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Daily Archives: June 24, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 24, 2014

Leaf Cards

Leaf Cards

Will anyone ever match Johnny Vander Meer‘s feat of back to back no hitters?

Well maybe. And if any pitcher is good enough to do that, it is Clayton Kershaw!

I ponder a lot of scenarios on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Marcus Stroman, Logan Morrison, Lance Lynn, Adam LaRoche. Jose Abreu, Matt Garza andCody Asche  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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The A’s Should Trade Jim Johnson To Tampa Bay For Grant Balfour

Billy Beane made some great trades to bolster his Relief Core - and rotation for the 2014 year.  Unfortunately 1 move may haunt in more ways than 1 in Jim Johnson.

Billy Beane made some great trades to bolster his Relief Core – and rotation for the 2014 year last winter. Unfortunately 1 move may haunt in more ways than 1 in Jim Johnson.

Billy Beane just hasn’t been on the bad end of many deals in his recent days.  Trading for Jim Johnson may turn out to be his worst move ever.

Originally it looked like another genius move, trading away an MiLB player in Jemile Weeks – for a guy who has back to back 50 Save seasons on his resume, but it has been a colossal nightmare for the AL Bay Area franchise.

Johnson was given a 1 YR deal worth $10 MIL.  This represents about 12% of the team total payroll of just over $80 MIL for the 2014 campaign.

The dollars doled out hurts the team more than anything else.  Had this man just been inept, without carrying a heavy price tag, it would have been a 4th and 40 situation (think what you do in football in that scenario.

What is too bad is that Beane actually looks smart in not giving Grant Balfour his cash for the kind of deal he wanted either. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June 23rd) – Updated Yearly WOB Totals For 2014

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NATHAN DENETTE/AP

Marcus Stroman threw 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and 1 walk, earning the 8-3 win for Toronto against the Yankees.

Logan Morrison reached base 5 times, including a pair of homers, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored, as the Mariners clocked the Red Sox, 12-3.

Lance Lynn pitched 8 shutout 3 hit no walk innings, no easy feat in Denver, and got the 8-0 decision for the Cardinals.

Adam LaRoche provided almost all the offense in a match up of division leaders with a 3 run homer, pushing the Nationals to a 3-0 victory in Milwaukee.

They owned baseball on June 23, 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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