The New York Yankees and New York Mets made moves to try and improve their rosters at Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Question is, was it enough for fans and people involved in sports betting in New York?
How the Yankees Responded
The Yankees (70-35, .667) had a busy day.
First, they traded two-time All-Star outfielder Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers a few hours before Major League Baseball’s 6 p.m. trading deadline for right-handed pitcher Clayton Beeter, who was the No. 66 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
Gallo is no stranger to the trading deadline. He was dealt to the Yankees from the Texas Rangers last season. He never gained traction in New York and leaves with just a .159 batting average with 12 home runs and 24 RBI in 233 at-bats this season.
The Yankees’ moves didn’t end there.
In another surprising move just before the deadline expired, New York dealt left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery (3-3, 3.69 ERA, 97 strikeouts in 114.2 innings) to the St. Louis Cardinals for centerfielder Harrison Bader (.256, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 15 SB).
The Yankees also sent four minor leaguers to the Oakland Athletics for right-handed starting pitcher Frankie Montas and right-handed relief pitcher Lou Trivino.
A day earlier, the Yankees picked up right-handed pitcher Scott Effross from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for another righty, Hayden Wesneski.
All of these moves come on the heels of last week’s trade with the Kansas City Royals in which the Yanks sent three minor league pitchers to the Midwest for outfielder Andrew Benintendi.
New York MLB betting has been responding to moves made throughout baseball.
Caesars Sportsbook New York has the Yankees as co-favorites to win the World Series at +360, tied with the Dodgers. The Yankees are the top favorite to win the American League at +150, slightly ahead of the Houston Astros (+180).
New York sports betting apps clearly see the AL East race as over with the Yankees up 11½ games on the Toronto Blue Jays and 14½ on the Tampa Bay Rays. Caesars New York has the Yankees as a prohibitive favorite at -8000. Toronto is next at +2500.
EmpireStakes.com is ready for a good pennant race and is also a good source for New York sportsbook promos.
How the Mets Responded
In the other league, the New York Mets’ big deal was acquiring infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for infielder J.D. Davis, left-handed pitcher Thomas Szapucki, right-handed pitcher Carson Seymour and left-handed pitcher Nick Zwack.
The Mets also dealt for right-handed pitcher Mychal Givens (6-2, 2 saves, 2.66 ERA) from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Saúl González.
The Mets (65-38, .631) are up three games on the Atlanta Braves heading into the Mets’ game with the Washington Nationals this afternoon.
At Caesars Sportsbook, the Mets are the fourth favorite (+650) to win the World Series and are the second choice to win the National League at +300, just behind the Dodgers (+160).
To capture the NL East Division, the Mets are the current favorites at -250, followed by the Braves (+200).