World Series 2019: Dodgers and Astros Are the Favorites On Betting Futures
We already spent the first quarter of the campaign and the teams seem to fit into a few groups of contenders. First, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros have started the season better than any other team.
Much has been said about the great season of Cody Bellinger and the support he has received from the likes of Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, and Justin Turner, but the pitching has not received the same praise, and also deserves it. Clayton Kershaw, Hyun Jin Ryu, and Walker Buehler have been intractable this season.
With a lighted lineup and such a solid rotation, Astros set the pace in the National League
Astros have the same stars that took them to the championship a couple of years ago. José Altuve, George Springer, and Alex Bregman lead an explosive attack. Like Californians, Houston has an efficient rotation.
A couple of years ago, both novenas gave us one of the best world series of which we can remember. Maybe they can give us a series of that level again.
Behind them, there is a second level of contenders that could reach the elite teams with a little fortune or playing their best baseball. But it’s a little lower where everything gets very interesting.
Among the last teams that have the wild cards and practically the following six teams per League, there are a few games of difference. This season looks to have one of the best races for wild cards in recent years.
The Big Papi Legacy
Before starting with the purely sporting, it was reported that David Ortiz was injured in a nightclub in his native Dominican Republic. Ortiz was an important part of the Boston Red Sox that broke with the “Curse of the Bambino”.
But the importance of the Dominican was not limited to the diamond. Ortiz, one of the best hitters in the history of the Red Sox, was a source of inspiration after the attacks of the Boston Marathon in 2013.
His message and support for the community made him an icon for the entire region. We hope you get well soon. Now, let’s go with baseball.
The Red Sox To The Load?
After an inconsistent start to the season, the Red Sox seem to have found their way, however, they do not seem to be 100 percent yet. It’s true at least that Chris Sale is already in his best form again, but the team itself seems lethargic. The offense, one of the best of the Major Leagues last year, has been efficient, but not spectacular.
However, the biggest problem has been pitching. The starters have battled, not only Sale, but the bullpen is just a long way from the elite of the big leagues.
Boston still has time to find answers, and if Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez return to last year’s form, the lineup will be able to support a pitching staff whose success remains in doubt.
All together in The Middle
As explained above, there are two teams that currently mark the passage in the Grand Tent, the Dodgers, and the Astros. Another small group of contenders looks like they could squeeze them at the top of the table. Among them, the Twins, Yankees, Rays, and Cubs stand out. After them, it’s a real race between a horde of teams.
As we mentioned, the Red Sox do not find the way that took them to the world title. The Oakland Athletics are dangerous and you can expect an upward trend, but may not reach them with the talent they have. The Texas Rangers have surprised and are a team to take into account in the race for wild cards.
In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers have some spectacular players, but they can not keep pace. The Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies seem capable of winning a series to the best teams … to then be swept by one of the worst. Maybe the Atlanta Braves or New York Mets are able to take advantage of the good time they live, but it looks complicated.