Sport betting on the Los Angeles Dodgers should be popular again next season since the team is bringing back Manny Ramirez.
The Dodgers slugger exercised his option for 2010 worth a reported $20 million. The Dodgers are one of the online sports betting favorites to win in the National League next season.
Sport betting had the Dodgers doing well in 2009 even though Manny Ramirez did not have a great year. Ramirez had an option though and he used it for next sport betting season. The other option for Ramirez was to op out of the contract but since he hit only .290 with 19 home runs and 63 RBIs in 104 regular-season online sports betting games it didn’t make sense to become a free agent. You may remember that Manny missed 50 games serving his suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy.
Ramirez was a different player after he came back from suspension. Before he was suspended he ht .348 with six home runs and 20 RBIs. In the 77 regular-season sport betting games after the suspension, he batted .269 with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs as online sports betting stats showed. He didn’t do much in the playoffs either, as he had only one home run in the two series and just four RBIs as online sports betting stats showed. The Dodgers have confidence that Manny can come back and have a much better 2010. “We still feel that he’s a very good hitter and maybe with a winter off and a chance to regroup, he can come back with a better frame of mind and his confidence rebuilt.” Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti said,
In other sport betting baseball news it was the Milwaukee Brewers trading shortstop J.J. Hardy to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Carlos Gomez. Hardy hit a career-low .229 with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs in 115 games for the Brewers in 2009. He was sent down in August. "I definitely knew I was going to get traded once I got sent down," Hardy said. "Once I got the call this morning, I was pretty excited about it."
Just two years ago, Hardy was an All-Star for the Brewers. He had a poor sport betting season this year but could bounce back with a new team. "It’s one of those seasons for me that I completely don’t want to think about it anymore. I was happy when it ended," Hardy said. "It was just kind of a nightmare year for me." Gomez batted .229 with three home runs and 28 RBIs in 137 games with the Twins last sport betting season.