh G
Any hope Rubby can cut the homers?

12:45
Eno Sarris: Yes. As he refines that slider, he’ll give up fewer homers on it. That’s the good story.

12:45
Comment From Houzer
Julio Teheran finishes as a Top 35 SP?

12:45
Eno Sarris: I think I had him outside of that going forward.

12:45
Comment From Billy
What are you expecting from Verlander when he returns next week? I grabbed him to stash in a DL spot a week or two ago but don’t really have a clue if he’s worth hanging onto once healthy.

12:45
Eno Sarris: Leave him in the DL spot as long as possible because he’s that fringe. I think I had him 75th RoS, which is just about as fringe as you can get.

12:46
Comment From Houzer
Is Rusney Castillo just off to a slow start, or does he need some fine tuning in the minors?

12:46
Eno Sarris: He’s 27. He needs to get his act together. Way too many ground balls.

12:47
Eno Sarris: At one point, I was sure that Rusney Castillo and Yas Tomas would be the highest profile Cuban busts. I’m not *as* sure of that today, but I remain unconvinced that I was wrong.

12:48
Comment From Jake, Atlanta
What’s your outlook on the risen-from-the-dead Chad Bettis? He has put together a few nice starts.

12:49
Eno Sarris: Good swinging strike and ground-ball mix. Secondary pitches look good. Fastball looks straight. Meh velocity. If he can keep the command the the Ks move towards the swinging strikes (he’s throwing fewer fastballs), then he has a chance to be mixed league relevant. I think I forgot to rank him, though, and I’d put him in the 80s or 90s.

12:49
Comment From SardinasHappAbadOdor
Obtained my first bottle of Pliny the Elder, what should I have for dinner with it?

12:49
Eno Sarris: Anything. That’s an old-school bitter hop bomb.

12:49
Eno Sarris: Piney as heck.

12:50
Comment From MSW
Folty? Jaime Garcia? Chase Anderson? What do I do with my life?

12:50
Eno Sarris: Chase Folty Jaime. I like Jaimie, but the swinging strikes are gone, the pitching mix is a little different, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not fully healthy, right now.

12:50
Comment From kid
Which version of Votto do you think we get in 2015? Is he a more of a .300/.400/.500+ guy, or do you believe more in the projections (.280/.400/.480)?

12:51
Eno Sarris: I’m believing he’s healthy, looks lithe, locked in, ready to go. 3/4/5.

12:51
Comment From War2d2
ENOOOOOOOOOO!! In a week I’m going to Portland for the first time ever, and my beer-geek uncle-in-law will be meeting us there. What are some places we absolutely cannot miss?

12:55
Eno Sarris: If you can get down to Bend, then Half Hitch is waiting for you there, former brewer from Deschutes, great stuff. But in Portalnd, there’s Cascade and hair of the Dog and Upright.

12:55
Comment From Bruce
Berrious or Severino as a speculative add?

12:55
Eno Sarris: I think Berrios is closer, considering Ivan Nova is there in New York too.

12:55
Comment From Pop
Thoughts on Pelfrey, May and Nuno in AL only?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Only May.

12:55
Comment From Norm
Jorge Soler, super buy low?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Yes

12:55
Comment From Dr. Hoist
Any North East beers to look out for while on a trip to New York and Boston other than Jack’s Abby?

12:56
Eno Sarris: Night Shift. Keep eye out for Maine. Any Vermont beers like Lawson’s or Fiddlehead. I like Captain Lawrence and Sixpoint’s beers are always… on point.

12:56
Comment From Bruce
Hypothetical: who walk into a store with unlimited KBS at 11$/per. how many do you buy. (I had that situation last week and only bought 2)

12:56
Eno Sarris: Maybe four. Need to have two to trade.

12:57
Comment From Maxamuz

12:57
Comment From Definitely Not Bob Uecker
Can Jesse Chavez continue to put up good ratios and quality starts the rest of the season? I know he won’t break double-digit wins with that offense behind him, but everything else he is doing is helpful.

12:58
Eno Sarris: Yeah he’s a mixed leaguer. Some risk of losing job with Griffin returning, but Graveman has to be on shorter leash.

12:58
Comment From Julio Pepper
When the hell does C Smith get the closer’s job?

12:58
Eno Sarris: I’m waiting like the rest of y’all.

12:58
Comment From Scooby
You are higher on Chase Anderson and Anthony DeSclafani than many analysts. Their SIERA, xFIP, xERA don’t look so hot. Do you still believe in them THIS YEAR, and if so, what makes you like them?

12:59
Eno Sarris: Chase has the stuff to get more whiffs, and DeSclafani has much better command than he’s shown so far this year. Both are getting better at their worst pitch (Chase’s two seamer, DeSclafani’s change). Both keeping ball on ground more and avoiding homers more, which was their problem before.

12:59
Comment From Reed
How do you rank these pitchers going forward: Hendricks, Bettis, Fiers, Graveman

1:00
Eno Sarris: Ranks are going up today but Fiers and Hendricks >>>>

1:00
Comment From Reginald Denton III
Are your latest pitcher rankings out? If not, do you know if you’ll be publishing them soon?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Some time today

1:00
Comment From MM
Eno, you chat every Thursday afternoon. The cafeteria at my work serves taco salad every Thursday afternoon. I’ve formed a mental connection between those two things. OK if I think of you as Taco Salad Man?

1:00
Eno Sarris: Yes.

1:00
Comment From MM
Do you think you could convince someone who “doesn’t like baseball” to like baseball? How would you do it?

1:01
Eno Sarris: Go to a game. No pressure. Get a good beer. Talk about whatever. Point out oh hey what that guy’s doing now, that’s interesting because xyz. Hey look, they’re shifting him, and some people blame the lack of offense on that. Mix in a little dork with your beer and brats.

1:01
Eno Sarris:

1:01
Comment From Johnny5Alive
The mets are screwed right? they cant expect their pitchers to be perfect every night, and their offense is terrible. Should they operate under the idea that david wright is NEVER coming back, and go get a viable third basemen?

1:02
Eno Sarris: Given how they work, I doubt they get Zobrist, but I suppose it’s possible. I’d rather play Flores at third, so getting a shortstop is still a thing. They’ll probably call up Dilson Herrera in short term.

1:02
Eno Sarris: So sad about David Wright.

1:02
Comment From Ed, Maryland
I’ve always been confused how major league pitchers can have the same velos & zone percentages for both the windup & the stretch. Is this true for most everybody who makes it to the majors? Thanks Eno your pitching mechanics coverage is phenomenal.

1:03
Eno Sarris: This is hard to study just because of how the data is stored. But maybe it’s worth looking at! thanks!

1:03
Comment From ClubhouseChem
Next time you drive down to LA, do yourself a favor and stop at Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks in Buellton.

1:03
Eno Sarris: Yeah I’ve been to there FW brew house, but I want to go to Barrelworks pretty damn bad.

1:04
Comment From mtsw
What do you expect from Wieters RoS? Think the O’s will DH him a lot until he’s ready to be a full time C now that Jimmy Paredes has started to fade?

1:04
Eno Sarris: He can be top 12 at least.

1:04
Comment From kid
Are you a Maikel Franco guy? Seems to have good contact skills and good power.

1:05
Eno Sarris: Yeah, I love that kind of statistical profile. 15% strikeouts and possibility of .200+ ISO? Sign me up. The batting average will fall into place.

1:05
Comment From MM
There’s this player who was in the league for 15 years and posted a 1 WAR every season. then, in the playoffs, he became like a souped up Barry Bonds and almost singlehandedly carried his team to a World Series title every year for those fifteen years. Does he deserve to get into the HoF?

1:06
Eno Sarris: Add up his postseason stats and throw them in there just like any other if you ask me.

1:06
Comment From Reginald Denton III
A buddy and I had a baseball discussion and this question came up. Are there any HOFers who essentially earned their place in the Hall by their body of work in their 30s? I was arguing that Derek Holland can never make the HOF regardless of what he does the rest of his career.

1:07
Eno Sarris: I’d have to look closer at a guy like Hoyt Wilhelmsen, who played until he was 45, but I doubt there are a bunch of guys like that. Would have to be a pitcher, and he might have to go to the pen and have two careers to fall back on at this point.

1:07
Comment From zackleftyp
12 team mixer: is Chase Anderson worth keeping on my roster or should he be part of the streaming pool?

1:07
Eno Sarris: I have him as worth it.

1:07
Comment From Kevin
Should we still be worried about Melancon’s velo drop or has his recent success quashed concerns about him losing the role at some point in the season?

1:08
Eno Sarris: The first thing you need is struggle, for sure. I’m still keeping my eye on him though. Worst velocity and strikeout rate of any closer.

1:09
Comment From John
Book like Big Data baseball comes out – do teams respond to the book, or were they already aware of the Pirates reason for success?

1:09
Eno Sarris: Everyone’s got a data thing going on.

1:09
Comment From Jimmy, Chicago too
How do you like Wada v. Nats tonight? I think his numbers are fluky this year and he is due to get hit.

1:10
Eno Sarris: Worried about his fastball velocity, don’t think his secondary stuff will float him. Command’s good though.

1:10
Eno Sarris: Was just playing these two at the same time by accident and it was pretty nice

1:10
Eno Sarris:

1:10
Eno Sarris:

1:11
Comment From 46 and Choo
US World Cup starts Monday – Any thoughts on a tag-team of Eno & Pinoe? “She’s a NorCal soccer gal with short hair, he’s a long-haired baseball dude…” Hilarity ensues!

1:11
Eno Sarris: She likes quinoa he likes beer!

1:11
Comment From Bart
Should I start Jesse Hahn at Detroit?

1:12
Eno Sarris: No. Prefer him at home. When the ranks publish, take a look at around 45/50 for me. There’s a really hard tier there for me. Really struggled with ranking the 50s and 60s. They’re mixed league relevant, but I’m not sure I want to start them every time.

1:12
Comment From Mike
Can you please rank these options ROS for an AL only league? Porcello, Erasmo Ramirez and Trevor May.

1:12
Eno Sarris: Porcello May

1:12
Comment From IA
How much of Steve Pearce’s struggles can be attributed to bad BABIP luck?

1:13
Eno Sarris: Some of his success last year can be attributed to good BABIP luck vs righties, which he’d never had before, though.

1:13
Comment From Josiah
Realistic expectation for Jose Fernandez? Assuming a pitch count and innings count as well. Over/Under on 100+ innings, 9K per inning?

1:13
Eno Sarris: under over

1:14
Comment From MSW
Clippard’s job for good? Do the As ever give him enough chances for it to matter?

1:14
Eno Sarris: yes and yes

1:14
Comment From robdeer
ENO, a few weeks ago I peppered you for SF & environs beer recommendations and feel duty-bound to report my findings

1:14
Comment From robdeer
1. pliny the elder tastes a lot like toppling goliath’s golden nugget (or I suppose vice versa), if you ever get a chance to sample that instead of your lover sue.

1:14
Comment From robdeer
2. the city beer store is amazing.

1:14
Comment From robdeer
3. there was a session fest in oakland while I was out there. it reinforced the fact that most session ales are #5 pitch-to-contact SPs, with a few groundball specialists in there delivering more value. gimme your DIPA velocity monsters any day of the week

1:15
Comment From robdeer
5. consecration. amazing.

1:15
Comment From Ampersand
Last night a bar in the DC area was doing a California beer night; I had Le Freak, Habanero and Grapefruit Sculpin, Sucaba, and Sour in the Rye. I don’t have a question.

1:15
Eno Sarris: Beer lude

1:15
Comment From Johnny5Alive
wedding gifts (with money of course). homebrew – raspberry lambic for her and coconut porter for him? sound right or sound assumingly sexist?

1:15
Eno Sarris: Make hers a fruity session pale and it won’t seem as obvious.

1:16
Comment From Alan
Ryan Zimmerman’s best days are behind him? Drop for Trevor Plouffe?

1:17
Eno Sarris: All of the ground balls. He’s spraying it, with average power, so the BABIP should come up. But Not sure he’ll ever hit more than 15 in a season again.

1:17
Comment From Alan
Is the Paredes we’ve seen the last few weeks the version that we should expect ROS? In other words, droppable in a 12 team mixer?

1:17
Eno Sarris: Yes that’s my belief.

1:17
Comment From mtsw
Will emergence of two charismatic power hitters in major markets in Pederson and Bryant along with Harper taking it to the next level go a ways to stemming talk of baseball’s mainstream irrelevance? Seems like all of a sudden we’re looking at a ton of young potential mega-stars.

1:19
Eno Sarris: 25 men on the field makes it harder, IMO. I’m mostly surprised when a football player makes it because you don’t see his face on the field and those rosters are huge, but it’s totally obvious to me that basketball players are the easiest guys to market, and I think that the advertising landscape reflects that reality. I don’t think you need to market the game on the stars. Market the experience.

1:19
Comment From Matt, Chicago
Burns/Kang for Guerrerro/D. Norris? What side you like?

1:19
Eno Sarris: Burns Kang sounds like a venereal disease, but I’ll take it.

1:20
Eno Sarris: love this track

1:20
Eno Sarris:

1:20
Comment From RYAN
Kind of in shock that Dave Stewart is saying that Tuffy Gosewich is the reason Trumbo got dealt. nonetheless im a fan of the trade

1:21
Eno Sarris: Also shocking to think that Welington Castillo is considered the answer.

1:21
Comment From Dave
Has anyone ever studied strike% in 1-1 counts? Everyone talks about F-strike% but a lot of those counts go to 1-1 anyway. Don’t you think a 1-2 count would be more predictive of strikeouts?

1:21
Eno Sarris: Also a good idea.

1:22
Comment From knightgb
What’s your take on the Trumbo trade, who loses PT in Seattle?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Ackley, Weeks, Maybe a little LoMo.

1:23
Comment From Dan
In need of K’s and Quality Starts: Shoe or Hutch?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Shoe

1:23
Comment From DDSP
Does JP Crawford get called up this year?

1:23
Eno Sarris: No

1:23
Comment From thomas
Is McCullers for real?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Mostly

1:23
Comment From Reginald Denton III
So, from what you’re saying, Eduardo Rodriguez > Trevor May?

1:23
Eno Sarris: yes

1:23
Comment From Jack Elliott
Does Melky Cabrera ever wake up and realize he can hit for extra bases?

1:23
Eno Sarris: Among league leaders in soft hit rate. No stolen bases attempts. Droppable!

1:24
Comment From Johnny5Alive
re: flores. Are you using your eye test? defensive metrics actually dont hate him, hes got power at a position which typically doesnt. Wouldnt you rather have a league minimum player at SS who is average (to slightly below) defensively and above average offesnively and actually fix positions of need (OF, 3B, Bullpen)?

1:25
Eno Sarris: I would use the eye test over a half season of defensive metrics, yes. Murphy can be a fine third baseman. I don’t think this team is spending a lot of assets to fix anything this year, unless it’s Tulo, in which case, Flores is leaving town in the deal.

1:25
Comment From Chet
AJ Pollock is a god damn superstar!! For some reason, no one talks about him. Is he a true breakout star who will end up with a .280 15/35 season?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Under on the counting stats. But I like his spray charts, yes.

1:26
Comment From Josiah
Is Derek Norris the underlying problem for the Padres pitchers and their home runitis? It’s the only common denominator.

1:26
Eno Sarris: It’s a factor, wrote about it for ESPN. Changed Cashner’s mix until he got Hedges back.

1:27
Eno Sarris: Heard that some of the Athletics pitchers wanted to use Vogt over Norris in the past too.

1:27
Comment From G
Hamels, Marte and Semien for HanRam and Familia. What side would you want?

1:27
Eno Sarris: Hamels side.

1:27
Comment From James
When Rendon returns, will he be valuable enough for me to start him over Moustakas at 3rd base immediately?

1:28
Eno Sarris: yes that much I’m sure of

1:28
Comment From LARS
Does the Trumbo trade help Y. Tomas much? How does he project as a hitter the rest of the way?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Playing time, yes, but I’m not projecting him into much more than a .260 average and league-average power, which would be about 15 homers in a full year.

1:29
Comment From hscer
Okay, wait, do you just put imbed code into the question box to embed or what?

1:29
Eno Sarris: I think so!

1:29
Comment From Chris
Desclafani @ PHI tonight?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Yum.

1:29
Comment From Chris
Are Moss and Trumbo the same player?

1:29
Eno Sarris: Moss more patience, Trumbo right-handed.

1:30
Comment From Muppy
Need to take a bomber to a bachelor party for beer nerds. Choose between A 4 year old cellared Black Tuesday or King Henry.

1:30
Eno Sarris: daaaaaaaamn Black Tuesday. Don’t bring up the whole Goose Island convo. Might have a guy that refuses to drink it.

1:30
Comment From Johnny5Alive
hudson hitting high 90s and been quietly effective, any chance they stretch him out and boot bradley back to the minors?

1:30
Eno Sarris: Hudson told me that the plan was to stretch so he could start next year.

1:31
Eno Sarris: But now he’s the 8th inning guy suddenly.

1:31
Comment From geno
At least one of the young Cubs is going to bust. Maybe Soler is that one??

1:31
Eno Sarris: I’ve still got Baez in that pool.

1:31
Comment From LARS
Teheran just cut in my league. Drop Jimmy Nelson to pick him up?

1:31
Eno Sarris: Yes.

1:31
Comment From stdeve
has xander lost the things that made him interesting

1:31
Eno Sarris: No, I still like what he’s doing.

1:33
Eno Sarris: Power’s coming. He’s 22. One year soon he’ll hit .2807 with 21.5 homers and 7.3 steals.

1:34
Eno Sarris: sweet video, love the jungle here

1:34
Eno Sarris:

1:34
Comment From blurp
Preston Tucker a good waiver wire pickup in a 12-team mixed league dynasty team?

1:34
Eno Sarris: For the bench, worth the shot.

1:35
Eno Sarris: Average going to come down, but has a little bit of pop and doesn’t whiff like his Astro brothers.

1:35
Comment From Its Always Sonny
I can’t believe Sonny Gray is the number one fantasy pitcher in AL-only leagues so far this season. Makes me happy I hung on to him when pretty much every baseball writer was telling me how overrated he was and to dump him.

1:35
Eno Sarris: Yeah the fact that he found a slider and it’s number one by whiff rates this year is nutso.

1:35
Comment From WHYYYYYYYYY
Does M. Gonzalez not count as a cuban bust? Signed depressed Phillie fans everywhere

1:35
Eno Sarris: Oh, right, but he cost less.

1:35
Comment From Albert Pujols
I have risen from the ashes! Trade me now before I come back to reality!

1:35
Eno Sarris: yeah.

1:36
Comment From mtsw
Which Walker scares you more: Taijuan on your fantasy team or White on Game of Thrones?

1:36
Eno Sarris: White with the come at me bro.

1:36
Comment From Matt
Eno, Will you come to Vermont soon? I know you are a responsible adult in parent now. But I am going to Vermont’s Brwer Fest in July and Hill Farmstead’s Fest of Farmhouse Ales in August. Give me baseball in Montreal, and Vermont could manage be a king of beer and nature closes enough to an awesome city.

1:36
Eno Sarris: you’re right. except for winters.

1:36
Comment From Lou Brown
Is having Kang and Semien enough to move HanRam to get some pitching?

1:36
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:36
Comment From Angry Red Bird
Is it time to fully pull the plug on Heyward?

1:36
Eno Sarris: No, look at his May stats!

1:38
Comment From Rated Rookie

Maxamuz was always right about Duda.

1:38
Comment From Chet
I traded for Tulowitzki in my keeper league with the feeling that his decline was way overstated. Do you think he’s “back” and will continue to be the best SS in the game for the next few years?

1:38
Eno Sarris: Yes

1:38
Comment From hscer
speaking of 3/4/5 here’s an old sporcle quiz of mine. you need 20 homers and 20 steals too though http://www.sporcle.com/game…

1:38
Comment From DDSP
Eno! DDSP here and in San Francisco this weekend for a job interview and will be staying with your beautiful cousin greg. What’s the can’t miss beer bar for a guy from Brooklyn? Also, come say hi!

1:38
Eno Sarris: City Beer Store! Toronados! and the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto!

1:39
Comment From Kevin
Don’t think I’ve read your take on Carlos Frias. Seems like Carson’s a fan. Anything special, or just a stopgap until the Dodgers upgrade?

1:41
Eno Sarris: I’m more worried than Carson. I mean, he has the command and velocity to (maybe) get by without the change, but a 6.8 k/9 for his career isn’t exciting, particularly since a lot of that came in relief.

1:41
Comment From Bill
Best section to sit in at SF?

1:42
Eno Sarris: I’ve enjoyed the bleachers in left, or the second level on the first base side. There are value seats there.

1:42
Comment From kid
Who ends up closing in Arizona? Ziegs isn’t really suited for it, and they’ve got Reed and Hudson

1:42
Eno Sarris: Reed.

1:42
Comment From Gangrene
Thanks for answering! You ever seen the Jonathan Demme 80s movie Something Wild? Not the story of the Nasty Boys but a good romance with a score by David Byrne, John Cale and Laurie Anderson. A dream team all its own.

1:43
Eno Sarris: Hey I grew up on those artists, I’ll give it a look/listen.

1:43
Comment From Alan
Who do you prefer between Salazar and Carrasco, and would you trade either for Votto?

1:43
Eno Sarris: Prefer Carrasco, would trade Salazar for Votto if I needed to.

1:43
Comment From a eskpert
Could we please get Corey Kluber a real defense?

1:43
Eno Sarris: hah.

1:43
Comment From Chet
The shine is wearing off Frias & Bolsinger. Do you think the Dodgers will call up Zach Lee anytime soon? He seems more talented than those two, which doesn’t necessarily mean better results, but he might be a slight upgrade…

1:44
Eno Sarris: Not sure he *is* more talented towards those two, and they may be keeping him down to keep from overexposing him.

1:44
Comment From Guest
Seriously Eno: come to New England. I am seriously considering a Maine Beer to Hill Farmstead to Lawson to Alchemist to Les Brasseurs de Montréal beer trip. When have you last been to the East Coast?

1:44
Eno Sarris: god it’s been a couple years now, I miss it. what a trip.

1:44
Comment From Bestball
It’s cool how every team has a young phenom who can hit the ball 800 feet and the Mets have Ruben Tejada.

1:44
Eno Sarris: I looked for comps early in his career and found Mark Lewis.

1:44
Comment From Randy Savage
Cabin trip with the boys over the weekend, what’s the best beer to chill out in the forest?

1:45
Eno Sarris: Two: Firestone Walker Easy Jack for the day. and Iron Springs Campfire Stout for the night.

1:45
Comment From Dallas
Watched Karns for the first time last night. Oh man he was Wainwright’ing a few times. If he could just develop some ancillary pitches. Drool.

1:45
Eno Sarris: Yeah the fastball and curve are really nice. Should consider a cutter or splitter at this point, the change is meh.

1:45
Comment From Big Boy
ENO! Lance Mccullers looked absolutely dominating last night. Should we believe the hype? Would you trade a $13 Samardjiza (2015, and 2016) for him in a keeper, if he was priced at $5 (and escalating by $5 starting at the end of 2016)?

1:46
Eno Sarris: You know what, yes. Shark is 30 or something like that, and I’m the low man on him.

1:46
Comment From Twin
Marcell Ozuna change his approach at the plate or just unlucky? Or does “light tower power” only show up every other year?

1:46
Eno Sarris: Definitely changed his approach some, and it’s been good for the batting average. Can’t believe the power is gone though.

1:46
Comment From ashtray
Semien sitting again. Have we seen the most of his value. Thinking about going with Kang instead.

1:46
Eno Sarris: Combo of the two probably best. I asked Melvin if Semien would play every day this year and he said no. I probed, and he said ‘because nobody plays every day here.”

1:47
Comment From Jersey Shore
If Derek Holland became Pedro 2.0 from the late 90’s, and did it for 4-5 seasons, he’d have a case for the HOF

1:47
Eno Sarris: The short peak argument. I see it, I guess, but that usually happens early before injury, not late in career. Randy Johnson took a while to get going, but he had a long career and it happened before Holland’s age now.

1:47
Comment From noahjb
What do you think about 117/118 of Lance Lynn’s pitches in his last start being fastballs?

1:47
Eno Sarris: holy. I’m checking this.

1:48
Eno Sarris: Brooks says he threw 17 chagneups, but no breaking balls other than a cutter. Still sort of amazing, but less so now.

1:49
Comment From All Anon
Would Segura command a significant kicker (i.e. additional player in the deal) in exchange for Flores in an NL only league where you lose the player if he’s traded to the AL? F

1:49
Eno Sarris: Either player could go, honestly, I prefer Segura.

1:49
Comment From Bill
Dazzy Vance – HOF based on perf in 30s

1:49
Eno Sarris: good one.

1:49
Eno Sarris: Except that was a different time. And he threw 300 innings a season for a while.

1:50
Comment From Jerry
Everyone has a data thing….except the Phillies. And look at them now!

1:50
Eno Sarris: Hey I’ve needled their data guy about this but they have a data guy!

1:50
Comment From mtsw
What % of MLB players would you estimate drink regularly? Not like “drunk during games” but just like, drinking fairly regularly? There are surely some tee-totalers among fitness nuts or hardcore Christian players right?

1:51
Eno Sarris: Well I’d say that about 90% of the uppers crowd drinks, in order to sleep. Dunno about the guys that pound red bulls, but I’d bet they drink too. And there are a ton of hardcore Christian and teetotalers in the crowd. I’d guess about 70%.

1:52
Comment From Zach
Answering the guy above about HOFers earning their place in their 30s. .. Randy Johnson did it

1:53
Eno Sarris: That was the name I came up with, and I just looked. Randy Johnson was 28 in 1991, when he had a 3.98 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 10 K/9 for the Mariners (with a 6.8 BB/9). Two years later he found his command.

1:53
Comment From 46 and Choo
Will you be at the A’s LGBTQ Pride Night game June 17?!? Absolutely love the retweet about Doolittle’s lady (name escapes me) who offered to buy tickets of those who don’t want to attend, thanks for the heads-up

1:53
Eno Sarris: Yes and fun news: Fieldwork Brewing brewed a Ginger IPA in honor of Sean Doolittle because they did that, and they will be tailgating with the beer at the game. I’ll be there, and at the game.

1:54
Comment From RyuMagoo
What do i do with Corey Dickerson

1:54
Eno Sarris: Hold

1:54
Comment From zackleftyp
don’t post this if you think its a stupid question

1:54
Comment From Bestball
am I a barbarian if I don’t get grapefruit sculpin? seems mediocre to me

1:54
Eno Sarris: Is almost a shandy.

1:54
Comment From Guest
Did you like Stanford? I just finished a double degree in Bio and Politics. Love Stanford is only to combine earning J.D. with my Biotech stuff.

1:55
Eno Sarris: Hated it for my first two years, called it Stanfraud. Switched majors (Econ to Creative Writing, Psychology, Art History and Communications), moved out to the lake, and loved it so much I stayed for a Masters.

1:55
Comment From Insider Trading
Penrose- run by graduates of Goose Island – Belgian Dry Stout. that is all.

1:56
Comment From Bad Hair Day
Buying into Montgomery after his debut against NY?

1:56
Eno Sarris: No

1:56
Comment From BM
beer geek speedway for allagash mattina rossa+bourbon county coffee stout. which side you got?

1:56
Eno Sarris: I love sours and am in San Diego a lot. I’ll take the rossa side.

1:57
Comment From kris
Tal’s Hill is gone after this year 🙁 🙁 🙁

1:57
Eno Sarris: Well, good for ACLs everywhere though.

1:57
Comment From Jack Glasscocks Cup
The correct answer for the hall of famers that really didn’t start until they were 30 should be Edgar Martinez. In the absence of voter mental acuity, though, three pitchers pretty much fit the bill: Warren Spahn, Gaylord Perry and Randy Johnson.

1:57
Comment From David
Lind to STL seems logical.

1:57
Comment From Bad Hair Day
Question – name a mediocre catcher named after a beef dishWellington Castillo

1:57
Eno Sarris: Then he’s the answer.

1:57
Comment From Marcus Banks
Masahiro Tanaka is the best pitcher in New York City.

1:58
Eno Sarris: But I thought it was Michael Pineda! I just ranked all three, and it was still Harvey Pineda Tanaka, but injury risk is in there. On a one-start basis I’d go Harvey Tanaka Pineda.

1:58
Comment From Jimmy, Chicago
Fowler for Soler, OBP. I’m stealing Soler, right?

1:58
Eno Sarris: I think so yes

1:58
Comment From Guest
Seriously: girls is stripping in the bathroom and Simon has noon idea

1:58
Eno Sarris: …

1:59
Comment From here goes nothing
Okay so Gray/Keuchel/Price for Donaldson, which one should I offer?

1:59
Eno Sarris: Keuchel because of lack of Ks.

1:59
Comment From hscer
Norris’ offense would play okay at a corner infield spot, right?

1:59
Eno Sarris: Like… first base.

2:00
Comment From Adrian
Is a high hard hit percentage a good predictor that a player will eventually snap out of a slump or slow start?

2:00
Eno Sarris: For hitters. I don’t use it much for pitchers.

2:00
Comment From NEED A QUICK ANSWER ENO MY LOVE
SHOEMAKER TO BP! Makes me sad panda

2:00
Eno Sarris: Just for a bit, right?

2:00
Comment From RYAN
excited for more david peralta in the dbacks line up

2:00
Comment From Bestball
Should I continue working or just sit in the dark listening to the microphones and drinking a sour?

2:00
Eno Sarris: dark

2:01
Comment From Rags
What’s a good price the Mets would have to give up to feel good about getting Zobrist?

2:01
Eno Sarris: Nimmo?

2:01
Comment From Vero Beach
Any holds prospects with K/9 that arent necessarily set up guys….yet? Could ya name a few high-ceilingers

2:01
Eno Sarris: Randall Delgado, Hunter Strickland, check back next wek

2:02
Comment From hscer
NBA. I got Warriors in 6. You?

2:02
Eno Sarris: Yah but I’m more fanboy than analyst over there.

2:02
Comment From Guest
Gray for Betts: Who says no? Gray seems to the better, but Beane love Betts and needs a CF for now and a 2B to replace Zobrist next year. 5/6 years of Betts for 3-4 years of Gray …Seemingly

2:02
Eno Sarris: This is doable. Unlike Hamels, Gray cheap too.

2:02
Comment From Maxamuz
Two things to Rated Rookie. 1. Long Live Lucas Duda. 2. Huey Lewis and the News rocks.

2:03
Comment From Man Muscles
any other imminent pitching call ups to look for?

2:03
Eno Sarris: Aaron Nola, Luis Severino, Andrew Heaney, Jose Berrios. In reverse order of likelihood of callup.

2:03
Comment From Mark Teixeira
I’ve made my fantasy owners very happy this season. Will I keep it up?

2:03
Eno Sarris: Sure if you stay healthy.

2:03
Comment From Shawn
Any MLB players that you know of that are really into beer?

2:04
Eno Sarris: Corey Knebel brews it!

2:04
Comment From Baller McCheese
I always thought “flu-like symptoms” was code for being hungover.

2:04
Eno Sarris: I’m sure it is.

2:04
Comment From Walt
Tyson Ross a good buy low guy if his owner doesn’t seem to notice he’s the same SP as last season?

2:04
Comment From Definitely Not Bob Uecker
From age-30 through age-40 == 2182 Hits, 954 Runs, 535 RBI, 366 SB, .314/.355/.403 slash. These numbers belong to future HOFer, Ichiro.

2:05
Comment From mtsw
Given how much better we understand park factors and what leads to them, do you expect new parks in Atlanta, Oakland and wherever else to play neutrally? Or will teams try to have uneven factors (perhaps a big handedness split) as a new advantage to exploit? Or just make it hitter-friendly cause chicks dig the long ball?

2:05
Eno Sarris: I think Bill Petti’s work showing that extreme parks make it hard to win will make new parks more neutral in the future. Well, maybe not his work in particular, but if those results are right, teams know them.

2:05
Comment From Houzer
Gumballhead- please comment

2:06
Eno Sarris: First time I had it, was early in my craft career. I said what the hell is this, it’s too much it’s so much wheat and hops yuck. I had it again recently and said, huh, it’s a decent wheat IPA.

2:06
Comment From Jon
Sculpin IPA is $20 for a sixer at my local beer store (60 Minute is $10).. worth it?

2:06
Eno Sarris: Maybe one time, but not regularly.

2:06
Comment From John T.
There is such a thing as a chat being too long. I’m trying to read it and can’t. Just call it a day.

2:06
Eno Sarris: Okay I gotta go anyway! thanks guys.

2:06
Comment From Dallas
Better Call Sarris

2:06
Comment From Matt, Chicago
Nope, never too long…..

2:06
Comment From hscer
bye thanks eno

2:07
Comment From Matt, Chicago
Thanks as always……to the PODCAST!

2:07
Eno Sarris: yup

2:07
Comment From ATM Machine
Feed me a stray cat

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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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