Gambling in sports fans saw the Seattle Mariners emerge in the 2009 sports book gambling season as a contender with one of the best pitching staffs in the game. Seattle is looking to be even better for the 2010 gambling in sports season as they acquired left hand starter Cliff Lee from the Philadelphia Phillies, which instantly makes the Mariners a sports book gambling co-favorite in the American League West Division with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who were last year’s online sports gambling champion of the AL West.
Lee was 7-4 with the Phillies in the 2009 gambling in sports season with a 3.39 earned run average after coming to them from the Cleveland Indians midway through the year. Lee had a stellar gambling in sports playoff performance last year as he went 4-0 with a phenomenal 1.56 earned run average.
In the 2008 gambling in sports season Lee went 22-3 at Cleveland with a 2.54 earned run average. No wonder Seattle fans are demanding playoff tickets already and gambling in sports futures wagers are loading up with the Mariners.
Another key gambling in sports pickup was right hand starter John Lackey going to the Boston Red Sox after a stellar eight year run with the Angels. Lackey was 11-8 last year with a 3.83 earned run average.
Since the 2005 gambling in sports season Lackey has been one of the most consistent starters in the game with an ERA never above 4.00 and with no losing seasons. His best year was in 2007 when he went 19-9 with a 3.01 ERA.
Boston imploded last year with a pitching staff that ranked 15th in earned run average which wasted a strong offensive lineup that ranked third in run production. It is hoped that Lackey will lead a staff turnaround.
As if they weren’t already loaded the New York Yankees acquired right hand starter Javier Vazquez from the Atlanta Braves. Vasquez was 15-10 last year with a 2.87 earned run average and struck out 238 batters in 219 innings of work.