Eno Sarris Baseball Chat — 8/17/17

1:31
Eno Sarris: Dude is playing OctFest in a couple weeks (Octfest.co) but also this song seems appropriate rn

12:00
The Average Sports Fan: Is Joey Votto actually peaking at age 34?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Such a cerebral dude, he planned this. In that, he said in our first interview that he was only interested in doing the things that would be the most repeatable and would age the best.

12:01
Mark: Start Berrios today?

12:01
Eno Sarris: Yes.

12:01
Sanjay: Howdy. Who would you prefer in a dynasty league, Gallo or Devers and why? Thank you!

12:01
Eno Sarris: Devers because I don’t love the strikeout rate and Devers has good power.

12:02
CamdenWarehouse: Would you care to guess Stanton’s August OPS without looking?

12:02
Eno Sarris: 1.200?

12:02
Eduardo : What makes Chad Green so good? His fastball is “only” 96-97, and he doesn’t really have a good secondary pitch.

12:02
Eno Sarris: Good spin on the fastball, and I’d say the slider is v good.

12:03
Rod: How can I make sandwiches that taste good and are healthy?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Less cheese?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Also, make em smaller, that’s a thing I do.

12:03
tommy lasagna, sr.: my buddy is having his 2nd kid, and will have two under age of two.  when will i see him again?  will i want to see him again?

12:03
Eno Sarris: five years and by then maybe

12:03
HDosFTW: Carlos Rodon pitched pretty well against a murderers row of opponents recently (CLE, BOS, HOU, LAD). Assuming health, where do you think you’ll rank him entering next year?

12:03
Eno Sarris: Definitely in the top 75, maybe top 50, not sure I’ll go much further up.

12:04
Eno Beer: At Catawba Brewery in Asheville, NC they have an ENO beer for the hammock company. Sorry to burst your carbonated bubble thinking it was named after ya

12:04
Eno Sarris: And the hammock company may have been named after the river, which predated both myself and Brian Eno so nature wins.

12:04
Zach: Enooooo! first time luder long time listener

12:04
adam: Combined chipotle sour cream with pesto on a sandwich.  ill take my thanks off-air

12:04
tommy lasagna, sr.: mood right now:  

12:05
Eno Sarris: Feeling frisky today I see.

12:05
Bryce on my DL: conforto or benintendi ROS and forever

12:05
Eno Sarris: Conforto. They have like discipline and defense, and Conforto more power, and Ben’s speed is not of the difference making variety.

12:05
Lloyd Braun’s Freezer: Seemingly half of the q’s in Dave’s chat yesterday were Nola trade inquiries; there seems to be concern about his health and incompatibility with the team’s timeline.  Do you think the Phillies should be urgent about seeking trade offers this winter?

12:07
Eno Sarris: No. I think this team is closer than they appear. Look at all the young bats that are just about to jump into the bigs. Not all will make it, but they have so many that if three are great, one or two are passable, they have a lineup. Franco could start to lift the ball better one year, or another player could make a big adjustment, and that lineup could be v good v soon. And they have money to spend eventually.

12:07
Enis the Penis: What are you doing now? ….. Stupid high school jocks

12:07
Eno Sarris: “Dink” hurt more, but not a lot. I didn’t think I was going pro in a sport or anything.

12:07
Bryce on my DL: If Stanton gets to 62, is he your HR king?

12:07
Eno Sarris: No.

12:08
Rice, Lynn, & Evans: I need this one as I have to make a drop before game-time. Do you think Josh Hader soon gets some starts?  By soon, I mean before Sept 11th, since that’s the end of our playoffs and season. I picked him up a few weeks ago speculating that he may get some starts. Thanks.

12:08
Eno Sarris: Doesn’t seem like it, with Woodruff jumping in the rotation.

12:08
Jim: What makes a good slider?

12:09
Eno Sarris: Hardest pitch to study. I think, if you combine what I found on sliders with what I found on curves, the simplest explanation is the best: velocity and drop. Those high-80s/low 90s breakers that Gray has been throwing have the chance to make him an ace if he doesn’t lose the curve.

12:09
Salvador on my DL too: Who is a good Ozzie Albies comp?

12:11
Eno Sarris: Go back and look at Jose Altuve’s early work. I’m not crazy. I *am* being zealous. a more reasonable comp might be Josh Harrison?

12:12
BreakOut: Latest thinking on Anthony Banda?

12:14
Eno Sarris: He’s… I don’t know. I wasn’t that impressed watching his start the other day, but the changeup looks pretty good. Not sure about the slurve and the command. I’d buy if the price was low and the league was deeper than 12.

12:14
Joey Votto’s Pants: Tighter

12:14
adam: when your farts sounds wet but aren’t that’s amore

12:14
hscer: what happened to the inter of lude

12:14
hscer: they’re all just ludes now

12:14
Matt: I have begun the process of petitioning the USA to change the observed name of “Thursday” to “Enoday”. Will update on my progress.

12:15
Rodrigo: Yesterday Dave said Devers has the chance to be the best hitter on baseball and made a Freeman type comparison. Average there, power eventually comes. Similar feel for you?

12:16
Eno Sarris: Here’s the absolutely nutso thing about Devers: he hasn’t even begun to pull the ball yet, and he’s murdering it. Seriously, he pulled more than twice as often in the minors, came up, saw everyone was pitching him away, shrugged, and hit bombs. Dude has extreme feel for hitting and is already pushing the upper bounds of my outsized love for him in the preseason. I’ve seen a few managers put Devers out there, maybe they think they’re selling high, but oh man this is not a .250 hitter like ZiPs says. I’ll say the .282/.330/.462 from steamer is too light on the power. So we’re talking special.

12:17
Stuafoo: What do you think about the benefit of rotating in a bunch of replaceable starters with funky/deceptive motions? Has any research been done on guys with standard vs. unique deliveries?

12:18
Eno Sarris: We know that knuckleballers have a hangover effect, and Barry Bonds said on the TV the other day that other ‘specialists’ did the same thing. I’m thinking we define specialists as top or bottom 10% in arm slot, and any pitcher that throws a non fastball/non cutter over 40% of the time, and see if we can find a hangover effect there.

12:18
Black Beard’s Delight: Do you think it’s worth it for me to fly out to first pitch forums? …. What do you set the over/under at for guys offering to buy you a beer?

12:18
Eno Sarris: Yah the AFL is the best way to see tomorrow’s stars, a weekend of talking about baseball is fun as heck, and nobody gets to offer me a beer because I usually curate the hell out of at least one of the nights with a half flown-in half found beer selection.

12:19
Ben: Which pitcher has the best stuff?

12:19
Eno Sarris: Sometimes I think it’s someone like Carrasco or Salazar. Definitions say their pitches are Nasteh at least. Kershaw has great stuff, but elite command. Greinke more like him. Scherzer elite stuff, probably he has the best stuff.

12:20
Nelson: Has it even been proven why the juiced ball doesnt affect power hitters as much? Am I supposed to believe that Freddy Galvais hits more warning track shots than Kris Bryant?

12:21
Eno Sarris: I think it makes a little sense if you look at spray charts. There’s a connect/soft connect disparity in almost every spray chart, a long fly ball and then the line drive/short fly ball blobs, usually a little separate. So if you Stanton, the long fly ball blob is already naturally further out and there’s less to gain from it?

12:22
John: Hey Eno, how do you have so many ingredients for sandwiches?  It seems like a lot of that stuff should be expiring considering your variety day-to-day and your traveling.  I’m jealous and want to start mixing up my sandwich game

12:22
Eno Sarris: I usually do the buying for the household and maintain that s.

12:22
Matt: I am and have been bullish on Greg Bird’s ability, but having followed him for a few years, I’ve admittedly become a bit jaded in my confidence in his health. Sure, he had some health issues early in his career, but his two major MLB injuries were a torn rotator cuff, and a mis-(un?)-diagnosed injury from a foul ball that probably could have been resolved in a more timely manner. Should I temper my jadedness?

12:23
Eno Sarris: I guess so, he said with a sigh. Could just be timing, though. Teixeira had these exact same problems, just at different times in his career.

12:24
E: Why is Brent Honeywell not pitching for the Rays?

12:24
Eno Sarris: I don’t see him on the 40-man so you’d have to drop someone even to spot him.

12:24
Cashman man: Does Oh or Lyons get first shot at closing if Rosy is out?

12:24
Eno Sarris: Lyons

12:24
Bitter: You say the Sour Sisters are easy finds in the northeast, but alls I see from Goose Island is their boring stuff. Is NJ not northeast enough?

12:25
Eno Sarris: Sours generally are not easy to find, so I guess I should have qualified that statement. They aren’t super easy, but if you tried another bottle shop, you might find em. Do you see any sours where you look?

12:25
Jerj Clooners:

12:25
CarrotJuice: Is it just me is does Eloy Jimenez kinda like Jorge Soler 2014 as a prospect? Prodigious power but otherwise average to below average tools (except for Soler’s 60-70 grade arm). Heck, they’re even built similar! Eloy is 6-4/205 and Soler was 6-4/215!

12:26
Eno Sarris: Eloy is a little less wooden, I’d say. I’ve seen him go oppo more often and also make more athletic catches. I’d say Soler is Eloy’s floor, but his ceiling is higher.

12:26
Babadook: Eno! Good morning young man.  How many years until the As are no longer hot garbage?

12:27
Eno Sarris: Three? Two? I see something I like in Chapman, Olson, Pinder, Healy, Mateo, Fowler. Let’s see what pitching they find.

12:27
Keith Hernandez: Should the Marlins consider flipping Stanton this offseason?  Maybe put something together with the Cardinals involving Alex Reyes?  This might be the highest his stock gets.

12:27
Eno Sarris: Yeah probably. I had a long discussion about this on twitter the other day. Let me put up a poll about this before I poison the waters with my opinion.

12:28
Eno Sarris:

Giancarlo Stanton WAR over remaining 10 years on contract

42+ (8.9% | 17 votes)
 
38-42 (16.9% | 32 votes)
 
34-38 (27.5% | 52 votes)
 
30-34 (29.6% | 56 votes)
 
30- (16.9% | 32 votes)
 

Total Votes: 189
12:29
Art Vandelay: getting a box containing King Sue tomorrow. Have you tried it? Is it actually *that* good? I love pseudo, so expectations are high

12:29
Eno Sarris: never had it, but part of why pseudo Sue is so good is because is so mellow/crisp, so it could ruin it. I’m not SURE that King Julius is better than Julius, myself.

12:29
Babe Lincoln: For the love of god, is someone writing an article now about what the Mets did with Cabrera and d’Arnaud last night?

12:30
Eno Sarris: That was really fun. It reminded me of the idea of switching Michael Morse and Hunter Pence depending on who was at the plate.

12:30
Hadji the Cat: What kind of contract do you see Duda getting this offseason? He seems to be at that awkward point of exiting his prime and having questionable abilities on defense.

12:30
Eno Sarris: Him and Yonder will be fascinating studies, but I think we learned from past corner guys in recent market that it won’t be a big deal.

12:30
Anthony: Can Lamet succeed as a starter with only two pitches?

12:31
Eno Sarris: The movement is good on the change, he just doesn’t trust it. If he just threw it hard like a Greinke change, I think he could be very good. He doesn’t have the command to be Greinke or anything.

12:31
Luzinski’s Sweaty Gooch: So Arrieta lost the cutter for around a year and then got it back? How does that happen?

12:31
Eno Sarris: I’ve seen some changes in his release point. Throws around his body, so maybe it’s harder to keep all that in the right place.

12:31
Dr. Funk: Better call the Doctor…

12:32
nick: Tommy Pham is running a high BABIP but still.. he has almost 4 fwar in less than 400 PA. Is he an above average regular going forward ?

12:32
Eno Sarris: I think so, but it’s worth pointing out that he’s already 28.

12:32
Art Vandelay: Berrios isn’t starting today. It’s Slegers instead.

12:32
Eno Sarris: Great day to start Berrios then.

12:32
NowWatchMeYuuu: Need MI help, who outta this waiver crew would ya want: Semien, Tim Anderson, Spang, Solarte, Cesar

12:33
Eno Sarris: Cesar because there’s not much speed out there, Semien is still recovering that power, others mediocre.

12:33
Eno Sarris: You guys are a little more pessimistic than I am about Stanton. Hahah couldn’t help myself.

12:33
v2micca: Braves fan.  Looked at Andrelton Simmons slash line for the year, then looked at what Sean Newcomb has done and now need a drink recommendation.  Nothing session-able, need high abv.

12:34
Eno Sarris: Got some Boulevard Milk Stout in the fridge I’m looking forward to trying.

12:34
Matt: Yo, what was with Darvish’s (lack of) Ks last night against….the White Sox?!?!

12:34
Eno Sarris: Maybe the back.

12:34
Anthony: Chris Archer just always gonna underperform his peripherals?

12:34
Eno Sarris: A two-pitch pitcher runs the risk of having high platoon splits, and if you don’t bake that into your projections/evaluative stat, then you might miss it.

12:34
Mike: Heading to Austin in a week. What’s the spot I have to check out?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Rainey Street if you don’t want to drive to Jester King.

12:35
CW: Have you noticed any changes in Manaea that could be causing his struggles?

12:35
Eno Sarris: Velocity down, might be hurt.

12:35
Smoovie: Remember how three fruit smoothies perform better than two fruit smoothies, like their pitcher counterparts? Well four fruit smoothies are like Sonny Gray going bad. Too much happening most of the time

12:35
kevinthecomic: People who call it ‘kung fu fighting’ don’t actually know kung fu

12:36
tommy lasagna, sr.: i’ve protected my eyes from alot, but my wife’s delivery was the most important thing i’ve intentionally avoided.

12:36
Eno Sarris: …

12:36
Rafael Devers Babysitter: Sometimes it feels like Nomar Mazara doesn’t get enough love.  22 years old, low K rate, increasing power, on pace for 100+ RBIs.

12:36
Eno Sarris: I’m all over him. I love him. He’s an acquire if you’re looking to sell in a dynasty keeper and want to find a young undervalued guy.

12:37
TRANE: Folty can consistently get to 2 strikes, then the problems start, counted 5 times last night 0-2 then the batter still got on. Is that a mechanical or mental thing?

12:37
Eno Sarris: I think his secondary stuff is not very good.

12:38
bosoxforlife: Have you ever seen a player on 3rd thrown out at home on a single to CF before? I have been watching the game for 70 years and that was a first.

12:38
Eno Sarris: JBJ the man. Also, it was a shallow single.

12:38
Sleepy: Dumb question of the day–is BsR a rate stat, or can a player accumulate “more” by simply playing more?

12:39
Eno Sarris: It’s a counting stat, but, like WAR, you can put up negative work, so playing more might actually hurt your numbers.

12:39
Greg: Need a spot starter this week, Kuhl home vs STL or Conley at NYM?  Yes these are not great options

12:39
Eno Sarris: Kuhl.

12:39
Dave Cameronaunepetitegraine: Is it normal to have a man crush on Joey Votto?

12:39
Eno Sarris: Completely. I hope.

12:41
Eno Sarris: Allright, so check it on Stanton. Rough math with $10 m a win and .5 aging and yadda yadda yadda, if Stanton is a 6.5 win guy right now, he puts up 42.5 wins. If he’s a 6, as projections say, he’s 37.5. I’m in that 34-38 camp. That should give him $120-150m in surplus value, which is a top ten hitter, a top ten pitcher, and another top 50 hitter or pitcher. It takes less if you’re in the other camps.

12:41
Eno Sarris: Why wasn’t he just straight up claimed then?

12:43
Mike: who to keep out of R. Ray, J. Nelson, R. Hoskins, C. Santana (all same cost except Santana who is $4 more)

12:44
Eno Sarris: Hoskins. I think this boy gonna be good. 50% fly balls and a 4% whiff rate? I know it’s only 29 PA but those are the numbers that are meaningful fastest, and even the projected 21/24% strikeout rates plus his power would make him very interesting.

12:44
Fire Matheny: Why do we not have a standard, more quantifiable way of measuring a manager’s impact?

12:44
Eno Sarris: I tried and Matheny was near the bottom or last when it came to: putting his best relievers in the right spots, showing flexability when it came to using relievers in roles, and putting his best players in the right spots in the lineups.

12:45
Norrin Radd: I have inadvertently followed Rajai’s career very closely because he always seems to be the first guy to come up on waivers when I’m looking for steals. My future grandkids better be ready for Rajai facts.

12:45
Eno Sarris:

Not sure he loves these Rajai Davis arm bands like I do. “I can do all things” ftw
15 Aug 2017
12:45
Dave Cameronaunepetitegraine: Let’s take a second to appreciate Adam Warren. The guy has a 1.73 ERA and 0.77 Whip. and is basically the 5th guy in the bullpen

12:46
Eno Sarris: I always said he’d make a good NL starter because he doesn’t have a great fastball but has three good pitches.

12:46
Jimmy F: Which pitcher is most likely to get saves going forward that isn’t currently closing?

12:48
Eno Sarris: cheating: Jeurys Famila. Otherwise: Blake Parker due to Cam injury, Jose Leclerc.

12:48
Gradually Gollum: With Eric’s newest prospect list just coming out, I have a quick question.  Has anyone ever lookses back on old listses to see if there is a nasty prospect type consistently overrated in such listses, Precious?  Does nasyt, stinking little scoutses overrate a particular aspect of a prosp-GOLLUM GOLLUM!

12:49
Eno Sarris: I’ve seen some look at tools and how they translate — Jeff Zimmerman does good stuff here — and I think speed is tantalizing to some prospect listmakers and is the least correlated to success.

12:50
CamdenWarehouse: regarding deliveries – it has been suggested that Baltimore’s recent sustained success from the pen might be the result of the pitchers all giving different looks

12:50
Eno Sarris: Yeah they do a great job of finding guys with weird looks. Hard to know if that means the other guys are better because of their weird looks, or if it just means they found undervalued good relievers that are good because they are deceptive.

12:50
Hadji the Cat: Thoughts on great hybrid beers? I’ve recently had local microbrew versions of a brown-sour and a Belgian-brown. Both were interesting and worked surprisingly well.

12:51
Eno Sarris: Hoppy sours are my favorite.

12:51
Joey: Have you ever given advice to a baseballer before? Maybe not so direct like, “You should try doing _____ “, but simply bring up something you noticed in their mechanics etc. that could be fixed?

12:51
Eno Sarris: More and more often. “have you ever considered…” if just to have them tell me why not.

12:52
LegallyEagle: If a pitcher had 80 command, is even 40 stuff fine for that pitcher to be good in the majors?

12:52
Eno Sarris: What number would you put on Kyle Hendricks’ stuff?

12:53
Aaron: Favorite Nashville breweries? Been loving your sour-heavy PNW recs of Storm, Holy Mountain and Cascade (Cloudburst in SEA was great too)

12:53
Eno Sarris: Jackalope? I just don’t remember the beer that fondly or well.

12:54
Nihilist Eno: I was upset because I was late to Eno chat as I’m traveling. The disappointment fades as I realize that eno chats are nothing more than an artifice to distract from our depressing reality. Baseball is cool tho

12:54
Travis: At what point should minor league performance matter? I understand a guy like Moncada has ridiculous tools, but shouldn’t the fact that he hasn’t actually been able to put those tools to good use matter? Shouldn’t a guy like Acuna, who has similar tools but also has the performance to back it up, be thought of more highly?

12:54
Eno Sarris: Each prospect analyst has a different mix of projectability, tools, skills, and actual performance.

12:54
Marty: Thor may have the best pure stuff.

12:55
Marty: Honeywell will have to end up on the 40-man soon or else he’s subjecet to the Rule 5 draft, right?

12:55
Eno Sarris: Yeah probably. But the Rays want to keep every last asset as long as possible, is the general answer.

12:55
Bitter: The best/closest thing to a bottle shop I’ve got is a Wegmans. I see rotating sours…they had Brooklyn’s, they had Sexy Motherpucker, now Ommegang’s sour pale ale, always have Sour Monkey, a bunch of goses, and a handful of others. But the Sisters are entering Seinfeld-White Whale levels

12:55
Eno Sarris: Weird. I’d pick Sour Monkey there.

12:55
Tim: Would it be fair to say what makes a good slider is also what makes it the biggest health risk?

12:56
Eno Sarris: … yes. Sliders generally put less stress on the elbow via MOTUS, but if you correct for velo, they put more per mph, so if you throw a 94 mph slider…

12:56
Sonny: Be careful, Dr Funk’s phd is in comparative literature and she will be of no use to you in a medical emergency

12:57
Marty: Feels like Duda would make a good Boston FA signing

12:57
Eno Sarris: Yeah but they’ll have the run of the place and can take their time.

12:57
Salvador on my DL too: Re: Albies/Altuve comp, does that make him a potential keeper in a 20 team keep 8? I get the whole “depends on your team” part of the equation, but just generally, a top 160 type in a keeper?

12:57
Eno Sarris: For me, yeah.

12:59
Dave Cameronaunepetitegraine: A.J Burnett had a solid career as a 2 pitch pitcher. Was his stuff so good that he was able to? (Better than all those “failing” 2 pitch pitchers)

12:59
Eno Sarris: Probably also helped that the second pitch was a curve (like Hill) and that he actually manipulated it a bit to throw a secret harder slider type curve.

12:59
get me into the playoffs!: Please help me with a decision for today Eno. My team is fighting to hold onto the last playoff spot this week (H2H), and I’m trying to decide whether to roll Taillon against STL today. I can afford to bench one of my remaining starts, and this would be the most obvious sit. What do you feel like his odds are of having a quality start, and of having a blowup?

1:00
Eno Sarris: I’d roll him. 15 K against 3 BB in last two starts.

1:00
Brett Honeywell: Eddie Rosario and Dexter Fowler seem the same to me this year, one you rather have this year? why?

1:00
Eno Sarris: I just trust Dexter Fowler to keep doing it more.

1:00
TRANE: Somethings to look for in a under-valued pitcher?

1:01
Eno Sarris: Good velocity, good movement, even mix.

1:01
TRANE: This is only season Stanton has stayed healthy

1:01
Eno Sarris: he’s had two seasons with 600+ PA, and I’m unsure how much to penalize him for being hit by a ball.

1:02
Wily Mo’s Ghost: Stanton wasn’t straight up claimed because of the opt-out. Cameron is right about that–it totally changes the value of the contract begins it pins all the risk on the team.

1:04
Eno Sarris: I understand that will become part of the discussion in a trade… but in claiming? Here’s a thing about the risk: is he going to suck? Or is he going to have a debilitating injury that forces him out. Because if he sucks, sure, then the risk is on the team. I don’t get that, because Stanton has been great when in. Is he going to have a debilitating injury? maybe, but then you have insurance. I guess a nagging chronic injury is the third, disastrous outcome for a team, but if I was running a team I would have claimed the contract.

1:04
pirates hurdles: Thank you Eno, the idea that his contract is underwater is silly. I get it, the opt out could hurt, but you could build that out of the deal. The Verlander situation is the same thing to a smaller scale.

1:04
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer: Stanton prob wasn’t claimed because no owner has that big of a contract baked into their payroll.  It would take a while to refigure out the future of the franchise right? It’d be like going on vacation, seeing a Bentley and just buying it on the spot.

1:04
Eno Sarris: This is maybe why he’ll get traded in the offseason. Easier to clear way for that contract then then now.

1:05
Big Tuna: What’s the best way to make up ground in ratios this late in the season?

1:05
Eno Sarris: Pick the one your’e closest in and make a radical change to your lineup.

1:05
Oddball Herrera: Pirates at this point basically have to try Glasnow again in the majors soon, right?  At some point you need to let your player stop embarrassing AAA hitters and see if he sinks/swims in the majors once and for all.  May as well do it during a lost season rather than risk losing games that may mean something next year

1:05
Eno Sarris: Yes, for sure

1:05
Brent: 3 fav IPAs in order: Creature comforts tropicalia, Jekyll island hop dang diggity, cigar city jai alai

1:06
Eno Sarris: Fieldwork Pulp(free?), Cellarmaker Dobis, Tree House Julius.

1:07
MLB Managers: Why do people think we make a major impact in W/L.  When it’s clear the impact is very small compaired to other sports.

1:07
Eno Sarris: I would estimate like 2-3 wins at most.

1:08
Shawn: Re: Orioles – heard Showalter has guys throw sidearm before cutting them

1:08
Eno Sarris: oh and try a knuckler while you’re out there

1:08
Sonny: Re: grading managers, is it possible to define how much longer a bad manager holds their job based on how symmetrical their face is or how many boxes on the traditional handsomeness chart the check?

1:08
v2micca: I’ve been reading more analysts talk about the advantage of a pitcher keeping his lower half more closed to prevent the batter from getting a good look at the pitch.  But, wouldn’t this also limit the power they can generate from the core?  Is the additional deception worth the trade off?

1:09
Eno Sarris: There’s also an injury asterisk. You can do damage to your hip labrum. Just plant your foot and mimic throwing across it and you’ll feel it.

1:09
Porcho Villa: Can you expand on what you meant by your Honeywell answer? Are you saying that keeping him down until later in September lets them hold on to him longer? Aren’t we well past the point in the season where that would matter?

1:09
Eno Sarris: No, just that calling him up now means losing some other asset that they have to drop off the 40 to make room for Honeywell.

1:09
Wes: If you are headed to Austin, check out Blue Owl Brewing for some good sours. Close to Rainey.

1:10
Eno Sarris: Love their sours! oh and there’s a place with mediocre pizza but great hazy ipas.. forget the name.

1:10
Sonny: Cool to bail on Cotton in ’17? Keep on the radar for 18 drafts?

1:10
Eno Sarris: Yeah. I’m not sure what he needs to do — he’s still interesting with above-average whiff rates on three pitches — but he needs to figure something out on balls in play.

1:11
Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe: Is Thanksgiving dinner just a deconstructed sandwich?!

1:12
Eno Sarris: mind. blown. (I have put everything — including the sweet potatoes — back on bread the next day)

1:12
Greg: Austin Pruitt, yea or nay?

1:12
Eno Sarris: eh

1:12
v2micca: Imagine that Minor League baseball significantly raised the salaries of all High A, AA, and AAA players to the point where guys with a replacement level ceiling would willingly stay in the game until their late 30’s not because they were still chasing the MLB dream, but simply because it payed well.     Do you see more positive or negative from this scenario?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Positive, though there may be some unintended consequences. Positives: your local minor league game gets better. Negatives: that may put pressure on local minor league team to win, and put some pressure on winning over development. But the prime directive is this: these people deserved to get a living wage. The rest is prologue.

1:14
Roark: Is Roark worth owning for qs and w now that rainouts changed his schedule slightly and no harper? He was originally lined up to face a couple of weak teams like SD and Phillies (2). Would you rather stream in a 10 teamer?

1:14
Eno Sarris: Streamer.

1:14
Chris: Do you believe in miracles? Nick Williams has walked 5 times in the past week!

1:15
Chris: Why isn’t Tim Anderson running more? I know he’s struggling to get on base, but still… he only has 6 stolen bases all season!

1:15
Eno Sarris: Probably not a priority for the team or himself.

1:15
v2micca: Also, if you are going to Austin, Life Oak Hefeweizen.  It is probably the best hefeweizen I have ever sampled.

1:15
Eno Sarris: I agree.

1:16
Wes: Pinthouse Pizza maybe? Wouldn’t classify their pizza as mediocre though, good to great depending on the day.

1:16
Eno Sarris: Pinthouse! Beer is great. Can’t speak for the pizza, but got involved in an argument about it somehow. Let’s not do that gain.

1:16
fripp+eno: come on, give me your best guess on ranking the NuBashBros’ careers:

Judge/Gallo/Bellinger/Sano

1:16
Eno Sarris: Bell/Judge/Sano/Gallo

1:16
Matthew: Did writing your recent article on Luis Castillo make you more or less of a believer?

1:16
Eno Sarris: More. Especially since he’s using the sinker more recently.

1:17
gee: What other sports would you like to see the managers/coaches dress in full uniform?

1:17
Eno Sarris: oh basketball would be hilarious. much more than football.

1:19
B: Name a minor leaguer that is completely off the radar that I can pick up in my dynasty league that is going to be good.

1:22
Eno Sarris: That is a difficult one haha. in today’s day and age everyone is all over every prospect. here are some guys I like/still like from shallower to deeper: Andy Ibanez (has power batted ball mix and good contact ability and speed), Forrest Wall (hurt but young and exiting, COL MI prospect), Billy McKinney (started turning on the ball), Takahiro Norimoto (great Japanese pitcher that might come over soon).

1:22
Rich : Mentioned Gray possible ace- Gray Colorado?

1:22
Eno Sarris: was talking Sonny.

1:22
CamdenWarehouse: If football coaches dressed in the uniform (minus the pads of course) they’d just look like fans

1:22
Eno Sarris: In pads might be funny, but not like Steve Kerr in short shorts.

1:22
ugh: Stan Van Gundy in a tank top? where is the unsee button

1:23
Eno Sarris: I mean we did Bobby Cox ambling out to the mound in tight pants for a while, we can do this.

1:23
CamdenWarehouse: Max Shrock is off the radar!

1:23
Eno Sarris: He is. just hasn’t shown power, or a power friendly batted ball mix, so far.

1:25
fripp+eno: Why Sano over Gallo? Gallo can play a better 3B, has way more game power, walks more, and is a much better athlete. Are you higher on Sano taking steps forward or Gallo going backwards?

1:26
Eno Sarris: Sano closer to having a more viable K% IMO. Also, he’s made some adjustments that Gallo has yet to encounter, I bet.

1:26
Porcho Villa: Life Oaks very good, but my vote for best America hefe is Schnickelfritz by Urban Chestnut (STL)

1:26
Eno Sarris: Also great. For a guy that doesn’t love Hefes I’ve had some good ones.

1:27
Eno Sarris: Man I gotta go. Life is pretty crazy right now. Thanks for hanging out for a bit!

1:28
Dougie Jones: You often say players who are struggling might be hurt (for example Manaea). Should they not be playing, then? Are they concealing injuries, or just playing through something manageable?

1:28
Eno Sarris: Knowing when you’re hurt vs injured very difficult. As one analyst told me, ‘every pitcher is always hurt.’





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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Michael
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Michael

Stanton August OPS: 1.479.

feslenraster
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feslenraster

they should just stop pitching to him…