Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Giants Ink Johnny Cueto: It’s Tied For The 37th ALL – Time In MLB Contracts

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Johnny Cueto is 97 - 70 (.578) career with a 3.30 ERA however he has put forth a 2.71 ERA since the start of the 2011 year. Much like his new team, Cueto has performed better in the even years of this decade, where he finished 2nd in Cy Young Voting in 2012 and 4th in 2014 Cy Young Voting. Johnny Cueto is 97 – 70 (.578) career with a 3.30 ERA however he has put forth a 2.71 ERA since the start of the 2011 year. Much like his new team, Cueto has performed better in the even years of this decade, where he finished 2nd in Cy Young Voting in 2012 and 4th in 2014 Cy Young Voting.

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The landscape of the NL West just changed again. As of right now I give the Giants as equally a shot to win the NL West as I do the LA Dodgers.  Signing Johnny Cueto is an awesome move.

Even better than the 6 YRs/$130 MIL deal is an opt out clause after 2 years, when Cueto can forego the final 4 years of the pact – leaving the San Fran club with $84 MIL on…

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Odds To Win The 2016 MLB Divisions

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Even with the Cubs signing Jason Heyward and being the favorite to win bot the NL Pennant and World Series, they have to contend with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 once again. The Redbirds won 100 games and are coming back with another great squad. That is the sole reason why they are not the biggest favorite to win their own Division. Even with the Cubs signing Jason Heyward and being the favorite to win bot the NL Pennant and World Series, they have to contend with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 once again. The Redbirds won 100 games and are coming back with another great squad. That is the sole reason why they are not the biggest favorite to win their own Division.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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These odds are a pretty good reflection of the landscape in the MLB right now.  The best value on the board would be the NY Yankees are +240 and Detroit at +250.  Both of these clubs are old, but if they can play to their talent level and avoid injury, could win their Divisions.

I fully expect the Cubs will win the National League Central Division, but the +140 odd doesn’t pay enough to…

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MLB Power Rankings: Early Predictions For 2016

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Yoenis Cespedes led all LF for HRs with 35 on the campaign in 2015. He picked a contract year for his best season to date out of the 4 years he has been in the Major Leagues. Cespedes hit 17 HRs with the Mets in 2 months, after smacking out just 18 in the first four months with Detroit. Cespedes finished in the top 40 for both leagues in respective big fly's, and was tie for 13th overall with Manny Machado and David Ortiz. Yoenis Cespedes led all LF for HRs with 35 on the campaign in 2015. He picked a contract year for his best season to date out of the 4 years he has been in the Major Leagues. Cespedes hit 17 HRs with the Mets in 2 months, after smacking out just 18 in the first four months with Detroit. Cespedes finished in the top 40 for both leagues in respective big fly’s, and was tied for 13th overall with Manny Machado and David Ortiz.  Out of all remaining Free Agents left, I think he will have the most impact on a team that picks him up.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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It would still be a little premature to finalize any of these predictions right now – however it is never bad to install your power rankings based on the current state…

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The Pittsburgh Pirates must pay attention to recent Opt-Out trends

The Pittsburgh Pirates should look to exploit an emerging market inefficiency: the three-year opt-out.

In 1978 Pittsburgh Pirates’ right fielder, Dave Parker became the first player in Major League Baseball history to have a $1 million contract. An amount that was considered completely ludicrous at the time. Since that time, baseball has gotten more popular and TV deals have caused player contracts to grow to 200 times more valuable. Baseball, unlike the other sports has guaranteed money. When David Price signs for seven years and $217 million, he is guaranteed that money. However, a relatively recent trend has come into play and that is early contract player opt outs.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 14, 2015

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Can you imagine Dallas being Red Sox country?

Or New Englanders being apathetic fans of an expansion baseball team?

Perhaps that reality could have happened.

It is an alternate universe episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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