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Jose Ramirez homered twice, driving in 5 runs, as the Indians built up a lead big enough against the Reds that the bullpen wasn’t a factor, 19-4.
Carlos Gonzalez hit a 3 run homer and a solo shot to lead the Rockies in a wild and embarrassing 19-2 thrashing of Arizona.
Carlos Rodon pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 7 Cardinals, as the White Sox won, 4-0.
Jacob deGrom threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7. He did not get the decision but helped the Mets 3-0 extra inning blanking of Philadelphia.
They all owned baseball on July 11, 2018
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Mike Leake threw 8 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and no walks to earn the 3-1 decision for Seattle over Minnesota.
Greg Allen reached base 3 times including a walk off homer in the 14th to give the Indians an improbable 10-9 victory over the Astros.
Walker Buehler gave the Dodgers 7 innings, striking out 8 Padres and allowing 1 run in the 6-1 final.
Carlos Gonzalez went 4 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI to help the first place Rockies top the Reds, 8-2.
They all owned baseball on May 27, 2018
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Manny Machado reached base 6 times, including 2 homers and a single in the game winning rally in the 14th to lead Baltimore past the Yankees in a wild 7-3 game.
Mychal Givens threw 2 scoreless and hitless frames in extra innings with the game on the line. Then he made a spectacular game saving block of the plate after throwing a potential walk off wild pitch. He did not get the decision nor earn a save, but he kept the Orioles alive to set up their 7-3 win over the Yankees.
Colin Moran got 4 hits, including a double, scoring 3 times and driving in 3 as the red hot Pirates clobbered the Reds, 14-3.
Luis Perdomo took one of the worst teams in baseball into the home of the red hot World Champion Astros and walked away a winner. He threw 5 solid innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 4 as the Padres took the 4-1 final.
They all owned baseball on April 6, 2018
Who Owned Baseball September 16, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings
Zack Greinke threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 Giants and moved Arizona closer to the playoffs with a 2-0 win.
Carlos Gonzalez got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 2 in Colorado’s 16-0 demolition of San Diego.
Marco Estrada allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 8 strong innings to earn the 7-2 decision for the Blue Jays over the Twins.
Josh Donaldson went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and a stolen base as the Blue Jays eliminated the Twins from the division race by beating them, 7-2.
They all owned baseball on September 16, 2017
Who Owned Baseball September 12, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings
Corey Kluber threw a masterful 5 hit complete game shutout, striking out 8 Tigers, earning the 2-0 decision in the Indians incredible 20th consecutive victory.
Mookie Betts homered twice and tripled, driving in 6 runs, leading the Red Sox to an 11-1 thrashing of Oakland.
Julio Teheran tossed 7 shutout innings as the Braves beat the NL East Champion Nationals, 8-0.
Carlos Gonzalez reached 3 times including a pair of 2 run homers as the Rockies won a critical 4-2 game over the Diamondbacks.
They all owned baseball on September 12, 2017
The Colorado Rockies haven’t experienced a winning season since 2010 and haven’t participated in the playoffs since 2009, but that hasn’t stopped them from making some bold moves this winter.
Bringing Bud Black on as manager to replace Walt Weiss was the first domino to fall before they did some free-agent spending. Colorado then signed Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million deal to further bolster the offense, along with fortifying the bullpen with Mike Dunn (three years, $19 million) and Greg Holland (one year, $7 million).
Combine this with a young core that includes Jon Gray, Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, Trevor Story and a few others, and the Rockies are indeed set up to attempt making a run at the postseason in 2017. With Spring Training approaching quickly, the heavy lifting of their offseason is done.
However, given the state of this winter’s free agent market, they missed out on a unique opportunity to acquire a veteran player who’d help them both on the field and in the clubhouse.
The winter has seen a lot of great Free Agents sign like Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman, Dexter Fowler, Kenley Jansen, Ian Desmond, Mark Melancon and Edwin Encarnacion, however none of them were historic by any means.
While Cespedes’s $110 MIL pact over 4 years is $27.5 MIL per year, which ties him for the 2nd best AAV ALL – Time for a position player with Alex Rodriguez, (trailing Miguel Cabrera‘s 8 YR/$248 MIL extension that started in 2016) – only brings him in for a tie for about 60th on the ALL – Time Biggest Contracts list.
To crack the top 50 list ALL – Time right now, you need to bring in a deal that makes at least $120 MIL for the life of the contract.
During last years offeseason, David Price ($217 MIL), Zack Greinke, ($206.5 MIL) Jason Heyward, ($184 MIL), Chris Davis, ($161 MIL), Justin Upton ($132.8 MIL) and Johnny Cueto ($130 MIL) all inked pacts in excess of that.
Every year we do an article called “Bold Predictions”. I love this concept as most of these ideas are so preposterous that none of them will actually happen. I liken it to the “Riverboat Gambler Theory” where you can really get rich quick if it were to come to fruition.
There may not be too many secrets in the National League where the clubs seems to be either really good or really bad. The American League has a lot more parity.
I suppose I could start off by saying that the NL would win the Interleague series versus the AL, but that it is probably not going to happen based on a 13 year losing streak.
Giancarlo Stanton will crack 50+ HRs
Jose Bautista will not be signed until after the June 2017 draft.
A Right Handed Pitcher will start a game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read the rest of this entry
I also foresee a bunch of changes to the top 6 Home Run hitters in the American League in 2017.
Newly signed Indians player Edwin Encarnacion is quite possibly the only returning top 5 guy that will be in there back to back seasons for the Junior Circuit.
Mark Trumbo hasn’t been able to parlay his HR title into a Free Agent deal either. I think this may play a huge factor in a 2017 regression of sorts.
Don’t get me wrong. i fully expect these gentlemen to eclipse 30+ HRs each still in 2017.
Since the top 5 overall Major League HR totals all resided in the AL in 2016 – I suspect this won’t be the case next year.
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
It is time for our yearly letter to head to the north pole. Perhaps the ‘fat old jolly’ guy will respond promptly at the 2016 Winter Meetings.
The Bronx Bombers will also ask for their former Captain to please make more appearances in the public eye so they can milk the retiring of Derek Jeter‘s #2 on May 14, 2017 for about the next 6 months in a viable smokescreen to their 2017 performance.
Boston: Can we ask that Richard Simmonds become Pablo Sandoval‘s personal trainer all offseason?. For a guy who had more broken belts than hits in 2017, Sandoval can re-write his Boston legacy by proving what he can do when they are in the 2017 playoffs.
There also needs to be a discounted rack at Fenway Park for all of the S-Medium shirts that may have been there for the recently departed Yoan Moncada.
The Red Sox are always the clubhouse leaders in big tall lanky pitchers who herk and jerk when throwing, so can we ask the home broadcasting network for extra wide lenses.
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Yesterday we talked about 6 teams that stand to gain an advantage under the new CBA, Today we explore the 6 teams that were hurt most.
While the news of taxing the higher revenue generating teams will work to bridge the top teams to the mid – market revenue clubs. the abolishing of a 1st RD Draft Pick compensation pick being lost to franchises for having signed one of their Qualifying Offer rejected players will hurt many franchises.
Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Oakland. Colorado, San Diego and Milwaukee all had days in my opinion. The Rays, Twins, Reds and Marlins are not too far from list either, however all of those organizations also are not good shape with the new pact either, however they are not as bad as the top 6 clubs.
The Pirates were already thinking about trading Andrew McCutchen, and this should give a violent shove in that direction.
It will also show that players such as Carlos Gonzalez, Sonny Gray, Charlie Blackmon, Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Gerrit Cole, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Nolan Arenado will all be dealt before their Team Control expires. It is the new landscape of the CBA.
I would hate the new CBA as these clubs.
Under the old agreement . these teams may have been more apt to take their chances on a playoff run – sighting at least a 1st RD Draft Pick would be coming back their way should their superstars leave their squads. Read the rest of this entry
Who Owned Baseball September 12, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings
Kyle Hendricks took a no hitter into the 9th before surrendering a lead off homer. He would finish with that single hit and run over 8 plus inning to secure a 4-1 victory for the Cubs over St. Louis.
Yasmany Tomas went 4 for 5, homered, drove in 5 while scoring 3 to help the Diamondbacks take a wild 12-9 slug fest over Colorado.
David Price struck out 9 Orioles in 8 innings, surrendering 2 solo homered and nothing else as the Red Sox rolled to a 12-2 final.
Rougned Odor reached base 4 times, drove in 3 including a go ahead extra inning homer that secured the Rangers 4-3 win in Houston.
They all owned baseball on September 12, 2016.
P- Masahiro Tanaka (vs. Seattle Mariners): $10,800. There are a lot of great options at starting pitcher for Wednesday. Based on the prices and competition of some of the elite tier starts, I think Tanaka provides the most value. Over his last three starts, he has struck out at least eight batters, with zero walks, and a 2.18 ERA. In 67 career at bats against Tanaka, the Mariners’ lineup is batting .164 with a .200 OBP.
P- Marco Estrada (vs. Los Angeles Angels): $8,600. Estrada is coming off a rough start, but that is very uncommon of the righty this season. It was the first time since May 13th that he allowed more than three earned runs in a game. Over the last seven days, the Los Angeles Angels have a .241/.304/.366 slash line, which isn’t superb by any means. Estrada is going to be hungry to get out on the mound and succeed after a tough loss last week, which could be great for a start in daily fantasy.
P – Anthony DeSclafani (vs. San Diego Padres): $9,400. DeSclafani has been incredibly reliable this season when he is healthy. He is 6-0 on the year, with a 3.09 ERA, and 46 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched.
He is pitching in San Diego’s home stadium, which is a much better pitcher’s park than what DeSclafani is used to in Cincinnati. If this righty continues to pitch like he has over the last two months, the Padres’ offense shouldn’t pose a problem on Saturday..
P – Jeremy Hellickson (vs. Atlanta Braves): $8,900. Now is Hellickson’s time to shine if he wants to get dealt to a competing team. Over his last seven starts, he has a 2.20 ERA, which is obviously very appealing to teams looking to acquire pitching around the trade deadline.
He will be facing one of the worst offenses in baseball, so this should be a great matchup for the righty.
P – Adam Wainwright (vs. San Diego Padres): $10,400. First of all, Thursday’s slate is brutal for pitching match-ups because there are only nine games. With that said, Wainwright is by far the hottest pitcher taking the mound. Over his last three starts, he owns a 0.39 ERA, 3-0 record, and 19 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. In his last start, he shutout the Marlins while only giving up three hits. In his first start against the Padres this season, he went six innings and gave up three earned runs.
P – Matt Moore (vs. Oakland A’s): $7,600. The Athletics have been very mediocre against left-handed pitcher this season (.737 OPS), so Moore should have an advantage. Moore’s strikeout numbers have been down over his last three starts, but he has gone very deep into game recently to make up for the lack of K’s. During his last start, Moore threw eight innings against the Orioles.
When it comes to being a Colorado Rockies fan, there are four guarantees in life: death, taxes, lots of runs being scored at Coors Field and Carlos Gonzalez trade rumors. The only difference now is CarGo doesn’t have the pleasure of Troy Tulowitzki joining him in those rumors because he’s already gone.
After posting a 92-70 record in 2009, the organization hoped their franchise cornerstones would help deliver winning baseball on a consistent basis in the Mile High city, but that hasn’t happened. Actually, it’s been the complete opposite – after going 83-79 in 2010, Colorado hasn’t sniffed a .500 record since.
It’s not surprising to see Colorado nearing the All-Star break with a 38-45 record. However, despite being a likely insurmountable 13.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, they’re a not-totally-crazy seven games back for the final NL Wild Card spot.
Even though they’re “technically” in the Wild Card race, getting another year of lackluster results should spur the Rockies to become sellers before the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. It looks like the front office will eventually do that instead of fighting to earn a spot in a play-in game, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. The problem is Saunders doesn’t think Gonzalez will be one of the players they’ll deal. He also thinks the outfielder will still be on the roster in 2017. If this ends up being true, it’s a huge mistake given the circumstances.
P – Michael Fulmer (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): $10,900. Fulmer has been dominant this season. In 63.2 innings pitched, he owns a 7-2 record, 2.54 ERA, 50 hits against, 60 strikeouts, and 24 walks. The Rays offense has struggled quite a bit in 2016, so Fulmer should be able to take care of business. Prior to Fulmer’s last start, he threw 33.1 consecutive scoreless innings.
P – Tanner Roark (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $9,800. Roark struggled his last time out against the Reds, but he has been spectacular for the rest of the 2016 season. In 16 starts, he owns a 7-5 record, with a 2.96 ERA, 90 hits against, 89 strikeouts, and 32 walks in 100.1 innings pitched. The Reds offense has been miserable over the past seven games, which is a great sign for Roark.
Brian McCann homered twice including a game tying shot in the 9th that set up the Yankees stunning 9-7 walk off victory over Texas.
Matt Moore threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits as the Rays blanked the Red Sox, 4-0.
Daniel Murphy homered twice against his old teammates to help the Nationals top the Mets, 4-2.
Max Scherzer struck out 10 Mets, allowing 2 hits and no runs as the Nationals widened their division lead, 4-2.
They all owned baseball on June 29, 2016.
Corey Kluber no hit the Braves into the 6th ands, 2 runs and 7 strikeouts to help the red hot Indians capture their 11th straight win, 5-3.
Jon Lester allowed 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run over 7 2/3 innings. The bullpen would blow his lead but he set up the Cubs 7-2 extra inning victory in Cincinnati.
Brian Dozier provided all the game’s offense, homering twice and driving in 4 as the Twins blanked the White Sox, 4-0.
Matt Carpenter reached base 4 times, homered and doubled, driving in 2 as St. Louis doubled up their cross state rival Royals, 8-4.
They all owned baseball on June 28, 2016.
P- Jerad Eickhoff (vs. Minnesota Twins): $9,400. All of the top tier pitchers have tough match-ups on Thursday, but Eickhoff has a very favorable matchup. He will be facing the Minnesota Twins, who have scored the fewest runs in the American League this year. So far in 2016, Eickhoff is 4-9, with a 3.49 ERA, 83 hits against, and 73 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched. His record isn’t pretty, but it is more a matter of lack of run support, which shouldn’t be an issue against the Twins.
P- Tim Lincecum (vs. Oakland Athletics): $7,100. Lincecum dominated the A’s in his season debut on Saturday. The A’s offense has really struggled recently, so Lincecum should be able to take care of business again on Thursday. Over the last seven games, the A’s rank 29th in runs, 29th in OBP, and 29th in slugging. This will also be Lincecum’s debut at his home stadium, so the crowd will be behind him, which should help him succeed.
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P- Clayton Kershaw (vs. Washington Nationals): $14,200. It is close to impossible not to start Kershaw every time he steps on the mound. He is averaging 30.1 points per game this season on DraftKings. He currently owns a 19-1 strikeout to walk ratio, so he should provide plenty of points every time he steps on the mound. In 155 career at bats against Kershaw, the Nationals’ offense is batting .219, with 48 strikeouts, and a .265 OBP.
P- Drew Smyly (vs. Cleveland Indians): In 77 career at bats against Smyly, the Indians’ offense is batting .195, with 24 strikeouts, and a .249 OBP. He struggled over the past month or so, but he dominated his last time out, in which he struck out 12 batters over seven innings.
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James Taillon took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 8 innings of 2 hit shutout innings as the Pirates blanked the Mets, 4-0.
Carlos Gonzalez went 4 for 5 including a homer to lead the Rockies in a 13-10 slugfest over the Yankees.
Doug Fister pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and earned the 5-2 decision for the Astros over St. Louis.
Josh Donaldson reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 5 to help Toronto blast the Phillies, 11-3.
They all owned baseball on June 14, 2016.
P- Yu Darvish (vs. Houston Astros): $11,000. Darvish won’t go incredibly deep into games, but that is okay because of his elite strikeout rates. He is facing the Houston Astros on Wednesday, whom have the worst strikeout rate in baseball. In Darvish’s first two starts since returning from Tommy John Surgery, he owns a 2-0 record, 3.38 ERA, and 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
P- Archie Bradley (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): $7,700. Bradley is coming off one of his best starts in his career last week. In six innings pitched against a dangerous Chicago Cubs offense, he have up four hits, one earned run, three walks, and 10 strikeouts. Hopefully Bradley can carry over that success to Wednesday when he faces a much easier opponent.
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Jhoulys Chacin took a perfect game into the 6th and finished with a complete game, 4 hit 1 run, 10 strikeout 5-1 victory for the Angels over Detroit.
Jeff Locke threw a complete game 3 hit shutout as the Pirates bombed the Marlins 10-0.
Ryan Goins doubled, homered and sacrified, scoring a pair and helped Toronto top the Yankees, 4-2.
Daniel Murphy got three hits including a homer and a go ahead single to help the Nationals squeak past Philadelphia, 4-3.
They all owned baseball on May 30, 2016.
Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com)
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P – Zack Greinke (vs. San Diego Padres): The Padres’ offense has been one of the worst in Major League Baseball all year long.
Not only have they struggled this year, but they have struggled against Greinke every time he stepped on the mound. In 178 career at bats against Greinke, the Padres’ batters are batting a cool .191, with one home run, eight RBIs, 44 strikeouts, and a .237 OBP.
Greinke has struggled at some points in 2016, but he has been very good in his last two games, which were against the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
Greinke has thrown one game against the Padres this year, in which he threw 7.1 innings, giving up six hits, two earned runs, one walk, and five strikeouts.
P – Wade Miley (vs. Minnesota Twins): $9,100. In Miley’s last six starts, he is 5-0 with a 3.12 ERA. So far this season, he hasn’t had a noticeable “easy” matchup, so it should be nice to face a struggling Twins’ offense.
The Minnesota Twins have by far the worst offensive stats against left-handed pitchers this season out of all Major League Baseball teams.
In 263 at bats against lefties, they are hitting a whopping .209 (last in MLB), 21 runs (last in MLB, and a .285 OBP. Well folks, we are in luck because Wade Miley does in fact throw with his left arm.
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
Clayton Kershaw won me a lot of money last start, and I will use him every time he is Starting.
I like using an affordable stack alongside the LHP, so I am using the struggling Tigers at hitter friendly Camden Yards tomorrow night.
In order to afford this lineup, I am using the KC Royals in another mini stack, imploring the use of Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and Omar Infante. All 3 men are decent contact free swingers, who can do damage against Nate Eovaldi.
Since Aaron Hill crushed it last Saturday night with Kershaw’s start in the same day – I put him in the lineup again. Not bad value for $2100 the way he has performed recently.