Baseball betting lines makers can agree on this year is that the Boston Red Sox are loaded for another World Series run. With several other teams also stocking up on talent in the off season the competition will be tight, but the Sox are well positioned to repeat as baseball betting’s champs.
Baseball betting fans were hardly surprised by the team’s success last year considering the team’s enormously talented pitching staff and gifted bats. But what was most surprising to baseball betting lines makers was the fact that the team won baseball betting’s biggest prize with relatively sub-par years from its sluggers. Both, Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, Boston’s best hitters, had relatively poor statistical seasons, and yet the Red Sox still won baseball betting’s top prize.
This year, if Big Papi and Manny return to their normal selves and can stay healthy they could run away with the division -a scary thought for baseball betting fans in New York! The pitching staff is one of the best in the majors with ace Josh Beckett one of the early favorites in the baseball betting lines to win the AL Cy Young. But he’s hardly a one man show as wily knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has shown he still has the stuff to win at least a dozen baseball games and starting rotation as deep as any in baseball betting. One big question mark is whether or not pitching phenom Dice-K will be able pitch with more consistency this baseball betting campaign. If so, he and Beckett could win 40 games and that’s to say nothing of the team’s talented young starters Jon Lester, Clay Buckholz who could both win 15 games a piece.
And at the plate, if Boston can keep scoring the way they did in last season’s baseball betting post season the pitchers should have plenty of run support. Outside of Ramirez and Ortiz the Sox have one of the scrappiest lineups in baseball betting with the likes of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Yukelitz, and potential rookie of the year, Jacoby Elsbury.
In 2008, the Sox seem a lock to win the AL East, one of the toughest divisions in baseball betting.