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Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Diamondbacks over 7 strong innings as the Mets came away with the 3-1 victory.
Charlie Morton threw 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and struck out 8 Indians and earned the 4-1 decision for Houston.
Jose Martinez got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 5 runs to lead the Cardinals 12-4 pounding of Philadelphia.
Wilson Ramos homered twice and singled, driving in 3, as the Rays beat the Angels, 8-3.
They all owned baseball on May 18, 2018
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Chris Ianetta got 3 hits, homering twice including a go ahead grand slam and drove in an eye popping 8 runs as the Diamondbacks took a wild 13-11 slugfest from Miami.
Wilson Ramos got 3 hits including a grand slam to lead the Rays past the Orioles, 8-3.
Rich Hill struck out 9 Giants over 6 innings and gave up 1 run and got a hit along the way as the Dodgers finally clinched the NL West with a 4-2 victory.
Erasmo Ramirez held the mighty Indians to 3 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 10. He did not get the decision but set up the Mariners 3-1 walk off finale.
They all owned baseball on September 22, 2017
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Daniel Mengden threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 7 Phillies in the A’s 4-0 final.
Josh Donaldson singled, doubled and homered to help the Blue Jays top Minnesota, 4-3.
Alex Wood shutout the Nationals for 6 innings, whiffing 8 and earning the 7-0 decision for the Dodgers.
Zack Cozart homered twice to lead the Reds past Pittsburgh, 4-2.
They all owned baseball on September 15, 2017
The Giants are one of the best franchises at fostering their home grown talent. It has culminated in 3 World Series from 2010 – 2014, and the franchise has several of its core players locked up for the next 3 – 5 years.
With the recent news of the Luxury Tax Threshold penalizing the Dodgers something fierce for obliterating their payroll, the NL West has come back to the Giants to win – considering the LA squad has taken down 4 straight Division Titles.
San Francisco started the process of healing their Bullpen this winter. by forking out some big dollars to secure Closer Mark Melancon ( 4YRs/$62 MIL). There is still a long way to go in shoring up the Relief Core, but they should have the funds to do it.
Which brings me to my next point. Beyond the suspicion that Eduardo Nunez may not be a great long=term fit in the Bay Area, the Roster is pretty secure in the rest of the lineup – except for say the LF position.
There are not a lot of prime Free Agents on the open market that can play the OF. Michael Saunders will cost too much money…Angel Pagan..well the Giants should just say no…Colby Rasmus…yikes…Brandon Moss….um….should be a 1B/DH type in the American League.
My thought is – why not sign Matt Wieters to a 3 – 4 year contract worth about $33 – $44 MIL ($11 MIL AAV) – to be the prime Catcher for the Giants – then move Posey to First Base and Brandon Belt to LF? To me it makes sense. Read the rest of this entry
The Nats Pay A Steep Price For Eaton: The New CF Has A Team Friendly 5 Year Deal Which Is The Key To Salvage The Trade
For the majority of the last week we heard the Nationals were trying to land Andrew McCutchen in a trade, but they shocked the world on Wednesday by acquiring CF Adam Eaton from the White Sox in exchange for three RHP (Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning).
These three guys represent the club’s #1, #3 and #6 prospects. Giolito was ranked #3 overall and Lopez #38 by MLBPipeline.com
This seems like a lot for just one player – but you have to look at several factors here.
Mike Rizzo landed a player that just turned 28 a few years ago.. He is the leadoff guy the team has needed ever since the departure of Denard Span. This is so critical when you consider the Nats will likely only have Bryce Harper for the next 2 years. Read the rest of this entry
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This is an absolutely pivotal year for the Washington Nationals. They have many of their players locked up for 1 – 2 more years, but an escalating payroll also has entered the fray, and now they are in deep trouble to re-sign Bryce Harper when he comes up for Free Agency in 2019.
Looking at the projected player payroll for the current roster – and this franchise sits at about $155 MIL in 2017. They have some maneuvers they could pull off to take the money down slightly.
I would start with trading Gio Gonzalez to free up $12 MIL. This guy is the #4 or #5 at best. Yes we have seen lesser pitchers like Andrew Cashner sign a deal for one year at $10 MIL with the Rangers, however that has more to do with the Texas depth.
By dealing Gonzalez. the Nationals still would have a rotation of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark, Joe Ross and Lucas Giolito, with Reynaldo Lopez and A.J. Cole likely seeing some action first out of the “Taxi squad.”
Quite simply put, the Nationals are extremely talented with 2 pitchers that could win the Cy Young (Scherzer who won it in 2016 and Strasburg, who could have won it had they given out an award at the ALL – Star Break) and up to 3 players that would be listed among the top 15 NL MVP favorites (Harper, Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner), but they do possess a few holes with losing Wilson Ramos and Mar Melancon off the end of the year Roster.
Compared to previous years, the 2016-17 MLB free-agent market leaves a lot to be desired, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t intriguing players to follow as they search for new homes.
Like everyone else, I knew this winter’s class of available players wasn’t great, but the reminder was an unpleasant one while looking at the list again this week. Seriously, just take a look at who is expected to hit the market at shortstop and third base this year and tell me that doesn’t make you shake your head.
With that in mind, it means the few MLB free agents who would’ve been rather intriguing during a normal winter get super intriguing this winter. The following six players have unique situations that will shape their trip into the market over the coming months, and here’s why it’s worth following them on their journey.
Between the regular season and the playoffs, there’s still about two months of baseball left to enjoy, but winter is approaching faster than we realize. It stinks to think about life without baseball (even for a relatively short period of time), but that also means the Hot Stove is coming to keep us occupied.
As we’ve been talking about for quite a while, this winter’s free agent class is less inspiring than others in recent memory. That doesn’t mean there still won’t be a bunch of players signing life-changing contracts along the way, though. Some impending free agents have hurt their stock this year, but the following six hitters have elevated theirs as much as possible over the past five months, especially with less competition than normal from others who will soon need a new home for 2017.
P- Carlos Martinez (vs. Milwaukee Brewers): $10,300. Carlos Martinez has been an incredibly reliable option in daily fantasy throughout the 2016 season. Over his last three starts, C-Mart has a 2-0 record, 2.14 ERA, and 16 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched. He has won both of his starts against the Brewers this season, allowing one run on nine hits in 13 innings pitched.
P- Matt Boyd (vs. Chicago White Sox): $6,700. Boyd has been really good since joining the starting rotation. He is now 5-0, with a 2.38 ERA in eight starts. Over his last three starts, he has a 2-0 record, 1.89 ERA, and 14 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched. If he can pitch like he has been recently, I don’t think the Chicago White Sox offense can touch him.
With only about a month left in the season, it’s time to take a look at playoff and yearly award predictions. These are obviously subject to change, but below are my predictions. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @dynasty_digest.
AL East: Boston Red Sox
AL Central: Cleveland Indians
AL West: Texas Rangers
Wild Card: Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers
Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI to lead the surging Astros past the Angels, 13-3.
Jesse Hahn pitched scoreless ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 1 run and 5 hits. The bullpen would blow his lead but the A’s would go on to defeat the Rays, 3-2.
Yasmany Tomas collected 3 hits including 2 homers as Arizona won a wild 9-8 game in Cincinnati.
Steven Matz threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Marlins and allowing just 4 hits as the Mets won, 3-0.
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P – Michael Pineda (vs. Chicago White Sox): $10,600. Over his last six starts, Pineda has been on fire. In that timespan, he owns a 2.74 ERA and his opponents are only batting .201. He is coming off one of his best starts of the season last time out against the Texas Rangers, in which he struck out 12 batters.
P – Sonny Gray (vs. Minnesota Twins): $5,900. Gray has faired very well against mediocre offensive teams (Rays, Reds, Brewers, Angels), but he has been blown up against elite offensive teams (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Mariners) this season. Luckily, Gray will make the start against a team that has struggled offensively this year on Wednesday. During June, he had a very strong month, posting a 3.23 ERA.
P- Yu Darvish (vs. Houston Astros): $11,000. Darvish won’t go incredibly deep into games, but that is okay because of his elite strikeout rates. He is facing the Houston Astros on Wednesday, whom have the worst strikeout rate in baseball. In Darvish’s first two starts since returning from Tommy John Surgery, he owns a 2-0 record, 3.38 ERA, and 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings pitched.
P- Archie Bradley (vs. Tampa Bay Rays): $7,700. Bradley is coming off one of his best starts in his career last week. In six innings pitched against a dangerous Chicago Cubs offense, he have up four hits, one earned run, three walks, and 10 strikeouts. Hopefully Bradley can carry over that success to Wednesday when he faces a much easier opponent.
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Lorenzo Cain got 2 hits including a home run that sparked the comeback rally as the Royals swept into first place with a 5-4 win over the White Sox.
Wilson Ramos reached base 4 times, homering and driving in 4 runs as the Nationals pounded the Cardinals, 10-2.
Rich Hill struck out 9 Tigers over 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and earning the 4-2 decision in Oakland.
Clayton Kershaw pitched brilliantly into the 8th, allowing 4 hits and striking out 10 Mets over 7 2/3 innings. He was inexplicably pulled from the game and the bullpen coughed up his lead. The Dodgers would take the game in the 9th, 4-2.
They all owned baseball on May 29, 2016.
Justin Smoak hit a game tying homer in the bottom of the 9th and a walk off shot in the bottom of the 10th to give the Blue Jays a stunning 3-1 win over Texas.
Chris Carter homered twice in Milwaukee’s 5-4 victory over the Angels.
Jose Quintana held the Red Sox to one run on a solo homer, 4 hits and no walks over 8 strong innings to get the 4-1 decision for the White Sox.
Matt Wisler threw 8 innings of one hit shutout ball, walking just 2 and earning the 3-0 blanking for Atlanta.
They all owned baseball on May 3, 2016.
Jaime Garcia threw a masterful one hit shutout, walking one and striking out 13 Brewers and earned the 7-0 win for St. Louis. (All due respect for Vince Velasquez and his masterpiece.)
Wilson Ramos went 2 for 3 with a homer and a pair of RBI, helping the Nationals keep the Braves winless, 6-2.
Ian Kennedy dominated the Astros with 7 innings of 2 hit, 1 run ball, striking out 7 and earned the 6-2 decision for the World Champion Royals.
Nick Castellanos singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 and led the Tigers past Pittsburgh, 7-4.
They all owned baseball on April 14, 2016.
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APRIL 6, 2016…Late Slate (7:05 PM ET Fanduel Games)
It’s not a deep slate for starting pitchers today.
1. Sonny Gray (10400) vs. Chicago White Sox
2. Collin McHugh (8900) vs. New York Yankees