Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

TRADE RUMOR: Will The Los Angeles Angels Trade Mike Trout?

As of right now, the Angels only have 3 starting pitchers listed on their depth chart (Jared WeaverHector Santiago, and Nick Tropeano). This team is falling apart and it could be time to make a drastic move. They are currently 13-18, but they are expected to continue to drop in the standings considering their team can’t stay healthy. Just to make matters worse, their farm system is widely considered to be the worst minor league system in baseball. With that said, is it time for the Angels to consider trading Mike Trout to restock their farm system and focus on building their team for the future?


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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 5/11/16

If you have any questions or comments about this article or fantasy baseball, please Tweet me @dynasty_digest. I post daily DFS lineups for Draft Kings everyday, so please make sure to follow my blog (dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) and my Twitter for updates.


P- Francisco Liriano (@ Cincinnati Reds): $9,000. Liriano has been fairly consistent over his first few starts in 2016. He has thrown 35 innings, with a 3-1 record, 3.60 ERA, 39 strikeouts, and 19 walks. He will be facing the 25th ranked offense on Wednesday, which is a great matchup for Liriano. The Reds’ lineup has really struggled against the left-handed throughout his career. In 170 career at bats against Liriano, the Reds’ lineup is batting .224, with 5 home runs, 40 strikeouts, and a .298 OBP. These numbers are very much in favor of Liriano on Wednesday. He is currently averaging 15.8 points per game on DraftKings this season.

P- Wei-Yin Chen (vs. Milwaukee Brewers): $7,800. Chen is facing another struggling offense on Wednesday. The Milwaukee Brewers are currently ranked as the 22nd overall offense in Major League Baseball. In 62 career at bats against Chen, the Brewers’ lineup is batting .210, with 1 home run, 17 strikeouts, and a .258 OBP. There will be a 12 MPH wind blowing towards home plate, which is a great sign for Chen considering this should limit the number of potential home runs. Chen has faced the Milwaukee lineup one time this year and he got the win after throwing 6.2 innings, giving up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. Chen is averaging 12.1 points per game on DraftKings this season.


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Milwaukee Brewers Week in Review: May 2 – May 9

Week In Review: The Milwaukee Brewers went 4-3 from Monday to Sunday this past week. They had two big wins to start the week over the Angels (8-5 and 5-4) at home, then dropped the final game and the first two against the Reds on the road.  They rebounded with victories over the Reds on Saturday and Sunday.  They have been back and forth in the battle for the NL Central basement with the Reds.


Who Owned Baseball May 9, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Todd Frazier knocked 4 hits, a pair of homers including a go ahead grand slam in the 12th that propelled the White Sox past Texas, 8-4.

Aaron Sanchez held the Giants to 3 hits and 1 run and earned the 3-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Jake Lamb reached base 4 times, including a triple and a homer, driving in 4 to lead the Diamondbacks to a 10-5 victory in Colorado.

Jose Fernandez struck out 11 Brewers in 7 innings, allowing no runs and 4 hits and getting the 4-1 win for the Marlins.

They all owned baseball on May 9, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 10, 2016

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Jason Keidel of WFAN and CBS Local Sports examines the 2016 Yankees and is not happy with what he sees.

We openly wondered what it would take for Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi to get fred.

It is a “Can We Out Of This Mess” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Todd Frazier, Aaron Sanchez, Jose Fernandez, Jake Lamb, Colby Lewis, Khris Davs and Gerardo Parra  also added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports

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Steven Moya Lighting It Up In Toledo

moya, steven hitting in dIf Steven Moya continues to hit like he is, it’s going to be a tough decision for management on what to do with him as the outfield is locked with incumbentsJustin Upton in left,Anthony Gose and eventually Cameron Maybin in center, and J.D. Martinez in right.

Moya, today was named toMLB’s Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week for the work he put in with a…

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What’s Up with Miguel Sano?

The Minnesota Twins are 8-23, a 120-loss pace. If it weren’t for the Atlanta Braves, the Twins would be the worst team in Major League Baseball.  These are the same Twins who finally came into a season with a reason to smile.  Their uber-prospects were ready to contribute at the big league level, and their pitching staff stank of relative average-ness, which is far better than the smells and stats that the pitching staff had in recent years.  From Max’s preseason look at the Top Ten Lynchpin Players:

The Twins want to be this year’s 2014 Royals and come from nowhere to win the AL Central. They think they have the offense to do it and with Miguel Sanoand others, they might be right. But I’m very suspicious about their pitching staff.

Max went on to discuss Ervin Santana and the huge potential range of possible outcomes for their underwhelming pitching staff. Sure, its was always possible for the Twins pitchers to greatly exceed their admittedly average expectations, but it never seemed all that likely.

Well, to this point, they’ve underperformed. The Twins have the worst collective ERA in the American League.  6 of the 8 pitchers who have made at least 1 start have an ERA of at least 4.70.  You don’t get to an 8-23 record without “contributions” from the whole roster.

But far more worrisome for the long-term Twins’ plans are their young prospects’ struggles.  Jose Berrios, their top pitching prospect, sports a 6.75 ERA after his first two starts.  Byron Buxton, once the top prospect in all of baseball, has a .497 OPS.  And Miguel Sano, the 23-year old slugger who actually produced in his limited time last year, is 200 points off of his 2015 OPS so far into his sophomore season.

Last September, I wrote that having Sano’s sweet swing around for another decade gave Twins fans something to be excited about. With that drop in OPS, Twins fans aren’t as excited as they once were.

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Van den Hurk clinches fourteenth NPB win

A fifty year old record in the NPB fell today as Rick van den Hurk clinced his fourteenth victory without recording a loss. The previous record for rookie pitchers and foreign pitchers stood at thirteen. In a close game Rick had a formidable opponent in Ayumu Ishikawa, who gave up only two runs.

More: https://dutchbaseballhangout.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/van-den-hurk-breaks-npb-pitching-record/

ELB games of Amsterdam Baseball postponed

A sudden move by the CEB forced the managment of the Euro League Baseball to postpone the upcoming games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno. 
It looks like the CEB does everything that is in her power to prevent the ELB from succeeding. 

Asd 2The Euro League Baseball League games between Amsterdam Baseball and Draci Brno which were scheduled on May 15 and May 16 are postponed until further notice. This is what the management of the Euro League Baseball announced this morning through a press release.

More: https://dutchbaseballhangout.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/elb-games-amsterdam-baseball-postponed/

Time To Face The Facts Tigers Fans; This Team Is Not Good

sad tigerWell Tigers fans, after 31 games and the Tigers sitting at 14-17 and 8 games out of first, it’s time for a reality check…the Tigers just aren’t that good.

This isn’t to say that they are absolutely terrible either, but the inconsistencies will continue to haunt them all season long.  During this 7 game losing streak, it seems when you get good hitting, then starting pitching is poor, or when you scrape enough runs to support good pitching then the pen blows it, and then there are just times when the team doesn’t hit.

There have been some positives with out a doubt so far an include:

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