Daily Archives: May 10, 2014

Odds To Win The 2014 MLB World Series – Updated For Week 6

  Yes the Rays are playing terrible baseball at 15 - 21, but they are only 4 games behind the playoff bar.  They always start off the year slow - and the exponentially become better as the year wears on.  When Alex Cobb comes back - they have the best Starting Rotation in the AL East, and I think they are most capable of making a run at a playoff berth.  At +3300, Tied for 14th longest odd, I am placing them the best value on the board, given their pedigree for strong second half's.

Yes the Rays are playing terrible baseball at 15 – 21, but they are only 4 games behind the playoff bar. They always start off the year slow – and the exponentially become better as the year wears on. When Alex Cobb comes back – they have the best Starting Rotation in the AL East, and I think they are most capable of making a run at a playoff berth. At +3300, Tied for 14th longest odd, I am placing them the best value on the board, given their pedigree for strong second half’s.

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My best value picks last week I was 3 – 2,  1. The Royals dropped from +3500 – +5000, 2. Reds went from +5000 – +4000, TB went from +2500 – +3300,  as the Orioles went from +5000 – 4500, and the Cards went from +1100 – +1000. 

I still believe the Royals will turn around their season – and may beat the AL teams cannibalizing each other for a Wild Card Stretch.  They went 47 – 34 down the pike, and may just be a better 2nd half club.

The Orioles at +700 for the AL East is a better wager than the +4500 right now, as i don’t believe they have the tools to win the World Series, but they could eek out the Division.

The Reds are hanging in despite injury, and I think the Brewers will fall back, so it is just the Cards to contend with in the long run, and Cincy is just 1 Game behind those guys.  +4000 is still a great value.

The Rays are totally struggling as we speak at 15 – 21, however they are just 4 games behind the playoff bar, and should be receiving Alex Cobb back shortly. 

Out of all of the AL East teams, they are probably best suited for a 20 – 5 stretch with their pitching.  They will be the best odd this week.

Worst Odds on the Board I was right in my assessment on 2, broke even on the other 2 – and neglected to think the Jays would move up, but they did from +3000 – +2800.  SF and Oak were the draws both keeping their previous odd.

The #1 worst odd pick of last week was Boston, and they dropped from +1200 +1400.

My 2nd worst odd was Cleveland at +5500 – and they skyrocketed down the road all the way to +8000.

So for the week, I fashioned a 5 – 3 – 2 overall record for value plays.  Keep reading at the end of this post too see my picks this week. Read the rest of this entry

Believe it or Not: Nats Prospects

A great prospects article by Sean Hogan

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We’re now just over a month into minor league seasons and there have been both some pleasant surprises and big disappointments in the Nats system so far. One month is a pretty small sample size, but some people will still jump to conclusions either that a prospect has put it all together or completely fallen apart. Today, I’ll do my best to determine what to believe and what not to.

Michael Taylor – 23 years old – OF – Harrisburg (AA)
No prospect post is complete without mentioning Michael Taylor. Somehow I’m amazed that he’s still only 23, as it seems like he’s been in the organization forever (he was a 6th rounder in 2009). Taylor has roared off to a .275/.359/.549 start through 28 games in AA Harrisburg. This is the first time he’s played at that high of a level, and he’s more than a year and a…

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 10, 2014

PLANEPIC

I got on a plane with the Red Sox down to their last out in Yu Darvish‘s bid for a no hitter.

I spent the flight thinking he had a no hitter. No better time to record a podcast than up in the air.

From the sky to the land, it is The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yu Darvish, Jose Abreu, Johnny Cueto, Jedd Gyorko, Justin Verlander, David DeJesus, Jason Hammel and Allen Craig all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (May.09) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

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Yu Darvish got to within one out of a no hitter. He would “settle” for 8 2/3 of 1 hit, 2 walk, 12 strikeout dominance of the Red Sox as the Rangers rolled, 8-0.

Johnny Cueto threw a marvelous, hitting streak busting, 8 innings, 2 run ball, striking out 8 Rockies and walking just one. The bullpen once again blew his lead, but the Reds walked off a 4-3 winner.

Jose Abreu went 3-4 with another homer, pushing the White Sox past the Diamondbacks, 9-3.

Jedd Gyorko homered twice off of Fernandez, driving in 6 as the Padres stunned Miami, 10-1.

They owned baseball on May.09, 2014.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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