World Baseball Classic Betting & Spring Training Odds

Major League Baseball teams will be allowing many of their players to participate in the 2009 World Baseball Classic which means spring training odds are going to be more volatile than ever.

World Baseball Classic betting and spring training odds are going to overlap this season. World Baseball Classic odds should also be very unpredictable. World Baseball Classic betting odds are going to be impacted by which players are participating and which ones are back in spring training.

World Baseball Classic betting will feature teams from the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Japan. Players like Atlanta’s Chipper Jones will be playing for Team USA and that means they will not be part of spring training games during the tournament. What other teams could be facing a serious problem in spring training? Let’s take a look.

World Baseball Classic betting is going to have a mixture of players from around the world. Most of the best players will be coming from MLB teams. This will affect the spring training odds on these teams and impact World Baseball Classic odds. Some teams like Arizona lose virtually no one while others like Boston lose quite a few. The Red Sox will be allowing David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima to participate. That means the Red Sox could struggle in the spring while Japan and the U.S. do well in World Baseball Classic betting. The Detroit Tigers are another team that is sending some good players that could impact World Baseball Classic betting. Miguel Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Placido Polanco, Fernando Rodney and Justin Verlander were schedule to play. They will definitely help their teams in World Baseball Classic betting.

Other teams like the Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals are sending very few players so they could be a solid bet in spring training games and their players will have little impact in World Baseball Classic betting.

World Baseball Classic betting is going to favor the United States team but the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Japan are all contenders in World Baseball Classic odds. Japan is the defending champion and is listed at about 7-1 in World Baseball Classic odds.

The options available in World Baseball Classic betting are excellent for the 2009 event with play beginning in March. The first two rounds of World Baseball Classic betting will be double elimination.

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