Daily Archives: May 30, 2016
P- CC Sabathia (vs. Toronto Blue Jays): $9,000. In 177 career at bats against Sabathia, the Blue Jays lineup is only batting .186, with three home runs, 12 RBIs, 46 strikeouts, and a .239 OBP. Sabathia faced the Blue Jays in his last start and he was very successful. In seven innings, Sabathia gave up two hits, zero earned runs, walked one, and struck out seven. In 2016, Sabathia owns a 3-3 record, 2.83 ERA, 36 hits against, 36 strikeouts, and 15 walks in 41.1 innings pitched.
P- Mat Latos (vs. New York Mets): $6,700. In 90 career at bats against Latos, the Mets’ offense is batting .222, with there home runs, nine RBIs, 19 strikeouts, and a .313 OBP. Latos has found his groove in 2016 after a few rough years. He is facing the 24th ranked offense in baseball, so this could be a good matchup for Latos. At only $6,700, he provides a lot of value to spread the rest of your cash out to your offense.
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Today a new independent league will start. The United Shore Professional Baseball League will tee off at Jimmy John’s Field, a ballpark built especially for the new league.
This stadium will be the home to the three inaugural teams: The Utica Unicorns, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers and the Eastside Diamond Hoppers.
The founder and owner of the league is former Fort Wayne Wizards (now the fort Wayne TinCaps) owner Andy Appleby. According to Appleby, each league is as strong as its
weakest owner. Therefore Appleby owns all teams, even when the league will expand in the coming years.
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Drew Pomeranz, 27 years old, has been a very pleasant surprise in 2016. After being traded to the San Diego Padres in the offseason, the Padres decided to transfer Pomeranz back to the starting rotation after three years of work in the bullpen with the Oakland A’s and Colorado Rockies.
Through his first 10 starts in 2016, he has a 4-5 record, 2.48 ERA, 35 hits against, 69 strikeouts, and 29 walks in 58 innings pitched.
Unfortunately, this left-hander’s talents are being put the waste on the last place San Diego Padres. It is no secret that the Padres will look to sell their talent at the deadline to continue their rebuilding process. Pomeranz will be at the top of everyone’s wish list when they look at the assets the Padres are offering.
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This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!
So, without further ado …
- How are the Mets offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?
The best acquisition offensively has been Yoenis Cespedes. Currently leading MLB with 15 HRs and batting .309, he is definitely one of the driving forces.
Defensively, trading for Neil Walker and signing Asdrubal Cabrera seems to be one of Sandy’s best moves. I’ve never been so excited over double plays, but with those two on the field I can’t help it – it hasn’t looked that pretty in a long time in Queens!
Bartolo Colon. Do I really need to get into this one? Dude is practically a legend since becoming a member of the Mets, and being he actually hit a home run this season just makes the story even better. Oh yeah, holding the Nationals to one run the other night was pretty swell also, especially since the prior outing was a game I would rather forget.
Bastardo was one of the signings that many in the media called the best move that didn’t get enough attention. Through he has shown brilliance at times, I don’t know if it will last. He’s already shown kinks in his armor but we can only wait and see for now.
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At 9 Inning Know It All we have two real goals. One is to maybe catch someones attention and get a job in baseball. Let’s be honest that would be a dream come true for me. The second goal, and really the main goal of this site is to spread, enhance and strengthen baseball in our local, regional, national and international communities. We want baseball to be available to every child who wants to play.
It is always exciting to find other individuals in baseball who want to spread, enhance and strengthen baseball like we do. Cody Atkinson, assistant coach at Everett Community College is one of those guys. I was extremely excited and honored when he agreed to do this interview and I must tell you that his heart and desire is evident and that is an amazing thing.
Listen to the interview at Baseball Talk with Cody Atkinson via 9 Inning Know It All
I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day Weekend. The season is almost 1/3 of the way over, and many of us are probably reaching the point where we want to make a push to gain some in the standings. Let’s see who the internet thinks we should target:
- Rotoprofessor looks at Jimmy Nelson’s strand rate, BABIP, and SwStr% and sees good reason to sell high. Nelson’s ERA sits just below 3.00 and will probably creep up above it after a few more starts. That shiny 2.88 ERA might net you a bit more than a 3.25 one, so it probably is a good time to sell.