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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 24, 2014

Scott Strazzante - San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Strazzante – San Francisco Chronicle

What should the A’s do with Jim Johnson? Or the Phillies with Jonathan Papelbon?

Whatever they do, they need to do it NOW!

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Bartolo Colon, Yoenis Cespedes, Mark Reynolds, Alex Cobb, A. J. Burnett, Jose Quintana, Didi Gregorius and Jose Ramirez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 21, 2014

USATSI

USATSI

What should the Phillies do by the trade deadline?

How about trade everything that isn’t nailed to the ground?

The races are so tight right now that a bunch of teams may try to shoot the moon. No better time to take advantage of them!

It is an all anarchy episode on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Odrisamer Despaigne, Jon Lester, Neil Walker, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tim Lincecum, Peter Bourjos and Yan Gomes all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 20, 2014

San Diego Padres - MLB.com - FSSD / HD

San Diego Padres – MLB.com – FSSD / HD

It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

A potential no hitter in San Diego today showed why blacking out local games makes no sense.

Corey Kluber, Cole Hamels, Adam Jones, Paul Goldschmidt, Garrett Richards, Brett Anderson, Miguel Cabrera and Dee Gordon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Every MLB ASG Going Fwd Should Have A Tribute To Those Fallen In Previous Year: A Comment On Sully Baseball’s Blog

Paul Sullivan’s   brilliant tribute video – They should hire him to do one of these every year!

MLB Reports Lead Personality ‘Sully’ did a fantastic job of writing an article about the way FOX did not give any acknowledgement towards Tony Gwynn during Tuesday’s ALL – Star Game on a post for his own website. I was going to write a similar article, but he nailed it perfectly, and you should read it here

My 2 cents:   

The MLB has had several baseball men die in the last year:  Ralph Kiner, Tony Gwynn, Bob Welch, Don Zimmer, Jim Fregosi, Jerry Coleman, and former executive (MLBPA president) Michael Weiner.

I think it would be a great job by baseball – if they were to add a segment to the ALL – Star Game, in which they pay homage to the heroes of yesteryear. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 16, 2014

JEFF ROBERSON/AP

JEFF ROBERSON/AP

Lousy hats, Derek Jeter overkill, pitchers not going long enough, a few rule changes and wondering where the tribute to Tony Gwynn was.

It is the All Star Game episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Trout, Glen Perkins, Jonathan LuCroy and Tony Watson used the All Star Game to add to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 13, 2014

ESPN

ESPN

It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Worst $10 million Yankees EVER spent? Are you kidding me? I doubt it ranks as the worst money they would spend THIS YEAR!

Friend of the podcast Ritch Duncan asked that question. I called him with my answer.

 

Follow Ritch Duncan on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Buy the wonderful book The Werewolf’s Guide to Life, co written by Ritch Duncan, by clicking HERE.

Andrew McCutchen, Jason Castro, Wade Miley, Hisashi Iwakuma, Charlie Blackmon, Ian Kennedy, Jake Peavy andBilly Butler  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 12, 2014

Fleer

Fleer

Former Texas Rangers speedster Billy Sample is my guest on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

In part 1 of our conversation we talk about his bizarre major league debut, some of the odd trades the Rangers made during the years and his thoughts of playing baseball in the 1980s.

David Wright, Jose Reyes, Tim Lincecum, Felix Hernandez, Andrew McCutchen, Jeff Locke, Chris Carter and Hiroki Kuroda  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

For information regarding Billy Sample’s upcoming movie,on Reunion 108, Click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 10, 2014

Carlos Avila Gonzalez, San Francisco Chronicle

Carlos Avila Gonzalez, San Francisco Chronicle

The current Giants squad has nothing to prove nor accomplish to ensure an historical legacy. The A’s need to make the World Series NOW.

How we remember our great teams is painted entirely in October.

It is a legacy episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Salvador Perez, Troy Tulowitzki, Max Scherzer Roberto Hernandez, Seth Smith, Kevin Kiermaier, Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

Catch Erin Foley’s podcast Sports Without Balls by subscribing HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 9, 2014

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Hey David Ortiz! John Lackey! I love you both. You helped win the Red Sox the 2013 World Series title. Now do us all a favor. When the topic turns to PEDs… SHUT UP!

It is a Red Sox fan reprimanding Red Sox players episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jacob deGrom, Phil Hughes, Billy Hamilton, Michael Brantley, Vidal Nuno, Chris Young, Lorenzo Cain andScooter Gennett   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 8, 2014

Michael Nelson / MLB.com

Michael Nelson / MLB.com

The All Star Starters line up surprisingly well with the leaders of Who Owns Baseball.

While I congratulate All Star and friend of the podcast, Sean Doolittle, I make a few radical suggestions on how to vote for All Stars on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Manny Machado, Chase Utley, James Shields, Ian Kennedy, Adrian Beltre, Chris Coghlan, Kevin Correia and Charlie Morton  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 7, 2014

(LM Otero/AP)

(LM Otero/AP)

On today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast., former Texas Rangers outfielder Kevin Mench talks to me about all sorts of things, including the fact that we both miss the much maligned but oddly wonderful Veterans Stadium,

Jeff Locke, Corey Kluber, Paul Goldschmidt, Desmond Jennings, Jesse Hahn, Matt Adams and Trevor Plouffe all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 6, 2014

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

It is Sunday and man do I have a challenging Sunday Request!

Should the Giants do it?

Should the Red Sox pursue it?

It is a tougher decision than you would think when you consider how quickly closers flame out!

I take on the challenge on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Matt Garza, Casey McGehee, Chris Archer, Nelson Cruz, Homer Bailey, Yasiel Puig, Jose Quintana andDanny Valencia all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 5, 2014

PHOTO BY BRIAN KERSEY/GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO BY BRIAN KERSEY/GETTY IMAGES

The A’s and the Cubs clearly didn’t treat the 4th of July like a holiday. They pulled off a stunning blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for some of their top young players and Dan Straily, a fan favorite of one of my dear friends.

Does this sound like a day to put on an evergreen podcast?

Hell no! Let’s record an emergency episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.!!!

Chris Sale, Andrew McCutchen, Clayton Kershaw, Brian Roberts, Jayson Werth, Matt Cain, Shin-Soo Choo and Marcus Stroman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 4, 2014

 (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Did Max Scherzer make a mistake turning down the big contract by the Tigers? And what is the risk of signing an ace?

WFAN’s Jason Keidel and I talk about that and go on a few other tangents on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Zack Greinke, Max Scherzer, David Peralta, Steve Pearce, Vance Worley, R.A. Dickey, Marcell Ozuna and Jose Altuve   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

Follow Jason Keidel on Twitter HERE.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 3, 2014

Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America

Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America

Forget East Coast Bias! All the northeastern teams are sub .500.

But as of right now, the A’s, Angels, Dodgers, Giants and Mariners would ALL make the post season! It is time for West Coast Bias!

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Tyson Ross, Edwin Encarnacion, Justin Ruggiano, John Danks, Brandon Moss, Tyler Skaggs, Paul Goldschmidt and Hyun-Jin Ryu  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 2, 2014

SmallTraditions.com

SmallTraditions.com

Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast. talks about following sports and avoiding other in the digital age..

It has never been easier to tailor your sports watching experience to exactly what your tastes need. So there is no need to complain about coverage of your sport and other games over exposed!

Tim Lincecum, Seth Smith, Eduardo Nunez, Rick Porcello, Hiroki Kuroda, Cody Asche, Wade Miley and Conor Gillaspie all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 1, 2014

Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports

Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports

The Astros front office leak is interesting, but its contents shouldn’t be surprising to anyone!

Best thing we found out is they were essentially playing fantasy baseball.

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jake Arrieta, Rajai Davis, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ryan Zimmerman, Mat Latos, George Springer, Curtis Granderson and Corey Kluber all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 30, 2014

Photo: USA Today Sports

Photo: USA Today Sports

For the past month, no team has been hotter than the Cincinnati Reds.

Their pitching is incredibly deep and now they are starting to hit. A great second half is not out of the question.

That and an exhausting weekend of baseball on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Felix Hernandez, Homer Bailey, Matt Joyce, Pedro Alvarez, Carlos Beltran, Tim Hudson, Mark Buehrle and Marlon Byrd all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 29, 2014

 Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The bad news for the Giants is they are in the middle of a historic free fall.

The good news is they have half a season to right the ship. First move they need to make? Remove Sergio Romo from the closer role.

It is a “Don’t Panic or Panik” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Josh Tomlin, Ian Kinsler, Zack Greinke, Anthony Rendon, Masahiro Tanaka, Nick Markakis, Matt Cain andLuis Valbuena all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 27, 2014

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

An intense pennant race or NLCS between the Giants and Dodgers is just what baseball needs right now. And the recent San Francisco slump and Los Angeles surge could make that happen this year!

It is a West Coast Bias episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Chase Utley, Jose Reyes, Mike Leake, Rick Porcello, Ryan Wheeler, Joe Mauer and Adam Wainwright all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 26, 2014

 

Photo: Eric Risberg, Associated Press

Photo: Eric Risberg, Associated Press

Tim Lincecum is one of the most loved sports figures in San Francisco history. And the things he is putting on his resume are usually reserved for Hall of Famers. What will Lincecum’s legacy be?

He very well may have a similar legend as another pitcher who is beloved in Southern California.

Those kind of thoughts fill today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Tim Lincecum, David Price, Scooter Gennett, Michael Brantley, Charlie Morton, Hector Noesi, Jose Reyes and Marlon Byrd all owned baseball yesterday all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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ATR (Ask The Reports) Returns For One Day Here: June 25th, 2014

Home Of Sully Baseball + #WOB, #SullyMetrics, Baseball Analysis (Audio + Written, Roster Trees, Salaries, Org. Depth Charts, Historical Series for All 30 Clubs + State Of The Unions + Wicked Daily Content,) + tyhe best coverage on the 2014 MLB schedule in the world.   We are not your average "Cookie Cutter" Website.  Also our motto is "THE TRUTH STINGS LIKE A CATCUS!"

Home Of Sully Baseball + #WOB, #SullyMetrics, Baseball Analysis (Audio + Written, Roster Trees, Salaries, Org. Depth Charts, Historical Series for All 30 Clubs + State Of The Unions + Wicked Daily Content,) + tyhe best coverage on the 2014 MLB schedule in the world. We are not your average “Cookie Cutter” Website. Also our motto is “THE TRUTH STINGS LIKE A CATCUS!”

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

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As our website has increasingly adapted to changes both suggested by our readers and writers, we are forever changing our content on our little space carved out on the interwebs.

So for a little bit of nostalgia, I add an installment of a previous segment we once had, called ATR (Ask The Reports).

Q:  I noticed you pulled down the HR leaderboard pages and placed them on a website called www.30mlbteamsreports.com, is this the same ownership of that site?

CB:  Absolutely, I purchased the domain www.30mlbteamsreports.com  to help control some of the amount of stuff we post at http://www.mlbreports.com.  In some cases, we will post some of our work on both websites from now on. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 25, 2014

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Should MLB ban chewing tobacco? Of course they should! How is this even an issue?

That question and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Gerardo Parra, Kyle Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Quintana, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Carlos Santana, Yovani Gallardo and Danny Duffy  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 24, 2014

Leaf Cards

Leaf Cards

Will anyone ever match Johnny Vander Meer‘s feat of back to back no hitters?

Well maybe. And if any pitcher is good enough to do that, it is Clayton Kershaw!

I ponder a lot of scenarios on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Marcus Stroman, Logan Morrison, Lance Lynn, Adam LaRoche. Jose Abreu, Matt Garza andCody Asche  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 22, 2014

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi

It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

This simple question stumped me. And maybe THAT’s why the Padres are in so much trouble.

Adam Wainwright, Aramis Ramirez, Jake Odorizzi, Steve Pearce, Cole Hamels, Rubby De La Rosa, Asdrubal Cabrera and Corey Dickerson all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 21, 2014

Mark Bonifacio - New York Daily News

Mark Bonifacio – New York Daily News

I have been quick to criticize the Yankee organization and their farm system. But I need to give credit when it is due. The Yankees have filled a lot of holes internally and found themselves in the middle of the AL East race.

It is a swallow your pride and hold your nose episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

A.J. Burnett, Jarred Cosart, Edwin Encarnacion, Freddie Freeman, Jay Bruce, Salvador Perez and David Price all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 20, 2014

Getty Images

Getty Images

WFAN’s Jason Keidel continues his conversation on  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Before we broke down the 2014 Yankees. Now we take a look at the 2014 Red Sox… and what we see is NOT pretty.

Follow Jason on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Zack Wheeler, Freddie Freeman, Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher, Andrew Heaney, Todd Frazier, C.J. Wilson andMelky Cabrera all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 19, 2014

 (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals were in last place after the first day of June. Three weeks later, they are in first place.

Are they for real?

Should we believe in them?

Those questions and me complaining about the Cable Company on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Clayton Kershaw, John Lackey, Starlin Castro, Brian McCann, Matt Garza, Felix Hernandez, Ryan Doumit and Chris Parmelee all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 18, 2014

Patrick Breen/azcentral

Patrick Breen/azcentral

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a disgrace of an organization. They are “fake tough” and showed yesterday that winning is not priority number one.

In the wake of the beanball that led to a Brewers grand slam, Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers need to go. The organization is rudderless and need to be make major changes now.

That is the topic for today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jonathan Lucroy, Mike Trout, Matt Shoemaker, Michael Wacha, Josh Harrison, Rougned Odor and Phil Hughes all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 17, 2014

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jason Keidel of WFAN is my guest on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

He makes the point that Masahiro Tanaka is having an MVP caliber season but the Yankees may have lost their way.

Follow Jason on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Cole Hamels, Dee Gordon, Rubby De La Rosa, Donnie Murphy, Julio Teheran, Giancarlo Stanton, Kevin Correia and Coco Crisp all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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