Talking new Dodgers front office and remembering Chambliss and Bartman.
The Cardinals Catching Situation is not the same without Yadier Molina, but at least they rostered 3 backstoppers.
Also speaking more about the LCS during this version of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Nobody Owned October last night as there were no games
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Every once in a while we will air the (ATR special, like our founder Jonathan Hacohen used to do every week). Sometimes a lot of good questions are asked, all at the same time.
Rather than go on for days on social twitter, it is easier writing in a format that doesn’t limit you to 140 characters:
We had 2 such questions that were good enough to write an article about.
Q: Who do you think should be the MVP in both the AL and NL this year?
A: This one is easier in the AL than the NL, but I would like to point out that the clear-cut favorite (Mike Trout) is not having as good of a year that he did in 2012 and 2013, however this trophy is going his way with the year LA has had.
Will finish with 35 HRs and 110+ RBI, with over 110 Runs scored, (currently has 81 Extra Base Hits for huge MLB Lead) and his stellar defense is definitely the difference separating him from Martinez (a primary DH) and Cabrera.
I will also point out that Victor Martinez (.970 OPS, 30 HRs and 104 RBI) would certainly be right up there if he weren’t playing on the Tigers.
His numbers, contact rate, and overall professionalism as a hitter have saved Detroit’s bacon this year.
V-Mart is hurt by the fact Cabrera is on the same club. For as much as the two time reigning MVP has been dealing with injury,. his so-called “down year” still has him with a 3 Slash Line of .318/.380/.527 with 104 RBI.
The big 1B for Detroit has seen his HRs cut nearly in half, but he is still leading the league in Doubles with 49 – and has 73 Extra Base Hits are even more than he had last year.
The Tigers never running away with the competition also is a drawback for both players. Read the rest of this entry
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This is so crazy…it may just work.. Every once in a while, I see an anomaly in the odds of a website. I will go through this in great detail here.
Lets just say the Rays are offering great odds on the board, yet the website has them as co-favorites in one odd (Regular season wins with Boston). I take this fact and twist the fork in it, to present my idea.
Ray Of Cash Opportunity
Rays Odds on the board at http://www.bet365.com
Division Odds + 250 (to win the AL East)
ALCS Win +900
World Series + 1800
Regular Season Over/Under 88.0: Over -110, Under -120
Once again the Rays don’t receive any respect. If someone were to bet the Tampa club on a Divisional win, ALCS win and a World Series win, they may cash in severely at the ticket wicket.
|Under 88 @ -120
$120.00 Single Reg Year Wins
|TB Rays @ +250
$63.00 Single AL East
|TB Rays @ +900
$22.00 Single ALCS
|TB Rays @ +1800
$12.00 Single WS
|Total for this period||217.00||0.0|