Daily Archives: May 4, 2016

Open letter to Brian Cashman

With awe I read an article today, about you keeping the underperforming players on a short leash. An 8-15 start of the 2016 campaign is the worst in years and the Yankees are on pace to a 106 loss season, the worst since 1912.

In the article poor offensive play by Chase Headly, Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius and poor pitching performances of Nathan Eovaldi, Michael Pineda and C.C. Sabathia is named. Cashman stated:

“This group needs to self-correct,” Cashman said Tuesday, via the New York Times. “To the degree it doesn’t, then yeah, I’ll look for alternatives to get us going. I’d rather not do that.”

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Draft Kings 5/5/16

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P- Kevin Gausman (vs. New York Yankees): $6,900. Gausman was impressive in his first 2 starts in 2016. He will be facing a mediocre, New York Yankees, offense on Thursday. Due to lack of games on the slate, Gausman’s price is what made him so attractive. His strikeout potential makes him a decent play on Thursday. This is a bit of a risky pick, but he has showed a lot of promise over his first few starts. He is averaging 16.1 points per game on Draft Kings this season.

P- Jacob deGrom (vs. San Diego Padres): $11,400. deGrom will be facing the worst offensive team in Major League Baseball on Thursday, the San Diego Padres. He will also be pitching in San Diego’s park, which is known as a pitcher’s park. For those two reasons, he is a must play on Thursday. He is averaging 21.5 points per game on Draft Kings this season.

 

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5 Things About the 2016 Boston Red Sox That Aren’t Being Talked About Enough

After finishing the 2015 season in last place, the Boston Red Sox look much better this year, currently on a pace for 93 wins. While some things have gone very well, there are others that have not. Despite the chatter that seems to perpetually swirl around the team, some things haven’t received the attention they deserve. Here are five of them (keeping in mind the season is only about a sixth of the way over):

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New York Yankees Must Make Changes to Take Advantage of Their Greatest Asset

The New York Yankees entered 2016 with questions surrounding both the rotation and starting lineup, but nobody questioned one spot of the roster: the bullpen. Dellin Betances,Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman would combine for a three-headed monster of potentially historic proportions.

Games against the Bronx Bombers would basically be over before the seventh-inning stretch. Right?

While Chapman is still serving his 30-game suspension and hasn’t debuted yet, a sluggish April has prevented New York from utilizing what we all figured would be its greatest strength.

General manager Brian Cashman has toed the line between getting younger and remaining competitive for quite a while and has done a great job. He found Derek Jeter’s successor in Didi Gregorius and despite not signing an MLB free agent this past winter, he made what appeared to be solid additions in Chapman, Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks.

However, the one thing on Cashman’s to-do list that he couldn’t cross off was finding depth (or just better options) for the starting rotation. He even sacrificed some depth by sending Adam Warren to the Chicago Cubs in the Castro trade. This area was a cause for concern, but there seemed to be enough positives where an overwhelming bullpen would make up the difference.

It hasn’t.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 4, 2016

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Would anyone be stunned if we found out Pablo Sandoval‘s shoulder surgery was faked to get him off the roster for the year? Meanwhile the Phillies are off to a fast start and have hope for 2017 and beyond.

It is an “Ow My Arm!” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Justin Smoak, Chris Carter, Jose Quintana, Matt Wisler, Danny Santana, Wilson RamosandMichael Wacha all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Who Owned Baseball May 3, 2016 (Daily MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Justin Smoak hit a game tying homer in the bottom of the 9th and a walk off shot in the bottom of the 10th to give the Blue Jays a stunning 3-1 win over Texas.

Chris Carter homered twice in Milwaukee’s 5-4 victory over the Angels.

Jose Quintana held the Red Sox to one run on a solo homer, 4 hits and no walks over 8 strong innings to get the 4-1 decision for the White Sox.

Matt Wisler threw 8 innings of one hit shutout ball, walking just 2 and earning the 3-0 blanking for Atlanta.

They all owned baseball on May 3, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For FanDuel 5/4/16

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There is a sneaky bargain dollar deal on Wednesday night.  If you search really good already – you probably know that Justin Smoak is a fantastic value at $2300 against Colby Lewis.

Not only did the big switch hitting 1B club 2 HRs on Tuesday to win me some money, but he has done yard twice vs his opponent at the Rogers Centre – with a 1.438 OPS in 16 AB.

Jose Bautista has also fared well against Lewis, with a pair of HRs against him, with a ridiculous 9 Walks as well.  Joey Bats has a .619 OPS versus the man.

To help the stack even further, Michael Saunders has a HR and a .898 OPS in 20 AB.

In order to create the dollars needed to play the best pitcher on the board (Felix Hernandez), I…

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