|Baltimore Orioles 2006 Summary|
- Baltimore Orioles History
- The Orioles inaugural baseball gambling season in Baltimore was in 1954 and while they were a flop on the field, they were an immediate success at the gate drawing over one million baseball gambling fans to Memorial Stadium during their maiden voyage.
- BALTIMORE ORIOLES 2007 PREVIEW
That may not change this season either as online baseball betting odds on the Orioles will have them as underdogs. Online baseball betting experts at least looked at the Orioles whenever Eric Bedard was pitching.
That is not likely any more as Seattle was expected to get Bedard in a trade. The sad part for the Orioles is that without Bedard they are looking at last place according to online baseball betting experts. Daniel Cabrera is not reliable and Jeremy Guthrie, Adam Loewen and 23-year old Hayden Penn still need a lot of experience according to online baseball betting experts. The Orioles do like 25-year old Radhammes Liz. The Orioles also have no bullpen since Chris Ray and Danys Baez are injured. When you are looking at Jaime Walker, Chad Bradford and Liz as possible closers you know there is trouble as baseball betting experts see it.
The offense is led by Brian Roberts but his power is limited. Miguel Tejada is gone so it is up to Nick Markakis to supply the pop. The offense is basically Roberts and Markakis and a bunch of role players according to online baseball betting experts. Markakis led the team in batting average (.300), slugging percentage (.485), hits (191), homers (23), RBIs (112) and doubles (43) according to online baseball betting stats. Luke Scott is the likely starter in left field after being acquired in the Tejada trade with Houston. Scott, a left-handed hitter, also will help balance out the middle of the batting order according to online baseball betting experts. Mora struggled last year and must get back to form if the Orioles are to have any chance of being competitive as baseball betting experts see it. Aubrey Huff is also still around and he can provide some power according to baseball betting experts. When Kevin Millar and Jay Gibbons are looking at the fourth or fifth spot in the batting order you know the lineup overall is weak as online baseball betting experts see it.
Normally you can find positives about a team but there are not very many for Baltimore according to online baseball betting experts. This teams needs to retool and perhaps the trade of Bedard will be the first step in that process. Unfortunately in 2008 baseball betting experts see a lot of losses for the Orioles.