Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 29, 2016

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royals hatNew Spring Training Hats are out and guess what? Some of them are great!

Tip your cap to this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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2016 Baseball Spring Training Guide


I’ve had the opportunity to go to Spring Training almost every year for the last 10 years, so I’d love to share some suggestions to those who want to attend in 2016. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Most of my experiences have happened in Kissimmee, Florida, which is the home of the Houston Astros Spring Training. I will try to keep my suggestions on a broad basis to help fans who want to visit many different Spring Training locations. I have never been to Arizona for Spring Training, but I hope to go in the next 2 years. Keep in mind if you are traveling to Arizona, these suggestions could vary a little bit based on your location. Please see suggestions below:




MLB Power Rankings: Early Win Total Predictions For Spring Of 2016

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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There is parity in the American League and their is a growing distance between the good and the bad clubs in the National League.

One could argue that the top 6 teams (NYM/CHC/SF/WSH/STL/PIT) in all of the Majors reside in the NL right now, and you then you can counter that by saying they have the 6 worst squads as well (PHI/ATL/MIL/CIN/SD/COL).

The funny thing about this whole ordeal is that the AL is absolutely going to cream the NL in Interleague this forthcoming season.  On a 12 year win streak already,  I am predicting a 175 – 125 W – L for the games between both leagues. The AL speedbags the National League in my view.

Last year, the American League held a 167 – 133 mark over the National League so that prediction up there is not foreign by any means. 


3 Questions Facing the 2016 Boston Red Sox

Mere weeks remain until players for the Boston Red Sox report to spring training in Florida as the kick off to the 2016 season.

A flurry of high-profile offseason moves have the team presumably sitting in a much better space than last year, when they finished in the basement of the American League East.

However, they are far from a finished product and still have some uncertainty facing them as they prepare for another season on the diamond.

Here are three of the most looming questions:


Why the Giants’ 2016 Season Looks a Lot like 2002

The Giants have won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 recently. A lot of the core is still intact for 2016 - and they have added Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to their Starting Rotation. The Dodgers have had one of the worst winter's in the Majors so far - and must counter with a premiere player left on the open market

Following the 2001 baseball season the San Francisco Giants faced a challenging problem: how to retool a 25 man roster that had a solid core of talented players but still lacked a number of critical pieces.

That Giants team also had a recent history of success, making the post season twice in the previous five years. In 1997 the Giants lost the League Division Series 3-0 to the Florida Marlins, and in 2000 they again lost the LDS, this time 3-1 to the New York Mets.

That’s when General Manager Brian Sabean did something the San Francisco Giants rarely ever do: he acknowledged the team’s needs and signed several free agents (along with making several trades), going all in with the goal of playing in the 2002 World Series.


Michael Brantley Ranked 1st in MLB Network’s Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now

hey, Brantley fans! 216clevelandgirl here again and i have some exciting news for you! for the past 2 Thursdays, MLB Network has been airing their annual Top 10 lists, and tonight, on January 28 at 10 pm EST, it was time for their “Top 10 Right Now: Left Fielders” show.

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photo courtesy of @MLBNetwork on twitter

with hosts Brian Kenny and Cliff Floyd, the Top 10 left field players currently in baseball going into the 2016 season were ranked by MLB Network’s Shredder. an analytic methodology going by the name of The Shredder, who operates unbiased and without emotion, compiles rankings based on a player’s recent performance and projections for the player’s upcoming season. keep in mind that baseball analysts and fans disagree with The Shredder quite often, so this isn’t a list to get too worked up about if you dislike the rankings. but it’s fun to debate why The Shredder is right or wrong anyway.

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