Daily Archives: July 30, 2014

ALL – Time Tommy John Surgery Tracker (1974 – Present) Updated For Nate Jones

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

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For all the talk of baseball players (pitchers mostly) that will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, we will be keeping a running list!  E-mail us at mlbreports@gmail.com if you have any names to add to our totals.

How many players are having or had TJ in history? You are about to find out: Read the rest of this entry

How All Of The Phillies Hitters Were Acquired: 2014 Roster Tree

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How All Of The Phillies Hitters Were Acquired:

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

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When you look at the Philadelphia Phillies lineup, you will see a long history of the club drafting their own players.

Out of the 8 starters right now, only Ben Revere was not brought up by the franchise.  He was dealt to the Phigtins, for Vance Worley.

As the Trade Deadline approaches, you can find Revere on his way out of town too.

Five years ago, the Infield was all in their prime, with Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz and Chase Utley manning four of the 5 positions.

They could hit for high averages, and club 100+ HR for those four, and each one of  them were franchise players.

Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins both have taken home NL MVP Honors.

The organization won the 2008 World Series, appeared in the 2009 World Series, then the 2010 NLCS, and finally made their last appearance in the playoffs during a 1st round upset to St. Louis.

It was a gradual 5 year decline, and it all has happened under the watchful eye of Ruben Amaro Jr.

Pat Gillick was the one who orchestrated the majority of the transactions for the Phils success.  Well at least he was the guy in charge.

Amaro has let a few years pass, and is overseeing a core of players now entering their mid 30’s – and rapidly declining in production.

As we stated in our Trade Deadline blog recently, Philadelphia needs to start assembling a re-tool of their franchise by trading some commodities right now while they have any value at all. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 30, 2014

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Trade Deadline hysteria is heating up. Jon Lester was scratched from his next start and everyone is panicking.

I give my latest thoughts on potential landing spots for the big trade chips less than 48 hours before the trade deadline passes.

It is a waiver free episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cole Hamels, Brett Gardner, Alex Cobb, Matt Kemp, J.P. Arencibia, Scott Feldman, Freddie Freeman, Stephen Strasburg and Homer Bailey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (July 29th) – Updated Yearly #WOB Totals For 2014

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JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

Cole Hamels pitched 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 and walking none, beating the Mets, 6-0, in what could be his final start as a Philadelphia Phillie.

Matt Kemp went 3-4 with a pair of homers in what could be HIS final day as a Dodger, helping them to an 8-4 victory over the Braves.

Alex Cobb threw 8 strong innings, allowing just 3 hits, 1 run, striking out 12 and got the 5-1 decision for the surging Rays over the Brewers.

Brett Gardner continued his hot hitting with a 4-5 performance, smacking a homer and a pair of doubles and helping the Yankees hold on in a 12-11 slugfest in Texas.

They owned baseball on July 29, 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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