Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr. Prove Their Differences & Similarities During Hall of Fame Weekend

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s swing got a whole lot more powerful and a whole lot sweeter over this past weekend. Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. graciously accepted the opportunity to forever be immortalized as baseball greats, which they both rightfully deserve.

After watching their induction speeches (which I highly recommend and can be done hereand here), it’s clear to see that pairing these two together in one Hall of Fame class couldn’t have been more perfect.

Not because they were two of the most well known players in the 1990s and early 2000s, but because their stories were so different, yet so similar at the same time. This was evident before they took the podium in Cooperstown to give one of the most difficult speeches of their respective lives. But by the time they were finished, seeing the parallels between them was undeniable.

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Daily Lineups For FanDuel MLB DFS – 7/25/16

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One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

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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 Sanchez- He 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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My Baseball Memories: “Off the Clock”

A FOULBALLZ NETTINGIt has been said before that part of baseball’s appeal is that it doesn’t run according to a clock.  There is artifice, to be sure, in the game – the nine-inning structure is an arbitrary construct, after all – but the artifice does not extend to the competitive duration of any given contest.  There’s always enough time in baseball for your team to come back from a deficit or to cough up a lead.  If you’re favorite football team is down three touchdowns with forty-five seconds left, you can pretty much turn off the TV.  If your baseball team is down five runs going into the bottom of the ninth, well, you might want to keep watching.  And I love that.

I love it because it mimics real life as much as a game can:  in order to do something, you have to do it all the way.  A team that has gotten all but one out hasn’t actually accomplished anything.   One baseball team has to stare down the other and keep staring until the final out is recorded.   There’s no spreading the floor to milk the clock, no faking an injury to use up stoppage time, no kneeling down to force the other team to use their final time out.  I enjoy those sports that operate by the clock, but for me there’s something organic about sports like golf and tennis and especially baseball that require full attention until the final play has been made.

I have to think that part of my love for this facet of baseball came about because I was, at one point, a 75-pound weakling.  That probably needs some explaining.

There were two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of what was supposed to be a six-inning game.  It was the championship game of our regional tournament for 10-year-old All Stars.  In the town where I grew up, the 11-and-12-year-old All Stars were eligible to work their way toward Williamsport and the Little League World Series; the 10-year-olds only competed in regional tournaments.  So, win or lose, this championship game was our final game of the season.  And it was the bottom of the 8th, with two outs, and we were down by one.  I walked to the plate, a short and skinny ten-year-old with spindly arms and goofy sport-specs.  I was an All Star, of course, a center fielder and third baseman with a strong arm and a great batting average, but I can’t say that I inspired fear in the opposition when I strode to the plate that July night.  With a one-run lead and the bases empty, they had to be feeling good about their chances.

 

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David Ortiz and Great Final Seasons

At the age of 40, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is playing in his final and perhaps best season of a 20-year major league career. He is providing a grand finale for what may well end up being an eventual induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although such impressive exits from the game are rare, there have been others who retired with a bang instead of a whimper.

If the 2016 season were to end today, it could be reasonably argued that Ortiz truly did go out on top. Thus far, in 89 games, he has hit .332 with a league-leading 35 doubles, 24 home runs, 81 RBIs and a 182 OPS+, which represents a career high. He also leads the league in on base percentage (OBP) and slugging, all while walking (52) more than he has struck out (45).

Keep reading for some other outstanding final seasons. Eligibility was determined by players who voluntarily retired, as opposed to those like Shoeless Joe Jackson (who hit .382 in 1920 with 218 hits, 121 RBIs and just 14 strikeouts but never returned to the game after being suspended for life); injury (Sandy Koufax and Kirby Puckett had tremendous final seasons before retiring suddenly for health reasons), or death (like Roberto Clemente, who hit .312 and won a Gold Glove in 1972 but was killed during the offseason in a plane crash).

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Roster Lineup Picks For FanDuel – 7/22/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves.  We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.

Our new Draft Strategy is now here.  Please read after the post.  You can use our formula for your own wanted and given stacks and pitchers.  This process wheels them all in alignment.

Now here is what we are going to do for today’s MLB DFS FanDuel style.

We Will Give You – Daily

3 – 7 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these squads).

3 – 5 Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget). 

If you are looking for daily picks in roster form for DraftKings exclusively, our DK preferred site isdynastydigest.sportsblog.com

If…

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 7/22/16

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 Daily Matchups for 7/22/2016

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Honestly can see that Bumgarner gets rocked tonight by the Yankees. I’m not going to have much exposure or at least enough exposure to warrant a write up on why I want to use him. He’s given up a .292 BA in 96 ABs and I don’t think you should use him.

Masahiro Tanaka- He’s only faced the current Giants’ roster for 6 ABs but Tanaka has been almost lights out for the Yankees lately. They have come out of the All-Star Break winning 7 of their last 11 while the Giants are the exact opposite as they are losing more than winning. I think a lot of people will be looking towards MadBum but we can look elsewhere and save money.

Brandon McCarthy- He could very well be the surprise of the year and the comeback story if we continues his dominance. So far this season McCarthy has pitched 16 innings, he has 2 wins, 22 Ks, a 1.69 ERA and he’s coming off a game against the Diamondbacks where he pitched 6 innings, 8 Ks and 0 ERs. Lifetime against the Cardinals he has held them to a .175 BA (7 for 40) with a 15.9% K-rate, 2.3% walk-rate, 7 strikeouts, 14 groundouts. The Cardinals aren’t the same hitting team and he could go very under-owned tonight.

MID RANGE

Tanner Roark-  He’s facing the Padres who struggle against right handed pitching and Roark has been phenomenal as of late. Lifetime against the Pads he’s held them to a .170 BA (9 for 53) with a 21.4% K-Rate with only a 3.6% W-Rate. Roark has struck out 12, gotten 12 groundouts, 8 flyouts, and only given up 1 HR.

Adam Conley-  Conley gets to go up against the Mets who struggle against left-handed pitchers. Conley has done well against the Mets in his career by holding them to a .132 BA (5 for 38) with a 31.7% K-Rate, 4.9% W-Rate. HE will go very under-owned as there are other options and absolutely love him tonight.

Michael Fulmer- He’s having a tremendous year as he’s 9-2 while allowing only 63 hits, 28 walks, 77 Ks with a 2.13 ERA. He’s facing a reeling White Sox team that Fulmer has never seen before. He’s honestly had 1 bad game (19 FP) vs. Seattle back on June 22nd and the rest have been better than that. He’s had back to back 33 FP games and then 63  FP against Tampa on July 1. I won’t be surprised if Fulmer gets 30+ FP again tonight.

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James Paxton- There’s a reasono he’s a value play and why he’s only a GPP option. He’s facing the Blue Jays which is a lineup that could scare anyone and that’s what we need from a pitcher as he should go under-owned. Paxton has held the Jays to a .105 BA (2 for 19) with 4 Ks and 4 walks. He’s cheap and could provide that that salary relief we need.

Dan Straily- He hasn’t faced many of these D-Backs but he has faced 7  of them and struck out 5. Arizona is a weak hitting team and take them out of Chase Field, Straily could be the play of the night.


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Why Our MLB DFS Strategy Is Working On FanDuel

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We use at least one ace, one midleyvel and one bargain pitcher in Fanduel to create the pyramid scale effect on the positional players. Point blank, the more rosters we couple with the pitchers, the more variations we cover, potentially swaying a top roster for that will cash a high prize. If we connect on our team stacks and pitchers with a high reguarity, nothing should phase us from hitting a prize, as other lineups that go down, will see other come shooting up the other side. We never use the same lineup 2 times in our max entries contests. We use at least one ace, one midlevel and one bargain pitcher in Fanduel to create the pyramid scale effect on the positional players. Point blank, the more rosters we couple with the pitchers, the more variations we cover, potentially swaying a top roster for that will cash a high prize. If we connect on our team stacks and pitchers with a high reguarity, nothing should phase us from hitting a prize, as other lineups that go down, will see other come shooting up the other side. We never use the same lineup 2 times in our max entries contests.

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Who Owned Baseball July 20, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Hanley Ramirez homered three times, driving in 6 and sparked the Red Sox to take the 11-7 slugfest with San Francisco.

Jedd Gyorko got 3 hits including 2 homers and drove in all of the Cardinals runs as they defeated the Padres, 3-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball to give the Indians a key divisional victory over the defending champion Royals, 11-4.

Jeremy Hellickson allowed only 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 8 Marlins and earned the 4-1 decision for the Phillies.

They All Owned Baseball on July 20, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 21, 2016

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The Red Sox won, the Giants lost and the Yankees won. My reaction to these events make me state in disbelief like a character in a Spielberg film.

It is a stare up and wonder episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Hanley Ramirez, Jedd Gyorko, Carlos Carrasco, Jeremy Hellickson, Trevor Brown, Melky Cabrera and Justin Verlanderall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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