All posts by Adam Markowitz

  • APRIL 8TH, 2011

    What’s Wrong With the 0-6 Tampa Bay Rays & Boston Red Sox?

    Needless to say, the 2011 MLB betting campaign has not gotten off to the start that the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox had hoped for. Coming into Friday, both teams are 0-6 out of the chute, and both teams could really be in a heck of a lot of trouble. There are only two teams in the history of baseball to start 0-4 and make the playoffs, but both of thes.....

  • APRIL 5TH, 2011

    Analyzing Phil Mickelson & Tiger Woods 2011 Masters Odds

    The 2011 Masters is upon us, and here at Bang the Book, we are leaving no stone unturned about how some of the biggest names in the sport are going to do at Augusta National. There has been a lot of chalk in this event since 2001, as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have combined to win this event six times. However, this won't be the year that either one is w.....

  • MARCH 28TH, 2011

    2011 MLB Predictions: AL West Preview

    Oakland Athletics (81-81, 2nd Place AL West in 2010): General Manager Billy Beane seems to find ways to push all of the right buttons in the offseason, and though he didn't really make any of those "Wow!" moves this year, he certainly made some prudent calls. Bringing in Hideki Matsui and Josh Willingham should add some stability to a rather questionable lin.....

  • MARCH 28TH, 2011

    2011 MLB Predictions: AL Central Preview

    Chicago White Sox (88-74, 2nd Place AL Central in 2010): It's do or die time right now for Manager Ozzie Guillen. His window of safety after his World Series title is now gone, and he knows that at least 95 wins or a playoff berth are his only paths to safety from the axe at the end of the season. The team made a big splash relatively quietly by signing Adam.....

  • MARCH 28TH, 2011

    2011 MLB Predictions: AL East Preview

    Boston Red Sox (89-73, 3rd Place AL East in 2010): The Red Sox really have a different feel to them this year. Sure, they ran out of time to run down the big boys in the AL East last season and were very uncharacteristically left out of the postseason, but they definitely have some new blood in the lineup in the form of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. The.....