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Sully Baseball Podcast – Welcoming MLB on Facebook while Mike Trout is Squandered – May 26, 2017

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Baseball is creeping into Facebook. We are 10 years away from wondering how we followed the game without it. In Anaheim, Mike Trout’s greatness is being wasted. Meanwhile I look at the Pirates team that should have won.

Give a Like and Friend this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Braves stadium and Angels team that should have won – April 20, 2017

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Scott Cunningham


One of my most devoted listeners asked me a question.

The Braves new stadium seems nice but kind of what they already had. Meanwhile I discuss the Angels team that should have won.

Travelling down the state of California on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Today in Baseball History – The Indians/Angels Snow Series in Milwaukee

Ten years ago today, the 3-game series between the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scheduled to be played at Jacobs Field April 10-12, moved to Miller Park.  The Indians had already started the season on the road against the Chicago White Sox, winning 2 of 3 games.  When they came home to Cleveland, Mother Nature had plans that would interrupt their festivities and the next several games.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 28, 2017

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Mike Trout might never be universally recognized and that MAY just be a product of the current way we consume culture. Meanwhile Mike Scioscia might have outstayed his welcome.

Adapt with the times in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 21, 2017

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In 2012, the Angels decided to sign Josh Hamilton instead of retaining Zack Greinke. That decision haunts the team to this day.

It is a butterfly effect episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 18, 2016

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Mike Trout and Kris Bryant are the MVPs. Both good choices.

Mike Trout is half way to his Hall of Fame clinching.

Kris Bryant has already gotten some of the hard parts over with.

Now just imagine a World Series match up featuring the two.

It is a “New Generation of Superstars” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 24, 2016

 

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Believe it or not, the Angels have one of the oldest stadiums in baseball. And maybe they will find reason to leave Anaheim behind them.

It is a Heavenly episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Gregory Polanco, Victor Martinez, Jake Arrieta, Sean Manaea, Nolan Arenado, Nick Buss and Jon Grayall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 10, 2016

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Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher in the NL, but he won’t win the 2016 Cy Young.

Mike Trout is the best player in the AL, but he probably won’t win the 2016 MVP.

Who will?
Who should?

I ask the hard questions on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

John Lackey, Rick Porcello, Howie Kendrick, Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Neil Walker and Max Scherzer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports.

 

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The Most Recent Cycle Hit For All Teams (Updated for Freddie Freeman, 6-15-2016)

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The First Cycle of the Year!

And true to 2016 Atlanta Braves style, the team almost lost the damn game. It took extra innings, but Freddie Freeman made the list. This might be the highlight of Atlanta’s season!

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

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 15, 2016

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If I can’t see my favorite team in the World Series, I would want to see some of the brightest and elite stars in the game. A shocking amount of superstars over the last few decades failed to play in even a single World Series.

It is a star power episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jameson Taillon, Carlos Gonzalez, Doug Fister, Josh Donaldson, Julio Teheran, Jean Segura, David Price and Didi Gregorius all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB REPORTS

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 18, 2016

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Fredi Gonzalez gets fired because evidently he was supposed to take a stripped down team to the promised land.

Meanwhile Tim Lincecum got a job because Arte Moreno thinks it is 2011.

It is an “Update Your Resume” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Chase Anderson, Joc Pederson, Danny Salazar, Khris Davis, Max Scherzer, Mallex Smith, Phil Hughes and Travis Shaw all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 12, 2016

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Should the Angels deal Mike Trout?

Of course not. They should trade everyone NOT named Mike Trout!

It is a “rebuild around the Greek God” Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Max Scherzer earned a WOB as a pitcher and Noah Syndergaard owned baseball as a hitter.

Jackie Bradley Jr., Doug Fister, John Lackey, Chris Herrmann, Jordan Zimmermann and Jason Kipnis also added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Jake Arrieta, April 21 2016 )

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John Minchillo – AP

FIRST NO HITTER OF THE YEAR!!

Evidently Jake Arrieta and Max Scherzer are the only pitchers allowed to throw no hitters! Well, Arrieta was given plenty of run support and earned it with his second masterpiece in less than a year.

Who knows? Maybe it will be a magic year for the Cubs.

 

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 12, 2016

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What the hell are the Angels doing?

They need to sign a bunch of potential reclamation projects and hope some come through, otherwise, they might be wasting Mike Trout‘s prime.

It is a “far from heaven” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 4, 2016

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Why does Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant remind me of Mike Trout and his situation with the Angels?

Trust me. It makes sense!

It is a Can I Please Win The Big Award Now? episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 9, 2016

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Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

 

Does Albert Pujols have a shot to become the new Home Run King?

And if he does, will he get any love for it?

I am all about love in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 29, 2015

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Can you imagine an alternate universe where Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera would have been teammates?

It was possible.

Pondering parallel realities on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 20, 2015

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H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Sports/US PRESSWIRE

Josh Donaldson was a deserving MVP, but could the A’s wind up looking good in the long run? They had better hope so.

Plus the combination of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout is unique… maybe even historic.

It is a very valuable episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Trades Are Coming In Fast This Winter

A.J. Preller has been really active trying to replenish his prospect pool after making a big splash in his rookie offseason. The Padres finished a dismal 74 - 88. At least he recognizing the error of his ways - and trying to eradicate his mistakes. He dealt his two best Relievers already, stockpiling 6 prospects in return.

A.J. Preller has been really active trying to replenish his prospect pool after making a big splash in his rookie offseason. The Padres finished a dismal 74 – 88. At least he recognizing the error of his ways – and trying to eradicate his mistakes. He dealt his two best Relievers already, stockpiling 6 prospects in return in the trades.

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It seems everyday now that there is a new MLB Trade to discuss.  I love it.  Nothing is better than this kind of thing during a long offseason.  I thought we would take a minute to break down what has occurred so far since the World Series ended.

The Mariners, Padres are doing multiple trades trying to revamp their teams cosmetically.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Max Scherzer, October 3, 2015 )

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AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES

TWO NO HITTERS IN ONE YEAR!!

 

Well you can not blame Max Scherzer for the Nationals’ woes! He came to DC and found himself getting two no hitters in the same year!

The last time someone did two in one year it was Roy Halladay doing one in the regular season and another in the the Division Series.

Scherzer had the second game of a lifetime and Washington has its third no hitter since the last day of the 2014 season after not having one since 1931.

Not a bad way to say goodbye to the season for Scherzer.

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 30, 2015

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(AP Photo/Vincent Pugliese)

Rain has caused havoc on the schedule, causing potential chaos in the races… and I love it.

Meanwhile Clayton Kershaw has pitched Los Angeles into the playoffs and the other supposed Los Angeles team is currently in line for a Wild Card. They could win the Division.

It’s a Let’s Play Two Episode 1,073 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

A. J. Pierzynski, Clayton Kershaw, Blake Swihart, Nick Tropeano, Lucas Duda, Eric Hosmer and Tanner Roark all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 26, 2015

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Karen Warren – Houston Chronicle

 

The recent poor play by Houston and Minnesota could threaten any hope of a Cinderella story this year.

Plus the Pirates could make next week’s series with the Cardinals very interesting.

Line up the slots in the post season for Episode 1,069 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Rich Hill (NOT Carlos Carrasco), Shin-Soo Choo, Gerrit Cole, Lucas Duda, Jon Lester, Luis Valbuena and Freddie Freeman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 20, 2015

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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It is time for the Sunday Request.

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Perhaps I am the wrong person to ask, but I can’t not picture a playoff match up that isn’t at least interesting!

I appreciate ALL match ups in Episode 1,062 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Cole Hamels, Carlos Beltran, Patrick Corbin, Kris Bryant, Erasmo Ramirez, Eric Hosmer, Domingo Santana and Jerad Eickhoff  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Jake Arrieta, August 30, 2015)

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Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports

I think the Cubs have their Wild Card Game Starter!

No offense Jon Lester. But I have a feeling that Jake Arrieta is the right man for the job.

No hits, 1 walk, 1 error and 12 strikeouts? And the Dodgers get no hit AGAIN in the last 2 weeks.

Not a bad night for the man we can all call the Cubs ACE!

It is time to update my list!

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Mike Fiers, August 21, 2015)

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(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

ASTRONOMICAL!

Mike Fiers pitched a masterpiece tonight. The Astros pitcher threw a no hitter and totally shut down the reeling Dodgers, retiring the last 21.

It is the kind of game that could be the inspiration for ONE first place team and the low point for another.

And while we are here, let’s salute Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel andBilly Wagner . They were the Astros pitchers who combined for a no hitter back in 2003. It was fun for them to be listed here until tonight.

But this is Mike Fiers night!

It is time to update my list!

The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team (Updated for Matt Kemp, August 14, 2015 )

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DAVID ZALUBOWSKI/AP

THE FIRST PADRE CYCLE!!!

 

No Padre has ever thrown a no hitter. No Padres team has ever won the World Series. No Padre had ever hit for the cycle… until now.

Matt Kemp hit a fly ball that ricocheted off the right center field wall in Coors Field. By the time he stood at third base, the cycle was achieved.

This has been a rough year for the Padres and for Kemp, but this hit must have felt sweet.

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

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Hisashi Iwakuma, August 12, 2015 )

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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

 

A Masterpiece for Iwakuma!

This has been a let down of a season for the Seattle Mariners, but what a highlight for Iwakuma. The 5th no hitter in Seattle Mariners history and the first since the perfect game by Felix Hernandez in 2012.

It was also his first career complete game. It is a good thing they didn’t bring in Fernando Rodney for the 9th.

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 5, 2015

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Gary A.Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

 

Mike Trout is putting together a career we have not seen since… well… Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle. Let’s all savor it, shall we?

Plus I reluctantly talk a little Red Sox and Yankees in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Carlos Carrasco, Chris Young, Jake Arrieta, Matt Duffy, Matt Shoemaker, Carlos Gomez, Shelby Miller and Nick Hundley all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball



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The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team (Updated for Adrian Beltre, August 3, 2015 )

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SportsGrid.com

Adrian Beltre with the Tri Cycle.

The Rangers third baseman, who is quietly assembling a Hall of Fame resume, joined Bob Meusel, Babe Herman and Long John Reilly in the exclusive “Three Cycles in a Career” club.

OK, it isn’t quite Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays… but it is kind of cool.

Bad news for Shin-Soo Choo who didn’t even last 3 weeks on this list!

Meanwhile Beltre is on here twice as the most recent cycle for the Rangers and the Mariners.

 

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

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