Baseball bet odds on Detroit are likely to be lower in 2008 as the Tigers picked up Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from Florida in an off-season trade.
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- Detroit Tigers History
- Baseball betting line experts know that the Detroit Tigers first season was in 1901 and they wasted no time becoming a championship team and in developing legendary players
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- The only way the Detroit Tigers could improve upon their unexpected glory last year would be to win the World Series this year. And if their pitching staff can repeat its performance and their batters play up their potential that is a very real possibility.
DETROIT TIGERS 2008 SUMMARY
Many baseball betting experts believe that the Tigers are now the favorite in the American League Central division. Baseball bet odds on Detroit may actually be overpriced due to Cabrera and Willis.
There is no doubt that both players can be excellent but Willis was awful at times last year and Cabrera will have to adjust to a new league. The biggest pickup for Detroit is the one that has not been mentioned as much and that is getting Edgar Renteria from the Braves. He is a huge addition to the lineup according to baseball betting experts. The Tigers may now move Carlos Guillen to first base as Sean Casey left in free agency.
The key for Detroit according to baseball bet experts will be the pitching. Willis is coming off a poor year so it is up to Justin Verlander to continue his excellent pitching. He was 18-6 with a 3.66 season last year according to baseball bet stats. Jeremy Bonderman started well last year but collapsed late. Kenny Rogers also returns but his age and health are a major issue that worry baseball bet experts. Nate Robertson was really poor all last season according to baseball betting experts.
Detroit’s bullpen is a problem according to baseball bet experts. Joel Zumaya has had injury problems and may not return until mid season. Todd Jones sometimes gets the job done as a closer but he never gives you confidence. The team also lost Jamie Walker in the offseason according to baseball bet experts. Not having a dominant closer and a solid bullpen cost the Tigers last year and it could hurt them again in 2008 according to baseball bet experts.
The good news for Detroit is that they scored 882 runs last year according to baseball bet stats, which was second most in baseball behind the Yankees. Placido Polanco, Curtis Granderson, Magglio Ordonez and Gary Sheffield lead the way according to baseball bet experts and with Cabrera and Renteria added to the mix, Detroit will be hard to stop on offense, especially with Guillen moving over to first base. The Tigers still have Ivan Rodriguez as well although he does not hit like he once did as baseball betting experts remember. Jacque Jones will probably take over in left field although Marcus Thames or perhaps Brandon Inge could get playing time in left according to baseball bet experts.