Okay MyBookie MLB betting faithful, with the start of the 2021 MLB regular season set to get underway on April 1, there are still a bunch of rumors and MLB happenings making its way around the league’s landscape. 10 weeks out from Opening Day, let’s find out what’s going on in the big leagues so you can start getting ready to make your bets against their MLB odds for the upcoming season..
MLB 2021 Rumors Currently Making the Rounds
Astros Sign Baez
Say what you want about Houston’s previously cheating ways, but the Astros do a great job of putting a competitive ballclub together even when they’re not stealing signs. Mid-week, Houston signed veteran free-agent right-hander Pedro Báez to a two-year deal with a third-year club option. The deal is worth $10 million plus a $500,000 signing bonus and a $7.5 million option for 2023, which includes a $2 million buyout and incentives that could increase the deal.
In The Cards For Nolan?
While it’s no secret that Colorado is looking to move talented, but high-priced veteran Nolan Arenado, one of the new teams we’re hearing being mentioned as a possible destination is St. Louis. The Cards have a handful of players coming off the books after the upcoming 2021 season that could be attractive to the Rockies, plus the young players Colorado wants as well. Arenado still has six years and a whopping $199 million remaining on his current deal and the Rockies, who are ready for a rebuild, can no longer afford the contract.
Back to The City Of Brotherly Love, Plus One?
The Philadelphia Phillies are making no bones about their desire to re-sign veteran catcher and first baseman JT Realmuto after he rejected the team’s $18.9 million qualifying offer. Realmuto is talented, but the market has been slow so far with the Mets now out of the chase and potential deals with Houston and the LA Angels slow to develop. Now, Philadelphia is optimistic they can sign a player many believe to be the best catcher in baseball. Reports say the Phillies also hoping to re-sign veteran shortstop Didi Gregorius after he hit .284 with 10 home runs in 60 games in his first season with Philadelphia a year ago.
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!
Say it ain’t so Houston. First, longtime television host Jerry Springer saw his once wildly popular reality show come to an end after almost two and a half decades. Now, reports say the Houston Astros are willing to consider offers for power-hitting outfielder George Springer in order to upgrade other areas of their roster. I don’t see it happening unless some team blows the Astros away with an offer for the 26-year-old they can’t refuse.
Market Heating Up For Ozuna
The market is heating up in a big way for Atlanta Braves free-agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna after he hit a blistering .338 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 60 games last season. Reports say that teams in both, the AL and NL are thinking about acquiring the 30-year-old outfielder.
Former Staff Aces Available
Seven former staff aces are still on the open market and getting attention to varying degrees. There’s 35-year-old two-time AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, 37-year-old four-time all-star lefty Cole Hamels, 39-year-old right-hander Adam Wainwright, 35-year-old former AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez, 37-year-old left-hander Jon Lester, 35-year-old right-hander and former NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta and 32-year-old former AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. Stay tuned MLB bettors.
Yadier Molina Considering Retirement
A likely future Hall of Famer, nine-time gold glove winner Yadier Molina is reportedly considering retirement. The 38-year-old s reportedly holding out for a two-year contract, preferably with the Cardinals, the only team he’s played for in his 17-year big league career.
Multiple clubs negotiating with Semien
Reports say that multiple teams like the Phillies, Reds, Red Sox and A’s all have been involved in negotiations with Oakland free agent infielder Marcus Semien, who spent the past six seasons with the A’s.