|St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Summary|
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 2008 SUMMARY
Baseball betting experts also like that the Giants have a real outfielder now in Aaron Rowand. Baseball betting experts will be looking at Adam Wainwright as one of the few starting pitchers that could be reliable.
He finished last year with a 14-12 record and had an ERA of 3.70 according to baseball bet stats. The other starters are inconsistent at best. Braden Looper and Joel Pineiro would seem to be solid but both can implode at any time according to baseball betting experts. Matt Clement hasn’t been healthy in a long time and Anthony Reyes is never a given according to baseball betting experts. Todd Wellemeyer and Brad Thompson may be in the mix according to baseball bet experts.
Baseball betting experts see changes in the starting lineup as well. Albert Pujols was great even in a down year for him in 2007. He played 158 games despite being hurt and had a .327 average, .429 on-base percentage and a .568 slugging percentage according to baseball betting stats. Jim Edmonds is off to San Diego and also gone is So Taguchi. The good news according to baseball betting experts is that Chris Duncan and Rick Ankiel are back. The bad news is that after those two, things are iffy. Ryan Ludwick andSkip Schumaker will look for playing time according to baseball betting stats. There are changes in the infield as well for gamblers that make a baseball bet to consider. Cesar Izturis takes over at short and will try and team up with Adam Kennedy in the middle. If that part of the team looks weak, it is. The primary backup is Aaron Miles. Troy Glaus comes over from Toronto as Scott Rolen moves on. Perhaps Glaus can give Pujols some protection in the lineup according to baseball betting experts. The primary backup at both sides has been Scott Spiezio. The catching position is set with Yadier Molina who was cheated out of a gold glove last year but is the best defensive catcher in baseball. He is also starting to hit. Molina’s backup in 2008 will be Jason LaRue.
The Cardinals will struggle to make the playoffs in 2008 according to baseball betting experts. Without Carpenter at the top of the staff they will have trouble staying above .500 according to baseball betting experts.