Who Owned Baseball – Updated for April 27, 2021

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Earning 1 WOB

Ian Anderson allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings as the Braves blanked the Cubs, 5-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered 3 times, driving in 7 runs, to power the Blue Jays past the Nationals, 9-5.

Garrett Richards struck out 10 Mets in 7 innings to earn the 2-1 decision for the Red Sox.

Tyrone Taylor homered and added an RBI single as the Brewers edged Miami, 5-4.

Earning ½ WOB

Byron Buxton went 2 for 4, with a home run, but the Twins dropped the 7-4 final to the Indians.

Jakob Junis pitched into the 7th, finishing with 2 runs over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 9 Pirates but the Royals dropped the 2-1 final.

David Peterson pitched 6 strong innings in the Mets 2-1 loss to the Red Sox.

Trea Turner homered twice but the Nationals fell to Toronto, 9-5.


American League Hitters

Bo Bichette                        2 ½

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.             2

Mitch Haniger                   2

Nate Lowe          1 1/2

Yermin Mercedes            1 ½

Nick Solak                          1 ½

Mike Trout                        1 ½

National League Hitter

Buster Posey      2

Ronald Acuna Jr.         1 1/2

Paul Dejong                       1 ½

Fernando Tatís Jr.,      1 ½

American League Pitchers

John Means                       2 ½

Zach Plesac                       2 ½

Aaron Civale                     2

Tyler Glasnow                   2

Nathan Eovaldi                 1 ½

Lance Lynn                        1 ½

Michael Pineda                1 ½

National League Pitchers

Jacob deGrom                  3

Trevor Rogers                   2 ½

Brandon Woodruff          2 ½

Trevor Bauer                     2

Corbin Burnes                   2

Aaron Nola                        2

Julio Urias                          2

Yu Darvish                         1 ½

Joe Musgrove                   1 ½


Jose Abreu, Ian Anderson, Kohei Arihara, Javier Baez, Shane Beiber, Jose Berrios, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant, Madison Bumgarner, Lorenzo Cain, Nick Castellanos, Gerrit Cole, Nelson Cruz, Charlie Culberson, Anthony DeSclafani, Adam Duvall, Kent Emanuel, Mike Foltynewicz, Ty France, Freddy Galvis, John Gant, Avisail Garcia, Kevin Gausman, Kyle Gibson, Lucas Giolito, Paul Goldschmidt, Jon Gray, Zack Greinke, J. A. Happ, Guillermo Heredia, Kyle Higashioka, Rhys Hoskins, Eric Hosmer, Cristian Javier, Jakob Junis, Clayton Kershaw, Pablo Lopez, Tyler Mahle , Sean Manaea, Ketel Marte, J. D. Martinez, Steven Matz, Dustin May, Mike Moustakas, Cedric Mullins, Wil Myers, Tyler Naquin, Tyler O’Neill, Matt Olson, Chris Paddack, David Peralta, Gregory Polanco, Jose Ramirez, Franmil Reyes, Garrett Richards, Austin Riley, Carlos Rodon, Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Jean Segua, Giancarlo Stanton, Tyrone Taylor, Justin Turner, Trea Turner, Michael Wacha, Jared Walsh, Ryan Weathers, Zack Wheeler,


Tim Anderson, Sandy Alcantara, Logan Allen, Ian Anderson, Jake Arrieta, Akil Baddoo, Brandon Belt, Matthew Boyd, JT Brubaker, Walker Buehler, Byron Buxton, Willie Calhoun, Harold Castro, Starlin Castro, Kole Calhoun, Rafael Devers, Josh Donaldson, Danny Duffy, Dane Dunning, Eduardo Escobar, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Josh Fleming, Michael Fulmer, Adolis García, Andrez Gimenez, Tyler Glasnow, Austin Gomber, Marco Gonzales, Josh Harrison, Andrew Heaney, Rich Hill, Aaron Judge, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Michael King, DJ LeMahieu, Francisco Lindor, Manny Machado, Jose Marmolejos, J. D. Martinez, Lance McCullers Jr., Ryan McMahon, Colin Moran, Charlie Morton, Omar Navarez, Marcel Ozuna, David Peterson, Salvador Perez, Nick Pivetta, Robbie Ray, JT Realmuto, Miguel Rojas, Gary Sanchez, Carlos Santana, Marcus Semien, Tarek Skubal, Pavin Smith, Juan Soto, Stephen Strasburg, Chris Taylor, Jose Urena, Adam Wainwright, Taylor Widener, Jesse Winkler, Huascar Ynoa




Sully Baseball Podcast – The Hall of Fame Announcement – January 24, 2018



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I give my thoughts, predictions and wishes for the Hall of Fame ballot and then watch the results announced on MLB Network

Crowning immortals in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Vladimir Guerrero 2007 Topps – Sully Baseball Card of the Day for March 14, 2017


Vladimir Guerrero was the American League MVP in 2004 after having a wonderful season in his first year as a member of the Anaheim Angels. (That’s what they were called back then.)

Angels fans loved him as did the writers and he helped lead the Angels to the AL West title.

Even though he was great and exposed more people to what a wonderful and dynamic player he was, I wished he wasn’t in Anaheim that year. I wish he was in Montreal.

2004 was the last year for the Montreal Expos and Vlady was the last great Expo.

Guerrero was born in the Domincan Republic and was not considered to be much of a prospect. The Dodgers and Rangers passed on him, thinking he was out of shape and undisciplined. Expos scout Fred Ferreria (aka The Shark of the Caribbean) saw something and spent $2000 on the right handed hitter.

Whether those dollars were Canadian or American, it was $2,000 well spent. He skyrocketed through the Expos organization, quickly establishing himself as one of the best prospects in baseball. He made a cameo in Montreal in 1996 and was a Rookie of the Year candidate in 1997, where he was teammates with another Domincan named Pedro Martinez.

As the Expos struggled in the late 1990’s, Guerrero became their biggest star. He hit for a high average, slugged homered, stole bases and had a cannon for an arm. But beyond the numbers, a Vladimir Guerrero at bat was a sight to behold. He swung at EVERYTHING! In the dirt, above his head, inside, outside, he took a hack at it.

But here is the thing… he would HIT it! Vlady was a nightmare for pitchers trying to pitch around him because he did not allow that to be an option. Make him chase outside, it was a double down the line. Bust him inside and he would fist it into left. Pitch it into the dirt and he would golf it into the stands. His strikeout total was shockingly low for such a free swinger.

He got MVP consideration in all of the 6 full seasons in Montreal. Fans began to wonder if a new stadium was around the corner and if Guerrero would be one of the factors to keep the Expos in Quebec.

But in 2002 and 2003, when MLB took over the ownerless team and forced unreasonable financial restrictions on the team, Guerrero would play in front of 3/4 empty houses and indifference by the fans who knew their team was going to move to Washington DC.

But in those years, the Expos were surprising contenders under manager Frank Robinson. Guerrero’s OPS reached above 1.000 and his power kept the team in the hunt into September.

However it was not to be and eventually economic reality for a lame duck franchise was too real. Guerrero signed with the Angels after the 2003 season ended and the Expos were scheduled to play one final year in Montreal before moving to Washington where they would rechristened “The Nationals.”

As Guerrero did it all in Anaheim, leading the league in total bases and runs scored, the Expos stumbled in their final year. The team gave an emotional farewell in their final day before a packed house as Vlady was preparing for the Division Series against Boston.

It didn’t feel right that Guerrero wasn’t there. He was the Expos final hope and who knows what his legacy would have been had the Expos managed to pull off the unlikely Wild Card in 2002 or 2003.

He had two more top 3 MVP finishes in Anaheim, leading them to two ALCS appearances and another Division Title, smacking a dramatic hit to help eliminate the Red Sox in 2009.

In 2010 he played in his only World Series as a member of the Texas Rangers, his last great season. He played 2011 in Baltimore before injuries finally cost him.

His numbers never plummeted. He always hit for a high average and with power. Only his body breaking down caused the end.

Beloved in Montreal and Orange County, he received 71.7% of the Hall of Fame vote his first year on the ballot, making him a lock to make Cooperstown in either 2018 or 2019 at the latest where he will join his former teammate Pedro Martinez.

Both were linked together in Montreal. If baseball ever returns to Quebec, Guerrero will no doubt be honored along side Martinez, Dawson, Raines and the late Gary Carter.

He was the last great Expo. He should have been there for the end.