Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

Please Sign the Petition for Bob Feller

Bob Feller has got to be the one Cleveland Indians player who i most wish i could have seen live. but alas, i was born in the wrong time. i can’t even say i’ve had the pleasure of meeting him. but i have read a multitude of stories about our beloved Rapid Robert, and i know what an icon the man is, not only to the Indians franchise, but also to baseball as a whole.

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therefore i,  216clevelandgirl, am going to plead with you–yes you, the person reading this right now–and ask you to please sign a petition that the Cleveland Indians started to award Bob Feller the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Feller willingly put his baseball career on hold after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and became the first professional baseball player to join the U.S. Navy during World War II. his bravery and courage earned him the rank of Chief Petty Officer. after Feller returned, he refused to be recognized as a hero, stating, “i’m no hero. heroes don’t come back.”

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2016 Dynasty/Fantasy Baseball League Starting Pitching Rankings

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I am still working on my new statistic to value pitchers in dynasty leagues, so in the meantime, I will post my personal rankings.

The following rankings are for dynasty leagues.

Dynasty leagues keep the same roster every year following the initial draft.

These leagues place significantly more value on younger players, which is why my rankings may look different from a lot of other fantasy baseball rankings online.

If you have any questions, tweet me Enjoy! To read the rest of the rankings, click the link below:

 

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Vlad Guerrero is one of the Most Exciting Players Ever to Watch Live

MLB Reports

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Douglas ‘Chuck’ Booth (Baseball Writer)-
 I love watching Vladimir Guerrero play baseball live in person.  I first saw him play in 1996 at the Big ‘O’ in Montreal. I think he swung at 9 balls in a row.  I am lucky enough to have seen him play about 20 games live since then.  Perhaps no other Major League Player has ever liked to swing the bat as much as Vlad (with a heavy apology here to Randall Simon, who swung his bat at one of the Sausages during a Miller Park race.)   Believe me, the television set does not do this man enough justice.

In 2005, I saw my first game at Angel Stadium.  It was Vladdy’s first year in with the Angels.  They were playing the Texas Rangers.  I think Kenny Rogers was pitching back with his original club.  He threw 3 intentional balls…

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Okay Angels: Why Not Sign Both Gurriel Brothers?

Hunter Stokes (Featured Writer) 

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We had an old saying when I worked as a baggage handler backs eons ago at an undisclosed airport.  It said “The Beatings will continue until morale improves.”  Almost perfect to bashing the ownership of the Halo’s until they start spending again

Since the Angels are not eating at the ‘big boy table’ anymore the recent defection of Yulieski Gurriel and his younger brother Lourdes Jr. may have just provided a decent alternative.

Why not sign both of them to your roster?  Perhaps big bro ‘Yulieski’ will give you a hometown discount on his deal if you also ink his little brother.  Clearly you could use a 3rd Baseman, and flip Yunel Escobar over to 2nd base in this instance. Read the rest of this entry

The Week That Was In The BBBA!

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A Huge + welcome to our newest member + huge A’s Fan  – check out Jen Rainwater’s website at

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 9, 2016

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Dan Szymborski, ESPN writer, continued  our conversation about the off season and how bewildering Rockies and Padres off season.

It is a mystery in the Rocky Mountains episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Part one of my conversation with Dan HERE.

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Foul Ball Rates: 3 Ball Rise Per MLB Game In Nearly 30 Years

Over the years there have been a number of assertions made about foul ball rates, particularly the number of foul balls hit per Major League Baseball game on average. Speculation and random ball counts have been performed, but nothing that has been in-depth all. The most recent assertion comes in the foul ball injury lawsuit Gail Payne and others filed against Major League Baseball in July 2015 and amended in October 2015.cropped-FoulBallSign1.jpg

Several lawsuits concerning foul ball injuries over the course of the last decade have cited the “fact” that there are significantly more foul balls being hit each season and that they are going much faster than 100 years ago. However, the “significant increase” is inaccurate. The data show there’s been a statistically insignificant boost in foul rates in the last 30 years.

I’ve tallied the years 2011-2014 and compared them with the years of foul balls already totaled. What we are hearing from lawyers filing suits against MLB teams is the assumption there are significantly more foul balls now than 100 years ago, 20 years ago and even 10 years ago.

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Wilmer Flores will Never Forget 2015 Thanks to The Fans

Wilmer Flores says his ankle is 100% since the injury and that 2015 will be a season he will never forget thanks to the fans.

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Youngsters Making An Impact In 2016; American League East

Stroman, marcusWith spring training around the corner, I wanted to take a look at a couple of young players for each team that I think will have a larger impact in 2016.  We’ll start with the American League and move to the National at the end of the week.

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Manny Machado, SS – How does a guy who collected 102 runs, 181 hits, 30 doubles, 35 homers, and 86 RBI make more of an impact?  Simple, the kid is currently just 23 and I think he’ll continue having better plate discipline where he can build on his career .281 batting average (.286 in 2016).  This is based on a jump in walk ratio as he went from a career high 5.7% in 2014 to 9.3% in 2015.  Some sites are predicting a large drop in power, however again, I think because of age, he’s just developing his gap power as there was a huge boost to in his career percentage (9%) of extra base hits in 2016 (9.3%), yet the home runs jumped from a career high of 14 in 2013 to 35 last season.

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2016 AL Rookie of the Year Candidates

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2015 was the Year of the Rookie. So many young phenoms made their mark on baseball than ever before. Both leagues were packed with young studs. In the American League, Carlos Correa led an impressive bunch that included Miguel Sano, Francisco Lindor, Mark Canha, and James McCann,  So what will 2016 bring us? Who’ll succeed Carlos Correa as the ROY? Let’s take a look at the 2016 AL candidates…

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