JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)

JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)

JD’s Pick & Methodology

After polishing off a nice parlay win yesterday, let’s carry-over that momentum into today’s MLB action.  There are two picks that stand out to me today, the St. Louis Cardinals (“STL”) moneyline and the under in the Oakland Athletics (“A’s”) / Texas Rangers game.  

The Cardinals send their ace Adam Wainwright to the mound against a Houston Astros team, that has struggled against elite pitching this season.  Wainwright, who has posted a quality start in 4 out of his last 5 starts, has limited the long ball at Busch Stadium so far this season.  This could be especially worrisome for an Astros team that generates a majority of its offense via the home run ball.  Adam Wainwright has dominated the Astros his entire career, with a 13-1 record and a gaudy 1.57 ERA (Earned Run Average).  Those numbers are staggering.  While I understand the Astros are a completely different team than they were before being relegated from the NL Central to the AL West, something has to be said for the complete domination evidenced by those numbers. Continue reading “JD’s Vegas MLB Picks (June 15th)”

T2S: Part 2

T2S: Part 2

My handful of loyal visitors, thank you. Let’s capitalize on the positive momentum here.

As is the case with all things great, there is a sequel. Come on did you all really think I was going to leave you hanging there.

So let’s get focused here. The prior article laid out the following observations I made:

  • The Rangers are a really good team but have a glaring hole at the catching position
  • An already iffy situation became worse, with Robinson Chirinos now out long-term
  • There are common traits amongst championship winners, catching is one
  • Lack of organizational depth at the catcher position

Continue reading “T2S: Part 2”

Texas Two-Step (T2S)

Texas Two-Step (T2S)

You could make an argument that there is no team more complete, from top to bottom, than the Texas Rangers.  Boasting a deep and versatile lineup, the Rangers match-up well at the plate against left-handers and right-handers alike.  How’d you like to face a potential staff of Hamels, Darvish and Holland in a playoff series?  Throw in a deep farm system with pro-ready talent and its easy to see why the Rangers are a popular pick to win the World Series. Continue reading “Texas Two-Step (T2S)”