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Free MLB Baseball Picks for June 21, 2012

Posted on 21 June 2012 by Mitch
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We have a light schedule for MLB Baseball today but that doesn’t mean we aren’t working just as hard to give you the best in Premium Sports Picks as our Expert Handicappers always can find an angle no matter how big or small the card is. While I have three Premium picks today, that still gives me plenty of opportunities for free picks. Be sure to come by and grab your free pick every day as no matter what time of year it is and what season, we have you covered.

Philadelphia Phillies -1 ½ (+117) vs. Colorado Rockies 7:05 PM EST

I have had the Rockies at or near the bottom of my power rankings all season long and really even before the season started as their starting rotation reflects a team that isn’t going to try and win. While we see the Rockies sprinkle in an occasional youngster as they build for the future, today they throw Jeff Francis who has made a career of getting shelled. Vance Worley always seems to get it done and with little fanfare as he’s in a rotation that is the most star studded in baseball. Last night the Rockies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, today they don’t make their fans suffer as badly as they get clobbered from the outset.

Pittsburgh Pirates -155 vs. Minnesota Twins 7:05

Last night the Pirates scratched and clawed their way back to tie the game and right when they get there they give up a home run the very next inning that was the difference maker in a defensive struggle. While I can finally see the Twins’ vision and that they are actually building something, they are also two years or so behind the Pirates who have been doing the same thing. The Pirates are ready to contend for a post season spot, the Twins are looking to not finish with the worst record in baseball which they won’t but they don’t win here.

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins Over 10.5  7:05 PM EST

When I see this total all I can do is laugh and wonder how some GM’s keep their jobs and as brilliant as Theo Epstein was seen as being in building the Red Sox a World Series winner, we see the byproduct of one of his biggest blunders on the mound today in Diasuke Matsuzaka. Epstein paid 40 million dollars just to negotiate with Matsuzaka and couple with his 10.3 million dollar salary the BoSox have paid $2,148,930 for each win Dice K has earned, that’s some sad stuff. But when we look at Carlos Zambrano and his 19 million dollars per year, it isn’t any cheaper. What we have here are some good arguments for performance based salaries in sports, what a joke.

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