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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 6, 2018

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Charles Wenzelberg

Sorry I missed a day of Who Owned October. I had to take care of something in the real world.

Naturally it was the day the Red Sox WON!

Meanwhile Gary Sanchez found his groove and Gerit Cole announced his presence with authority.

This entry will reflect in the standings both days. That means Clayton Kershaw, J. D. Martinez, Aaron Judge, Mike Moustakas, Alex Bregman, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Justin Verlander, Jeremy Jeffress, Chris Sale, Ronald Acuña, Jr., Touki Toussaint, Chad Green, Tyler Anderson and Nolan Arenado all are credited.

So who owned October?

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.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 5

American League Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Indians in 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 solo homer to earn the 3-1 win for the Astros.

Marwin Gonzalez went 4 for 4, including a double, driving in 2 as the Astros topped the Indians, 3-1.

Gary Sanchez homered twice, driving in 4 runs to make the difference for the Yankees 6-2 victory in Boston.

Masahiro Tanaka allowed 1 run over 6 innings before handing the lead over to the bullpen as the Yankees topped Boston, 6-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Xander Bogaerts homered in the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Yankees.

Carlos Carrasco held the Astros scoreless for the first 5 innings. He would hand the lead over to the bullpen in the 6th but they could not hold it, dropping the 3-1 final for Cleveland.

Francisco Lindor homered to give the Indians their only run in a 3-1 loss to the Astros.

Joe Kelly kept the Red Sox in the game with 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit. But the damage was done in the Yankees 6-2 win.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1, Manny Machado – Dodgers, J. D. Martinez – 1 Red Sox, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Nolan Arenado Rockies – 1 /2, Ronald Acuña, Jr. – Braves 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1,Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Justin Verlander – 1 Astros, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 20, 2017

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Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle

Hey look at that! The Astros are back. After being shutout for the first 4 innings, Houston’s bats finally woke up. Verlander and Altuve did their thing and now we have a do or die Game 7.

You know the Dodgers are happy about these teams beating the tar out of each other.

So who owned October?

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.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 20

2017 ALCS Game 6:

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Altuve broke open the game for the Astros with a 2 run single and added a homer to beat the Yankees, 7-1.

Justin Verlander tossed 7 dominating shutout innings, striking out 8 Yankees and saving the Astros season with a 7-1 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Chad Green stopped the surging Astros with 2 1/3 no hit shutout innings. But it wasn’t enough as the Yankees fell, 7-1.

Aaron Judge homered for the Yankees only run in their 7-1 crushing by the Astros.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 3 1/2, Jose Altuve – Astros 3, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2 1/2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Greg Bird – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – Astros 1 1/2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1 1/2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1,  Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Enrique Hernandez – Dodgers 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Albert Almora Jr. – Yankees 1/2, Andrew Benitendi – Red Sox 1/2, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Daniel Descalso – Diamondbacks 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Todd Frazier – Yankees 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2,  Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Addison Russell – Cubs 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Cubs 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Justin Verlander – Astros 3, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2 1/2, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 2,  Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 2, David Robertson – Yankees 2, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1 1/2, David Price – Red Sox 1 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1 1/2,  Jake Arrieta – Cubs 1, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Sonny Gray – Yankees 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Brandon Morrow – Dodgers 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, CC Sabathia – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Brian Duensing – Cubs 1/2, Carl Edwards Jr – Cubs 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 1/2, Collin McHugh – Astros 1/2, Lance McCullers Jr – Astros 1/2, Andrew Miller – Indians 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1/2,

New York Yankees Payroll In 2017 + Contracts Going Forward

Brian Cashman can finally see some relief from some exorbitant contracts plaguing him from the last several years. Alex Rodriguez is still on the book for this years salary of $21 MIL. What is worse is that his Annual Average Salary of $27.5 MIL per year for the duration of his 2008 - 2017 contract still counts towards the $195 MIL Luxury Tax Threshold limit.

Brian Cashman can finally see some relief from some exorbitant contracts plaguing him from the last several years.Alex Rodriguez is still on the book for this years salary of $21 MIL. What is worse is that his Annual Average Salary of $27.5 MIL per year for the duration of his 2008 – 2017 contract still counts towards the $195 MIL Luxury Tax Threshold limit this season.  Will the Yankees spend beyond that mark, or will they finally get under the limit and reset their penalties?

The Bronx Bombers have a projected payroll of $195 MIL already – and are perennial abusers of the Luxury Tax Threshold – so they are at a 50% penalty for any money spent between $195 – $215 MIL.

Don’t look for them to add much – unless they can orchestrate a trade of one of their salaried players already.

The brass is playing this smart.  The young players will make or break this current roster of players, however if the season gets away from New York, they will assuredly deal a few players away to get under the Luxury Tax Threshold once and for all.

By doing such that, they will reset the penalty to a 1st time user.

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Aroldis Chapman Signing Is The First Step In Yankees Reload

Aroldis Chapman is on pace to be one of the best ALL - Time Closers in the game. Toting a Career ERA of 2.08 - and a incredible 15.2/Per 9 IP SO rate, this man is about as hard to hit as they come. At entering the 2017 season at just Age 28, I would have no qualms about inking this man to a 6 year deal - worth anywhere from $90 - $100 MIL

Aroldis Chapman is on pace to be one of the best ALL – Time Closers in the game. Toting a Career ERA of 2.08 – and a incredible 15.2/Per 9 IP SO rate, this man is about as hard to hit as they come. At entering the 2017 season at just Age 28, a 5 year deal worth $86 MIL is not as risky as it sounds.  This organization is used to having elite Closers like him during their 23 year over .500 streak, so this is par for the course.

Brian Cashman is handling the offseason like he should.  If the brass can somehow pull off a few more trades, than I would really like the projections for future years.

Aroldis Chapman inked a 5 year deal worth $86 MIL (or exactly 5 times the what the Qualifying Offer was this year.)  New York didn’t have to pay the Cubs any compensation for the signing since he was traded to Chicago by these very Yankees at the Trade Deadline.

The whole concept of trading players though the year, only to re-ink them after those said seasons, is a practice that MLB clubs have not done in the past. 

This is a common maneuver for NHL teams over the last 15 – 20 years, and we may it see it happen a whole lot more in future campaigns.

Not only do the Yankees get their man, but they also are armed with all of the prospects they acquired from the July trade.  (Rashad Crawford (minors), Billy McKinney (minors), Gleyber Torres (minors) and Adam Warren. )

Out of those 4 players. Torres may be the best down the road.  He may also even free up the ability to deal a Starlin Castro or Didi Gregorius in the next few years. 

Warren is probably headed back to the Bullpen permanently again in 2017, however he can still grant you a spot start for the rotation. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball August 15, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Chad Green struck out 11 Blue Jays in 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks as the rebuilding Yankees won a razor thin 1-0 game in the Bronx.

David Phelps recorded 8 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and earned the 6-3 decision for the contending Marlins over Cincinnati.

Kevin Kiermaier reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 to lead Tampa Bay past San Diego, 8-2.

Wellington Castillo collected 4 hits, drove in 2 and scored 2 to help Arizona top the Mets, 10-6.

 

They All Owned Baseball on August 15, 2016.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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

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