Shaky Bullpens and Rays of Hope – @LockedOnMLB for April 22, 2019

1649D400-B316-4DBE-B742-3DFB6C109E1FAll around baseball, bullpens had a shaky weekend. Maybe one team SHOULD take a chance with Craig Kimbrel.

Meanwhile, let’s all agree to focus on what is POSITIVE about the Tampa Bay Rays. We all know about the stadium and the attendance. It is easy to be negative.

But the team, despite this weekend’s sweep by Boston, is one of the bright spots of the game right now.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Thinking of Pitching While Driving – September 7, 2018

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Driving along along the 5 freeway, I began to think about ways to put together a pitching staff that doesn’t require wearing a bullpen down but still tries to keep starters from facing an order more than twice.

I have an idea.

On the road again in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Merits of a Four Pitcher Limit – June 21, 2018

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A proposal floated around baseball that would limit a manager to using four pitchers for a 9 inning game. At first I felt like it was a foolish suggestion.

But after some reflection, I think it has some merit.

Letting the pitchers pitch in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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