|Texas Rangers 2006 Summary|
TEXAS RANGERS 2008 SUMMARY
The Rangers made some changes that could help their MLB baseball betting outlook this season. MLB betting stats show that the Rangers picked up Milton Bradley, Josh Hamilton and Ben Broussard to help the offense while they signed Eddie Guardado and Jason Jennings to help the pitching.
Although they lost a few players as well, none will be missed that much according to MLB baseball betting experts.The strength of the Rangers according to MLB betting experts is the offense. Getting Hamilton from Cincinnati was a steal according to MLB betting experts and he immediately upgrades the team.
Ian Kinsler and Michael Young are a nice double play combination that MLB betting experts like and bat second and third. With Hamilton and Bradley in the middle the team has power that can affect MLB betting odds. Hank Blalock is solid at third and Frank Catalanotto can still hit and impact MLB baseball betting. Marlon Byrd is still okay in left and not a bad lead off hitter. Jason Botts could also return as the DH according to MLB betting experts.
The problem for the Rangers according to MLB baseball betting experts is their starting rotation. Getting Jennings will help but a rotation of Jennings, Brandon McCarthy, Kevin Millwood, Vincente Padilla and Kason Gabbard doesn’t scare anyone. The Rangers bullpen looks to have C.J. Wilson as the closer and Joaquin Benoit as the setup man so things are not too bad there according to MLB betting experts.
The key for the Rangers will be to stay healthy and have everything go right. Getting Hamilton is huge but the pitching must be better for the Rangers to impact MLB betting odds. Either Jennings or McCarthy has to pitch well, probably both, and Millwood has to be an ace.
MLB betting odds will be difficult to figure on Texas again this season. They will bang the ball around and get some high scoring wins. They will also go into slumps and losing streaks. The Rangers should be interesting to watch but reaching .500 might be asking too much in terms of MLB betting for 2008.