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MLB Trade Deadline Looms: Impact on Team Odds

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Jul/24/2018

ESPN.com's David Schoenfield looks at 31 players who could end up on the trading block by the Major League Baseball trade deadline.

Some of these moves will surely impact the odds

This trade deadline will be all about boosting bullpen strength, according to Schoenfield. 

Given the weak crop of starting pitchers available, look for teams to add bullpen help instead. Also consider how teams deployed their pitchers last postseason. There were 76 playoff starts, and the starting pitcher made it through five innings in just 41 of those games (54 percent) and through six innings just 25 times (33 percent). You need deep bullpens in today's game.

Zach Britton and Brad Brach are two bullpen players likely to go and both play for the struggling Orioles.

Kirby Yates of the Padres, Ryan Pressly of the Twins and three Marlins players: Kyle Barraclough, Drew Steckenrider and Adam Conley, could also be on the trading block.

The starter most likely heading to another team:  J.A. Happ

J.A. Happ, Blue Jays: The most likely starter to be traded, Happ had struggled, with 18 runs allowed in 12 innings, before a better outing Sunday against the Orioles, where he allowed one run in five innings while striking out nine. Still, that was the Machado-less Orioles and came with nine days of rest (other than a one-inning appearance in the All-Star Game). Maybe the Yankees or A's bite on him, but his value has certainly gone down with his recent performance.

Current MLB American and National League Odds 2018

Pennant Futures
Odds to Win the American League
 
08:00 PM 2006 Houston Astros   +225  
2002 Boston Red Sox   +250  
2010 New York Yankees   +350  
2004 Cleveland Indians   +400  
2012 Seattle Mariners   +1000  
2011 Oakland Athletics   +1600  
2008 Los Angeles Angels   +12500  
2009 Minnesota Twins   +25000  
2013 Tampa Bay Rays   +25000  
2015 Toronto Blue Jays   +50000  
Pennant Futures
Odds to Win the National League
 
08:00 PM 2026 Los Angeles Dodgers   +275  
2023 Chicago Cubs   +325  
2030 Philadelphia Phillies   +700  
2022 Atlanta Braves   +800  
2035 Washington Nationals   +900  
2021 Arizona Diamondbacks   +1000  
2028 Milwaukee Brewers   +1000  
2025 Colorado Rockies   +1400  
2033 San Francisco Giants   +1600  
2034 St. Louis Cardinals   +2000  
2031 Pittsburgh Pirates   +4000  
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018
Division Futures
Odds to Win the AL Central
07:05 PM 2107 Cleveland Indians   -10000  
2110 Minnesota Twins   +2500  
2108 Detroit Tigers   +5000  
Division Futures
Odds to Win the AL East
07:05 PM 2102 Boston Red Sox   -185  
2103 New York Yankees   +155  
Division Futures
Odds to Win the AL West
07:05 PM 2111 Houston Astros   -1500  
2114 Seattle Mariners   +1000  
2113 Oakland Athletics   +3300  
Division Futures
Odds to Win the NL Central
07:05 PM 2121 Chicago Cubs   -350  
2123 Milwaukee Brewers   +400  
2125 St. Louis Cardinals   +1600  
2124 Pittsburgh Pirates   +4000  
Division Futures
Odds to Win the NL East
07:05 PM 2119 Philadelphia Phillies   +140  
2116 Atlanta Braves   +180  
2120 Washington Nationals   +225  
Division Futures
Odds to Win the NL West
07:05 PM 2128 Los Angeles Dodgers   -250  
2126 Arizona Diamondbacks   +500  
2127 Colorado Rockies   +800  
2130 San Francisco Giants   +1200  

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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