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Sully Baseball Podcast – Using the Average Start as a Cy Young Metric – August 14, 2018

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We know the win loss record is problematic as a metric for pitchers. But so are all the confusing new stats. Why not just use the Average Start as a barometer for the Cy Young vote and base the award on how the pitcher actually performed?

That plus avoiding stupid losses in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Honoring Poppi Kramer and Examining the Illusion of Baseball’s Timelessness – July 28, 2018

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Poppi Kramer, comedian and friend and guest of the podcast, died this week. Her death affected me as I have strong memories of our mutual love for the game.

And losing her made me examine the illusion of timelessness in baseball and how we recoil when we see that change and finality are possible in our game.

A little sad in this episode of Sully Baseball.

Here are some of Poppi’s previous appearances on the podcast.

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

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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice for June 30th, 2018 at DraftKings & FanDuel

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for June 30, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 6/30/18 slate for Saturday. 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.  We are doing a promo for 50 customers.

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

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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for June 30, 2018

 

Edwin Jackson

#37 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Indians Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
69 17.4 0.319 0.254 4.50
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
93.2 MPH 9.7 ° 0.454 0.416 0.535
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Tyler Skaggs

#45 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
14 50.0 0.148 0.000 1.64
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
75.4 MPH -20.5 ° 0.308 0.050 0.058
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Justin Verlander

#35 Throws: Right

Jacob deGrom

#48 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Marlins Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
142 20.4 0.288 0.258 3.13
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.2 MPH 13.7 ° 0.294 0.255 0.333
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Vince Velasquez

#28 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Nationals Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
77 23.4 0.351 0.234 6.24
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.8 MPH 27.6 ° 0.342 0.237 0.425
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Mets and Angels should make a deal – June 13, 2018

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The Mets need to make trades before their assets get hurt. The Angels need to make a splash to make up for the loss of Ohtani and to not waste yet another brilliant Mike Trout season.

They need to talk together and make it work.

Recorded at Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College.

Talking deals on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast: It is never the wrong time to win 7 straight games – April 7, 2018

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Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week’s worth of games in a row.

Coming out of the gate strong in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Solving the Free Agent Situation at Whittier College – February 6, 2018

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While visiting Whittier College, alma mater of Richard Nixon, I took a look at the free agent signing drought. I came up with a solution that included fixing the Mets ownership crisis as well.

I am not a crook in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Getting Depressed about the Mets with Kate Feldman – December 15, 2017

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Today I had the Baseball Prospectus Mets editor in Chief Kate Feldman on as a guest.

We had a great discussion. But what was the tone of our talk about the prospects of the 2018 Mets season?

Maybe I should have this tweet she wrote after our talk speak for itself.

Seeing the glass half empty in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 1, 2017

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In the latest installment of The Teams That Should Have Won, I look at a franchise that has had a lot of near misses.

The Mets have lost some heart breakers and some big time stars came and went without a ring.

But the team I picked for the Mets could have built on past success and possibly could have avoided the pitfalls that would emerge in the ensuing years.

It is the second to last DAILY episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 14, 2017

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On Valentine’s Day, I take a look at the Mets whose 2017 is totally uncertain and Terry Collins is about to have an unusual title in the team’s history.

Feeling the love on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 15, 2016

img_8037If the Mets fanbase can be traced back to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants, then CitiField needs to honor a few Giants, including John McGraw.

Honor the In Laws on this episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 14, 2016

img_8039I visited CitiField, the new home of the Mets. It is a monument to the Brooklyn Dodgers and a missed opportunity to honor baseball of the 1960’s.

Missing out of the Don Draper era on this episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Who Owns October In MLB Playoffs 2016? (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 5, 2016

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Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports

 

The leaves turn, the weather gets colder and Madison Bumgarner is unhittable. It must be October for an even year.

Not too hard to see who owned October tonight!

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 5th. NL Wild Card Game:

Receiving 1 WOO’s 

Madison Bumgarner was his typical dominant self, throwing a complete game 4 hit shutout striking out 6 Mets and pushing the Giants to the Division Series in a 3-0 thriller.

Conor Gillaspie got 2 hits including a dramatic 3 run homer in the 9th that was the difference in the Giants 3-0 Wild Card win over the Mets.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO’s 

Noah Syndergaard kept the Giants hitless into the 6th, finishing with 7 shutout innings with 2 hits and 10 strikeouts. He would not get the decision as the Mets were blanked 3-0.

Curtis Granderson did not get a hit but made a dramatic catch to end a Giants rally in the 6th inning. In the end the Mets season ended with a 3-0 Wild Card game loss.

 

 

 

Current ‘WOO’ Totals MLB 2016:

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Edwin Encarnacion – Blue Jays 1, Conor Gillaspie – Giants 1, Curtis Granderson – Mets 1, Mark Trumbo – Orioles 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Madison Bumgarner – Giants 1,  Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays 1, Darren O’Day – Orioles 1/2, Noah Syndergaard – Mets 1/2,

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 5, 2016

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The post season has begun with two classic games and a manager blunder for the ages.

Buck Showalter lives by the motto “If you have to go down, go down with your 7th best pitcher!”

Meanwhile I entered a fold in time and space for the Connor Gillaspie homer.

It isthe Wild Card Game episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Madison Bumgarner, Connor Gillaspie, Edwin Encarnacion, Marcus Stroman,Noah Syndergaard, Curtis Granderson, Darren O’Day and Mark Trumbo all added to their Who Owns October totals.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October, click MLB Reports.

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 12, 2016

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Well… not quite. But kind of. I have no problem with the Mets giving him a shot. How could anyone have an issue with it?

It is a showmanship episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Andrelton Simmons, Corey Kluber, Addison Russell, Jose Urena, Edwin Encarnacion, Chris Sale, Luke Weaver and Wellington Castillo all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 8/16/16

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Daily Matchups for 8/16/2016

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Corey Kluber

Justin Verlander

Noah Syndergaard

Ervin Santana

Blake Snell

Jaime Garcia


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 12, 2016

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Charles Wenzelberg

 

The Mets have a shot to be THE team of the New York… and it is slipping away.

Is Terry Collins to be blamed? Well, he isn’t helping.

It is a “Don’t Blow This” episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Danny Duffy, Jameson Taillon, George Springer, Charlie Blackmon, Kennys Vargas, Erick Aybar and Eduardo Rodriguez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

 

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Cincinnati Reds Have A Trade Partner For Jay Bruce, But Who Is It?

The trade deadline is quickly approaching, but Jay Bruce is still on the Cincinnati Reds, which is a surprise to many baseball fans. Many teams have expressed interest in the Reds’ outfielder, so it is expected that there will be a trade within the next few hours. It was reported this morning that the Reds have a deal in place with a National League organization, but who could it be?

 

As of right now, it is rumored that the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants have the best chance at landing the Reds’ outfielder. All of those teams could drastically improve their lineup with the addition of Bruce. In 2016, Bruce is currently batting .265, with 25 home runs, 80 RBIs, 60 runs, .316 OBP, and a .559 slugging percentage. His impressive season led to his third all-star appearance in nine years.

 

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Which Team Will Sign Ian Desmond To A $100 Million Contract This Offseason?

After turning down a seven year/$107 million contract from the Washington Nationals two years ago, people thought Ian Desmond made a huge mistake. The following year, his contract year, Desmond folded under pressure. He hit .233, with 19 home runs, 62 RBIs, 69 runs, 13 stolen bases, and a .290 OBP. After that tough year, that $107 million contract extension that Desmond declined looked like a very bad decision.

 

Following Desmond’s tough 2015 campaign, the Texas Rangers decided to take a chance on the shortstop and sign him to a one-year, $8-million-dollar deal. The Rangers already had a starting shortstop, so they moved the former all-star to the outfield. While many people thought Desmond’s career was doomed, he is proving everyone wrong in 2016. If he continues at this pace, he could be looking at another $100 million contract offer.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 29, 2016

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Can we put a stop to any more books about the 1986 Mets please?

Is it a reflection of Gen Xers being as precious with OUR childhood as Baby Boomers were to theirs?

It is a “Let the Past Be the Past” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cole Hamels, Tanner Roark, Max Kepler, Aledmys Diaz, David Price, Jacob deGrom, Adam Jones and Martin Prado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/25/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/25/2016

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Noah Syndergaard– Thor has absolutely dominated the Cardinals in the 1 start he had against them. He held them to a .067 BA (1 for 15) with 5 strikeouts and 4 groundouts. He is the best pitcher on the slate in my eyes tonight even more than the most expensive pitchers in Arrieta and Pomeranz. We are projecting Thor around 45- 50 FP tonight.

Jake Arrieta He is facing the White Sox who have really come down from earth since the beginning of the season. The White Sox are 2 games under .500 while the cubs are 21 games above. Arrieta has held the White Sox to a .217 BA (18 for 83) with a 20.9 K% and a 5.5 W%. He’s struck out 19 while giving up only 2 HRs and one triple. I like Syndergaard more but you can’t go wrong here either.

MID RANGE

Aaron SanchezHe hasn’t faced the Padres much but he’s held them to 1 hit in 8 ABs. This includes 3 groundouts, 1 single and 1 strikeout. Sanchez comes in with 125 IP, 37 walks, 110 hits allowed, 108 Ks, a 2.87 BA and 10 wins. In his last 10 starts, Sanchez has 6 50+ FP games on FD and tonight could be another one of those games.

Jake Peavy I think this could be more of a sneaky play but like him as a cheap tournament option tonight. Peavy has held the Reds to a lifetime BA of .250 (19 for 76) with a 30 K% and only a 3.8 W%. He’s struck out 24 while allowing only 4 HRs. He’s a cheap option to help pay up at other positions.

VALUE

Dallas Keuchel Now this does worry me some as Keuchel is sporting a 4.70 ERA this season but he has dominated the Yankees in the past. Keuchel has held them to a .211 BA (24 for 114) with a 27.6 K% and 34 Ks to only 3 HRs. Keuchel has 126 IP with 110 Ks and 40 walks but he’s also given up 132 hits. I’m not sure if last season was a fluke but I think he’s only a GPP option tonight.

Jeremy Hellickson He’s held the Marlins to a .209 BA (31 for 148) with a 16.2 K% and only a 3.2 W%. He’s struck out 25 Marlins while walking only 5. He’s coming off a start last week against this same team where he pitched for 8 innings, a 3.84 ERA, picking up the win and 57 FP on Fanduel.  I like him again tonight against this team that we suggested him last week.


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Midseason Top 100 MLB Prospect Rankings Analysis (31-40)

Below you can find my analysis for the prospects ranked between 31-40 for the 2016 midseason top prospect list. If you want to see the full top 100 list, please visit the following link: SEE THE TOP 100 PROSPECT RANKINGS. I will be posting daily analysis of every player listed in the top 100, so please follow my blog and other social media for updates.

 

  1. Willy Adames (TB, 20 Years Old, SS): Adames has developed quite nicely over the last few seasons. At 20 years old, he is showing great success in Double-A. In 360 plate appearances, he is batting .264, with eight home runs, nine stolen bases, and a .365 OBP. After a slow 2015 season, Adames has rebounded very nicely after his promotion in 2016. He is starting to show more power, speed, and he is getting on base at a better rate. I don’t think he will ever be an elite fantasy baseball player, but he should be average-to-above average.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 28, 2016

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It is looking like Jose Reyes and the Mets are going to have a reunion.

This sends a horrible message about baseball and domestic violence.

It is a “reminder that some things are bigger than the game” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Kris Bryant, Jon Gray, Nick Franklin, Danny Duffy, Joey Votto and Mike Trout all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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The Night Johan Santana Threw the First No-Hitter in Mets History

The Night Johan Santana Threw the First No-Hitter in Mets History

 

Freddy Vazquez(Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – metshotcorner.com) 

The game is on, windows are open, and the fresh cool air was blowing off of Lake Ostego and into our small little room. Howie Rose’s voice filled the air and nervousness finally set in. The eighth inning had just begun and I was trying not to get too excited. You can’t help but wonder how you will react, how you plan on celebrating, how this could be one of the best nights of your life as a Mets fan. Three outs are made and the Mets are up to bat.

I turned on my Twitter app and started to read all of my fellow Mets fans’ tweets. The excitement was more than building, it was exploding! I love the fan loyalty, there really is no better fan base than ours. Point blank, no question, I dare you to challenge me. The feed wouldn’t stop refreshing but it didn’t matter – it was all Johan.

Howie comes back on the air and you never wanted a Mets inning to end so quickly. I was literally just hoping for three outs – I wanted the top of the ninth to start as soon as possible. The only thing I really remember at this moment was the cheering for Johan as he walked up to bat. They were even louder after he finally struck out and went back to the dugout. Andres Torres quickly made the third out and our dreams were to come true three outs later.

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Zack Wheeler Loves Big Sexy And NY Mets Fans

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Freddy Vasquez (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner – metshotcorner.com) 

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Zack Wheeler gave MLB Network Radio’s Round Trip a few moments talking about his rehab back from Tommy John surgery,Bartolo Colon and NY Mets Fans.

The young starter also had a few choice words about recently banned player Jenrry Mejia, playing for Terry Collins, and watching his peers in the rotation during the World Series.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 23, 2016

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Yoenis Cespedes is coming back to the Mets, at least for 2016. The goodwill that will buy for the Mets is worth every penny.

Plus I beat the hell out of a spider in Burbank.

Good times in Flushing for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 21, 2016

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Yoenis Cespedes needs to find a home. The Angels and Nats are the logical landing spot. But can the Mets afford to lose him?

I pulled off the road and into a parking lot to record this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 17, 2015

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It is Tom Seaver’s birthday. His amazing legacy extends to how teams are compensated for losing free agents.

Plus I bump into Rick Monday’s cousin on an airplane flight.

It is a Franchise Loving episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 1, 2015

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It is time for the Sunday Request.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsIn the light of the Mets collapse last night, I felt like this would be cruel and unusual to talk to a rabid Mets fan like Poppi Kramer. So I found myself refusing a Sunday Request. It turned out it was good that I did.

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It is a respectful and mournful episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Wade Davis and Salvador Perez and Michael Conforto all added to their totals of Who Owned the World Series and Who Owned October (WOWS and WOO).

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 31, 2015

 

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The Mets have turned this into a competitive World Series. Was Curtis Granderson’s homer the turning point?

Meanwhile Juan Uribe is back in the World Series where he belongs. And Raul Mondesi’s son did in zero regular season games what his father couldn’t do in 13 seasons: Play in the World Series.

BOO! It is the Halloween episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

David Wright, Noah Syndergaard and Salvador Perez all added to their totals of Who Owned the World Series and Who Owned October (WOWS and WOO).

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 30, 2015

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Jesse Dittmar for The New York Times

October is almost over and even your pal Sully thinks it is too late for Baseball.

Meanwhile, the Mets are finally playing a home World Series game. And Met fans should salute Omar Minaya, whose finger prints are all over this team.

It is an episode with potential redemption on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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