Baseball betting on the San Francisco Giants could get a boost as San Francisco traded for Cleveland’s Ryan Garko on Monday.
The Giants sent minor league pitcher Scott Barnes to the Giants in exchange for Garko. Those who make a baseball bet may want to take a look at the Giants in baseball betting in future games.
Baseball betting at the online sportsbook has been profitable on the Giants this season. The addition of Garko may help San Francisco even more in baseball betting. The Giants may have overpaid for Garko considering the Indians were not going to keep him anyway. Garko was going to be eligible for arbitration and he simply did not have a place with Cleveland. The Indians have given up on this baseball betting season and are looking to unload contracts. Online betting tells us that they are even considering trading their top stars, Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez. Both of those players can become free agents have next season. The Indians have already made other baseball betting trades. They sent Mark DeRosa to the Cardinals for Chris Perez and Jess Todd. Both of those players could impact baseball betting for the Indians in the future. The Indians also sent Rafael Betancourt to the Rockies for minor league pitcher Connor Graham.
Baseball bet stats tell us that Garko is hitting .285 with 11 homers and 39 RBI. He could be an important part of the baseball betting equation for the Giants who need offense. Baseball betting notes show that the Giants are excited to have Garko. "The timing is right," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. "This guy can drive in a run, he can hit the three-run home run. Hopefully, he can do some of that for us." The Giants haven’t had much help in baseball betting from their regular first basemen. Travis Ishikawa is hitting .269 with seven home runs while John Bowker was hitting .156 as baseball bet stats show. Garko should make an immediate impact. "You don’t acquire a player like this to sit him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He’s a veteran, proven hitter who’s going to provide some punch. You get a bat like this, it makes us a better lineup." Baseball bet numbers show that Garko hit .352 over the final 36 games last season. He is also very good against lefthanders in baseball betting as he is hitting .333 (23 for 69) against left-handed pitching.