MLB Teams Looking To Spoil Dream Seasons Of Other Teams

Baseball Betting OddsWith the MLB betting season winding down for another year, hardcore handicappers are having a difficult time finding much value. For the first time in nearly five years, every division winner and wild card winner is pretty much set. However, looking closer at the AL West and AL wild card, fans sports betting on the MLB, will see several teams still in the thick of making the price per head playoffs. Today we will be looking at a few teams that have inherited the role of spoiler.

Toronto Blue Jays – The youthful Blue Jays have pretty much been out of the playoff picture since the middle of May. After officially being eliminated from fishing games contention yesterday, the Blue Jays became just another team looking to spoil a team’s shot at the playoffs. In 2010, Toronto found themselves in a similar situation, as they went 12 and four in their final 16 games, including a nine and two record to close out the MLB season.

Last week, the Blue Jays (74-74) took three of four from Boston, before taking two of three from Baltimore. Yesterday, Toronto was killed by Boston 18 to five. However, today they send ace Ricky Romero to the mound against John Lackey. Lackey has been an Achilles heel to any momentum Boston has built this season. With that in mind, a split with Boston and then a series win over the LA Angels later this month, would go along way in spoiling both teams World Series betting chances.

Los Angeles Dodgers – One of the most storied franchises in professional sports, the 2011 edition of the LA Dodgers, houses both an MVP candidate in Matt Kemp and a possible CY Young winner in Clayton Kershaw. Regardless, the Dodgers, who are currently run by the MLB betting , find themselves in the basement of the NL West division. Nevertheless, the Dodgers have embraced the role of spoiler over the last few weeks, as they have hampered the plans of NL wild card hopefuls the St. Louis Cardinals, and 2010 World Series winner the San Francisco Giants.

Despite losing the last two games to the NL West leading Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers have gone 15 and three in their past 18 games. Theoretically, the Dodgers may have a bounce back game in them tonight, as they look to prevent the Diamondbacks from clinching their first division title in nearly five years.

If LA is able to avoid the sweep, they could have a huge influence on the outcome of the NL West division in a couple of weeks, when they face the Giants and the Diamondbacks in back to back series.

Washington Nationals – Considered by many casual and hardcore baseball fans alike to be one of the worst teams in the MLB, the Washington Nationals have a wealth of young talent, that could help them finally contend in the ever daunting NL East. With games against Atlanta and Philadelphia, Washington has a shot at playing spoiler.


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