Tag Archives: Manny Machado

San Diego Padres 2020 Season Preview

Alex Kielar  | February 25th, 2020

Next up in our 2020 MLB season previews, we head out West to San Diego to preview the Padres season. The young Padres team has some promise as they try to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2006. They won’t be able to compete with the Dodgers in the NL West, but they can compete for a wild card spot if things go right.

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San Diego Padres 2019 Season Recap

Alex Kielar | October 30th, 2019

The San Diego Padres entered the 2019 season with fairly low, but also promising expectations, so their 70-92 record is a bit disappointing but also somewhat expected. The Padres signing of stud third baseman Manny Machado in the offseason skyrocketed their expectations, and their young core led by shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and pitcher Chris Paddack gave them a look at their bright future. Their ultimate fallout was their young players and older players not being compatible enough to play well together, and their bullpen struggles. One big problem was also communication issues between the manager and the team, as the Padres fired Andy Green before the season even ended. Now let’s get further into the Padres season. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Pitching Options, Top Hitters, and Values for 9/13/19

Joey Ricotta | September 13th, 2019 

Welcome in and happy Friday everyone. By the time lineups lock most of you will be free from work, getting ready to enjoy a nice weekend. Let’s start that weekend off right by adding to our DFS bankroll. Here are some Pitching Options, Top Hitters, and a Value Play to look at tonight.

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MLB DFS Picks for August 19, 2019

Joey Ricotta \ Aug 19th, 2019 

To give you more time to do your research and fully prepare for the slate ahead, I wanted to get this article out earlier than normal. As of now, the pitchers to use for cash games seems pretty cut and dry. The only question is, can you afford them with the main hitters you want to use? What are some good pivots to use? And what are some good teams to stack up in tournaments? We’ll discuss it all below. Continue reading

Into the 80s with Tom Greene- New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers

Tom Greene \ Aug 14th, 2019

81 wins for a team means they are assured they can finish no worse than .500. However, if you have 80 wins in August, you’ll finish above .500, guaranteed. You’ll most likely make the playoffs, too. Of course, barring catastrophic injuries or a strike.

On the radio, Tom Kent brought us back into the 80s on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, dependent on where you are in the nation and what radio station you listen to. For me, it was Saturday night. In 2019, I bring you back into the 80s, by breaking down the teams that reach 80 wins. We had two that reached that mark last night. Let’s get to work. Continue reading

Can the Dodger Curse be broken?

Alex Perl | July 25th, 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won a World Series since 1988. Now despite longer droughts occurring in Baseball, this one stands out when you take into consideration the last two seasons. Since 1988, the Dodgers have either been mediocre or in some cases a solid playoff team. This all changed when the Dodgers finally won the pennant in 2017. Years of struggle and anguish among the Los Angeles faithful had now changed, and then in the World Series that year the Dodgers lost. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Locks, Core Hitters, BvP, and Stacks for July 23, 2019

Joey Ricotta| July 23rd, 2019

You have to risk it to get the biscuit. You’ve heard the saying before, but when it pertains to daily fantasy lineups it can be especially pertinent. With that said, I like the Miami Marlins again tonight against Dylan Covey as a lower-owned stack. Not quite sure we can use them in cash games, but let’s take a look at some players that we can. Continue reading

State of Baseball: Free Agency

John Supowitz | July 22nd, 2019

One of the issues baseball players have begun to discuss openly over the last couple of offseasons has been free agency. Several players have expressed the frustration with the lack of compensation some players have received over the previous couple of off-seasons. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Pitching and Core Hitters for July 1, 2019

Joey Ricotta | July 1st, 2019

To me, it is clearly time to spend up for the big hitters tonight. With only five games on the menu, the pitching options are few and far between. I’ve narrowed down a couple that I will be targeting and have included some of the hitters I like for tonight. It’s a new month and the same old grind. Let’s get into some Pitching and Core Hitters to target for tonight. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Pitching and Core Targets for June 25, 2019

Joey Ricotta | June 25th, 2019

You need to set your lineups. So, let’s get right into some picks for this huge Tuesday night slate of games. Continue reading

7&7: Your Bartender is Back

John Supowitz | June 25th, 2019

Just because I couldn’t serve you last week doesn’t mean the rules changed. Here are the Seven best hitters of the week.

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MLB DFS Picks: The Best Day of the Week

Joey Ricotta | June 23rd, 2019

The best day of the week in my opinion. Sunday is a day for relaxation, family, and football. Excuse me, baseball. Because baseball is the greatest sport ever created. Let’s take a look at some options for DFS today, the best day of the week. Continue reading

Fresh 7&7 For the Week of 6/10-6/16

John Lepore | June 18th, 2019

Filling in for your regular bartender, as John “Supi” Supowitz is off this week, I’ll try to do these hitters justice.

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MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn March 29th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | March 29th, 2019

Evening games across the board for this edition of Around the Horn. We got our feet wet opening day, hopefully, you were able to hit on some of your lineups. We are just getting started in MLB so let’s keep it going!  Continue reading

Arenado, Harper, or Machado: Who Will Have The Better Legacy?

John Supowitz | March 2nd, 2019

The next decade will be exciting. Three young superstars signed monster contracts and with become the face of their respective franchise. All of the victories and failures, whether their fault or not, will rest on their shoulders. I looked at some factors to try to figure out which one of these players has the best opportunity to cement a winning legacy.

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2019 MLB Preview: San Diego Padres

Givanni Damico | March 2nd, 2019

The San Diego Padres made a big splash when they signed Manny Machado. They have some top-notch prospects coming, but will it be enough to push for a spot in the postseason?

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2019 New York Yankees Preview

Christopher Dinkins | February 27th, 2019

It’s a new year and we are here to get into the 2019 season for the New York Yankees. I had the Yankees winning the World Series last year, but they fell short to the eventual world champion Boston Red Sox in the Divisional round. But its a new year, and you live and learn. The Yankees went through injuries and a less than stellar year from one of its main power bats. But last year is over and its time to focus on this season and putting some heat on those guys in Massachusetts.

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Manny Machado is a…….Padre!?!?

Daniel Corrigan | February 20th, 2019

According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, The San Diego Padres are the winners of the Manny Machado sweepstakes.

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Is a Work Stoppage In The MLB’s Future?

John Supowitz | February 2nd, 2019

For the past two winters, we could not use the MLB Hot Stove to keep you warm. Last year, it was to believed teams would be all in on the top free agents, but that was not the case; Yu Darvish didn’t sign with Cubs until February 13th, and J.D. Martinez with the Red Sox until on February 26th, after spring training began. Some believed teams were just holding off on spending because of the talent pool that would be available in 2018-19.

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’19 Short Stop top 15

Bruce Cagle Jr. | January 20th, 2019

The shortstop has some of best talent around for 2019, tied with the outfield position with five average first round picks. Let’s take a glance. If you would like to see the positions I have already covered you can find them here: Starting Pitchers | First Base | Second Base Continue reading

This MLB Off-Season Is An Absolute Drag

Daniel Corrigan | January 9th, 2019

I mean……….. seriously.

This Off-Season had so much promise. Two of the best in the game in Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, at the ripe age of 26 were set to hit the free agency market for the first time. There was (and still is….sorta) talks of two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber being traded. There was even a report that Kris Bryant could have been traded. Continue reading

Manny Machado, Future Yankee?

Daniel Corrigan | December 22nd, 2018

In my last article, I mapped out the possibilities for where Bryce Harper will be playing next year. In that piece, I said that Harper will be a Phillie. I still think that but that could have some serious impact on Machado’s decision. I will format this the same way I did with my Harper article.

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2018 World Series Prediction

Brian Handzel |October 23rd, 2018

The final matchup in the 2018 Major League Baseball Season is set. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the National League Champions with a record of 92-71 in the regular season are going up against the Boston Red Sox who had a record of 108-54 during the regular season. To get to the World Series, the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-1 and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. The Red Sox had a slightly easier time making it to the Fall Classic by defeating their rivals, the New York Yankees, 3-1 and defeating the defending World Champion, Houston Astros, 4-1. It seems like the Red Sox will be more well-rested going into the final series of the year, but let’s take an in-depth look at how these two division champions match up.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Recap and World Series Preview

Bruce Cagle Jr. | October 23rd, 2018

Finally, a series that lived up to the hype. A little closer then I thought it would be, but I have been predicting the Dodgers to make a repeat trip to the Fall Classic. After an intense seven-game fight with the Brewers, the Dodgers will move on to face a well-rested Boston Red Sox club.  Continue reading

Manny – Dirty or Dumb

Bryan Brammer | October 22nd, 2018

Calling an athlete a “dirty player” is quite an accusation. I would go as far to say that it’s equivalent to referring to someone as a cheater or a liar. These qualifiers describe what one thinks about an individual. They go beyond an assessment of behavior. They take it one step further. Qualifiers describe who a person is. Their philosophy or perspective. Who they are within. Their intent.

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NLCS Preview: Brewers vs Dodgers

Jamie Gatlin | October 11th, 2018

After the first round of the playoffs, the two teams left standing in the National League are the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This matchup comes as no surprise as both teams won their respective divisions. They both had different journeys to get here, but only one can advance. The series starts Friday and is one you will not want to miss.

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NLDS Playoff Preview: Braves vs Dodgers

Bruce Cagle Jr. | October 4th, 2018

Later today we will witness the beginning of the NLDS at 8:30 ET between the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers. This could turn into a very quick series if adjustments haven’t been made. Let’s take a dive, shall we?  Continue reading

Change in Fortune for Harper, Machado

Robby Messer | August 17th, 2018

What a difference an All-Star Break makes, especially if you’re free-agent-to-be Bryce Harper. His performance in the first half of the season was costing him millions of dollars on the free agent market, as his average hovered near the Mendoza line.
On the other hand, fellow soon-to-be free agent Manny Machado seemingly shrugged off daily trade rumors and put together a first half that likely made him the front-runner for MLB’s first $400 million contract. But what a difference an All-Star Break makes.

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Manny Machado and the Prospects The Orioles Received in Return

Brian Handzel and Kody Clawson| July 19th, 2018

The deal is done and Manny Machado is going west and is now going to be playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Everyone in the baseball world knew that Machado would be traded and there were rumors that he would be joining the Phillies, Braves, and even the Yankees. But in the end, the Dodgers won the Manny Machado Sweepstakes.

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Harper, Machado Showing Their True Value

Robby Messer | July 11th, 2018

The baseball season is just past its halfway point and there’s nothing hotter to talk about than where the biggest names coming up on free agency will be playing next year, or by the end of this season. I’m talking about Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

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Teams That Have a Tough Decision Over the Next Month

John Lepore | July 9th, 2018

One of the toughest decisions a team has to make is if they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. There are many things to consider: The fan base, money issues, prospects and the overall farm system, the chances of winning it all. Here are four teams that will have the big decision to make at the deadline.

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