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Baseball Picks May 25-31

Here's another week of picks for you.
April: 35-36 +0.91 units
May: 41-52 -3.99 units
2012: 76-88 -3.08 units
May 31:
If I win both of these, I'll be positive in May.
Dodgers +116 vs. Milwaukee -1 unit
Houston +113 @ Colorado -1 unit
May 30:
Blegh. Trying to shake things up today, 1-2 and 2-1 days are annoying.
Cardinals +110 @ Braves -1 unit
White Sox +130 @ Rays +1.3 units
Arizona +114 @ Giants +1.14 units
May 29:
Philly -108 @ Mets -1 unit
Yankees +124 @ Angels -1 unit
Reds -115 @ Pirates +0.87 units
May 28:
Dodgers +100 vs. Milwaukee -1 unit
Cardinals +110 @ Braves +1.1 units
Houston +110 @ Colorado (game 1) -1 unit
May 27:
Meh, I guess that's what happens when you pick 2 big underdogs.
Houston +150 @ Dodgers -1 unit
Pittsburgh -110 vs. Cubs +0.91 units
Tampa +105 @ Red Sox +1.05 units
May 26:
After that game yesterday, and considering the fact they're only a game under .500 (which most people don't realize) you're probably going to see me picking the Ast…

Baseball Picks May 18-24

April: 35-36 +0.91 units
May: 32-41 -3.08 units
2012: 67-77 -2.17 units
May 24:
Only 1 game I like on the short sked today.
Minnesota +145 @ White Sox -1 unit
May 23:
I needed that. I really like the Nationals today.
Giants +119 @ Brewers -1 unit
Washington +150 @ Phillies -1 unit
Dodgers -105 @ Arizona -1 unit
Cleveland +110 vs. Detroit +1.1 units
May 22:
Bad day yesterday :/ I've got a boatload of picks today. I'm not sure I can recover if I drop 5 or 6 of these.
Nats +145 @ Phillies +1.45 units
Miami -127 vs. Colorado +0.79 units
Houston -118 vs. Cubs +0.87 units
Giants +103 @ Brewers +1.03 units
Detroit +103 @ Cleveland -1 unit
Kansas City +166 @ Yankees -1 unit
May 21:
Mets -102 @ Pirates -1 unit
Baltimore +101 vs. Boston -1 unit
Atlanta +108 @ Cincy -1 unit
May 20:
Perfect weather for camping. I'm quite exhausted, but here are my picks.
Cardinals -115 @ Dodgers -1 unit
Baltimore +143 @ Washington -1 unit
Reds +170 @ Yankees +1.7 units
May 18:
Back in black!!! I…

MLB Power Rankings: Week 6

Here we go again! Most teams are almost a quarter of the way through the season, so it's a good time to re-evaluate. All stats and such are through Wednesday May 16th. No commentary for teams 16-30 this week.
1: Rangers
It tells you how good a team is when they get swept by the Royals and remain number 1. The +77 run differential is otherworldly. Oh, and Yu Darvish has taken CJ Wilson's spot in the rotation reasonably well. Just reasonably.
2: Cardinals
I'd like to point out here that the Cardinals' run differential is more than double that of the next team, Atlanta. In that respect, the Cardinals and Rangers are in a class of their own.
3: Dodgers
Yes, this team can play baseball without Matt Kemp. Especially at home (where they're 16-4 so far this year).
4: Rays
Matt Moore will come around, hopefully (considering he's on my fantasy team). The ex-Devil Rays are actually have a sub-.500 road mark.
5: Orioles
Oh, I'm trying not to rank them any higher becau…

Baseball Picks May 11-17

I need to rethink my strategy after a roller coaster week.
April: 35-36 +0.91 units
May: 24-29 -0.29 units
2012: 59-65 +0.52 units
May 17:
Finally getting the ball rolling again.
Houston +136 vs. Milwaukee +1.36 units
Cardinals +110 @ Giants -1 unit
Baltimore +116 @ Kansas City +1.16 units
May 16:
Seattle -115 @ Cleveland -1 unit
Baltimore +120 @ Kansas City +1.2 units
Miami +105 @ Atlanta +1.05 units
May 15:
Dodgers -132 vs. Arizona -1 unit
Arizona sucks right now.
Baltimore +142 vs. Yankees +1.42 units
This is a good value for the O's with Chen pitching at hone.
Rays -105 @ Blue Jays +0.95 units
Price is on a roll right now.
May 14:
Really like Oakland today.
Houston +165 @ Philly -1 unit
Oakland +175 @ Angels +1.75 units
Baltimore +102 vs. Yankees -1 unit
May 13:
These are the times that I'm so happy I don't use real money. New strategy today.
Cleveland +130 @ Boston -1 unit
Cardinals -140 vs. Atlanta -1 unit
Detroit -175 @ Oakland +0.57 units
May 12:
Cubs are +172 a…

MLB Power Rankings: Week 5

Another week, another set of power rankings! I think it's nice to do them on a Thursday, since most rankings come out on Mondays. That way there are updated rankings the whole week. Anyways, here we go. All records, stats and analysis are through last night (May 9).
1: Rangers
The Rangers have a very small lead over Saint Louis, but they've ground a decent Orioles team into the infield dirt in the last two games.
2: Cardinals
Baseball's Pythagorean Theorem currently has the Cardinals at 122-40. Obviously that's blind extrapolation, but pretty impressive anyways. Oh, and they're finally playing teams not in the NL Central. We could have a rematch World Series...
3: Rays
Now that we've moved away from the two teams with ridiculous scoring margins,we have the Rays. Sans Longoria, they're still 7-3 in their last 10.
4: Dodgers
Despite the fact that Matt Kemp has cooled off some, but you have to like the 12-3 home record, and the .500 road mark.
5: Braves
The…

Baseball Picks May 4-10

This post will have my picks this week.
April 2012: 35-36 +0.91 units
May 2012: 14-19 -0.82 units
2012: 49-55 +0.09 units
May 10:
Just fade me. Seriously.
Tampa +124 @ New York -1 unit
Cleveland +135 @ Boston +1.35 units
Pittsburgh +155 vs. Washington -1 unit
May 9:
Whelp. There goes my great month. A whopping 5 picks today. I could be down to -2.12 by tomorrow.
Washington +101 @ Pittsburgh -1 unit
Cardinals -113 @ Arizona +0.86
Giants +120 @ Dodgers -1 unit
Texas -128 @ Baltimore
Detroit -120 @ Seattle -1 unit
May 8:
Guess I'm bound to have days like that.
Washington -110 -1 unit
Edwin Jackson is better than AJ Burnett.
Tampa +120 -1 unit
Nova's ERA is not very good this year.
Boston -128 -1 unit
The Royals are incompetent.
May 7:
The homer drought is over!!! Angels will regain their mojo now. Amazed at my performance recently. Only 2 games I like today.
Giants +148 @ Dodgers -1 unit
Detroit -128 @ Seattle -1 unit
May 6:
After the Oakland game ended yesterday, I was +8.28 uni…

MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

Rankings through Wednesday May 2nd.
1: Rangers
The grip on this spot is slipping, as the Rays have a better winning percentage.
2: Rays
The Rays are on pace for 112 wins, but losing Longoria hurts. 112 wins would be nice, considering Matt Moore and David Price are on my fantasy team.
3: Dodgers
My list of studs is short. Matt Kemp is most definitely on that list.
4: Cardinals
The only reason they aren't higher than this is the fact that they are 0-0 against teams above .500. The only games the Cardinals have played against teams not in the NL Central is the season opener against Miami. These top four teams are a tier of their own right now.
5: Braves
Tough spot to fill. Pure winning percentage would put the Orioles here (!!!) and the Nationals behind them. Chipper Jones is defying Father Time, putting the Braves in this spot.
6: Yankees
The rotation is lacking right now, for sure. This team is a lot better than their record indicates.
7: Orioles
My O's are 8-2 in their last 1…