The Rockies’ second baseman of seven New York Yankees on Friday.
"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockpileRockies officially bid adieu to DJ LeMahieuNew Frank White Jersey ,87commentsRockies news and links for January 12, 2019MSTShareTweetShareShareRockies officially bid adieu to DJ LeMahieuReport: DJ LeMahieu leaves Rockies to join New York Yankees | Mile High SportsThe Rockies officially bid adieu to their second baseman of seven seasons on Friday as DJ LeMahieu signed a 2-year, $24 million deal with the New York Yankees. As Rich Kurtzman of Mile High Sports notes, LeMahieu will reunite with another former Rockies’ infielder in the Bronx, joining shortstop Troy Tulowitzki up the middle. While it hurts to see the loss of a Gold Glove second baseman and fan favorite, the move does provide a clearer path to playing time for Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers. We, of course http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , wish DJ the best.An Analysis of Pitch Movement at Coors Field | FanGraphs Community ResearchAdam Maahs of FanGraphs’ Community Research explores pitch movements at Coors Field.Baseball Hall of Fame countdown: Despite Larry Walker’s greatness, Coors Field could affect chances | USA TodayAmong USA Today’s voters, Larry Walker came in seventh in their Hall of Famer power rankings, as Steve Gardner writes. While the team at USA Today feels Walker is worthy of induction, they acknowledge that the effects of playing at Coors Field will make it a stretch for him to reach the 75% threshold for induction.MLB Spent Less On Player Salaries Despite Record Revenues In 2018 | ForbesDespite pulling in record revenues in 2018, Maury Brown of Forbes reports that Major League Baseball teams spent less on player salaries compared to revenue (54.2%) since 2012. It comes at an interesting time for baseball as Yasmani Grandal recently signed a 1-year, $18.25 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, with many saying he deserved a more lucrative multi-year deal. Top free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are also seeing a shortage of suitors for their services. Relief pitcher Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals expressed his thoughts on Twitter. Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty ImagesThe American League champion Boston Red Sox will host Game 1 of the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday as solid home favorites at sportsbooks after taking four straight from the Houston Astros.The Red Sox took care of the defending World Series champs by sweeping them on the road in three games http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , and they also had the best home record in MLB during the regular season at 57-24.MLB betting line: The Red Sox opened as -136 favorites (wager $136 to win $100); the total is at 7.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 5.5-2.1, Dodgers (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or Spotify or at OddsShark.libsyn.com for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week鈥檚 top sports betting news.Why the Dodgers can pay on the MLB linesThe Dodgers showed a lot of poise and character in overcoming a 2-1 deficit versus the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Championship Series and winning Game 7 on the road. That put Los Angeles back in the World Series again this year despite some bumps along the way dating back to the middle of May when they were 10 games under the .500 mark at 16-26.Now Los Angeles will send ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound (9-5, 2.73 ERA) in the series opener at Fenway Park even though he has continued to be up-and-down in the playoffs throughout his career. Why the Red Sox can pay on the MLB linesBoston is hoping ace Chris Sale (12-4, 2.11 ERA) can overcome a rough start in Game 1 of the ALCS on October 13 when he gave up two runs in four innings with four walks and five strikeouts in an eventual 7-2 loss to Houston.The good news is that the 29-year-old only allowed one hit to the Astros, and he is over the stomach illness that reportedly plagued him that weekend. This is exactly why the Red Sox traded for Sale two years ago Alcides Escobar Jersey , to get back to the World Series and have a legitimate ace who can dominate.Smart betting pickThis will likely be a long series between two great teams where managing could well be the difference. How Los Angeles' Dave Roberts and Boston's Alex Cora handle their respective lineups and pitchers will be the key, starting right away in Game 1.Both teams have shown the ability to rebound from adversity, so the loser of this game is not out of it by any means. But Game 1 is more critical for Sale, who must prove he can pitch in the spotlight. The Red Sox have won seven of the past 10 meetings with the Dodgers, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, so they are the play here.MLB betting trendsBoston is 6-1 in its last seven games.The total has gone over in four of Boston's last five games.Los Angeles is 3-7 in its last 10 games when playing Boston.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app.