After coming from nowhere to qualify for the World Series just the previous season and a stable full of talented young pitchers and a powerful lineup at the plate, most baseball betting odds favored this team to do some real damage in the AL.
Yet the 2007 season was by most baseball betting accounts a bitter disappointment -something the Tigers should be able to erase with a strong performance this baseball betting season. Baseball betting is full of unknowns and unpredictable outcomes and most baseball betting odds makers did not foresee the regression that took place in the Tiger’s performance last season.
But it was the usual baseball betting fate that met the promising young team last season: injuries and bad luck. Much of the starting rotation that had been dominant in the World Series run succumbed to injuries or the sophomore slump which also occurs all too often in baseball betting. At the plate the team caught fire late but the best Detroit could muster in terms of baseball betting playoff hopes was a second place finish in the division (88 wins) which came well short of baseball betting odds makers predictions and six games out of the wild card chase.
But this year should be different and baseball betting experts are picking this team to reach its second World Series in three years. In fact most baseball betting odds makers have the Tigers as a lock to become the AL champions. The pitching staff will only need to remain healthy to be improved, and as the old baseball betting adage goes, another year of experience will only make the young pitchers betters. Staff ace Justin Verlander was among the best in baseball betting last season an 18-6 record.
However, as good as the Tiger’s pitching staff is, it’s their bats that have the baseball betting community salivating. Magglio Ordonez led the league in BA last season and with the acquisition of superstar Miguel Cabrera and a healthy Gary Sheffield it should be one of the top offenses in all of baseball betting.
This team has the definite look of a World Series Contender.