Predictem MLB Archives: January 2011 Through June 2011

Thursday: Spent all morning dealing with server issues. Sorry, no time left to handicap games. Taking today off. – 6/30

Wednesday MLB Play: Seattle Mariners -144. – 6/29

Tuesday Baseball Pick: Cincinnati Reds FIRST FIVE INNINGS +120.
– 6/28

Monday MLB Pick: Colorado Rockies/Chicago Cubs UNDER 11.5 runs. – 6/27

Sunday: We’re passing. The only game we remotely like is way too chalky. – 6/26

Saturday MLB Picks: White Sox at -154 and Mariners at -130. – 6/25

Friday Baseball Selection: ***BEST BET ALERT*** SD Padres -105. – 6/24

Thursday MLB Pick of the Day: Arizona/Kansas City UNDER 8 runs. – 6/23

Wednesday MLB Prediction: Mariners/Nationals UNDER 7.5 runs. – 6/22

Tuesday’s Best on the Board: Washington Nationals -129. – 6/21

Monday MLB Play: Yankees/Reds UNDER 9 runs. (No Action: Cueto Scratched) – 6/20

Cards Star Injured: St. Louis big bopper Albert Pujols will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured forearm. – 6/20

Sunday Baseball Pick: Chi Sox/Dbacks UNDER 8. – 6/19

Saturday MLB Pick: Baltimore/Washington UNDER 8 runs. – 6/18

Boston OF Injured: Red Sox OF Carl Crawford has a grade one hamstring strain. Looks like he’ll be heading to the DL. – 6/18

Friday Major League Baseball Bet: Cincinnati Reds -148. – 6/17

Thursday Baseball Play of the Day: Washington Nationals at -105. – 6/16

Wednesday MLB Play: L.A. Angels +109. – 6/15

Tuesday Baseball Pick: SF/Arizona UNDER 7.5 runs. – 6/14

Monday MLB Play: Mets/Pirates OVER 7.5 ***BEST BET ALERT*** – 6/13

Sunday MLB Selection: Chicago White Sox -142. – 6/12

Saturday Baseball Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers -125. – 6/11

Friday’s MLB Play of the Day: Pittsburgh Pirates -115. – 6/10

Thursday MLB Selection: Diamondbacks/Pirates UNDER 7.5 runs. – 6/9

A’s Hire New Skipper: The Oakland A’s have fired Manager Bob Geren and replaced him with Bob Melvin. – 6/9

Wednesday Major League Baseball Play: Pittsburgh Pirates -115. – 6/8

Tuesday MLB Selection: Houston Astros +122. – 6/7

Pirates Take P With First Pick: The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected UCLA RHP Gerrit Cole with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. The word on Cole is that he has a mid-90’s fastball but lacks congtrol. Big upside though. – 6/7

Monday Baseball Pick of the Day: Rockies/Padres OVER 6.5 runs. – 6/6

Sunday: Passed! – 6/5

Saturday: PASSING! – 6/4

Friday’s Baseball Pick: Atlanta Braves/New York Mets OVER 7.5 runs (+105). – 6/3

Thursday MLB Play: TB +106. – 6/2

Wednesday MLB Pick: Houston Astros +112 ***BEST BET ALERT***

Tuesday MLB Pick: San Diego Padres +109. – 5/31

Memorial Day Baseball Pick: KC Royals -110. – 5/30

Sunday MLB Play: Detroit Tigers -103 (Verlander) – 5/29

Saturday Pro Baseball Pick: Orioles/A’s UNDER 7.5 runs. – 5/28

Friday Major League Baseball Pick of the Day: Milwaukee Brewers -121. – 5/27

Thursday Baseball Pick: Chicago White Sox +134. – 5/26

Wednesday’s Baseball Selection: San Diego Padres +104. – 5/25

Tuesday MLB Play of the Day: Houston Astros +115. – 5/24

Monday Major League Baseball Selection: St. Louis Cardinals at -121. Lohse has been lights out on the road this season and SD’s spacious ballpark should keep that rolling. – 5/23

Sunday MLB Play: Seattle/SD UNDER 6 runs. – 5/22

Saturday Small Ball Totals Pick: Reds/Indians UNDER 8 runs. – 5/21

Friday’s Best Bet of the Day: Colorado Rockies +122. – 5/20

Thursday MLB Pick: Braves/Diamondbacks UNDER 8 runs. – 5/19

Nationals Playing it Safe: Nats GM Mike Rizzo has stated (on ESPN radio on 5/18) that mega-prospect Bryce Harper won’t be called up to the big club this season despite his spectacular A-Ball numbers which include a .336 average, 9 ding dongs and 39 rbi’s in only 150 at bats. He more or less said that they’re going to place it safe and let him learn the game on a professional level before rushing him through the system. – 5/18

Wednesday MLB Prediction: Take the Atlanta Braves at -110. This Teheran kid is the real deal! – 5/18

Tuesday Baseball Selection of the Day: Balimore Orioles at -110 to beat the Sox AT Boston. Look for Vlad Guerrero to have a big day vs. Wakefield. – 5/17

Monday MLB Play: New York Yankees/Tampa Bay Rays UNDER 8 runs. – 5/16

Mets 3B Hurt: NYM 3B David Wright has a stress fracture in his back that will cause him to miss approx. the next 10 games. – 5/16

Sunday Baseball Picks: Seattle/Cleveland UNDER 7.5 runs. (rained out) – 5/15

Saturday Major League Baseball Pick: Seattle Mariners +117. (postponed) – 5/14

Friday MLB Selection: Toronto Bluejays at -121 to win on the road at Minny. – 5/13

Thursday Baseball Pick of the Day: San Francisco Giants at -123 to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. – 5/12

Wednesday MLB Play of the Day: Los Angeles Dodgers/Pittsburgh Pirates UNDER 7.5. – 5/11

Tuesday MLB Plays: Detroit Tigers -106, Pittsburgh Pirates at -120 and Cincinnati Reds -132. – 5/10

Headed to DL: The Angels had been waiting all season for OF Vernon Wells to heat up. The power hitting OF banged out 3 dingers this week and showed signs of coming out of his dreadful slump when the unthinkable happened; He’s gone down with a strained groin. Tough break. On the brighter side, Phillies 2B Chase Utley has started a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he’ll be back in the Phillies lineup in approximately 2 weeks. – 5/10

Monday Baseball Play of the Day: Milwaukee Brewers -135. – 5/9

Sunday MLB Selection: Seattle Mariners at -115 to beat the CWS. – 5/8

Saturday Baseball Pick: Cards -127. – 5/7

Friday Small Ball Pick: Baltimore Orioles -111. – 5/6

Thursday: We’re sorry but we’re passing today. We’ve looked high and low and can’t find any value in any of today’s games, so are passing. – 5/5

Wednesday Small Ball Pick: Blue Jays +108. – 5/4

Rangers Land Cuban Defector: Texas has signed CF Leonys Martin to a 5 year contract. Word has it that he can play. – 5/4

Tuesday MLB Play of the Day: Chicago White Sox -133. – 5/3

Monday Major League Baseball Prediction: Washington Nationals at -103. – 5/2

Brewers Hurler Slated For Start: New Brewers SP Zack Greinke is slated to start Wednesday. – 5/1

Sunday MLB Pick: KC Royals -117. – 5/1

Saturday Baseball Selections:Seattle +172 and San Deiego +126 – 4/30

Friday MLB Play: Tampa Bay Rays ***BEST BET ALERT*** – 4/29

Thursday’s Best Bet on the Board: Toronto/Texas UNDER 9 runs. – 4/28

Wednesday MLB Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals -132. – 4/27

Tuesday’s Small Ball Pick: NYM +104. – 4/26

Monday’s Baseball Pick of the Day: Los Angeles Angels -148. – 4/25

Easter Sunday Pick: Oakland A’s -135. – 4/24

Saturday AL and NL Baseball Picks: Nationals at +103 and A’s at -117. – 4/23

Friday MLB Selection: Kansas City Royals +155. – 4/22

Brewers Lock Up All Star OF: The Milwaukee Brewers have extended the contract of OF Ryan Bruan for 5 years which will keep him with the BrewCrew through the 2020 season. – 4/21

Thursday Major League Baseball Betting Prediction: CWS -104. – 4/21

Wednesday MLB Totals Prediction: Tigers/Mariners OVER 7.5 runs. – 4/20

Tuesday MLB Plays: Arizona Diamondbacks +147, L.A. Dodgers -116 and Jays/Yankees UNDER 9 runs. – 4/19

Monday: Passing. – 4/18

Sunday Major League Baseball Play: Seattle Mariners +113 ***BEST BET ALERT*** – 4/17

Saturday MLB Play: SD/HOU UNDER 7.5 runs. – 4/16

Friday’s Pick of the Day: Baltimore Orioles +110. – 4/15

Thursday Major League Baseball Pick: Det/OAK UNDER 7.5 runs. – 4/14

Wednesday Baseball Pick: Brewers/Pirates UNDER 8 runs. – 4/13

Tuesday MLB Picks: Milwaukee/Pittsburgh UNDER 8. (Postponed) – 4/12

Monday Baseball Picks: Padres at -112 and Rays at +139. – 4/11

Sunday Baseball Picks: NYM -145 and Seattle Mariners -118. – 4/10

Saturday MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians +107. – 4/9

Friday MLB Play: Cincinnati Reds -114. Always remember to select listed pitchers! – 4/8

Thursday Baseball Pick: Baltimore Orioles at -130. – 4/7

Wednesday Major League Baseball Picks: NYM +123. – 4/6

Tuesday MLB: Seattle Mariners +148, Minnesota Twins +195, Pittsburgh Pirates +131, Houston Astros +146, Mets/Phillies UNDER 8 runs, SF Giants -128. – 4/5

Monday MLB Picks: Braves at -106 and Mariners at +146. – 4/4

Trade: The Nationals have sent speedy OF Nyjer Morgan to the Brewers in exchange for Cutter Dykstra. In case you’re wondering, YES, that is Lenny’s kid. – 3/28

You Probably Could Have Done Better! The Cubbies have released P Carlos Silva after he posted an ugly 10.90 ERA during spring training. He had given up a whopping 32 hits in 17.1 innings. – 3/28

Phils Still Unclear on All Star 2B: Don’t take this guy too high in your fantasy baseball drafts. It’s looking like he’s setting a goal of the all star break for a return. It wouldn’t surprise us if he missed the whole season. – 3/28

He’ll be Closing: The Texas Rangers announced today that P Neftali Feliz will be their closer. The team has toyed with the idea of having the 22 year old hurler starting, but have decided that he’s best suited coming out of the pen for now. – 3/24

Hanging’em Up: One of baseball’s best setup men is calling it a career. Long time Angels reliever Scot Shields has retired. He leaves the game with a very respectable 3.18 ERA. – 3/18

Mets Dump 2B: The NYM have released 2B Luis Castillo. He’ll be replaced by either Brad Emaus or Luis Hernandez. – 3/18

Injured Brewer: Newly acquired SP Zack Greinke will miss his first 3 starts of the season with a fractured rib that he sustained while playing basketball. – 3/8

Gardenhire Speaks: The Twins Manager has decided that Tsuyoshi Nishioka will play 2nd base this season. The decision means that Casilla will play shortstop. – 3/7

Welcome Back: Braves 3B Chipper Jones got his first time on the field in quite some time. His knee is still healing up and he’s expected to play about 135-140 games this season if he can stay healthy. Love him or hate him, Chipper Jones is good for MLB. – 3/3

Hanging Them Up: P Andy Pettitte called it quits today. While many are questioning if he’ll be a Hall of Fame candidate, I think we can all agree that he’ll go down as one of the most effective post-season pitchers to ever play the game. – 2/4

Short Stay: C Mike Napoli was only a member of the Blue Jays for 4 days. Now he’s been traded to the Rangers for P Frank Francisco. Napoli should put up pretty good numbers in Texas. Speaking of the Rangers, the word on the street is that they’re no longer interested in Vlad Guerrero. – 1/26

Staying a Little Longer: The Astros have extended the contract of SP Wandy Rodriguez for 3 years. The Reds have extended SP Johnny Cueto for 4 years. – 1/26

Smart Move: The KC Royals have given slugger Billy Butler a 4 year extension. Great move by team brass as Butler is a superb hitter who is just going to keep getting better and better. – 1/23

Manny Signs: Despite many thinking that Man-Ram would sign up the Rangers, he’s verbally agreed to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays. We knew that Florida was a big retirement destination, but the Rays are reinforcing our thoughts as they’ve signed aging slugger Johnny Damon as well. – 1/23

Blockbuster Trade: The Angels have sent C Mike Napoli and DH Juan Rivera north of the border (Toronto) in exchange for OF Vernon Wells. A change of scenery may be just what the Dr. ordered for Wells, who should have good success in California. – 1/23

Rangers Interested in Slugger: Texas is eyeballing DH Manny Ramirez. He’s surely aging but would still hit a ton in that ballpark. – 1/21

Signings: The NYY have signed OF/DH Andrew Jones to a one year deal. He’ll serve as a 4th outfielder/DH. The NYM have signed P Chris Young. – 1/20

Yankees Bolster Bullpen: The NYY have signed former Rays CL Rafael Soriano to a 3 year deal. He will serve as the setup man for Mariano Rivera. He’s got nasty stuff and will surely be the AL leader in holds should he stay healthy. – 1/14

One of MLB’s “Good Guys” Staying Put: Despite speculation that Twins DH Jim Thome might be headed to the Rangers (or elsewhere), he has in fact re-signed with the Minnesota Twins for another year. – 1/14

Top Closer Hangs’em Up: Long-time closer Trevor Hoffman has announced that he’s retiring. – 1/11

2011 HOF Inductees: Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven will be this year’s players inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame. – 1/5

Signings: The Atlanta Braves have signed 2B Dan Uggla to a 5 year contract extension. As expected, the Washington Nationals signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year deal. – 1/4

Speculation: Talk is heating up about where some of the bigger free agents still available may end up. The Rangers are said to be close to signing Adrian Beltre, the Nats are said to be close to signing 1B Adam LaRoche and the Reds are said to like OF Fred Lewis. – 1/3