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MLB Trade Deadline Odds: Bryant Next?

Kris Bryant next to be traded at MLB Trade Deadline?

With days left before the 2021 MLB trade deadline, buyers and sellers are clearly known.

BetOnline Sportsbook has recently posted MLB trade deadline odds and player movement lines, and we can start to make MLB trade deadline predictions. The deadline is on July 30 at 4 p.m. ET, and there’s no better time to lock in your bets.

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When placing your bets, note that all the currently posted MLB trade deadline odds at BetOnline Sportsbook are contingent on the player being traded. Some books post odds that include the players’ current team, but not this specific market.

Players like Jose Berrios and Kyle Gibson, who have years of control after 2021 and may not be dealt, could remain on their current squads. But many of the names below are almost guaranteed to be on the move before Friday’s deadline.

MLB Trade Deadline Odds: Byron Buxton Next Team

What is Byron Buxton’s next team if traded?
New York Yankees+200
Houston Astros+300
Philadelphia Phillies+400
Atlanta Braves+500
Milwaukee Brewers+600

Odds as of July 28 at BetOnline Sportsbook

The Minnesota Twins have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 season, falling further out of the playoff race every day and sitting at the bottom of a weak AL Central.  Of the many trade chips they have, including Jose Berrios, outfielder Byron Buxton may be the best.

While the contract negotiations have fallen through between Minnesota and Buxton, all signs point to a departure some time in the near future. With the prospect capital to swing a big move, and a place to put him in their outfield, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem like the perfect fit for the Twins star.

The Pick: Dodgers +750

MLB Trade Deadline Odds: Kris Bryant Next Team

What is Kris Bryant’s next team if traded?
New York Mets+200
Oakland Athletics+300
Milwaukee Brewers+400
Boston Red Sox+500
Atlanta Braves+600
Seattle Mariners+700

Odds as of July 28 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Coming into the 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs seemed like a clear seller. They flipped Yu Darvish in the offseason, considered more moves, and roster several major 2022 free agents like Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Zach Davies.

Though Chicago stayed in the thick of a playoff race for much of the season, a lengthy losing slide has positioned the Cubs back into sell mode. Out of contention, the Cubbies could move one of Rizzo, Baez or Bryant (or more than one). The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays are two squads with growing payrolls and a need at third base. Both teams could swing a trade now, or just wait for Bryant to see free agency this offseason.

Kris Bryant Pick: Mets +200

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MLB Trade Deadline Odds: Trevor Story Next Team

What is Trevor Story’s next team if traded?
New York Yankees+200
Atlanta Braves+300
Milwaukee Brewers+400
Philadelphia Phillies+500
New York Mets+600

Odds as of July 28 at BetOnline Sportsbook

One player who is almost guaranteed to be wearing a different uniform next season is Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. The Rockies have entered a full rebuild, flipping Nolan Arenado in the offseason and likely to move Story, German Marquez, Charlie Blackmon and other key trade pieces in the near future.

Though Gleyber Torres was seen as the answer to the New York Yankees’ shortstop problem, his defensive skill set would be better suited for second base. The Yankees are always in contention for elite assets in the trade or free-agent market, and though Story is just one of many elite shortstops set to hit the open market this winter, he has the power profile that fits Yankee Stadium the best.

The Pick: New York Yankees +200

MLB Trade Deadline Odds: Craig Kimbrel Next Team

What is craig Kimbrel’s next team if traded?
Oakland Athletics+325
New York Yankees+350
New York Mets+375
Boston Red Sox+500
Houston Astros+550

Odds as of July 28 at BetOnline Sportsbook

Craig Kimbrel has been not only one of the best relievers in baseball this season, but is posting one of the best seasons in recent baseball history. With an ERA below a half-run, the Cubs closer will be the most sought-after shutdown arm on the market.

A team like the Toronto Blue Jays, who desperately need relief help, could jump the market, and a reunion with the Red Sox would be a great story, but Kimbrel ultimately ends up with a legit contender with a legit closer need. The Houston Astros have already addressed their bullpen via trade, but adding Kimbrel would solidify the unit for the next season and a half.

The Pick: Astros +550

How To Read Trade Deadline Odds

If you have any experience with futures betting, reading MLB trade deadline odds shouldn’t be too challenging. Even for new bettors, it isn’t that tough. Let’s take a look at the following example of Mike Trout trade odds:

  • Los Angeles Angels -200
  • New York Yankees +180
  • Boston Red Sox +2500

In this example, there are -200 odds (a heavy favorite) that Mike Trout will not be traded, and will end up on his current team, the Los Angeles Angels. At these -200 odds, you must bet $200 in order to profit $100 on a correct bet. If you bet that Trout will be swapped to the Yankees at +180, there is a chance for greater profit, as an underdog choice. These +180 odds mean a $100 bet would pay out a $180 profit. In the case of Boston’s +2500 odds, a $100 bet would pay $2,500 as a huge long shot. Choosing your bets is all about finding value, not just always betting on the favorite or the biggest underdog.

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