Baseball Odds: Cleveland Indians Preview

Baseball odds fans of the Cleveland Indians had a very long year last baseball betting odds campaign.

The front office, fans, even perhaps the players seemed to give up before the baseball odds season was even halfway through. The end couldn’t seem to come soon enough for a disastrous baseball betting odds season. But with a new year and newly renovated roster, hope is once again on the minds of the Indians baseball odds fans, as the team looks to build on a late season run that led to a surprising 81-81 record.

Baseball odds analysts were taken a bit by surprise last season at how quickly the season descended into chaos. But after a rotten start to the 2008 baseball odds campaign the team righted ship and was one of the best teams in baseball betting odds down the stretch. The Indians slow start had more to do with untimely injuries than lack of talent and despite some adjustments to the roster the team’s core of talent remains in place.

The team’s only legitimate superstar, Grady Seizemore, is simply one of the top five players in baseball odds competition. A five-tool player and perennial all star and MVP candidate, he’s also the most dynamic leadoff man in the baseball odds competition and the Indians ability to put runs on the board all starts with him. Last year he got off to a terrific start before burning out down the stretch, although he still finished with 101 runs, 33 HRs and very impressive 90 RBIs –unheard of for a baseball odds lead off man. But he’ll need plenty of help from his teammates if the Indians are going to rise above .500 in the baseball betting odds.

Travis Haffner, the slugging DH for this team was a non-factor for this team last year due to injuries and he’ll have to hit at least 30 HRs if the Indians want to compete for a baseball odds division title. The addition of Mark DeRosa should help manufacture runs and Johnny Peralta is consistent producer at the plate, but the team’s biggest weakness in the baseball odds competition is a lack of offense.

But it’s hardly a crippling defect when you’ve got the 2008 Cy Young winner on the baseball odds roster. Cliff Floyd put together a monster season in the baseball odds last year posting a record of 22-3 with a 2.54 ERA. He should be very hard to hit again this year. With Kerry Wood coming over from Chicago the Indians now have the lock down closer they’ve lacked and if Carlos Pavano can salvage his career he could be a very legit number three starter.

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