Gambling in sports news began with a big splash from the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies who maintained their sports book gambling status as NL chalks. The one gambling in sports weakness of the Phillies, it was generally acknowledged, was their pitching staff but they will enter the 2010 sports book gambling season with one of the top starters in all of baseball after acquiring Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Halladay is coming off one of the finest online sports gambling seasons in his gambling in sports career as he was 17-10 with a 2.79 earned run average. In fact, it was Halladay’s third best earned run average since his rookie gambling in sports season of 1999.
Since becoming a regular gambling in sports starter with the Blue Jays in 2002 Halladay has stayed below the 3.71 mark for earned run average in all but two gambling in sports seasons. He is also a two-time 20-game winner which is a rare achievement in this gambling in sports era of specialization and relief pitching.
Left hand reliever Billy Wagner has signed with the Atlanta Braves after successfully completing Tommy John surgery last year. Wagner allowed just 3 earned runs in 15 innings of work after surgery last season. Wagner had three successful gambling in sports seasons as the Mets closet from 2006-2008.
Somehow the Milwaukee Brewers won 80 games last year with one of the worst pitching rotations in the game. That should turn around this year and a big reason why is the acquisition of Randy Wolf from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wolf was 11-7 last year with a tidy 3.23 earned run average while showing endurance with 214 innings of work.
Wolf has kept his earned run average at 3.57 or better the past two seasons. Brad Penny is expected to bolster the St. Louis Cardinals rotation after arriving from San Francisco where he went 4-1 with a 2.59 earned run average. He had a back-to-back 16-win seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006-2007.