MLB Team Previews

By Adam Burke
Mar 5, 2019 at 14:00

My annual labor of love with 30 MLB season win total previews and all of the different futures markets has arrived.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 17:20

The fact that “sabermetrics” is even a word in the Orioles’ vocabulary now is a huge step in the right direction. It won’t put pressure on the Red Sox, Yankees, or even Rays anytime soon, but the Orioles are going in a positive direction and should be moving the ball forward one yard at a time.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 17:10

Many people scoff at what Brian Cashman has achieved because the Yankees have operated with different budget constraints that most MLB teams ever since George Steinbrenner bought the team, but Cashman’s work simply cannot go unnoticed.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 17:05

As we head into 2019, we’re left to wonder how this newfound philosophy holds up. We’re left to wonder how this Rays offense performs. We’re left to wonder how the Rays continue to stack up in the AL East. We’re also left to wonder what else the Rays have up their sleeves to push the game forward.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 17:00

Pinching pennies doesn’t help anybody. The Jays need to be more aggressive with their development plans. Bo Bichette should be challenged more. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should be in the bigs.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:50

All of that buzz. All of that hype. All of the clickbaity stories about the White Sox signing Jon Jay and Yonder Alonso to court Manny Machado. Gone. Pessimism now rules the roost about this team.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:45

The roster has more questions than it had going into last season, but at least the unproven players have a lot more athletic upside than last year’s collection of outfielders and corner infielders.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:40

The most depressing spot for a team in Major League Baseball is the spot that the Detroit Tigers are in. There aren’t any true standouts on the roster and the minor league system is one of the weaker ones in baseball.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:35

With an infusion of speed, the Royals could be fun to watch in the field and on the bases, but that would be about it. It looks like another long year in the Land of Some Damn Good BBQ.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:30

The Twins were one of last season’s most disappointing teams. After winning 85 games and participating in the 2017 Wild Card Game, the Twins lost 84 games last season and were nothing more than a token threat to a similarly underachieving Indians bunch.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:25

All sports are structured in a way that cheapens the regular season and that means that the Astros won’t be remembered properly. Even though they failed to win baseball’s ultimate prize, the 2018 Houston team was better than the 2017 team.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:10

The A’s are set up well, but their ceiling is a matter of some conjecture. If nothing else, this is a team with a high floor because Oakland has a very good bullpen, a good offense, and is a good fielding team.

By Adam Burke
Mar 4, 2019 at 16:05

It’s going to be bad. Just how bad? Well, we may not know for sure because more trades could very well be coming during the season, but we can at least see how the Mariners stack up right now.

2019 MLB Betting Guide

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(913) OAKLAND @ (914) CLEVELAND | 6:10 pm 5/21/2019

Play Line: OAKLAND 129
BTB PowerLine: OAKLAND -100

Edge On: OAKLAND 29Bet Now
(901) PHILADELPHIA @ (902) CHICAGO CUBS | 7:05 pm 5/21/2019

Play Line: CHICAGO CUBS -133
BTB PowerLine: CHICAGO CUBS -152

Edge On: CHICAGO CUBS 19Bet Now
(903) COLORADO @ (904) PITTSBURGH | 7:05 pm 5/21/2019

Play Line: COLORADO -115
BTB PowerLine: COLORADO -142

Edge On: COLORADO 27Bet Now