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Daily Archives: February 24, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Archives May.1, 2013 – May.31, 2013 (Episodes 190 – 220)

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Paul Francis Sullivan (please call him Sully) does a podcast 365 days a year – unless it is a leap year – then he will do another 1. He has done a show everyday since Oct.24/2012. This to date represents a streak of 1219 days consecutively!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 190 – 220 of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

We will also archive all of his podcasts to date (in coming weeks) so they are easily accessible for all his fans. Check out all his Archived info here.

Our website followers have grown larger each year for his podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 24, 2016

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Jose Bautista wants to be paid. Can you blame him?

The Blue Jays have 3 real choices to make. The Indians can push them to make one choice.

It is a Joey Bats edition of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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BBBA Members Presence On The MLB Reports: Lots Of Content Heading To Our Site!

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Chuck Booth (BBBA President/Majority Owner mlbreports.com) 

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As some of you have probably already surmised, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance has infiltrated the mlbreports.com big time over the last few months. 

These are talented writers that love the game as much as we do, and we have the pleasure of sharing some of their work on our place of the web.  I hope you embrace their work, and click the links over to their home sites.

I was named the President of the BBBA back in August and since I returned from my year-long MLB journey in October – I have been working with a lot of pro bloggers.

In 2011, I was lucky enough to have been tutored on baseball writing by our ‘website founder’ Jonathan Hacohen.  It is my wish to help out as many other independent bloggers as humanly possible as a ‘pay it forward’ maneuver.

MLB Reports is happy to give our social media power to the cause.

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Chuck Booth – Current Majority Owner (Left) and Jonathan Hacohen MLB Reports Founder and former Owner (Right) – MLB Reports Brass at the Rogers Center during 2012.  This website has grown into Millions of views and established a great record of prediction on Gambling 101 topics.

The MLB Reports will still stick to its core of content – and this additional material will act as supplemental. We may reach over 2000 posts for the 2016 calendar season.

We have Sully’s Baseball Podcast for 366 episodes this year, and he runs a daily MVP segment during the regular season and playoffs called ‘Who Owned Baseball’.

We are still going to be hardcore when it comes to Gambling on baseball.  Hunter Stokes will run a weekly blog on all MLB Futures, and will have MLB Power Rankings during the regular season.

I will be helping Hunter write all of the 2016 MLB Team Payroll articles – and we are going to be going heavy on this aspect going forward – as it is one of our biggest strengths.  The plan is to update them a hell of a lot more.

We also have MLB Shutout Survivor and MLB Runs Scored Survivor coming back for 2016.

We also update the website every time there is a no-hitter, cycle or top 50 contract handed out. There are widgets on our sidebar window of the home page.  Of course, we also have a Tommy John Surgery ALL – Time List page we keep here at the site too.

I also will be updating the Interleague Results every day – and keep a running total of the records.

I have taken the MLB Scheduling off the site because it is to time intensive to maintain.  i still hate the fact that no MLB Website offers monthly and yearly running pages for their schedule like the nhl.com does, but there are not enough hours in the day to keep it true.

Look for more posts, and more coverage for all of your favorite teams and players in 2016!

If you haven’t had enough of your baseball fix, I am also operating the BBBA’s website over at bbba.work

Thanks for reading and for your time,

Chuck Booth

BBBA President/Majority Owner of mlbreports.com

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Blue Jays Vs. Jose Bautista: The Art Of Negotiations

Jose Bautista must stay on the field the entire season if the Canadian franchise has any hopes of playoffs. Joey Bats should be capable of clubbing between 35 - 40 HRs in 2014. Whether the skipper bats him 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the lineup still remains to be seen. Bautista features a 3 Slash of .261/.381/.542 during his 5+ seasons tenure with Toronto.

Jose Bautista must stay on the field the entire season if the Canadian franchise has any hopes of playoffs. Joey Bats should be capable of clubbing between 35 – 40 HRs like he did in 2015. Whether the skipper bats him 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the lineup still remains to be seen. Bautista features a 3 Slash of .264/.384/.538 during his 8 seasons tenure with Toronto – clubbing 243 HRs and adding 632 RBI.  At Age 36 next winter, he is said to be seeking 5 Years and $150 MIL from the team.  That may not work.

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THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS AND JOSE BAUTISTA ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A GAME OF CHICKEN. WITH NO NEGOTIATIONS, WHO WILL BLINK FIRST?

 

Have you ever seen a cartoon where people get into a fight and dirt is flying around like a tornado, legs and arms flail about and then the dust settles and one of the participants is left by themselves?

In those cases, one of the fighters ends up just fighting with themselves and then looks around to find nothing but quiet.

That’s kind of what happened Tuesday with Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays. In the span of 24 hours, we’d heard that Bautista was not going to negotiate for his potential extension.

What ensued was a tornado of speculation and nonsense that resulted a whole lot of nothing…except an interesting staring contest.

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What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Jurickson Profar

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Chris Kabout (Featured Baseball Writer – Owner www.yankeebiscuitfansdutchblog.mlblogs.com/) 

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With Spring Training at full swing now, it is time to see how the players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands will do in the upcoming season.

Of course there is no crystal ball and it is still up in the air, but in general you can make a decent prediction based on the performance of previous years.

Jurickson Profar is finally on the way back from a very long stint on the DL.

Jurickson Profar started the 2014 season on the 60-day DL and was expected to return to the Rangers mid June. But somewhere in May 2014 the Rangers announced that Jurickson had re-injured his shoulder again. He opted for rest instead of surgery.

But as Profar becmae injured again in February 2015, it was decided that he would get surgery. This would cost him almost the entire season.

In August he started his rehab stint with several MiLB teams of the Rangers and he was added to the Arizona Fall League to get ready in time for the 2016 campaign. In both cases he served as a DH.

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Other Dutch Profiles:

What To Expect From The Dutchies This Year? Andrelton Simmons

Spring Training: Indicator for Regular Season Results?

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Spring Training has finally gotten underway, and the first games will be next week. With that in mind, Spring Training is where the managers make sure everyone is having consistent at-bats and innings and just making sure everyone has playing time before the season begins.

This got me thinking of whether good records during Spring Training for teams was a sign of things to come in the regular season or was it completely irrelevant?

I’ll be taking a look at how the best and worst teams during the past five Spring Training’s fared during the regular season. Let’s take a look: 

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Yoenis Cespedes Looks Good On And Off the Field For The Mets In Their 2016 World Series Quest

Yoenis Cespedes led all LF for HRs with 35 on the campaign in 2015. He picked a contract year for his best season to date out of the 4 years he has been in the Major Leagues. Cespedes hit 17 HRs with the Mets in 2 months, after smacking out just 18 in the first four months with Detroit. Cespedes finished in the top 40 for both leagues in respective big fly's, and was tie for 13th overall with Manny Machado and David Ortiz.  Expect more of the same in 2016.  Mets are the best bet of the week for the 'Fall Classic' value wise in a lot of gambling sites based on his re-signing.

Yoenis Cespedes led all LF for HRs with 35 on the campaign in 2015. He picked a contract year for his best season to date out of the 4 years he has been in the Major Leagues. Cespedes hit 17 HRs with the Mets in 2 months, after smacking out just 18 in the first four months with Detroit. Cespedes finished in the top 40 for both leagues in respective big fly’s, and was tied for 13th overall with Manny Machado and David Ortiz. Expect more of the same in 2016. Mets are the best bet of  for the ‘Fall Classic’ value wise in a lot of gambling sites based on his re-signing right now.  His Fantasy stock should also be high. 

Trey Rose (Featured Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)  

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Yoenis Cespedes had a monster 2015 season after hitting .291 with 35 home runs, 101 runs, 105 RBI’s, and a .328 on base percentage. This was his best season yet and he is only 30 years old.

I would expect more of the same in 2016 after resigning with the New York Mets, who all of a sudden, has a very hitter-friendly stadium at least for him.

Although, if Cespedes, for any reason finds himself out of baseball, he could probably take over batman’s role. He already has the cannon arm to protect mankind, but he now officially owns the closest thing to the batmobile.

Yoenis Cespedes could be the superhero that society needs, but for now, he will be the hero the New York Mets need to make a run at a World Series title in 2016.

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Justin Verlander Will Return To His Cy Young Form In 2016

Justin Verlander was once the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. Verlander was 137 - 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander had thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007. The Detroit Tigers are certainly lucky the San Diego Padres took Matt Bush with the 1st overall pick - as JVerlander has been the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. Verlander is 137 - 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander has thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007. The 30 Year old has added a 7 - 5 record in 15 Career Post Season Games and a 3.28 ERA - among 0 - 3 with a 7.20 in 3 World Series Starts

Justin Verlander was once the best pitcher in the American League over the last 5 years. Verlander was 137 – 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career.  The Detroit Tigers are certainly lucky the San Diego Padres took Matt Bush with the 1st overall pick in 2004. Verlander was 137 – 77 (.640) with a 3.41 ERA in the 1st 9 years of his career, before going just 20 – 20 in the last 2 years. The 2011 AL Cy Young Winner and 2012 Cy Young runner up is signed with the club until at least 2019, and it could be 2020 with a Vesting Option. Verlander had thrown over 200+ IP each year since 2007 prior to 2015’s 133. frames thrown. The 33 Year old has added a 7 – 5 record in 15 Career Post Season Games and a 3.28 ERA – among 0 – 3 with a 7.20 in 3 World Series Starts.

Trey Rose (Featured Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)  

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Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher, Justin Verlander, has had a tough go of it over the past two seasons. In 2014 he threw 206 innings with 15 wins, a 4.54 ERA, and 159 strikeouts.

Last year he threw only 133.1 innings with 5 wins, a 3.38 ERA, and 113 strikeouts. Many fantasy baseball owners and fans have overlooked this 33 year old veteran heading into the 2016 season, but I think he could be a steal in many drafts.

While he probably won’t have another season like his 2011 MVP and Cy Young campaign (he threw 251 innings with 24 wins, 2.40 ERA, and 250 strikeouts in 2011), I expect him to return to his ace-like capabilities that he showed from 2009-2013. To read the rest of the article, click the link below:

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‘BBA Live’ Podcast Enters Season #2: MLB Reports Welcomes Them To Our Site

Ricky Keeler and AC Wayne host the flagship podcast of the BBBA!

Ricky Keeler  and AC Wayne  host the flagship podcast of the BBBA!

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Note from Chuck Booth:  Welcome to the BBBA flagship podcast. As the President of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I am bringing you quality audio and written work from our members to the MLB Reports. 

‘BBA Live’ will be posted on our site on a regular basis.  I encourage you to listen to this show. 

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BBA Live! is entering its second season. Listen in as AC Wayne is again joined by Ricky Keeler of Yanks Go Yard and District On Deck (Nats).

Tonight, we’ll showcase the AL East as well as all the latest news and headlines throughout the league. Tentatively scheduled, special guest: Rich Rivera of Mets Public Record.

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Youngsters Making An Impact In 2016; National League West

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Shane Kay (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner – sonsof84tigers.mlblogs.com 

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Position players are in camp and games are just around the corner!  For the last week, we;ve been taking a look at a couple of young players for each team that I think will have a larger impact in 2016.

We started with theAmerican League East, moved to the AL Central, hit the AL West, swung it to the National League East, NL Central and today we take our final look at the NL West!

Arizona Diamondbacks

Archie Bradley, RHP – This one is part pipe dream and part reality as I’m not sure Robbie Raywill hold the 5th spot all year. 

Bradley had been on top prospect lists since 2012 and finally made his debut in 2015 with Arizona and started off with four strong starts where he was 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA, but was hit in the face by a line drive by Carlos Gonzalez that knocked Bradley unconscious for 3-minutes. 

Bradley made his way back two weeks later, but it was pretty clear he wasn’t the same pitcher.  His ERA ballooned to 5.80 by June 1st and Bradley was sent to the minors shortly after. 

The potential is there and Bradley showed it, if it wasn’t for bad luck, who knows what would have transpired last year and who knows if Bradley will be the pitcher he once was after this trauma.

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