Baseball Odds Bettors Look at AL MVP Race

November 30, 2010 MLB Baseball

Baseball odds fans tend to love to look at numbers and all the major baseball betting odds awards center around numbers, including the AL MVP award.

Throughout the first half of the baseball odds season the MVP was wrapped up by Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton. Nevertheless, this baseball betting odds award is based on the whole season, not just the first half, and there are plenty of players in the baseball odds that just staring to heat up.

Baseball odds handicappers have been astounded by what Hamilton has been able to do since his return to competitive baseball betting odds action. Through the first two thirds of the season he is still the runaway leader in the race for the most prestigious trophy in baseball odds competition. Even more than that, he is still with reach of winning the AL Triple Crown, something that has not been done in baseball betting odds competition for decades. He currently leads the AL baseball odds in RBIs but ranks in the RBIs and batting average categories. His productions has tailed off somewhat over the past month or two but if he gets hot again to end the season the baseball odds are good that he’ll hoist the MVP trophy.

But he’ll have to reignite the bat soon because the New York Yankees shortstop and media hurricane, A-Rod, is heating up and helping his team to battle for an AL East pennant against all baseball betting odds. A-Rod got off to a very slow start considering the lighting jump he got out of the gates last year. He has quietly climbed to the top of the baseball odds in many key offensive categories. His 21 homers rank fifth in the AL, his .318 average is fourth, and his 61 RBIs ranks tenth. Those numbers are all pretty good, but they’re even better when you consider that the bulk of this production has come over the past six weeks of baseball betting odds action. If he can maintain this type of output over the rest of the baseball odds season, he will be a very tough customer to beat in the MVP voting once the baseball odds season ends.

Grady Sizemore is another player with an outside chance of claiming the AL MVP trophy. But his batting average of .272 is big problem for most of the baseball odds voters. As is the fact that the Indians are a rotten team and how well a player’s team finishes always seems important to the baseball odds voters as well.

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