MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

MLB betting fans saw the Arizona Diamondbacks fall just short of the post last year. With a record of 82-20 the team finished just two games off the division winning Dodgers and fans missed the chance to bet on MLB playoff games in Arizona.

But the 2009 MLB betting season is a chance to start over and exercise the bet on MLB demons from last season. MLB betting aficionados familiar with the team can’t help but think that last year’s results might be a bit out of reach for this MLB betting squad. After a max exodus in the off-season with few new bodies to fill the gaps in the lineup the Diamondbacks could have one of the biggest drop-offs in the MBL betting this year. Anyone that bet on MLB baseball games with Arizona last year might even have a hard time recognizing this team in the upcoming MLB betting season.

But when you talk about the team’s MLB betting chances, they begin and end with the team’s starting pitching. With arguably the best starting pitcher in MLB betting over the past three seasons, the D-backs always have a chance when Brandon Webb is on the mound. Webb was a monster again in the 2008 MLB betting season, and although he didn’t win the Cy Young Award, he very well could have with a 22-7 record, a 3.30 ERA, 226 innings pitched against the bet MLB opponents.

He’ll be backed up by the strong-armed Dan Haren who also stunned MLB betting opponents for a 16-8 record with 206 Ks in the 2008 MLB betting season. Unfortunately the D-Backs have nobody else in the rotation that has even come close to having MLB betting success. The team also lacks a credible MLB betting closer.

At the plate the team a few bright spots, but the MLB betting emphasis should be put on “few”. Connor Jackson batted .300 last season and MLB betting scouts are expecting him to bump up his power numbers. Stephen Drew and Chris Young will be the other power hitters batting either side of Jackson in the MLB betting lineup, but neither projects to much more than a 20 HR man and both have low BAs. Mark Reynolds was a revelation last MLB betting season with 28 HRs, but he hit only .239 and will remain in the eight spot of the order.

The D-backs would do well to crack .500 this MLB betting season and third place finish in the NL West seems likely.

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