Betting Odds on Harper, Machado and other MLB free agents next team

After news broke that Bryce Harper rejected the Washington Nationals “aggressive” offer, it’s looking more and more like the two sides are headed for a divorce. The rumor mill has started to stir as to where the star slugger will land and the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the favorite. BetDSI has posted odds on where he’ll land and the Phillies are listed as the top option:

 

Bryce Harper team in Game 1 of 2019 regular season:

Philadelphia Phillies +120

Los Angeles Dodgers +200

Washington Nationals +450

San Francisco Giants +1500

Chicago White Sox +3500

Field (Any other team) +450

It seems like the Phillies could be in line for a banner offseason as they’re also the favorites to land Manny Machado according to the oddsmakers.

 

Manny Machado team in Game 1 of 2019 regular season

Philadelphia Phillies +220

New York Yankees +400

Los Angeles Dodgers +750

Miami Marlins +1500

Detroit Tigers +3500

Field (Any other team) +100

The Phillies are a young team that’s on the rise and would become one of the top options to win the 2019 World Series. Remember, this team started the season 58-44 before fading down the stretch. At that point, they looked like a lock to make the playoffs – at the very least – and be a very dangerous team in October. However, they finished the year just 24-38 and missed the postseason entirely. They went 8-20 in their final 28 games.

Offense is at the top of the list of the Phillies’ needs, which makes it no surprise that they’re eyeing the top two hitting free agents. Philadelphia finished the year 30th in batting average and just 22nd in runs scored. Only two of the day-to-day regulars – Maikel Franco and Jorge Alfaro – finished with a batting average above .260.

What’s interesting to note is that Harper might not actually help their cause in that area. Of course, he brings a lot of pop to the order as he had 34 home runs last year with 100 RBIs. However, he batted just .249 on the season. It was the second time in three seasons that he finished at .249 or worse.

As for Machado, it does look like his time with the Dodgers will be short-lived. While it’s possible that he returns, the reality is that he’s a tough sell in Los Angeles right now considering he batted just .227 in the playoffs. They traded for him to boost their World Series hopes and he wasn’t much of a difference maker. However, the Phillies would love to scoop up Machado, who is just 26 years old. He had 37 home runs in the regular season along with 107 RBI’s. Prior to this season, he had at least 33 home runs and 111 RBI’s in three straight seasons. The New York Yankees are right in behind the Phillies in terms of odds but they’re apparently lukewarm as of right now given some of Machado’s dirty plays in the postseason.

BetDSI Sportsbook has odds up on several other key free agents and their potential destinations. Here’s a look at where former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel and former league MVP Josh Donaldson are expected to land:

Dallas Keuchel team in Game 1 of 2019 regular season

Cincinnati Reds +200

Houston Astros +350

New York Yankees +500

Los Angeles Angels +1500

San Francisco Giants +3000

Field (Any other team) +150

Josh Donaldson team in Game 1 of 2019 regular season

St. Louis Cardinals +150

Cleveland Indians +275

Toronto Blue Jays +500

Philadelphia Phillies +750

Tampa Bay Rays +1500

Field (Any other team) +300

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Geoff Harvey has been creating odds and betting models since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his injury reports back then. Harvey contributes a wealth of quality and informational content that is a valuable resource for any handicapper.

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The rumor mill has started to stir as to where Bryce Harper will land and the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the favorite. BetDSI has posted odds on where he’ll land and the Phillies are listed as the top option:
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Geoff Harvey has been creating odds and betting models since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his injury reports back then. Harvey contributes a wealth of quality and informational content that is a valuable resource for any handicapper.

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