MLB NEWS AT YOUWAGER: FLACCO TRADED TO BOSTON

That’s right. One Flacco is going to Boston. Before the weekend, the Boston Red Sox traded for Mike Flacco. Mike is the brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco. The ball club gave up funds or traded a player. Details will be released later, according to YouWager’s new source.

Mike Flacco is an infielder. He’s played mostly in Single-A baseball for the Frederick Keys, of Frederick Maryland. The Frederick Keys are a minor league baseball team, in what knowledgeable sportsbook bettors call the “High-A” class A baseball affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Based in Frederick, Maryland, the Keys are named for Star Spangled Banner poet Francis Scott Key. Key was a native of the Maryland county. For the Keys, as a starting first baseman, Flacco hit .218 in 103 games, made 8 home runs, and finished with a .626 OPS. In four seasons of professional baseball, the former 31st-round pick hit a combined .216 with a .613 OPS. Quite a few former Frederick Keys have gone on to do well in the major leagues, YouWager‘s hardcore baseball fans tell us. In their very first baseball betting season, the roster on the opening day included some soon to be major leaguers like David Segui, Francisco de la Rosa, Luis Mercedes, Jack Voigt, and Pete Rose, Jr.

Few players actually make it straight from the farm team to the Big Show, but young Flacco had hopes of doing just that. According to YouWager’s source, the young player was given some attention from the front office in Baltimore. At 6’ 6” maybe he stood out. Dan Duquett, an executive vice president with the Baltimore Orioles, told YouWager’s source, “Mike had a few years with us and the Red Sox had some interest. And we thought this would be a better opportunity for him. We talk to clubs every day to see if we have a match, and on this one we had a match”

Originally chosen in the 31st round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, Flacco has the starting 1st Baseman for the Frederick Keys. He hit for a .250 average, with 5 HRs and 22 RBIs in 50 games with the Keys. The Keys ultimately managed to win their 2011 Carolina League championship.

If Michael Jordan can switch from basketball to baseball, does that mean it would be easier now, for an athlete to move from the MLB to the NFL? Flacco told a YouWager source that it’s his dream to play in a World Series. He also admitted that he has thought about trying football, as a tight end.

Does this Flacco dream of playing in a Super Bowl, too?

Deion Sanders, dedicated YouWager bettors remind us, is the only man to ever play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. During one week during the 1989 NFL football wagering season, Sanders hit a home run in Major League Baseball, and made a touchdown in the NFL. He is the only player to ever accomplish this feat. So far.

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