MLB Predictions for September 2, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 9-6 SU (60%)
In 2013: 1130-904 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for September 2, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 38% 2 +185
Braves 62% 4 -200
Cardinals 49% 3 +105
Reds 51% 4 -115
Pirates 48% 3 -124
Brewers 52% 4 +114
Marlins 41% 3 +136
Cubs 59% 4 -146
Giants 39% 3 +145
Padres 61% 4 -155
Dodgers 60% 4 -190
Rockies 40% 3 +180
Nationals 51% 3 -117
Phillies 49% 2 +107
White Sox 37% 3 +132
Yankees 63% 5 -142
Tigers 43% 4 +120
Red Sox 57% 5 -130
Mariners 56% 4 -113
Royals 44% 3 +103
Twins 51% 4 -120
Astros 49% 3 +110
Orioles 38% 3 +130
Indians 62% 5 -140
Rangers 41% 4 -110
A’s 59% 5 +100
Rays 58% 4 -125
Angels 42% 3 +115
Blue Jays 44% 4 +147
Diamondbacks 56% 5 -157

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-Atlanta Braves over New York Mets

-New York Yankees over Chicago White Sox

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Photo by Ed Corch

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MLB Predictions for September 1, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 8-7 SU (53%)
In 2013: 1121-898 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for September 1, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Cardinals 51% 5 -112
Pirates 49% 4 +102
Phillies 46% 3 +104
Cubs 54% 4 -114
Reds 49% 4 -120
Rockies 51% 5 +110
Padres 36% 2 +200
Dodgers 64% 4 -230
Giants 39% 3 +145
Diamondbacks 61% 5 -165
Marlins 35% 2 +200
Braves 65% 4 -230
Mets 49% 3 +123
Nationals 51% 4 -133
Indians 45% 4 +150
Tigers 55% 5 -170
Royals 57% 4 -139
Blue Jays 43% 3 +129
Orioles 52% 5 +115
Yankees 48% 4 -125
White Sox 27% 3 +200
Red Sox 73% 6 -230
Mariners 55% 4 -140
Astros 45% 3 +120
Twins 42% 3 +180
Rangers 58% 4 -200
Rays 48% 3 -108
A’s 52% 4 -102
Angels 44% 3 +110
Brewers 56% 4 -120

Our FREE MLB Picks for September 1, 2013:

-Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres

-Boston Red Sox over Chciago White Sox

-Arizona Diamondbacks over San Francisco Giants

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MLB Predictions for August 31, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 8-7 SU (53%)
In 2013: 1113-891 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for August 31, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Phillies 56% 4 -138
Cubs 44% 3 +128
Mets 48% 3 +137
Nationals 52% 4 -147
Cardinals 46% 4 +112
Pirates 54% 5 -122
Marlins 35% 2 +205
Braves 65% 4 -220
Reds 49% 4 -125
Rockies 51% 5 +115
Giants 44% 4 +121
Diamondbacks 56% 5 -131
Padres 42% 3 +137
Dodgers 58% 4 -147
Royals 52% 5 +117
Blue Jays 48% 4 -127
Orioles 51% 5 +108
Yankees 49% 4 -118
Indians 43% 4 +168
Tigers 57% 5 -178
White Sox 31% 3 +195
Red Sox 69% 6 -210
Mariners 49% 4 -112
Astros 51% 5 +102
Twins 35% 4 +210
Rangers 65% 6 -225
Rays 45% 3 +108
A’s 55% 4 -118
Angels 46% 4 +129
Brewers 54% 5 -139

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 31, 2013:

-Boston Red Sox over Chicago White Sox

-Texas Rangers over Minnesota Twins

-Atlanta Braves over Miami Marlins

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MLB Predictions for August 30, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 6-4 SU (6-%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for August 30, 2013:

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TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Phillies 46% 3 +107
Cubs 54% 4 -117
Cardinals 47% 3 +110
Pirates 53% 4 -120
Mets 45% 2 +165
Nationals 55% 3 -180
Marlins 52% 3 +130
Braves 48% 2 -140
Reds 51% 5 -140
Rockies 49% 4 +130
Giants 52% 5 +115
Diamondbacks 48% 4 -125
Padres 38% 2 +180
Dodgers 62% 4 -200
Indians 41% 4 +140
Tigers 59% 5 -150
Royals 52% 5 -105
Blue Jays 48% 4 -105
Orioles 44% 4 +120
Yankees 56% 5 -130
White Sox 34% 3 +165
Red Sox 66% 5 -185
Twins 28% 3 +250
Rangers 72% 6 -300
Mariners 46% 4 -110
Astros 54% 5 +100
Rays 49% 2 -120
A’s 51% 3 +110
Angels 53% 4 -125
Brewers 47% 3 +115

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 30, 2013:

-Boston Red Sox over Chicago White Sox

-Texas Rangers over Minnesota Twins

-Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres

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MLB Predictions for August 29, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 9-6 SU (60%)
In 2013: 1099-880 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for August 29, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Phillies 42% 3 +113
Mets 58% 4 -123
Marlins 35% 3 +205
Nationals 65% 5 -220
Brewers 39% 3 +145
Pirates 61% 4 -155
A’s 32% 4 +165
Tigers 68% 6 -175
Angels 42% 3 +125
Rays 58% 4 -145
Royals 55% 4 -125
Twins 45% 3 +105
Orioles 41% 4 +145
Red Sox 59% 6 -155
Mariners 51% 6 -145
Astros 49% 5 +125
Indians 44% 3 +130
Braves 56% 4 -150

Our FREE MLB Pick for August 29, 2013:

-Washington Nationals over Miami Marlins

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MLB Predictions for August 28, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 6-9 SU (40%)
In 2013: 1090-874 SU (55%)

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MLB Predictions for August 28, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Cubs 42% 3 +205
Dodgers 58% 5 -220
Marlins 35% 3 +215
Nationals 65% 5 -230
Brewers 48% 3 +143
Pirates 52% 4 -153
Phillies 60% 4 -157
Mets 40% 3 +147
Reds 43% 4 +142
Cardinals 57% 5 -152
Giants 51% 4 -106
Rockies 49% 3 -104
Padres 44% 4 +154
Diamondbacks 56% 5 -164
Rangers 38% 3 +118
Mariners 62% 4 -128
A’s 46% 5 +155
Tigers 54% 6 -165
Yankees 52% 5 -135
Blue Jays 48% 4 +125
Orioles 38% 4 +144
Red Sox 62% 5 -154
Angels 34% 3 +155
Rays 66% 5 -165
Royals 53% 5 -118
Twins 47% 4 +108
Astros 41% 3 +190
White Sox 59% 4 -205
Indians 45% 3 +109
Braves 55% 4 -119

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 28, 2013:

-Tampa Bay Rays over Los Angeles Angels

-Washington Nationals over Miami Marlins

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MLB Predictions for August 27, 2013

 

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Yesterday: 5-5 SU (50%)
In 2013: 1084-865 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for August 27, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Marlins 42% 4 +150
Nationals 58% 5 -160
Brewers 37% 3 +133
Pirates 63% 4 -143
Phillies 46% 3 +120
Mets 54% 4 -130
Reds 51% 4 -109
Cardinals 49% 3 -101
Giants 45% 4 +112
Rockies 55% 5 -122
Padres 51% 5 -101
Diamondbacks 49% 4 -101
Cubs 21% 2 +250
Dodgers 79% 5 -280
Yankees 47% 4 -113
Blue Jays 53% 5 +103
A’s 42% 4 +175
Tigers 58% 5 -185
Angels 47% 4 +117
Rays 53% 5 -127
Orioles 41% 4 +119
Red Sox 59% 5 -129
Royals 52% 5 -144
Twins 48% 4 +134
Astros 38% 4 +182
White Sox 62% 5 -192
Rangers 47% 3 -105
Mariners 53% 4 -105
Indians 37% 4 +125
Braves 63% 5 -135

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 27, 2013:

-Los Angeles Dodgers over Chicago Cubs

-Atlanta Braves over Cleveland Indians

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Why is a Lifetime Ban so Wrong?

 

by Derek Franks

There is a facet of baseball logic that I will never understand. It’s as if I’m trying to translate some foreign language— taking something that doesn’t make sense and trying to put it into comprehensible terms.

We don’t ban the cheaters.

When a convicted murderer goes to jail, that person goes there for two reasons: 1) to be punished and 2) so that he or she can’t do it again.

In Major League Baseball, when a player cheats the system and obtains an unfair advantage over others, they get a little slap on the wrist and then get to play again.

When they cheat gain, they get a slightly tougher suspension and then they get to play again.

Perhaps most sickening, is that no matter what, they will get millions upon millions of dollars before they get caught. And they will get millions upon millions after they are caught. So think about that for a second. If you are a professional athlete, and you can be perceived as having a whole lot of talent, earn a whole lot of money, and only receive minor penalties if they find you out, (and then return to making a whole of lot of money after those penalties) what is there to deter you from taking performance enhancing drugs?

A better question, what is there to stop you from doing it?

In a rapidly evolving world of professional sports, where money and fame seems to be more pertinent to players than teams, championships and playing for the fanbases and communities, these athletes are not only not discouraged to cheat, they are invited to do so.

This is not to say that a large majority of MLB players are taking performance-enhancing drugs, because I’d like to think that somewhere in pro sports there is still a shade of morality and consciences out there. This is, however, to say that the league’s stipulations are not only too weak, but they are truly 100 percent ineffective.

Very simply put, I blame major league baseball for not doing enough.

For some strange reason, despite there seemingly being a significant amount of support for much harsher penalties for these violators—from both fans and players alike—, it is virtually taboo for those in baseball headquarters to discuss. Perhaps people of the likes of commissioner Bud Selig fear the ultimate worse case scenario: that the leagues brightest stars all eventually get caught and then the game becomes void of any star power to market itself with. After all, players like Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Ryan Braun were once the faces of the league, faces that were the essence of the MLB brand.

But perhaps there too is another reason: maybe the league knows that its big name players probably do cheat and a very harsh penalty for such violations would actually encourage its players to stop taking performance enhancing drugs, leading to a decline of homeruns, grand slams, no-hitters and perfect games that sell tickets. There’s no secret that baseball sells more tickets to the games with a superstar pitcher scheduled or a team with a big time slugger rolls through town.

Furthermore, baseball fails to recognize how bad it is for the league’s image to have a constantly revolving door of investigations that lead to suspensions of its players for cheating. Trust me, if the league knew how truly bad it looks, they would have done something by now.

Yes, they plead both ignorance and arrogance here.

Whatever the reason, the league refuses to alter its stipulations, choosing to release strictly worded statements like “It will not be tolerated” whether than actually laying down strict penalties. They choose to go passive aggressive, in a time when a more aggressive approach is clearly needed. Apparently their schoolteachers never taught them a simple phrase: show don’t tell.

Because of this, players will continue to cheat, no matter how loud the call is for baseball to rid itself of this despicable behavior. Unfortunately, the punishments that are currently the standard are not enough. When these violations carry such implications for the game, the 50-game suspension is far too little.

So now I will say the inevitable. I will now state what is likely the most obvious thing on the face of the planet that still somehow escapes the league’s front office; what will guarantee that no one ever cheats again; what will guarantee that no one tests the system even once; what I’ve been waiting this entire article to say:

All players who are caught taking performance-enhancing drugs should be banned from the league on first offense.

Why, I ask, is that so wrong?

It’s not wrong. It’s the solution.

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MLB Predictions for August 26, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 7-8 SU (47%)
In 2013: 1079-860 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for August 26, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Reds 42% 4 +102
Cardinals 58% 5 -112
Phillies 48% 2 -125
Mets 52% 3 +115
Giants 38% 4 +150
Rockies 62% 6 -160
Padres 42% 3 +130
Diamondbacks 58% 4 -140
Cubs 22% 2 +220
Dodgers 78% 5 -260
A’s 47% 4 +155
Tigers 53% 5 -165
Yankees 52% 5 +100
Blue Jays 48% 4 -110
Astros 44% 4 +140
White Sox 56% 5 -150
Rangers 49% 4 -129
Mariners 51% 5 +119
Rays 47% 4 -120
Royals 53% 5 +110

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 26, 2013:

-Los Angeles Dodgers over Chicago Cubs

-Colorado Rockies over San Francisco Giants

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Photo by Brian Landis
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MLB Predictions for August 25, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: 9-6 SU (60%)
In 2013: 1072-852 SU (56%)

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MLB Predictions for August 25, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Brewers 34% 3 +179
Reds 66% 5 -189
Rockies 52% 4 -107
Marlins 48% 3 -103
Diamondbacks 55% 5 -142
Phillies 45% 4 +132
Braves 39% 4 +121
Cardinals 61% 6 -131
Pirates 58% 4 -134
Giants 42% 3 +124
Cubs 35% 3 +137
Padres 65% 5 -147
Twins 32% 3 +154
Indians 68% 5 -164
A’s 46% 4 +113
Orioles 54% 5 -123
Yankees 41% 4 +126
Rays 59% 5 -136
Blue Jays 54% 5 -137
Astros 46% 4 +127
Rangers 60% 6 -150
White Sox 40% 5 +140
Angels 56% 4 -127
Mariners 44% 3 +117
Tigers 46% 4 -138
Mets 54% 5 +128
Nationals 42% 3 +114
Royals 58% 4 -124
Red Sox 42% 4 -105
Dodgers 58% 5 -105

Our FREE MLB Picks for August 25, 2013:

-Cincinnati Reds over Milwaukee Brewers

-San Diego Padres over Chicago Cubs

-Cleveland Indians over Minnesota Twins

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