MLB betting had the Cincinnati Red signing free-agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera while the Colorado Rockies signed Melvin Mora.
Both players could definitely help the Red and the Rockies this baseball betting season.
MLB betting numbers had the Red signing Cabrera to a one-year, $3 million contract. It includes a $3 million option with a $1 million buyout for 2011. Last season Cabrera hit .284 while playing for the Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins.
Mora was signed to a one-year, $1.275 million contract by the Rockies. Mora is a career .278 hitter and he could play a number of positions this MLB betting season for the Rockies. He played 1,256 games for Baltimore, including 807 at third base. The Orioles let Mora go and instead signed Garrett Atkins away from Colorado.
The Rockies are considered baseball betting contenders in the National League this season. They are 18-1 in MLB betting to win the World Series after making the playoffs last season as a Wild Card. The Reds are more of a longshot as they are 45-1 in MLB betting. The Reds were 78-84 last season in MLB betting. They were an interesting team for a while in baseball betting but they simply didn’t have enough to stay with St. Louis in the Central Division. The Reds will definitely be able to use Cabrera as he gives them a veteran presence in the middle of the diamond. He may also help the offense a little bit which definitely struggled. They were just 24th in the league in runs scored as MLB betting stats showed.
Colorado was 92-70 last year in baseball betting. They were excellent once Jim Tracy took over as manager. They are considered a serious threat to the Los Angeles Dodgers this season in the National League West. In fact, they could even be the baseball betting favorites considering the Dodgers have done very little in the off-season to improve because of their ownership issues. The Rockies have made some nice off-season moves and their biggest move could be the one they didn’t have to make. Pitcher Jeff Francis will be back from injury and when healthy he is one of the best left-handers in the league. With the addition of Mora, the Rockies have even more depth on the bench. He provides a nice right-handed complement to Jason Giambi who the Rockies resigned last week.