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Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in News

Jul 27, 2015 · 11:24 AM PDT

The Kansas City Royals kicked off the MLB’s trade deadline week with a major addition yesterday, grabbing right-hander Johnny Cueto from Cincinnati for a boatload of left-handed prospects. With a ton of rental arms still available, deals like the Cueto one and the Scott Kazmir trade last week are giving general managers a blueprint for what they can get in return for their aces. And that price just keeps going up: when Cole Hamels threw a no-hitter on Saturday, you could actually see cartoon dollar signs in Ruben Amaro Jr.’s eyes.

This year’s deadline figures to be another big time arms race, but with only 12 teams in the majors currently holding a winning record perhaps we won’t see as many buyers as we originally foresaw a month ago.

You can rest assured that the big money Yankees and Dodgers will be more active than Pablo Sandoval on social media. But will we see any more moves out of the Mets; especially for a big bat? Will the Blue Jays acquire the pitching help they desperately need? Will Philly finally start a rebuild that’s been in the making for like three years?

We don’t have the answers to all these questions yet. But we do have odds for all your 2015 MLB Trade Deadline needs. Check out our props below and see how we did come July 31 at 4:00 PM Eastern.

MLB Trade Deadline Props:

Odds these notable starting pitchers will be traded at the Trade Deadline:

  • Cole Hamels – 1/3
  • David Price – 2/5
  • Jeff Samardzija – 1/2
  • James Shields – 1/2
  • Mat Latos – 1/1

Odds the following outfielders will be traded at the Trade Deadline:

  • Justin Upton – 1/2
  • Josh Reddick -2/3
  • Jay Bruce – 1/1
  • Yoenis Cespedes – 1/1
  • Carlos Gomez – 3/2
  • Gerardo Parra – 3/2
  • Brandon Moss – 2/1
  • Carlos Gonzalez – 3/1

Odds the following Cincinnati Reds will be traded at the Trade Deadline:

  • Jay Bruce – 4/5
  • Mike Leake – 1/1
  • Skip Schumaker – 1/1
  • Aroldis Chapman – 4/1
  • Brandon Phillips – 5/1
  • None – 100/1

Odds that Matt Harvey, Jacob de Grom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, or Zack Wheeler are included in a Trade Deadline deal by the Mets:

  • Yes – 16/1
  • No – 1/20

Odds on how much more payroll the Mets will take on at the Trade Deadline (post-July 27):

  • $3 million or more – 1/3
  • Less than $3 million – 7/2
  • Mets decrease payroll at the deadline – 10/1

Odds of what the Mets will do at the Trade Deadline (post-acquisition of SS Juan Uribe and 2B Kelly Johnson):

  • Nothing else – 3/1
  • Acquire a starting outfielder – 3/2
  • Acquire a starting infielder – 2/1
  • Acquire a bench player – 5/1
  • Trade Jon Niese – 3/2
  • Trade Bartolo Colon – 4/1

Odds the following Boston Red Sox will be traded at the Trade Deadline:

  • Mike Napoli – 1/2
  • Shane Victorino – 1/2
  • Koji Uehara – 1/1
  • Clay Buchholz – 3/2
  • Junichi Tazawa – 3/2
  • Hanley Ramirez – 4/1
  • Pablo Sandoval – 4/1
  • Other – 5/1

Odds the Yankees will acquire the following players at the Trade Deadline:

  • Craig Kimbrel – 1/1
  • David Price – 2/1
  • Jeff Samardzija – 5/2
  • Cole Hamels – 4/1
  • Martin Prado – 8/1

Odds on which player starts the most games at 2B for the Yankees after the Trade Deadline:

  • Stephen Drew – 1/2
  • Ben Zobrist – 3/1
  • Brandon Phillips – 6/1
  • Rob Refsnyder – 9/1
  • Daniel Murphy – 15/1
  • Chase Utley – 20/1
  • Other – 5/1

Odds the Rockies trade Troy Tulowitzki and/or Carlos Gonzalez at the Trade Deadline:

  • One – 2/1
  • Both – 5/1
  • Neither – 5/6

Odds Cole Hamels uses his no-trade clause to block a trade or negotiate an extension with his new team:

  • Yes – 3/1
  • No – 2/7

Odds the Padres trade both Upton brothers (Justin and Melvin, Jr) in the same deal at the Trade Deadline:

  • Yes – 18/1
  • No – 1/20

Over/under how many teams will be involved in a trade before the Trade Deadline (in the week of July 27-31):

  • 22.5 O/U

Over/under how many players are involved in a trade at the Trade Deadline (in the week of July 27-31):

  • 49.5 O/U

Odds on which team sheds the most salary at the Trade Deadline:

  • Phillies – 4/1
  • Padres – 4/1
  • Reds – 13/2
  • Tigers – 13/2
  • Rockies – 10/1
  • A’s – 10/1
  • Brewers – 12/1
  • Red Sox – 50/1
  • White Sox – 50/1
  • Rays – 100/1

Odds on which team adds the most salary at the Trade Deadline:

  • Astros – 3/1
  • Yankees – 7/2
  • Blue Jays – 6/1
  • Dodgers – 6/1
  • Giants – 9/1
  • Nationals – 9/1
  • Angels – 10/1
  • Cubs – 10/1
  • Mariners – 20/1

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