Daily Archives: May 12, 2016

Who Owned Baseball May 12, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw threw a 3 hit, 1 walk complete game shutout masterpiece, striking out 13 Mets and finishing the 5-0 victory for the Dodgers.

David Price pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 12 Astros as Boston cruised to an 11-1 final.

Matt Holliday went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 3 RBI to help the Cardinals take a 12-10 slugfest in Anaheim.

Chase Headley finally got an extra base hit, a homer, and reached base 3 times, driving in two and scoring twice and sparked the Yankees past the Royals, 7-3.

They all owned baseball on May 12, 2016.

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MLB All Star Game: The rise of the middle infielders

Wayne Cavadi

I recently went to MLB.com to start to conjure whom I will give my votes to for this season’s All Star Game. It was not as easy as I thought, but for an entirely new reason.

There is no denying that past All Star Games have had many snubs. Most of them revolve around the fact that there has been an abundance of exciting sluggers at first base and a bevy of exciting “five-tool” superstars in the outfield. Occasionally the hot corner would provide some depth that would prove difficult in selecting the right player for the Midsummer Classic.

Not anymore. Now, the depth at shortstop and second base, two of baseball’s traditionally light hitting, unattractive positions has changed the All Star ballot game.

Today, we take a look at the American League second basemen.

You would think that the American League pick at second base would be a no-brainer.

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MLB All Star Game: The rise of the middle infielders PART DEUX

Wayne Cavadi

Yesterday, we discussed how there seems to be a changing of the guard when it comes to All Star voting. Where it once was very difficult to pick the right first baseman or three of a bevy of stud outfielders from each league, there is now entirely too much depth at the middle infield positions.

Yesterday, I dissected the difficulty in picking the right All Star at second base in the American League. Today, let’s take a look at the National League.

The entire landscape has pretty much changed since last year’s All Star game in regards to the premier second baseman in the NL. Dee Gordon was the man, however, he is currently suspended and won’t be eligible for the Midsummer Classic. DJ LeMahieu is actually still playing respectable baseball, looking to return to this year’s Game. Joe Panik, the third NL All Star last year, has gotten…

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‘BBA Live’ Podcast – Year 2 Ep #12 – MLB Wk 6 ’16:

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

BBBA Live is the flagship Podcast of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance since 2015.

Hosts Ricky Keeler

& AC Wayne

BBA Live! is entering its second season. Listen in as AC Wayne and Ricky Keeler of Yanks Go Yard and District On Deck (Nats) welcome in Christine E. of Boston Red Thoughts to the podcast.

As always, we’ll discuss all of the evening’s games and headlines.

Royals are struggling.  The Tigers may be digging themselves an insurmountable hole in the AL Central, and many clubs we thought would contend in the AL, are obviously not playing well.

Lorenzo Cain goes off on the Yankees, and Aroldis Chapman is off his suspension

Plus nobody is a better folk hero than Bartolo Colon

Bryce Harper is getting the Barry Bonds treatment and is starting to snap.

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Josh Robbins’ MLB Daily Fantasy Picks (DFS) For FanDuel – 5/12/16

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Josh Robbins (Featured Fantasy Writer/60ft6in.com) 

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Hi, my name is Josh Robbins.  I would like to share my Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) strategy with you throughout the MLB season during weekdays.  Fanduel is my preferred game of skill.

Welcome to the 6th week of the 2016 MLB season.

3-Strikes: Here’s what you expect from my daily articles:

My Top 3 Starting Pitchers (aces, mid-level, bargain)

My Top 3 Stacking Options (multiple players from the same team)

My Top 3 BVP (Batter vs. Pitcher) Options
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Stephen Strasburg Ties Felix Hernandez For 17th On The MLB’s ALL – Time Top 50 Contract List With Extension

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Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Majority Owner/Lead  Analyst)

Stephen Strasburg shocked he baseball world the other day – by inking a 7 year extension worth from $175 – $180 MIL.  It ties him for 17th All – Time with Felix Hernandez to start with, but he can earn an additional $7 MIL with $1 MIL per year bonuses for reaching 180 IP.

The deal pays him $15 MIL annually from 2016 – 2023, and then the deferrals kick in from 2023 – 2030, in 7 installments of $10 MIL each.

Some will say his deal is worth more like $162 MIL in present day dollars, however we do not operate our top 50 contracts list like that.  The deal is guaranteed at $175 MIL for now, and we will change it if bonuses are hit.

With this contract, the Nats have 4 current players that are on this ALL – Time List with Scherzer (10th), Strasburg (T 17th), Zimmerman (37th) and Werth (Tied 44th).

This signing is a great move to open a 3 year window for Washington, as they also have Bryce Harper under team control until after the 2018 season, however it also may seal the fate the of the young reigning NL MVP to move elsewhere for 2019.

Werth’s contract does end at the end of the 2017 year. but Zimmerman is still on the books until at least 2020.

It will be tough to come up with the dough necessary to drop a 11 – 13 years contract worth $35 – 40 MIL per annum when it comes to Harper.

Even with Scherzer’s and Strasburg’s deals both containing a ton of deferred money- all of them will still run simultaneously to Harper’s deal – even if they are not on the roster each after the 2023 season.

I think you couldn’t risk trying to outbid everyone for Harper’s services, yet to pay Strasburg market value makes sense.

This club could even save some payroll by trading Gio Gonzalez, as they have Joe Ross and Tanner Roark starting in the rotation for depth, and Lucas Giolito has not started his time service clock. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 12, 2016

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AP.

Should the Angels deal Mike Trout?

Of course not. They should trade everyone NOT named Mike Trout!

It is a “rebuild around the Greek God” Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Max Scherzer earned a WOB as a pitcher and Noah Syndergaard owned baseball as a hitter.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Doug Fister, John Lackey, Chris Herrmann, Jordan Zimmermann and Jason Kipnis also added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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