Alex Reyes looks like he is going to have Tommy John surgery. These Tommy John surgeries are driving me crazy. Perhaps this is a case for good, clean PEDs.
Get a legal edge on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.
— Ryan Brooks (@rybrooks26) February 9, 2017
This is the stupidest idea I have heard of in a while. There are ways to improve baseball that don’t involve starting a runner on second in extra innings.
It is a “Don’t Break What Isn’t Broken” episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Mike Ilitch has passed away. He was everything a fan could want in an owner and helped make the Tigers a point of pride in a difficult time for Detroit.
Now that he is gone, what will the fortunes of the Tigers be moving forward.
It is a Motor City episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
When I first started thinking I’d like to write a book about the Milwaukee Brewers franchise moving from Seattle in 1970, I kept coming back to a simple question: Who were the original players, coaches, executives, and stadium workers? Not just their names, but who were they personally and what did they experience when the Brewers were in their infancy.
I started by looking at names and faces on the 1970 team photo card and decided to pursue interviewing as many of these guys as possible. I was fortunate last year to interview one of the original team bat boys and one of the ball boys. Both had interesting perspectives and memories of not just the players, but also County Stadium, and what it was like to work at Green Bay Packers games as well.
For this week’s Sunday Request, I am going to answer multiple Tweets.
@sullybaseball ive been listening to ur October shows and noticed that ur stance re Chapman ended up having u spend more time talking 1/2
— TheStartingBloc (@thestartingbloc) January 11, 2017
@sullybaseball about him more than any other player who did have a positive influence on the game. 2/2
— TheStartingBloc (@thestartingbloc) January 11, 2017
@sullybaseball that way you can spend more time focusing on players that positively impact the game
— TheStartingBloc (@thestartingbloc) January 11, 2017
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.
For some reason, my kids love the Star Wars prequels. But my being incredulous to liking The Phantom Menace et al made me realize I was doing what I hate when I hear it from baseball fans:
I was discounting what they loved based on MY Nostalgia.
The Force is with my in the Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Tom Brunansky made a great catch to clinch the 1990 AL East Division for the Red Sox. I remembered looking for a place in New York to watch the game. And comedian Mike Donovan recorded the catch on video. Today those two actions would be taken for granted. In 1990, they took determination to do.
It is a modern technology episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Here is the clip of Mike Donovan’s video.
Took a question from Cubs Fan with an 8.
@sullybaseball What are the top 5 (or 10) moments of the regular season that will stick with you from the 2016?
— cubsfan (@cu8sfan) January 22, 2017
We tend to forget the regular season moments, so let’s savor them while they still are fresh.
Loving the days of Spring and Summer on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
I revealed my Hall of Fame ballot, made my predictions of how the vote would turn out and then looked at the class that will include Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell and finally Tim Raines.
Good things come to those who wait on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
To see my Ballot Post, click HERE
Below you will find my personal top-400 dynasty league baseball rankings. In order to be eligible for this list, a player must have over 200 career MLB at bats or 50 innings pitched.
To see my top-100 prospects and players under those limitations stated above, please click the following link: https://mlbreports.com/2017/01/11/2017-top-100-major-league-baseball-prospects/. If you have any questions, please follow and tweet me @dynasty_digest.
|86||Jackie Bradley Jr.||CF||BOS|
|101||Lance McCullers Jr.||SP||HOU|
|259||Danny Velancia||1B, 3B, RF, UT||OAK|
|311||Byung Ho Park||1B,UT||MIN|
|338||Steven Souza Jr.||RF, UT||TB|
|351||Hyun Soo Kim||LF,UT||BAL|
As the baseball season quickly approaches, it’s time to take a look at the top-100 prospects for 2017. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to follow and tweet me @dynasty_digest. You can also find more of my articles at www.dynastydigest.sportsblogs.com.
The football playoffs are starting and there are some playoff teams who do not have a single player I can name.
But I always watch the NFL in January and I do so through a baseball prism.
Thinking of the Boys of Summer in the Dead of Winter on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
For those of you who do not know what the Suffering Index is, here is my explanation.
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
So 2016 is wrapping up. It was a strange year, but a memorable one for Cubs and Cleveland fans.
I look forward to 2017 and some new Sully Baseball features.
Crossing T’s and Dotting I’s on this Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
My son had a lot of questions for me and how I do the podcast. So he sat down to interview ME.
Enjoy this generational episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
LeBron James supported the Indians during the World Series. That made me think about the contract players should have with the fan base they play for.
Get the spirit of rooting for the home team on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Vanessa Ivy Rose, friend of the podcast and grand daughter of Negro League star and Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes, returns to the podcast.
We talk about some tough issues about the world today, regard race and perceptions and they ways that sports can raise relevant questions.
Hard questions are not necessarily answered on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Follow Vanessa on Twitter by clicking HERE.
Listen to her previous appearance on the podcast by clicking HERE.
I have often wondered which Negro League players and Cuban stars could have excelled in the big leagues. But what about Sadaharu Oh? What could HE have done in the major leagues?
That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
As the holidays pile up, I wish I could go to a ballgame. I will do the next best thing.
For my birthday, I went to a ballgame at AT&T Park with podcast superfan Marcel, aka @CU8SFAN (Cubs Fan with an 8.)
That podcast can be heard HERE.
Well, there was part of the recording I did NOT use and make it a new episode for you all. @cu8sfan and I talked about Cap Bingo and other things.
So take yourself out to the ballgame this December on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Follow Cubs Fan With an 8 on Twitter by clicking HERE.
On today’s episode, I am posting part 2 of my conversation with former Detroit Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon.
He talked about key moments of the 1984 and 1987 post season years in Detroit including the moment he caught the final out to clinch the World Series.
It is a Motor City Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Listen to Larry Herndon talk about his days in St. Louis and San Francisco by clicking HERE.
Clay Buchholz is no longer a member of the Red Sox, and thus ends a complicated tenure that should be at least saluted.
There is more good than bad on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
JAYS FROM THE COUCH LOOKS AT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE BLUE JAYS EXPLORING SOME OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES POSSIBLE BULLPEN TRADE PIECES.
On Monday, JP Morosi tweeted out some nuggets on the Blue Jays longing for lefty help out of the bullpen, mentioning interest in Jerry Blevins and Boone Logan. These are names that have been mentioned on Jays From the Couch before (Blevins here and Logan here), but Morosi went further to whet the mouths of Blue Jays fans with reported interest in recently-crowned World Series Champion, Travis Wood.
A tweet and poll later on Monday afternoon over from Pirates Breakdown led to some interesting thoughts in regards to acquiring lefty relief. The Pirates bullpen is a honey hole of strong left-handed relievers, enough that the team will likely consider moving at least one this offseason. Tony Watson and Antonio Bastardo highlight the list, but Pirates Prospects blogger Tim Williams also mentions Felipe Rivero, Wade Leblanc and Tyler Webb all as possible candidates to be dealt…
READ FULL POST on Jays From the Couch
If the Mets fanbase can be traced back to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, then CitiField needs to honor a few Giants, including John McGraw.
Honor the In Laws on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Attention White Sox fans!
The next few years will not feature a lot of wins for your team and LOTS for the Cubs. But if you stay loyal to your team, the amazing rebuilding process by the GM will reward you soon.
Good things happen to those who wait on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It looks like Koji Uehara is heading to the Cubs. They will have three pitchers who have clinched a World Series title out of the pen.
Why not try to get more?
It is time to celebrate and clinch in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Enjoy this video podcast.
The Indians could be making a run for Edwin Encarnacion. Do you know why? Because every other team in their division is rebuilding.
That and the Giants are signing a closer long term which is never smart on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Well… Bud Selig is in the Hall of Fame. And with his election, my reverence for the honor Hall of Famers get has been a little diminished.
Let’s not do TOO much revisionist history on episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is Sunday and time for the Sunday Request.
@sullybaseball Should Bud Selig make the Hall of Fame?
— Wesley Hofmann (@wesjoke) December 2, 2016
No way. No f—ing way. Yeah, I know good things happened on his watch. But he also was involved with one of the most shameful episode in the history of baseball.
I am not talking about steroids or the strike.
One word: Collusion.
I am thinking about the good of the game on episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
One Thousand Five Hundred straight days of podcasting.
Today, along with the audio that as always can be found on Soundcloud and iTunes, I did a video podcast to mark the occasion.
I looked at the concept of baseball nostalgia and realized that everything is trying to celebrate the late 1940’s. Why should post WWII monopolize traditional baseball?
Celebrating 1500 shows in the can and many more to follow on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.