After being slowed by injuries in 2007, Edmonds feels healthy heading into 2008 Print
Written by Admin   
Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:25
MLB Headline News

 ST. LOUIS (AP) -Jim Edmonds is enjoying an offseason without surgery.
After the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2006 World Series, the four-time All-Star outfielder had operations on his right shoulder and left toe. He batted just .222 in April.
``I wasn't even close to healthy,'' he said.
He wound up batting .252 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs - his lowest totals since 1999 with the Angels. But heading into the final season of a $19 million, two-year contract, the 37-year-old expects much better production from himself next season.
``Everything is gone now and I'm feeling really good,'' he said Saturday night at the opening of F15teen, his new restaurant about a mile from Busch Stadium. ``I'm feeling the best I've felt in five or six years. I'm already working out and already running and doing some things that I need to do.''
A six-time Gold Glove winner who has topped 40 homers twice and reached 100 RBIs three times, Edmonds thinks that after playing in a combined 227 games the past two years, he'll be a more regular presence in the lineup of the Cardinals, who slumped to 78-84 and a third-place finish in the NL Central.
He was among the players who said in September that he wanted manager Tony La Russa to return for a 13th season.
``I knew he'd be back,'' Edmonds said.
He also thought promoting John Mozeliak to take over as general manager from Walt Jocketty was a good move.
``If it couldn't be Walt, it had to be Mo, because he was right behind Mr. Jocketty, and he's right in his footsteps,'' Edmonds said. ``It's time for him to get his due.''
Teammates who attended the opening of the upscale restaurant in a renovated warehouse also were enthusiastic about the Cardinals' chances for a rebound.
Outfielder Chris Duncan, the son of pitching coach Dave Duncan, had two reasons to be happy about La Russa's return. Dave Duncan has been La Russa's top aide for more than two decades. Both of Duncan's major league sons, Chris and Yankees outfielder Shelley Duncan, speculated that their father might have retired had La Russa not come back.
``I'm glad Tony came back because that means my dad's not going to go anywhere, plus he's one of the best managers ever,'' said Chris Duncan, recovering from a sports hernia. ``He's fun to play for and he wants to win and that's what's most important.''
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 952 Cincinnati Reds 99%
#2 973 Washington Nationals 99%
#3 960 Los Angeles Dodgers 97%
#4 962 Boston Red Sox 94%
#5 954 Milwaukee Brewers 92%
#6 972 San Francisco Giants 87%
#7 967 Detroit Tigers 76%
#8 964 Cleveland Indians 67%
#9 966 Texas Rangers 54%
#10 956 New York Mets 51%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 11/2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 11/2
DETROIT TIGERS 13/2
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 10/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 12/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 12/1
TORONTO BLUE JAYS 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com