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Houston Astros (-142.0) at Philadelphia Phillies (+142.0) over +8.5

Game time: Tuesday 7/25, 7:05 PM

Houston Astros 5 FINAL
Philadelphia Phillies 0  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-153.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $165.36

$100.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 8:34 AM

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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

The Phillies are simply in rebuilding mode and overmatched. Charlie Morton is no Ace, but the Stros have an aggressive style of swinging the bat that has helped Morton gather wins.




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Houston Astros (-143.0) at Philadelphia Phillies (+143.0) over +9.0

Game time: Monday 7/24, 7:05 PM

Houston Astros 13 FINAL
Philadelphia Phillies 4  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-152.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $165.79

$100.00 Pick documented: Monday, 24 Jul 2017 8:53 AM

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Houston Astros vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

cmooooooon its the Phillies!




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Houston Astros (-122.0) at Baltimore Orioles (+122.0) over +11.0

Game time: Friday 7/21, 7:05 PM

Houston Astros 8 FINAL
Baltimore Orioles 7  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-135.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $174.07

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 21 Jul 2017 8:04 AM

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Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Ubaldo has issues going past the 4th inning, not to mention his above 7 ERA. Fiers has been pitching really well, with a career high 11 Ks his last outing




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St. Louis Cardinals (+117.0) at New York Mets (-117.0) over +9.5

Game time: Thursday 7/20,12:10 PM

St. Louis Cardinals 2 FINAL
New York Mets 3  view game

St. Louis Cardinals moneyline (+100.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 8:52 AM

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St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Pick

Lynn not only has the Mets number with a 2.45 in 8 starts against the Mets, he is on a 13 inning scoreless streak. Cards win this game and the series.




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Seattle Mariners (+103.0) at Houston Astros (-103.0) over +8.5

Game time: Wednesday 7/19, 2:10 PM

Seattle Mariners 4 FINAL
Houston Astros 1  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-111.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 8:09 AM

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Pick

Even with Correa out the Mariners shouldnt pick up the win against Morton in the Day game. Paxton has been great against the Stros but I like Marwin Gonzalez to make an impact.




Can you remember the last big Free Agent signings the Lakers have made? In my head when a player wants to leave a team, they let the team know they aren’t happy and where they want to be traded, a la Paul George and CP3, OR they don’t resign at all and they become a Free Agent. When is the last time a decent or Star Level Free Agent came to the Lakers? Let us break it down! (Robot Dance)

The LA Times recently published an article ranking the top 10 Laker transactions of all time. Here we go:

-Derek Fisher 2007 (Free Agent)
-Robert Horry 1997 (Trade)
-Pau Gasol 2008 (Trade)
-James Worthy 1981 (Traded up to draft no. 1)
-Wilt Chamberlain 1968 (Trade)
- Shaq 1996 (Free Agent)
- Kareem 1975 (Trade)
- Kobe 1996 (Trade)
- Magic 1979 (Drafted after receiving compensatory picks)

Yes, there are only 9. Blame the LA Times, not me. For the sake of my sanity we will add the Steve Blake signing in 2010 to this list. See? All Better.

So again, lets peruse this list and remember those great Laker teams. The Kobe/Shaq years, The Lakers Celtics rivalry. The great trades (Kobe for Vlade Divac?) and the great drafting. WHAT IS GOING ON?

I would argue since Dwight Howard in 2012 the Lakers haven’t seen a player desire to play in LA until the recent...


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Seattle Mariners (+168.0) at Houston Astros (-168.0) over +10.0

Game time: Tuesday 7/18, 8:10 PM

Seattle Mariners 2 FINAL
Houston Astros 6  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-190.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $152.63

$100.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 7:30 AM

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Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros Pick

McCullers only went 4 2/3 last night and taxed the bullpen. Peacock has been pitching well enough to give me confidence and now that Beltran is starting to hit there isn't an offense that matches with the Stros in the AL.




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Minnesota Twins (+156.0) at Houston Astros (-156.0) over +9.0

Game time: Friday 7/14, 8:10 PM

Minnesota Twins 5 FINAL
Houston Astros 10  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-145.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $168.97

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 14 Jul 2017 4:17 PM

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Pick

Im looking for lots of runs for a repeat of the series in minnesota. The Stros scored 40 runs in 3 games against the twins. 40 RUNS!!!!




As of right now, the 10-time all-star is sitting at 599 home runs for his career, with 600 seeming inevitable. I couldn’t be happier for this man, and I have loved watching his career unfold, despite what his success has meant for my Astros. Note, that even when Pujols left the Cardinals and went to the Angels, the Astros were then moved from the NL Central to the AL West, only to continue to be battered by this behemoth of a baseball player.

Growing up in Houston, being an Astros fan, and rooting for Albert Pujols don’t mix well. It’s more like an oil/water type situation. But for a baseball fan, or even just a sports fan in general, it’s hard not to love Pujols on one level or another. Every single time Pujols came to bat, something was bound to happen, and in Houston, it was usually a bad thing.

If you google “Pujols Astros” there are videos of the 2005 NLCS 3 run homer, articles about how Pujols was to blame for the Astros not getting past the Royals in 2015 (yes, seriously), and news story after news story on how Pujols is the mighty Astro killer.

But, WHY? Why is it so hard to root against this ghost that haunts every Astros pitcher of the last 17 years?

Well, as I contemplate all the bitter defeats, the crushed home runs over the train tracks that run through Minute Maid Park, and the lost chances at...


This during the regular season, and into the beginning of the postseason, the NBA has been panned by the media for being unwatchable. I would tend to agree.

But what is the solution? How do we get players to stop resting during regular season games? How do we get the first round (or two) of the playoffs to be entertaining?

Well I don’t know. But I’ll take a shot at it. For funsies.

If you have listened to my podcast (shameless plug), you have heard me say, ‘kill the playoffs and all the games matter!’ Or, at least something along those lines. Let us compromise, if you need your little playoffs and championship series and such, I shall provide.

Step 1. - Kill the playoffs! OH, alright just get rid of the first round (maybe two). 16 out of 30 teams make the playoffs. The 7 and 8 seeds may as well get participation trophies. Since the 1983 season (the one where they expanded the playoffs to 8 teams) ten total 7th or 8th seeds have made it passed the first round. Only 1 team lower than the 5th seed has ever won the NBA finals (1995 Houston Rockets). EVER. This will give you an extra few weeks to stretch out the season to get rid of those pesky back-to-back games.

Step 2. - The lottery and tanking has been a point of...


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Texas Rangers (+113.0) at New York Yankees (-113.0) over +10.0

Game time: Friday 6/23, 7:05 PM

Texas Rangers 1 FINAL
New York Yankees 2  view game

New York Yankees moneyline (-110.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $190.91

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 23 Jun 2017 9:31 AM

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Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Pick

Both Darvish and Tanaka are coming off poor showing, and the Yanks have a better offense. Bronx Bombers will win!




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Houston Astros (+104.0) at Seattle Mariners (-104.0) over +9.5

Game time: Friday 6/23,10:10 PM

Houston Astros 3 FINAL
Seattle Mariners 13  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (+100.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 23 Jun 2017 9:29 AM

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Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners Pick

Felix makes his return to the worst team possible, my hot Astros!




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LAA Angels (+156.0) at Boston Red Sox (-156.0) over +10.0

Game time: Friday 6/23, 7:10 PM

LAA Angels 4 FINAL
Boston Red Sox 9  view game

LAA Angels moneyline (+161.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 23 Jun 2017 9:28 AM

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LAA Angels vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Porcello is slumping, and Meyer is surging!




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Cleveland Indians (-169.0) at Baltimore Orioles (+169.0) over +9.5

Game time: Wednesday 6/21, 8:05 PM

Cleveland Indians 5 FINAL
Baltimore Orioles 1  view game

Cleveland Indians moneyline (-157.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $163.69

$100.00 Pick documented: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 8:33 AM

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Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Gausman doesnt have the stuff to stifle the Indians Offense.




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Houston Astros (-104.0) at Oakland Athletics (+104.0) over +9.0

Game time: Wednesday 6/21,10:05 PM

Houston Astros 5 FINAL
Oakland Athletics 1  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-116.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $186.21

$100.00 Pick documented: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 8:30 AM

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Fiers has been well.... on fire! Astros win




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Houston Astros (+100.0) at Oakland Athletics (+100.0) over +9.0

Game time: Tuesday 6/20,10:05 PM

Houston Astros 8 FINAL
Oakland Athletics 4  view game

Houston Astros moneyline (-107.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $193.46

$100.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 8:43 AM

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Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics Pick

The Astros Offense will be too much for Sonny Gray, who hasn't had his typical season after a stint on the DL




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Arizona Diamondbacks (+112.0) at Colorado Rockies (-112.0) over +11.0

Game time: Tuesday 6/20, 8:40 PM

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 FINAL
Colorado Rockies 4  view game

Arizona Diamondbacks moneyline (+109.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 8:40 AM

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies Pick

The D'Backs are starting Greinke, and he has already won this match up against Marquez this season. Greinke is 7-1 in his past 10 games with a 2.89 ERA.




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New York Mets (+204.0) at Los Angeles Dodgers (-204.0) over +9.0

Game time: Tuesday 6/20,10:10 PM

New York Mets 0 FINAL
Los Angeles Dodgers 12  view game

Los Angeles Dodgers moneyline (-180.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $155.56

$100.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 8:35 AM

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New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

The Mets are struggling, and the Dodgers are surging behind Cody Bellinger and a really strong pitching staff. The Mets couldn't win against Kershaw with 4 home runs, I don't think they can beat McCarthy either




Every year before the all-star break, we have very speculative and annoying conversations how who is buying and selling, and who may be standing pat. So here I am, throwing myself into this nonsense, because, well, nerds like me find it fun.
Here is a breakdown of what I THINK and will surely be wrong about when approaching the coming break and deadline by division

Yankees Currently 24-14
Face value says this is one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, and their record shows that.
With Aroldis on the DL, the bullpen will be stretched, but the back end of the rotation is, to me, what should be their biggest concern. Severino has not been good, but being 23 years old may have something to do with that.
Overall, the Yanks look like they are in good shape enough not to make a move, but if they do, expect it to be an arm in long relief.

Orioles Currently 23-16
The Orioles have one of those teams that when they get hot, they are nigh unbeatable (yes, nigh). When the hitting can support the pitching, they are great, and vice versa, which is why they are in close second in their division. If Gausman and Jimenez can level out, they will be fine down the stretch.
If the O’s add something, it will be a reliever.

Red Sox Currently...


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Toronto Blue Jays (-109.0) at Texas Rangers (+109.0) over +10.5

Game time: Monday 6/19, 8:05 PM

Toronto Blue Jays 7 FINAL
Texas Rangers 6  view game

Texas Rangers moneyline (+120.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Monday, 19 Jun 2017 8:36 AM

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Pick

Bibens-Dirkx has really helped out the Rangers rotation, and I think he will be solid against the blue birdies.




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Washington Nationals (+101.0) at Miami Marlins (-101.0) over +9.5

Game time: Monday 6/19, 7:10 PM

Washington Nationals 7 FINAL
Miami Marlins 8  view game

Washington Nationals moneyline (-104.0) L

$100.00 Pick documented: Monday, 19 Jun 2017 8:34 AM

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Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Pick

The Marlins have been hot, for the Marlins at least. But the Nasty Nats are Nasty




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Cleveland Indians (-159.0) at Baltimore Orioles (+159.0) over +9.0

Game time: Monday 6/19, 7:05 PM

Cleveland Indians 12 FINAL
Baltimore Orioles 0  view game

Cleveland Indians moneyline (-147.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $168.03

$100.00 Pick documented: Monday, 19 Jun 2017 8:33 AM

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Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Kluber has been great since he came back off the DL. The Orioles have been hot, but Bundy gave up 5 to the White Sox in his last showing.




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Boston Red Sox (+120.0) at Houston Astros (-120.0) over +9.0

Game time: Friday 6/16, 8:10 PM

Boston Red Sox 2 FINAL
Houston Astros 1  view game

Boston Red Sox moneyline (+103.0) WIN WIN WIN Ticket Cashes $203.00

$100.00 Pick documented: Friday, 16 Jun 2017 8:19 AM

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Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros Pick

I would love to bet on the Astros here, but with Fiers on the mound and the whole team hurting I just have a bad feeling that this poor stretch of play will continue.