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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 20, 2014

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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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 6, 2014

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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 – June 19, 2014

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(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 8, 2014

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

What kind of a world are we living in? The Red Sox and Yankees used to gobble up all the free agents. Now they are letting ones they need slip away!

 

Shelby Miller, Kyle Gibson, Hunter Pence, Salvador Perez, Ervin Santana, Mark BuehrleCoco Crisp and Pedro Alvarez  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 7, 2014

 

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MLB – Apple

There was a conflict between podcasters and MLB and Apple today. You can be sure I have a few thoughts on the matter.

That is the topic of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Henderson Alvarez, Carlos Gonzalez, Grady Sizemore, Hiroki Kuroda, Cody Asche, George Springer, Tim Hudson and C. J. Wilson all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

I quote an article by Craig Calcaterra in the podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 5, 2014

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Topps inc

Former Texas Rangers slugger Kevin Mench is the guest today.

We discussed playing with Alex Rodriguez, John Rocker and Carl Everett and playing for the surprisingly good 2004 Texas Rangers.

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

Justin Verlander, Roberto Hernandez, Brandon Crawford, Dayan Viciedo, Corey Kluber, Gio Gonzalez, George Kottaras and Jonathan LuCroy all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 20, 2014

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

 

If Bud Selig wants a long term legacy, he will throw away anything that resembles blackout rules and have baseball be the sport of the 21st century.

But why do THAT when you can try to get big time TV contracts?

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

Henderson Alvarez, Ryan Braun, Mark Buehrle, Wil Myers, Kurt Suzuki, Tim Hudson and David Wright all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 18, 2014

 

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Red Sox fans might have to be satisfied with the surprise season they got from John Lackey last season.

Meanwhile, I beg Omar Vizquel to come back.

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

Jon Lester, Adam Wainwright, Pedro Alvarez, Yangervis Solarte, Hunter Pence, Alex Wood, Michael Brantley and Chris Sale all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 14, 2014

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

 

Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.., I talk about the Brewers and their surprise start.

Plus thoughts on instant replay and the A’s bullpen.

To see the blog post from January where I foresaw the Brewers improvement, click HERE.

Kyle Lohse, Scott Kazmir, Adrian Gonzalez, Alexei Ramirez, Charlie Morton, Corey Kluber, Gerardo Parra and  Ben Zobrist all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 3, 2014

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Parker Brothers

The Yankees may have more money to spend than anyone. But if the future of free agency is any indication, they won’t pick up a major superstar via free agency.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 13, 2014

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HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast is centered around Atlanta.

The Freddie Freeman extension could be a smart long term move for the Braves and good for baseball. Meanwhile they are a very hard team to predict. Meanwhile I have mike issues.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 13, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 27, 2014

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This poster of the Pittsburgh Crawfords’ great team made me think about how far we have come in the integration of baseball. And yet there are still some barriers that need to be broken.

We’ve seen today’s answer to Oscar Charleston and Josh Gibson make the majors.

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Smithsonian

What about today’s Jackie Mitchell?

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

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 26, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 25, 2014

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Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast is a bit of a grab bag.

I talk a little about Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and a strange way I propose the Mariners should use them.

And I quote haiku master Masaoka Shiki… like you do.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 25, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 11, 2014

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Patrick Smith – Getty Images

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Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the 2014 season.

Kind of big news, eh?

Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I do my best to make sense of the whole mess and wonder why the CBA doesn’t apply to A-Rod.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 11, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 25, 2013

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It is the Christmas edition of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Today I relish my new present and come up with the best roster of players who were born on December 25th.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 25, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 20, 2013

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Comedy Central

Brody Stevens, star of the new Comedy Central series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It“, is the guest on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Brody, a friend of your pal Sully from my stand up comedy days, was a college pitcher for Arizona State and is friends with many baseball players and managers. He passed some stories along and at one point needed to use the bathroom.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 20, 2013

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Photo: Jason Spiro

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 20, 2013

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New York Daily News

It takes a great effort to make Alex Rodriguez look like a sympathetic figure.

Give Bud Selig credit for making that effort!

A nice impromptu rant fills today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 20, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 16, 2013

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Photo: Chris Carlson – AP

I talk a little Seattle Mariners Baseball on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

The only city that has never hosted a World Series could turn things around if they learned the CORRECT lessons taught by the 2013 Red Sox. And with Felix Hernandez on the team, they have taken big steps towards the World Series.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 16, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 14, 2013

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THE DAY OF RECKONING IS HERE!

The Most Valuable Player will be announced today. And no matter who wins, Twitter is going to explode. The Trout/Cabrera debate rages on.

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

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 14, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 7, 2013

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Photos: Andrew Wooley - Getty Images – USA Today – J. Meric/Getty Images North America – AP Photo/Toronto Blue Jays via The Canadian Press, Fred Thornhill

Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I review the finalists for the off season awards and give a good long look at the results of Who Owns Baseball (WOB.)

WOB was my great experiment to try and track players value based upon how they became the big performer of individual days, taking in account stats and the significance of the game.

Four of the final names very well might line up with the real awards.

But why are Matt Moore and R. A. Dickey there? Is that a flaw in WOB? Or is it a flaw in US?

The final tally for Who Owns Baseball can be found here.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 7, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 25, 2013

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Photo: Jim Rogash – Getty Images

Well look what we have here! We have an actual World Series. And for Red Sox fans, there are reasons to be nervous in Games 3 and 4.

That and remembering 1986 and celebrating Pedro Martinez on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Carlos Beltran and Michael Wacha received full WOO’s and WOWS’.

David Ortiz and John Lackey received 1/2 WOO’s and WOWS’.

Confused what a WOO  and WOWS are?

An explanation for Who Owns October can be found HERE.

An explanation for Who Owns the World Series can be found HERE.

An updated WOO tally can be found HERE.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 25, 2013

Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #1 October 23, 2013

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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO.

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO to a worthy player on the losing team.

For a full explanation, click HERE.

From today’s games:

Receiving 1 WOO:

Jon Lester was brilliant, pitching shutout ball into the 8th. He finished with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, walking 1 and striking out 8 and let up just 5 hits and got the 8-1 win for the Red Sox over the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series.

David Ortiz launched one homer and was robbed of a grand slam. In all he drove in 3 as Boston clobbered St. Louis 8-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Carlos Beltran gave the Cardinals their lone highlight when he caught David Ortiz’s home run and kept an early Red Sox lead from getting out of hand. He had to leave the game and eventually the Cardinals did collapse, 8-1.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 23, 2013

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Today is show number 365 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

That’s right, I’ve been doing this for a whole year without taking a day off.

In this episode, I take a look at the World Series and make a connection to Red Sox and Cardinals fans and Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway.

Trust me, it makes sense.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 23, 2013

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 7, 2013

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Photo by Matt West – Boston Herald

It could be a day of clinching in baseball today, or teams can get off the mat.

Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, we break down the 4 games being played today and why David Price should stay off of Twitter after a loss.

Chris Capuano, Francisco Liriano, Andrew McCutchen and Hanley Ramirez all earned full WOO’s.
Evan Gattis and Carlos Beltran earned half WOO’s.

Confused of what a WOO is? Click Here.

The updated WOO tally is HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 7, 2013

Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated for October 6, 2013

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(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO.
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO to a worthy player on the losing team.

For a full explanation, click HERE.

From today’s games:

Receiving 1 WOO

Chris Capuano came out of the bullpen in the 4th inning and stopped the Braves offense. He threw 3 no hit scoreless innings, scattering 3 walks and allowed the Dodgers to pull away. He received the victory in Los Angeles’ 13-6 win.

Francisco Liriano was up to the challenge in Game 3 of the Division Series. He pitched 6 strong innings, letting up only 3 hits and 2 runs. He even walked for good measure as the Pirates won 5-3 over the Cardinals.

Andrew McCutchen might not have had the big highlight hit, but he was on base 4 times, scored 2 of the Pirates runs and hit the double that sparked the game winning rally as the Pirates won 5-3.

Hanley Ramirez was a home run short of the cycle, getting on base 4 times, scoring 3 runs and contributed to three different rallies as the Dodgers pushed the Braves to the brink, 13-6.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Carlos Beltran continued to be a force in post season play. He hit a game tying 2 run single in the 5th and crushed a game tying homer in the 8th, providing virtually all of St. Louis’ offense in a 5-3 loss to the Pirates.

Evan Gattis singled and scored in the first inning and singled in the Braves 3rd inning rally, pacing Atlanta’s offense early before they were shut down in the 13-6 loss to the Dodgers.

I’ll update the new names daily.

Ric Flair endorsing the new “SullyMetric” – WOO!!

To view the Playoff Leaders for ‘Who Owned October Standings’ – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 6, 2013

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It is THE SUNDAY REQUEST on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

I love the Myers chant. Trust me, sarcasm and ball busting is nothing new in Boston!

Meanwhile Sonny Gray, Stephen Vogt, David Ortiz and Koli Uehara all earned full WOO’s.
Justin Verlander and James Loney earned half WOO’s.

Confused of what a WOO is? Click Here.
The updated WOO tally is here.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 6, 2013

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (September.27th) – Updated Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

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AP Photo/Al Behrman

A.J. Burnett pitched 8 terrific innings against rival Cincinnati, earning the victory after yielding only 1 run and 5 hits. Pittsburgh topped the Reds 4-1 and put them on the verge of home field in the Wild Card game.

Matt Holliday reached base 5 times, homered and scored twice, leading the Cardinals to a 7-0 drubbing of the Cubs and a clinching of the NL Central title.

James Shields finished his first season in Kansas City with another terrific game. He went 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 runs, walked just one White Sox batter and struck out 10, earning his 13th win, 6-1.

Drew Stubbs powered the Indians a little closer to the Wild Card by getting on base 3 times, scoring all three times including a homer. The Tribe topped the Twins 12-6.

They all owned baseball on September 27, 2013.

My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.

At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 24, 2013

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(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Upset that the Cleveland Indians have a soft schedule the rest of the way? Think that is unfair?

Here is some advice: Quit your whining and win your games!

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

Alex Rios, Shin Soo Choo, Charlie MortonandWade Davis all owned baseball on September 23, 2013.

(That’s right… a relief appearance tops a complete game shutout.)

To see the up to date tally of “Who Owns Baseball?,” click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 24, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 9, 2013

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AP Photo/David Kohl


Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast focuses on Ohio.

The Browns will probably be eliminated before the Indians, not that anyone in Cleveland is noticing.

Meanwhile the Reds are playing at an unreal level. Is it because of Dusty Baker or in spite of him?

Jay Bruce, Bruce Chen, Michael Wacha and James Loney all owned baseball on September 8, 2013.

To see the up to date tally of “Who Owns Baseball?,” click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 9, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 28, 2013

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Photo: Chris Lee – St. Louis Post Dispatch


The St. Louis Cardinals sure look like they are the team to beat with the playoffs looming. If this squad joins the ranks of great Cardinal teams of the past, which player is the face of this Red Birds squad?

Also more closer insanity and some thoughts about my grandfather on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Shane Victorino,  Gerardo Parra, Jonathon Niese and Andy Pettitte all owned baseball on August 27, 2013.

To see the up to date tally of “Who Owns Baseball?,” click HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 28, 2013

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