Tampa Bay Rays are +2100 at 5Dimes (Feb 14, 2012)

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Those who enjoy investing in season-long futures with an eye towards Solid Hedge positions come October might be wise to take a really long look at this one and start getting some serious $$ in play

Presuming reasonably good health, the TB Rays will have the best pitching staff in the American League.

And for those who justifiably note their past couple seasons of lower ranked offense, it's likely we can count on them being much more consistent offensively at LF, RF, 3B, SS, with 1B & DH turning in as many as 40+ more HRs than last years combined 1B/DH combo of Kotchman/Damon
 

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Those who enjoy investing in season-long futures with an eye towards Solid Hedge positions come October might be wise to take a really long look at this one and start getting some serious $$ in play

Presuming reasonably good health, the TB Rays will have the best pitching staff in the American League.

And for those who justifiably note their past couple seasons of lower ranked offense, it's likely we can count on them being much more consistent offensively at LF, RF, 3B, SS, with 1B & DH turning in as many as 40+ more HRs than last years combined 1B/DH combo of Kotchman/Damon

Damn, seems like i missed this one yesterday. It's off the board now! =(
 

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Still the same +2100 on 5Dimes > MLB > Futures > World Series
 

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Feb 27 update

5Dimes - Rays win World Series +2300
 

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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120814&content_id=36660522&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb


08/14/12 10:00 AM ET

MLB Notebook: Rays' pitchers on great stretch

By*Roger Schlueter*/*MLB.com

In 1986, Astros pitcher Mike Scott put together one of those seasons that shine just a little more vividly and with just a little more intensity than most others. That year, Scott led the National League in nine categories, including ERA (2.22), innings (275 1/3), hits per nine (5.95) and K's per nine (10.0).
Before his season, the only pitchers to qualify for the ERA title and finish with a K rate at or above 10 and a hit rate below six had been Sam McDowell, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan. It was just a remarkably dominant, enthralling season.

Over their past 29 games (since the start of the second half of the 2012 season), the Tampa Bay Rays have been impersonating Mike Scott almost perfectly. In 271 2/3 innings, the team ERA is 2.29, the team hit rate stands at 6.33 per nine innings, and the team strikeout rate is at 9.1. Interestingly enough, the Rays' awe-inspiring run of pitching has worked out to about the same winning percentage as the one experienced by Scott: in 1986, the right-hander was 18-10, while the 2012 Rays are 18-11.

The Rays won their seventh consecutive game, beating the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday. Tampa Bay's 2.29 team ERA in the second half of the season is tops in the Majors, with the Braves owning the second-best mark at 3.14. The Rays own the best record among the American League's non-division-leading teams.

Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning and picked up his 37th save while lowering his ERA to 0.82. Entering 2012, Rodney's ERA over the past five seasons was 4.42, in 266 2/2 innings.
 

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