Most MLB Team Losses Odds in 2019
It is far too easy to poke fun at the baseball situation in Baltimore. Furthermore the bookmakers return on the Orioles losing the most games in 2019 doesn’t offer much of an ROI. At least not at most Vegas and Offshore sportsbooks. Reverse Major League Baseball “future engineering” is an option when examining the MLB proposition of Most MLB Team Losses in 2019.
The following outline isn’t eloquent nor kind to a trio of franchises in the American League Central. Also what the fan faithful in Oriolesville are calling the America’s Pastime is plain and simple Double-A ball. Without pulling a punch, or four, the Baltimore Orioles were an embarrassment a year ago. If one takes a moment from their disposable internet time and examines the Orioles lineups this past September my assessment of being an embarrassment is in truth kind.
The Orioles Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds, Aberdeen IronBirds nor GCL Orioles offer any immediate prospects. As a result the O’s lost 115 games last summer and did so with Manny Machado playing in nearly 100 games. The club entered spring training without Manny, still unsigned free agent Adam Jones and Kevin Gausman who departed to Atlanta. The 2019 future is everything but bright for the Birds.
Certainly it is easy to pinpoint the largest number of projected Major League Baseball team losses in 2019 to the Orioles. However the current 5-2 odds at the World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook, Westgate of Las Vegas, isn’t overly enticing.
Rather an attack on discovering which division in Major League Baseball is the weakest and thus calculating whether the strongest club in that division is capable of winning 100 games is an alternative approach when considering an investment into a MLB Future this March.
The Tigers avoided the 100 loss mark in 2018. By most measures they are one of four teams in the five team AL Central that have zero chance of not only winning the division but being a part of the wild-card hunt this September. The team made a large number of player personnel gambles over the last half decade and as a result have decimated their prospect pool. Coupled with Victor Martinez’s retirement the one-time ball mashing roster is now a light-hitting station-to-station offense.
Yes the Tigers still have the likes of hard hitting yet clumsy fielding Nicholas Castellanos. Future but now crippled Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera is still a part of the teams cataloged players but Detroit fans should expect Castellanos to be shopped by the July trade deadline and Miggy to miss a couple dozen games to injury.
Kansas City Royals
Flashback to October of 2015 when the Royals were crowned world champions and compare what they were then to what they roster now. You will find few common denominators to the pair. Don’t for one minute buy into Adalberto Mondesi’s .835 OPS to close the 2018 season. His 11 homers in 54 games after the break was his 15-minutes in the bigs. With a starting rotation that sports Jakob Junis and Brad Keller as two of the top three starters the team is still in rebuild mode. When the 2019 campaign comes to a close the team will likely cut ties with a pair of once were’s in Ian Kennedy and Alex Gordon. Kennedy and Gordon are responsible for nearly 50 percent of the clubs current total team salary.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox marketing department is trying to sell the Southsider fan base the current Sox player personnel. Doing so isn’t an easy task. The savvy group of Chicago baseball faithful are not easily fooled. The Pale Sox have sold capable veterans for prospects the last three seasons. For the most part the farm system is littered with maybes at best. The franchise does have high expectation for Eloy Jimenez but all things being equal losing 100 games for the next two seasons isn’t unrealistic. The Sox will have a lineup of underwhelming farm hands playing around Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson the final month-plus of the season. As a result fantasy owners will want to avoid paying too much for slugger Jose Abreu who has zero protection in the batting order.
The moral to the above summary is that last year’s 91-win season by the Indians could turn to 100 wins in 2019 by default. The team lost some key cogs to free agency but still possess a dominant rotation and the infield duo of Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. Most notable is that 76 of their 162 game schedule come against the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins.
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Most MLB Team Losses Odds in 2019