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Chicago has finally thrown their hat into the ring for the AL Central Race. They have pulled off a trade to acquire Todd Frazier in as 3 way deal with the Reds and Dodgers.
This comes on the heels of the club picking up Brett Lawrie for 3 years worth of service for a couple of Minor Leaguers.
Before these deals, the club really only hand secured a tandem of Catchers with Alex Avila and Dioner Navarro for the offense. Now they have much more depth, and are asserting themselves with one of the better lineups in the AL Central.
If Adam LaRoche can bounce back with his usual 25 HRs and 80 RBI power, you could have 3 Infielders and the Designated Hitter all crack 20+ HRs in the 2016 campaign.
Jose Abreu also stands to benefit with bringing in a hitter like Todd Frazier. You could see a lineup that goes Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, Adam LaRoche, Frazier, Lawrie, Avisail Garcia, Avila or Navarro and Tyler Saladino. This looks a lot lengthier than a few days ago.
By the moves they made, they could also trade LaRoche to another club if they were so inclined. There is no reason to think the Avila and Navarro couldn’t see some DH action for their roles in the 2016 club. Read the rest of this entry
There may be a lot of managerial opening this off season. Here’s a crazy idea. Hire one who has experience managing!
It is a respect the skipper on Episode 1,066 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Neil Walker, Adam Conley, Steven Souza Jr., Marcus Stroman, Corey Dickerson, Chase Anderson and Melky Cabrera all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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It is time for THE SUNDAY REQUEST
— Susan Magee (@PSUMagoo) August 13, 2015
The Marlins are indeed a fascinating mess. And the problem may start from the top.
Part of me thinks MLB should step in.
But like a slow motion car wreck, part of me does not want them to change a thing because I am fascinated by it.
I am taking my talents to South Beach for episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Masahiro Tanaka, Jackie Bradley Jr., John Lackey, Scooter Gennett, Chris Bassitt, Nelson Cruz and Todd Frazier all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
It seems like every topic I am bringing up today could have been covered in 2012. So why not use the poster?
Either way it is time for The Sunday Request.
Hey @sullybaseball what is your take on this Marlins mess?!?
— Jonathan Baylis (@JonathanBaylis) May 23, 2015
Ahhhh the Marlins mess. I always get fooled by them with my optimism and then get fascinated by the slow motion car crash it becomes.
It is a “Record this before Loria fires me!” Episode 940 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Anthony Rizzo, Mike Napoli, Corey Kluber, Mike Bolsinger, Carlos Gomez, Erick Aybar, Anthony DeSclafani and Mike Wright all owned baseball yesterdayall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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The Dan Jennings signing shows some disturbing trends in managerial hires. Also I pay tribute to my dad on his birthday.
It is an inclusive Episode 935 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Matt Harvey, Carlos Gomez, Chris Sale, Jose Bautista, Corey Kluber, Dan Haren. Chris Iannetta and DJ LeMahieu all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Earlier in the month, we touched on the Miami Marlins and their offense going into the 2014 season here.
The Miami offense has talent, but I believe it will be a frustrating lineup to follow due in large part to the team’s tendency to strike out a lot. The pitching staff has the potential to also be a frustrating unit to follow during the season.
While there is an elite player at the top of this rotation, the body of the staff lacks another stopper or really anyone to put any real faith in as a legit No. 2 or 3 starter at this point. Read the rest of this entry
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By Nicholas Rossoletti (MLB Reports Trade Correspondent): Follow @NRoss56
Welcome to Miami, home to sunshine, beautiful people and a unique multicultural atmosphere. Miami is not home, however, to a big market baseball team. For years the Marlins have attempted to fake it to make it. The team would build its payroll towards a single season where the front office felt like it could compete for a world championship. Then, regardless of result, the Marlins would break up the team, sell the pieces for as much value as was offered and rebuild towards another season when a championship hope seemed realistic. So the Miami Marlins, their fans, their brand new stadium enter 2013 in a very similar situation. In 2012, the team took a shot at competing by spending money on several free agents. I’ve written in detail about why that didn’t work and what the fans can look forward to in the future. In 2013, the payroll will be once again be amongst the lowest in baseball.
As with our past looks at payroll we will start with the high-end of the Miami payroll. You will notice that one of these is not like the other.
Giancarlo Stanton Highlights 2012 – Mature Lyrics so parental guidance is advised: