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Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

How Can The New York Mets Improve For The 2014 Season? Start With Some Outfielders!

 

New York Mets

As of today, The New York Mets sit in third place in the National League East with a not so good 57-66 record. With that record being nine games under the .500 mark, they need to make some improvements. How will they do that? One way is to pick up some free agents.

By Dan Wanser (MLB Reports Writer)   

The New York Mets have struggled this year, but they are hoping to be able to do much better next year.

With solid players such as Third Baseman David Wright, Pitcher Matt Harvey, and an up and coming star in Jenrry Mejia the Mets have key players that they can build a good team around for the years to come.

If they want to improve, they need to do something. To do this, they will likely pick up some free agents and possibly make a trade or two.

If they want to pick up some free agents, they can go after outfielders such as Shin-Soo Choo of the Cincinnati Reds who would help defensively in Center Field and could also hit lead-off  or anywhere else in the line-up if asked.

Marlon Byrd’s GS

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Pressure Building For Pirates; Cardinals Winning Again – But Face Tough Schedule Coming Up

Cardinals

The Cardinals are only (12-15) since the All-Star Break in mid-July, far off the pace from their Major-League leading (57-36) record in the first half of the season. However, the recent series win over the Pirates gives the fans hope that the Cardinals can overcome their tough month and still win the NL Central Division.

By Landen Crouch (Cardinals Correspondent)

Early last week, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates twice in a crucial mid-August three-game series.  

It was most definitely a thrilling series that saw two extra-inning walk-off singles (one on Tuesday by Adron Chambers in the 14th inning, and one Thursday afternoon by Matt Holliday in the 12th inning).  

The Cardinals definitely could have used a sweep in the series, but two out of three is the next best thing.

Over the weekend, the Cardinals took two of three on the road against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.  And then they topped that off with a come-from-behind win at Miller Park on Monday night to beat the Brewers 8-5.

Cardinals Walk-Off On Pirates in 12th:

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 20, 2013

Photo: Denis Poroy - Getty Images

Photo: Denis Poroy – Getty Images

After a failed attempt to record a podcast today, I am indeed posting a new episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

For a million bucks in 2013, the Pirates found the best bargain in baseball in Francisco Liriano. Plus, I take a look at super talented teams that couldn’t win the pennant.

A. J. Pierzynski, Nate Schierholtz, Jarrod Parker and Francisco Liriano all owned baseball on August 19, 2013.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 20, 2013

Its 4th And 40 A – ROD: Time For A ‘Bronx Tale’ Ultimatum!

People so egotistical as Rodriguez can't be humble enough to realize that playing MLB Baseball is a privilege not a right.  He has sullied the game, alienating teammates, and now has sent his lawyers on a stupid campaign versus the MLB and the Yankees.  It is time to make an example out of him

People so egotistical as Rodriguez can’t be humble enough to realize that playing MLB Baseball is a privilege not a right! He has sullied the game, alienated and ratted on teammates, and now has sent his lawyers on a stupid campaign versus the MLB and the Yankees. It is time to make an example out of him.

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

I have finally had it…. I never like talking about PED use or anything in the near vicinity of the topic., however A – Rod’s antics over the last 2 weeks have driven me over the edge.

I am going to say this fast and smooth, so there are no delusions or equivocations about my stance on the subject.

Its 4th and 40 A – Rod!! I beg the Yankees to facilitate a plan to punt you.

The ill-advised maneuvers that Alex Rodriguez has been running with from his legal consortium has me questioning the man’s intellect.

I firmly believe that A – Rod has switched off of his drugs – and now resorts to inhaling a ‘platter of dumb’ every night for his dinner.

So here is how I would the Yankees so deal with #13.

1.  Let him play out right now – until you are eliminated from playoff contention.  This stops any leverage A – Rod and his contingency has towards making the Yankees and the MLB be out to be a bad guy.

I also believe that while it is blasphemy that the ‘cheater’ is able to play right now based on the CBA, and JDA, this was collectively bargained in by the players in the last labor negotiations.

The players have already been heard to amend stiffer penalties from guys who abuse the drug policy in the future.

Once the team is not going to play in the Post Season, sit Rodriguez on the bench.

The Yankees May Have to pay A – Rod, but they don’t have to play him.  Alex may not get a chance to redeem himself.

(The Natural Movie – 1984) “We May Pay You Hobbs (Or Alex Rodriguez)” – But you will never see the field 25:00 Mark – 33:33 Mark

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Astros’ Jose Altuve and Jarred Cosart Show The Horizon Looks Bright

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Jose Altuve is a great and dynamic player for the Astros. He is a threat to steal bases constantly, as he has swiped 30 bases and has only been caught eight times. He is hitting .277 on the season with 164 Total Bases, that includes him having 128 hits. He knows how to put the ball in play with him only striking out 67 times in 462 at-bats. Altuve does great against left-handers with a .302 batting average against them, but is only hitting .267  facing right-handers on the season. He is best when he hits from the lead off position, as indicated by a .326 average. He also has a .429 batting average when he bats in the 6th inning.

Jose Altuve is a great and dynamic player for the Astros. He is a threat to steal bases constantly, as he has swiped 30 bases and has only been caught eight times. He is hitting .277 on the season with 164 Total Bases, that includes him having 128 hits. He knows how to put the ball in play with him only striking out 67 times in 462 at-bats. Altuve does great against left-handers with a .302 batting average against them, but is only hitting .267 facing right-handers on the season. He is best when he hits from the lead off position, as indicated by a .326 average. He also has a .429 batting average when he bats in the 6th inning.

By Chris Lacey (Lead Baseball Columnist/Minority Website Owner)

The Houston Astros are not having a great baseball season in 2013 and this was not much of a surprise. This is the first season in which they are playing in the American League, as they were members of the National League since 1962.

They joined the American League West division and as expected they are last in the division. The Astros trail the Texas Rangers by 30 ½ games and at 41-83, they have the worst record in baseball.

Jose Altuve 2013 Highlights – Parental Guidance Is Advised

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (August.19th) – Updated Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Jarrod Parker pitched a complete game victory with no room for error. He let up just one run and walked none, but needed a 9th inning homer to get the A’s a win over Seattle, 2-1.

A.J. Pierzynski demolished the Astros, collecting a pair of RBI singles in the third inning alone. His 7th inning homer capped the scoring for Texas’ 16-5 laugher.

Nate Schierholtz homered twice and smacked an RBI double, driving in 6 runs all together, leading the Cubs to an 11-1 humiliation of the Nationals.

Francisco Liriano continued his marvelous season with 7 shutout innings in San Diego, striking out 13 in the process. His 4 hit performance earned him his 14th win for the Pirates, 3-1 over the Padres. 

They all owned baseball on August 19, 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.

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Triple Play Podcast #19: Bryan Curtis Of Grantland.Com Joins The Big Ticket Show To Talk About A – Rod + Cooperstown

The Triple Play Show will have 5 shows per month.  Each show will be about 1 hour

The Triple Play Show will have 5 shows per month. Each show will be about 1 hour. Chuck Booth will guest once a month for MLB Power Rankings,

By The Big Ticket Show ( AKA Triple Play Podcast on http://www.mlbreports.com)

Bryan Curtis of Grantland.com   joins a solo flying Patrick to talk about Cooperstown, Pete Rose, PED’s and Ryan Dempster becoming MLB’s enforcer.

To listen to the audio for this Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY logo or past the Triple Play Logo. 

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