Online Betting in 2015: Most Underrated MLB Trade Targets

Posted by Alex Murphy on August 6, 2015 in

Even though the non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone in Major League Baseball, there are still a lot of bargains out there. If a team wants to trade a player, the team has to expose him to the waiver wire, and any team can place a claim on the player then. The trade can only take place after the player clears waivers – that is to say, no team can simply do a trade after July 31 – instead, the player must clear waivers first for the trade to be legal. Find the latest MLB odds here.

Online Betting in 2015: Most Underrated MLB Trade Targets



Dan Haren and Gerardo Parra are a big drop off offensively from other names on the market. The purpose of this list is to take a look at other potential trade targets that the teams –and online betting fans — have overlooked so far.

Adam Lind

Lind is due to collect $7 million in salary, and there is an $8 million team option in place for 2016. Lind has a way of crushing right-handed pitching. In 2014, he hit all of his home runs against right-handed pitching, leaving behind: .938. Coming to the American League could be good for Lind, as he could switch around between first and the designated hitters for.

Tyson Ross

Ross has (during a short rookie year!) become a terrific starting pitcher in San Diego. His 3.45 ERA is the worst so far in his career. On the other hand, he has been striking 9.7 batters out per 9 inning. The fact that he is not a free agent until 2016 means that he is a long-term investment for any team – the major leagues included. Any contender who wants help in the rotation next year and the next few years can get ready.

Marlon Byrd

The Reds’ player had 16 home runs at the All-Star Break, and one of his advantages is the fact that he can still hit for power. Byrd’s average has fallen a bit, to .215. However, he has learned the art of flexibility during his time in the association – and he plans to put that flexibility to work for his team. He should also keep his phone close by, just in case someone needs to put his ori.

Charlie Blackmon

When the Rockies talked trade, they usually involved Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez. Blackmon has the skills to become an interesting part of a trade. He is only 29, had 25 steals in 2014, and hit for a fairly good average (.293). He has been working with our group all summer, and the dividends are paying off big time.

Final Thoughts

Many times, the biggest deals are the ones that end up going awry. For every A-Rod/A Fraud hit or home run, the New York Yankees get that much closer to taking the division. For now, they have what it takes to slide into the postseason – but just barely. Teams are hoping that the later parts of the free agency period continue to represent a value so that those remaining game changers can be had for a smaller price in 2015-16.

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