The Los Angeles Dodgers are considered a serious World Series contender by those that make a baseball bet at the online sportsbook and they improved their chances on Thursday by acquiring Baltimore’s closer, George Sherrill.
Baseball betting stats tell us that Sherrill is a 32-year-old left-hander who saved 51 games for the Orioles over the last two seasons, including 20 this season. He is expected to immediately move into the setup role for the Dodgers as baseball betting has it, and even close games when Jonathan Broxton is not available. Baseball bet info shows that the Dodgers sent two minor leaguers, third baseman Josh Bell and pitcher Steve Johnson to the Orioles for Sherrill.
Sports betting information tells us that the Dodgers have also been mentioned in baseball betting circles as in the running for Toronto’s Roy Halladay but the Blue Jays have been asking a ridiculous price from every team that inquires. The Dodgers didn’t want to include Chad Billingsley or Clayton Kershaw in any deal with the Blue Jays so the likelihood of Halladay being traded is low, as baseball betting experts tell us. "As of right here, right now, very slim between now and tomorrow," Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti said about the Dodgers getting Halladay or any other starter. The possibility of the Dodgers getting another reliever though is much higher as Colletti said the Dodgers were looking at a few possibilities. "Our bullpen has pitched well, but they've been in a lot of games and there's a lot of youth," Colletti said. "I said all along I wanted a veteran who could pitch late in the game.
Baseball betting shows that Sherrill is excited to be in Los Angeles. "It's exciting to be in a playoff race and all of a sudden have this big lead when we were 17 or 18 games back," he said. The Dodgers will have Sherrill for a while as baseball bet numbers indicate since he can’t be a free agent until after the 2011 baseball betting season.
Baseball betting stats show that Bell was rated as the Dodgers' No. 8 prospect. Baseball betting numbers show he hit .296 with 11 home runs at double-A Chattanooga as baseball bet info showed. Johnson was ranked as the Dodgers' No. 15 prospect as baseball betting statistics show. He is 8-4 with a 3.82 earned-run average at Class-A Inland Empire as baseball betting has it.