MLB betting commodities such as the LA Angels and Cleveland Indians have also been among the biggest MLB baseball wagering losers in the American League.
Few teams entered the 2010 season with bigger hype than the Seattle Mariners, who were a surprise contender in 2009 thanks to an outstanding performance by their pitching staff. Seattle has totally bombed out in 2010, however, as they were the biggest loser on the MLB odds board.
The Mariners gushed red ink both at home and on the road, where they were particularly weak with a mark of 21-45. Seattle ranked a horrific 30th in run production, batting average, and home runs. The anemic offense has made the Mariners a reliable under team, especially at home, where they posted just 23 overs in 70 games.
Not much was expected from the Baltimore Orioles this year and not much was delivered as the O’s were the second biggest loser in the American League with the MLB lines.
New manager Buck Showalter has improved the overall performance of the team since taking over last month but Baltimore still ranked 28th in the big leagues for run production and 26th overall for staff earned run average.
On the positive the Orioles may prove to be a better than expected betting value as a potential spoiler as Showalter will demand maximum effort down the stretch in order to build momentum for next year.
The Los Angeles Angels have consistently been a top contender in the American League before their implosion this year which has made them the third biggest money loser in the AL.
The Angels have long lived by their powerful offense but that has deserted them in 2010 as they ranked 21st in run production while pitching remained ineffective as LA ranked 23rd for staff earned run average. The Angels have been a real bankroll buster at home with a mark of 34-32, which does gamblers no good laying out big money on a favorite.
The Cleveland Indians were the 4th biggest money loser in the American League. The Tribe ranked 25th in MLB betting for both run production and staff earned run average. Cleveland was a poor 29-39 at home and just 26-42 on the road.