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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 20, 2018

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(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Yasiel Puig has a tendency to talk a big game. But guess what? He backs it up. And with one swing of the bat he turned a potential Game 7 thriller into a foregone conclusion.

Meanwhile a parade of Dodger relievers kept the Brewers off of the scoreboard after Yelich’s first inning homer.

Dodgers are off to play the Red Sox. The Brewers came oh so close.

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, 2018

NLCS Game 7:

Receiving 1 WOO

Ryan Madson threw 1 2/3 clutch innings of shutout relief, allowing just 1 hit, striking out a pair of Brewers and earned the pennant clinching 5-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig got 3 hits, including the back breaking 3 run shot, that put the game out of reach as the Dodgers clinched the pennant in Milwaukee, 5-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Josh Hader kept the Dodgers off the board with 3 dominating shutout innings, striking out 4. It was too little too late as the Brewers lost, 5-1.

Christian Yelich homered in the first inning to send Milwaukee into a frenzy. It would short lived as the Dodgers rallied to clinch the pennant, 5-1.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 4, 2018

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Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Christian Yelich is still owning baseball even if it is October. He and Giancarlo Stanton have each homered in their first post season game. Little solace for Marlins fans.

Meanwhile Hyun-Jin Ryu has no time for Bull Penning and gave the Dodgers a good old fashioned solid playoff start.

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 4

National League Division Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO

Max Muncy hit a 3 run homer and was walked 3 times to power the Dodgers past Atlanta, 5-0.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Braves and walking none to earn the 5-0 win for the Dodgers.

Brandon Woodruff held the Rockies hitless over 3 shutout innings, striking out 3 and helped set up the Brewers 3-2 extra inning victory.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, including a 2 run homer that put Milwaukee on the board. The Rockies would tie the game in the 9th but the Brewers walked off 3-2 in the 10th.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Charlie Blackmon drove in the first run in the Rockies game tying 9th inning rally. The Brewers would come back to win, 3-2 in 10.

Freddie Freeman got one of the few hits off of Ryu and made a fine catch into the stands. But it was not enough as the Braves were blanked by the Dodgers, 5-0.

Sean Newcomb stopped the bleeding by coming out of the bullpen in the 3rd and throwing 2 shutout innings. The Braves were still shutout by Los Angeles, 5-0.

Antonio Senzatela performed well in his surprise start, working around a homer to hold the Brewers to 2 runs over 5 innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Rockies fell in 10, 3-2.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owned Baseball September 29, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Benny Sieu – USA Today Sports

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Christian Yelich homered twice, the second putting the Brewers up for good, as they pulled into first place inching past the Tigers, 6-5.

Giancarlo Stanton continued to swing a hot bat, going 3 for 4 with a homer to slug the Yankees to an 8-5 win in Boston.

Miles Mikolas kept the Cardinals thin playoff hopes alive briefly with 8 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and no earned runs to top the Cubs, 2-1.

Justin Verlander struck out 10 Orioles over 6 shutout innings to earn the 4-3 decision for Houston.

They all owned baseball on September 29, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 25, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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Christian Yelich tripled and homered, driving in 6 as the Brewers moved to with 1/2 a game of first place by beating the Cardinals, 12-4.

Max Scherzer recorded his 300th strikeout, allowing 1 run over 7 innings as the Nationals topped Miami, 9-4.

Gary Sanchez reached base 3 times, including a homer, as the Yankees won 9-2 over the Rays.

Matt Shoemaker struck out 7 Rangers and walked none to get the 4-1 decision for the Angels.

 

They all owned baseball on September 25, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Christian Yelich  hit for the cycle in the second time in less than a month, driving in 4 and helping the Brewers continue on their playoff push by blanking the Reds, 8-0.

Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the 9th and finished with 3 hits and 1 run over 8 2/3 innings, striking out 8 Diamondbacks to lock down the 5-1 decision for the Cubs.

Daniel Vogelbach came off the bench and launched an 8th inning grand slam that turned a 1-0 Houston lead into a 4-1 Seattle victory.

Tyler Glasnow threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rangers along the way, to win the 3-0 game for Tampa Bay.

They all owned baseball on September 17, 2018

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Christian Yelich, September 17, 2018 )

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Another cycle for Christian Yelich?

Why not?

Is hitting for the cycle a once in a lifetime experience? Evidently not for Christian Yelich. In less than a month, he has pulled off the trick twice. BOTH times? Against the Reds. Safe to say he has their number.

With the 8-0 drubbing, the Brewers still have a shot at first place. And it is safe to say Yelich has been a good pick up for the Brewers.

How will the Reds pitch to him tomorrow?

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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BOSTON RED SOX
August 9, 2018 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Christian Yelich, a former Marlin, has 2 Cycles in 2 Months… while the Marlins are still waiting for their first ever.

Who Owned Baseball August 29, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

 

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Christian Yelich hit for the cycle, completing it with a game tying triple, and finished with a 6 hit historic night, giving Milwaukee a 13-12 extra inning victory in Cincinnati.

Mookie Betts walked, singled, doubled and homered, scoring 3 and driving in 3 as the Red Sox blasted the Marlins, 14-6.

Zack Godley pitched a shutout into the 8th and finished with 7 2/3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and struck out 6 Giants to earn the 2-1 decision for Arizona.

Reynaldo Lopez held the Yankees to 1 run and 5 hits over 7 innings to win the 4-1 game for the White Sox.

They all owned baseball on August 29, 2018

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Christian Yelich, August 29, 2018 )

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I think Christian Yelich is in a groove.

A day after clubbing 2 homers, he went 6 for 6 in an extra inning game and with a game tying triple, made it a cycle. Don’t put a qualifier on this one. He completed the cycle before the game went into extras!

The Milwaukee bats are heating up and Yelich just seems happy to be out of Miami.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
August 29, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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BOSTON RED SOX
August 9, 2018 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Phillies
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Well… a FORMER Marlins has hit for the Cycle. But still no player have hit for the cycle while wearing a Marlins uniform!

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

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Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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Madison Bumgarner threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and struck out 5. He did not factor in the decision but the Giants blanked the Diamondbacks, 1-0.

Carlos Carrasco pitched the Indians a little closer to the AL Central title by striking out 11 Twins in 7 2/3 shutout frames en route to an 8-1 victory.

Jose Peraza went 4 for 5 with a homer, 2 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Reds out slugged Milwaukee, 9-7.

Craig Gentry collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, giving Baltimore a rare win, 12-5 over Toronto.

They all owned baseball on August 28, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball August 22, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Benny Sieu – USA TODAY SPORTS

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Christian Yelich reached base 5 times, including a homer and a double, driving in a pair to help Milwaukee beat Cincinnati, 4-0.

Jack Flaherty took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 6 innings, 1 hit, 1 run and struck out 10 Dodgers. He did not get the decision but set up the Cardinals 3-1 victory.

Tyler White singled, tripled and homered, driving in a pair giving the Astros a much needed 10-7 win over Seattle.

Thomas Pannone allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to lead the Blue Jays past the Orioles, 6-0.

They all owned baseball on August 22, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball August 2, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Michael Dwyer AP

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Steve Pearce hit 3 homers, including a go ahead 3 run shot, to lead the Red Sox stunning offensive outpouring against the Yankees, 15-7.

Yasiel Puig homered twice and singled, driving in 4 runs as the Dodgers smoked the Brewers, 21-5.

Reynaldo Lopez allowed 2 runs over 7 innings, striking out 4 Royals as the White Sox won, 6-4.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Reds in 6 innings to earn the 10-4 decision for Washington.

They all owned baseball on August 2, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Marlins Baseball with Ely Sussman of FishStripes.com – December 19, 2017

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Jeff Roberson AP Photo

The Marlins are going through a rough off season, dumping off their star players AGAIN.

I welcomed Ely Sussman to the podcast . He is the editor of Fish Stripes, the Marlins site on the SB Nation Network.

Together we discussed the direction of the Miami Marlins and figuring out the future and the culture of the strange team.

Bringing in the fish talk in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

Follow Ely on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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

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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yandy Diaz missed the cycle when his second double hit the top of the wall, inches away from a homer. He settled for reaching base 5 times, scoring 4 times, singling, tripling and doubling twice with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed Boston and Sale, 13-6.

Christian Yelich got on base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to help the Marlins win a wild 9-8 game with Philadelphia.

Martin Perez threw 7 shutout innings as the stunning comeback of the Rangers continued with a 3-0 blanking of the Angels.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Astros in 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but the Nationals won in extra innings, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 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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Paul Sancya – AP Photo

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 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Chuck Crow – The Plain Dealer

Bradley Zimmer reached base 4 times, hit a grand slam, stole 2 bases and made a game saving catch as the Indians walked off in a wild 11-7 10 inning slug fest against the Angels.

Charlie Morton pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 Phillies to earn the 5-0 decision for Houston.

Yoenis Cespedes went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI to lead the Mets past San Diego, 6-5.

Zach Davies gave the Brewers a much needed win by pitching shutout ball into the 8th, striking out 7 Nationals in 7 2/3 innings for the 8-0 final.

They all owned baseball on July 25, 2017

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Atlantis Casino Wagers For 2017 MLB Win Totals

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The old adage here is ‘you want to know the truth, follow the money.

We have been talking projections for win totals in the upcoming MLB Year on a all offseason basis here at the MLB Reports. While we agreed a lot with the fangraphs.com prognostications, we had a problem with Baseball Prospectis’s PECOTA System yet again.

In the 1st total listed below are the official Win/Loss Over/Unders For All 30 MLB Clubs posted by Atlantis Casino.

We have to say that they pretty much mirrored what we have on the board for our projections.

Casino’s have a vested interest since it will cost them serious money if there are poor predictions.

In the last week, we have seen the Royals ink Travis Wood, but more importantly Alex Reyes was lost for the season by the Cardinals due to his upcoming Tommy John Surgery. Read the rest of this entry

Can These 11 MLB Hitters Continue Making the Most of Their Fly Balls in 2017?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a baseball fan who doesn’t dig watching home runs. If you indeed dig them, the 2016 season was one of the best years to track the long ball in recent memory.

There were 111 different players who reached the 20-homer plateau, which is a new record and a substantial increase to 2015, where only 64 players slugged that many baseballs over the fence. The most beautiful part of it all? Not all 20-plus homer hitters are created equally, which we’ve touched upon a couple of times this winter.

While they can also happen on line drives, the home runs usually result from fly balls. Obviously, for someone to accumulate a lot of round-trippers in any given season, a healthy fly-ball rate (FB%) is necessary.

So, it makes sense as to why 100 of the above players produced a fly-ball rate in 2016 north of 30% (including 53 with a fly-ball rate of at least 40%). That also leaves us with an interesting group who didn’t put the ball in the air as frequently, and they probably wouldn’t mind it happening again in 2017.

Here are the 11 hitters who managed to enter the 20-homer club last year without a fly-ball rate above 30%.

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5 MLB Teams That Could Be Real Contenders – Or Real Pretenders In 2017

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Each year we are enlightened to a few surprises in the MLB we were not expecting.  This year there are 5 teams that seem could flip either way based on the talent coming to fruition.

We tried to pick a club for each Division here, but simply couldn’t come out with a AL Central team.

Tampa Bay Rays:

With Alex Cobb potentially coming back healthy to the rotation that features Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi already. the Rays will have decent chuckers to start this campaign.

Add Blake Snell, Matt Andriese and recently acquired Jose DeLeon (who should contribute quality innings this campaign and all of a sudden this club doesn’t look too shabby for depth.

The Relief Core is also solid if Brad Boxberger can reclaim his form, and see a similar year for Alex Colome.

Evan Longoria,  and Brad Miller both put forth 30 HR seasons in 2016, and Matt Duffy may prove to be a decent Batting Average guy at Shortstop now.

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Christian Yelich Is an Under-the-Radar NL MVP Candidate in 2017

Making a name for yourself in the Miami Marlins outfield in recent years hasn’t been all that easy, but Christian Yelich has found a way to carve out some attention for himself in South Beach. Probably not enough yet, though.

It’s tough when Giancarlo Stanton grabs headlines every time he punishes a baseball, or when Marcell Ozuna‘s name is either swirling in trade rumors or being called out at the All-Star game.

Yelich quietly goes about his business on a daily basis, and while he may not generate the most headlines, he’s probably the most valuable outfielder on the Marlins’ roster.

After posting a 4.5-fWAR season in 2014, he didn’t progress like Miami hoped in 2015, producing just 2.4 fWAR. He flipped the script back in a positive direction last year, though.

He didn’t earn an All-Star selection, but posted a 4.4 fWAR, won his first Silver Slugger award and placed 19th in National League MVP voting. Climbing up the ranks in this award category won’t necessarily be a walk in the park — after all, that Kris Bryant guy is still pretty good, as is his teammate in Anthony Rizzo, along with other studs like Corey Seager and Freddie Freeman, just to name a few.

Although he’s fresh off a career year, Yelich is exactly the kind of player that can come out of nowhere to be a legitimate candidate for the award in 2017 because there’s still a ton of room for improvement in his game.

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Who Owned Baseball September 1, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 4 and played sparkling defense as the Marlins kept their faint Wild Card hopes alive by topping the Mets, 6-4.

Byron Buxton launched a 3 run homer that helped propel the Twins to an 8-5 victory over the White Sox.

Jose Urena allowed 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 6-4 decision for Miami over the Mets.

Ervin Santana worked out of jams well enough to keep the White Sox to 2 runs over 5 innings and get the 8-5 Minnesota win.

They All Owned Baseball on September 1, 2016.

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

 

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Brandon Crawford tied a National League record with 7 hits, including a double, a triple,a stolen base, a run scored and 2 RBI. The second run batted in was the game winner in the 14th as the Giants held on to take the 8-7 marathon in Miami.

Rob Whalen struck out 7 Brewers in 6 innings, walking only 1. He did not get the decision but he set up Atlanta’s 4-3 victory over Milwaukee.

Devon Travis got 4 hits, scored twice and drove in the go ahead run as the Blue Jays topped the Rays 7-5.

Hisashi Iwakuma threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Tigers and earned the 3-0 decision for Seattle.

They All Owned Baseball on August 8, 2016.

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

 

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Matt Kemp homered twice, driving in 4 to lead San Diego past Washington, 5-3.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, blanking Pittsburgh for a 4-0 Phillies win.

Manny Machado reached base 4 times, homering and driving in 2 to led Baltimore past Cleveland, 5-1.

Kyle Gibson allowed 2 hits in the first inning and no more over the next 7, shutting down Boston’s bats for 8 innings and earning the 2-1 decision for the Twins.

They All Owned Baseball on July 22, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball July 10, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Madison Bumgarner took a no hitter into the 8th and finished with a 1 hit, 14 strikeout, complete game shutout masterpiece, earning the 4-0 decision over Arizona for the Giants.

David Price threw like an ace, going 8 shutout innings against his former team, the Rays, striking out 10 and allowing 4 hits as the Red Sox won, 4-0.

Christian Yelich went 3 for 5 with an RBI to help the Marlins top Cincinnati 7-3.

Jacoby Ellsbury reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 and helped the Yankees finish the first half at .500 by taking a wild 11-7 slugfest in Cleveland.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 7/4/16

Due to the holiday weekend, I will not be posting explanations to all players. If you have a specific questions, you can direct them to my social media, which you can find listed later in the article. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I hope everyone has a great July 4th weekend!

P – Archie Bradley (vs. San Diego Padres): $8,500

P – Jerad Eickhoff (vs. Atlanta Braves): $8,400

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings – 5/10/16

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

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P – Kevin Gausman (vs. Minnesota Twins): $8,200. Gausman has proven he is a great play in daily fantasy over his first few starts in 2016. He is currently averaging 18.8 points per game on DraftKings this season.

He will be facing the 26th ranked offense on Tuesday, whom ranks as the 4th worst in the MLB when it comes to striking out. To top it all off, there is an 11 MPH wind blowing towards home plate, so the baseball should stay in the ballpark on Tuesday.

P – Derek Holland (vs. Chicago White Sox): $6,200. Holland hasn’t been spectacular in 2016, but Tuesday could be the day to turn it around. He is facing the Chicago White Sox, whom are ranked as the 18th overall offense in the MLB. When it comes to facing left-handed pitching, the White Sox are hitting a mediocre .237.

There will also be some very favorable weather for Mr. Holland on Tuesday. In Texas, it is expected to see winds upwards of 20 MPH towards home plate, which means there is a very slim chance of any power production.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings 5/4/16

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

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P – Steven Matz (vs. Atlanta Braves): $9,200. He is facing the 25th overall offense in baseball on Wednesday. His strikeout rate against a mediocre offense should be a great play. The wind will also be blowing towards home plate around 10 MPH, so this should limit and potential long balls against Matz.

P – Felix Hernandez (vs. Oakland A’s): $10,700. he is facing the 24th overall offense in baseball on Wednesday. In 275 career at bats against King Felix, the A’s are hitting .229 with a .264 OBP and only 5 home runs.

Based on his B v. P, I think King Felix is a great play on Monday.

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Daily Fantasy MLB Picks For Draft Kings 4/28/16

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

Note: There are only 8 games on Thursday, which means the match-ups are very limited. There is also a very good chance of rain for the following games, so pay attention to the forecast: Phillies vs. Nationals, Pirates vs. Rockies, Athletics vs. Tigers.

P – Jon Lester (vs. Milwaukee Brewers): Through 4 starts in 2016, Lester has been absolutely domin

ant. In 27.1 innings pitched, he has a 1.98 ERA, 23 strikeouts, 5 walks, and a 2-1 record. The Brewers’ offense has struggled this season. They are currently ranked as the 25th ranked offense in Major League Baseball.

Lester will be throwing off of his home mound on Thursday as well. All of these factors should work in Lester’s favor.

NOTE: The Chicago Cubs game was postponed on Wednesday night, so Jake Arrieta may take Lester’s spot on Thursday, and if that is the case, Arrieta is a must add.

P – Tanner Roark (vs. Philadelphia Phillies): Roark has been a pleasant surprise for the Washington Nationals this season. In his first 4 starts, he has thrown 24 innings, with a 2.63 ERA, 24 strikeouts, 11 walks, and a 2-2 record.

In his most recent start, he threw 7 innings against the Minnesota Twins, giving up 0 runs, striking out 15, and walking 3. He has a favorable matchup against the Phillies on Thursday, so he is a great start in daily fantasy baseball.

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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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The Miami Marlins In 2016: Contenders Or Pretenders?

The Miami Marlins have not had a winning season since finishing 87 - 75 in 2009. With some deft maneuvers and the right allocation of team salary (like the latest Chen signing) - this club could contend in the NL East with Atlanta and Philadelphia both rebuilding. With all questions pointing to how Jeffrey Loria will behave if they were in contention halfway through, it will be an entertaining season.

The Miami Marlins have not had a winning season since finishing 87 – 75 in 2009. With some deft maneuvers and the right allocation of team salary (like the latest Chen signing) – this club could contend in the NL East with Atlanta and Philadelphia both rebuilding. With all questions pointing to how Jeffrey Loria will behave if they were in contention halfway through, it will be an entertaining season.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer) 

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The Marlins finally threw down some money on a relevant Free Agent in the past week when they signed LHP Wei-Yin Chen.  The former Oriole received a 5 YR deal worth $80 MIL – that also has a Vesting Option for a 6th year.

Financially speaking, Chen will only earn $14 MIL of that pact in 2016 – thus bringing the Fish to about $77 MIL total team salary to start the campaign.

Miami is one of the middle of the pack teams in the National League – much like the Arizona Diamondbacks are.  These teams should be predicted to be just around .500.  The rest of the clubs should be well north or south of the even record mark. Read the rest of this entry

Miami Marlins State Of The Union For 2016

The Miami Marlins have not had a winning season since finishing 87 - 75 in 2009. With some deft maneuvers and the right allocation of team salary - this club could contend in the NL East with Atlanta and Philadelphia both rebuilding. With a suspect ownership group I am not sure they will be bolster the club any bit.

The Miami Marlins have not had a winning season since finishing 87 – 75 in 2009. With some deft maneuvers and the right allocation of team salary – this club could contend in the NL East with Atlanta and Philadelphia both rebuilding for the next couple of years. With a suspect ownership group I am not sure they will be bolster the club any bit – which would waste away the great value they have with their players currently with Fernandez, Stanton and Gordon.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer) 

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Just what the hell are the Marlins up to this winter?  Talk about a team that has done relatively nothing.  I understand that the market isn’t the greatest however you have Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton at a ridiculous value.

This club should be spending as much money as humanly possible right now to go for it.  The Braves and Phillies are down and rebuilding – and even Washington doesn’t seem as formidable as they have in previous years.

There was so much hype after signing Stanton long-term last season that has all dissipated within the last 12 months.

The management also turned out one of the better trades last year in picking up NL Batting Champion Dee Gordon for Andrew Heaney as the best players of the deal. Read the rest of this entry

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