Daily Archives: July 5, 2014
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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Billy Beane knows his current squad’s best chance to win the World Series now.
He has upped the ante, by acquiring Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for highly rated SS Addison Russell, SP Dan Straily, and young prospect OF Billy McKinney, with a player to be named later or cash finalizing the deal at a later date.
I like this move…rather I love this move.
The A’s GM saw what happened to his club the last few weeks when matched against the pitching of the Tigers, and knew he had to bolster his team for the stretch – to replace A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker, who both went down to Tommy John Surgeries this campaign. Read the rest of this entry
The A’s and the Cubs clearly didn’t treat the 4th of July like a holiday. They pulled off a stunning blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for some of their top young players and Dan Straily, a fan favorite of one of my dear friends.
Does this sound like a day to put on an evergreen podcast?
Hell no! Let’s record an emergency episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.!!!
Andrew McCutchen was a home run shy of the cycle, going 4-5 with a pair of doubles, a triple, 2 runs batted in and a run scored, leading the Pirates to an 8-2 win over the Phillies.
Clayton Kershaw was brilliant, once again. He tossed 8 shutout frames, letting up just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 Rockies, earning the 9-0 decision for the Dodgers.
Brian Roberts collected 4 extra base hits, 3 doubles and a triple, scoring 2 and driving in 1 as the Yankees held on, 6-5, in Minnesota.
Chris Sale threw a complete game, allowing 1 run, striking out 12 and walking no Mariner matter as the White Sox earned a 7-1 victory..
‘They owned baseball on July 4, 2014.
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