Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 13, 2013

Jose Valverde

Why??? Why are the Tigers still using Jose Valverde as their closer? Why is baseball starting next season in Australia? WHY??

Brandon Moss, Starling Marte , Dillon Gee and Justin Verlander all owned baseball for June.12/2013

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Blue Jays And Dodgers Are Done In 2013: Stick A Fork In Them: Angels Are Marinating!

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Thursday June.13/2013

The Dodgers don't lead the Majors in many categories this year (except for Bench clearing brawls).  The 1st incident with the Padres cost them Greinke with a broken clavicle.  He will likely be suspended for more games today.  Who else will be suspended??  We should find out from baseball today.  Meanwhile the team is 28 - 37 - and 11 Games behind Arizona

The Dodgers don’t lead the Majors in many categories this year (except for Bench clearing brawls). The 1st incident with the Padres cost them Greinke with a broken clavicle. He will likely be suspended for more games. Who else will be suspended?? We should find out from baseball today. Meanwhile the team is 28 – 37 – and 11 Games behind Arizona.

It is time to call it like it is – and back it up with some cold hard facts.  As a former professional oddsmaker, I understand why the ESPN page lists the Blue Jays at a 2.8% chance to make the playoffs – and the Dodgers just slightly better at 2.9%. 

The math involved is not even as complicated as Sabermetrics.  I will show you how they have derived this notion.  The fanbases will always tell you that they are one big winning streak away from jumping back into the mix. 

They would be right some of the time (Note the 2007 and 2009 Rockies, the 2012 Athletics, the 2011 Cardinals and Rays also made up around 10 Games deficits for playoff spots even in September).

I can also think of the 2005 Astros flying off the wall in the second half to earn a playoff spot.

Here is why these two teams are deep trouble.

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June.12) – Updated Yearly “WOB” Standings

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Brandon Moss homered twice, driving in 3 of the A’s 5 runs as Oakland beat the Yankees, 5-2.

Starling Marte got 4 hits and came around to score all four times and stole a pair of bases helping the Pirates defeat the defending champion Giants, 12-8.

Dillon Gee kept the Cardinals off the board for the first 5 innings and pitched into the 7th inning, letting up a single run to the best team in baseball. He got a rare win for the Mets as they beat St. Louis, 5-1.

And while his bullpen conspired against him and surrendered the lead and the game, 3-2 in 10 innings, Detroit’s Justin Verlander pitched wonderfully against the Royals. Seven shutout innings with 8 strikeouts is enough to win most games .

They all owned baseball on June 12th, 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.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON.

To View The List of just the nightly winners (WOB dedicated Page) starting from Mar.31/2013 – today click here Read the rest of this entry

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