Daily Archives: April 9, 2016

What Does Kyle Schwarber’s Injury Mean For The Chicago Cubs And Fantasy Baseball?

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs organization announced that Kyle Schwarber will miss the rest of the season due to an injury. This news came after a collision with Dexter Fowler that resulted in Schwarber tearing his ACL and LCL. This is incredibly unfortunate news for the Chicago Cubs organization and for all of Schwarber’s fantasy owners. Luckily for the Cubs, they have some of the best depth in the major leagues, which will help them rebound from this tough loss. As for the fantasy owners, this is going to be a much harder loss to rebound from. To read the rest of the article, click the link below:

 

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How Many Years Will It Take Of The AL Clubbing The NL In Interleague Before Things Change?

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With a modest 4 – 3 lead in the season series heading into today’s action. the National League is in foreign territory by leading the Interleague yearly contest.  However I remember the the NL taking a decent lead in the 2014 campaign – before the American League trounced the Senior Circuit the rest of the way – and edged them out by a few games for the entire year..

The Junior Circuit has won the last 12 years of play, and own a decisive .552 win percentage since 2004 (when the 1st 8 years were split 4 – 4 in the seasons, with the NL holding a 30 games wins lead) in that time frame.

I am a bigger fan of the American League game over the National League, yet I am torn because if these splits continue for more seasons, we will never have more Interleague ever. We may stay the same – or god forbid, eliminate Interleague altogether if expansion leads to 32 clubs (16 in each league) and negating an odd amount of teams per league, not necessarily needing to play it anymore.

Right now there are 20 games for each club against the other League. It boils down to just one division playing another division, and then in most cases, a natural geographical rivalry.

Determining how many games there ought to really be, I turn to the “Team Fatigue card” a lot of my fellow westerners have expressed in so much out this way over the years.

I am close enough to see both NL and AL parks play, but there are several cities that are without a league park of the other for hundreds of miles (like Seattle, Arizona, Colorado, Minneapolis), then KC and St. Louis to a lesser extent, but far away enough to classify a full road trip should you partake in a journey to see.

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MLB Reports Junior Reporter’ Haley Smilow Interviews The Twins’ Brian Dozier

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Brian Dozier has consistently put up great power and leadoff numbers for the Minnesota Twins thus far in  his career. ampaign.  The 27 Year Old 8th RD pick from the 2009 Draft for Minny, leads the AL in AB (195) and Runs Scored (38).  This goes nice with 10 HRs, 30 BB, 12 SB and 22 RBI.  Dozier's line is .250/.369/.463.  If he keeps this up, he may join Joe Mauer at the ALL - Star Game at Target Field in mid July. Brian Dozier has consistently put up great power and leadoff numbers for the Minnesota Twins thus far in his career. The soon to be 29 Year Old 8th RD pick from the 2009 Draft for Minny made his 1st ALL – Star Game in 2015, scored 100 runs for the 2nd straight year. and even received some AL MVP votes for his efforts.  He did this while putting up career bests in hits. HRs and RBI.  He has faced the best competition as one of the best 2B in the game, but is he ready to be interviewed by our Junior Reporter?

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Haley Smilow is a lucky baseball fan/writer/reporter.  Recently last summer, she was able to interview Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.

Interviewing MLB Athletes is nothing new for our Junior Reporter.  Over the last few years…

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Yanks Get Blanked To Be Eliminated In MLB Shutout Survivor (With B Lineup) + MLB Run Scoring Survivor Update

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I get that the Bronx Bombers will need to rest their veterans on certain days, but to not have Beltran and A-Rod in the lineup at the same time is not cool. Why not switch days they were not playing on Friday and Saturday. New York was blanked 4 - 0 by the Tigers and Zimmermann yesterday. Ackley made a critical error at First Base, and he and back up OF HIcks both went hitless I get that the Bronx Bombers will need to rest their veterans on certain days, but to not have Beltran and A-Rod in the lineup at the same time is not cool. Why not switch days they were not playing on Friday and Saturday? New York was blanked 4 – 0 by the Tigers and Zimmermann yesterday. Dustin Ackley made a critical mental error at First Base, and he and back up OF Aaron Hicks both went hitless in the matchup.

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The Yankees became the 4th club to be blanked this year yesterday afternoon in Detroit.  While some teams have not played their 4th games already. their placement could be higher than 27th. however this was to be expected.

I hate the fact they cashed it in as a fan.  Sitting Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran all in…

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Who Owned Baseball April 8, 2016 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Jordan Zimmermann held the Yankees to 2 hits and no runs over seven strong innings and earned the 4-0 decision in Detroit.

Brock Holt collected a pair of hits including a grand slam that sparked Boston’s 8-7 comeback win in Toronto.

Jacob deGrom threw six solid innings, allowing 1 run and no walks as the Mets made quick work of the Phillies, 7-2.

Starling Marte launched a go ahead grand slam and added two more hits as the Pirates came from behind in Cincinnati, 6-5.

They all owned baseball on April 8, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 9, 2016

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Bananas

Ross Stripling took a no hitter into the 8th and all Hell broke loose. Dave Roberts watched a logical managerial move blow up in his face as an exciting night of baseball turned bananas in San Francisco.

And that is the word of the day… bananas.

It is a padded room level crazy episode ofThe Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Jordan Zimmermann, Brock Holt, Jacob deGrom, Starling Marte, Ervin Santana, Trevor Story. Tyler White and the incredibly unlucky Ross Stripling all added to their total of Who Owned Baseball.

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Gregory Polanco Extension Further Signifies What’s Truly Important to Pittsburgh Pirates

Given the current (and future) state of MLB contracts, it’s important for small market teams to lock up elite young talent at an affordable price when the opportunity presents itself.

Keeping up with NL Central teams like the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals without spending a bunch of money is always a challenge for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it’s going alright so far in 2016. It’s only been three games, but Andrew McCutchen and Co. swept St. Louis in their season-opening series.

That wasn’t the only good news for the Pirates this week, either. They recently announced that the organization agreed to a five-year, $35 million extension (plus two option years) with 24-year-old outfielder, Gregory Polanco.

This agreement means a few different things moving ahead for the Pirates, but one thing that should be crystal clear for everyone in baseball is they value young position players way more than young pitching.

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