The 2006 baseball gambling season for the Blue Jays was a minor success and a very good effort to build on. After retooling the lineup and tinkering with many different player changes and shuffling new guys in and out over the past five baseball gambling seasons or so, it seems like management has finally found the winning combination, or young players have grown into their roles, or maybe the air in Canada is simply cleaner, but whatever it is, this is a baseball gambling team that should seriously challenge not just for a post season spot, but some post season hardware as well.
Last baseball gambling year was a definite breakout year for this club and their online baseball betting fans, and if they can navigate the very tough AL East, this is ball club with baseball gambling World Series potential. No one will get too excited over the team’s 87 win game baseball gambling season, but for Toronto, a team that has had some pretty rotten teams in the past few baseball gambling years it was a great achievement.
The Blue Jays were on fire north of the border going an outstanding 50-31 at home in the dome. But when it came to road tripping through the US, things fell apart. Online baseball betting fans know that the Jays road record of 37-44 was better only the lowly Oriels and the awful Devil Rays in its own baseball gambling division. The team’s over all winning percentage of .537 put it among the better teams in the AL, but it just wasn’t enough. The Blue Birds, despite new uniforms last baseball gambling season still finished ten games in back of the Yankees, who had the best record in baseball gambling during the regular season of 2006. One positive, was that Jays finished strong going 7-3 over their last ten games and enter the 2007 baseball gambling campaign on a two game win streak.
Online baseball betting followers know that the backbone of this club is its talented pitching staff and if they can stay healthy and perform up to their potential, it will be tough to keep this team out of the baseball gambling playoffs. The starting rotation is lead by ace Roy Halladay who opponents could just not hit last baseball gambling year as he posted the fifth lowest ERA in the entire major leagues and the second lowest in the AL. Halladay could have easily been the Cy Young award winner over Johan Santana if he hadn’t been injured during the baseball gambling season last year. Toronto’s number two man in the rotation AJ Burnett is no pushover either and should be good for 15 wins every baseball gambling season he takes the mound. Number three pitcher Gustavo Chacin is a much underrated hurler in the three spot and should also add considerably to the rotation’s win total. The top of the rotation is heavy in talent but as with most staffs it trails off in the four and five spots with John Thompson and Shaun Marcum, although there’s talk that Shaun Marcum may get some innings if any of these guys struggle.
Online baseball betting experts know that in the field and at the plate, this team may not blow you away with its super stars, but it is consistent. The pick up of Frank Thomas in the off season was a key acquisition and should add some immediate bite to the batting order. Online baseball betting fans remember that the big Hurt proved last baseball gambling season in Oakland that he still has plenty left in the tank and with a only a few homeruns needed to send him over the 400 mark for his career expect big things from the Big Hurt. Another key free agent acquisition was the pick up of Troy Glaus from the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s got a hefty contract but he’s also got a hefty bat. Skeptics will dwell on his weak .252 batting average, but with 38 homers and 104 RBIs to accompany those sad numbers most people could care less.
However, the star of this franchise in the field, and one the best all around players in the game, is Vernon Wells. This guy came out of nowhere to become a stud in the outfield. He’s the best defense outfielder in the baseball gambling game and his stats at the plate are some of the best in the league. Online baseball betting experts know that if these guys can keep their power numbers up and the rest of the position players put up average numbers it will be very difficult to keep the Blue Jays out of the post season in a ridiculously talented division like the NL East.