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Who Owned Baseball – April 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger got 3 hits, including the 2 out go ahead homer in the 9th, and stole a home run with a leaping catch to help the Dodgers win in Milwaukee, 6-5.

James Paxton blanked the Royals over 6 shutout innings, fanning 12 and walking only 1. The bullpen blew his lead but the Yankees walked off 7-6 winners in 10.

Justin Smoak got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, to help the Blue Jays hang on against the A’s, 5-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 Marlins in 8 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 5-0 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Mets lost in St. Louis, 6-4.

Alex Gordon got a pair of hits including a dramatic 8th inning game tying home run. The Royals would lose the 7-6 game to the Yankees in 10.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 8 and walking no Tigers. But the White Sox dropped the 4-3 game.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 run over 6 strong innings but did not get the decision as the Cubs walked off against the Diamondbacks, 2-1.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/31/18): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for August 31, 2018

We have our MLB DFS 8/31/18 slate for Thursday. 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.

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

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FantasyAdvice22. Let’s bring home the bacon!

Fanduel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/31/18): MLB DFS Advice

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (8/31/18): MLB DFS Advice


FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Pitchers

Jose Quintana

#62 Throws: Left

Career vs Current Phillies Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
137 29.2 0.265 0.190 3.64
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.3 MPH 14.9 ° 0.270 0.212 0.336
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Luis Severino

#40 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Tigers Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
47 31.9 0.240 0.227 0.77
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
80.8 MPH 15.6 ° 0.282 0.241 0.345
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

Corey Kluber

#28 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Rays Roster

PA K% wOBA AVG FIP
39 25.6 0.404 0.281 4.73
EV LA xwOBA xBA xSLG
82.4 MPH 16.0 ° 0.402 0.301 0.495
* Statcast data only available back to 2015

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Wild Wild Card Chase and Who the Yankees Should Pitch – August 17, 2018

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The A’s and Astros are about to play a wild and important series that could have huge ramifications on the American League Wild Card.

When the Yankees play the runner up of the AL West for the Wild Card Game, they need to reverse engineer their pitching staff to win. Two recent additions could be the key.

Giving advice to the enemy in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – First Impressions of the Trade Deadline While in San Francisco – July 31, 2018

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While standing outside in San Francisco, I share my initial thoughts of the trade deadline.

The Pirates may have helped themselves the most, bleeding into 2019. The Nationals probably should have seen what Harper could have fetched.

But the Mets botched the entire day and continue to doom their franchise.

Wheeling and dealing by the Bay in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I’m Still Here – July 16, 2018

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I am back podcasting after taking a few weeks to deal with an unpleasantness called “REALITY.”

I talk about the Cardinals managerial situation, Jose Oquendo’s resume, the charging A’s and the making of the In Memoriam video.

Getting back on the horse in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball April 15, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the 8th inning and finished with 7 2/3 innings, giving up 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run while striking out 7 Astros. He would not get the decision but the Rangers prevailed in 10 innings, 3-1.

Clayton Kershaw gave the Dodgers a much needed head to head win over Arizona with 7 innings of 2 hit ball, allowing 1 run and striking out 12 in the 7-2 final.

Starling Marte went 5 for 5 with a homer and 4 runs scored as the red hot Pirates won again, 7-3 in Miami.

Andrew Benintendi singled, doubled and tripled, driving in the tying run as Boston came from behind to beat Baltimore, 3-1.

They all owned baseball on April 15, 2018

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.

Who Owned Baseball July 15, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle, driving in 3 runs and helped the red hot Dodgers bounce the Marlins, 7-1.

Matt Chapman got 3 hits including a pair of homers, one that tied the game in the 8th as the A’s walked off 5-3 winners over Cleveland.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Reds over 6 shutout innings as the Nationals held on to the 10-7 victory.

Cole Hamels threw a shutout into the 8th, going 7 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits and setting up the Rangers 1-0 blanking of the Royals.

They all owned baseball on July 15, 2017

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.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 7, 2016

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Chris Sale was dealt to the Red Sox from the White Sox… and oddly it could make a lot of sense for both teams.

The Red Sox are trying to win now and got him without bteaking up their young outfield.

The White Sox need quality AND quantity in their farm and Sale’s value is at its peak.

Socks are changed and bad puns are made on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 26, 2016

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The Giants want Pablo Sandoval back? Holy cow, whatever they want, the Red Sox should make the deal NOW!

Meanwhile the Diamondbacks continue to be very very strange.

Dump the baggage on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League Trade Analysis (Part 2)

Now that the season is over, I wanted to go through my dynasty league trades throughout the 2016 season and give my analysis. I gave the analysis of my team earlier last week, but this analysis is for a very different team. This team is currently rebuilding and had by far the biggest roster turnover during the 2016 season. Austin, the owner of the team, asked me to analyze his team, so I figured I would share my analysis of his deals (there is A LOT of them). Before going into the trades, let me give you a quick overview of the rules and regulations of the league:

 

-16 team dynasty league founded 1.5 years ago

-Head to head categorical scoring (offensive categories include: Runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, Slugging, OBP, Strikeouts for hitters, Total Bases…. Pitching categories include: H/IP, BB/9, Total Strikeouts, ERA, WHIP, Quality Start %, Saves, and Holds)

-Roster: 19 active on the roster (C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, UTL, 5 SP, 5 RP), 12 bench players, and 21 minor league prospects

-Active salary cap (max of $20 million per player) of $168 million based on actual MLB contracts

-Annual amateur draft for the most recent MLB amateur draft during the offseason (if I mention a draft pick in a trade, that is what it is referring to)

 

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty League Trades Analysis

Following a 2nd place finish in 2015, this is the active roster I ended the year with:

C– Travis d’Arnaud

1B– Brandon Belt

2B– Robinson Cano

3B– Anthony Rendon

SS– Brandon Crawford

LF– Yoenis Cespedes

CF– David Peralta

RF– Bryce Harper

UTL– Daniel Murphy

Starting Pitchers– Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Sonny Gray, Justin Verlander

Relief Pitchers– Ken Giles, Daniel Hudson, Jonathan Papelbon, David Robertson, Shawn Tolleson

Off. Bench– Robinson Chirinos, Justin Bour, Jonathan Schoop, Alex Rodriguez

P. Bench– Nick Martinez, Carlos Rodon, Arquimedes Caminero, Jenrry Mejia, Drew Pomeranz, Tom Koehler

Offensive Prospects– Chance Sisco, A.J. Reed, Kean Wong, Tim Anderson, Jorge Mateo, Eloy Jimenez, Manuel Margot, Bradley Zimmer, Brett Phillips

Pitching Prospects– Edwin Diaz, Anderson Espinoza, Michael Fulmer, Taylor Guerrieri, Pierce Johnson, Yoan Lopez, Francis Martes, Alex Reyes, Jack Flaherty, Casey Meisner, Luis Ortiz

 

While I did finish the season in 2nd, my roster needed some serious improvements. I had a lot of faith in my ability to scout prospects, so I figured it was time to unload some prospects for win-now talent and trust my ability to refill my minor league system with less publicized talent. You can see all of the trades I made in the offseason and during the 2016 season in order from oldest to most recent below (all trades made prior to the season are in bold and in season is in italics):

 

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Texas Rangers Acquire Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress From Milwaukee Brewers For Two Top Prospects

Wow, the Texas Rangers have been busy today. The Texas Rangers are all in ladies and gentleman. They have acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress from the Milwaukee Brewers in a deal that is headlined by top prospects, Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz. This deal is a win-win deal for both the Texas Rangers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Lets jump into the analysis of this deal.

 

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Texas Rangers Acquire Carlos Beltran From The New York Yankees

The Rangers have been great all year, but they just got even better. It has been reported that they have acquired Carlos Beltran from the New York Yankees. Beltran will be an impact bat in the Rangers lineup for the rest of 2016. The Rangers will send Dillon Tate to the Yankees, which is another huge addition to the Yankees system. Lets jump into the analysis of this deal.

 

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Colin Rea Traded Back To The Padres After One Start With The Marlins

Colin Rea and Andrew Cashner were acquired by the Miami Marlins on July 29th from the San Diego Padres. The Marlins sent top prospect, Josh Naylor, and multiple other prospects to the Padres in return. Unfortunately, it looks like Rea’s time in Miami has been cut short after an arm injury suffered in his first start. Little did we all know, but there was a return policy also included in the original trade.

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Rich Hill and Josh Reddick From The Oakland A’s

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! The trade deadline will end at 4 PM EST today, so that means we will see plenty of trades in baseball. The first big trade of the day includes the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Oakland A’s. The Dodgers will acquire starting pitcher, Rich Hill, and outfielder, Josh Reddick. Considering the Dodgers are only two games out of first place in the National League West, this is a huge move to win now. Both players are rentals since their contracts are up at the conclusion of the season.

 

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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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REPORT: New York Yankees Want More Than Lucas Giolito In A Deal For Andrew Miller

Well folks, the madness has started. The trade deadline is quickly approaching and the rumors are growing by the hour. The newest rumor surrounds the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals in a deal for closer, Andrew Miller, that includes top pitching prospect, Lucas Giolito. Before we get into the details of this rumor, you might want to sit down because this might get a little crazy. Clic the link below to see the rest of the article.

 

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Which Relief Pitcher Will The Washington Nationals Acquire At The Trade Deadline?

The Washington Nationals are currently in first place in the National League East, but they are in desperate need of some help in their bullpen. Their current closer, Jonathan Papelbon, has struggled all season long, which has cost the Nationals multiple games. He currently has a 4.18 ERA, 19 saves, and three blown saves in 34 appearances. Due to these struggles, the Washington Nationals could consider many options near the trade deadline. Some possibilities are mentioned in the link below:

 

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Andrew Benintendi Could Be Promoted By The Boston Red Sox Very Soon

Following the promotion of Alex Bregman and David Dahl, Andrew Benintendicould be the next star prospect called up to the big leagues. The Boston Red Sox organization could use an everyday outfielder in left field, and Benintendi could be the answer.

 

Benintendi was drafted seventh overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft. Since stepping on the field as a Red Sox prospect, Benintendi has done nothing but impress. He has proven his bat is above average, possesses above average speed, and he has very good defense in centerfield. Over the past two years, he has started every game in centerfield, but the Red Sox have switched him to left field over the last two games. Many people believe this position change is prepping one of their top prospects for a move to the big leagues.

 

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Yankees Get A King’s Ransom From The Chicago Cubs For Aroldis Chapman

Many people believed the New York Yankees were going to be in “sell” mode this trade deadline, but today might have confirmed that notion. Reports say the Yankees have dealt four-time all-star, Aroldis Chapman, to the Chicago Cubs for what is believed to be four players. These players include the Cubs’ best prospect, Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Adam Warren, and one other. I’m sure the Yankees weren’t too keen on rebuilding, but it is too hard to pass up this offer the Chicago Cubs made.

 

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TRADE RUMORS: Cleveland Indians Looking To Acquire Jonathan Lucroy

It is no secret the Cleveland Indians are looking to acquire an elite bat near the trade deadline. There were rumors the Tribe were going after Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder, Jay Bruce, but it looks like their attention is focused elsewhere at the moment. The latest rumor is the Indians are making a strong push to trade for Milwaukee Brewers’ catcher, Jonathan Lucroy.

 

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The Atlanta Braves Need To Trade Julio Teheran, But It Might Not Happen

As it gets closer to the trade deadline, Atlanta Braves pitcher, Julio Teheran, is gaining more and more attention. Through five starts in June, Teheran has been absolutely dominant throwing 37.2 innings, with a 1.91 ERA, 17 hits against, 37 strikeouts, and only four walks. The Braves will bring in quite the haul if they decide to deal the right-hander to a competing team at the trade deadline.

 

So far in 2016, Teheran owns a 3-7 record, with a 2.46 ERA, 70 hits against, 99 strikeouts, and 24 walks in 106 innings pitched. Pay no attention to the record since he is currently playing for the worst team in baseball, but this might not be for long. Many teams have expressed interest in Teheran, including the Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, and other teams competing for a spot in the playoffs.

 

Teheran would help a competing team, but he may not be worth the price the Atlanta Braves are asking for. Not only is the price high, but there are some concerning factors that might show that Teheran’s success in 2016 could be a fluke.

 

To read more about how Teheran’s 2016 season could be a fluke, click the link below:

 

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MLB Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants Trying To Acquire Ryan Braun

It is no secret that the San Francisco Giants are trying to land an outfielder after losing all-star outfielder, Hunter Pence, for the next few months due to a very severe hamstring injury. As of right now, the Giants have filled the outfield with Gregor Blanco, Denard Span, Jarrett Parker, and Mac Williamson. As you can imagine, this outfield is not doing the trick considering Span is only outfielder with an on base percentage higher than .310 this season.

 

The Giants currently have a five game lead in the National League West, but over the last seven games, their offense is ranked last in OBP, 28th in runs scored, and dead last in slugging. If the Giants want to keep this lead in their division, they need to find a way to add an elite bat to their lineup during Pence’s absence.

 

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James Shields To Be Traded In The Next 24 Hours, But To Which Team?

Well folks, we could have the first big trade of the 2016 season within the next 24 hours. The San Diego Padres are looking to deal right-handed pitcher, James Shields, as soon as they can. As of right now, it is reported that there are a few teams interested in Shields, but the Chicago White Sox are the front runners.

 

The White Sox could use another arm in their rotation. Currently, their rotation has four very solid starters, but the fifth starter has brought about many questions. Shields has struggled in 2016, but if he can turn it around, everyone knows how good he can really be.

 

If the White Sox were to land Shields, their rotation would include Chris SaleJose QuintanaCarlos RodonMat Latos, and James Shields.  Trading for Shields could not only bolster their rotation, but it would also bring about a pitcher who goes deep into games to give their bullpen a rest.

 

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MLB Trade Rumors: Andrew Miller To The Texas Rangers

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

Let me preface this article by saying that this deal will only be made if the New York Yankees are out of the playoff race near the trade deadline. As of right now, the New York Yankees are 22-24, and 6.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox.

Considering how competitive the American League East is, there is a good chance the Yankees will be out of contention near the trade deadline, which means they will be sellers in the trade market.

The Yankees’ number one asset to move will be one of their three elite relief pitchers, Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, or Aroldis Chapman.

Of the three, Andrew Miller is the most likely to be dealt. Miller is under contract until 2018 (signed a four-year/$36 million contract in 2015), which is what makes him so valuable to a contending team. So far in 2016, Miller has appeared in 19 games, with a 2-0 record, 0.96 ERA, 33 strikeouts, and one walk in 18.2 innings pitched.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Matt Kemp To The Seattle Mariners

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

Matt Kemp has had quite the 2016 campaign so far for the San Diego Padres. In 167 plate appearances, he is batting .244, with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 20 runs. While he doesn’t have the value he once did, he could improve many competing teams who have a lack of talent in their outfield.

His power and run production could be a big boost to many lineups, including the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners are currently 22-17 and sitting at the top of the American League West. They aren’t necessarily struggling with run production, but their outfield doesn’t strike fear int

o many pitcher’s eyes. Their outfield is currently manned by Nori Aoki (.224 BA, 0 HR, 6 RBIs, 20 R, 2 SB), Leonys Martin (.203 BA, 6 HR, 14 RBIs, 16 R, 7 SB), and Seth Smith (.240 BA, 4 HR, 14 RBIs, 18 R). Realistically, Kemp could take over for any one of these players and provide an upgrade to the Mariners’ lineup.

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A Jay Bruce Trade To The New York Yankees Makes Sense

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

As of right now, the New York Yankees are really struggling. They are currently in last place in the American League East with a record of 13-19. A large part of this extreme decline is because the Yankees are struggling to score runs.

They are currently ranked as the 24th overall team in Major League Baseball when it comes to run production. This is exactly why the potential addition of Jay Bruce could be a huge spark plug to the Yankees lineup.

The Yankees outfield is currently filled with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and a struggling Aaron Hicks. Jay Bruce could take over for Hicks and provide a lot of power potential for the Yankees lineup.

Over Bruce’s 9-year career, he is averaging 30 home runs per season. His left-handed power swing could be extremely dangerous in Yankee Stadium.

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Trade Rumor: Will The Los Angeles Angels Flip Mike Trout?

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Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

As of right now, the Angels only have 3 starting pitchers listed on their depth chart (Jared WeaverHector Santiago, and Nick Tropeano).

This team is falling apart and it could be time to make a drastic move.

They are currently 13 – 18, but they are expected to continue to drop in the standings considering their team can’t stay healthy. Just to make matters worse, their farm system is widely considered to be the worst minor league system in baseball.

With that said, is it time for the Angels to consider trading Mike Trout to restock their farm system and focus on building their team for the future?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 28, 2015

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A Ryan Howard to the Cardinals deal could be interesting, if not practical.

Meanwhile the Dodgers continue to blow the chance to be pioneers in the internet world.

It is a look at the hypotheticals Episode 944 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Felix Hernandez, Noah Syndergaard, Chris Davis, Lucas Duda, Chris Archer, Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia and Todd Frazier all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 26, 2015

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The AL East is wide open and Rangers fans need to welcome Josh Hamilton back with open arms.

That and more on Episode 915 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Matt Harvey, Angel Pagan, Wei-Yin Chen, Jimmy Paredes, Justin Upton, Michael Brantley, Rubby De La Rosa and Daniel Norris all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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