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2022 MLB Trade Deadline: Buy & Sell Odds For All 30 Teams

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2022 MLB Trade Deadline: Buy & Sell Odds For All 30 Teams

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As baseball resumes after the All-Star Break, it’s time to take a look at which teams are going to be buyers and which ones will be sellers ahead of the August 2 trade deadline. 

The list of potential buyers and sellers is extensive. There are 18 of the 30 MLB teams currently either in a playoff spot or less than five games out of the postseason. 

Several top-tier players have emerged as trade targets. Chief among them is Washington outfielder Juan Soto. He rejected what would have been a 15-year, $440 million contract, flew coach to the All-Star Game, and won the Home Run Derby.  

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But the price for 23-year-old dynamo Soto is going to be astronomical. The cost to keep him after his current deal runs out in two years? Start at $30+ million a year. 

Possible deals have Soto headed to the Mets, Yankees, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners, Rays and Padres. Six of those teams would be in the playoffs if the season ended today, with the Giants being just a half-game out of the final NL Wild Card.

Another potential blockbuster target is Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts. He rejected a player option before the season began and will be a free agent when the 2022 season ends. Contract talks stalled quickly once the lockout ended. Rumors for trade partners with Boston have included the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. 

Sellers Or Buyers

So which teams will be dealing? More importantly, will your favorite team be a “Buyer” or a “Seller” before 6 p.m. on August 2.

Bookies.com Senior Handicapper Adam Thompson examined all 30 MLB teams and has MLB odds on what they may be doing come the trade deadline. Take a look below.

30 MLB Team Buyer/Seller Odds

Team Buyer Seller
Atlanta Braves -475 +380
Miami Marlins +120 -140
New York Mets -210 +180
Philadelphia Phillies -155 +135
Washington Nationals +390 -500
Chicago Cubs +165 -140
Cincinnati Reds +390 -500
Milwaukee Brewers -220 +185
Pittsburgh Pirates +120 -140
St. Louis Cardinals -185 +155
Arizona Diamondbacks +125 -145
Colorado Rockies +200 -240
Los Angeles Dodgers -600 +480
San Diego Padres -240 +200
San Francisco Giants -125 +105
Baltimore Orioles +180 -210
Boston Red Sox -130 +150
New York Yankees -300 +250
Tampa Bay Rays -165 +140
Toronto Blue Jays -190 +160
Chicago White Sox -125 +105
Cleveland Indians -120 +100
Detroit Tigers +130 -150
Kansas City Royals +280 -340
Minnesota Twins -170 +145
Houston Astros -305 +255
Los Angeles Angels +100 -120
Oakland Athletics +380 -475
Seattle Mariners -110 -110
Texas Rangers -105 -115

This hypothetical MLB betting market is for entertainment purposes only and does not reflect any market that may be available on betting sites and betting apps.

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Playoff Picture Expands Possibilities 

With the addition of an extra Wild Card team this season, and the new playoff format, the number of teams in contention for the post has grown.

In the American League, the race to win the AL East (Yankees) and AL West (Astros) are all over but the math. In the Central, the Guardians and Twins are tied in the loss column. The loser of that race is likely out of the playoff mix. 

The Yankees are the overall favorite to win the American League (+140) and the World Series (+325) at BetMGM

The three current American League Wild Card teams – Tampa Bay, Seattle and Toronto - are separated by two games in the loss column. The Red Sox stumbled into the All-Star Break, losing 6 of 7 to the Yankees and Rays. They are 2 games back of the Blue Jays for the final Wild Card, but have a 3-game series against Toronto at Fenway Park starting on Friday. 

Things are tighter in the National League. The Dodgers (+155 to win the NL and +375 to win the World Series at BetMGM) hold an 8-game lead in the NL West over the Padres. But the other two divisions remain wide open. The Brewers hold a half-game edge over St. Louis in the Central. The Mets have seen their once bulging lead over the Braves slim down to 2.5 games. 

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