Daily Archives: August 18, 2014
It is show #666. From the side of the highway (not far from Route 66) I think about one hit wonders of baseball.
I risk my soul on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Another week has passed – and it is time to get serious in our World Series picks.
To start off, I have eliminated 11 teams from the chance to win a World Series. These clubs include: BOS/CWS/MIN/TEX/HOU/PHI/NYM/COL/SD/ARI/CHC.
It was a banner week of predicting teams coming and going for yours truly…As bad value of the week I had Toronto (went from +1600 to +4500) as my worst pick..
San Francisco was 2 on the bad list (went from +1400 – +1800)
Oakland was 3rd on the bad list (went from +375 – +450)
Detroit was 4th on the bad list (went from +500 – +650)
St. Louis was 5th on the bad list (went from +1100 – +1400)
A perfect 5 – 0, with the odds lines going way in reverse. Read the rest of this entry
How All Of The Angels Pitchers Were Acquired:
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The Angels management had to look back on the 2013 Relief Core – and worry about their long term future. This was because not one guy had a decent year, and most guys were well north of 4 ERA’s.
Jerry DiPoto has rapid fired a bunch of trades and signings since then, to solidify a great Bullpen it was once a late inning disaster waiting to happen on a nightly basis.
So how did he accomplish this? What assets did he give out in order to make it happen?
Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle, going 4-5 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI in the Rockies 10-5 win over the Reds. He also got a hit and a run scored in the first game of the double header, which the Rockies walked off 10-9 winners.
Jose Altuve went 4-5 with a grand slam as the Astros thrashed the Red Sox, 8-1.
Jake Arrieta threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 9 strikeouts. He would not get the decision but the Cubs would top the Mets, 2-1.
Nick Tepesch threw 7 strong innings against a red hot Angels team, letting up just 2 runs. He didn’t get the decision but the Rangers took it walk off style 3-2.
They owned baseball on Aug 17, 2014.
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