MLB Trade season took a major twist in a hurry last night as the Red Sox finally pulled the trigger and traded Mookie Betts. They sent the former MVP to the Dodgers along with David Price in a three-team trade that also involves the Minnesota Twins. The trades had instant impacts on future MLB betting markets Here’s how the deal breaks down:
Dodgers get: Betts and Price (from Boston)
Red Sox get: OF Alex Verdugo (from LA) and pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol (from Minnesota)
Twins get: P Kenta Maeda (from LA)
In a subsequent trade, the Dodgers sent Joc Pederson to the Angels for IF Luis Rengifo
As part of the deal, the Red Sox will pay about half of the $96 million Price is still owed over the next three seasons.
Immediate Betting Impacts
Winners and Losers
Winner: Dodgers, who become clear favorites in the NL after adding Betts who is a match winner in his own right.
Winner: Betts, who gets to play for a World Series contender in a huge market in the year before he’s set to hit free agency. He could be in San Diego or a non contender, instead he lands as a World Series favorite
Winners: Rays and Yankees, who now have an easier path in the AL East
Loser: Red Sox and their fanbase
Loser: Joc Pederson, who goes from a World Series contender to the Angels. Who again have assembled a team of power hitters with no pitching. Maybe they could become a wild card if Ohtani pitches the season.
Loser: Rest of the NL. The Dodgers are strong!
Scorecast Updated Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions after the Trade
LA’s projected win total jumps from 102.7 to 106.6
LA winning the NL West projections boosted from 89.9% to 95.4%
LA Projections to win the World Series improve from 24% to 29.2%
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