Daily Archives: May 18, 2016
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One of the biggest blunders made by many gamblers is betting against themselves. We are going to simplify the process, so if you win, you can really win – none of this barely break even nonsense.
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5 team stacking options ( We are going to draw most of our players from these 5 squads).
3 Pitching candidates (High level, midlevel and budget). Read the rest of this entry
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P- Matt Harvey (vs. Washington Nationals): $9,700. Harvey has really struggled this year, but Thursday could be the day that Harvey comes out of his slump. In 134 career at bats against Harvey, the Nationals lineup is batting .209, with only 9 RBIs, and a .271 OBP. Harvey’s price has dropped significantly due to his regression, but this could be time to buy him when he is low. Staying away from the incredibly expensive pitchers (Chris Sale, Stephen Strasburg, etc) has helped my offensive lineup for Friday.
P- Marco Estrada (vs. Minnesota Twins): $8,100. Estrada has been lights out in 2016. In 43.2 innings pithed, he has a 2.89 ERA, 41 strikeouts, and 18 walks. He will be facing a struggling Twins lineup on Friday, so this should be a great matchup for Estrada. In 62 career at bats versus Estrada, the Twins lineup is batting .226, with 12 strikeouts, and a .294 OBP.
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We can all pretty much agree on one thing when it comes to the Houston Astros – their complete teardown and rebuild was brutal. However, after watching them morph from a 100-loss team to an 86-win playoff bound one in the matter of a couple years, it was definitely worth it.
Equipped with a young core and reinforcing the pitching staff with hurlers like Doug Fister and Ken Giles, the expectations grew even more for 2016. They were not only expected to return to October, but also get past the ALDS and take that next step toward a championship.
Fast forward to the middle of May, and the Astros are easily baseball’s biggest disappointment throughout the season’s first month and a half. Entering action on Tuesday, they’re in last place with a 16-24 record and are seven games back of first in the AL West.
We are now well into the 2016 MLB season. It’s been an interesting one for sure when it comes to foul balls. Not only did a fan get smoked with a foul ball going THROUGH the netting within the first week of the season, but fans are still getting seriously hurt, perhaps because they aren’t paying attention. It may be the extended netting is giving many fans a false sense of security.
Here are the other highlights from the week of May 8-14:
RUNNING TOTAL OF FOUL BALL FACIALS
After 43 days of games, the official Twitter reported total for MLB games of fans hit in the face area by a foul ball was at 43. This is ONLY those #FoulBallFacials self-reported on Twitter. If I were to search Instagram and other social media sites, I’m guessing that total may be double.
My unofficial records for the last two seasons show the number of facials has not changed at all since the netting went up. In 2015 by this time there were 42 and in the 2014 season there were 39. So what’s the point of netting if it’s really not doing anything?
Red Sox Netting Behind Home Plate Faulty?
There were a number of Twitter reports stating the netting behind home plate in Fenway was leaking foul balls. According to three FOULers, fouls were dropping through the upper netting and falling on fans.
Again, we see a problem with the netting this season. Balls dropping from 50-100 feet can still do some decent damage if the ball hits a person just the wrong way.
The netting issue has only succeeded to opening teams and Manfred to more lawsuits because of faulty equipment. I still advocate for the tempered “hockey” glass I recommended to Manfred last season.
See the One about the Twins’ Ball Boy?:
This young man made an incredible snag that potentially saved a young fan from serious injury.
Check it out.
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The Washington Nationals are currently sitting at the top of the National League East standings, but they are starting to slip. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Miami Marlins are all within two games of the first place spot in the East. In order to hold onto their current position, the Nationals must start creating more run production opportunities. This problem can be easily fixed with one move, call up star prospect, Trea Turner.
In Triple-A, Turner is currently batting .324, with 3 home runs, 17 RBIs, 32 runs, 14 stolen bases, and a .387 OBP. These numbers scream run production. Not only are his numbers fantastic, but the player he would be replacing has done nothing but struggle at the plate. Nationals’ starting shortstop, Danny Espinosa, is currently batting .208, with 3 home runs, 14 RBIs, 8 runs, 1 stolen base, and a .307 OBP. Based on these numbers, many people must be wondering why Trea Turner hasn’t gotten a promotion in 2016, but there is a simple answer to this, service time.
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Chase Anderson took a no hitter into the 8th and a shutout to 2 outs in the 9th. He let up a pair of solo homers in the 9th before being relieved but earned a rare victory against the Cubs, 4-2 in Milwaukee.
Joc Pederson homered twice, driving in 3, in the Dodgers 5-1 win over the Angels.
Danny Salazar struck out 7 Reds in 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run to get the decision in Cleveland’s 13-1 laugher.
Khris Davis hit three homers including a walk off 2 strike 2 out grand slam that was the difference in the A’s 8-5 stunner against Texas.
They all owned baseball on May 17, 2016.
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Fredi Gonzalez gets fired because evidently he was supposed to take a stripped down team to the promised land.
Meanwhile Tim Lincecum got a job because Arte Moreno thinks it is 2011.
It is an “Update Your Resume” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports
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