Online sportsbook information tells us that the Chicago White Sox picked up outfielder Alex Rios on Monday from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The White Sox got the 28-year old outfielder for nothing. They just have to pick up his salary, which is expensive, but they didn’t have to give up any players as Internet sportsbook facts tell us.
Online sportsbook numbers have the White Sox as one of the contenders in the American League but they still trail the Detroit Tigers. Chicago general manager Ken Williams is spending a lot of money trying to get the Sox into the playoffs this season. With the addition of Jake Peavy and Rios, online sportsbook info tells us that the White Sox are adding more than $115 million in payroll.
Rios has been a productive, but overpaid player for the Blue Jays. He is making superstar money but has not put up superstar stats as online sportsbook numbers indicate. Online sportsbook stats tell us that the White Sox will now have to figure out how to fit him into a crowded outfield. It is likely that Rios, Jermaine Dye and Carlos Quentin will be the starters as Internet sportsbook stats indicate. ”I already had a meeting with a few guys and I will sit down with [Rios] and talk about it, but everybody is going to have playing time,” manager Ozzie Guillen said.
The White Sox are 27-1 to win the World Series at the online sportsbook. Chicago could be an interesting sports betting choice in the American League. The problem for an online betting gambler taking Chicago in Internet sportsbook numbers is that the White Sox are not leading their division. The Wild Card in the American League is almost assuredly not coming out of the American League Central as online sportsbook numbers show, so the Sox must win the division to make the playoffs. Can they beat out Detroit and Minnesota in Internet sportsbook odds? That is the question that must be answered if you take a flyer on Chicago at the online sportsbook.
Chicago entered play on Tuesday trailing Detroit by three games while they were two games ahead of Minnesota as online sportsbook stats indicate. The White Sox will get their chance to win the division if they can survive this month in online sportsbook odds. The schedule is favorable at the end of the online sportsbook season but unless they survive games this month with games against Boston and New York it may not matter.