Who Owned Baseball – September 2, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on September 2, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Adam Duvall launched 3 homers, driving in 5, to lead the Braves past the Red Sox, 7-5.

Triston McKenzie threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 to help the Indians blank the Royals, 5-0.

Tyler Naquin homered twice and added a single in the Indians 5-0 victory over Kansas City.

Zack Wheeler pitched into the 7th, allowing no runs and striking out 6 Nationals in 6 2/3 innings to earn the 3-0 decision for the Phillies.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kolby Allard threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs, striking out 4 Astros, but took the hard luck 2-1 loss for the Rangers.

Zac Gallen held the mighty Dodgers to 1 hit and no runs over 7 innings. The Diamondbacks bullpen would drop the 3-2 final.

Mike Trout homered and singled but the Angels were thumped by San Diego, 11-4.

Mike Yastrzemski went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Giants 5-3 loss to Colorado.

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Leaders for American League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020

Mike Trout – 3 1/2
Kyle Tucker – 3
Tim Anderson – 2 1/2
Franmil Reyes – 2
Willy Adames – 1 1/2
Matt Chapman – 1 1/2
Maikel Franco – 1 1/2
Teoscar Hernández – 1 1/2
Yoán Moncada – 1 1/2
Miguel Sanó – 1 1/2
Giancarlo Stanton – 1 1/2
Luke Voit – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020

Fernando Tatís Jr. – 3
Charlie Blackmon – 2 1/2
Javier Báez – 2
Mookie Betts – 2
Michael Conforto – 2
Manny Machado – 2
Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1 1/2
Nicholas Castellanos – 1 1/2
Alex Dickerson – 1 1/2
Wilmer Flores – 1 1/2
Trent Grisham – 1 1/2
Juan Soto – 1 1/2
Mike Yastrzemski – 1 1/2

Leaders for American League Pitchers in Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Shane Bieber – 4 1/2,
Lance Lynn – 3 1/2
Dylan Bundy – 3
Chris Bassitt – 2
Justin Dunn – 2
Mike Fiers – 2
Lucas Giolito – 2
Dallas Keuchel – 2
Kenta Maeda – 2
Triston McKenzie – 2
Frankie Montas – 2
Gerrit Cole – 1 1/2
Marco Gonzales – 1 1/2
Yusei Kikuchi – 1 1/2
Zach Plesac – 1 1/2
Taijuan Walker – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Pitchers Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Trevor Bauer – 4
Aaron Nola – 3 1/2
Yu Darvish – 3
Clayton Kershaw – 3
Tyler Chatwood – 2
Zac Gallen – 2
Kyle Hendricks – 2
Jon Lester – 2
Zack Wheeler – 2
Tyler Anderson – 1 1/2
Taylor Clarke – 1 1/2
Jacob deGrom – 1 1/2
Jon Gray – 1 1/2
Merrill Kelly – 1 1/2
Max Scherzer – 1 1/2

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Players Who Owned Baseball For One Day in 2019 MLB

José Abreu, Nick Ahmed, Kolby Allard, Pete Alonso, Orlando Arcia, Cody Bellinger, Brandon Belt, Brandon Bielak, Xander Bogaerts, Walker Buehler, Corbin Burnes, Asdrúbal Cabrera, Mark Cahna, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Castro, Ji-Man Choi, Aaron Civale,  Patrick Corbin, Brandon Crawford, Nelson Cruz, Johnny Cueto, Travis d’Arnaud, Anthony DeSclafani, Rafael Devers, Randy Dobnak, Josh Donaldson, Adam Duvall, Zach Eflin, Thomas Eshelman, Jack Flaherty, Max Fried, Leury García, Tony Gonsolin, Erik González, Brian Goodwin, Phil Gosselin, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius,  J. A. Happ, Andrew Heaney, Kiké Hernández, Rhys Hoskins, Eric Hosmer, Adrian Houser, Dakota Hudson, Aaron Judge, Brad Keller, Howie Kendrick, Max Kepler, Adam Kolarek, Dinelson Lamet, DJ LeMahieu, Pablo López, Nick Margevicius, José Marmolejos, German Márquez, Steven Matz, Dusitn May, Lance McCullers Jr., Alec Mills, Anthony Misiewicz, Colin Moran, Mitch Moreland, Daniel Murphy, Tyler Naquin, Austin Nola, Matt Olson, Tyler O’Neill, Marcell Ozuna, James Paxton, Joc Pederson, Martín Pérez, Manny Piña, Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar, José Ramírez, Victor Reyes, Tanner Roark, Luis Robert, Miguel Rojas, Anthony Santander, Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Schwarber, Marcus Semien, Austin Slater, Burch Smith, Jorge Soler, Eugenio Suárez, Masahiro Tanaka, Rowdy Tellez, Touki Toussaint, Spencer Turnbull, Framber Valdéz, Christian Vázquez, Alex Verdugo, Jonathan Villar, Adam Wainwright, Christian Walker, Brandon Woodruff, Ryan Yarbrough,

Players Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB 2020 MLB Tyler Alexander, José Altuve,  Matt Andriese, Jaime Barria, Josh Bell, Bo Bichette, Brandon Bielak, Colten Brewer, Jay Bruce, Byron Buxton, Jeimer Candelario, Griffin Canning, Daniel Castano, Luis Castillo, Dylan Cease, Mike Clevinger, Zach Davies, Yandy Díaz, Hunter Dozier, Mauricio Dubon, Danny Duffy, Adam Eaton, Clint Frazier, Freddie Freeman, Kevin Gausman,  Zack Godley, Yan Gomes, Brian Goodwin, Alex Gordon, Yuli Gurriel, Ronald Guzmán, Adam Haseley, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Kyle Hendricks, Elieser Hernández, JaCoby Jones, Kwang-Hyun Kim,  Brady Lail, Francisco Lindor, Michael Lorenzen, Lance Lynn, Tyler Mahle,   Connor Menez, Whit Merrifield, Brad Miller, Dylan Moore, Yadier Molina, Ryan Mountcastle, Kevin Newman, Renato Núñez, Josh Osich, Nate Pearson, Luis Perdomo, Kevin Plawecki, J. T. Realmuto, Cody Reed, Anthony Rizzo, Eddie Rosario, Antonio Senzatela, Justus Sheffield, Justin Smoak, Blake Snell, Donovan Solano, Mike Soroka, Josh Springer, Raimel Tapia, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Justin Turner, Trea Turner, Phillips Valdez, Austin Voth, Joey Votto, Luke Weaver, Evan White Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BG

Who Owned Baseball -July 25, 2020


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Let’s see who owned baseball on July 25, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Dylan Bundy pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 hits and 1 run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 7 Oakland batters to secure a 4-1 Angels win.

Leury García homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to slug the White Sox past the Twins, 10-3.

Phil Gosselin reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, to help the Phillies clobber the Marlins 7-1.

Zack Wheeler threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 7-1 decision for the Phillies over Miami.


Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Clevinger was solid in 7 innings, striking out 6 Royals along the way. The Indians would drop the 3-2 game in extra innings.

Steven Matz struck out 7 Braves over 6 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. But the Mets bullpen collapsed and the Braves rallied in extra innings, 5-3.

Giancarlo Stanton homered and got on base 2 more times but the Yankees were blown out by the Nationals, 9-2.

Joey Votto reached base 3 times, including his second home run, but the Reds came up short to the Tigers, 6-4.


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The Giants and Rockies took my advice

I like to think that most GMs like to read Sully Baseball on a daily basis and they take my suggestions to heart. And it seemed that the Giants and the Rockies may have done just that.

Last May I gave the Giants some advice in what looked like a potential playoff run.

Brian Sabean listened to some of my advice (recalling Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey sooner than later and giving Pat Burrell a shot) and ignored others (signing Jermaine Dye and seeing if Eric Hacker could handle long relief).

One thing I suggested was dealing Zack Wheeler for a bat. I figured that while you almost never deal young pitching, this was the exception if it would bring a difference making bat. Now as it turned out, they didn’t need the difference making bat last year. There is no way that even bringing Albert Pujols onto the 2010 Giants would have improved anything.

Put away the calculators and getting ready to show me Pujols’ OPS+ and Base/Hit to Contact Adjusted ratio. (I just made that up, but I am sure it is being used by SOME stat head.)

If you put Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton on the 2010 Giants, the end result would not have improved… because the end result was a World Series Championship.

Well I for one gave a big grin when I saw Wheeler was dealt for Carlos Beltran, a deal that screamed “No Brainer” for me.
Sure Wheeler has a chance to be a big time pitcher for the Mets. Beltran has a chance to help cement the Giants as a national brand.

People are noticing the Giants, and as I suggested in the video we made last January, they are slowly becoming an alternative bandwagon to the ultra serious and competitive Red Sox and Yankees turf wars.

Another October run with this cast of characters could solidify them as a big time franchise and destination place for free agents. Ask yourself, 4 or 5 years ago was Philadelphia considered to be a desirable landing spot for star players?
If the Phillies could make that kind of turn around based on a World Series title, some more post season appearances and a dash of cool, why not the more extroverted Giants?
A nice pitching prospect is a small price to pay for helping build a national brand, especially with Lincecum, Cain, Bumgarner, Volgelsong and Sanchez all still in the rotation.

I know the Giants are only 2 games up on Arizona. No part of me is worried. They are heading back to the playoffs and have as good a chance of anyone to get to the World Series.

Meanwhile the Rockies did EXACTLY what I told them to do. A few weeks ago I begged them to deal Ubaldo Jimenez while people still thought he was an ace pitcher.
I don’t think he is. I think he is a good pitcher who had a great half of a season. He’s not an ace. He’s an ace flavored product.
And if the Rockies dealt him while he still looked and felt like an ace, they would get more in a haul for him then if they waited for Ubaldo to reveal that he isn’t a true #1.
While I admire the Indians for going for it and picking up a guy who clearly isn’t a rental, it’s unlikely that Cleveland would have parted with four players including highly touted prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, if Jimenez started piling up .500 seasons with mediocre ERAs in Denver.
Yeah Jimenez was a popular member of the Rockies. So was Matt Holliday. The Rockies dealt HIM when he still had a “potential MVP” aura about him and wound up getting Carlos Gonzalez and Huston Street in the deal.
I think before long, the dealing of Matt Holliday and Ubaldo Jimenez, as unthinkable as it may have been when they were contending for big awards, might be the best thing that ever happened to the Rockies franchise and could lead directly to another pennant very soon.
Just glad they took my advice.

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