31 Results for month: 05/2014

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/7/14

I want to throw some numbers at everyone today. These are the category lines for one specific pitcher over the last handful of years. This one pitcher was a full time starter in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 he was moved to the bullpen, and then went back to being a starter with his new team in 2013. 2010: 12-10 in 29 starts, 4.07 ERA, 4.61 xFIP, 6.05 ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/6/14

Now that we're slightly more than one month into the 2014 MLB season, it's time for a handful of observations. Out of the gate, I appear to be on the money with some of my pre-season opinions, and way off on some others. I'll start with one I might have missed by a mile. I don't know if the Miami Marlins can maintain what they're doing, but I have to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/5/14

I was ranting on Twitter Sunday afternoon on the sacrifice bunt. This is not exactly new ground for me. I do it constantly, because it's a largely a stupid strategy that is basically indefensible. I'll include some statistics to prove my point. Runner at first base, none out, there's a 44% chance of scoring one or more runs. Runner at second base with ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/4/14

I'm wrapping up my vacation today, in as much as there is such a thing for an everyday sports handicapper. So it's back to the airwaves tomorrow, joining @mattyoumans247 and @reynolds2305 for @TheLVSportsline from 2-3 PDT @espn1100.  For those who aren't on Twitter, that's The Las Vegas Sportsline, which airs weekdays from 2-3 Pacific time on ESPN 1100/9... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/3/14

Petco Park is a beautiful spot to watch Major League Baseball. The weather is usually sensational and there's loads to do in the area both before and after the game. It's not the most intense atmosphere you'll find, but if you're looking for a ballpark to relax and take in a big league game, you'll be hard pressed to top San Diego. As for the Padres, ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/2/14

The April Baseball Special is done. But if you're looking for solid insight that stands to make you a winner, my weekly and monthly packages are available. Regardless of which option is chosen, all plays are included. There are never any extra charges for supposedly stronger plays, nor are there any attempts to upsell to a higher level. Everyone gets the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/1/14

Travel day here, so what will likely be the briefest blog ever for me. Free play for Thursday is the Cincinnati Reds. Edge on the mound has to go to Estrada over the struggling Bailey. But the Brewers are shorthanded and there is a scheduling advantage here for the home team. Some regression should be in the works for Milwaukee right about now. Short ... More