The start of baseball season means it’s time for predictions, but we asked our writers to take it a step further heading into Opening Day. The assignment was simple: Find two bets you would make for the 2019 MLB season, with one thing you are certain will happen and a long shot you think could pay off in a big way. Here’s what our baseball experts think will come true.
They have 38 games against two of baseball’s superpowers, the Red Sox and the Yankees, and the Rays could win 90-plus games as well. As the Orioles begin the process of rebuilding, they’ve done almost nothing to upgrade the lineup — wholesale nfl jersey what’s the point, after all — so why would they be 13 wins better than the 47-win team of 2018? A lock. — Buster Olney
There are always over-under win-total bets worth making. The Cubs and Rays over. The Giants and Blue Jays under. None is as sure a thing as the under on Baltimore at 59.5 wins. The Orioles are in a brutal division. They’re in active rebuild mode, nfl jerseys china cheap so any valuable assets will be dealt. They might not be 47-115 bad again, but they won’t be much better. — Jeff Passan
The Astros won their division each of the past two years, and they are basically guaranteed to do so again. The Mariners and the Rangers are rebuilding, the A’s can’t possibly repeat what they did last year and the Angels don’t possess nearly as much talent.where to buy nfl jerseys The Astros are crazy good. — Alden Gonzalez
Six months have passed and I’m still not sure how the A’s won 97 games. They’ll be good again, but not that good. And certainly not as good as Houston. — Eddie Matz
Brewers over 86.5 wins womens nfl jerseys cheap
Think the 2015 Royals or the 2016 Cubs. personalized nfl jerseys Milwaukee has unfinished business, like those teams had the previous seasons. And this isn’t even a World Series prediction — just that the Brewers won’t drop more than nine games off their 96-win total of last year. — Jesse Rogers