MLB Betting Rumors and News from the AL and NL

Posted by Daniel Strum on September 22, 2015 in

The Colorado Rockies and their MLB betting fans are stumbling to the end of another frustrating season, and it is worth asking if the Rockies are going to retain the services of Walt Weiss as their manager in 2016. General manager Jeff Bridich told MLB Network Radio this past weekend that he has yet to decide on Weiss’ future. Bridich said, “He’s got another year on his contract, everybody knows that. We’ll have meetings and sit down and talk and see what the right fit is.” Weiss has only gone 203-269 in a little over two seasons with the Rockies, but he still told the Denver Post that he would like to return next year.

MLB Betting Rumors and News from the AL and NL



However, the general manager who hired him was Dan O’Dowd, who left after the 2014 season. This could make the Rockies’ job part of a carousel of managerial openings in Major League Baseball as the regular season winds down. The Mariners, White Sox, Reds, Nationals, Phillies, Padres and Tigers could all be looking for managers in the near future.

What are the Philadelphia Phillies going to do with Ryan Howard? They have him on the books for $25 million in 2016 – and $23 million in 2017. According to the Boston Globe, the Phillies had a scout in Baltimore last week to keep an eye on the Orioles. The thinking is that the O’s might want to deal if Chris Davis gets away in free agency. At Camden Yards, Howard could feast on American League pitching as a venerable designated hitter.

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is wearing down in the desert summer. At the end of July, his batting average was .349 with 22 home runs. However, since August 1, he is only hitting .244 with six home runs. Goldschmidt had started all but two of the team’s games through the end of July, and manager Chip Hale already says he plans to give his first baseman more rest next season. So watch out for the D-backs to look for a veteran backup at first over the winter. Another option is to give Aaron Hill a look at first during spring training.

Odubel Herrera, the center fielder fro the Phillies, got benched on Sunday during the fourth inning after he threw his bat and jogged down to first base his second time up to bat. According to manager Pete Mackanin, the rookie had been “pouting for a few days.” After getting this public tutorial, Herrera is expected to be back in the starting lineup when the Phillies face the Marlins this week.

Pittsburgh Pirate (and Pittsburgh native) Neil Walker could be approaching the end of his time near the Three Rivers. Athe infielder only has a year of salary arbitration left, but the offseason could see the Bucs trade him or non-tender him. When Jung Ho Kang comes back from knee surgery, he is likely to be the day-to-day third baseman, and Josh Harrison has entrenched himself at second. The Pirates could keep Walker as an insurance policy should Kang not recover as quickly as planned.