Some Wednesday MLB Helpful Information
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Two of the big spenders this MLB offseason weren’t seeing an immediate return on investment, with the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays plummeting to the bottom of their respective divisions as well as the MLB money rankings
However, the Halos and Jays have picked themselves up in recent games and could start playing to their potential. Jumping on those clubs, as well as two other teams on the rise, presents some serious value before the market adjusts:
Los Angeles Angels (23-28, 8-1 last nine games)
The Angels were the worst bet in baseball for most of the season but an eight-game winning streak and the impending return of ace Jered Weaver has Los Angeles rounding into form. The Halos are hitting .320 in the past seven days, heading into Tuesday, and averaged more than 7.3 runs during the eight-game winning run.
Toronto Blue Jays (22-29, 4-2 last six games)
Toronto has also turned up the intensity on offense in recent outings. The Jays are batting a collective .299 and have scored 52 total runs in their last seven games – most in the majors. This current stretch is a small sample size but Toronto proved it can contend by winning the series opener with Atlanta. New pitchers R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle are also beginning to settle in.
Chicago White Sox (24-25, 5-2 last seven games)
The White Sox’s recent stretch has them right in the middle of the heated AL Central race. The ChiSox benefited from a visit by the Marlins but also took two over the Red Sox last week. Chicago finished April with a 10-15 record but has gradually picked up the slack in May thanks to steady pitching and a promising bullpen. Ace Chris Sale is also back on the mound after an injury scare this week.
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-28, 4-3 last seven games)
A 4-3 span isn’t going to make anyone rich, especially when you consider the Dodgers have already burned bettors for -13.89 units – most in the National League. However, L.A. faithful got their money’s worth Monday, with the team fighting back from a 6-1 deficit, beating the Angels 8-7. It was a ballsy win, one manager Don Mattingly desperately needs. Adrian Gonzalez is flexing his muscles at the plate and Hanley Ramirez is inching close to a return.