Baseball Betting Atlanta Braves 2009

Baseball betting fans have the pleasure of watching manager Bobby Cox come back for another bet on baseball season as the skipper of the Atlanta Braves.

One of the all time greats to ever manage a baseball betting team, Cox will have his work cut out for him trying to improve on a 72-90 campaign in the 2008 baseball betting season. It was one of Cox’s worst baseball betting careers, but there’s little evidence to believe that the 2009 bet on baseball season will go much better.

Baseball betting fortunes can reverse quickly and it wasn’t all that long ago that the Phillies were in the NL East basement and the Braves were the toast of the baseball betting universe. But the tables have been turned and with the Phillies the reigning bet baseball world champs and the New York Mets buying up free agents like they’re going out of style the Braves have slipped to the bottom of the NL East baseball betting division.

The bright spots for this team are few and far between. Chipper Jones is still one of the best hitters in baseball betting and just in case anyone had forgotten he flirted with .400 last year before ending the bet on baseball campaign with a silver slugger award and a .364 average. Brian McCann proved to be talented hitter and put up some very good numbers in the baseball betting season (20 HRs, .301 average). But with the departure of slugger Mark Teixeira in baseball betting free agency bidding frenzy, there’s no one left in the line up to protect Jones and the Braves will struggle mightily to produce runs in the upcoming bet on baseball season. McCann should see some pitches if he stays in clean up spot behind Jones and will have to have a monster year if the Braves want a winning record in the baseball betting standings.          

But just like the glory years for the Braves to bet on baseball success, they will have to depend on pitching in 2009. The rotation is decent with Derek Lowe likely to be the opening day starter for the baseball betting season. A top free agent pick up Lowe is a potential 20 game winner if he stays healthy. Add to that new addition Kenshin Kawakami and 13-game winner Jair Jurrjens and this is a pretty solid unit for the upcoming baseball betting action.          

Still, the Braves are nowhere near the baseball betting super powers in the division (Mets and Phillies and will struggle just to finish above .500 in 2009.

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