Free MLB Baseball Picks

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Doug Upstone - While there might not be much value in betting on the MLB Spring leagues, sports bettors are still smart to pay attention. What can we learn from these matchups, and how can it aid our baseball handicapping skills in the future?
 
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Ron Patrick - The New York Mets have now posted five straight losing seasons, and the odds are pretty good they'll make it six in a row this year. They've lost their young phenom pitcher to injury, and in an effort to replace him signed a 40-year-old who looks like he'd be more at home on a softball field with a beer keg at second base.
 
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Camps are open across the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues, and exhibition games begin in just a few days. And as teams get an early look at what they've got for this year, and get a little more insight as to what they might need, deals begin to be made.

 
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Matthew Jordan - Let's take a look at the MLB futures odds for the Pittsburgh Pirates and how their off-season adjustments translated into any changes from the sportsbooks. Is there value to be found in the Pirates 2014 season?
 
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Some teams thrive under expectations of winning a World Series, while other can wilt with that pressure. That 2013 Washington Nationals fell into that latter category.

 
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Matthew Jordan - For whatever reason, the Indians have been relatively quiet this offseason and could slip back to the AL Central pack unless GM Chris Antonetti has another surprise move up his sleeve.
 
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Matthew Jordan - Spring training is all about optimism as every club, naive or not, believes it can have a winning season. However, if there's even been a Major League Baseball team that has trademarked the phrase "Wait 'Til Next Season," it's the Lovable Losers, the Chicago Cubs.
 
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Matthew Jordan - The Tampa Bay Rays are the envy of every small-market team in the major leagues -- and more than a few rich big-market teams as well. How are the MLB odds shops liking their chances at clinching a title this season?
 
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A different franchise has won the National League East in each of the past three seasons. Can that trend continue in 2014 for MLB picks? Unlikely, considering that the two clubs who haven't won it in that span are the New York Mets and Miami Marlins, and they are likely to be well below .500 again this season.

 
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Matthew Jordan - We take a detailed look at the American League Central division and offer up our thoughts on which team has the best shot at clinching the pennant. Who do the MLB odds favor, and do we believe that the sportsbooks are right with their predictions?