Are the Red Sox the Golden State Warriors of the MLB?
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
One of the biggest headlines facing online MLB betting this offseason was where on earth Chris Sale would end up. Well, now fans have finally gotten the answer to this burning question and it appears that Sale will simply be swapping his whites socks for a pair of red socks.
The move was certainly unexpected and the majority of baseball sportsbooks had Sale going to the Washington Nationals. But in the end Yoan Moncada, a 21-year old Cuban infielder widely considered to be one of the best prospects in baseball, Michael Kopech, a 20-year old righty who is highly regarded across the league, and two other prospects were sent to the Windy City in order to secure Sales’ transition to Boston. Very few people could have foreseen this particular scenario and already the ripples are being sent out through the sports world and no one is refraining from sharing their opinion.
“That’s a big one. That’s a blockbuster,” Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees – the Red Sox’ heated rival, stated to the media in the days following the Sale trade. “It was a ‘Wow’. Obviously they gave up a lot and they got a lot. Boston’s like the Golden State Warriors now in baseball; they’ve got their Durant, their Green, Thompson and Curry. It’s a big one.”
Cashman’s comments reflect the current mood of online MLB betting fans. With Sale in the lineup Boston becomes a very dangerous team. We’ve already seen how impressive the Warriors have been this season and it seems like every week they’re making headlines for another impressive feat. Whether it be setting an NBA record for the number of 3-pointers made in a game, or Klay Thompson dropping 60 points in 29 minutes; being compared to the Warriors is never a bad thing. At the end of the day, fans can expect the MLB betting lines to favor the Red Sox more and more now that they’ve secured the talented Sale.
Already the effect of Sales’ trade is being felt among the online MLB betting futures. For the last couple of weeks the consensus was that the Washington Nationals was the team to beat and because of that the Nationals faced some of the best odds of winning the World Series in 2017. However, after the seemingly unexpected trade, the lines have adjusted and now both Boston and Washington face the same odds of winning next year’s title. In fact, there’s so much expectations riding on this new and improved Boston team that even longtime Red Sox David Ortiz has joked about coming out of retirement. A post on social media doesn’t illustrate Ortiz’s true feelings, but it’s certainly fun to think about Big Papi making a comeback.