Baseball betting had another big signing as Arizona agreed with pitcher Edwin Jackson on a two-year $13.35 million dollar deal.
Jackson was a winner last year for those that followed his starts with Detroit in MLB betting and he could have a very good year in 2010 for Arizona.
Baseball betting had Jackson and the Diamondbacks agreeing on the deal to avoid an arbitration hearing. Jackson was 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA in 33 starts for the Tigers last season. He made the All-Star team but that was not enough for Detroit so he was traded in a deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees.
Jackson gets an $800,000 signing bonus and a $4.2 million salary this baseball betting season while he is set to earn $8.35 million next year. Jackson still has a losing record overall in his career but his numbers have continued to improve. He is now 38-39 with a 4.66 ERA in 139 career baseball betting games with the Dodgers, Rays and Tigers. Jackson was looking for $6.25 million in arbitration while the Diamondbacks offered $4.6 million.
If you are looking for a sleeper team this season in baseball betting you should take a serious look at Arizona. The Diamondbacks look a lot better than they were a year ago in baseball betting while the Dodgers don’t look as good. The National League West is a winnable division and the Diamondbacks should be in the hunt. They get Jackson who was an All-Star pitcher last season and they should have a healthy Brandon Webb. And they already have Dan Haren. That is a trio that would be better than any other teams’ starting three pitchers in MLB betting. The Diamondbacks offer a lot of value in MLB betting at odds of 30-1 to win the World Series. The Diamondbacks were an official bust last season in baseball betting but nearly everything went wrong. With a healthy Webb and now with Jackson in the rotation, the Diamondbacks could be a team to follow in baseball betting this season.
The key for Arizona in MLB betting will be to stay healthy. They did get Jackson and they also signed Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson but they are still not a deep team. "We don’t have depth that can overcome key injuries, as last year showed," Arizona managing general partner Ken Kendrick said.