Wakefield Expects to Start, Rockies Ink Street

MLB betting on the Boston Red Sox is always popular as Boston has a huge following.

They have a very talented rotation of starting pitchers including All-Star Tim Wakefield.  While some are wondering whether Wakefield will be a force in baseball betting this season, the veteran pitcher was definitely stating his case.

MLB betting has the Red Sox with a deep starting rotation led by Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester.  Wakefield believes he is right in the mix as well.  “I did make the All-Star team last year,” Wakefield said, “It seems every year, and I don’t know why, my name gets brought up like this when I don’t feel I need to prove myself every day. I don’t know where the rumors are coming from, but I try not to pay attention. I know my role and I know what my approach is going to be when I get to spring training: be a starter and help us win the World Series.”

Wakefield has had an excellent career as MLB betting stats show and oftentimes doesn’t get enough baseball betting respect. “Hopefully they respect me enough to give me the ball when we get to spring training as a member of this rotation. I think I’ve earned the right to be a full-time starter and go from there.” MLB betting has the Red Sox with Beckett, Lackey, Lester, Wakefield, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Clay Buchholz.

Baseball betting had Boston manager Terry Francona a little cautious regarding Wakefield’s status.  “The days of Wake logging all those innings may be past,” Francona said, “But you can guarantee Wake is going to pitch and win his games. We’ve just got to figure out what’s best for him and us.”

Wakefield got a clean bill of health from doctors. “I don’t know who is saying I’m only a part-time pitcher, but I think some of their opinions might be based on not knowing how I was feeling.”

In other MLB betting news, Colorado finalized their agreement with closer Huston Street.  The deal is worth $22.5 million for three years and it could be worth $31 million over four seasons.  MLB betting stats have Street getting $7.2 million this year, $7.3 million in 2011 and $7.5 million in 2012. There is a $9 million dollar mutual option for 2013 as baseball betting showed. MLB betting also had the Rockies signing pitcher Tim Redding to a minor league deal on Wednesday.