Most Impactful Transactions this MLB Betting Offseason
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
As online baseball betting players prepare to wager on the New Year, it’s important that bettors keep up with the latest happenings around the league. The offseason is the time for franchises’ to make moves to in order to help take them that extra step. With that in mind, keeping up with the latest MLB betting happenings can help players prepare for a more successful betting season in 2018. Online players who are able to master this art can make some of the boldest postseason predictions. So, what are the biggest changes, transfers, and trades that the MLB has undergone during this offseason?
Biggest MLB Betting Offseason Transactions
Chicago Cubs Bring in Brandon Morrow
Morrow began the 2017 season in Triple-A, but on May 29th that all changed as he was called upon to help the Los Angeles Dodgers close out their postseason. Obviously Los Angeles fell short of that mark, but Morrow was still able to perform well enough to get himself a nice new contract.
Morrow’s arsenal includes a 97.8 mph fastball that is known to cause problems in the MLB. Additionally, Morrow wields a nasty cutter and slider combination that keeps his opponents on their toes at all times. All in all, there’s no question that Morrow has the makings to close out games in the Majors.
This plays right into Chicago’s hands as the Cubs tied for the second-worst bullpen in the MLB. Judging from what we’ve seen, and barring a late push to sign Greg Holland or even Addison Reed, it’s starting to look like Morrow will be the man tasked with closing out the Cubs’ games. Which is a great thing for Cubs fans.
Colorado Rockies Sign Wade Davis
In terms of annual value, Wade Davis has now become the highest paid reliever in MLB history. Anyone who has placed sportsbook bets on the MLB in the last 4 years knows that Davis has been one of the most dominating bullpen pitchers in the game. Coupled with his health and it’s hard to argue that he’s not worth the money. Accounting for just how tough the NL West is shaping up to be, this move could be what sets Colorado apart.
Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals missed out on Giancarlo Stanton, but landing Ozuna isn’t much of a downgrade. Ozuna is a tremendous player in his own right. He also comes at a quarter of the cost the franchise would have had to pay for Stanton. In short, the team was able to land one of the biggest MLB betting talents on the market without giving up one of their top prospects. In fact, one could argue that the Cardinals were better off missing out on Stanton.
The Biggest MLB Betting Acquisition: Stanton to Yankees
There’s not much that needs to be said about this move that hasn’t already been said. We’ve already taken a look at this transaction and its implications, but there’s no sense denying the magnitude of the move. New York already had one of the biggest sluggers in Aaron Judge and Stanton just takes them over the edge.