But a nearly billion-dollar stadium doesn’t guarantee that a bet on baseball victory will win, and the Mets would love to up stage their cross town neighbors where it counts: in the wins column.
Baseball betting fans have become conditioned to seeing great starts to the New York Mets season, even better middle of the seasons, culminating in spectacular failure down the home stretch. Every year the Mets have said things would be different, but after the past several bet on baseball season conclusions it’s apparent the things have stayed the same. But this baseball betting season really could be different.
The Mets have been aggressive in the free agent market and procured the one piece that many baseball betting fans have claimed has been the team’s down fall down the stretch: relief pitching. The Mets signed the best closer when they locked up Francisco Rodriguez aka “K-Rod” (severely overpaying for a closer as well). And so now there should be no excuse if (not necessarily ‘when’) the bet on baseball season collapses in September.
The starting rotation for the Mets remains one of the better groups in NL baseball betting with four pitchers notching double digit win totals during the 2008 season. Ace Johan Santana is arguably the best pitcher and if he were getting any run support at all he’s be winning 25 games every baseball betting season, as his 2.53 ERA and 203 Ks attest. Mike Pelfrey, Maine and Perez all proved their worth during last year’s baseball betting campaign as well and could all win 15 games in the 2009 season. K-Rod, the baseball betting Savior, will be expected to hold his own in bull pen, but wont get a lot of help from his set up men.
At the plate the Mets have plenty of talent, but it doesn’t always play up to its baseball betting potential. David Wright has been the most consistent batter for the Mets and is one of the best to bet on baseball in the league. Carlos Beltran has been somewhat disappointing, Jose Reyes is limited and aging slugger Carlos Delgado will not hit 38 HR this season like he did in the 2008 baseball betting season.
Despite the big payroll and the baseball betting superstars, it’s hard to believe that this team won’t fold again down the stretch.
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