It is funny how one team that went 86-76 in the baseball odds and finished the baseball gambling season 11 games out of first; can almost instantly change its baseball odds stature just by the signing of one player. But, what a player and what a media circus that he’s created!
Diasuke Matsuzaka or Dice-K, as he is known in America and no sports writer can spell his real name, is already a legend at the age of 26 in Japan; and after signing a deal with the Red Sox for over $100 million when all the figures are added up he’s looking to become a legend in the US baseball gambling and baseball odds as well.
On paper he has it all. He’s got five solid pitchers, a mid 90s heater, great control and he even posses the mythical Gyro Pitch which breaks away from batters. Is it too good to be true, or has the next great pitcher of the sport been signed? It’s hard to say. In spring training almost all the batters were impressed with the movements on his pitches although he did get roughed up a bit in a few of the outings.
Only time will tell, but there is no reason why he shouldn’t be able to step right in and win at least a dozen baseball gambling games or more. He’ll likely start out the number three pitcher in the baseball gambling season, but could easily become the number one starter in the baseball odds.
Curt Schilling will still look to lead the rotation and if he’s healthy he should be able to dominate once again. His ERA has gotten away from him a little bit in recent baseball gambling years, but surprisingly his power is still there in his 40-year old arm and he should get plenty of run support. Josh Beckett has not performed up to expectations yet in Boston and this baseball gambling season he can’t possible do any worse than he did last baseball gambling season. He’s seeing better batters in the AL than he did in Florida but Fenway is a hitters park, but he should be better adjusted this baseball gambling year. One of the big question marks is how Jonathon Papplebon will pitch in the starting rotation on the baseball gambling season. This guy with some filthy stuff, but he may not have the repertoire and stamina to make a starter.
Still at the number four spot in the baseball odds, if it pays off this will be one of the best rotations in all of baseball gambling season from 1-5 baseball odds with the cagey knuckle baller probably the best five pitchers in the baseball gambling majors league. The bull pen is a bit of worry with Papelbon’s departure and if it struggles look for the Sox to make a trade for a closer down the stretch. The baseball gambling team has some great set up men in Joel Pineiro and Brendan Donnelly. Mike Timlin will be the question mark as the closer.
At the plate this is a very explosive baseball gambling team. With the two Dominicans, Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz anchored in the middle of this lineup there is a home run waiting to happen at every turn. These guys are constant threats and could easily combine for 100 homers and 300 RBIs in a baseball gambling season.
After these bruisers there is not a lot to scare opposing pitchers, in fact, the protection for these guys is pretty thin. Mike Lowell is a solid third baseman and a good guy who will give you baseball odds of 20 homers or more and 80-100 RBIs in the baseball gambling season. Coco Crisp will have to do better at the lead off spot of getting on base. Jason Varitek needs to stay healthy to help put up runs and Kevin Youkulis needs to keep drawing walks. It’s not a perfect line up, there’s a lot of holes, but some how it gets runs across the plate and for the baseball gambling season.
In 2007 baseball gambling season there is much expected out of this Red Sox squad and it should be able to answer. This team should either win the division of at least wrap up a wild card. However, with such a potentially dominating pitching staff it just seem like the Blue Jays, another fine team, will able to edge the Sox out for the AL East title. If Papelbon can go for 12 baseball gambling wins and Dice-K lives up to even half of the hype, the Sox can struggle at the plate and still get 95 baseball gambling wins. Look for this team to flirt with 100 wins and maybe even take home another baseball gambling World Series trophy.