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Old 05-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Baseball Longshot Teams: Any Predictions???

This is to all you Baseball fans - last year I was looking through the odds on the World Series and was going to bet $100.00 on Tampa Bay to NOT win the series BUT get into the series. It was 65 to 1 which means I would have won $ 6500.00!!!! I should never have listened to a "friend" who scoffed at the pick and talked me out of it. Damn. Anyway, anyone here got any longshot predictions? Is there a Tampa Bay's of 2009 out there anywhere? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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If Greinke continues pitching out of his mind, I wouldn't be surprise to see the upstart Kansas City Royals make some noise.
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I'm gonna go with the Expos.
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Don't count out the repeat.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:07 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if I would call the Cubs or the Phillies a "longshot"

I'm pretty sure everyone in the world picked the Cubs to at least win their division...which I personally think they will do. And the Phillies are returning practically their entire roster from a World Series championship team. So, yeah...not "longshots." But I admire your guys' loyalty.
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Repeats are always longshots.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:33 AM   #8
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I'm gonna go with the Expos.
After my compliment of your 'Hawks in the NHL thread, I would have expected better treatment from you. This was totally uncalled for, not to mention hurtful.




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Looking at PECOTA projections and current prices on Bodog, the Brewers at 18:1 and Dodgers (with Manny out for 50 games) at 4:1 look like the only reasonable plays.
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What about the Blow Jays?
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What about the Blow Jays?
Toronto has only played 4 games in the AL East so far, 3 against the Oreos and one against New York, so their record is a bit inflated right now. Doesn't look like a good bet to me.
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i think the Brewers have a legitimate chance. no, their pitching isn't spectacular, but if Parra keeps improving, him and Gallardo would make a strong 1-2 punch at the top of the rotation. if the other starters can go .500, then the Brew Crew are prime to make some noise.

did i mention that they league the NL in home runs?
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Odds to win the 2009 World Series All wagers have action. Singles only. Max $500
Arizona Diamondbacks
35/1

Atlanta Braves
30/1

Baltimore Orioles
200/1

Boston Red Sox
5/1

Chicago Cubs
8/1

Chicago White Sox
30/1

Cincinnati Reds
50/1

Cleveland Indians
45/1

Colorado Rockies
80/1

Detroit Tigers
25/1

Florida Marlins
20/1

Houston Astros
150/1

Kansas City Royals
25/1

Los Angeles Angels
18/1

Los Angeles Dodgers
10/1

Milwaukee Brewers
35/1

Minnesota Twins
35/1

New York Mets
10/1

New York Yankees
11/2

Oakland Athletics
40/1

Philadelphia Phillies
14/1

Pittsburgh Pirates
150/1

San Diego Padres
80/1

San Francisco Giants
40/1

Seattle Mariners
40/1

St Louis Cardinals
14/1

Tampa Bay Rays
20/1

Texas Rangers
30/1

Toronto Blue Jays
25/1

Washington Nationals
500/1


Odds to win the 2009 American League Championship All wagers have action. Singles only. Max $500
Baltimore Orioles
125/1

Boston Red Sox
5/2

Chicago White Sox
18/1

Cleveland Indians
22/1

Detroit Tigers
14/1

Kansas City Royals
12/1

Los Angeles Angels
9/1

Minnesota Twins
16/1

New York Yankees
11/4

Oakland Athletics
22/1

Seattle Mariners
20/1

Tampa Bay Rays
9/1

Texas Rangers
16/1

Toronto Blue Jays
12/1


Odds to win the 2009 National League Championship All wagers have action.
Arizona Diamondbacks
20/1

Atlanta Braves
16/1

Chicago Cubs
7/2

Cincinnati Reds
20/1

Colorado Rockies
50/1

Florida Marlins
10/1

Houston Astros
80/1

Los Angeles Dodgers
4/1

Milwaukee Brewers
18/1

New York Mets
9/2

Philadelphia Phillies
6/1

Pittsburgh Pirates
75/1

San Diego Padres
50/1

San Francisco Giants
30/1

St. Louis Cardinals
7/1

Washington Nationals
500/1
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Based on those odds, the teams to consider are:
Toronto
Detroit
St. Louis
Cincinnati
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