Daily Archives: February 1, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 1, 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 4.00.33 PMToday I talk about Alex Rodriguez, eternal life and former President Chester Arthur… like you do.

Enjoy this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.


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Bryce Harper Will Look Good In Yankee Pinstripes For 2019

MLB: NLDS-San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper is widely considered as one of best, if not the best, players in Major League Baseball. At only 23 years old, Harper is already being compared to baseball legends such as Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and many others.

Harper made his Major League Baseball debut at the age of 19 in 2012, because of that, his team control will expire at a much younger age than the average player. He will be a free agent in 2019 at the age of 26.

After his incredible 2015 campaign at the age of 22, people think he will only improve as he gets older. Nobody has ever had expectations quite like Harper has, so there is no way to predict how much money he will make if he meets and exceeds these expectations.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Harper sign a contract worth $400-500 million dollars in 2019, which will break almost every monetary record in baseball history.

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NEW YORK YANKEES FIRST BASEMAN, GREG BIRD, OUT FOR THE YEAR

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It looks as if potential stud first baseman, Greg Bird, will be missing the entire 2016 season due to shoulder surgery.

In 178 plate appearances in 2015, he hit .261 with 11 home runs, 31 RBI’s, 26 runs, and a .343 on base percentage.

He is only 23 years old, so he has plenty of time to recover from this labrum shoulder surgery, but it could be a huge blow to the success of the Yankees in 2016.

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Blue Jays Off-Season Recap: Who Will Be The Closer?

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The Blue Jays acquired Drew Storen from the Washington Nationals for Outfielder Ben Revere.

There has been a lot of discussion whether Roberto Osuna the current Jays closer, will stay a closer for the Toronto Blue Jays, or will be a setup man, or even potentially a starter.  

With spring training coming closer and closer everyday, the Jays still have many decisions to make and some limited routes to choose this off-season.

Roberto Osuna played professional baseball since the age of 16 in Mexico. You often hear the term, “A closer is a failed starter” which means just that, and an example of this is Brett Cecil.

This quote can also apply to other roles in the bullpen such as a setup man.

A popular suggestion can be to make Roberto Osuna a starter, keep Aaron Sanchez in the bullpen and make Drew Storen the Jays closer. This method could potentially work out very well, or it could go very wrong.

The good thing is, if Osuna gets enough experience as a starter, he could potentially be more comfortable with his pitches, and another positive to this method is if Osuna isn’t a successful starter, he can then go back into the bullpen giving Sanchez a chance to start.

A negative to this method is, if Osuna doesn’t pan out as a starter, it can mess with his confidence and make him a less-effective bullpen pitcher.

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Corey Seager, Welcome To The Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s time to hop on the Corey Seager Express, because before you know it, he will be giving his Hall of Fame speech.

While this is a complete joke, I do think he holds the skills and assets to have an incredible career.

While Seager is very far from a bid to the Hall of Fame, I’m not afraid to say that he has talent that is very comparable to what a Hall of Famer possesses. To understand my rationale behind this statement, please click on the link below:

 

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Fantasy Baseball Player Interviews (Nathan Kirby, Lance McCullers, Joe Musgrove, and Brent Honeywell)

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Welcome baseball fans,

I have had to opportunity to interview some of the up and coming baseball stars over the past few weeks. These include Lance McCullers, Nathan Kirby, Joe Musgrove, and Brent Honeywell. The interviews also have a background of each player and projections. I will be interviewing many other players in the near future, so be on the look out for more to come! I hope you enjoy. Please follow the links below:

 

Lance McCullers Jr.: READ THIS ARTICLE

Nathan Kirby: READ THIS ARTICLE

Joe Musgrove: READ THIS ARTICLE

Brent Honeywell: READ THIS ARTICLE

Fantasy Baseball Breakout Stars in 2016

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Please follow the links below to read my write up on 3 potential breakout stars in 2016. They include Lance McCullers, Joe Ross, and David Peralta. I go very in depth on their statistics and trends that will lead to a breakout season in 2016. The links are below:

 

Lance McCullers: READ THIS ARTICLE

Joe Ross: READ THIS ARTICLE

David Peralta: READ THIS ARTICLE

Fantasy Baseball King: Harper or Trout?

I don’t think any baseball follower would have questioned the fact that Mike Trout was the best player in baseball a year ago. After the 2015 season, there could be a new king of baseball, Bryce Harper. They are two very different people, but similar players. If you were to ask Bryce Harper who is the best in baseball, he would probably respond with something similar to, “that’s a clown question bro.” Ask the same question to Mike Trout and you would probably get a big grin and a dose of humility. Either way, they are both great players, but I plan on finding out who is truly the king of dynasty leagues. It’s time to dive in and digest this topic:

 

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Corey Dickerson Is Doomed After His Trade To The Tampa Bay Rays

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Earlier last week, Corey Dickerson was traded from the Colorado Rockies with Kevin Padlo to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake McGee and German Marquez.

This trade has everyone scratching their heads. From a fantasy baseball perspective, it has many owners very upset and questioning the future for McGee, Dickerson, and their team.

The Rockies get 2 years of team control over McGee, who is will more than likely be their closer, whereas, the Rays get 4 years of team control over Dickerson, who will be fighting for a spot in the outfield, first base, or DH. 

In my opinion, I believe the Rays got the better end of the deal, but I don’t think it will help either team in the long-run. You can see my reason why Corey Dickerson is doomed below:

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Yoenis Cespedes, Mets Fans, And Desire

The business side of baseball hasn’t taken a step back, but if you want to be on the Mets, desire needs to be your first priority.

The Mets off season has proven that not only do players want to be part of the magic in Queens, they’ll take less money to do it, and the fans definitely help make up the difference.

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