Geno shifts gears as he turns his attention from the hardfloors of the NCAA to the daimonds of the MLB. Who is Geno adding to his MLB picks tonight, and why is he predicting these outcomes?
Hey if there’s anything we love as Americans it’s baseball,
gambling, and porn, but let’s face it the only real gamble on the third one is
getting it done before the wife comes home so let’s focus on the first
two as we try to start our season off with some winning MLB picks.
The baseball season kicked off for
real yesterday… single night games and ones played in Tokyo just don’t register
in my book and today is the opener for many others so let’s break down my three
favorite MLB betting choices today.
Minnesota Twins at
Yes it’s the 20th anniversary of Camden yards—the
Stadium that started a trend and made baseball an intimate family event
again. Unfortunately, its twenty years later
and the Orioles are no longer the team this stadium was built for. J.J. Hardy now
play shortstop where the great Cal Ripken did back then, and on the mound is not held down by Cy
Young stud Rick Sutcliffe but Jake Arrieta.
Ouch…. I know the O’s returned back to their old logo of the smiling
Oriole but maybe they should have just made their logo a postage stamp because—with
Arrieta as your Ace—they are mailing it in this season. Oh and here’s one more mid season
predication, Nick Markakis and his homeland of Greece will both be under a
different system come July.
New York Yankees at
Tampa Bay Rays
While the winless Miami Marlins get all of the press in Florida,
the Rays are the better of the states two. And while any Boston fan can tell
you the last two times these two teams met the Yankees took a 7-0 lead into the
eighth only to fall 8-7 in twelve, this is a new year and both the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays face a daunting April as both face 15 and 16 games respectively against
teams that are predicted to be playing in October.
C.C. Sabathia takes the mound today with a
0-7 career record against the Rays but did you know that since putting on
pinstripes C.C. is only 2-6 versus the Rays. Perhaps Sabathia—whose focus has been to take out the BoSox needs to
take a lesson from Jeff Irwin the crocodile hunter—just because your famous for
taking out one foe, doesn’t mean the rays won’t kill you.
Tampa Bay Rays +117
Mariners at Oakland A’s
A little late night action to wet your
beak. No one cared about these two teams
when they “opened” the season in Tokyo so why start now. Aside from Ichiro and Felix Hernandez—who is
not starting—it’s Jason Vargas vs. Brandon Mcarthy for Oakland—can you name
anyone on this team? Exactly.
It’s fitting the A’s play in Overstock.com
stadium—because just like the website—it’s filled with stuff nobody wanted. Still I love this McCarthy Kid and Yoenis
Cespedes in his American debut.