Predictem MLB Archives: June 2008 Through August 2008

MLB Recap: And Down The Stretch They Come - David Lane recaps what has been a WILD MLB season. - 8/30

Saturday and Sunday: Passing!

Friday MLB Pick: Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/29

Thursday Small Ball: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Preview and Pick (Litsch vs. Jackson) - 8/28

Wednesday MLB: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Preview and Pick - 8/27

Trade: The Atlanta Braves have traded OF Mark Kotsay to the Boston Red Sox. - 8/26

Tuesday: Take the Toronto Bluejays at -110! (Winner!) - 8/26

MLB to start utilizing “instant replay” starting this Thursday. - 8/26

Sunday MLB Pick: Take the Rays at +155 to beat the CWS! It’s not the strongest play but the value is too good to pass up. - 8/24

Saturday Play: Take the Oakland A’s at +115 to beat Seattle. - 8/23

Friday: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox Preview and Pick - 8/22

Thursday: Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels (Baker vs. Lackey) - 8/21

Wednesday MLB Play: Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Rays - 8/20

Monday MLB Picks:
Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers (Galaragga vs. Padilla)
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles (Matsuzaka vs. Cabrera) - 8/19

Slugger Re-Injured: Brewers slugger Ryan Braun re-injured his rib cage injury that caused him to miss a bunch of time recently. - 8/19

High Powered Offenses: Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/18

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers - 8/15

Friday MLB: Take the UNDER 9 runs in the Rockies/Nationals game! - 8/15

Thursday: Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox Preview - 8/14

Wednesday:
Toronto Bluejays vs. Detroit Tigers (Purcey vs. Rogers)
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland A’s (Sonnanstine vs. Duchscherer) - 8/13

Trades and Roster Moves: Reds OF Adam Dunn was shipped to the Arizona Diamondbacks today for P Dallas Buck and 2 players to be named later. The Boston Red Sox acquired P Paul Byrd for a player to be named later or cash. The Detroit Tigers signed P Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal. Don’t look for him to make an impact though, word is his velocity and control is not what it once was. Rays 3B Evan Longoria was placed on the DL with a fractured wrist. - 8/12

Tuesday MLB: Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox Preview and Pick (Feldman vs. Zink) (Winner) - 8/12

Monday MLB: New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Preview and Pick (Winner) - 8/11

Sunday MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals at +130 - 8/10

Saturday MLB Pick: Take the Mariners at +120 as a live underdog! - 8/9

Friday Play:
Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox (Lester vs. Buehrle)
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels (Kennedy vs. Weaver) - 8/8

Thursday Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox (Miner vs. Vazquez) - 8/7

Wednesday Pick w/Analysis: New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers - 8/6

Wednesday MLB: Today’s pick is not for the feint of heart. We’re taking the Padres at +180 vs. the Mets! - 8/6

Tuesday MLB Pick: Take the Cincinnati Reds at -127. Bush is horrible on the road this season! - 8/5

Friday Pick: Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Miner vs. Kazmir) - 8/1

3-Team Deal: BoSox slugger Manny Ramirez was dealt to the LA Dodgers today. The Dodgers in turn sent third baseman Andy LaRoche and RHP Bryan Morris to the Pirates then the Pirates sent OF Jason Bay to Boston to complete the trade.

Thursday MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees (Garland vs. Pettitte) - 7/31

Rumors are Swirling: The Florida Marlins are supposedly close to completing a 3 team deal that will bring OF Manny Ramirez to Florida, send OF Jeremy Hermedia to Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh OF Jason Bay would go to Boston. In other news, OF Ken Griffy Jr. as accepted a trade to the CWS. The Reds will receive 2 minor leagues. - 7/31

Trade: The Detroit Tigers have sent C Pudge Rodriquez to the New York Yankees for RP Kyle Farnsworth. - 7/30

Wednesday MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox (Saunders vs. Beckett) - 7/30

Breaking News (Trade): In a cost cutting move, the Atlanta Braves have traded slugging 1B Mark Teixeira to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for 1B Casey Kotchman and Minor League pitcher Stephen Marek. - 7/29

Tuesday 7/29 MLB:
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Bluejays Preview and Pick (Garza vs. Halladay)
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Preview and Pick (Richard vs. Perkins)

Tuesday Notes: Braves P Tim Hudson was put on the DL today and will miss the rest of the season. The Dodgers and Boston are talking trade and slugger Manny Ramirez’s name is the focus. Hot hitting Pirates 1B Adam LaRoche was put on the 15 day DL today. - 7/29

Monday:
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Preview and Pick (Buehrle vs. Slowey)
Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox (Weaver vs. Matsuzaka) - 7/28

Saturday MLB Prediction: Take Minnesota/Cleveland to go UNDER 8.5 runs. Good luck! - 7/26

Players on the Move: Pirates OF Xavier Nady has been traded to
the New York Yankees along with left-handed relief pitcher Damaso Marte in exchange for P Ross Ohlendorf, P Phil Coke, P George Kontos and OF Jose Tabata.

Friday Play: Take the Los Angeles Angels at -140. Good luck! - 7/25

Thursday Small Ball Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals (Garza vs. Meche) - 7/24

Wednesday MLB Pick: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets (Myers vs. Maine) - 7/23

Tuesday Baseball Picks:
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox (Mendoza vs. Buehrle)
Oakland A’s vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Dallas Braden vs. Andy Sonnanstine) - 7/22

Monday Selections:
Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners (Lester vs. Washburn)
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees (Blackburn vs. Ponson) - 7/21

Walking Wounded Getting Healthy: Look for a few familiar faces to return from injury this week: Alfonso Soriano, David Ortiz, J.J. Putz and Ryan Zimmerman are all expected to be back playing full time for their respective teams this week. - 7/20

Sunday Pick: Take the Brewers as a live underdog at +125 vs. the SF Giants. - 7/20

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Saturday: Take the M’s to crush Jeremy Sowers and the Indians! - 7/19

Friday MLB Pick: Boston
Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels
(Bucholtz vs. Lackey) - 7/18

MLB Trade: The Phillies have acquired P Joe Blanton from the Oakland A’s in exchange for prospects 2B Adrian Cardenas, P Josh Outman and OF Matthew Spencer. - 7/17

Thursday Pick: Take the Rockies at -152! - 7/17

MLB News and Notes: Ex-Mariners 1B Richie Sexson has signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent. He will likely platoon vs. left handed pitching. - 7/17

Friday MLB Picks:
Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A’s (Garland vs. Gallagher)
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers (Perkins vs. Gallaraga) - 7/11

Thursday Baseball Picks:
Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (Buehrle vs. Greinke)
New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Mussina vs. Maholm) - 7/10

Wednesday MLB Picks:
Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers (Weaver vs. Ballard)
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (Cueto vs. Zambrano)
Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Hudson vs. Kuroda - 7/9

A’s/Cubs Trade: The Oakland A’s have sent P’s Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin packing to Chicago in exchange for P Sean Gallagher, OF’s Matt Murton and Eric Patterson and minor league Josh Donaldson. Our first thought was “FIRE SALE” in Oakland but their GM insists that he’s building for the future. Heck, the A’s are only six games behind the Angels for the division title and a mere 3.5 games behind Boston for a wildcard! Sure seems like a one sided deal to us! - 7/8

Tuesday MLB: Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Preview and Pick (Kazmir vs. Pettite)
Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A’s Preview and Pick (Silva vs. Duchscherer) - 7/8

Sunday: Take the Arizona Diamondbacks at +100. - 6/29

Only in Tinseltown! The Dodgers got no hit and still won 1-0 vs. the Los Angeles Angels! - 6/28

Saturday MLB Pick: Take the Texas Rangers at +122. - 6/28

Friday Small Ball Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins (McClung vs. Blackburn) - 6/27

Thursday Prediction: Take the Houston Astros at -138! - 6/26

Gone for the Year: Nationals 1B Nick Johnson who was originally thought to be out up to six weeks will now miss the rest of the season as he was forced to have surgery on his wrist. A sad situation for a guy that has never gotten his chance to show his true potential due to numerous injuries. - 6/25

Wednesday MLB Picks: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland A’s (Kendrick vs. Gr. Smith) - 6/25

Tuesday Pick: Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Bush vs. Morton) - 6/24

Monday Prediction: Take the Atlanta Braves at +110. - 6/23

Friday MLB Picks: Florida Marlins vs. Oakland A’s (Hendrickson vs. Harden) - 6/20

More Heads to Roll: The Toronto Bluejays are expected to fire Manager John Gibbons before tonight’s game and replace him with former BlueJays skipper Cito Gaston. - 6/20

Thursday MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/19

Sleepless in Seattle: The Mariners fired skipper John McLaren today in a move that was long overdue. McLaren was replaced by former Cubs and Padres skipper Jim Riggleman who has a meager .449 winning percentage in over 1000 games managed. Was this really an upgrade? Look for 1B Richie Sexson to be next on the chopping block. - 6/19

Wednesday MLB Prediction: Toronto Bluejays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview and Pick - 6/18

Tuesday MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/17

Tuesday MLB Notes: Mets fire Manager Willie Randolph. Jerry Manuel takes over the reigns as the club’s new skipper. - 6/17

Monday Small Ball Picks:
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies (Jurrjens vs. Jiminez)
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels (Pelfrey vs. Weaver) - 6/16

Yer Outta There! In a move that was long overdue, the Seattle Mariners fired GM Bill Bavasi. - 6/16

Ouch: Yankees starter Chien Ming Wang will miss 6-10 weeks with a foot injury. - 6/16

Friday MLB Predictions:
Florida Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Tucker vs. Sonnanstine)
Chicago Cubs vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Gallagher vs. Burnett) - 6/13

Thursday Small Ball Picks: New York Yankees vs. Oakland A’s - 6/12

Walking Wounded: Fantasy baseball teams around the nation took some big hits yesterday as new injuries came about and old injuries linger. Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano broke his hand and is likely to miss 6 weeks. The injury occured as he was hit by a pitch. Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman COULD miss the rest of the season if his shoulder doesn’t heal by the all star break. If the team opts for surgery, he’s done until next year. Mets aging OF Moises Alou had just returned from injury. He will now have an MRI done on his calf as it was flaring up last night. Speaking of the calf muscle, Cardinals big bopper Albert Pujols was placed on the DL with a bum calf. Lastly, ineffective closer J.J. Putz is complaining of a sore elbow and may be shelved shortly. - 6/12

Humpday MLB Action: Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Preview and Pick - 6/11

Injuries Galore: Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols left tonight’s game with a strained calf muscle. Mets hurler Tom Glavine has been placed on the DL with a strained elbow. Brewers 2B Richie Weeks was placed on the DL with a sprained knee. Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal is out for at least another 2 weeks with his injury. Cards starter Adam Wainright has been placed on the DL with a sprained finger. Lastly, yesterday, the Reds placed SS Jerry Hairston Jr. on the DL with a fractured thumb. - 6/10

WOW: Tigers wild lefty SP Dontrelle Willis sent down to (A) ball to work on his game. Not AAA or AA, A ball!. - 6/10

Tuesday MLB Predictions:
New York Yankees vs. Oakland A’s (Wang vs. Eveland)
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (Contreras vs. Robertson) - 6/10

Monday Baseball Picks:
Cincinnati Reds vs. Florida Marlins (Volquez vs. Hendrickson)
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers (Lee vs. Willis)
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Rays (Jackson vs. Saunders) - 6/9

Friday MLB Selections:
Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A’s (Lackey vs. Blanton)
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox (Blackburn vs. Vazquez) - 6/6

Thursday: Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox (Meche vs. Contreras) - 6/5

Wednesday Small Ball:
Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers Preview and Pick (Lee vs. Ponson)
Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins (Cabrera vs. Perkins) - 6/5

Injury News: Red Sox slugging DH David Ortiz has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a partially torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. Rumors are he’ll miss at least a month and possibly more. - 6/3

Tuesday Pro Baseball Previews and Picks:
Toronto Bluejays vs. New York Yankees (Halladay vs. Chamberlain)
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (Garza vs. Masterson) - 6/3

Monday MLB Picks:
Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A’s (Rogers vs. Harden)
New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins (Pettitte vs. Hernandez) - 6/2

Sunday MLB: Take the Florida Marlins to beat Philly - 6/1