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Category Archives: MLB Podcast Network

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Merits of a Four Pitcher Limit – June 21, 2018

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A proposal floated around baseball that would limit a manager to using four pitchers for a 9 inning game. At first I felt like it was a foolish suggestion.

But after some reflection, I think it has some merit.

Letting the pitchers pitch in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball June 18, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Brandon Nimmo led off the game with an inside the park homer, added a standard homer and 2 singles, driving in 4 to help the Mets rock Colorado, 12-2.

Trevor Williams allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings as the Pirates blanked Milwaukee, 1-0.

Shin-Soo Choo homered to lead off the game and got on base 5 times during the game as Texas doubled up Kansas City, 6-3.

Trevor Bauer held the White Sox scoreless over his 7 innings, striking out 8 and earned the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

They all owned baseball on June 18, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Mets and Angels should make a deal – June 13, 2018

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The Mets need to make trades before their assets get hurt. The Angels need to make a splash to make up for the loss of Ohtani and to not waste yet another brilliant Mike Trout season.

They need to talk together and make it work.

Recorded at Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College.

Talking deals on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I stand by my Astros and Nationals picks – June 10, 2018

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We are in mid June. Despite some of the wildly unpredictable records all around baseball, my preseason pennant picks of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros still look pretty good.

Looking into the future on a cloudy day in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Relief for DC and the Mets probably won’t rebuild – June 8, 2018

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The Capitals winning the Stanley Cup tonight has removed regional angst for Washington fans, including Nats fans. But the Nationals still have their specific battles to win.

Plus the Mets need to make a big move now to kickstart the rebuild process.

Taking care of business in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball June 7, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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José Berríos threw a complete game victory, striking out 10 White Sox while earning the 7-2 decision for Minnesota.

Miles Mikolas allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 5 Marlins and allowing 3 hits in the Cardinals 4-1 win.

Eddie Rosario doubled and homered, driving in 3, in the Twins 7-2 victory over the White Sox.

Joc Pederson homered twice and added another hit to help the Dodgers hang on against the Pirates, 8-7.

They all owned baseball on June 7, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Nationals and Compounding Anguish – June 1, 2018

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I got a request from my friend Laura, host of the Resting Pitch Face Podcast.

Sorry Laura, I have to. It is part of their identity. And the compounding of anguish that the Nationals and their fans feel is real.

The narrative can only break with victory. And there is precedent to show that to be true.

Relieving pain in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Checking at the 1/3 Mark and Believing in the Brewers – May 30, 2018

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Roughly 1/3 of the season is in the books. Some contenders that we are expecting are doing well. Some bad teams we are expecting to stink are doing just that.

But the Brewers have the best record in the NL and the biggest lead. Could this be a defining year for the franchise.

Taking advantage of a window of opportunity in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dodgers need to learn from the Orioles mistakes – May 27, 2018

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The Orioles blew a big chance to kick start a rebuilding process by holding onto Zach Britton for too long. The Dodgers need to learn from that mistake if their season does not turn around soon.

Pulling the trigger before it is too late in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Making Sense of the Hanley DFA and Modern Free Agency – May 26, 2018

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Shockingly, Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment yesterday. But when you take two steps back, not only does it make sense for the Red Sox but it also reflects on why last year’s free agency market unfolded the way it did.

Reading the market in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – What to do with the Diamondbacks – May 24, 2018

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The Diamondbacks got off to an amazing start and then went into a free fall.

Now they are mediocre and need to do something to rise above it.

Talking snakes in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Smart Moves In Pittsburgh So Far – May 18, 2018

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The Pirates considered 2018 to be a rebuilding year. So naturally they are approaching the 1/3 mark of the season in first place. Now they are bringing up one of their top prospects in a year that could be one to remember.

Raising the Jolly Rancher in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Why I’ve stopped following the Red Sox this year – May 17, 2018

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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out.

They are the great sports passion of my life.

But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach.

I took the Cubs and Yankees to task for signing Aroldis Chapman and the Mets for signing Jose Reyes.

Could I take a similar stance for my beloved Red Sox?

It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad.

Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence.

Something is wrong there and I do not need to support it. I will be watching a LOT of baseball… just not the Red Sox until Wright is gone.

Doing what is right in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Birthday Episode – Locked down AL and Free For All NL – May 14, 2018

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On my birthday, I looked at how different 2018 is shaping up compared to 2017. Last year a handful of NL teams contended while the AL was wide open. This year, it is the National League that looks like a free for all while the American League is top heavy.

Plus I gave my thoughts on legalized sports gambling, which weren’t many thoughts.

Blowing out candles in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees and Red Sox Sprint While the Astros Run A Marathon – May 10, 2018

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The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.

Concentrating on the big picture in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Going to a Nashville Sounds Game and Seeing a Fight – May 5, 2018

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I attended my first baseball game of the year and saw the Nashville Sounds top the Memphis Red Birds. I enjoyed the minor league setting but also witnessed a fight taking place in an unusual setting.

Out to the ballgame in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Watching a No Hitter while in Nashville – May 4, 2018

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I watched the end of a combined no hitter while sitting in my hotel room in Nashville, Tennessee.

While waiting for the game to end, I pondered what would have happened if MLB had expanded into Nashville. I also tip my cap to Albert Pujols and his 3,000th hit.

Loving life in Music City in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dropping Yawkey Way and Hank Aaron as a Boston Sports Hero – April 26, 2018

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Yawkey Way’s name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing.

Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.

Honoring only those who deserve it in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Angels flunked one test and are facing another – April 23, 2018

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The Angels got clobbered at home by the Red Sox and dropped two more to San Francisco, derailing their momentum. If they want to make a play for the AL West, they need to play the Astros well, head to head. The Angels and Astros series starts tonight.

Seeing the whole season as a series if tests in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Reds Managers and Yankee Pitching – April 19, 2018

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Giancarlo Stanton will get his hits. Don’t worry about him. Yankee fans should be concerned about their pitching depth for this season.

Meanwhile the Reds were right to fire Bryan Price but they should have done it nearly 2 years ago.

Better late than never in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball April 13, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Todd Frazier smacked a pair of homers, added a hit and a walk, and helped push the Mets to yet another win, 6-5 over the Brewers.

Aaron Hicks homered twice, one being an inside the park variety, and reached base 2 more times as the Yankees held on in Detroit to an 8-6 final.

Anibal Sanchez threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Cubs enrote to a 4-0 decision for the Braves.

Gerrit Cole struck out 14 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and setting up the Astros 3-2 victory.

They all owned baseball on April 13, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I Sing About Baseball Brawls – April, 12, 2018

I have talked so many times about my dislike of beanball wars I decided to take a new tactic. Today, I SANG about it.

I recorded before and after the Red Sox – Yankees game to show how the narrative regarding fights is always retroactively written.

Carrying a tune in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball April 10, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB Standings

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Mookie Betts got on base 5 times, doubling twice, scoring 5 runs and crushing a grand slam as the Red Sox humiliated the Yankees, 14-1.

Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice as the red hot Mets rallied in the 9th to top Miami, 8-6.

Aaron Sanchez took a no hitter into the 8th, finishing with 3 hits, 1 run to lead the Blue Jays past the Orioles, 2-1.

Stephen Strasburg tossed 8 innings of 3 hits shutout ball, striking out 8 Braves and earning the 4-1 decision for Washington.

They all owned baseball on April 10, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry is New and Different – April 10, 2018

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The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is renewed and we have never seen them quite like this. Both teams have won recently. Both teams have new casts. And NEITHER team is favored to win the AL Pennant!

Wanting to see the games start on in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast: It is never the wrong time to win 7 straight games – April 7, 2018

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Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week’s worth of games in a row.

Coming out of the gate strong in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball April 4, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB Standings

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Shohei Ohtani got a pair of hits including a 2 run shot off of Cleveland ace Kluber that helped set up the Angels 3-2 walk off victory in the 13th.

Sean Manaea threw 8 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 4 Rangers to earn the 6-2 decision for the A’s.

Brandon Belt reached base 4 times and clobbered a homer, driving in 2 as the Giants took the 10-1 laugher over the Mariners.

Carlos Martinez took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 scoreless frames, striking out 10 Brewers for the 6-0 St. Louis win.

They all owned baseball on April 4, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Flash Gordon, the crazy Pirates/Tigers game and Ties – March 31, 2018

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The crazy 13 inning looney fest Pittsburgh Detroit opener today reminded me of Flash Gordon for a lot of good and bad reasons.

Plus it made me realize I was dead right about ties in baseball.

DIIIIIVVVVVVVE into this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Ichiro, Musberger and Parrots with my Wife – March 30, 2018

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My wife joined me to watch the Mariners and Indians game…and we discussed parrots, one flap down home run trots, the sexiness of Ichiro, the concept of ugly sexy and the worst calls of Brent Musberger.

Doing the hard hitting analysis on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Opening Day and Official Picks – March 29, 2018

From Homer Field and Willie Mays Ballpark in Atherton, California, I welcome in opening day 2018 and make my official and inevitably awful predictions.

Making my picks with a video podcast on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Predictions for the 2018 season

Official Pick AL EAST New York Yankees
Official Pick AL CENTRAL Cleveland Indians
Official Pick AL WEST Houston Astros
Official Picks AL WILD CARD Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins

Ofiicial Pick NL EAST Washington Nationals
Official Pick NL CENTRAL Milwaukee Brewers
Official Pick NL WEST Los Angeles Dodgers
Official Picks NL WILD CARD Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs

AL MVP Pick Mike Trout
Other than Trout Carlos Correa
NL MVP Pick Joey Votto

AL Cy Young Pick Justin Verlander
NL Cy Young Pick Clayton Kershaw
Other than Kershaw or Scherzer… Strasburg

AL Rookie of the Year pick, Willie Calhoun, Rangers
NL Rookie of the Year pick – Ronald Acuna, Braves

AL Manager of the Year pick: Terry Francona, Indians
NL Manager of the Year pick: Dave Martinez, Nationals

AL Manager Fired – Scott Servais, Mariners
NL Manager Fired – Mike Matheny, Cardinals

Post Season Predictions

AL Wild Card – Red Sox over Twins
NL Wild Card – Rockies over Cubs

Division Series

Astros over Red Sox
Indians over Yankees
Nationals over Rockies
Dodgers over Brewers

LCS
Astros over Indians
Nationals over Dodgers

World Series
Astros over Nationals in 6

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Andy Van Slyke and memories of the 1985 Cardinals – March 28, 2018

 

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Former All Star Centerfielder Andy Van Slyke returns to the podcast to remember his role on the dynamic 1985 National League pennant winning St. Louis Cardinals.

There is speed on the basepaths in this episode of Sully Baseball.

Check out his new podcast, View from Centerfield.

Neither winning nor losing on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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