Sunday, July 26, 2009

2nd half Miracle?

I know I stated in my previous post that please don't take me seriously if I am talking about one of my teams. However, in this case I might have to make an exception. The Mets salvaged a 4 and 6 road trip today by taking 2 out of 3 from the Astros. Yes it was Brian Moehler pitching so they were going to score some runs. However, I do like what I am seeing from Angel Pagan and Luis Castillo of all people. Jeff Francoeur has finally taken the 1st pitch and the results show with the RBI's he's gotten over the weekend. They maybe 7.5 games out of the wildcard with 7 teams in front of them but there are stiil 2 months to be played. And with the 2nd easiest schedule in the 2nd half as well as some of their players coming back I was thinking of how a miracle can happen the rest of this summer. Three things must happen if they are to make the miracle happen:

1)They turn Citi-Field into a fortess:
A winning percentage of .700 is required at home the rest of the way. They have to take advantage of this schedule and win a lot of games, especially at home.
2) Reyes and Beltran have to return and produce:
Their line-up could look something like: Reyes, Castillo, Wright, Beltran, Francoeur, Murphy, Pagan, Santos. The Outfield will finally look like a decent one with defensively and offensively.
3) The teams ahead of them come back to the pack:
Rockies have been high for sometime now, hope they hold back. Giants lack of offense catches up to them. Brewers just collapse, Astros get old, and the teams in their division they have to beat.

If these three things happen come the last week of the season they won't be the ones in the position to choke, but have history repeat itself on the 40th Anniversary of their 1st title.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Welcome all prognosticators!

This is my first post and I would like to tell you a little about myself and what I want this blog to show.

First: I am an avid sports fan with my teams being the Mets, Knicks, Jets, and Arsenal FC. So therefore, I will rarely post pics about them because of my bias and if I do please take it with a grain of salt.

Second: I am in no way encouraging people to get into sports betting, this can be something fun but also very dangerous if you do not what you are doing. So if you look at my picks and you don't understand why one team has numbers such as (+7.5 or -7.5) or (-300 or +250) next to it, please do not read further.

Third: My picks will be based on the lines provided on Obviously lines might change but if you are betting you know you're playing whatever the line is at the time so adjust accordingly.

Finally: My main picks will be on Football(NFL) and Soccer(EPL, La Liga, SERIE A) in the fall. I will have NBA and some College basketball later in the year. I may even throw in some baseball before then but its too much of a crapshoot for me. I will give periodic pics except during football season where I will try to get everything in on a Friday followed by a review on Monday.

I hope to hear feedback on any of my picks because this is all done in fun, not to be taken too seriously.