Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

Odds To Win The 2017 MLB Home Run Crown

Manny Machado joins his teammates back in the lineup at home on Friday, where they mash everyone at Camden Yards, and in particular have great power numbers against LHP Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays.. A great stacking option, and the O's are part of 4 So for four years in a row a Baltimore Orioles players has led the overall MLB in Homers. This year could be the 5th straight year if Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo or Manny Machado lead the league in homers. These 3 O's player cracked a combined 122 big flies in 2016. Trumbo clubbed 47 to lead all of the Majors. I had boldly said last year that Baltimore may challenge the ALL - time HR Record of 264 in a season held by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. The same could be said this year.

 So for four years in a row a Baltimore Orioles players has led the overall MLB in Homers. This year could be the 5th straight year if Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo or Manny Machado lead the league in homers. These 3 O’s player cracked a combined 122 big flies in 2016. Trumbo clubbed 47 to lead all of the Majors. I had boldly said last year that Baltimore may challenge the ALL – time HR Record of 264 in a season held by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. The same could be said this year.

On the top of the odds board is Giancarlo Stanton yet again.  The 2016 MLB ALL Star Game HR Derby Champ, amassed 27 HRs in 413 AB during 2016, but that was way down from 27 HRs in 279 AB during 2015.

The problem with Stanton is he always suffers and injury during a season.  He did lead the NL in 2014 with 37 HRs in his only full year in the last 5 seasons.  I may have eve picked him if he was not the favorite.  I will take a pass on him this year.

The 1st good odd that stands out to me is Nolan Arenado at +1500.  The Rockies premiere player has led the NL in HRs for the last 2 campaigns, smacking 42 HRs and 41 HRs respectively. 

It is not foreign to think he could approach 50 with this his Age 26 year forthcoming.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 5, 2017

img_8848For this week’s Sunday Request, I am going to answer multiple Tweets.

Yes, I could have just focused on the positive. But sometimes you need to shine the light on the negative.

And seeing the cavalier and dismissive attitude we see towards domestic violence, especially by the coverage of Aroldis Chapman, the shrugs by Hal Steinbrenner and the covering up by the NFL shows that too many people are on the wrong side of history.

That and a few Super Bowl Sunday thoughts and admiring those practicing softball in February on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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