Daily Archives: January 11, 2017
The city of San Diego is now a one team city. The Padres have the city to themselves. Fans need to support them like never before.
It is a Gaslamp episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
As the baseball season quickly approaches, it’s time to take a look at the top-100 prospects for 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to follow and tweet me @dynasty_digest. You can also find more of my articles at www.dynastydigest.sportsblogs.com.
The Blue Jays system is mostly made up of high upside hitters but, like always, the Jays have been stockpiling pitching in the draft to compensate. With these new draftees, the organization is trending up compared to how barren it was after the Jays first postseason run. There is tremendous upside in picks like T.J. Zeuch, J.B. Woodman, and Joshua Palacios just in the 2016 MLB Draft. Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette are two young talents that look like they could shine in the spotlight as stars. They also have bloodlines of former greats, which has proven to be a characteristic the Jays tend to take a chance on. The pitching doesn’t have the same talent as it did when “The Lansing Three” were storming their way up the system, but pitchers like Justin Maese and Angel Perdomo could develop into a top of the rotation starters. Overall, the system has enough upside talent to use as trade bait and still have an upper half ranking system.
It has been an incredible 6 years run for the MLB Reports but 2017 is going to redefine us as a major entity in the blogging landscape. We are heading to a new platform pretty soon to better serve our readers, and to also enable us to expand to the content we need to post on a daily basis.
Coming off the heels of our greatest ever season in 2016, we are ramping up production to new levels.
Our track record has been quite impressive since the inception, and we are hoping to keep up the momentum for our readers in the upcoming seasons. We have no filters, extremely strong opinions, and if we aren’t pissing plenty of people off at any given time – then we are not doing our jobs correctly.
Our Motto ‘The Truth Stings Like A Cactus! Baseball Is Our Religion, Come for worship anytime.”
Hunter Stokes (our Chief Writer and Gambling Expert) has pledged to work for us full time. He will be doing Daily Fantasy Rosters for FanDuel all year based on his successful indoctrination to the world last year. In addition to that, he will continue his outstanding best value picks for Sports Handicapping.
This means Player Prop Bets, Odds to Win the World Series, MLB Divisions, Pennants and Home Run Derby posts. His track record has been elite to say the least, and we have all profited off his blogs.
Hunter will also be in charge of all the MLB Team Power Rankings and many more posts.
I, Chuck Booth. will also be able to write full time this next year – which means I am going to be in charge of updating all of our mainstay pages: MLB Interleague, Tommy John Surgery, and I am coming back strong with a new emphasis on MLB Team Payrolls that is unique to the industry. Before the year is over, no one will have finer coverage of MLB Team Salary Analysis than we will.
Our Lead Baseball Analyst (Trey Rose) is going to contribute daily (DFS) MLB Draft Kings rosters during the regular seasons. along with a ton of baseball rankings when it comes to fantasy baseball. Trey is an uprising writing talent that will not be denied.
Sully Baseball has continued his streak of running a podcast every day since Oct. 24/2012 – and 2017 he will not be slowing down anytime soon. We are pleased to have Sully back for another year of his 20 minute a day show!!
In March, we are coming back with our award winning (MLB Team Appreciation Days, where we preview your clubs, and also hammer out the payroll for each team).
This is not all….We have several many other BBBA (Baseball Bloggers Alliance) contributors to the site that will be posting their great work with our site to show the public as well.
250 writers have posted at least one article with us.. We are in the Millions of views now in our 6000+ Blogs. Many thanks to all of the people who have contributed to our little place on the web. Here is to many more years of baseball coverage!
Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Owner)
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As usual with my mid-winter grades, I won’t offer any score for first time managers, but if a guy has managed elsewhere in the majors he’s fair game, even if this will be the first season with his current team.
Let’s get to it!
American League East
John Farrell, Boston Red Sox: First to worst and back again. And again. And again. Farrell’s Boston teams seem to be either really good or really bad, and that doesn’t reflect too well on the manger. Seems to me, a well run team filled with talented veterans should be able to do a better job of consistently competing. 2017 will be a big challenge for Farrell for many reasons. First, he’ll be trying to string together back to back good seasons, but beyond that, the Red Sox are now so loaded with talent that expectations are going to be sky high. As we’ve seen in baseball many times before (e.g. 2012 Miami Marlins) super teams on paper don’t always pan out. Let’s see if Farrell can get all the parts to mesh. Grade: B