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SULLY BASEBALL DAILY PODCAST – APRIL 17, 2015

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Writer and humorist Eireann Dolan joins the podcast today.

She talks about life with her All Star boyfriend, Sean Doolittle of the Oakland A’s, buying back tickets for LBGT Pride Night in Oakland and the constant fear of finding out about a trade via Twitter.

It is the behind the scenes look at baseball Episode 906 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

John Lackey, Lucas Duda, Chris Archer, Kurt Suzuki, Lorenzo Cain and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 7, 2015

 

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I recorded today’s episode along a big empty field in Fremont California.

If everything had gone according to plan, the Athletics would have had their stadium and called this patch of land home. As you can see, it didn’t happen.

It is a “What could have been” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 18, 2014

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Was this rock bottom for the A’s? Either the A’s will be remembered for a huge collapse forever or nobody will remember it on October 1. That’s quite a swing!

Hang on for the ride! It is the latest episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adam Wainwright, Carlos Carrasco, CJ Cron, Charlie Blackmon, Mike Fiers, Jeff Samardzija, Lucas Duda and Miguel Cabrera  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 5, 2014

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Photo: Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images

The Rally Possum led the A’s to victory!

Meanwhile the Wild Card race makes sense and the Phillies front office is insanely dumb.

That and more in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Tyler Flowers, Pablo Sandoval, Garrett Richards, Daniel Murphy, Desmond Jennings, Max Scherzer, Zack Greinke and Santiago Casilla (??) all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 25, 2014

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Joe Girardi will NEVER get the credit he deserves for a great managing job this year.

That and Sean Doolittle‘s hospitality and Brandon Moss‘ pizza on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Marcus Stroman, Matt Garza, Rene Rivera, Corey Kluber, Kole Calhoun, Aaron Harang, Jusin Upton and pizza man Brandon Moss all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 5, 2014

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PHOTO BY BRIAN KERSEY/GETTY IMAGES

The A’s and the Cubs clearly didn’t treat the 4th of July like a holiday. They pulled off a stunning blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for some of their top young players and Dan Straily, a fan favorite of one of my dear friends.

Does this sound like a day to put on an evergreen podcast?

Hell no! Let’s record an emergency episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.!!!

Chris Sale, Andrew McCutchen, Clayton Kershaw, Brian Roberts, Jayson Werth, Matt Cain, Shin-Soo Choo and Marcus Stroman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 7, 2014

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Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

The 10th inning of the A’s and Orioles game last night was so surreal that we all need to savor it for a few moments.

That and some unusual draft picks on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Dee Gordon, Torii Hunter, Tanner Roark, Dallas Keuchel, Nathan EovaldiDaniel Descalso and Adam Dunn  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 3, 2014

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

Why do obscene real estate prices in the Bay Area and Donald Sterling’s situation and the lease for the Raiders make me think of the Steinbrenner kids and the A’s?

It is all clear in today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Kyle Seager, Justin Masterson, Jordy Mercer, Clayton Kershaw, Xander BogaertsJohn Lackey and Seth Smith all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 1, 2014

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It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

A’s and Giants could very well meet in October. There is no reason to think they couldn’t… and it would be a great continuing of past traditions and missed opportunities.

That and more on on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yoenis Cespedes , Masahiro Tanaka, Johnny Cueto, Hanley RamirezChristian Yelich and Miguel Cabrera  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 13, 2014

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Doolittle got a save last night and it was the real deal.

A few changes need to be made to the save rule to make it relevant again.

Plus I like the DH being in the AL but not the NL.

That and more on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Eric Young Jr, Tim Lincecum, Jesse Chavez, Jose Bautista, Christian Yelich, Bud Norris, Brett Gardner and yes Sean Doolittle  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 21, 2014

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David Manning-USA TODAY Sports


Unwritten rules, managerial decisions and not trying to score runs.

A lot of stuff is getting me worked up today!

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast..

Rick Porcello, Josh Donaldson, Ryan Howard, Homer Bailey, Troy Tulowitzki, Adam Jones and Gerrit Cole  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Billy Beane’s Decision To Not Extend Mulder, Zito And Hudson Was The Right One: Money Ball At Its Best

Billy Beane will never spend a king's ransom for Pitchers on long-term deals or for big $$ because of injuries like Tommy John crippling your salary infrastructure for the whole time a player may be out. Especially with smaller market teams, having too much invested with your pitchers can be catastrophic. Even though Jarrod Parker is out for the year with TJ surgery, and A.J. Griffin may not be out of the wood for it either, the club is not hampered long-term financially by their injuries. It hurts yes, but not as much as it could have. He was forced into realizing the effects from losing Mulder, Zito and Hudson because the team couldn't afford to re-sign them. But as you will read, it was a blessing.

Billy Beane will never spend a king’s ransom for Pitchers on long-term deals or for big $$ because of injuries like Tommy John crippling your salary infrastructure for the whole time a player may be out. Especially with smaller market teams, having too much invested with your pitchers can be catastrophic. Even though Jarrod Parker were out for a couple of years each with TJ surgeries the club was not hampered long-term financially by their injuries. It hurts yes, but not as much as it could have. He was forced into realizing the effects from losing Mulder, Zito and Hudson because the team couldn’t afford to re-sign them a decade ago. But as you will read, it was a blessing in disguise.

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

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This has been an organization that has thrived on brilliant drafting of young arms. But in saying that. Billy Beane is a manager that will never throw out big dollars to retain Starting Pitching once the club has past the Team Controllable years.

In the early 2000’s, the team featured three ace pitchers in Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder

Billy Beane had to let each of them leave Oakland (in the winters of 2004 – Hudson/Mulder, and 2006 winter – Zito) because they couldn’t pay them the kind of dollars needed to secure them long term.

It was a decision that looked dire to start with while the team struggled from 2007 – 2011, but it also paved the way for a new run at AL West Division supremacy from 2012 to current.

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (April.10) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings 2014

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Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images

Jose Abreu launched a pair of homers and drove in 3 runs, leading the White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the Indians.

Daniel Murphy got on base 4 times with 3 hits (including a double) and a walk. He scored twice (including the go ahead run) and drove in 3 (including a key insurance run) as the Mets came from behind to top the Braves, 6-4.

Dan Straily pitched 7 strong innings, letting up just 3 hits and 1 run as the A’s cruised to a 6-1 victory in Minnesota.

Stephen Strasburg dominated the Marlins. He pitched into the 7th inning, letting up just 3 hits, 1 run and 1 walk while striking out an eye popping 12 batters. He got the 7-1 victory for the Nationals.

They owned baseball on April.10, 2014.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 10, 2014

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The Harvard Sports Analysis Collection

 

It is time for Red Sox and Yankees! The rivalry is in a strange place right now but no doubt will pick up in intensity.

Also Jim Johnson is out as the closer and Tim Lincecum’s role is unclear.

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Victor Martinez, Billy Hamilton, Mike Leake, Garrett Richards, Christian Yelich and Carlos Beltran all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 9, 2014

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Stephen Dunn – Getty Images

 

The National League Relief Pitcher Award is going to be named after Trevor Hoffman? I can not say I agree with that choice!

Also I tip my hat to Billy Hamilton and once again try to help Jim Johnson.

All on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Ryan Braun, Delmon Young, Tim Hudson, Chris Archer, Jose Altuva, Starlin Castro and Max Scherzer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 3, 2014

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Jim Johnson flopped badly in his first two Oakland appearances. In order to turn his season the right way, he should emulate Kevin Bacon.

It makes sense if you listen to today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mark Buehrle, Ian Kinsler, Tim Hudson, Ryan Ludwick, Mike Trout, Jason Vargas, Emilio Bonifacio andMatt Garza all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 27, 2014

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Could the A’s share AT & T Park with the Giants? Could that be the solution while a new ballpark is built in Oakland.

It could be. That’s the topic for today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

I want to see something cool for a new stadium for the A’s… like this proposed floating stadium for the Padres back in the 1960’s. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 23, 2013

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Shin Soo Choo signs an insane contract with the Rangers than can only be justified if the Rangers win it all. No pressure.

And I do the worst Grant Balfour impersonation EVAH on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 23, 2013

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 18, 2013

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Photo: Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports

It is too early to make 2014 predictions, but the A’s will probably win the West because unlike the Mariners, Rangers and Angels, they don’t look like they are panicking.

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 18, 2013

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 12, 2013

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Photo Source: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America

Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast is the second part of my conversation with A’s relief pitcher Sean Doolittle.

I took questions from some of my Oakland A’s fan friends and passed them along to Sean.

And along the way, we got to the bottom of the meaning of a unicorn and the identity of a juggler. It all makes sense.

To listen to Part 1 of the conversation, listen below.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 12, 2013

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June 28th) – Updated Yearly “WOB” Standings

Photo: Chris O'Meara - AP

Photo: Chris O’Meara – AP

Miguel Cabrera was a triple short of the Cycle. He went 4-4 with a single, a double and a pair of homers. He drove in three and scored three as the Tigers beat the Rays, 6-3.

Delmon Young went 3-6 with a double and six runs batted in, leading the Phillies to a 16-1 embarrassment of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bartolo Colon threw 8 innings of 1 run, 6 hit ball as the A’s beat the Mighty Cardinals handily, 6-1.

And Matt Harvey may have been ripped off by the Mets bullpen, but he was sensational. He threw perfect game into the 5th inning. He finished the game letting up just 3 hits, 1 run and no walks in 7 innings, striking out 11 along the way. The Mets relievers surrendered the lead and ultimately the game to the Nationals, 6-4. That doesn’t make Harvey’s start any less noteworthy.

They all owned baseball on June 28th, 2013.

My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.

At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON.

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Angels Two Week Review: The (Mostly) Bad And The (Somewhat) Good

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Albert Pujols kicked off the 2012 year by struggling brutally for the 1st 6 weeks. This year the man is off to a hot start - and can't be faulted for the teams failures so far. The Active Leader for Batting Average at .325 is back to his MVP form. The most telling stat the he is in the Zone is his Walks to Strikeout Rate being 11 - 3.  The 33 Year old is also the Active Leader for OPS among players at 1.022.

Albert Pujols kicked off the 2012 year by struggling brutally for the 1st 6 weeks. This year the man is off to a hot start – and can’t be faulted for the teams failures so far. The Active Leader for Batting Average at .325 is back to his MVP form. The most telling stat the he is in the Zone is his Walks to Strikeout Rate being 11 – 3. The 33 Year old is also the Active Leader for OPS among players at 1.022.

By Josh Jones (Angels Correspondent): 

For the second consecutive season the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have come out of the gates at an utterly slow pace. The 2013 version of the Angels followed in the footsteps of the 2012 team which started 6-14 and found themselves failing to dig themselves out of the April hole when it came down to making the playoffs.

The 2013 Angels have actually started worse than their 2012 campaign, posting a meager 3-8 record through 11 games. If it wasn’t for Albert Pujols’ 2 -run Double which gave the Halos a walk-off victory a few hours ago, this team would have been 2-9 and looking at the worst record to start the season in franchise history.

LA Angels Preview – They haven’t lived up to the Hype yet:

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