Author Archives: Paul Francis Sullivan

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 26, 2016

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It is a Tuesday and I am answering a question from superfan @CU8SFAN (aka Cubs Fan with an 8.)

I give a defense of the defunct stat “Game Winning RBI.” Yeah it is flawed and stupid, but it had its odd merits.

It is a n “embrace the narrative” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adrian Beltre, Aaron Sanchez, Jay Bruce, Jeremy Hellickson, Javier Baez, Danny Valencia and Dallas Keuchel all owned baseball yesterdayall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 25, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Adrian Beltre got 4 hits including 2 homers. The second one was a 2 out, 2 run, come from behind walk off shot to propel the Rangers to a 7-6 final over Oakland.

Aaron Sanchez threw 7 innings with no earned runs and 7 strikeouts to earn the 4-2 decision for the Blue Jays over San Diego.

Jay Bruce slammed a pair of 2 run homers to help the Reds sink the struggling Giants, 7-5.

Jeremy Hellickson threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but set up the Phillies 4-0 blanking of the Marlins.

They All Owned Baseball on July 25, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 25, 2016

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Robin Ventura has been White Sox manager longer than many Presidents have been in office. Yet despite being in charge of a losing team coming apart at the seams, he is still employed.

Meanwhile I am not happy with the Cubs looking to deal for Aroldis Chapman because of his domestic violence past.

It is a “My Kind of Town” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jose Altuve, Jesse Hahn, Yasmany Tomas, Steven Matz, Kendrys Morales, Wilson Ramos, Jose Urena and Corey Kluber all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 24, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI to lead the surging Astros past the Angels, 13-3.

Jesse Hahn pitched scoreless ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 1 run and 5 hits. The bullpen would blow his lead but the A’s would go on to defeat the Rays, 3-2.

Yasmany Tomas collected 3 hits including 2 homers as Arizona won a wild 9-8 game in Cincinnati.

Steven Matz threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Marlins and allowing just 4 hits as the Mets won, 3-0.

 

They All Owned Baseball on July 24, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 24, 2016

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

Some of us underestimated the Orioles but the real question is why do you care about the National Media?

That plus tracking the Chris Sale insanity on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Nelson Cruz, Trevor Story, Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer, Michael Saunders, Odubel Herrera and Ivan Nova all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 23, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Nelson Cruz homered twice, one being a grand slam, and drove in 7 to lead the Mariners in a 14-5 slug fest over the Blue Jays.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4, homered twice, drove in 5 and stole a base to help the Rockies top Atlanta, 8-4.

Kevin Gausman threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Indians and earned the 5-2 victory for Baltimore.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Padres in 7 innings, walking none and allowing just 2 runs. He did not get a decision but Washington walked off 3-2 winners.

They All Owned Baseball on July 23, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 23, 2016

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The Indians of the 1990’s never could win it all and desperately needed an ace. They ALMOST traded for Pedro Martinez. He could have worked.

It is a “You had your chance” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Matt Kemp, Zach Eflin, Manny Machado, Kyle Gibson, Brandon McCarthy, Christian Yelich, Jose Abreu and Jake Odorizzi all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 22, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Matt Kemp homered twice, driving in 4 to lead San Diego past Washington, 5-3.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, blanking Pittsburgh for a 4-0 Phillies win.

Manny Machado reached base 4 times, homering and driving in 2 to led Baltimore past Cleveland, 5-1.

Kyle Gibson allowed 2 hits in the first inning and no more over the next 7, shutting down Boston’s bats for 8 innings and earning the 2-1 decision for the Twins.

They All Owned Baseball on July 22, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 22, 2016

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The White Sox should wave a white flag. Meanwhile the Marlins, of all teams, could be the team we should all fear this October.

It is a “here we go again” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Steven Wright, Dustin Pedroia, Tom Koehler, Justin Turner, James Shields, Adam Eaton, Yangervis Solarte and Andrew Cashner all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 21, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Steven Wright went 8 strong, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 9 Twins as the Red Sox cruised to a 13-2 laugher.

Dustin Pedroia collected 5 hits, 2 of them doubles, scored 3 times and drove in another to lead Boston past Minnesota, 13-2.

Tom Koehler gave up 2 hits in 8 innings, and 3 runs (2 unearned) to earn the 9-3 decision for the Marlins over Philadelphia.

Justin Turner reached base 3 times, including a pair of homers and 5 RBI and was the difference in the Dodgers 6-3 win over Washington.

They All Owned Baseball on July 20, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 21, 2016

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The Red Sox won, the Giants lost and the Yankees won. My reaction to these events make me state in disbelief like a character in a Spielberg film.

It is a stare up and wonder episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Hanley Ramirez, Jedd Gyorko, Carlos Carrasco, Jeremy Hellickson, Trevor Brown, Melky Cabrera and Justin Verlander all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 20, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Hanley Ramirez homered three times, driving in 6 and sparked the Red Sox to take the 11-7 slugfest with San Francisco.

Jedd Gyorko got 3 hits including 2 homers and drove in all of the Cardinals runs as they defeated the Padres, 3-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball to give the Indians a key divisional victory over the defending champion Royals, 11-4.

Jeremy Hellickson allowed only 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 8 Marlins and earned the 4-1 decision for the Phillies.

They All Owned Baseball on July 20, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 20, 2016

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The Red Sox won and it is a rare evening that I am glad the Giants lost and the Yankees won.

It is a know your needs episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Scott Kazmir, Chase Utley, Blake Snell, Albert Pujols, Jake Arrieta, Trevor Story and Robinson Chirinos all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 19, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Scott Kazmir threw 7 innings, striking out 8 Nationals and allowed just one run to earn the 8-4 victory for the Dodgers.

Chase Utley went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Dodgers 8-4 win against the Angels.

Blake Snell struck out 9 Rockies and allowed only one hit over 6 innings as Seattle cruised to 10-1.

Albert Pujols hit a pair of 3 run homers and added another hit to lead the Angels past the Rangers, 8-5.

They All Owned Baseball on July 19, 2016.

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In Memoriam Video For all baseball family who have passed since 2015 ASG.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 19, 2016

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Terry Ryan was fired by the Twins as their GM. I look back at his near miss legacy.

It is a turning the page steps episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jarrod Dyson, Matt Boyd, Jedd Gyorko, Jose Fernandez, Rougned Odor, Adonis Garcia, Aaron Nola and Chris Sale all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 18, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Jarrod Dyson reached base 3 times and hit a critical grand slam in the Royals 7-3 defeat of the Indians.

Matt Boyd threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 and earning Detroit’s 1-0 decision over the Twins.

Jedd Gyorko reached base 4 times, homered and helped the Cardinals slug the Padres 10-2.

Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Phillies in 6 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 runs. He would not factor in the decision but helped set up the 3-2 Marlins win.

They All Owned Baseball on July 18, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 18, 2016

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A weekend of lost truck keys and nearly missed flights that all worked out made me think about the current Texas Rangers.

It is a calm down and trace your steps episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jose Altuve, Starling Marte, Cole Hamels, Jacob deGrom, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Holliday, Yordano Ventura and Zach Davies all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 17, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Jose Altuve went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI as Houston pounded Seattle, 8-1.

Starling Marte reached base 4 times, drove in all of the Pirates runs, including a dramatic 18th inning homer to give them the win in Washington, 2-1.

Cole Hamels threw 8 strong innings, allowing just an unearned run, walking none and giving up 4 hits to earn Texas’ 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

Jacob deGrom threw a 1 hit complete game shutout masterpiece, walking 1 and striking out 7 Phillies for the 5-0 Mets final.

They All Owned Baseball on July 17, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 17, 2016

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It is time for the Sunday Request.

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Sure the Giants infield is intact, but man their bullpen is looking mighty bad now.

It is a “Plug the Leaks” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Matt Shoemaker, Khris Davis, Jake Lamb, Adam Wainwright, James Shields, Brandon McCarthy, Ian Kinsler and Buster Poseyall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 16, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Matt Shoemaker threw a complete game 6 hit shutout, striking out 13 White Sox and gave the Angels a razor thin 1-0 victory.

Adam Wainwright went the distance, allowing 3 hits and no runs to lead St. Louis past Miami, 5-0.

Khris Davis homered twice in the A’s 5-4 victory over Toronto.

Jake Lamb doubled twice and tripled, tying the game in the 9th and helped set up the winning rally in the 12th as Arizona topped the Dodgers 2-1.

They All Owned Baseball on July 16, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 16, 2016

StarBucksWhile at the airport so early that Starbucks was not even open, I talked about the Yankees need to rebuild. Also I showed how the Nationals could turn negative memories into a positive narrative.

It is a flip the script episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Stephen Strasburg, Chris Taylor, Hector Santiago, Stephen Vogt, Tommy Pham, Chris Archer and Brian Dozier all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 15, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg improved to 13-0 with an 8 inning, 1 run, 3 hit performance to lead Washington past Pittsburgh 5-1.

Chris Taylor went 3 for 5 with a homer and 6 RBI as the Dodgers took a 13-7 slugfest in Arizona.

Hector Santiago threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and struck out 7 White Sox in the 7-0 Angels win.

Stephen Vogt got 3 hits including a homer as the A’s hung on against Toronto, 8-7.

They All Owned Baseball on July 15, 2016.


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 15, 2016

 

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It is a behind the scenes episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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IN MEMORIAM 2016 – The new video from Paul Francis Sullivan (@sullybaseball)

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 14, 2016

 

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Lots of teams need pitching.

Not a lot of great pitchers are available.

Zack Greinke is a great pitcher.

The Diamondbacks are going nowhere.

By the time they are contenders, Zack Greinke will probably no longer an ace and his contract will be an unbelievable burden on the Diamondbacks.

See where I am taking this? Time to shop Greinke while his injuries are minor.

It is a SELL HIGH episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 13, 2016

 

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I have thoughts on the All Star Game. Pitchers are not facing enough batters. Players are being lifted too quickly. And I still don’t understand why the American League was the home team in San Diego.

Plus I realize that being fair is irrelevant in baseball.

It is a START THE SECOND HALF ALREADY episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Eric Hosmer, Will Harris, Daniel Murphy and Kenley Jansen both added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 12, 2016 – All Star Game Edition (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Eric Hosmer hit a solo homer and an RBI single to propel the American League to a 4-2 victory in the All Star Game.

Will Harris got a key strikeout with the bases loaded to preserve the American League’s 4-2 advantage in the All Star Game.

They Both Owned The 2016 All Star Game.

And earning 1/2 WOBs are:

Daniel Murphy got a pair of hits and made a key defensive play in the National League’s 4-2 loss in the All Star Game.

Kenley Jansen struck out the only batter he faced on 3 pitches in the National League’s 4-2 defeat in the All Star Game.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 12, 2016

 

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I have a few Home Run Derby thoughts. Then I address a question from super fan Cubs Fan with an 8 about Bryce Harper‘s lack of a cute and cuddly nature.

It is a brown and yellow uniform episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Giancarlo Stanton and Todd Frazier both added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Who Owned Baseball July 11, 2016 – Home Run Derby Edition (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Giancarlo Stanton won the Home Run Derby, launching 61 in total and winning the final round, 20-13. He earned a fill WOB.

Todd Frazier finished second in the Home Run Derby with 42 homers over all. He earned 1/2 a WOB.

They Both Owned The 2016 Home Run Derby

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 11, 2016

 

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At the All Star Break, I take a look at what players are in the leading spot for awards like MVP and Cy Young.

And I references the Coen Brothers as a way to reconcile the fact that Mike Trout probably won’t win the AL MVP.

I am out of my element in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Madison Bumgarner, David Price, Jacoby Ellsbury, Christian Yelich, Steven Matz, Sean Manaea, Brett Eibner and domestic abuser Jose Reyes all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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