MLB betting may not favor the Florida Marlins to make the playoffs in 2010 but their owner, Jeffrey Loria said he expects his team to make it.
The Marlins have not made the post-season since winning in baseball betting as they won the 2003 World Series.
MLB betting has the Marlins as 28-1 longshots to win the World Series. The Marlins are not without talent. They have a superstar pitcher in Josh Johnson, the National League batting champion in Hanley Ramirez and a power hitting second baseman in Dan Uggla. Loria expects this team to do well and he gave a vote of confidence to manager Fredi Gonzalez. “Fredi is the manager. Fredi is here to bring the team to the next level. That’s what we are hoping happens this year. That little extra push that needs to happen. And it doesn’t happen in September. It happens all year long.” Loria said.
Florida was not that far from making the playoffs a year ago. They won 87 games and were within striking range of the National League East division winning Philadelphia Phillies. “How may wins am I expecting? I never predict but I will say we’re working off an 87-win season last year and I expect us to make the playoffs.” Loria said, “Whatever it takes for us to make the playoffs is what we need to win.’’
The Marlins did not make any changes so they have the same core group of players that they had last year in MLB betting. “We have a core group of players here who we think … and the proof is winning 87 games last year. If we would have won one more game each month, we would have been in the playoffs… I think what’s here is quite capable of doing what we need to get done.” Loria said.
The Marlins were 87-75 last year and a profitable team in baseball betting. They were actually better on the road than at home and that is where the money can be made in MLB betting with a team like Florida. The Marlins were very balanced as they had the 13th best offense in the league and the 13th best ERA. It would not take much improvement for the Marlins to crack the top 10 and make the playoffs for the 2010 MLB betting season.