Online baseball betting odds on the Boston Red Sox will continue to be low in 2008 as the Red Sox look to defend their World Series title.
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- Boston Red Sox History
- The Boston Red Sox began their historic baseball betting tradition of glory, heartbreak, and legends in 1901 and won the first baseball betting World Series in 1903
- BOSTON RED SOX 2007 PREVIEW
- The Red Sox have been all the buzz in the off season. It’s funny how a team that went 86-76 and finished the season 11 games out of first can almost instantly change its stature just by the signing of one player.
Their hated rivals the Yankees clinched the division, and even the Blue Birds to North beat the Sox in the baseball betting odds record column with a late baseball betting line season surge. There is really no excuse why a team with such great players and such great resources should finish so far back, but then again, perhaps the curse of the Bambino is alive and well.
BOSTON RED SOX 2008 BASEBALL BETTING LINE SUMMARY
Boston has won two of the last four World Series and is one of the favorites in baseball betting odds to do so again. Baseball betting odds on Boston may be too high considering they are a public team. Boston is actually getting old in some positions although Jacoby Ellsbury sure looks like a good one.
Getting Clay Buchholz into the starting rotation would make them younger. Dustin Pedroia won last year’s Rookie of the Year award but actually didn’t deserve it according to online baseball betting experts. Delmon Young of Tampa should have won the award but that takes nothing away from Pedroia who sizzled down the stretch.
Boston has one of the best closers in baseball in Jonathan Papelbon. The bullpen is excellent overall according to online baseball betting experts with left-hander Hideki Okajima and righty Manny Delcarmen. The Red Sox have excellent starting pitching according to baseball betting experts led by Josh Beckett. He is followed by Daisuke Matsuzaka, who should be much better this season according to online baseball betting experts. Tim Wakefield continues to eat up innings and win games as well. Curt Schilling isn’t what he once was but is still solid according to online baseball betting experts. The other spot according to online baseball betting experts goes to either Jon Lester or Buchholz.
The offense continues to rely upon Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz. Mike Lowell was a huge surprise last season and was easily the best pickup of the year as online baseball betting experts saw it. Jason Varitek is not what he once was but he still is a leader according to baseball betting stats. Julio Lugo was a disappointment and J.D. Drew is a mystery that no baseball betting expert can figure out. The Red Sox do get excellent production out of first baseman Kevin Youkilis. He hit .388 with four homers and 10 RBIs during the postseason according to online baseball betting stats.
The key for Boston according to online baseball betting experts will be getting continued production up and down the lineup. Lowell was a huge surprise last season and without him they would not have won the World Series. Can he duplicate that success?
Boston has an excellent manager in Terry Francona and according to online baseball betting experts, the best front office in baseball led by Theo Epstein.