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Daily Archives: March 30, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Archives May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014 (Episodes 555 – 585)

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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 1254 days consecutively!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 555 – 585 of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 30, 2016

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With several teams tanking the 2016 season, some people think maybe baseball should have a draft lottery like the NBA.

It will never work. The baseball draft is a different animal.

From the campus of Washington State University, it is the latest episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Archives June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014 (Episodes 586 – 615)

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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 1254 days consecutively!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 586 – 615 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.

Follow Sully Baseball On Twitter

To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Archives July 1, 2014 – July 31, 2014 (Episodes 616 – 646)

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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 1254 days consecutively!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 616 – 646 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.

Follow Sully Baseball On Twitter

To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE. Read the rest of this entry

Odds To Be The 1st MLB Manager Fired In 2016: Who Is On The Hotseat?

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Hunter Stokes (MLB Reports Part Owner – Chief Writer) 

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Every year there are certain managers that have a ton of pressure to win.  This is always a tough process to think of who will be nixed first.

On one hand, many clubs that should be in contention for the playoffs will see an axe come to their tenure, however sometimes clubs are so bad record wise (even though they were projected to be) that the franchise will just slay the field general in the name of mercy.

As far as under the gun goes. guys like Brad Ausmus, John Farrell and John Gibbons.  are tops on the list. 

Ausmus doesn’t have a track record of any postseason series wins like the latter two here, so he is going to be the #1 favorite out of this group of skippers that could go fast with playoff aspirations if their team struggles out of the starting block.

Gibbons did a great job with Toronto in 2015, but a slow start would really put his name on the block. Say if they are 6 or 7 games behind the playoff bar near Memorial Day.

Farrell has put up back to back 5th place finishes in the AL East after winning the World Series Title in his 1st year of being the skipper in 2013.

Then there is a perennial bad losing club that have long tenured coaches like Walt Weiss and Robin Ventura. I am not sure they should not have been shown the door following last years campaigns. 

Weiss has losing years for every year under his belt, and Ventura rode out 2013 with his late season collapse, but his club has underachieved in every other year.

Still the two most managers on the hot seat are Fredi Gonzalez of the Braves on top of the favorite list at +331, followed by Bryan Price at +441. But I hate putting money on either of these gentlemen with their clubs both being on track to challenge for the worst record in the Majors this year.

Heck, Gonzalez’s predecessor Bobby Cox was the well into his 3rd decade with the “Tomahawk” Choppers when he finally stepped down to a front office job. Gonzalez at least had the Braves in the playoffs in 2012. 

Price can’t really be expected to do anything with this anemic Pitching Staff, and all veterans except for Votto may be available for trade at any point.

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Mike Piazza 9/11 Jersey Up for Auction

Mike Piazza 9/11 Jersey Up for Auction

Freddy Vasquez (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner – metshotcorner.com) 

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An artifact from one of the most memorable moments in New York Mets history is heading to the auction block. The jersey worn by Mets catcher Mike Piazza on September 21, 2001 will be sold by Goldin Auctions on April 30, 2016 during a live event in New York City.

Goldin has a very conservative estimate of $25,000 attached to this piece of history, but the feeling is that it will very well break the record for the highest amount paid for a game-used jersey.

In 2008, a jersey worn by Nolan Ryan in 1970 sold for the record price of $53,758. But the significance of Piazza’s jersey is expected to bring in at least double that amount when you consider how much famous home run jerseys have sold for in the past.

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‘BBA Live’ Podcast – Year 2 Ep #6 – AL Central Preview

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

‘BBA Live’ is the flagship Podcast of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance since 2015.

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 Central. Rich Rivera is also a slated guest.

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A casual look at Major League Baseball and The New York Mets. Call-in! #347-326-9300

 

Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher, Juan Nicasio, Is The Fantasy Baseball Sleeper Everyone Is Looking For

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

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No one has ever questioned Juan Nicasio‘s ability to pitch, but after posting a 5.03 ERA through four seasons in Colorado, the outlook was not bright.

The Dodgers decided to take a chance on him in 2015 and it paid huge dividends. As a reliever in the Dodgers organization, he threw in 53 games, totaling 58.1 innings, 65 strikeouts, 32 walks, 3.86 ERA, and a 2.83 FIP.

These numbers are impressive, but his low FIP suggests that his ERA should be even better than it was. The Pittsburgh Pirates took notice of Nicasio’s successful 2015 campaign and decided to sign him to a one year/$3 million contract for 2016.

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Aaron Sanchez Joins The Toronto Blue Jays Rotation, But Does This Hurt His Fantasy Baseball Stock?

Aug 30, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) delivers a pitch during the Jays 2-0 win over New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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

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Aaron Sanchez doesn’t lack for ability or elite pitches. His fastball is just about as good as they come and he has an above average curveball. His arsenal was put on full display this spring training.

He has thrown 20 innings this spring with a 1.35 ERA, 19 strikeout, and only three walks. Based on these numbers, it looks as if he has made many adjustments to put a lot of the concerns mentioned above to rest.

It is great to see that Sanchez is dialed in this spring, but it is important to take spring training statistics with a grain of salt. If Sanchez can continue to develop like he has shown in the small sample size this spring, he could become a very dominant arm in 2016.4

As for now, he should be drawing some attention in mixed leagues and definitely worth a waiver wire pickup. If for some reason this experiment with Sanchez in the rotation doesn’t work out, he still has the upside to be an elite closer in the future.

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Jose Berrios (RHP, MIN) – 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper

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

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Jose Berrios has shown that he possesses potential ace-like pitch-ability in the minor leagues. In 2015, he threw 166.1 innings with a 2.87 ERA and 175 strikeouts. He proved that he is ready for the big leagues as he dominated Triple-A through 75.2 innings with a 2.62 ERA, 83 strikeouts, and only 14 walks.

While everyone loves to see an impressive strikeout rate (9.9 per nine innings in Triple-A), his walk rate is what could make him elite. He only walked 1.7 batters in Triple-A last year, which is an elite rate for starting pitchers.

Many baseball fans believe Berrios is more talented than most of the pitchers in the current rotation, but it looks as if the Twins will hold off on promoting him until later in 2016. The Twins will do this to limit his innings and get an extra year of team control in the future.

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