Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 21, 2016

MLB Reports

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Yoenis Cespedes needs to find a home. The Angels and Nats are the logical landing spot. But can the Mets afford to lose him?

I pulled off the road and into a parking lot to record this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Minnesota Twins disabled list history

DLHow often have you heard MLB GM’s and managers say that if their team stays healthy and avoids the DL that they can be good, maybe really good and make a run at the playoffs? You would be rich if you got a nickel for every time that has been said. But how true is it? Truth be told it is not the number of injuries or days spent on the DL that will hurt you, it is WHO gets hurt. Lose a key player or two and your goose is cooked and it is wait until next year most of the time. Injuries to average players can be covered by an adequate bench or minor league players ready to move up to the next level, injured stars usually can not be replaced.

Off and on for the last couple of weeks I have worked on putting together some historical information on Twins injuries going back as far as I could and that turned out to be 1982. I have put this data on a new page on Twins Trivia site called Twins DL.  If you get a few minutes check it out.

Detroit Tigers Top 10 Batting Stat Leaders

detroit tigers2Recently had read about the Mets All-Time Top 10 WAR leaders and through recent research over who should be in the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame (vote here), I’ve decided to expand the top-10 to other categories as well. Some may surprise you, while others won’t….

As for WAR or averages, these guys can’t have played just a season or two in Detroit, I’ll include them at a minimum of 3,000 at bats.

Detroit Tigers Top 10 WAR

  1. Ty Cobb, OF – 151
  2. Al Kaline, OF – 92.5
  3. Charlie Gehringer, 2B – 80.6
  4. Sam Crawford, OF – 75.1
  5. Lou Whitaker, 2B – 74.9

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