Daily Archives: April 24, 2016
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
There is awesome value with the Detroit Tigers players on Monday. You have Miguel Cabrera all the way down to $3700, Victor Martinez to $2600 and Justin Upton to $3000. I have the Tigers 2 – 5hitters all lined up in a stack.
Against conventional wisdom, I have Carlos Gonzalez against a LHP. With it being Jeff Locke, and CARGO hitting right behind Nolan Arenado, there would have been a nice 3 – 4 combo. Except for than it would mean a weaker OF move with Nori Aoki, and Jose Iglesias at SS.
When you can put together a lineup where all 8 guys have been ALL – Stars in the past, and are capable of doing some yard work, than this is exciting. Some of the guys are struggling for sure, but that is why they are priced so low currently.
Marcus Stroman vs White Sox, $8100
Ross Stripling vs Marlins, $7600
Detroit Tigers vs Kendall Graveman
Seattle Mariners vs Doug Fister
Colorado Rockies vs Jeff Locke
P – Rick Porcello, $7400
C – Victor Martinez, $2600
1B – Miguel Cabrera, $3700
2B – Robinson Cano, $3700
3B – Kyle Seager, $3000
SS – Carlos Correa $4100
OF – Carlos Gonzalez, $4000
OF – Justin Upton, $3000
OF – J.D. Martinez, $3300
$34, 800, 000 ($200 Left)
If you’re not familiar with the points breakdown, here’s the format utilizing a $35 million salary cap.
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1 Starting Pitcher (SP)
1 Catcher (C)
1 First Baseman (1B)
1 Second Baseman (2B)
1 Third Baseman (3B)
1 Short Stop (SS)
3 Outfielders (OF)
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Disclaimer: We based these rankings on best strength to win the World Series. Therefore some teams that have an easier division to play in, with the least path of resistance to the postseason overall may be ranked a lot higher than a club who is equally talented, yet may play in a juggernaut of a division.
Game Records were before the results of the ESPN Sunday Night Game was played.
After a crazy week in which we saw our 1st no hitter, and massive long 16 inning game in Washington, we have for you the MLB Power Rankings.
There was no movement from the top 3 clubs. The NL West saw the Dodgers take a decent lead on the Giants – and that is major critical, as that is the team most likely to give them trouble in their quest for a 4th straight Division crown.
Bryce Harper has pulverized the Phillies, Marlins, Braves and Twins thus far. His late inning heroics are taking him to the next level.
The biggest mover and shaker this week was the White Sox, who climbed up 7 slots. The Giants dropping 8 positions was the biggest decline.
Bad weeks were had by the Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees and Astros. All clubs in the AL who are supposed to contend for a playoff slot.
The Mariners won their 3rd straight road series against the Angels (after beating the Yankees and Tribe 1s), and sit just a half game back in the AL West.
Oakland had started 7 – 0 on the road, before yielding 15 runs over the last 2 losses to the Blue Jays. They are tied with the Rangers for the lead in the Division, but it is just a matter of time before they are bounced out in my opinion.
Cleveland had a nice week of 4 – 2 to jump up 5 spots in the rankings. and are that much closer to bringing back Michael Brantley.
Gaining only one spot but having an awesome week were the New York Mets. All the boys are hitting now, and they are 8 – 2 in their last 10 contests. Read the rest of this entry
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
Give me the Boston Red Sox over the Atlanta Braves any day Rick Porcello has actually thrown better of late, and that is a cupcake offense in Atlanta.
Toronto has scored 15 runs in their last 2 games, and are about to hit their stride. I opted for Troy Tulowitzki. I was looking at Jose Bautista, however he holds poor numbers versus Miguel Gonzalez. Read the rest of this entry
BOLD Red is Interleague Play
MLB Schedule For Week 4 Of 2016: April 25th To May 1st (96 Games)
MLB Scheduling 2016
Day + Date Away and Home, Times Start In EST
Monday Apr 25 (12 Games)
White Sox @ Blue Jays 7:07
A’s @ Tigers 7:08
O’s @ Rays 7:10
Reds @ Mets 7:10
Red Sox @ Braves 7:10
Yankees @ Rangers 8:05
Indians @ Twins 8:10
Pirates @ Rockies 8:40
Cards @ D’Backs 9:40
Royals @ Angels 10:05
Padres @ Giants 10:15
Astros @ M’s 10:10
Marlins @ Dodgers 10:10 Read the rest of this entry
A frightening start to the week has quickly turned positive as the New York Yankees are on the verge of a sweep of division foes. I keep insisting that it is not time for fans and the Yankees to press the panic button, and the way this week has ended, it is the right course of action. Is it ugly right now? You bet, but it’s also April.
1. Can’t blame the starters this week.
As The Pooch said earlier in the week:
You get quality starts out of Pineda, Eovaldi and Severino… and get swept.
It’s true. Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Severino came out against the first place Oakland As and threw 18 innings of quality baseball, allowing just six runs over that span. Equally impressive is that the three pitchers combined to walk just two batters.
The problem was the bullpen. Last week’s player of…
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Andrew Martin (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner – baseballhistorian.blogspot.com)
The Boston Red Sox have gone through their fair share of pitching woes over the past several seasons. Despite signing a blue chipper in David Price last offseason, the 2016 season has still been one of inconsistency for their staff.
While it seems there is still work to be done, the surprise emergence of knuckleball starter Steven Wright may end up going a long way towards fortifying the team’s starting rotation.
Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)
One of the most discussed questions in fantasy baseball is, “which player is the best?” Prior to 2015, an overwhelming majority would have given that honor to Mike Trout.
After a history-making season in 2015, Bryce Harper broke onto the scene and people started to question whether or not he should be considered the best in the business. While Harper and Trout were getting the spotlight, I’m sure Manny Machado was thinking, “well, what about me?”
Machado deserves to be in the discussion for one of the best fantasy baseball players after his breakout 2015 season, and his torrid start to 2016. Before discussing Machado, lets take a look at Harper and Trout.
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Matt Musico (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner – chinmusicbaseball.com)
The MLB’s regular-season schedule is 162 games long for a reason – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. While we’re not even at the three-week mark yet, it’s still long enough for us to get a good glimpse as to which players are off to surprisingly great starts.
Baseball is a game of failure, but it’s also a game of averages. Even if a player is white-hot for a certain period of time, they’ll eventually come back down to Earth and maybe even go into a slump to even things out (unless your Bryce Harper). However, some players may use a hot start to propel themselves to a new benchmark moving forward when it comes to their career norms.
Whether the current narrative about players is good or bad, they still have five months of games left to prove themselves, one way or the other. With that in mind, here are five players who have been pleasant surprises thus far.
It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request
— Zach Bush (@BushtheEnvelope) April 22, 2016
Man. Tough crowd. Just a few starts in and Corey Kluber is called a fluke? Yes, I think Cleveland has the pitching to turn the season around.
They are a Cleveland team! What could possible go wrong?
It is a river on fire episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
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