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Who Owned The All Star Game July 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Alex Bregman homered to lead off the 10th inning and put the American League up for good in their 8-6 victory over the National League. He receives a full WOB.

Blake Treinen threw a 1-2-3 inning in the middle of a slugfest. That in itself was an accomplishment during the American League’s 8-6 win over the National League. He receives a full WOB.

Scooter Gennett hit a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it into extra innings. The NL would eventually fall in 10 innings, 8-6. He receives a Half WOB.

Aaron Nola struck out a pair and did not allow a run in his inning of work as the National League fell short to the American League, 8-6 in 10 innings.

They all owned the All Star Game on July 17, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 14, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Xander Bogaerts collected 2 hits, the second being a walk off grand slam in the 10th inning to spark the Red Sox 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Jordan Luplow homered twice as the Pirates completed a double header sweep against Milwaukee by taking the second game, 6-2.

Danny Duffy tossed 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 White Sox en route to a 5-0 Royals win.

Zack Greinke pitched into the 8th, not allowing a run over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 7 as the Diamondbacks blanked Atlanta, 3-0.

They all owned baseball on July 14, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 9, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Aaron Nola allowed 1 hit and no runs over 7 brilliant innings, striking out 10 Mets. He also broke up the no hitter with a 3 run double that gave the Phillies all of their runs in the 3-1 final.

José Berríos threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run, no walks and struck out 8 Royals to give the Twins a 3-1 victory.

Scott Schebler went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Reds beat Cleveland, 7-5.

Stephen Piscotty broke up a scoreless tie with a homer and later drove in the only other run in the game with an RBI single as the A’s blanked the Astros, 2-0.

They all owned baseball on July 9, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 28, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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DJ LeMahieu reached base 4 times including a go ahead homer in the 9th inning, giving the Rockies a 9-8 victory in San Francisco.

Nelson Cruz got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 to push the red hot Mariners to a 4-2 win against Baltimore.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 5 hits and 1 run, striking out 8 Nationals to lead the Phillies past Washington, 4-3.

Lance McCullers Jr. threw 7 scoreless innings, striking out 7 as the the Astros blanked the Rays, 1-0.

 

They all owned baseball on June 28, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 31, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Yairo Munoz drove in 5 runs including a dramatic come from behind walk off 3 run homer in the 9th that gave the Cardinals a 10-8 win over Pittsburgh.

Francisco Lindor went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI as the Indians held on against Minnesota, 9-8.

Aaron Nola held the Dodgers to 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings, earning the 2-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Daniel Mengden pitched into the 9th, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs over 8 plus innings as the A’s topped the Rays, 7-3.

They all owned baseball on May 31, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 26, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Mike Trout had the best offensive night of his career, which is saying something. He went 5 for 5 with 3 doubles, a homer and 4 RBI to lead the Angels past the Yankees, 11-4.

Scooter Gennett also collected 5 hits, including a homer, as the Reds held on to take a 6-5 thriller in Colorado.

Daniel Mengden threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 5 Diamondbacks in the A’s 3-0 final.

Aaron Nola took a no hitter into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 10 Blue Jays. He did not get the decision but set up the Phillies’ 2-1 win.

They all owned baseball on May 26, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Interesting Times in Philadelphia – February 5, 2018

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The Eagles won the Super Bowl. That is good news for Philadelphia fans but even better news for the Phillies. With a little pressure taken off of them, they can rebuild in 2018 and be big time spenders when an historic free agent class becomes available next winter.

Feeling some brotherly love in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball September 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Aaron Judge hit homers number 49 and 50 to set an all time Major League record for rookies and led the Yankees to an 11-2 pounding of Kansas City.

Logan Forsythe reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 4 as the Dodgers thumped San Diego, 9-3.

James Shields struck out 8 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and getting the 4-2 victory for the White Sox.

Yu Darvish held the Padres to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 as the Dodgers won their 100th game, 9-3.

They all owned baseball on September 25, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 12, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Aaron Nola struck out 8 Mets in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. He earned the 3-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Mike Clevinger shutout the Rays over 7 innings of 4 hit ball, throwing 9 strikeouts and winning the 3-0 game for Cleveland.

Giancarlo Stanton got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 as the Marlins edged Colorado, 4-3.

Andrew Benintendi hit 2 homers, driving in 6 and put the Red Sox ahead of the Yankees for good in a 10-5 final

They all owned baseball on August 12, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 26, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Eric Hosmer collected 5 hits, including a grand slam, scored 5, drove in 6 and added a stolen base for good measure as the Royals embarrassed the Tigers, 16-2.

Chris Sale gave the Red Sox a much needed win after pitching 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 11 Mariners in the 4-0 final.

Christian Yelich reached base 5 times with a homer and 4 runs scored in the Marlins wild 22-10 slugfest with Texas.

Aaron Nola struck out 10 Astros in 6 shutout innings as the Phillies rolled, 9-0.

 

They all owned baseball on July 26, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 8, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Paul DeJong went 4 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Cardinals 4-1 win over the Mets.

Julio Teheran threw 7 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 5 Nationals as the Braves cruised to a 13-0 final.

Clint Frazier got 3 hits and drove in 4 including a walk off come from behind homer in the 9th to give the Yankees a much needed 5-3 victory over Milwaukee.

Alex Cobb held the Red Sox scoreless over 7 2/3 innings, allowing only 2 hits and earning the 1-0 decision for Tampa Bay.

They all owned baseball on July 8, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball June 22, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Addison Russell went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI as the Cubs pounded Miami 11-1.

Carlos Gomez homered twice, added another hit and drove in an eye popping 5 runs to give the Rangers an 11-4 victory over Toronto.

Aaron Nola went 7 1/3 innings, striking out 8 Cardinals allowing 1 run and earning the 5-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Jose Quintana pitched shutout ball into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless frames and striking out 9 Twins as the White Sox rolled, 9-0.

They all owned baseball on June 22, 2017

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Philadelphia Phillies Optimistic About Heading To Spring Training In 2017

By Dan Wanser

Philadelphia held a massive consecutive sellout streak from the time CBP was in its first year until the latter parts of their team starting to decline in 2012.   In 2015, the franchise finished 14th out of 15 clubs at the turnstiles with just 1.8 Million fans.  This was the second straight year of a huge decline.  For those reasons it is okay to slowly build this team up with salary.

Philadelphia held a massive consecutive sellout streak from the time CBP was in its first year until the latter parts of their team starting to decline in 2012. In 2015, the franchise finished 14th out of 15 clubs at the turnstiles with just 1.8 Million fans. This was the second straight year of a huge decline. For those reasons it is okay to slowly build this team up with salary.  Philadelphia even dipped below the $100 MIL barrier in 2016 for payroll, and managed to bump attendance up to 1.95 MIL fans.  With a projected payroll of $104.0 based on recent additions of Clay Buchholz and Howie Kendrick, the club will look to be a little more competitive in 2017, and rise that attendance beyond 2 MIL again.

The Philadelphia Phillies used to be a force to be reckoned with. “The team to beat” started their historic stretch in 2007, ripping off five straight National League East Division titles which included two trips to the World Series and a championship in 2008.

Players like Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard paved the way to the first championship team since 1980, but that all began to spiral out of control when Howard tore his achilles tendon during the final out of the 2011 NLDS.

Since then, the Phillies have not broken the .500 mark and the players that led the parade down Broad Street have moved on to other teams or left the game for good; the 2017 team is not the team of old. Read the rest of this entry

2017 Baseball’s Breakout Players at Each Position

C- J.T. Realmuto (Miami Marlins): Realmuto had a great year in 2016, but I expect him to maintain, if not improve in 2017. At only 25 years old, Realmuto has plenty of room for growth, but he is moving in the right direction. He has a rare combination of on base potential, speed, and power at the catching position. While I am a little worried about his .357 BABIP in 2016, his 8.8% HR/FB ratio tells me he could really tap into his power potential moving forward. There are plenty of decent offensive players in the Marlins lineup in 2017, so Realmuto should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs or score himself. While he isn’t the most exciting breakout player, the catching position is a tough position to get excited about except for the top 3-5 players.

Projection: .290 BA, .340 OBP, 15 home runs, 65 runs, 65 RBIs, 13 stolen bases

Other Potential Breakout: Tom Murphy

 

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

Who Owned Baseball June 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Kris Bryant went 5 for 5 with 3 homers, driving in 6 and scoring 4 to lead the Cubs in a wild 11-8 slugfest in Cincinnati.

Jon Gray struck out 8 Blue Jays over 7 innings, walking none and worked around a pair of homers to get the 9-5 victory for Colorado.

Nick Franklin singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 runs as the Rays snapped their losing streak, 13-7 over Boston.

Danny Duffy pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and struck out 8 Cardinals batters to earn the 6-2 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 26, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Tyler Duffey did not allow a hit until the 6th and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run as the Twins clobbered the Yankees, 7-1.

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs and allowed just 4 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 decision for the red hot Marlins.

Lonnie Chisenhall collected 9 total bases with his 4 hits, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Indians continued to roll, 9-3, in Detroit.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, including a homer and a pair of runs scored in the Braves 5-2 victory over the Mets.

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings – 5/14/16

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

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Saturday could be a very rough day for pitchers, which is why I’m spending more money on hitters.

Out of the 15 games on the slate, 11 games are being played at a stadium that has at least a 10 MPH wind blowing towards the outfield.

Weather can play a huge role in daily fantasy, which is why the intense winds on Saturday could really shake up some of the potential pitching match-ups.

P – Aaron Nola (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $9,500

P – Ervin Santana (vs. Cleveland Indians): $7,000

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 4, 2016

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Would anyone be stunned if we found out Pablo Sandoval‘s shoulder surgery was faked to get him off the roster for the year? Meanwhile the Phillies are off to a fast start and have hope for 2017 and beyond.

It is an “Ow My Arm!” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Justin Smoak, Chris Carter, Jose Quintana, Matt Wisler, Danny Santana, Wilson Ramos and Michael Wacha all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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MLB Fantasy Daily (DFS) Picks For DraftKings – 5/3/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

2nd Lineup (Look to hit on the Astros again tonight @ Minute Maid Park)

Last night was burned by Dallas Keuchel not pulling his weight on the mound.  I am laying off Collin McHugh tonight, as I feel there is to be lots of runs scored against the Twins – with Alex Meyer on the bump, and McHugh toting an over 6 ERA.

I also am feeling the Nationals breaking out the lumber versus Chris Young, and in particular Bryce Harper, who has had a slower 7 day stretch after a torrid pace the 1st 3 weeks.

I am still going to use the Buster Posey, Hunter Pence tandem versus Jon Moscot.

In order to field a huge amount of firepower, that comes with a Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer stack versus Meyer, I used bargain bids of the night in Matt Carpenter ($3900) and Brandon Moss ($2700) against 2nd year man Aaron Nola. Read the rest of this entry

MLB Fantasy Baseball Two – Start Pitchers Week Five Rankings: 5/2 – 5/8

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

Below you can find the two start pitchers for week five (5/2-5/8) and their match-ups. If you have any questions or comments about this article or fantasy baseball, please Tweet me.  If you enjoyed this post, please follow my blog for more updates!

  1. Matt Harvey (vs. ATL/ @ SD)
  2. Dallas Keuchel (vs. MIN/ vs. SEA)
  3. Jake Arrieta (@ PIT/ vs. WAS)
  4. Johnny Cueto (@ CIN/ vs. COL)
  5. Gerrit Cole (vs. CHC/ @ STL)

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Who Owned Baseball April 28, 2016 (Daily MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Manny Machado reached base three times and launched a grand slam, driving in 5 altogether, to lead Baltimore past the White Sox, 10-2.

Mychal Givens came out of the bullpen and got a key bases loaded strikeout to wiggle out of a jam. He would record an inning and a third of shutout ball, striking out 2 and earning the 10-2 decision for the Orioles over the White Sox.

Nick Markakis went 4 for 5, driving in 3 and led the Braves to a rare win, 5-3, in Boston.

Aaron Nola threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts. He did not get the decision but set up Philadelphia’s 3-0 win in Washington.

They all owned baseball on April 28, 2016.

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MLB DFS Fantasy Draft Picks For DraftKings – 4/28/16: 2nd Lineup (Coors Field Factor)

Coors Field is a beautiful ballpark and often ranked in the top 10 amongst extreme ballpark chasers. The park even has $4 Rockpile tickets.

Coors Field is a beautiful ballpark and often ranked in the top 10 among extreme ballpark chasers. The park even has $4 Rockpile tickets.  It is also a haven for DFS wagering.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

We are going to run a daily feature of a 2nd lineup every time there is a game played at Coors Field.  Lets face it, whatever you did yesterday would not have mattered much unless you had Andrew McCutchen in your roster.

This park continues to serve up fantasy points galore.

So with loading all of the players for stacks between the Rockies and Pirates Thursday (Juan Nicasio @ Tyler Chatwood) I left off the Catchers as who knows who will play on a matinee game on getaway day.

I found a couple of gems in order to save some cash to Start Jake Arrieta as well.

The 1st player is A.J. Pierzynski – who holds a 400 BA lifetime versus Clay Buchholz, and will most likely start.

Has anyone been following this Brandon Drury kid out of Arizona?  He can play 2B/3B and OF – and has a 3 Slash so far of .298/.317/.526 – and is perfectly priced at $2200.

Then I used Tyler Wilson at home for the Orioles ($4800) against the White Sox.  Chicago just swept the Jays and should be due for a letdown .  Baltimore is 7 – 1 at home thus far on the season.  Wilson actually won his last start versus the Royals in KC.

Since I only spent a total of $10.200 on those guys. it left me $39800 for the remaining 7 players.  Bang, Now I can afford Arrieta, and roster 4 Rockies and 2 Pirates in my Coors Field mandatory lineup

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MLB DFS Picks For FanDuel 4/28/16

Bryce Harper had dialed long distance 2 times in 7 career AB versus Phillies Starter Aaron Nola, whom he will face Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park.  It has been a slow week for the Nats offense - and I believe they are due to break out for some runs tomorrow.

Bryce Harper had dialed long distance 2 times in 7 career AB versus Phillies Starter Aaron Nola, whom he will face Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park. It has been a slow week for the Nats offense – and I believe they are due to break out for some runs tomorrow.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

While I love Jake Arrieta throwing versus the Brewers on Thursday, I will reserve to play him on Draft Kings, as I would rather roster a bunch of hitters instead.

The options came down to either use Tanner Roark or Clay Buchholz, and it came down to price.  Buchholz has not thrown well this year and costs $900.  He also pitches at Fenway Thursday.

Roark was nails in his last start on Saturday, doling out 15 K’s at home versus the Braves.  Since I stacked on on 3 of the hitters being Nats, it is a nice chance to rake in some points.

In order to secure Bryce Harper,  I am using A.J. Pierzynski in the Boston vs ATL game.  He is a solid veteran. – and holds a .400 BA in 15 AB versus the Red Sox veteran.

I almost won a bunch of dough with this exact same lineup Wednesday, as I had David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts – with pitcher Steven Wright.  They all combined for about 120 PTS.

My Nats lineup of guys didn’t fare as well and cost me.  I will play it again and just slightly tweak it.  I can’t see the Phillies continue to win series like this.

 has 5 hits in 7 AB versus Aaron Nola so far, with 2 jacks.  Anthony Rendon also has done yard work in limited duty, with 3 hits – including his HR in 8 AB.  Daniel Murphy is 2 – 5 against Nola. Read the rest of this entry

Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings 4/22/16

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

P – Aaron Nola (vs. Milwaukee Brewers) $8,300. Rather than picking an elite pitcher and a low/mid tier guy (which I typically do), I’m sticking with two very solid mid-tier options.

Aaron Nola has been very impressive this year despite his high ERA. In 19 innings pitched, he has 23 strikeouts, a 5.68 ERA, but he owns a 3.14 FIP. His low FIP shows that his ERA is very inflated and shouldn’t reflect his performance early in the season.

He has a great strikeout rate and he is facing a very weak Milwaukee Brewers offense.

The Brewers have the 5th most strikeouts in Major League Baseball, so there is a great chance Nola will capitalize on the swing and misses of the Brewers on Friday.

P – Aaron Sanchez (vs. Oakland A’s): $7,200. Sanchez has started 2016 on a very impressive hot streak. In 20 innings pitched, he has a  1.35 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and 7 walks.

His walk rate could hurt you a little bit, but at this price, I think he is worth it. He is facing the 25th worst offense in baseball on Friday.

While the Oakland A’s don’t strikeout much (113 strikeouts, which is 11th best in the MLB), they do struggle to take a walk (only 37 walks, which ranks as the 5th worst rate in the MLB).

Since Sanchez’s kryptonite has been his walk rate in his career, this statistic could work to his favor on Friday. If he can limit the walks, he could be a very solid daily fantasy option.

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Who Owned Baseball April 6, 2016 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Kenta Maeda threw six shutout innings in his major league debut, striking out 4 and walking none. He added a home run as well and took complete credit for the Dodgers 7-0 blanking of the Padres.

DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored in the Rockies 4-3 victory in Arizona.

Sonny Gray pitched 7 strong innings, allowing just 1 run and 3 hits and earned the first A’s win of the year over the White sox, 2-1.

Steven Souza Jr., went 4 for 4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI in Tampa Bay’s 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

They all owned baseball on April 6, 2016.

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The Future Of The Philadelphia Phillies Could Be Bright

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them.  A promising second half to the year - coupled with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years.

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them. A promising second half to the year – coupled with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years.

Trey Rose (Featured Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

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The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had a winning season since 2011. While it has been a tough stretch of seasons for the team and their fans, they are in the midst of a rebuild that could bring the organization great success in the near future.

I would expect the Phillies to start competing around 2018-2019 seasons. In this article, I will highlight some of the Phillies prospects and players that will be instrumental to the success of the Phillies.

These players will include: Maikel FrancoAaron NolaVincent VelazquezJ.P. CrawfordMark AppelJake Thompson, and Nick Williams.

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How To Stop Tanking Maneuvers In Order To ‘Rebuild’ MLB Teams

In the last year of the current CBA there may be a change to the new agreement that would stop teams from intentionally losing under the "integrity of competitiveness" clause. Teams such as Houston and Chicago have laid the template down, and now other teams are following suit.

In the last year of the current ‘CBA’ there may be a change to the new agreement that would stop teams from intentionally losing under the “integrity of competitiveness” clause. Teams such as Houston and the Chicago  Cubs have laid the template down, and now other teams are following suit like the Phillies, Braves, Reds, Padres, Rockies and Brewers.

Jordan Gluck (Part Owner/Featured Writer): 

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How to stop Tanking?

Spearheaded by Jeff Luhnow – the complete ‘tank philosophy’ has taken off across sports which is a terrible thing for competitive balance.

Teams in other leagues such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Cubs, Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Timberwolves and Indianapolis Colts have had completely terrible teams with the goal of landing the top selection in that draft(s).

Tanking has become much more widespread and is EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. The problem is losing this badly leads to teams being terrible likely for long periods of time so they can be at the top of the draft and have a chance at elite players.

The differences in tanking differ by league though, in basketball if you don’t have the elite talent then you will never win and that talent is found almost always at the top of the draft.

In football you need a quarterback to be a super bowl contender and tanking will likely be just for the quarterback as the Colts did for Andrew Luck.

Hockey (like baseball) requires depth but top line players carry a huge premium and are available at the top of the draft and you defiantly need at least a few to be Stanley Cup contenders. Read the rest of this entry

Philadelphia Phillies State Of The Union For 2016

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them. A promising second half to the year - coupled with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years. The management finally started the rebuild halfway through the year - and the financial flexibility in going forward should really be shaped up in a few more years. Philadelphia has $110 MIL in approximate Team Salary already committed for next year. I would keep the course and build through the Draft. Spending money on any premiere Free Agents is a little premature right now. In addition, the club could really trade away anything not nailed down.

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them. A promising second half to the year – coupled with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years. The management finally started the rebuild halfway through the year, have continued it so far this winter – and the financial flexibility in going forward should really be shaped up in a few more seasons.   It may be a tough campaign in 2016 for the win loss column, however the team has a lot of young players to watch and be excited about.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead  Analyst) 

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I was lucky enough to watch a record 224 MLB Games live last year – spread across all 30 MLB parks in every day of the campaign last season.

Unfortunately I saw the most home games (33 Games) in Philadelphia with my brother living close by.  There is nothing wrong with Citizens Ball Park, it was the team that was tough to watch.

When you have Jeff Francouer as your #4 hitter for half of the year, there is something wrong with that. I love the guy, and Frenchy had a decent year, it just said a lot about the depth of the Roster in 2015.

At the end of the year Philadelphia’s management started to trade away Veterans from the glory days of the World Series, and you can start to see the healing begin.

The dealing continued with Ken Giles sent to Texas for a bunch of stud arms coming back. Now the Phillies are looking forward to a bunch of young talent coming to the big leagues in the next few seasons.

The old guard is still there with Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz holding down the Starting First Base and Catcher respectively.  Howard is an average offensive threat only now that makes $25 MIL. Read the rest of this entry

Philadelphia Phillies Payroll In 2016 + Contracts Going Forward

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them. A promising second half to the season - couple with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years. The management finally started the rebuild halfway through the year - and the financial flexibility in going forward should really be shaped up in a few more years. Philadelphia has $110 MIL in approximate Team Salary already committed for next year. I would keep the course and build through the Draft. Spending money on any premiere Free Agents is a little premature right now. In addition, the club could really trade away anything not nailed down.

The Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011 after putting forth a decade straight of them. A promising second half to the season – couple with full seasons by Aaron Nola and Maikel Franco could have them inch closer back to achieving that mark in the next few years. The management finally started the rebuild halfway through the year – and the financial flexibility in going forward should really be shaped up in a few more years. Philadelphia has $110 MIL in approximate Team Salary already committed for next year. I would keep the course and build through the Draft. Spending money on any premiere Free Agents is a little premature right now. In addition, the club could really trade away anything not nailed down for 2017.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer) 

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The Philadelphia should have a payroll of near $110 MIL after Arbitration dollars are handed out next year.  Of that money, Ryan Howard and 3 players (Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Chase Utley) rake in $49 MIL of the salary on players that no longer play on the club, or in Howard’s case – are very unproductive.

I love the deals the franchise has made since the Trade Deadline – and even loved some of the Veterans they have picked up for the coming year like Charlie Morton and Jeremy Hellickson.

Between the half a dozen Starters or so they have acquired through trades, and their nice young Starter in Aaron Nola, they now have a promising future in the Rotation.

Mark Appel was also acquired in the Ken Giles trade.  This is a #1 overall pick who may just need some more seasoning in the Minors.

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