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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!

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Cole Hamels, July 25, 2015)

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David Banks/Getty Images

 

If this is Cole Hamels final game with the Phillies, what a way to go!

The Phillies should take advantage and trade Hamels RIGHT NOW before anyone thinks he has any arm issues. Getting an ace fresh off of a no hitter?

I think he is in good shape.

This is also the first no hitter thrown against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax in 1965. A cool fact but the end of a Twitter account called @CubsNoHitStreak which reminded the world of their ability to break up no nos in every game since.

Alas, it is no more.

A few more thoughts… Cole Hamels has started more no hitters since September 1, 2014 than the Padres and Mets have had in their history combined.

But his last no hitter was a combined one, so that means Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon are off the list now.

They didn’t last long… not as long as Indians pitcher Len Barker who has been on this list since 1981.

It is time to update my list!

The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team (Updated for Shin-Soo Choo, July 21, 2015)

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DAVID ZALUBOWSKI/AP

First Texas cycle in 2 years!

Lots of people hit their cycles in Colorado. Choo is the latest. In fact his teammate Delino DeShields almost joined him if only he could have connected for a Coors homer himself.

Either way, it was safe to say that humidor or no humidor, it was a good night to hit in Colorado (except for the Rockies who were shutout, 9-0.

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

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 1, 2015

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(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! And there is turmoil in Angels land, and I can understand both sides of the argument

Not a lot of halos to go around on Episode 980 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Howie Kendrick, Jordan Zimmermann, Mike Montgomery, Mitch Moreland, Chris Davis, Jon Niese and Randal Grichuk all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Max Scherzer, June 20, 2015 )

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Rob Carr/Getty Images

Max Scherzer gets his first no hitter!

He nearly got a no hitter in his last start and nearly threw a perfect game (ah those hit by pitches.) I think he will take it. Man, Jordan Zimmermann didn’t last long on this list. After no Washington no hitter since Bobby Burke’s gem for the Senators in 1931 and no franchise no hitter since Dennis Martinez’s perfecto in 1991, Zimmermann ended the regular season of 2014 with a no no.

Now Scherzer takes Zimmermann’s place. And by the way he has been pitching, he will be back.

It is time to update my list!

The Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each Team (Updated for Brock Holt – June 16, 2015)

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The First Cycle Hit for 2015!

With all the great hitters in baseball, naturally it is BROCK HOLT of the Red Sox who gets a single, double, triple and homer. Granted, I am not thrilled that he wears Wade Boggs’ number 26, but this is a day to celebrate.

Good bye John Valentin, no longer on this list.

I have compiled a list of the most current no hitter for each franchise, but here is the companion list for the cycle. Is it harder to hit for the cycle? Probably. But Holt did it!

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

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for June 9, 2015 )

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Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The first No Hitter of 2015!

Lots of Giants greats have thrown no hitters, from Christy Matthewson to Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. Now add Chris Heston to the list. Just think. In 2013, the Giants designated him for assignment and anyone could have picked him up.

I bet the Giants are glad nobody did.

With a 5-0 masterpiece, Chris Heston has his own piece of history and removes his teammate Lincecum from this list.

I am sure Tim is fine with it.

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 30, 2015

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.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Last night was strange in the big leagues.

The Mariners keep giving the ball to a closer who is having a terrible season and he was awful last night. Derrek Norris had a rotten night at the plate. And yet both were celebrating at the end!

Meanwhile in Little League, a nice friendly game turned petty because of one coach and competitive because of my nature!

It is a good sportsman Episode 947 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Josh Hamilton, Buster Posey, Taijuan Walker, Chad Bettis, Adam Lind, Cole Hamels, Hanley Ramirez and Trevor Bauer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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