View Full Version : USA Today 2nd half preview and some odds.

07-13-2006, 08:36 AM
Find it all here: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/nl/2006-07-13-nl-lookahead_x.htm

Reds capsule:

•Schedule: After losing eight of nine before the break, the Reds could use some patsies on the schedule. Instead, here come the improved Rockies and the NL-best Mets. Both are visiting Great American Ball Park, which hasn't provided much comfort for Cincinnati (20-22 at home, 25-22 on the road).

•Keep an eye on: Right-hander Bronson Arroyo. The All-Star became an instant hit in Cincinnati with his effective pitching and even a powerful bat. He's had two rough outings in a row, though, and the Reds rotation doesn't have the depth to make up for many struggles by its ace.

•Buy or sell: The additions of starter Joe Mays and reliever Eddie Guardado smack of desperation, but the Reds have little choice. GM Wayne Krivsky wants to show fans that, after a decade out of the playoffs, Cincinnati can at least contend until the end.

Interesting odds:


David Ortiz, Red Sox 5:1
Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 5:1
Jim Thome, White Sox 6:1
Jermaine Dye, White Sox 7:1
Derek Jeter, Yankees 12:1
Jason Giambi, Yankees 12:1

Albert Pujols, Cardinals 1:1
David Wright, Mets 3:1
Lance Berkman 6:1
Miguel Cabrera 10:1
Nomar Garciaparra 13:1
Ryan Howard 15:1

AL batting title
Joe Mauer, Twins 1:1
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 3:1
Derek Jeter, Yankees 10:1
Gary Matthews, Rangers 20:1

NL batting title
Nomar Garciaparra, Dodgers 4:1
Miguel Cabrera, Marlins 7:1
Matt Holliday, Rockies 10:1
Freddy Sanchez, Pirates 12:1

AL Cy Young
Johan Santana, Twins 2:1
Roy Halladay, Blue Jays 3:1
Francisco Liriano, Twins 5:1
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 8:1
Jeremy Bonderman, Tigers 10:1

NL Cy Young
Chris Carpenter, Cardinals 3:1
Pedro Martinez, Mets 4:1
Brandon Webb, D-backs 5:1
Jason Schmidt, Giants 5:1
Bronson Arroyo, Reds 8:1

AL Rookie
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 1:4
Francisco Liriano, Twins 1:1
Joel Zumaya, Tigers 10:1

NL Rookie
Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals 1:2
Prince Fielder, Brewers 1:1
Dan Uggla, Marlins 2:1
Josh Johnson, Marlins 3:1

Odds against winning World Series
White Sox 3:1
Mets 4:1
Yankees 5:1
Red Sox 5:1
Cardinals 6:1
Tigers 8:1
Astros 12:1
Athletics 12:1
Dodgers 15:1
Diamondbacks 20:1
Rangers 20:1
Angels 30:1
Blue Jays 30:1
Giants 30:1
Padres 30:1
Mariners 50:1
Rockies 50:1
Braves 100:1
Reds 100:1
Brewers 1,000:1
Phillies 1,000:1
Twins 1,000:1
Nationals 5,000:1
Indians 100,000:1
Orioles 200,000:1
Cubs 2 million:1
Marlins 50 million:1
Devil Rays 1 billion:1
Pirates 1 trillion:1
Royals 5 trillion:1

Royals 5 trillion:1!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "So you're saying there's a chance!!!"

07-13-2006, 08:41 AM
Royals 5 trillion:1!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "So you're saying there's a chance!!!"


07-13-2006, 08:47 AM
I can't believe the Reds odds are that much better than the Brewers

07-13-2006, 09:23 AM
I can't believe the Reds odds are that much better than the Brewers

The brewers have been the model of incosistency all year. The reds have been hot or cold but Milwaukee is almost schizophrenic.

Johnny Footstool
07-13-2006, 09:46 AM
AL Rookie
Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 1:4


I believe that's called a "lock."

max venable
07-13-2006, 10:23 AM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Also, we've got the same odds as the Braves of winning the WS. If you'd have told me that when the season began I would have said, "I'll take it."