3 MLB teams ready to make big moves in free agency

The Braves broke the seal on baseball's "Hot Stove" season when they signed reliever Will Smith on Thursday, but these three teams are expected to be the most active clubs throughout the winter.

Monday MLB preview: Nationals at Pirates, Angels at Rangers

The Nationals should have an edge in Pittsburgh on Monday night, and a pair of young lefties should keep runs low in the Lone Star State.

Friday MLB preview: Yankees at Red Sox, Rangers at A’s

New York Yankees (66-36) at Boston Red Sox (57-47), 7:10 p.m. ET, MLBN James Paxton (5-5, 4.20 ERA) (NYY) -120 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Over 11 runs (-120) Andrew Cashner (9-5, 4.19 ERA) (BOS) +110 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Under 11 runs (EVEN) MLB free play: Yankees moneyline The Yankees were embarrassed by the Red Sox in a 19-3 loss Thursday at Fenway Park, but they should extract some revenge against Andrew Cashner. James Paxton dominated the Red [...]

BetAmerica bettor needs a Minor Cy Young for a big score

Pitching a bet on Cy Young Action is balanced on the World Series here at BetAmerica Sportsbook, but we do have one bettor hoping for a big payday betting on the Cy Young Award. This bettor is hoping to cash in on Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Minor’s hot start to the season. He holds a $100 ticket on Minor to win the American League Cy Young Award at 300-1 odds. BetAmerica baseball analyst Robert Criscola has other opinions in a [...]

Friday MLB preview: Astros at Rangers, White Sox at A’s

Houston Astros (57-34) at Texas Rangers (49-42), 8:05 p.m. ET Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.09 ERA) (HOU) -215 / -1.5 runs (-140) / Over 10 runs (-105) Jesse Chavez (3-4, 3.30 ERA) (TEX) +190 / +1.5 runs (+120) / Under 10 runs (-115) MLB free play: Astros runline Gerrit Cole should continue the fine run he's been on as his Astros face Jesse Chavez and the Rangers on Friday night. Cole's ERA over his last seven starts (45 innings) is 1.60. [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Brewers at Reds, Angels at Rangers

Milwaukee Brewers (46-41) at Cincinnati Reds (40-44), 2:10 p.m. ET Brandon Woodruff (10-2, 3.79 ERA) (MIL) -125 / -1.5 runs (+125) / Over 9 runs (-115) Luis Castillo (7-3, 2.47 ERA) (CIN) +115 / +1.5 runs (-150) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Reds moneyline first five innings (+105) Bettors should expect another outstanding start from Luis Castillo at Great American Ball Park on Independence Day. Castillo has a 1.92 ERA in his own building this season (nine [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cubs at Pirates, Angels at Rangers

Chicago Cubs (45-40) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43), 7:05 p.m. ET Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.36 ERA) (CHC) -125 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Over 9 runs (-115) Joe Musgrove (6-7, 4.27 ERA) (PIT) +135 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Kyle Hendricks makes his return from the IL (shoulder impingement) on Tuesday night against Joe Musgrove and the Pirates at PNC Park. The hometown team has given Hendricks trouble in the past, so [...]

Monday MLB preview: Orioles at Rays, Angels at Rangers

Baltimore Orioles (24-59) at Tampa Bay Rays (48-36), 7:10 p.m. ET Tom Eshelman (MLB debut) (BAL) +220 / +1.5 runs (-105) / Over 9 runs (-105) Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.76 ERA) (TB) -250 / -1.5 runs (-125) / Under 9 runs (-115) MLB free play: Rays runline The Rays are likely to top the Orioles in a "bullpen game" at Tropicana Field. Ryne Stanek will be on the hill first for Tampa, and he had an excellent month of June, [...]

MLB weekend preview: Rangers at Rays

Two teams in the thick of the American League Wild Card hunt, the Texas Rangers (45-36) and Tampa Bay Rays (46-35), will face off at Tropicana Field in a three-game series beginning on Friday night. Here's what bettors should anticipate. Friday, 7:10 p.m. ET Lance Lynn (9-4, 4.32 ERA) (TEX) +115 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 8 runs (-110) Yonny Chirinos (7-3, 3.00 ERA) (TB) -125 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 8 runs (-110) MLB free play: Rangers [...]

Monday MLB preview: Rangers at Red Sox, Dodgers at Angels

Texas Rangers (34-30) at Boston Red Sox (34-32), 7:10 p.m. ET Mike Minor (5-4, 2.55 ERA) (TEX) +200 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 8 runs (-105) Chris Sale (2-7, 3.84 ERA) (BOS) -225 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Under 8 runs (-115) MLB free play: Rangers moneyline Mike Minor and the Rangers offer good value against Chris Sale and the heavily favored Red Sox at Fenway Park. Minor is enjoying his best season as a starter in his eight-year [...]