Texas Rangers’ odds of winning the World Series have shortened after acquiring Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber. Initially, sportsbooks were giving Rangers long odds of winning the series at Caesars sportsbook. Texas had 100/1 odds of winning, but now, the odds have shortened to just 40/1.
According to Casino.org, the change is relevant. Kluber is the best pitcher of the decade and has been dominating in the baseball world. While with the Indians, Kluber went 98-58 with a 3.16 ERA in nine seasons, he also won two Cy Young Awards.
Despite his outstanding performance, the Indians made a tough decision of parting with him in favor of outfielder Delino DeShields and pitching prospect Emmanuel Clase. According to Indians President Chris Antonetti, it was not very easy making the deal.
Although Antonetti is confident that dealing Kluber was the best interest of his team, oddsmakers do not think it was good. Cleveland odds of winning the World Series dropped from 18/1 to 30/1. Although the MLB seasoning is over three months away and the World Series 10 months away, oddsmakers are predicting which team will end up being the best.
When New York Yankees landed Cole for a $324 million nine-year contract, sportsbooks, including FanDuel, made Yankees the favorite in MLB to League title at +430.