2015 MLB Trade Deadline: How Have The Futures Moved?

The 2015 MLB trade deadline passed yesterday afternoon at 4PM Eastern Time, and a number of major deals were consummated that could heavily impact the playoff picture. All-Stars like Troy Tulowitzki, David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels switched teams, but we wanted to know what type of impact these moves made on the futures market.

The list below displays how the World Series and Pennant odds have changed at BetOnline from July 23rd to August 1st.

Los Angeles Dodgers +550 to +450 | +275 to +225

Acquired: SP Alex Wood, SP Mat Latos

Kansas City Royals +800 to +450 | +325 to +225

Acquired: 2B/OF Ben Zobrist, SP Johnny Cueto

Houston Astros +1200 to +1400 | +600 (Unchanged)

Acquired: OF Carlos Gomez, SP Mike Fiers, SP Scott Kazmir

San Francisco Giants +1600 to +1400 | +800 to +700

Acquired: SP Mike Leake

Toronto Blue Jays +2400 to +2000 | +1100 to +1000

Acquired: SS Troy Tulowitzki, SP David Price, OF Ben Revere, RP Mark Lowe

New York Mets +2500 to +2200 | +1200 to +1000

Acquired: OF Yoenis Cespedes, RP Tyler Clippard

Baltimore Orioles +2500 to +2400 | +1300 to +1200

Acquired: OF Gerardo Parra, OF Junior Lake

Texas Rangers +5000 to +6600 | +3300 (Unchanged)

Acquired: SP Cole Hamels

It’s shocking to see that the Astros World Series futures actually worsened despite adding a dynamic outfielder in Carlos Gomez and another top end starter in Scott Kazmir — especially since they swept the division rival Angels earlier this week. It’s all the more confusing when you consider that 5Dimes, which is considered to be much sharper than BetOnline, moved the Astros odds of winning the AL West from +110 to -130.

Essentially oddsmakers believe that the Astros have improved considerably, but not to the extent of other American League teams. The Kansas City Royals, who already have a 3-game lead on Houston, addressed their biggest flaw by adding an ace (Cueto). The Blue Jays may trail the Astros by 5-games, however, they added arguably the best hitter and the best pitcher at this years deadline.

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David Solar is the Content Manager for Sports Insights and can be reached directly at David@sportsinsights.com.

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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