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6 MLB Teams That Will Benefit The Most By The New CBA

The Toronto Blue Jays have had to contend with the overspending in the last 25 years by the Yankees and Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays have had to contend with the overspending in the last 25 years by the Yankees and Red Sox.  With stiffer penalties now imposed on the higher payroll clubs. coupled with their recent back to back ALCS Appearances, the franchise draws enough to spend more money on total team salary in the next few years.  It will come down to the management’s ability on player personnel that should determine their success for the next 5 years and not sheer finances.

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Tomorrow we will point out the clubs that were hurt most in the short term.  today we talk  about the winners of the new deal.

I am calling the Nationals, Mariners, Astros, Jays, Cardinals and Giants the immediate victors under the new format.

When i was thinking about more the past two days, the new structure seems to favor mid level payroll teams more than the lower or higher payroll clubs.

With the new penalties for spending way more money than the Luxury Tax Threshold, the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox and Tigers are going to find that the impact will run pretty steep on their roster decisions for the next 5 years.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 26, 2016

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The Giants want Pablo Sandoval back? Holy cow, whatever they want, the Red Sox should make the deal NOW!

Meanwhile the Diamondbacks continue to be very very strange.

Dump the baggage on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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MLB Reports Bettting Results For The 2016 Year: We Made A Profit For The Third Straight Campaign!

I take my betting style from a philosophy used from a few decades of research. This book was one of the templates followed for success

I take my betting style from a philosophy used from a few decades of research. This book was one of the templates followed for success.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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Disclaimer:  All bets were made in the State Of Nevada, or via Canada (by Chuck Booth) where bets are legal online. 

So it was an interesting wager year.  I nailed the World Series winner, but never did place on money on them in any futures.  I was able to hedge bet because I had the Dodgers at a 15/1 Odds from the previous winter.

I absolutely killed it on Player Prop Betting – running the whole table.  I was on fire in the playoffs.  My best regular season wager for wins ( TB Rays under) was nice, but I took a beating on the rest of the over/under on victories across the board.

My pick of the Baltimore Orioles at 28/1 – to win the American League Pennant – set me up to hedge bet enough of the Junior Circuit playoffs, that I could help rescue my wagering season.

Chuck Booth and I combined for all of these picks, and we use the same gambling template for how we put down cabbage.

The real difference of profit came down to our perfect prognostication of Giancarlo Stanton winning the Derby helped us in breaking even and winning some cash at the end of the campaign.
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Odds To Win The 2017 World Series:

The Nationals feature 3 potential MVPs and 2 Cy Young Pitchers as their top talent - while the rest of the Division struggles with overcoming roster hauls, rebuilding and tragedy. The Cubs are the expected overwhelming favorite, however they don't pay nearly enough, and nothing is ever certain in the playoffs. Give me the Nats as the best on the board currently.

The Nationals feature 3 potential MVPs and 2 Cy Young Pitchers as their top talent – while the rest of the Division struggles with overcoming roster hauls, rebuilding and tragedy. The Cubs are the expected overwhelming favorite, however they don’t pay nearly enough, and nothing is ever certain in the playoffs. Give me the Nats as the best on the board currently.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

If you bet with your mind and not your heart in the last 12 months, than you would have lost on the World Series predictions.  I prognosticated in my yearly preseason bets that I thought the Cubs would win the Fall Classic, but profusely hated the odds of +500 to begin the campaign.

I still fully capitalized on my preseason wager of picking the Dodgers at +1500 for $50, along with the Mets and Nationals at +1100 for $50 a piece as well. 

That, coupled with my Baltimore Orioles AL pick to win the AL Pennant at 28/1 Odds served to put me into a position to hedge several bets in the playoffs to turn a nice profit.  Later in the week we will delve into the websites entire wagers for the whole calendar season.

The reigning champions are also extreme favorites again heading into 2017 – at a +280 clip.  I may pick them to win another World Series again in my actual predictions, however those are still horrible odds to throw some cabbage down on.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 17, 2016

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The Cy Young results came in. While Max Scherzer is a solid choice, Rick Porcello’s election is as strange as any as we have seen this month… and that is saying something.

It is a “Let me see that ballot” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 6, 2016

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I decided to watch Game 1 of the Division Series between the Red Sox and Indians at The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park, California.

There I saw the reverse of the Tyranny of the Save, hated pinch running and met a guy from Massachusetts named Bill.

Grab a burger and pull up a chair for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Josh Donaldson, Marco Estrada, Jason Kipnis, Andrew Miller, Elvis Andrus and Andrew Benintendi all added to their Who Owns October totals.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October, click MLB Reports

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

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Dave Dombrowski’s Offseason Splashes will Make or Break October for Boston Red Sox

On the heels of finishing in the American League East basement three times in four years, the Boston Red Sox made a big change last summer by hiring Dave Dombrowski. He arrived with a certain reputation and has lived up to it thus far.

The biggest thing on his 2016 to-do list was getting the Red Sox back into the postseason before designated hitter David Ortiz rode off into the sunset. He officially crossed that off his list about a week ago, but it’s really just the beginning.

In October once again – and mostly with players from the last front office regime – two of Dombrowski’s biggest offseason moves from last winter will be crucial pieces to the team’s success or demise.

Boston’s greatest need following a disappointing 2015 was obvious: pitching. They needed an ace at the front of the rotation and shutdown relievers at the back of the bullpen. In typical Dombrowski fashion, he made big splashes to fill those needs by trading four prospects for Craig Kimbrel and throwing a bunch of money at David Price.

Risky moves? Yes. Moves the Red Sox hadn’t made in recent years? Yes. But with a win-now mentality, they had to be made. Every acquisition comes with risk, but Kimbrel and Price were as close to slam-dunks as it could possibly be with regard to production.

Throughout their respective careers, each hurler has been a consistent force when toeing the rubber. That’s why 2016 has been frustrating for fans.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 4, 2016

2016postseasonThe post season is about to begin. And with that comes my futile attempt at predictions. This year, I dutifully made my picks.

I also compared them to simulating the playoffs on WhatIfSports and also by flipping a coin.

It is the calm before the storm episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

MY OFFICIAL 2016 POST SEASON PICKS

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD
Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD
San Francisco Giants defeat New York Mets

AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 3 games to 0
Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 3 games to 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Chicago Cubs defeat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Washington Nationals, 3 games to 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Chicago Cubs defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1

WORLD SERIES
Texas Rangers defeat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2

LOOK AT THAT, RANGERS FANS! I am calling it for Texas in the World Series.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 1, 2016

1913650_1272547220249_6515549_nFellow Red Sox fan and comedian/writer/YouTube star Nick Stevens joined the podcast today to walk 2016 Red Sox and whatever else entered our minds.

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It is a “SAWX” episode of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Martinez, Brandon Belt, Yu Darvish, Jose Bautista and Trea Turne all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 29, 2016

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The Red Sox clinched the AL East in the strangest way possible. But go celebrate Sox. It isn’t for one game. It was for 162 games.

It is a “JUST GET IN” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

John Jaso, Carlos Gomez, Tyler Chatwood, Miguel Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Evan Gattis, Jeff Samardzija and Clay Buchholz all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 20, 2016

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You know the adage that even the best players in baseball fail 70% of the time? That isn’t always true.

Joey Votto and Mike Trout succeed almost 50% of the time. So why aren’t they batting lead off?

It is a by the numbers episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Marco Estrada, Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, Elvis Andrus, Jharel Cotton, Madison Bumgarner, Jose Abreu and James Loney all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 16, 2016

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The Red Sox won a wild game against the Yankees and the best and worst of my personality rose to the top.

It was a rivalry episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Hanley Ramirez, Daniel Mengden, Andrew McCutchen, Johnny Cueto, Chase Utley, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro and Mike Montgomery all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 14, 2016

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I had an exchange on Twitter with a listener that did not go well.

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Instead of fighting, I stood in his shoes and realized the two teams I am rooting for, the Red Sox and the Giants, are the two contenders with the least amount of urgency in baseball.

So @AllenSpeir … please accept my olive branch. I seek peace, not fighting.

It is an attempt to mend fences episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Taijuan Walker, Jorge Polanco, Noah Syndergaard, T. J. Rivera, Danny Duffy, Gorkys Hernandez and Jose Altuve all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 9/12/16

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 10, 2016

img_7092While grocery shopping late at night, I realized that there is a real chance that the Red Sox could face the Yankees in the post season.

And friends, I am NOT ready for that.

It is a Bubba Burger episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Mark Teixeira, Jose Fernandez,Hunter Pence,  Yu Darvish, Tyler Skaggs, Cameron Rupp and Logan Morrison all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 9, 2016

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The Padres gave David Ortiz a surfboard… man could they be any lazier in giving gifts?

Plus I talk Instant Replay and pennant races on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Ivan Nova, Hernan Perez, Kyle Seager, Nick Vincent, Kolten Wong and Kevin Kiermaier all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 7, 2016

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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. My Sox fandom can be matched with everyone.

But today I asked 2 key questions:

WHY am I still a Red Sox fan?

And what would ever make me a fan of another team.

The concept of loyalty is challenged on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Yadier Molina, Jeff Samardzija, Miguel Gonzalez, Elvis Andrus, Ricky Nolasco, Jung Ho Kang and Edwin Encarnacion all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 9/6/16

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 2, 2016

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Labor Day weekend is upon us. A few sweeps this weekend could put the baseball world on its head.

Meanwhile the Giants are somehow as bad the second half as they were good the first half.

Nothing is what it seems on episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Christian Yelich, Byron Buxton, Jose Urena, Ervin Santana, Jose Abreu and Hunter Pence all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -August 21, 2016

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

Chris Sale, Alex Gordon, Robbie Ray, Yoenis Cespedes, Lonnie Chisenhall, Clayton Richard and Denard Span all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

Oh Curt… the idea of you debating Elizabeth Warren is absurd.

The idea of you debating Bill Lee… is delicious.

It is a non Partisan episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 19, 2016

 

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Spaceman, the Bill Lee biopic starring Josh Duhamel (and, for one scene, your pal Sully)is opening today. I brought writer/director/producer Brett Rapkin onto the show to chat about it.

He was at the airport on his way to the Boston premiere with Bill Lee.

It is a “Silver Screen” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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 Reynaldo Lopez, Kris Bryant, Dillon Gee, J. J. Hardy, Justin Ruggiano, Clay Buchholz and A. J. Reed all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 18, 2016

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The San Francisco Giants are reeling, but they aren’t getting blown out so perhaps this is simply chance working against them.

Meanwhile the Kansas City Royals are lurking in the weeds.

It is a “feels like 2014” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Chris Archer, Carlos Martinez, Yasmany Tomas, Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper, Anibal Sanchez, Christian Friedrich and Yunel Escobarall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 17, 2016

 

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What baseball fan base has suffered the longest?

Before you say “Cubs”, keep in mind what Washington fans must be going through.

You’ve got to have heart for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

Chase Utley, Jason Hammel, Mookie Betts, Danny Duffy, Mitch Haniger and Gary Sanchez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB REPORTS

 

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Who Owned Baseball August 14, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Mookie Betts homered 3 times, added a fourth hit and drove in 8 to lead the Red Sox to a 16-2 laugher over Arizona.

Michael Fulmer threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 9 Rangers earning the 7-0 decision for Detroit.

Ryan Braun went 3 for 4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI and helped Milwaukee beat the Reds, 7-3.

Steven Matz pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 Padres and got the 5-1 win for the Mets.

 

They All Owned Baseball on August 14, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 12, 2016

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The Mets have a shot to be THE team of the New York… and it is slipping away.

Is Terry Collins to be blamed? Well, he isn’t helping.

It is a “Don’t Blow This” episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Danny Duffy, Jameson Taillon, George Springer, Charlie Blackmon, Kennys Vargas, Erick Aybar and Eduardo Rodriguez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 29, 2016

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Can we put a stop to any more books about the 1986 Mets please?

Is it a reflection of Gen Xers being as precious with OUR childhood as Baby Boomers were to theirs?

It is a “Let the Past Be the Past” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cole Hamels, Tanner Roark, Max Kepler, Aledmys Diaz, David Price, Jacob deGrom, Adam Jones and Martin Prado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Andrew Benintendi Could Be Promoted By The Boston Red Sox Very Soon

Following the promotion of Alex Bregman and David Dahl, Andrew Benintendicould be the next star prospect called up to the big leagues. The Boston Red Sox organization could use an everyday outfielder in left field, and Benintendi could be the answer.

 

Benintendi was drafted seventh overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft. Since stepping on the field as a Red Sox prospect, Benintendi has done nothing but impress. He has proven his bat is above average, possesses above average speed, and he has very good defense in centerfield. Over the past two years, he has started every game in centerfield, but the Red Sox have switched him to left field over the last two games. Many people believe this position change is prepping one of their top prospects for a move to the big leagues.

 

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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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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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Dave Dombrowski Living up to Reputation, Which is Exactly What the Red Sox Wanted

Following last-place finishes in three of the last four years prior to 2016, the Boston Red Sox decided it was time for a change in ideology with regard to baseball operations.

Nearly a full calendar year in his new position, Dave Dombrowski has made his impact felt with numerous moves, which is exactly what the Red Sox were looking for this year and the immediate future. Here’s a look at some notable acquisitions made since last winter:

It’s still pretty early in trade season with regard to the August 1 deadline, but Boston has undoubtedly been the most active team thus far.

This is exactly the reason why ownership pegged Dombrowski as their top choice for this role. As much as he has a reputation for balancing analytics with more traditional player evaluation, he’s also known for being unafraid of making a big splash.

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