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New York Mets, Yankees Dominate MLB Trade Deadline Betting Preview

Analyzing the betting markets ahead of the MLB trade deadline
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New York Mets, Yankees Dominate MLB Trade Deadline Betting Preview

Oddsmakers have placed odds on the 7 of the biggest names expected to move at the trade deadline. The Mets and Yankees combine to be the favorites to land 6 of them. Sure, other teams are expected to be heavily involved, but oddsmakers seem sure that New York is going to dominate the headlines.

Byron Buxton Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Yankees+20033.3%
Houston Astros+30025%
Philadelphia Phillies+40020%
Atlanta Braves+50016.7%
Milwaukee Brewers+60014.3%
Los Angeles Dodgers+75011.8%
Boston Red Sox+10009.1%

The Minnesota Twins have put one of the faces of their franchise on the trade block. They’d prefer to extend him, but if that can’t happen then oddsmakers have the Yankees as favorites to land the oft-injured but uber-talented centerfielder. The Astros, Phillies, and Braves are also expected to be major players with the Brewers, Dodgers, and Red Sox as longshots.

Craig Kimbrel Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Mets+30025%
Oakland A’s+40020%
Boston Red Sox+45018.2%
New York Yankees+45018.2%
Houston Astros+50016.7%
Philadelphia Phillies+50016.7%
Milwaukee Brewers+60014.3%
Los Angeles Dodgers+80011.1%

Craig Kimbrel is going to be one of the most sought after players on the market. Everyone needs more relief pitching and he may be the best closer in baseball this year. The Mets lead the way hear, but 6 teams have +500 or better odds. The Brewers and Dodgers are also expected to be involved, but are currently viewed as longshots to land him.

Joey Gallo Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
Milwaukee Brewers+27526.7%
New York Yankees+30025%
San Diego Padres+32523.5%
Cleveland Indians+37521.1%
Los Angeles Dodgers+50016.7%
Boston Red Sox+75011.8%

In a little bit of a surprise, the Brewers are the favorites to land Joey Gallo. That’s if Texas decides to move the face of their franchise. However, Milwaukee isn’t alone. The Yankees, Padres, Indians, and Dodgers are all expected to be major players in the race for Gallo. The Red Sox are the lone longshot in the Gallo market according to oddsmakers.

Kris Bryant Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Mets+20033.3%
Oakland A’s+30025%
Milwaukee Brewers+40020%
Boston Red Sox+50016.7%
Atlanta Braves+60014.3%
Seattle Mariners+70012.5%
New York Yankees+80011.1%
Los Angeles Dodgers+12007.7%

Kris Bryant is the most well known bat on the market. The former MVP is going almost certain to be moved and it’s the New York Mets who are given the best shot to land him. The A’s, Brewers, and Red Sox are also expected to be players in the Bryant market. The Braves, Mariners, Yankees, and Dodgers are currently seen as longshots to get a deal done for the versatile slugger.

Max Scherzer Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Mets+30025%
Los Angeles Dodgers+35022.2%
Milwaukee Brewers+37521.1%
New York Yankees+45018.2%
Houston Astros+50016.7%
Boston Red Sox+60014.3%
Oakland A’s+70012.5%

In the most shocking turn on the odds market, the Mets are the favorites to land Max Scherzer from their division rival Washington Nationals. The Dodgers, Brewres, Yankees, and Astros are also all given strong odds to land Scherzer. The Red Sox and A’s are viewed as having an outside shot to land the future Hall of Famer.

Starling Marte Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Yankees+20033.3%
Boston Red Sox+30025%
San Francisco Giants+40020%
Houston Astros+50016.7%
Philadelphia Phillies+60014.3%
Atlanta Braves+80011.1%
Los Angeles Dodgers+90010%

Trevor Story Next Team Odds

TeamsOddsImplied chance
New York Yankees+20033.3%
Atlanta Braves+30025%
Milwaukee Brewers+40020%
Philadelphia Phillies+50016.7%
New York Mets+60014.3%
Seattle Mariners+75011.8%
San Diego Padres+80011.1%
Boston Red Sox+10009.1%
Los Angeles Dodgers+10009.1%

Trevor Story is the best shortstop on the market. It’s the Yankees who are favored to strike a deal with the Rockies. The Braves, Brewers, and Philliles are also given strong odds to land free-agent to be. Story also has a robust list of longshots with 5 teams given +600 odds or worse. The Mets lead the way, but the Padres, Red Sox and Dodgers are also on the list.

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