Sunday, we learned about the tragic deaths of Yordano Ventura and Starling Marte. These were two lives cut short and two very different careers ended in the worst way.
Meanwhile, an awful Tweet by a fan about the death of Ventura made me realize we need to do small things to make this experience of living a little better.
Paying respect on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
With the news that the Cubs brought in Wade Davis in exchange for Jorge Soler, the Cubs have effectively brought in a 9th Inning Man – who won the World Series for the Royals in 2015 as their stopper.
Davis will earn $10 MIL in 2017, and can may be extended the Qualifying Offer for 2018 in the process. With another spike potentially in the top 125 salaries (this years total was $17.2 MIL) maybe Davis would take the one year deal for 2018 after this next season.
As one of the game’s premiere Late Inning arms since the 2014 season, Davis is also a perfect replacement for the departing Aroldis Chapman.
With a team that has a World Series under its belt, they just added a Pitcher with a 4 – 0 record, with a 0.84 ERA and 0.959 WHIP in 32 Innings worth of work – spanning the 2014 and 2015 World Series trip for Kansas City. He has performed at the optimal level – under the most pressure. Read the rest of this entry
The Royals are signing their stars to long term deals, keeping the World Champs together for several more runs. This would not have been possible a few years ago.
It’s an Everything is Up To Date in Kansas City episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The Royals are running away with the AL Central. But recent history shows that is no guarantee to win a pennant.
It is a “Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Jose Bautista, Gerrit Cole, Miguel Montero, Cody Anderson, Wellington Castillo, Asdrubel Cabrera, Tyler Duffey and John Lackey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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It is early February. Why isn’t James Shields signed yet?
Plus will there be trouble in Anaheim by the end of the decade? And by trouble I mean a move!
It an episode filled with questions and very few answers on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Let’s not create fake controversies, shall we?
Alex Rodriguez paid off his cousin to not talk about steroids? Is that supposed to shock us?
And please stop any talk that Mike Jirschele should have sent Alex Gordon home with 2 outs in the 9th inning of Game 7 of the World Series. Gordon would have been out by 20 feet.
It is a manufactured controversies episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is October 31, and there can be no scarier costume to wear in Kansas City than Madison Bumgarner.
His post season was remarkable of course. Emotionally, it also mirrored what Bob Gibson did in 1968.
Recorded in front of the house from Halloween, it is the Halloween episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Game 7 of the 2014 World Series was a thriller.
Bumgarner dominated. Affeldt was terrific. Gordon nearly pulled off the comeback and the Chevy Guy might be a viral marketing prank.
Lots to talk about regarding the last game of the year on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Bumgarner and Hunter Pence had the highest WOWS total.
Bumgarner and Lorenzo Cain had the highest WOO total.
Did Madison Bumgarner get the Win or Save tonight? Oh it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that he dominated like no pitcher I have ever seen in my life. 1 run in 21 World Series innings? Being the pitcher to clinch the World Series?
It was a World Series for the ages.
Hunter Pence hit the homer in the top of the first in Game 1 that set the tone of the World Series. He would hit ,429 with a homer and 5 RBI. He got 2 more hits in the Game 7 finale and scored a run.
They were the pitcher and the hitter who owned the 2014 World Series.
Kelvin Herrera with his stellar relief work for the Royals earned 1 1/2 WOWs as well.
Each winning team for every World Series game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns the World Series.)
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOWS to a worthy player on the losing team.
For a full explanation, click HERE
Well, Game 6 was a bust.
The Royals blew out the Giants early and handily.
Now it is all on the line tonight. The last game of the season. Game 7. Who will be associated with this game and the year forever more?
It is the end of the baseball season forecasted on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Tonight is Game 6 of the World Series.
Those words can bring up so many different memories. Who will be the Reggie Jackson, Carlton Fisk, Don Denkinger, Bill Buckner, Kirby Puckett, Joe Carter, Tom Glavine, Josh Beckett, David Freese or Nelson Cruz of the night?
Meanwhile I all but beg Joe Maddon to take over the Dodgers.
It could be a memorable night that is previewed on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Madison Bumgarner pitched another thrilling game that added to his growing post season legend.
But sadly we will never get to see Oscar Tavares blossom into the star he could have become.
It was a conflicted and strange night of baseball for today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford and James Shields all owned October and the World Series last night.
Last night’s game was so strange that I feel like we saw 3 different games.
It was like a Tarantino film. I am not convinced it was shown in chronological order.
It is the Game 4 of the World Series episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Pence and Salvador Perez all owned October and the World Series last night.
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Okay..It has been a trying month here at the MLB Reports..Damaged electronics, power outages, I moved (while working every single day) – and all of this in the eye of the Postseason. But we are finally 100% back, and all systems at go.
First off, I wanted to acknowledge Sully for his incredible work on his 20 minute daily podcast, and his ironman streak for a couple of different things.
Sully has done a brand new podcast every day for 732 days straight. That is incredible to say the least. We are ecstatic to have partnered with him for all but about 3 months of that time. If you don’t currently listening to it, you are missing out.
Paul Sullivan “Sully” is a walking historical book on the game of baseball, but he presents it in a way that anyone can be a fan of the game.
My girlfriend can even easily spend 20 minutes a day downloading his show on Soundcloud, because he makes it easy to follow – and entertaining.
He doesn’t beat you over the head with stats and spends a lot of time telling stories on the narrative, or just his personal views.. It is a gift to be able to translate the game to any specter of age or gender in audio fashion for 20 minutes a day.
Subscribe to The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Another thing Sully does, is watch every single game of the 2430 game regular season schedule, and all of the playoffs.
At the completion of the 2014 Postseason, he will have listed a daily MVP for the AL and NL Games for 2 years straight as well.
Much like his podcast, he posts these articles every day there was baseball the previous day of action.
You are talking about 200+ more posts per year. The guy doesn’t miss a day. That kind of devotion is and will become even more legendary as the season’s pile up.
Thank you Sully, looking forward to many more years of featuring your work on our website.
So because Paul Sullivan does these baseball posts every day, we are guaranteed at least an article of the Daily MVP, and also his podcast.
For those of you who have been lucky enough to become a follower, spread the word out there so we can make this daily show a huge paying gig for Sully one day. Read the rest of this entry
I had never been to a World Series game in my life.
Neither had my dad, a lifelong Giants fan.
We went to Game 3 of the World Series together. I tried my best to share the experience of being at the game last night
It is fathers and son episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Today is the second anniversary of the podcast.
For two straight years I have recorded 365 original podcasts a year. What drives me? The fact that baseball has never let me down nor has stopped giving me thrills.
Baseball allows me to live in the past, present and future all at once. And later tonight I will be doing a first for me: I will be attending a World Series Game
It is an anniversary celebration episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
I needed a new Giants hat for Game 3 of the World Series, which your pal Sully will be attending. So I went to the Giants dugout store and picked out a winner.
Afterwards I had some thoughts about Game 2 and maybe not using Hunter Strickland any more.
Plus, I did NOT get this ugly hat!
It is a going shopping episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Omar Infante, Kelvin Herrera and Gregor Blanco all Owned the World Series and October
Take a look at the map above. It is from an ESPN survey of baseball fans asking them which team they are rooting for. The blue states are rooting for the Royals fans. The red ones are pulling for the San Francisco Giants.
That’s pretty cut and dry who most people are rooting for.
The Giants are indeed the bad guys in the 2014 World Series. Relish it, Giants Fans.
Also, what the hell was going on with Tim Lincecum? Is there a behind the scenes rift?
It is the Game 1 of the World Series episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Every team that made the playoffs has heart
Every team that made the playoffs has desire.
Every team that made the playoffs has a sense of camaraderie.
At this point at the eve of the World Series, making predictions is futile. It is all coming down to chance.
It is a recorded in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Why do the Royals remind me of The Cosby Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
It makes sense to me.
It is a stopping and starting episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The Royals outslugged the Orioles?
The Orioles outran the Royals?
The Royals have home field advantage after winning their FOURTH extra inning post season game?
How about instead of trying to predict this post season, we just let it unfold whatever way it does. Nobody has been able to predict it yet!
I recorded today’s podcast while driving past every ballpark the Giants have called home in San Francisco.
It is going with the flow episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is safe to say that the Royals are happy to be here. Just “Here” keeps changing. Just happy to be a Wild Card team means just happy to be in the ALCS.
Think your team is building for the World Series at the trade deadline? Think again
That and more on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The Royals and A’s opened the post season with one of the wildest and craziest and for Oakland fans heartbreaking game in recent years.
Right after the game, I walked out of The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park and recorded my thoughts and emotions. Some negative but a lot more positive.
It is a “Break your heart” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.
For a full explanation, click HERE
From September 30th’s game:
Receiving 1 WOO
Eric Hosmer reached base 5 times, scoring twice including a dramatic 12th inning triple in the Royals wild come from behind 9-8 victory against Oakland.
Brandon Finnegan came out of the bullpen in extra innings and gave the Royals 2 1/3 innings, striking out 3 and allowing just 1 run. He would not get the win, but he helped set up 9-8 win against the A’s.
Receiving 1/2 WOO
Brandon Moss homered twice and set an Oakland post season record of 5 runs batted in in the A’s heart breaking 9-8 loss in Kansas City.
To view the Final Tally of Who Owned October Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOO’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN
It is the Post Season!!!! I make my picks for the playoffs.
And why should Fox want a Dodgers – A’s World Series?
All that and more on this post season kick off episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
A positively bonkers eve to the final (scheduled) regular season game leaves more questions than answers.
Tomorrow could be even crazier and realistic scenarios have as many as three additional games being played on Monday.
Things are getting odd and I’m recording a podcast in my garage.
It is a tin foil hat crazy episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
Waiting for my shuttle at the Bob Hope Burbank Airport, I reflect on a wild night of baseball.
The Diamondbacks made a move they should have done in the spring (and got revenge for 1988.)
The Royals showed us something we hadn’t seen since 1985.
And the Red Sox and Yankees do something that hasn’t happened since the creation of the Wild Card.
Planes flying over head in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
There is a possibility that Derek Jeter‘s final game at Yankee Stadium could get rained out. That is hilarious.
That and Wild Card scenarios on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.