Sports book gambling excitement was building last summer as the South Siders were in the thick of the online sports gambling playoff race before collapsing down the stretch. Chicago entered the 2010 sports book gambling season as something of a question mark.
Many gamblers consider the White Sox to be a potential sleeper team with plenty of potential for hidden board value. Other handicappers, however, consider the White Sox as an underachieving team that is not as good as advertised and a team that they have grown tired of getting burned with.
Chicago lost 4 out of their first 5 sports book gambling matchups of the season and was ranked near the bottom of the big leagues for run production, which wasted a strong effort from the pitching staff that had compiled the 4th best earned run average in all of baseball.
To add to the bad sports book gambling vibes from the White Sox is the fact that those first 5 games were also played at home.
The top batting average of the full time players was a modest .267 from Carlos Quentin. Quentin is emblematic of the White Sox and how they frustrate baseball betting handicappers with their unfulfilled potential.
Quentin had a monster 2008 season in which he hit .288 with 36 home runs and 100 runs batted in but faded to 2009 numbers of .236 with 21 home runs and 56 runs batted in.
Controversial seven-year manager Ozzie Guillen is already under fire for how he is using his lineup and game time strategy decisions. He has quickly emerged with one of the hottest seats in sports book gambling.
Guillen remained his defiant self saying, “If you don’t like the way I’m managing the club, be a Cub fan or talk about something else. I’m not going to tell people why I do stuff, what I did.”
Guillen is determined to turn the White Sox sports book gambling fortunes around.
“I want my team to be hated. Not because of the way we play but because we want to be good.”