Philadelphia posted 102 wins during the regular season last year; best in majors by five games over the New York Yankees, six over Milwaukee. Yet the Phillies were STILL only fifth in MLB profits – 75% of which came on the road: 52 home wins only +3.41 units. 30-14 vs. southpaws was the best winning percentage in baseball.
Washington won 80 games last year yet only one unit of profit behind Philadelphia. Not likely this year – the betting markets love this team! The Nationals have started talking about a new subject during the offseason and spring training – the playoffs.
New York was awful at Citi Field (34-47 almost -19 units in 81 games) and decided moving in the fences would give them some sort of advantage – that other teams won’t have? They were however 43-38 on road +17.5 units. 92 OVERS were the most in the MLB in 2012. The bullpen was 28th in ERA and batting average against. Wilpon’s have no money – had to give it all to Bernie Madoff victims. $162 million – Picard had originally sued Wilpon and Katz.
Atlanta posted 89 wins compared to Mets’ 77 yet the Braves somehow finished -2 units of profit. Top bullpen in baseball last year: #1 ERA, #1 strikeouts, #1 in batting average against. The question is can they repeat?
Miami was in the bottom quartile of the league in profits in 2012. 32 home wins resulted in -22 units which is just awful. Offseason moves, new stadium will sell tickets but not win games. 32 losses by one run last year; tied for second most in MLB. 49-67 vs. righties, 23-23 vs. lefties.