Baseball betting on the Philadelphia Phillies - 2007 MLB betting preview

There is a loud whisper going around the baseball betting league that this may be the year that the Phillies finally get back into the MLB betting playoffs.

Last baseball betting season this team was written off for dead but they exploded after the break and made a crazy run for the wild card spot in the closing weeks of the baseball betting season. There is no doubt that this MLB betting team has some talent, but will it be enough to get past the Mets for the baseball betting division title is the big question.

More than just a few analysts have picked this MLB betting team as the preseason favorite to win the NL East. There was some very acquisitions made in the off season and this team has strengthened its core from last baseball betting year. In baseball betting year of 2007 Philles can hit, pitch and do just about everything else that needs to be done and it very well could be their baseball betting year.

After going 85-77 last baseball betting season the Phillies have a lot of potential heading into the season. The second place finish in the MLB betting division was expected as the Mets had an enormous lead last baseball betting year, but losing out on the wild card by just three games at the end of the baseball betting season was a bit disappointing. In order to remedy that disappointment, Pat Gilleck the GM did some off season horse trading and brought in some big names to try and fill out the roster a bit more.

The biggest name he brought in was Freddy Garcia. Garcia is a legitimate ace in the majors and helps this baseball betting team out dramatically. He’s accustomed to pitching in the number one spot and should do well here. He can chew up a lot of innings and should easily cross the 15 win mark.

The Phillies starting rotation is very strong and the number two pitcher, Brett Myers is a strike out machine who would be the number pitcher on a lot of teams. He could put up even better baseball betting numbers than Garcia and should bring in a lot of baseball betting wins and throw a lot of innings as well, taking pressure off the bull pen.

The rest of the rotation tapers off a bit but its above average for the bottom of the rotation with Cole Hammels, Adam Eaton and Jamie Moyer. If Hammels stays healthy he’ll be a great lefty in the middle of the line-up, Eaton is a big question mark, but Moyer is probably the steadiest number five in the baseball betting majors. He won’t knock you over with his heat, but he is a steady and very smart pitcher who knows how to rack up baseball betting wins.

The bull pen is not as strong as the Phillies would like and they’re putting a lot of faith in some proven guys. Tom Gordon has been around for ages and it was only matter of time before he was pitching out of the pen. He did okay last baseball betting year but showed some endurance problems. He’s still got the stuff though if he can stay healthy and the six-fingered Antonio “el pulpo” Alfonseca is always waiting in back up.

At the plate there is plenty to be optimistic about as well. NL MVP Ryan Howard is getting ready for this third baseball betting season in the majors and will have to think up one helluva encore to try and top what he’s done so far. In 2005 MLB betting season he won rookie of the year and in 2006 baseball betting season he was MVP.

This baseball betting season he’ll have to win the Triple Crown to keep on pace. But he’s an awful average hitter and that won’t happen. Still, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t belt 50 homers again with 130 baseball betting RBIs.

Jimmy Rollins at the lead off spot and Chase Utley batting third will both set the plate nicely for Howard and both are good fielders and good batters. Rollins is one of the better lead off men in the game and Utley is in top tier of second baseman in the MLB betting league.

The big question mark for the Phillies in regards to run production is Pat Burrell. This guy has been a big disappointment and never really lived up to the flashes of brilliance he’s displayed. However, he should be healthy this baseball betting season and playing out his contract year, so there should be markedly improved production from his bat in the homer and RBI categories.