Predictem MLB Archives: April 2008 Through May 2008

Listed below, you will find Predictem.com archived MLB game previews, articles and sportsbook specials from the beginning of April 2008 through May of 2008.

Highlights during this period include: the beginning of the 2008 season, the retirement of Julio Franco and Bret Boone and a whole lot of gameday previews!

Saturday MLB Pick: Tampa Bay at -146! - 5/31

Friday Baseball Previews and Picks:
Toronto Bluejays vs. Los Angeles Angels (McGowan vs. Weaver)
Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners (Robertson vs. Silva) - 5/30

Pete Rose admits that he bet $2000/game on the Reds. - 5/29

Thursday Baseball Picks:
Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Danks vs. Jackson)
Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Oswalt vs. Lohse) - 5/29

MLB News and Notes: Mets P Pedro Martinez had a great showing in minor league ball and is looking to possibly come back as early as next week. A’s slugger Frank Thomas was placed on the DL today. The A’s replaced him on the roster with 3B Eric Chavez. Lastly, Rays closer Troy Percival was placed ond the 15 day DL. It’s likely that P Dan Wheeler will see the brunt of the save opportunities while the hard throwing righty is on the mend. - 5/29

Retirement Accouncement: 2B Bret Boone has officially announced his retirement. Booney spent 14 years as a major leaguer. - 5/28

Tuesday Baseball Predictions:
Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Hudson vs. Bush)
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Lincecum vs. Haren)

Monday MLB Pick: Take the Tigers at +115 to beat the Angels. - 5/26

Saturday MLB: Passing! - 5/24

Friday MLB Pick: Take the Oakland A’s at -144 to beat Boston. - 5/23

Thursday MLB Selection: Take the Cincinnati Reds at -126!

News: The comebacker that Padres P Chris Young took off the head may land him on the DL. Speaking of the DL, Dontrelle Willis has been activated and will now pitch out of the bullpen. Lastly, the Yankees much anticipated project of making Joba Chamberlain a starter has begun. - 5/22

Tuesday MLB Pick: Take the Detroit Tigers at -139! - 5/20

Monday MLB News and Notes: Jake Peavy will miss
his next start citing elbow pain as the issue. When Rangers 3B Hank Blalock
returns from injury this week, he’ll be playing opposite of his normal position.
(First Base). Maybe now the slugger can stay healthy. Red Sox start Bartolo
Colon
will make his season debut with the club on Wednesday. Lastly,
“feel good” story Rich Ankiel is likely to see some time on the DL
with a shoulder injury after he took a hard swing and came up lame recently.
- 5/19

Monday MLB Selection: Take the Colorado Rockies at -149!

Saturday MLB: Take the White Sox at -134

Friday: Tampa Bay Rays vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 5/16

Thursday: Passing

Wednesday: We don’t like anything on today’s card! Passing! See you tomorrow! MLB Note: Reds SS Jeff Keppinger busted his kneecap and is out indefinitely for the Reds.

Tuesday MLB Previews and Picks:
Florida Marlins vs. Cincinnati Reds (Hendrickson vs. Volquez)
Houston Astros vs. San Francisco Giants (Backe vs. Cain)
Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels (Danks vs. Weaver) - 5/13

Monday MLB Selection w/Analysis: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/12

Hurt Jay: Vernon Wells will miss six to eight weeks with a broken wrist. - 5/11

The Jim Edmonds Experiment is apparently over as the Padres released
the OF after hitting .178 early on and having some injury issues. Jody Gerut
was called up to fill his roster spot but Scott Hairston will likely get
most of the PT. Why they don’t call up Chase Headley is
anybody’s guess. - 5/9

Friday Baseball Picks + Analysis:
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Wellemeyer vs. Parra)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Garland vs. Shields)
- 5/9

Thursday MLB Prediction w/Analysis: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers - 5/8

Wilson talks about handicapping baseball using external variables.

Wednesday Pro Baseball Selections:

St.
Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies
(Wainwright vs. Francis)
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox (Hernandez vs. Buehrle)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals (Weaver vs. Greinke) - 5/7

Tuesday MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees (Carmona vs. Pettitte) - 5/6

Monday MLB Picks:
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (Matsuzaka vs. Bonderman)
Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics (Olson vs. Eveland) - 5/5

Oldest MLB Player to go Yard Retires: After a prosperous 23 year baseball career, 49 year old infielder Julio Franco has decided to hang’em up. Franco, who homered in 2007 at age 48 is the oldest player in MLB to record a homerun. Huge respect to Julio for sticking with the game he loves until the very end.

Friday MLB: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/25

Thursday Baseball Picks: Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners - 4/24

Wednesday MLB Picks:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Haren vs. Lowe)
Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland A’s (Bonser vs. Gaudin)
- 4/23

Tuesday Baseball Predictions:
Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners (Guthrie vs. Hernandez)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox (Weaver vs. Beckett)
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/22

Monday Baseball Picks:
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs - 4/21

Friday MLB Selections:
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles - 4/18

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Thursday MLB Picks:
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets- 4/17

Wednesday MLB:
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels - 4/16

Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano left Tuesday’s game with a strained right calf. - 4/15

Tuesday Baseball Play: Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 4/15

Monday MLB Games:
Oakland A’s vs. Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants- 4/14

Sunday MLB Prediction: Los Angeles Angels at +102

Saturday: Passed.

Friday on the Diamond:
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Francis vs. Webb)
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Peavy vs. Penny)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners (Jared Weaver vs. Felix Hernandez) - 4/11

Thursday Small Ball Picks:
New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/10

Humpday Smallball Picks:
Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets - 4/9

Tuesday Major League Baseball Preview and Pick: Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Devilrays - 4/8

Monday Small Ball Selection: Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels

Friday MLB Previews and Pick:
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres - 4/4

MLB Picks along with in depth previews will start appearing in this section within the next week. We’re just sitting back watching to see who is who and what is what. Check back daily and we’ll have something soon. Picks in the right menu will start in a couple weeks as well. - 4/3

Thursday MLB: Toronto Bluejays vs. New York Yankees - 4/3