While it may seem like the World Series just ended yesterday, it’s never too early to start looking into futures betting for next season. Since Free Agency has only just started there will still be massive changes to these odds and these prospects but some of these numbers still have value and let’s take a look at the bets I like the most.
I combined these two teams because they are the betting favorites at the moment, and with good reason. The Dodgers have been the best team in baseball for the past five seasons, and while their post-season success hasn’t followed suit, they’re still one of the best bets out there. They may lose Trea Turner to already lose Tyler Anderson, but they have proven to be one of the best player development companies in baseball. They were consistently able to replace players they lost and made the most of their starting pitchers. The Turner loss might be one of the biggest, but they still have two MVP candidates anchoring their offense. The Astros are the AL equivalent of the Dodgers with elite player development that comes with one of the best cores in all of baseball. If they don’t re-sign Justin Verlander, it’s going to be quite a blow to their pitching team, but they still have several elite guns that excelled in that last World Series run. The Astros won’t lose much of their offensive core, which in turn is still one of the best in baseball. Both of these teams are elite and as of now and are clearly a step above the rest of baseball as it stands.
Seattle Mariners (+1800)
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto was already in action and made a big deal for Teoscar Hernandez to add another power hitter to this Mariners lineup. The rest of the offense is still a bit of a question mark, but I’m confident the Mariners will continue to add to their roster and continue to improve their offense. Any lineup centered around a world talent like Julio Rodriguez can heat up at the right time and make a run. The key to this team is the pitching staff. Robbie Ray, Luis Castillo, George Kirby and Logan Gilbert make up one of the best rotations in all of baseball. They also boast a deep and talented bullpen that offers enough swing-and-miss stuff to impact playoff series.
Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Guardians (+3500)
Two teams that are relegated to a lower league are Milwaukee and Cleveland that stand out, and they follow similar patterns to get there. Both teams boast deep and talented rotations anchored by two Cy Young contestants. Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes can win games alone for the Brewers, and Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie can do the same for the Guardians. Cleveland has one of the youngest rosters in all of baseball, and their offense, while flawed, showed some signs of life late in the season. Oscar Gonzalez looks like he could become a real power threat where one is badly needed on offense. For the Brewers, they have a few young prospects who could be used for trades or who could be called up late in the season to blow the team overboard. Cleveland, like the Mariners, has an elite bullpen with arguably the best closer in the game right now, Emmanuel Clase. The Brewers have more of a flawed bullpen, but there’s talent there and they’ve developed the pitching well enough that I’m confident they can improve there.
There are a few other teams that stand out for lesser reasons, like the Yankees and Mets, who have been close this season. When it comes to super darts, it’s the Marlins’ turn +7500 who have a strong pitching development pipeline and prospects that could all head down the right path and lead to a magical season.
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