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MLB 2021 Calendar: AL Biggest Games Expert Analysis

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The Boston Red Sox are coming off a down year after moving superstar Mookie Betts prior to last season. The New York Yankees came up short in their bid to reach the 2020 World Series. Still, when the BoSox and Yanks meet in 2021, you can expect fireworks. In other big-time rivalry games, Houston takes on sudden rival Tampa Bay. Read More

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MLB 2021 Calendar: AL Biggest Games Expert Analysis

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The Boston Red Sox are coming off a down year after moving superstar Mookie Betts prior to last season. The New York Yankees came up short in their bid to reach the 2020 World Series. Still, when the BoSox and Yanks meet in 2021, you can expect fireworks. In other big-time rivalry games, Houston takes on sudden rival Tampa Bay. Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Feb. 24th Edition

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Baseball is back. Spring training starts on Sunday, Feb. 28 with the first regular season games happening on April 1. Check out where the league is in regards to the pandemic as well as which team ruled the offseason and which team stumbled, as we head into a what should be a normal MLB Spring Training.  Let’s jump right into action so you can continue getting ready to make your bets against their MLB odds for the upcoming season.

2021 MLB Season

  • When: Thursday, April 1 – Friday, October 1
  • Where: Various

2021 World Series Odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +330
  • New York Yankees +500
  • San Diego Padres +750
  • Tampa Bay Rays +1600
  • Atlanta Braves +900
  • Minnesota Twins +1400
  • Chicago White Sox +900
  • Oakland Athletics +1800
  • Houston Astros +1800
  • Cleveland Indians +3000
  • Cincinnati Reds +3000
  • Chicago Cubs +4000
  • New York Mets +925
  • Washington Nationals +3000
  • St. Louis Cardinals +2200
  • Toronto Blue Jays +1500
  • Philadelphia Phillies +3300
  • L.A. Angels +4000
  • Milwaukee Brewers +4000
  • Boston Red Sox +5000
  • Miami Marlins +10000
  • San Francisco Giants +15000
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +15000
  • Colorado Rockies +25000
  • Seattle Mariners +15000
  • Baltimore Orioles +20000
  • Detroit Tigers +20000
  • Kansas City Royals +15000
  • Texas Rangers +15000
  • Pittsburgh Pirates +30000

Spring training games set to start on February 28

For once, we’ve got excellent news regarding the coronavirus. All spring training games happen in either Florida or Arizona. The Sunshine State and the Grand Canyon State have been two of the best at managing the pandemic.

Arizona should be applauded for the way it’s rolled out COVID vaccines. Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration has been so effective at distributing vaccines that California citizens have driven over the border and into AZ looking to get shots.

Florida, under Gov. Ron DeSantis, is a model for how to handle the pandemic without instituting harmful lockdowns. While many will argue against Ducey’s and DeSantis’ moves, nobody can argue that the two states are the perfect locations for MLB Spring Training.

The NBA and NHL had to install tough protocols because they started right before or right after vaccine distributions started. But MLB begins their season in the middle of, heck, maybe, towards the end of the vaccine distributions.

A doctor at John Hopkins recently said he thinks the U.S. will hit herd immunity in April. If that’s the case, no doubt, MLB Spring Training will look more like past seasons than one during a pandemic.   

Padres are the 2021 offseason winners

For the first time since 1998, the San Diego Padres have that World Series look. Instead of saying, “oh, well. we’re not as good as the Dodgers,” and throwing up their hands in frustration, the Padres made winning offseason moves.

The most important? San Diego signed Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million deal. Tatis Jr. is one of the fastest-rising stars in baseball. He batted .277 with 17 home runs and 45 RBIs in 60-games last season. 

He’s also a Gold Glove talent at shortstop. Those types of players are hard to find, ones that can play third, second, or short and dominate at the plate. 

But as awesome as the deal for Tatis was, the Padres wouldn’t be the number one offseason winner if they hadn’t acquired Yu Darvish from the Chicago Cubs. Every baseball fan on the planet knows Petco Park is a pitcher’s dream stadium. Yu rediscovered his best stuff last season.

He’s going to excel big time at Petco. So will Blake Snell, whom the Pads got from Tampa Bay. Snell and Darvish should both post under 3.00 ERAs. Yu could post a sub-2.00 earned run average.

Yankees are top losers because they didn’t make a move to get over the hump

The bet way to win a World Series is to shore up your starting rotation. Get your rotation together first. Then work on your bullpen.

Hitters are a dime a dozen. So even though you must find a way to score runs by signing good hitters, you can get away with a bunch of decent hitters and one or two players who blast it out of the park.

World Series are won from the mound, which is why the New York Yankees could be in some trouble this season. If Corey Kluber turns into the monster he was in 2016, the Yankees can take it all.

But if Kluber doesn’t, there’s no one in the rotation who will pick up the slack once Gerrit Cole’s incredible arm tires. Cole struggled in the postseason last year. That was after a 60-game season.

What’s going to happen when Gerrit hits the wall? If you don’t know, don’t worry. It doesn’t look like the Yankees know, either. 

Dodgers sign Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer, creating juggernaut starting rotation

The Dodgers signed 2020 Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer. That’s one of the reasons they’re at +330.

Don’t forget, though, that the Dodgers won the World Series after a 60-game regular season. This season, they must win the Fall Classic after playing 162 games.

The Padres at +750 and the Braves and White Sox at +900 are much better choices than the Dodgers. It’s never wise to back chalk to win the World Series before the first regular season game. 


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MLB Rumors: Where Will Former All-Star Pitcher Jake Odorizzi Sign?

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All teams have reported to their spring camps and full workouts are underway – the first spring games already are this weekend and you can wager on those here on the MLB odds at Mybookie. However, there are still a few fairly sizable free agents out there, led by former Twins All-Star starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi. Where might he sign?

Odorizzi is reportedly looking for a three-year deal worth $45 million but probably will have to take less than that. The Giants, Cardinals, Angels, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Brewers are reportedly interested in Odorizzi. The Giants have already added Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood this offseason but would like to continue to supplement their rotation.

Odorizzi had a terrific 2019 season in finishing 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 30 starts. His fastball allowed batters just a .209 batting average, .287 wOBA, and generated a whiff more than 30% of the time.  In his five full seasons prior to 2019, his fastball was worth an average of +8 runs above average. In 2019, it was +20.8 because he threw faster. He averaged 91.7 mph prior to 2019. In 2019, his average fastball went 93 mph.

Odorizzi’s 4.3 WAR in 2019, per FanGraphs, would have been the fifth highest among available free-agent starters ahead of the 2020 season behind splashy names like Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Wheeler. Odorizzi could have cashed in big but decided to take the Twins’ one-year qualifying offer, which now clearly looks like a mistake.

“This was the toughest decision I’ve had in baseball, because there’s what-ifs on both sides,” Odorizzi said at the time of his decision. “There’s just so much that goes into it in a short amount of time. So I decided this was the best avenue, and be prepared for the upcoming season. There’s a peace of mind factor in it.”

Last year, Odorizzi began on 10-day Injured List with a right intercostal strain. He pitched in intrasquad games at the alternate site in St. Paul and was reinstated August 8. Alas, Odorizzi was struck in the chest by a line drive off the bat of Alex Gordon August 21 at Kansas City in the fourth inning and exited early. He was placed on 10-day Injured List with a chest contusion the next day.

Odorizzi was reinstated September 16 and made his fourth final start of the season that day vs. the White Sox. He allowed one run on two hits in 3.2 innings pitched but exited in fourth inning with a right middle finger blister and placed on 10-day Injured List for third time on season. He managed to pitch in just four games and a total of 13.2 innings with a 0-1 record and 6.59 ERA.

At least none of the injuries involved his arm, and Odorizzi had previously made at least 28 starts in every season of his career. ZiPS projects 1.8 WAR in 119.7 IP this year regardless of team. He averaged 165.1 innings per season prior to 2020, so if you give him that projected inning total, he is projected as a 2.5 WAR pitcher by ZiPS.

Odorizzi has something to prove and should cash in on a short-term, prove-it contract like the ones fellow right-handers Chris Archer (one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Rays) and Corey Kluber (one-year, $11 million deal with the Yankees) corralled this offseason given his 2020 campaign.

A return to the Twins, though, is almost surely not happening. After signing five major league free agents to contracts worth roughly $42 million, GM Derek Falvey said last week that “the heavy lifting is done” in restructuring the Twins’ roster for the 2021 season.

“I’m excited about the starting group that we have,” he said of the team’s projected rotation. “I feel like we have some good depth, some young guys coming, guys we’re excited about [who] didn’t get a chance to see as much last year.”

The Mets are probably out after recently adding Taijuan Walker. The Cardinals have four clear starting pitchers, with Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas, Adam Wainwright and Kwang-hyun Kim. After that, the Cardinals have Alex Reyes and the organization remains high on him.

We say Odorizzi lands with the Blue Jays.

 


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MLB Rumors: Where Will Former All-Star Pitcher Jake Odorizzi Sign?

All teams have reported to their spring camps and full workouts are underway – the first spring games already are this weekend and you can wager on those here on the MLB odds at Mybookie. However, there are still a few fairly sizable free agents out there, led by former Twins All-Star starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi. Where might he sign? Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Dec. 30th Edition

The San Diego Padres decided not to wait until 2021 to become the top contender in the National League to the Dodgers’ World Series Crown. Last week was all about the Friars. Check out how San Diego made it known that they mean business. That said, let’s get right to it so you can keep planning your bets and place Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Dec. 23rd Edition

This is one of the strangest Major League Baseball off seasons in history. That’s to be expected after a 60-game season that resulted in a World Series win in front of few baseball fans and on a neutral diamond. Check out the latest Major League Baseball news in our weekly update so you can continue planning ahead your bets and Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Dec. 16th Edition

Last week, Major League Baseball continued its slow roll offseason. No big-time free agents signed contracts while no big trade hit the league like the Lance Lynn to Chicago White Sox deal the week before. Check out what happened last week in the U.S. professional baseball league so you can keep planning your bets and place them against our MLB Read More

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MLB Rumors: Mets Add All-Star Catcher James McCann

The New York Mets now have the richest owner in Major League Baseball in Steve Cohen, and the lifelong Mets fan said that the club would start to spend like a big-market team – which it rarely did under previous ownership. Cohen is sticking to his word as New York has signed former White Sox All-Star catcher James McCann to Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Dec. 9th Edition

The Chicago White Sox made a trade for a starter that should help their rotation while the four biggest free agents remain available. Check out the latest Major League Baseball news so you can get all set to make your bets against their MLB odds for the upcoming season.  MLB COVID-19 Update – December 9th Edition 2021 MLB Season When: Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Jan. 20th Edition

The Mets fired their general manager, three pitchers signed contracts, and, yep, the top four free agents are still without contracts. Check out the latest Major League Baseball news so you can continue planning your bets and place them against their MLB odds for the upcoming season.  MLB COVID-19 Update – January 20th Edition 2021 MLB Season When: Thursday, April Read More

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Latest MLB 2021 Betting News & Rumors Jan. 14th Edition

Okay MyBookie MLB betting faithful, with the start of the 2021 MLB regular season set to get underway on April 1, there are still a bunch of rumors and MLB happenings making its way around the league’s landscape. 10 weeks out from Opening Day, let’s find out what’s going on in the big leagues so you can start getting ready Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Jan. 13th Edition

Spring training for Major League Baseball teams start next month and wouldn’t you know it? The top four free agents remain available. A team did make a big time move in the last few days to stamp themselves a World Series contender. Check out the latest baseball news in our MLB update so you can get ready to make your Read More

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) MLB Update – Jan. 6th Edition

Spring training for Major League Baseball begins on Saturday, February 27. That’s less than six weeks from now. By the looks of it, most MLB teams didn’t get the memo. Below, we explain why it seems like nobody knows baseball is about to start it’s preseason next month. Check out the latest Major League Baseball news out there so you Read More

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Latest MLB 2021 Betting News & Rumors Jan. 6th Edition

With the 2021 MLB regular season set to get underway on April 1 with all 30 teams in action, it’s time to take a look at the latest MLB news and rumor across the league’s landscape. While this offseason has been arguably the most uneventful in league history, there are a few notable news-making happenings in recent days that baseball Read More

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MLB Rumors: First Spring Workouts Begin Wednesday in Arizona & Florida

Believe it or not, pitchers and catchers for a handful of teams reported to spring training camps in Arizona and Florida on Tuesday and the first workouts for those players will begin on Wednesday. All teams will have held their first workouts for pitchers and catchers by Friday with position players reporting to most camps on Sunday. Baseball is just Read More

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