New York Mets at Florida on Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Baseball betting on Sunday has the New York Mets facing the Florida Marlins in Grapefruit League action. The Mets may have the higher profile but the Marlins might actually be the better team this MLB betting season. Baseball betting on the Mets is going to be unpredictable this season.  The Mets are still considered as a contender in the National League but they have so many question marks to start the baseball betting season.  Carlos Beltran starts the season on the DL, pitcher Johan Santana is coming off an injury and shortstop Jose Reyes has a thyroid issue that has caused him to miss a lot of time this spring.

Taking the Mets in baseball betting is simply going to be risky.  The Mets don’t even know if they can count on their ace pitcher Santana to be ready for opening day. He was shelled in his spring training opener, giving up four runs over 1 2/3 innings in a baseball betting loss.  Santana didn’t seem concerned though. “The numbers are … whatever,” Santana said. “I really don’t care.”  Santana was just happy to be on the mound and feeling healthy.  He had Surgery in September on his left elbow so how he bounces back is a major question for the Mets in MLB betting this season. “I didn’t feel anything with the arm. I was able to throw all my pitches,” Santana said.  New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel was not concerned.  “The most important thing is his health,” Manuel said. “He looked good, despite the result.” While Santana and Manuel are not concerned those taking the Mets in baseball betting don’t like what they have seen so far.

The Marlins could be a better team to take in baseball betting. They have a very talented young team. The pitching rotation is led by Josh Johnson and it is a deep staff. Even Hayden Penn is getting a chance to make the squad and be in the rotation. “Right now, I’m not ruling him out for being one of the five,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “We always mention his name as being in the mix, and he’s still in the mix. Worst-case scenario, he’s a guy in the bullpen or the sixth guy.” The Marlins are so deep that they have six players competing for the last three spots in the rotation. Those players are Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad, Sean West, Rick VandenHurk, Andrew Miller and Penn.


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