as declared in You can’t win half a baseball game (unless you are a 2002 All-Star), so you must choose a side.
Just five outperformed (Cubs, Rangers) or underperformed (Diamondbacks, Rays, Twins) their projections by 10 wins or more.
But spring training is up and running, and sports books, as monitored by OddsShark.com, have concurrently released this season’s set of over/under win totals.
Last year, more than half of major league teams—16 of them—finished within five wins of the predicted total the town’s bookies made for them six months earlier.
Of course, you probably shouldn’t act on any of them—particularly if you’re an owner of peckish poultry.
as informed in Veteran infieder Brett Lawrie might not be out of work for long after being released by the Chicago White Sox over the weekend.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Tampa Bay Rays are “intrigued” by Lawrie’s right-handed bat and will “at least look into” a possible deal for the 27-year-old.
ESPN’s Jim Bowden lists the Rays, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays as clubs that are interested in Lawrie.
Lawrie hit .248/.310/.413 as the primary second baseman for the White Sox last season and agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal in December, avoiding arbitration.
The Mets could be looking for an extra infielder given the uncertain health status of third baseman David Wright.
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How MLB teams could move away from the five-man rotation.
A four-man rotation would seemingly limit overall earning power, and so it’s not an arrangement that would be easily embraced.
“When I first went to Arizona [in 1998], we were going to try to go to a four-man rotation,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
To have a six-man rotation, you first must possess six healthy and effective Major League pitchers.
“The other thing is a six-man rotation is very taxing on your bullpen.
But a four-man rotation would allow teams to potentially take the relief evolution even further with nine-man bullpens that allow for aggressive hooks and more of a matchup mindset.
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