Justin Verlander: +125
You know what's great about SportsInteraction.com? If you want odds on something, like say who'll win the AL Cy Young award, they'll come up with something in a heartbeat. So we're now handicapping which junior circuit pitcher will walk away with the honor at season's end. In a normal season, Justin Verlander (10-3, 2.38 ERA) would be a shoe in but there are a number of candidates nipping at his heels.
Josh Beckett: +250
To quote LL Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback" for Red Sox hurler Josh Beckett (6-2, 1.89 ERA). How about a marvelous bounce back then? Beckett played through injuries last year but it resulted in his career worst campaign. Now healthy again, J-Beck is reminding bettors why the Sox traded away Hanley Ramirez to get him. The former World Series MVP has been particularly effective against the Yanks, with a 3-0 record and a 0.90 ERA in three starts against the Bombers.
Jered Weaver: +350
Total bettors know all about Weaver's dominance on the diamond. The under has hit in seven of his last eight starts, and that's with oddsmakers throwing out a few 6.5-run totals too. The lanky righty sports a spiffy 0.92 WHIP and a 4-1 strikeout to walk ratio.
James Shields: +650
You got to like the value here on Shields. He plays in baseball's most followed division and if the Rays win the AL East crown or even nab the Wildcard, Shields will get a boatload of credit for the accomplishment. Don't forget, baseball writers, new and old school, both love a pitcher who can finish a game and Shields has six complete games already.
Felix Hernandez: +800
You can't count out the reigning AL Cy Young winner but King Felix (8-6, 3.19 ERA) has some serious catching up to do. He'll probably have to produce better numbers than last season for him to take the honor in succession. It seems like the competition is much deeper then time around.
CC Sabathia: +800
CC (10-4, 3.25 ERA) is always in the mix for the Cy Young but it'll be tough for him to finish ahead of the pack this time around. Wins is normally the category he leads the majors in but Verlander and Weaver are on pace with the Yankees' ace hurler.
Michael Pineda: +800
Pineda's numbers are on par with the other big names on this list but you've got to wonder if the rookie's arm won't tire or even if the Mariners won't start limiting his innings pitched in the second half of the season.
5/21/2014 10:25:00 AM
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FHM Sexiest Woman In The World 2015 Prop Odds
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Posted by Ponch 3 years ago
Posted by Ponch
3 years ago
"Pineda has some nice value."
Ben Burns' near UNPRECEDENTED run has NO end in sight. After a 4-0 Friday SWEEP (3-1 for some), he is now a JAW-DROPPING 117-61-2 (65%) since August 1st, good for a $36.486 profit! His CONSISTENCY has been AMAZING as he's gone 27-12 the L10 days. Having finished "in the black" eight of the past nine months, he's up over $80K. You in?
I'm playing on PITTSBURGH. The Pirates were my free release yesterday, and that was just another "winner on the pile." They came from behind to stun Milwaukee, 4-2, scoring all of their runs in the home half of the eighth. This series is all about two ballclubs trending in very different directions. I'm sticking with the hotter team, obviously.
Pittsburgh has won 12 of its last 14 and now leads Milwaukee by 4.5 games in the race for the second Wild Card spot in the N.L. There was a time that the Brewers led the Pirates by 9.5 games, but that is a distant memory. They are 8-20 their last 28 games, including 1-11 on the road. Both the hitting and pitching have betrayed Milwaukee during this slump and they have the look of a team that knows its season is coming to and end.
The Pirates are one of the better home teams in the league at 50-29.
Making Milwaukee's task even more difficult here is that Pittsburgh will have Edinson Volquez pitching. He has not lost in 10 starts, posting a 1.73 ERA his last eight. He's allowed three earned runs or less in all 10 starts. Volquez has also had the Brewers' number with a 2.88 ERA in four starts against them.
Brewers starter Matt Garza has a 6.55 ERA in two starts vs. Pittsburgh this year.
I brought this up yesterday, but despite a losing record vs. Milwaukee this year, the Pirates have outscored them - by 14 runs following last night's win. 1* free play.
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