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Daily Archives: November 20, 2016

Think the Verlander Cy Young Snub was Bad? Wait until You Read About the 1999 MVP Vote

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As the author of a book about the most controversial MVP ballots of all time, I am often asked: “Which is the single worst MVP vote of all time?”

If you rank your terrible MVP selections based on the level of dishonesty, hypocrisy, or bureaucratic incompetence attendant to a vote, there is only one choice for the worst MVP vote of all time. READ THE FULL STORY AT PLATE COVERAGE

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JFtC 2016 MLB Wrap Ups: Cardinals

JAYS FROM THE COUCH BRINGS YOU 2016 MLB WRAP UPS. THIS TIME, WE SIT DOWN WITH CARDS ONCLAVE TO CHAT ST LOUIS CARDINALS

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For this MLB Wrap Up, we sat down with Daniel Shoptaw of Cards Conclave to get his thoughts on the 2016 season for the St Louis Cardinals. The Cards finished 10 games above .500, and many would consider 2016 a disappointment. They trailed the Cubs by 17.5 to finish in 2nd spot in the National League Central and they missed the Wild Card spot by a single game.

 

JFtC: If you could sum up the Cards’ season in a paragraph, what would you say?

Daniel: It was a frustrating year for the Cardinals, summed up by the fact that they only reached 10 games over .500 on the last day of the season, and that still wound up keeping them one game away from a shot at the playoffs…..

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JFtC 2016 MLB Wrap Ups: Detroit Tigers

JAYS FROM THE COUCH BRINGS YOU MLB WRAP UPS. THIS EDITION, WE CHAT WITH TOTALLY TIGERS TO GET PERSPECTIVE ON THE DETROIT TIGERS

 

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For this MLB Wrap Up, we sat down with Kurt Snyder and Holly Horning of Totally Tigers to talk about the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers finished 8 games back of Cleveland in the AL Central and seemed like they would take one if the Wild Card spots, but ended up 2.5 games back in that race. Led by Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers fell short, but were pleasantly surprised by rookie, Michael Fulmer.

 

JFtC: If you could sum up the Tigers’ season in a paragraph, what would you say?

TT: Injuries had an unusual 2-sided effect on the Tigers. They closed some doors but opened others….

 

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JFtC 2016 MLB Wrap Ups: Pirates

JAYS FROM THE COUCH BRINGS YOU 2016 MLB WRAP UPS. THIS TIME, WE SIT DOWN WITH PIRATES BREAKDOWN TO CHAT BUCCOS!

 

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This time, we chatted with Jason Rollison, the founder of Pirates Breakdown to get his take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had an interesting year, finishing 8.5 games out of the National League Wild Card spot and a whopping 25 games back of the Cubs, who won 103. After a few years of hanging around the playoff picture, the Pirates took a step back in 2016. They’re an intriguing squad that is looking to get back the postseason and maybe even surpassing their Wild Card run.

 

JFtC: If you could sum up the Pirates’ season in a paragraph, what would you say?

PBD: The Pittsburgh Pirates returned a lot of their 98-win team from 2015. Unfortunately that alone could not save the team from dropping off to the tune of 20 less wins in 2016…

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 20, 2016

img_7672It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

What started as a joke opening to a show has turned into me actually breaking down my thoughts on the Seattle Mariners hats.

As it turns out, I have some passionate opinions on the matter.

It is a Trident Hat Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Carlos Beltran and the Boston Red Sox Seem Like a Perfect Match

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz rode off into the sunset at the end of the 2016 season after spending 14 historical years with the team. He can never be truly replaced but the lineup will have a huge hole if a reasonable successor is not identified. Fortunately, Boston seems to be hot on the trail of a tremendous candidate in veteran Carlos Beltran.

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JFtC 2016 MLB Wrap Ups: Red Sox

JAYS FROM THE COUCH BRINGS YOU 2016 WRAP UPS. THIS TIME, WE SIT DOWN WITH OFF THE BENCH BASEBALL AND DISCUSS THE BOSTON RED SOX

 

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For this MLB Wrap Up, we sat down with Ari Glantz of Off the Bench Baseball to chat about the 2016 AL East Champion, Boston Red Sox. After signing David Price to a mega-deal, lots of things went right for this team as they climbed the standings late in the season to snatch the division title from the Blue Jays. They rode an amazing season from David Ortiz and an MVP type season from Mookie Betts.

 

JFtCIf you could sum up the Red Sox season in a paragraph, what would you say?

Ari: David Ortiz, David Ortiz, David Ortiz. (Is that a paragraph?) At times for better, at others for worse, this was the season of Big Papi….

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