Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 16, 2013

 Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I ask Is Mike Scioscia’s job safe? Are the Angels making a stupid lineup decision? It sure looks that way.

Also, Bronson Arroyo, Ryan Zimmerman, Kevin Correia and Joe Mauer owned baseball on April 15, 2013.

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Players who owned baseball for a Day

Clay Buchholz – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Bryce Harper – 2
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Adam Wainwright – 2

Bronson Arroyo – 1
Madison Bumgarner – 1 
Miguel Cabrera – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Shin-Soo Cho – 1
Alex Cobb – 1 
Kevin Correia – 1
Zack Cozart – 1 
Yu Darvish – 1 
Chris Davis – 1 
Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 
Adrian Gonzalez – 1
Carlos Gonzalez – 1 
Gio Gonzalez – 1 
A. J. Griffin – 1
Matt Harvey – 1
Felix Hernandez – 1
Derek Holland – 1
Austin Jackson – 1
 Adam Jones – 1 
Jon Lester – 1
Jed Lowrie – 1 
Manny Machado – 1
Paul Maholm – 1
Justin Masterson – 1
Joe Mauer – 1
Andrew McCutchen – 1
Michael McKenry – 1
Will Middlebrooks – 1
Shelby Miller – 1
Brandon Moss – 1
Bud Norris – 1
Gerardo Parra – 1 
Andy Pettitte – 1 
Brandon Phillips – 1
Buster Posey – 1
Albert Pujols – 1
Sergio Romo – 1
Wilin Rosario – 1
CC Sabathia – 1
Ervin Santana – 1
Drew Smyly – 1 
Nick Tepesch – 1
Justin Upton – 1
Will Venable – 1
Jake Westbrook – 1
Ryan Zimmerman – 1
Barry Zito – 1

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 16, 2013
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Red Sox give middle finger to their fans

The Red Sox lost a game to the Minnesota Twins where they were one strike from winning.
I guess there is no shame to letting up a home run to Joe Mauer.

Do you know what there IS shame in?
Losing the first three games at home to the Minnesota Twins.

There are not many teams left in the American League that are worse than the Red Sox, so they can’t afford to lose to teams that actually suck.

But then again, the Red Sox suck.
And not the kind of suck that someone would say to a team that blew a playoff series or a big lead like last year.

They are a losing team in August.
They lost a four game series to the Minnesota Twins.

If EVERYTHING goes right tomorrow and Franklin Morales throws a perfect game and the entire team hits for the cycle, the only thing that would accomplish is they would not be swept in a four game series at home to an awful Twins team.

The next announcer who lists the Red Sox among Wild Card contenders should be fired immediately.

I was going to say the Red Sox should give free tickets to everyone in attendance for today’s game, but those people have suffered enough.

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How happy are the Twins they signed Joe Mauer when they did?

Not that Joe Mauer came cheap. He is paid like a unique superstar which he is.
But holy cow, compare Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth‘s contract and their worth to Mauer… an MVP batting champion home town hero catcher?

And if he was on the open market can you imagine the Yankees desperate to make a splash and with a huge hole at catcher and an inviting right field porch doing the bidding?

Can you also imagine the Angels wanting more firepower and star power on the team?

Can you also picture the Red Sox, having let Victor Martinez walk, looking to fill his shoes with the best in the game?

And how about the Cubs wanting to win some fans back? Or the Rangers looking for a long term solution behind the plate?

Could you imagine the bidding war for a player like Mauer?

The bids would START at $200 over 8 years!
Forget a hometown discount. The Twins would have to have him be the owner of the team!
Instead he is stuck with a measly $184 million.
Man, he got lowballed.

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