MLBits: Tons of Managerial Movement, Verlander Keeps Dominating, Dodgers Money, Odds, More

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MLBits: Tons of Managerial Movement, Verlander Keeps Dominating, Dodgers Money, Odds, More

MLB News and Rumors

The World Series starts tomorrow – without the Chicago Cubs – but here’s a reminder of something most people forget: the Cubs were World Series Champions in 2016.

Here’s some news from around the league …

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  • Despite the preamble, this isn’t a jerk point by Ben Diamond. It’s actually a good reminder that having massive financial advantages can allow you to take big chances, make big mistakes, and still be OK in the end. For many other teams, that sort of dead money would completely limit the team’s ability to make other moves. The Dodgers can paper over mistakes like no other team.
  • How about some stray (Cub-less) odds via Bovada:
    • Astros vs. Dodgers
      – Houston Astros +145 (29/20)
      – Los Angeles Dodgers -165 (20/33)
    • 2017 AL MVP
      – Jose Altuve 1/15
      – Aaron Judge 9/2
      – Mike Trout 25/1
    • 2017 NL MVP
      – Giancarlo Stanton 2/3
      – Paul Goldschmidt 2/1
      – Joey Votto 11/2
      – Nolan Arenado 12/1
      – Corey Seager 16/1
      – Justin Turner 20/1
      – Charlie Blackmon 25/1
      – Anthony Rendon 50/1
    • 2017 AL Cy Young Award
      – Corey Kluber 1/20
      – Chris Sale 9/1
    • 2017 NL Cy Young Award
      – Max Scherzer 2/3
      – Clayton Kershaw 11/10
  • And, finally, ICHIRO, never leave us:


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Author: Michael Cerami

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