MLB Trade Deadline week is finally here and there are a lot of players on the market this season. It seems like it could be one of the busier deadlines in recent memory, with a lot of teams looking to the future and a lot of top teams looking to add for the stretch run. The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros have already been active in improving their starting rotations, but teams like the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Detroit Tigers all have big pitching needs. Adam Burke covered a lot of trade possibilities and more on Monday’s edition of The Bettor’s Box.
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It won’t be a boring week in Major League Baseball. After opening the show with a brief eulogy of his beloved Cleveland Indians, Adam went into the line moves of interest since last Thursday’s show. These included some very clear fades of teams that the market is longer buying stock in. Monitoring the betting market is important at all times, but especially this time of year. Also, some line movements may shed some lights onto possible trades.
The MLB Trade Deadline is going to be fun this season, whether your team is buying or selling. There are a ton of rental pitchers on the market that are going to command some attention. Guys like Jeff Samardzija, Yovani Gallardo, and Mike Leake are basically locks to go, with others like David Price, Wei-Yin Chen, and even Hisashi Iwakuma are some guys that could be on the market. What potential landing spots do these guys have?
Rental bullpen arms are in demand, as always, as teams inquire about the costs of Jonathan Papelbon, Tyler Clippard, Francisco Rodriguez, and Joaquin Benoit. Neal Cotts and Craig Breslow are left-handed specialists that could be on the move. It’s important to consider all of these possible destinations because they can have an impact on futures betting, daily fantasy sports, and so much more. There are a lot of implications to both trades of pitchers and hitters.
The hitters market features some interesting names as well. Justin Upton is likely to be moved, along with guys like Martin Prado, Gerardo Parra, Ben Zobrist, David Murphy, Mike Napoli, and plenty more. It’s definitely a pitcher’s market. Teams with hitters are going to get a big return because there aren’t many bats that come close to being described as “impact” bats. It will be fun to watch everything unfold this week, that’s for sure.
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