Astros Beat Rodriguez in Arbitration

Baseball betting had the Houston Astros beating pitcher Wandy Rodriguez in arbitration on Thursday.

Rodriguez was looking for $7 million this MLB betting year while the Astros were offering $5 million.  A panel of three arbitrators ruled in favor of the Astros.

Baseball betting had Rodriguez going 14-12 last season for Houston with a 3.02 ERA.  His numbers were excellent as he had the ninth best ERA in the National League. Baseball betting had him striking out a career high 193 batters which was ninth-best in the league.  Those MLB betting stats were not good enough though for Rodriguez to get the extra $2 million he wanted. Houston is considered a huge baseball betting longshot this season in baseball betting as they are 75-1 to win the World Series

Arbitration cases have gone to the owners by a count of 3-2 so far. There are three cases remaining unless they are settled.  The Washington Nationals are scheduled for arbitration with Sean Burnett, the Cubs with Ryan Theriot and the Angels with Jeff Mathis.  None of those cases are high profile in baseball betting. The one between Houston and Wandy Rodriguez was the biggest of all the cases that went to a hearing.  The players won when Corey Hart got $4.8 million from the Brewers and they also won when Cody Ross got $4.45 million from Florida.  The players lost when Tampa beat B.J. Upton and when beat Brian Bruney.

One of the cases that were set for arbitration got settled on Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels and infielder Erick Aybar agreed on a one-year, $2.05 million deal.  Aybar batted .312 with five homers and 58 RBIs last MLB betting season. There is also $100,000 in performance bonuses as part of the contract.  Aybar wanted $2.75 million while the Angels offered $1.8 million. The Angels are considered a contender in baseball betting this season as they are listed at 12-1 to win the World Series.

Arbitration cases have really not had a lot of excitement this baseball betting off-season since the San Francisco Giants and pitcher Tim Lincecum came to an agreement. That would have been a huge case but it was settled before going to a hearing.  The biggest case this MLB betting off-season was the one that the Astros won against Rodriguez and it was a $2 million dollar difference in salary.