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DAVID ORTIZ AND JON LESTER OWNED THE WORLD SERIES – Final WOWS Tally

Photo - Jim Davis - Boston Globe Staff

Photo – Jim Davis – Boston Globe Staff

I completed WOO, Who Owns October, and showed that Michael Wacha and David Ortiz were the two dominant forces of this October.

It is difficult to argue against that result.

Now let’s take a look at the other postseason SullyMetric. Beyond owning the Postseason, who specifically owned the World Series. Who owned the World Series as a pitcher and a hitter keeping both team’s production in mind.

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

My explanation for Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) is HERE.

It should be no surprise that David Ortiz got the highest WOWS total. His .688 average, 1.948 OPS and 2 homers with 6 RBI were enough to earn that right. His 8 walks set the table for a lot of other heroics including the Jonny Gomes homer and the Shane Victorino double. He was the overwhelming shadow over the entire series, like it or not. His 3 1/2 WOWS total topped all hitters. Nobody else had 2.

Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday each finished with 1 1/2. Jonny Gomes’ homer got his total to 1.

Meanwhile Jon Lester‘s two victories and 0.59 ERA in 15 1/3 innings almost got him World Series MVP honors. He struckout 15 and walked only 1, giving the Red Sox a pair wins in games where the Cardinals started Adam Wainwright.

His 2 WOWS led all pitchers.

John Lackey raised his total to 1 1/2 with the clinching win. Surprisingly Felix Doubront, who didn’t even pitch in the Division Series, also finished with a 1 1/2 total with his solid relief in Games 3 and 4.

So like WOO, WOWS crowned the two most worthy players for the World Series. Anyone who saw the Series and kept track of the games would have to agree that David Ortiz and Jon Lester owned it.

WOWS works!

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MLB Reports Awareness Days In November

There is a reason why our website has gone to more of a Salary based menu of topics - it runs every aspect of the game of baseball in these modern times.  You want the truth, just follow where the money lies. Our site has coverage on all 30 teams payrolls, and what lies ahead based on their current payroll structure

There is a reason why our website has gone to more of a Salary based menu of topics – it runs every aspect of the game of baseball in these modern times. You want the truth, just follow where the money lies. Our site has coverage on all 30 teams payrolls, and what lies ahead based on their current payroll structure.

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

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Part of the 2013 World Series ending is that it officially starts the “HotStove” for the winter.  We are going to kick the festivities by having an Awareness day for each club in November.

We are going to do the same thing in March, when all of the teams are closer to being finalized for the 2014 campaign.

We will start by going with the worst team in the MLB – to the best team.

To keep a running tab of all links please view the next line.

For all of the Rosters, Depth Charts, State of the Unions and Salaries Posts that we do, please visit our dedicated page link here.

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DAVID ORTIZ AND MICHAEL WACHA OWNED OCTOBER – Final WOO Tally

Michael Ivins/Getty Images

Michael Ivins/Getty Images

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Elsa – Getty Images

This is the last day of October but in essence, the month has already been won by David Ortiz and Michael Wacha.

I created the SullyMetric Who Owned October? to determine which player was the dominant force throughout the post season.

I explain the stat HERE, but basically for every post season game, the winning team had a hitter and a pitcher awarded a full WOO based upon how they contributed to the victory.

And, at my discretion, I gave a 1/2 WOO to a player on the losing team if they deserved it.

The idea would be the pitcher and the hitter who had the highest WOO total would be the ones who dominated the post season.

And if the two winners are any indication, it worked in determining the best.

Big Papi David Ortiz finished with a 5 1/2 WOO, the highest total for any batter. Besides his big numbers in the World Series en route to an MVP, he had the highlights throughout the postseason. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 31, 2013

 (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

I listen to Game 6 of the 2013 World Series without knowing the outcome.

At 10:51, I react to the last strike of the World Series.

Then my dad and I sit down and talk about how great these years have been for Red Sox and Giants fans.

That and more on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

John Lackey and David Ortiz earned full WOOs and WOWS.

Matt Carpenter received 1/2 WOOs 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

An updated WOWS tally can be found HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 31, 2013

Odds To Win The 2014 MLB World Series + Around The MLB Horn For Quick Team Wish Lists

The Red Sox may have won the 2013 World Series, but they are not the 2014 favorites.  No team has repeated since the Yankees won 3 straight titles from 1998 - 2000.

The Red Sox may have won the 2013 World Series, but they are not the 2014 favorites. No team has repeated since the Yankees won 3 straight titles from 1998 – 2000.

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

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Now that the Boston Red Sox have won the 2013 World Series, the oddsmakers have already dropped them, plus fellow 2013 Fall Classic Participants (St. Louis) to be tied for the 3rd seed, with the Washington Nationals.

A massive surprise on the list are the Los Angeles Angels, who will have the 6th favorite slot to win the World Series at +1400.

If you are looking for value, you should consider the Reds (Tied for the 8th seed) at +1600.  They are merely a few players, and perhaps a few tweaks from going far in one of these playoffs.

2013 World Series Champion – Red Sox

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Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) – Tally Updated For WS Game #6 October 30, 2013

Photo: Matt Slocum - AP

Photo: Matt Slocum – AP

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

For a full explanation, click HERE.

 

From October 30th’s game:

Receiving 1 WOWS:

John Lackey redeemed his Red Sox career by pitching into the 7th, letting up a single run and getting the victory despite letting 10 Cardinals reach base. Red Sox won the game 6-1 and the World Series

David Ortiz overwhelmed the entire game. By walking 4 times (three of them intentionally) he set up rallies and put St. Louis on the defensive all night as the Red Sox won 6-1 and took the series.

Receiving 1/2 WOWS:

Matt Carpenter collected 3 hits and gave the Cardinals hope briefly in Game 6. He would ultimately strikeout to end the 6-1 victory for the Red Sox.

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Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #6 October 30, 2013

photo by Matt West - Boston Herald

photo by Matt West – Boston Herald

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 World Series Game #6

Receiving 1 WOO:

John Lackey redeemed his Red Sox career by pitching into the 7th, letting up a single run and getting the victory despite letting 10 Cardinals reach base. Red Sox won the game 6-1 and the World Series

David Ortiz overwhelmed the entire game. By walking 4 times (three of them intentionally) he set up rallies and put St. Louis on the defensive all night as the Red Sox won 6-1 and took the series.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Matt Carpenter collected 3 hits and gave the Cardinals hope briefly in Game 6. He would ultimately strikeout to end the 6-1 victory for the Red Sox.

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“Stoking The Fire” Week 3: Kansas City Royals State Of The Union 2014 Part 1

James Shields turned in a workman like effort for the Royals - only to have received little run support.  With the Trade having going down seemingly to correct each other main ailments with the Rays needing offense and the Royals needing defense.  It has worked for both teams.  2014 becomes the most pivotal year in the last 3 decades for the franchise - as it is "Big Game" James' last year under contract.

James Shields turned in a workman like effort for the Royals (13 – 9, with a 3.15 ERA – AL leading 228.2 IP and 34 Game Starts) – only to have received little run support. With the Trade having going down seemingly to correct each other main ailments with the Rays needing offense and the Royals needing defense. It has worked for both teams. 2014 becomes the most pivotal year in the last 3 decades for the franchise – as it is “Big Game” James’ last year under contract.  With them trading away Wil Myers for his services, the team needs to capitalize on this year.  Ultimately the franchise should spend any amount of $$$ necessary in 2014 to compete with the big boys of the AL.  With so many of their own core young players due to start receiving salaries increases, this next year has to be the time to go for it!!

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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I am officially calling out the Royals Management and ownership to buck up again for the 2014 season.  If ever there was a year to spend the money it is now!

You have James Shields for one more year, and all of your core young players like Billy Butler, Eric HosmerLuke Hochevar and Mike Moustakas are heading for some payraises in the near future for Arbitration.

Wade Davis also will see his money bumped in 2015.

For all of the Rosters, Depth Charts, State of the Unions and Salaries Posts that we do, please visit our dedicated page link here.

The time to win is now!

Shields first inning as a Royal

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 30, 2013

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I am hoping the Red Sox win tonight, if for no other reason than to avoid baseball on Halloween.

Also I make the connection between Albert Pujols/Michael Wacha and Rogers Hornsby/Frankie Frisch.

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

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.

An updated WOWS tally can be found HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 30, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 29, 2013

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I take a look at Koji Uehara and what a bargain his contract is.

Plus the final legacy of 1918 can be, at long lost, put to bed.

Jon Lester and David Ortiz earned full WOOs and WOWS.

Adam Wainwright and Matt Holliday received 1/2 WOOs 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.

An updated WOWS tally can be found HERE.

To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE.

 

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 29, 2013

Odds To Win The 2013 MLB World Series, Plus Odds To Win Game #6

David Ortiz is having himself a field day in the 2013 World Series.  He is 11 - 15 (.733/.750/2.017) with 2 HRs and 6 RBI.  Can you imagine his numbers if Beltran didn't rob him of the Grandslam in Game #1?  Try .800/.813/2.346 with 3 HRs and 10 RBI.  He has been epic!  -----  L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

David Ortiz is having himself a field day in the 2013 World Series. He is 11 – 15 (.733/.750/2.017) with 2 HRs and 6 RBI. Can you imagine his numbers if Beltran didn’t rob him of the Grandslam in Game #1? Try .800/.813/2.346 with 3 HRs and 10 RBI. He has been epic! —– L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

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

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So here it is again in the Playoffs with St. Louis facing elimination.  The club is 8 – 1 in their last 9 elimination games (Game 7 of the 2012 NLCS is the only defeat (SF Giants – suffered in that realm since 2011.)

I think they can stave off being sent home on Wednesday as well.  It would be really good for the game of Major League Baseball if we could have another Game #7.

While I don’t like the Red Sox (as a NYY fan) – I respect them, and David Ortiz is one of my favorite players in the game today.  What he is doing is incredible.

Odds To Win the World Series Today:

Boston Red Sox -400

St. Louis Cardinals +325

Obstruction Call Game #3 Decisive Play

Pick Off Move To End Game #4

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Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) – Tally Updated For WS Game #5 October 28, 2013

L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

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

For a full explanation, click HERE.

 

From October 28th’s game:

Receiving 1 WOWS:

Jon Lester won his second game of the World Series, pitching 7 2/3 innings and allowing just 1 run, striking out 7 and walking none as he dominated the Cardinals, 3-1.

David Ortiz went 3-4, drove in a run in the first and raised his mindboggling World Series average to .733 as he helped the Red Sox top St. Louis, 3-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOWS:

Matt Holliday launched a game tying home run that supplied basically all the offense for St. Louis as they lost 3-1 to Boston.

Adam Wainwright threw 7 innings and struck out 10 to only one walk. It wouldn’t be enough as he was the hard luck loser, 3-1 to Boston.

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Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #5 October 28, 2013

Photo: L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

Photo: L.G. Patterson/MLB.COM

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 World Series Game #5

Receiving 1 WOO:

Jon Lester won his second game of the World Series, pitching 7 2/3 innings and allowing just 1 run, striking out 7 and walking none as he dominated the Cardinals, 3-1.

David Ortiz went 3-4, drove in a run in the first and raised his mindboggling World Series average to .733 as he helped the Red Sox top St. Louis, 3-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Matt Holliday launched a game tying home run that supplied basically all the offense for St. Louis as they lost 3-1 to Boston.

Adam Wainwright threw 7 innings and struck out 10 to only one walk. It wouldn’t be enough as he was the hard luck loser, 3-1 to Boston. Read the rest of this entry

“Hard Cheddar” Weekly Segment 2: MLB Heroes And Zeroes For 2013!

Yasiel Puig was signed as an International Free Agent in 2012.   The 22 Year old phenom exploded onto scene in the National League - 3 Slashing .319/.381/.925 - with 19 HRs, 42 RBI and 66 Runs Scored in his 104 Games Played.  He was a big part of the team winning the Division - and he will be a mainstay for years - being signed until 2018.  Puig's electrified the city of Los Angeles, and Dodger Stadium with his all out hustle, flamboyant play, and their flair for the dramatic.  Once fellow teammate Hanley Ramirez joined him, the club went on a historic 42 - 8 run, which hadn't happened in nearly 60 years for a 50 game stretch.

Yasiel Puig was signed as an International Free Agent in 2012. The 22 Year old phenom exploded onto scene in the National League – 3 Slashing .319/.381/.925 – with 19 HRs, 42 RBI and 66 Runs Scored in his 104 Games Played. He was a big part of the team winning the Division – and he will be a mainstay for years – being signed until 2018. Puig’s electrified the city of Los Angeles, and Dodger Stadium with his all out hustle, flamboyant play, and their flair for the dramatic. Once fellow teammate Hanley Ramirez joined him, the club went on a historic 42 – 8 run, which hadn’t happened in nearly 60 years for a 50 game stretch.

By ‘Special Guest Writer’ Steve Cheeseman 

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“Hard Cheddar” – with Steve Cheeseman

2013 Hero’s and Zero’s of MLB

Throughout the 2013 Major League Baseball season, there had been plenty to talk about. Lots of surprise players, as well as surprise teams.

This season in my opinion was as good as any.  However, like any sport, there was also plenty to forget, but not necessarily forgive, as you’ll see.  

Here are my hero’s and zero’s for the 2013 MLB season.

Yasiel Puig Highlights 2013 – Mature Content – Parental Guidance is Advised

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 28, 2013

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I watched Game 4 of the World Series with authors Gar Ryness (aka The Batting Stance Guy ) and Michael X. Ferraro.

We talked a lot of baseball a little bit about Dinosaurs with my kids and turned it into today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jonny Gomes and Felix Doubront earned full WOOs and WOWS.

Allen Craig received 1/2 WOOs 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

An updated WOWS tally can be found HERE.

To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 28, 2013

Jack Morris: It Is Time To Elect This Winner Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame!

Jack Morris was a winner, a true throwback pitcher who came after hitters with reckless abandon. He pitched based on what the score was - and had no personal regard for his own personal statistics. It is this very reason why the debate has hit epic proportions on social media hubs, amongst bloggers, former players, analysts, broadcaster and statisticians.   I intend to prove the case for the guy in a manner that will have some similarities to other pieces you may have read, yet promote a big look into the numbers that I have been bouncing around in my head for months.

Jack Morris was a winner, a true throwback pitcher who came after hitters with reckless abandon. He pitched based on what the score was – and had no personal regard for his own personal statistics. It is this very reason why the debate has hit epic proportions on social media hubs, amongst bloggers, former players, analysts, broadcaster and statisticians. I intend to prove the case for the guy in a manner that will have some similarities to other pieces you may have read, yet promote a big look into the numbers that I have been bouncing around in my head for months.

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

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The debate for whether or not Jack Morris belongs in the Baseball Hall Of Fame has heated up to an ALL-Time high with the big vote going down in Jan of 2014 for the final time.

575 members of  BBWAA fraternity will decide whether or not the big man from Minnesota will enter one of the hardest Hall Of Fame’s to enter in pro sports (if not the hardest). 

Morris will need a 75% (432 Minimum Votes) of them to write down his name on their ballot for enshrinement into Cooperstown.

Last year, Morris received 67.7 % of the writers votes in his 14th year of eligibility.  He will have his name on a 14th ballot this year. 

He has been trending up in recent years, so if he can improve in 2014, with the same amount of 2011-2012 jump of (+13.2%), then he will make it in.

If he fails to reach the Hall this year, it would be his last year of eligibility for the BBWAA Vote. 

He could still make it via the Veterans Committee after that.  But that could take some significant time.

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Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) – Tally Updated For WS Game #4 October 27, 2013

 (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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

For a full explanation, click HERE.

 

From October 27th’s game:

Receiving 1 WOWS:

Felix Doubront gave the Red Sox 2 2/3 solid innings, striking out 3 and bridged the game to the final few innings, earning the win, 4-2.

Jonny Gomes got the biggest hit of the series, a 3 run homer, that gave the Red Sox a lead they would not relinquish for a 4-2 final over the Cardinals.

Receiving 1/2 WOWS:

Allen Craig once again slammed a huge hit off of Koji Uehara and remained a strange force in the endings of the World Series games, which St. Louis lost, 4-2. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #4 October 27, 2013

Boston Herald Staff photo by John Wilcox.

Boston Herald Staff photo by John Wilcox.

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 World Series Game #4

Receiving 1 WOO:

Felix Doubront gave the Red Sox 2 2/3 solid innings, striking out 3 and bridged the game to the final few innings, earning the win, 4-2.

Jonny Gomes got the biggest hit of the series, a 3 run homer, that gave the Red Sox a lead they would not relinquish for a 4-2 final over the Cardinals.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Allen Craig once again slammed a huge hit off of Koji Uehara and remained a strange force in the endings of the World Series games, which St. Louis lost, 4-2. Read the rest of this entry

When Can The Baseball Writers For The Hall Of Fame Consider Cheating Through PED Use, Or Not?

Barry Bonds once admitted to a Federal Jury that he used PED's. As MLB's ALL-Time HR King with 762 Round-Trippers, will the BBWAA ever consider looking past this and elect him into Cooperstown?

Barry Bonds once admitted to a Federal Jury that he used PED’s. As MLB’s ALL-Time HR King with 762 Round-Trippers, will the BBWAA ever consider looking past this and elect him into Cooperstown? —Photo by sportsagent.com.

Prof. Wes Reber Porter and Dan Dressman (Special Guest Writers):  and

When the 2014 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot is released in November, the heated discussion will begin about which controversial candidates, if any at all, would be inducted into Cooperstown (HOF). 

While isolated athletes have come up in previous years, this year represents a first real tension between the modern era of baseball – the “steroid era” – and traditional standards for admission into the Hall. 

The 575 baseball writers are, and should be, entrusted to weigh cheating and use of PEDs against the HOF’s criteria of “character,” “sportsmanship” and “upholding the integrity of the game” (the integrity standards). 

These writers each will struggle, however, with a preliminary question that falls outside of their expertise:under which circumstances may a HOF voter consider, at all, a candidate’s connection to cheating and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)?    Read the rest of this entry

Baseball Academies In The Dominican Republic

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In 2012, almost ten percent of all major league players were born in the Dominican Republic. This is despite the population of the United States of America being more than thirty-one times greater than that of the D.R.

How does the Dominican Republic produce so many baseball players, one might ask.

Well, baseball academies run by major league teams and player agents are one of the driving forces increasing the number of professional baseball players from the D.R.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 27, 2013

(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

Oh… we are talking about Game 3 on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast!

I sat down with my wife right after the game and talked about the play and other parts of the game that drove me batty.

The then conversation got strange.

Matt Holliday, whose heroics were overlooked, and Trevor Rosenthal earned full WOOs and WOWS.

Felix Doubront and Xander Bogaerts received 1/2 WOOs 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.

An updated WOWS tally can be found HERE.

To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 27, 2013

Who Owns the World Series (WOWS) – Tally Updated For WS Game #3 October 26, 2013

Photo: Jeff Roberson - AP

Photo: Jeff Roberson – AP

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

For a full explanation, click HERE.

 

From October 26th’s game:

Receiving 1 WOWS:

Matt Holliday went 2-5 and drove in 3 of the Cardinals 5 runs and scored another as they topped Boston in an bizarre 5-4 win in Game 3.

Trevor Rosenthal let up a seeing eye hit and little else, striking out 2 in 1 2/3 innings and earning the 5-4 victory for the Cardinals.

Receiving 1/2 WOWS:

Xander Bogaerts tripled and scored the Red Sox first run and tied the game in the 8th giving Boston fleeting hope in their 5-4 loss to St. Louis.

Felix Doubront gave the Red Sox 2 critical innings of shutout ball, getting the game tied into the 7th inning. It wasn’t enough as St. Louis won 5-4.

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Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #3 October 26, 2013

Photo: Ronald Martinez - Getty Images

Photo: Ronald Martinez – Getty Images

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 World Series Game #3

Receiving 1 WOO:

Matt Holliday went 2-5 and drove in 3 of the Cardinals 5 runs and scored another as they topped Boston in an bizarre 5-4 win in Game 3.

Trevor Rosenthal let up a seeing eye hit and little else, striking out 2 in 1 2/3 innings and earning the 5-4 victory for the Cardinals.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Xander Bogaerts tripled and scored the Red Sox first run and tied the game in the 8th giving Boston fleeting hope in their 5-4 loss to St. Louis.

Felix Doubront gave the Red Sox 2 critical innings of shutout ball, getting the game tied into the 7th inning. It wasn’t enough as St. Louis won 5-4.

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Odds To Win The 2013 MLB World Series, Plus Odds To Win Game #3

After Beltran went 2 - 4 with an RBI in Game #2 - he has improved his career Post Season Slash Line to .339/.448/1.163 - with 16 HRs and 38 RBI for his 168 AB.  Beltran is in the last year of his 2 YR/$26 MIL deal with St. Louis.  He will be a Free Agent after this Series, win or lose.

After Beltran went 2 – 4 with an RBI in Game #2 – he has improved his career Post Season Slash Line to .339/.448/1.163 – with 16 HRs and 38 RBI for his 168 AB. Beltran is in the last year of his 2 YR/$26 MIL deal with St. Louis. He will be a Free Agent after this Series, win or lose.  The 36 Year Old, has a .907 OPS in the playoffs this year, with 2 HRs and 13 RBI in his 13 Games Played.

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

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The World Series resumes today at Busch Stadium.  David Ortiz takes his hot hitting to St. Louis, and will see some action at 1st Base – while Mike Napoli will be relegated tot he bench.

The Cardinals will be without Allen Craig in lineup, however Carlos Beltran made a triumphant return to the Outfield in Game #2.

Odds To Win the World Series Today:

Boston Red Sox -110

St. Louis Cardinals -110

Ortiz Homers Twice in 2 Games for the the Red Sox (Credit FOX)

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 26, 2013

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Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast I look at those players who almost became Gods.

Players like Marty Barrett, Mike Napoli and Sandy Alomar Jr. would have become World Series MVPs and worshipped by their fan bases if only their team got the finals outs to win it all.

An updated WOO tally can be found HERE.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 26, 2013

Six Minor Leaguers Who Could Make An Impact In 2014 For The Nationals

Matt Williams will be announced as the teams new skipper upon the World Series finishing.  The City of Washington will hope that Williams can press the right buttons at the helm of this ship.

Matt Williams will be announced as the teams new skipper upon the World Series finishing. The City of Washington will hope that Williams can press the right buttons at the helm of this ship.  Included in his responsibilities,putting the right young players of the organization in a chance to succeed.

By Sean Hogan (Nationals Correspondent via Citizens of Natstown.com – view website here): 

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Much will be written this offseason about who the Nats should sign, trade for and hire. I’m not one to beat a dead horse, so I decided to look for an angle.

Since the minor leagues are what I know and love, I’ve compiled a list of players in the Nats organization who are not on the 40-man roster who I could see adding value to the 2014 Nationals.

I’ve also decided against including top prospects like Brian Goodwin or A.J. Cole, as both would be obvious picks.

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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 the World Series (WOWS) – Tally Updated For WS Game #2 October 24, 2013

Photo: Mark L. Baer, USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Mark L. Baer, USA TODAY Sports

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

For a full explanation, click HERE.

 

From October 24th’s game:

Receiving 1 WOWS:

Carlos Beltran came back from a rib injury to collect 2 hits including a key RBI single that gave St. Louis an insurance run against the Red Sox as they took Game 2 of the World Series, 4-2.

Michael Wacha pitched 6 electric innings, keeping the Red Sox off of the board for the first 5 innings. He finished surrendering just 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6, earning his 4th October win for the Cardinals, 4-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOWS:

John Lackey was a hard luck loser, pitching into the 7th innings, being charged with 3 runs and striking out 6 along the way as the Red Sox lost 4-2 to the Cardinals.

David Ortiz homered and briefly gave the Red Sox the lead against the Cardinals. It would not hold as St. Louis triumphed, 4-2.

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Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated For WS Game #2 October 24, 2013

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Photo: Elsa – Getty Images

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 World Series Game #2

Receiving 1 WOO:

Carlos Beltran came back from a rib injury to collect 2 hits including a key RBI single that gave St. Louis an insurance run against the Red Sox as they took Game 2 of the World Series, 4-2.

Michael Wacha pitched 6 electric innings, keeping the Red Sox off of the board for the first 5 innings. He finished surrendering just 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6, earning his 4th October win for the Cardinals, 4-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

John Lackey was a hard luck loser, pitching into the 7th innings, being charged with 3 runs and striking out 6 along the way as the Red Sox lost 4-2 to the Cardinals.

David Ortiz homered and briefly gave the Red Sox the lead against the Cardinals. It would not hold as St. Louis triumphed, 4-2.

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The Detroit Tigers Roster Tree Part 2: How All Of The Pitchers Were Acquired

has been the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. Verlander is 137 - 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander has thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007.he Detroit Tigers are certainly lucky the San Diego Padres took Matt Bush with the 1st overall pick - as JVerlander has been the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. Verlander is 137 - 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander has thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007.  The 30 Year old has added a 7 - 5 record in 15 Career Post Season Games and a 3.28 ERA - among 0 - 3 with a 7.20 in 3 World Series Starts

Justin Verlander has been the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. He is 137 – 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander has thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007. The Detroit Tigers are certainly lucky the San Diego Padres took Matt Bush with the 1st overall pick – .  The 30 Year old has added a 7 – 5 record in 15 Career Post Season Games and a 3.28 ERA – among 0 – 3 with a 7.20 in 3 World Series Starts.

How All Of The Tigers Pitchers Were Acquired:

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

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At the MLB Reports, we intend to show you the Roster Tree for the Detroit Tigers  – and how they assembled their current roster for hitting and Pitching.  It will work in a six degrees of separation like format.

Once we figure out the origin of how many trades going back in time it takes to see where the tree started, it will be time to dissect how the team fared on the deals.

If a player has never left the organization at all, the tree will be easy – as it will just be the year they were drafted or signed.

For a couple of the Pitchers, they will be in the Hitters side of this Roster Tree – as they were traded with a hitter to become a member of the Tigers. 

For the 1st part of the Roster Tree for the Tigers: The Hitters – click here

For all of the Rosters, Depth Charts, State of the Unions and Salaries Posts that we do, please visit our dedicated page link here.

Justin Verlander 2012 ALDS Game #5

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