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Who Owned Baseball – July 17, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Astros cruised to an 11-2 final.

Chris Paddack went into the 8th, trying to finish the first no hitter in San Diego Padres history. He allowed a leadoff homer, his lone hit and run over 7 2/3 frames. He struck out 8 Marlins en route to a 3-2 decision.

Jurickson Profar homered twice and walked in the A’s 10-2 beating of the Mariners.

Amed Rosario reached base 4 times, including a home run, to help the Mets top Minnesota, 14-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 8 Cardinals in 6 innings but did not factor in the decision as the Pirates fell 6-5.

Teoscar Hernández homered two times in the Blue Jays 5-4 loss in Boston.

Martín Pérez held the Mets to 1 run and 5 hits over 6 innings. The Twins bullpen collapsed and the final score was a lopsided 14-4.

Trevor Story went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Rockies were out slugged by the Giants in an 11-8 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 19, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

CC Sabathia won his 250th decision in his career, striking out 7 Rays in 6 innings, allowing 1 run and 3 hit for the Yankees 12-1 win.

Max Scherzer ignored his broken nose to throw 7 shutout innings, striking out 10 to help the Nationals blank the Phillies 2-0 for a double header sweep.

Chris Taylor went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI as the Dodgers pounded the Giants, 9-2.

Mike Trout homered twice and added an RBI single, driving in 7 runs altogether in the Angels slug fest 11-6 win in Toronto.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jake Arrieta held the Nationals to 2 hits and 1 run over 6 strong innings. But the Phillies were shutout, 2-0.

Gerrit Cole struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 run. The Astros bullpen would meltdown in the 9th and drop the 3-2 final.

Ryan Braun reached base 3 times, including a homer, knocking in 3, but the Brewers came up short in San Diego, 8-7.

Rowdy Tellez hit 2 homers, driving in 4, but the Blue Jays dropped the 11-6 game to the Angels.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo blanked the Marlins over 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits, as the Reds took the game in a 14-0 laugher.

Gerrit Cole prevented any big inning from the Yankees, holding their bats to 4 hits and 3 runs, and gave the chance for the Astros to come back and win, 6-3.

Mitch Garver went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers off of deGrom to lead the Twins to a shocking 14-8 drubbing of the Mets.

Victor Robles capped a 3 hit game with a 2 out, 2 strike 9th inning home run to tie the game and propel the Nationals to a 10-6 come from behind victory in Philadelphia.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robbie Erlin threw 3 innings of no hit relief, striking out 4 Giants. It was too little and too late as the Padres fell, 7-2.

Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Brewers dropped the 11-8 slugfest to the Angels.

Mike Minor was strong over 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs and striking out 5 Diamondbacks. The Rangers bullpen blew the 5-4 game in the bottom of the ninth.

Yoán Moncada homered and added another hit, driving in a pair, in the White Sox 10-5 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (3/29/19): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for March 29, 2019

In this article you’ll find our breakdown of Pitchers to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com as well!

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Matt Shoemaker

#34 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Tigers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
29 27.6 0.182 0.207 0.98
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
85.4 MPH 16.1 0.285 0.264 0.388
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Gerrit Cole

#45 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Rays Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
42 21.4 0.353 0.308 3.31
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
84.8 MPH 4.3 0.309 0.273 0.373
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Jack Flaherty

#22 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Brewers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
93 36.6 0.236 0.150 2.66
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
81.2 MPH 19.7 0.277 0.194 0.305
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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

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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

Who Owned Baseball July 30, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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James Paxton threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 8 as Seattle blanked Houston, 2-0.

Shin-Soo Choo homered twice, driving in 4, in the Rangers 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

Will Smith struck out all 4 batters he faced to first keep the game tied and then to clinch the 12 inning 5-3 victory for the Giants in San Diego.

Matt Carpenter reached base 4 times, driving in 2 to help the Cardinals top the Rockies, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on July 30, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 9, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Aaron Nola allowed 1 hit and no runs over 7 brilliant innings, striking out 10 Mets. He also broke up the no hitter with a 3 run double that gave the Phillies all of their runs in the 3-1 final.

José Berríos threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run, no walks and struck out 8 Royals to give the Twins a 3-1 victory.

Scott Schebler went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Reds beat Cleveland, 7-5.

Stephen Piscotty broke up a scoreless tie with a homer and later drove in the only other run in the game with an RBI single as the A’s blanked the Astros, 2-0.

They all owned baseball on July 9, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 27, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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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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Who Owned Baseball May 4, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Walker Buehler threw 6 no hit innings to set up the Dodgers combined 8-0 no hitter of the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico.

Gerrit Cole threw a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 16 Diamondbacks as the Astros rolled, 8-0.

Bryce Harper continued to shine as a lead off hitter, homering twice and drive in 3 as the Nationals beat the Phillies, 7-3.

Eduardo Escobar reached base 4 times including a pair of homers, to lead the Twins past the White Sox, 6-4.

They all owned baseball on May 4, 2018

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for May 4th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for May 4, 2018

We have our MLB DFS slate for Friday, 5/4/18. Like we’ve mentioned numerous times in all of our videos, weather is extremely important at this time of the season, and lineups are constantly changing. Make sure you keep an eye on both, but check back here for updates.

Below is a list of our top MLB DFS pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FantasyAdvice22. Let’s bring home the bacon!

 

Best MLB DFS Pitchers for May 4, 2018

 

CC Sabathia

#52 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Indians Roster

AVG: 0.216 [45 for 208], BABIP: 0.276, K%: 23.0, BB%: 7.0
FIP: 2.61 Strikeout: 53 Groundout: 44 Single: 36Flyout: 20 Pop Out: 17 Walk: 15 Forceout: 9Grounded Into DP: 7 Double: 7 Lineout: 6 Field Error: 4 Hit By Pitch: 3 Sac Bunt: 3 Home Run: 2Bunt Pop Out: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Double Play:Intent Walk: 1

 

 

Gio Gonzalez

#47 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Phillies Roster

AVG: 0.146 [12 for 82], BABIP: 0.186, K%: 24.7, BB%: 9.7
FIP: 2.94 Strikeout: 23 Groundout: 21 Single: 11Lineout: 9 Flyout: 9 Walk: 8 Grounded Into DP: 3Forceout: 3 Pop Out: 2 Intent Walk: 1 Home Run: 1Batter Interference: 1 Sac Fly: 1

 

J.A. Happ

#33 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Rays Roster

AVG: 0.224 [17 for 76], BABIP: 0.238, K%: 15.0, BB%: 3.8
FIP: 3.77 Groundout: 24 Flyout: 14 Strikeout: 12 Single:11 Double: 3 Pop Out: 3 Walk: 3 Lineout: 2 Grounded Into DP: 2 Home Run: 2 Fielders Choice Out: 1Forceout: 1 Triple: 1 Sac Fly: 1

Jose Berrios

#17 Throws: Right

Career vs Current White Sox Roster

AVG: 0.113 [7 for 62], BABIP: 0.194, K%: 43.5, BB%: 7.2
FIP: 1.43 Strikeout: 30 Flyout: 7 Groundout: 6 Walk: 5Single: 5 Lineout: 4 Pop Out: 3 Hit By Pitch: 2Forceout: 2 Home Run: 1 Bunt Groundout: 1 Grounded Into DP: 1 Field Error: 1 Double: 1

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Who Owned Baseball April 13, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Todd Frazier smacked a pair of homers, added a hit and a walk, and helped push the Mets to yet another win, 6-5 over the Brewers.

Aaron Hicks homered twice, one being an inside the park variety, and reached base 2 more times as the Yankees held on in Detroit to an 8-6 final.

Anibal Sanchez threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Cubs enrote to a 4-0 decision for the Braves.

Gerrit Cole struck out 14 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and setting up the Astros 3-2 victory.

They all owned baseball on April 13, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 7, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB Standings

 

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Andrew McCutchen was dynamic, collecting 6 hits, stealing a base and extended his 14th inning at bat with foul ball after foul ball before slamming a come from behind, walk off, 3 run homer to stun the Dodgers, 7-5 in San Francisco.

Xander Bogaerts reached base 3 times, including a double and a grand slam, driving in 6 for the red hot Red Sox who clobbered the Rays, 10-3.

Vince Velasquez threw 6 strong innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 run as the Phillies humiliated the Marlins, 20-1.

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 Padres over 7 shutout innings. He didn’t get the decision but set up the Astros 1-0 extra inning victory.

They all owned baseball on April 7, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 6, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Joe Panik collected 5 hits and driving in a pair of runs and scoring 3 as the Giants blasted the Rockies, 11-3.

Luis Castillo struck out 10 Brewers in 8 innings, giving up 1 run and earning the 7-1 decision for the Reds.

Salvador Perez homered twice, driving in 3, in the Royals 13-2 trashing of the Tigers.

Carlos Carrasco went the distance, allowing just 1 run and 3 hits to lead the surging Indians past the White Sox 5-1.

They all owned baseball on September 6, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 19, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Nolan Arenado had the game of his life, going 5 for 6 with 3 homers, 4 runs scored and 7 runs batted in to lead the Rockies in an 18-4 thrashing of San Diego.

Brandon Moss got 3 hits including a homer and a game tying double in the 9th as the Royals walked off against the Tigers, 4-3.

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Brewers in 7 innings, allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision but the Pirates walked off the 3-2 final in extra innings.

Alex Meyer took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 7 innings of 1 hit ball, striking out 7 Nationals while the Angels rolled to a 7-0 final.

They all owned baseball on July 19, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 6, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Aaron Hicks got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, scoring 3 and stole a base as the Yankees beat the champion Cubs 11-6.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 6 Blue Jays and allowed 3 hits and 1 run over 7 to get the 6-1 victory for the Rays.

Cody Bellinger got on base 3 times, homered, stole a base and drove in 5 to help the Dodgers clobber the Padres, 10-2.

Gerrit Cole held the Brewers to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 in 7 innings. He did not get the win but did set up the Pirates 2-1 win.

They all owned baseball on May 6, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball April 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Trea Turner gave the Nationals their first cycle in 9 years, driving in 7 runs to help take a wild 15-12 Coors special against the Rockies.

Ian Kinsler went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Tigers clobbered Seattle, 19-9.

Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 strong innings, striking out 7 Giants, allowing 1 run and 1 walk to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory.

Dallas Keuchel went the distance, working out of jams throughout the game as the Astros topped Cleveland, 4-2.

 

They all owned baseball on April 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

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.

The Rays Outfield will feature Kevin keirmaier, Mallex Smith, Corey Dickerson and Steven Souza, while one of those guys may also see some time at Designated Hitter. Read the rest of this entry

Once Again: Why The MLB Should Consider A Geographical/Market Size Re-Alignment For The Next CBA:

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The new CBA has been a godsend for the mid – market teams, and not so great for the 10 top markets, but even more devastating for the 10 lowest markets.  One thing the CBA did address was to give the players an additional 4 days off during the league year – stretching from 183 Days to 187 – in lieu of expanding the rosters of 25 to 26.

This website has continued its stance since day 1, that while the economics have been a lot more fair to teams in the last 15 years, there is still much work to do.  The best small market teams we have seen in the last 7 years have been the Oakland A’s, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates and of course the 2015 World Series winning Kansas City Royals.  Only one of these teams actually were a decent franchise for some time before they took off.

Pittsburgh lost for 22 years before they finally made 3 straight postseason appearances.  With the new CBA not giving them 1st RD Draft Picks for departing players in future seasons like Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco, Starling Marter and Gerrit Cole, this is a sure fire way for the brass to cut the cord on their service team a lot of time ahead of them hitting Free Agency.

Kansas City was a laughable organization from the mid 90’s to 2013 as well, and despite winning back to back pennants in the AL< and being the first small market team to win the World Series since the 2003 Marlins, they will soon start to see their team ripped apart under the same Free Agent terms like the Bucs – with Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Danny Duffy and Mike Moustakas likely all not re-signing with the franchise.  Dayton Moore already had to trade ace Closer Wade Davis this past week.

The Tampa Bay Rays were awful from 1998 – 2007, and were able to stockpile #1 overall picks to build up the franchise.  The Joe Maddon era ensued for 6 straight quality years where they competed beautifully, including a World Series Loss in 2008, but now they are at a crossroads again from a 68 win campaign. and teams all spending double what they can. Read the rest of this entry

6 MLB Teams That Will Be Hurt Most By The New CBA

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Billy Beane was the king of the front offices just a few years ago, but a future loss of MLB Revenue Sharing and not being able to recoup 1st RD Draft picks by losing star players will hurt them even greater. The AL West also has 4 big market clubs residing it now, with Houston being a lot better than they were in 2013 and 2014 when they first joined the Division from the National League, This time frame was the best the A’s have seen of recent vintage. it will be a tough grind for Oakland to compete until a new stadium is built.

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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

Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 8/7/16

P- Gerrit Cole (vs. Cincinnati Reds): $9,200. Cole has been on fire recently. Over his last three starts, he has only given up one earned run in each start. During that time, hitters are only batting .219 against Cole. The Reds’ offense has been pretty lackluster in 2016, so Cole should be able to take care of business.

P- Adam Wainwright (vs. Atlanta Braves): $8,000. Over Wainwright’s last six starts, he has a 1.99 ERA. He will be facing the Braves’ offense, which shouldn’t pose a huge threat to the righty. At only $8,000, Wainwright provides a lot of value to this lineup.

 

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 8/2/16

P- Masahiro Tanaka (vs. New York Mets): $9,700. In two career starts against the Mets, Tanaka owns a 1-1 record with a 1.20 ERA. The Mets offense has struggled all season long, so hopefully Tanaka can take advantage of their struggling bats. Over the last seven games, the Mets’ offense has a .622 OPS, which is ranked 27th in baseball.

P- Gerrit Cole (vs. Atlanta Braves): $9,000. Cole is coming off a beautiful complete game performance. He is also facing one of the worst offenses in baseball, so this should be a favorable matchup. In his last two starts, he has allowed two runs on nine hits and a walk, while striking out 13 batters.

 

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Who Owned Baseball July 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Gerrit Cole pitched the first complete game of his career, allowing just 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 6 Mariners to lead Pittsburgh in a 10-1 laugher.

Freddie Freeman reached base 5 times, homered, drove in 5 and stole a base to highlight the Braves’ 9-7 victory over Minnesota.

Lance McCullers struck out 10 Yankees, allowing 1 run over 6 innings and earned the 4-1 decision for Houston.

Khris Davis went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers as the A’s held off Texas, 6-4.

They All Owned Baseball on July 27, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 7/22/16

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P – Trevor Bauer (vs. Baltimore Orioles): $8,900

P – Gerrit Cole (vs. Philadelphia Phillies): $7,400

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Who Owned Baseball June 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Kris Bryant went 5 for 5 with 3 homers, driving in 6 and scoring 4 to lead the Cubs in a wild 11-8 slugfest in Cincinnati.

Jon Gray struck out 8 Blue Jays over 7 innings, walking none and worked around a pair of homers to get the 9-5 victory for Colorado.

Nick Franklin singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 runs as the Rays snapped their losing streak, 13-7 over Boston.

Danny Duffy pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and struck out 8 Cardinals batters to earn the 6-2 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 26, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Tyler Duffey did not allow a hit until the 6th and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run as the Twins clobbered the Yankees, 7-1.

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs and allowed just 4 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 decision for the red hot Marlins.

Lonnie Chisenhall collected 9 total bases with his 4 hits, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Indians continued to roll, 9-3, in Detroit.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, including a homer and a pair of runs scored in the Braves 5-2 victory over the Mets.

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2016.

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Jameson Taillon’s First MLB Win Took a While, But the Timing Was Perfect For the Pirates

From the moment he got drafted to the moment he officially earned his first big-league victory, this was not how Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon imagined it would all happen. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth the wait, though.

Expectations were high within seconds of him learning he was taken with the second overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft — right after Bryce Harper and right before Manny Machado. Those expectations continued growing after just 23 career minor league starts when analysts began mentioning him as one of baseball’s top 20 prospects. He continued proving those analysts right as he rose all the way up to Triple-A as a 21-year-old in 2013.

And then suddenly, everything had to be put on hold. In the blink of an eye, Taillon went from being a stud top prospect on the verge of his big-league debut to being sidelined with injuries for two full seasons.

Then, it happened – the call Taillon was anticipating on getting sometime during 2014 finally came on June 8 in front of the home crowd at PNC Park against the New York Mets. It wasn’t a Stephen Strasburg-like debut, but it wasn’t too shabby. The right-hander delivered a quality start by allowing three runs on six hits, two walks and three strikeouts in six innings of work.

Little did he know how soon and how important his second MLB start would be.

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6 MLB Teams Who Could Take Advantage Of Stephen Strasburg’s Extension This Winter

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Matt Musico (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – chinmusicbaseball.com) 

Just a couple weeks ago, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg was watching a perfect free-agent storm happen right before his eyes. Not only was he dominating on the mound, but he also would easily be the best available hurler on the open market this winter.

Instead of trying to maximize his earning potential, the Scott Boras client opted for comfort and familiar surroundings. Doing this was obviously much easier since he was signing a seven-year, $175 million deal with two opt-outs, as well.

It’s not every day we see a player with Strasburg’s potential (and a Boras client) take a deal that’s probably below market value. For teams in need of top-tier starting pitchers, it left them with not-so-inspiring options when looking ahead at the remaining hurlers projected to be free agents in a few months.

There are certain MLB teams with depth on the mound that could take advantage of this situation by putting one or more of their young pitchers on the trading block. Here are six organizations with the ability to do so:

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

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Danny Valencia clocked 3 homers, including a go ahead 2 run blast in the 9th, driving in 3 altogether and leading Oakland to a 7-6 win in Tampa Bay.

Hector Santiago held Seattle hitless into the sixth and finished with 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball to earn the 3-0 decision for the Angels.

Chris Carter singled, homered and drove in the go ahead run with a double to push Milwaukee past San Diego, 3-2.

Gerrit Cole salvaged the final game of the series with 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits, no walks and struck out 7 as the Pirates finally took a game against the Cubs, 2-1.

They all owned baseball on May 15, 2016.

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MLB Fantasy Baseball Two – Start Pitchers Week Five Rankings: 5/2 – 5/8

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Michelle V. Agins – New York Times

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

Below you can find the two start pitchers for week five (5/2-5/8) and their match-ups. If you have any questions or comments about this article or fantasy baseball, please Tweet me.  If you enjoyed this post, please follow my blog for more updates!

  1. Matt Harvey (vs. ATL/ @ SD)
  2. Dallas Keuchel (vs. MIN/ vs. SEA)
  3. Jake Arrieta (@ PIT/ vs. WAS)
  4. Johnny Cueto (@ CIN/ vs. COL)
  5. Gerrit Cole (vs. CHC/ @ STL)

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