The Dodgers recently signed three players to contracts and it will be interesting to see if any of them make a baseball betting impact.
MLB betting had the Dodgers signing pitchers Ramon Ortiz and Jeff Weaver to minor-league deals while they signed utility man Alfredo Amezaga to a minor league contract. The only one of these three players that might make an impact in MLB betting looks to be Weaver. Last season, Weaver went 6-4 for the Dodgers with a 3.65 ERA in seven starts and 21 relief appearances. Weaver was able to make his way up to the Dodgers last year after starting in Triple-A Albuquerque.
While Weaver might impact MLB betting this season it remains to be seen whether Ortiz can even pitch again. Ortiz is a veteran who is trying to pitch in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2007. Ortiz will turn 37 before the MLB betting season even starts. Baseball betting indicated that last year he was with San Francisco's Triple-A Fresno affiliate, going 5-6 with a 3.05 ERA. Two years ago he was in the Japanese Pacific League going 4-7 with a 5.82 ERA in 17 starts. The last time he was in the Majors was in 2007 when he went 5-4 with a 5.45 ERA for the Twins and Rockies.
The interesting player of the three the Dodgers signed is Amezaga. He missed the last four months of last baseball betting year with an injured knee. He had surgery but probably won’t be ready to play until June. He last played for the Florida Marlins but they didn’t have any interesting in keeping him with the injury problems he has. He could be valuable in MLB betting to the Dodgers though once he gets healthy. He is a very good utility player who can play a number of positions and play them well. The first couple of months are not a big deal for utility players anyway since the starters get most of the playing time but starting in June the managers start to give players some rest so Amezaga could be a player to watch in June.
The Dodgers are still one of the MLB betting favorites this year to win the World Series. They are listed at 12-1 in baseball betting behind only the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies.