Baseball betting fans have to like the Philadelphia Phillies chances of repeating as the bet on baseball world champions.
This is a team that was the best in baseball betting last year and has lost very little of its talent. In fact, with another year of experience under its belt and having played on the biggest stage on the planet, there is every reason to believe that this team might be even better in the 2009 baseball betting season.
Baseball betting pundits have been predicting greatness for this team for years and in the 2008 season it finally lived up to its lofty potential. And it’s not surprising considering the talent-rich roster. Almost anywhere you look on the field the team is stacked. The infield is one of the best in the history of baseball betting. Starting with former MVP and home run champ Ryan Howard this lineup can hurt you. Howard has been the best HR hitter for the past three years and to bet on baseball on the Phillies is value rich as he will likely hit near 50 HRs again in the 2009 baseball betting season.
But Howards not even the best hitter on the team when you take into consideration another former MVP Jimmie Rollins and an almost MVP winner in Chase Utley. These three hitters can ruin a pitcher’s baseball betting career and throw Raul Ibañez into mix and the Phillies bet on baseball lineup is even more dangerous in ‘09. Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs are both dangerous batters and there simply isn’t any easy out in this baseball betting line up.
Batting has never been a problem for the Phillies. What generally sunk their hopes was the pitching, but no longer. Ace Cole Hamels has proven himself one of the best in baseball betting and after winning big games in the bet on baseball playoffs he should be even more effective in the 2009 baseball betting season.
The team’s closer Brad Lidge stepped up big last season and a great one to have on the mound when the game is on line. But perhaps the biggest difference in last year’s baseball betting season was the emergence of the Phillies’ set up men. The Phillies put up plenty of runs on their own, but critical to their baseball betting success was the fact that the bull pen held leads for the starters and let Lidge was able to close the deal.
As crazy as it sounds, to bet on baseball on the Phillies could be even better this baseball betting season than the championship version of a year ago.
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