by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
A ghastly run by their starting rotation has not budged the New York Yankees from top spot on the American League pennant odds, but it might be a nudge for backers to look beyond the Bronx for value.
Heading into Major League Baseball’s trade deadline on Wednesday, the Yankees are +160 favorites on the American League champion futures board at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Houston Astros, as the second favorite, have also seen their price drop to +170. From there the board spreads out to the Minnesota Twins (+600), Cleveland Indians (+750), Boston Red Sox (+1100), Tampa Bay Rays (+1400) and Oakland Athletics (+1800).
Four weeks ago, the Yankees and Astros had the same degree of separation in pennant futures at online sports betting sites, except their prices were a little juicier at +190 and +200 respectively. The Twins were also closer to the respective division leaders at +425.
The main question with the Yankees is what starting pitching upgrades general manager Brian Cashman will be able to make before Wednesday’s trade deadline. New York recently went through an eight-game stretch where its starters had a 14.65 earned-run average and not a single one completed six innings in a game. That simply is not …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation