In Major League Baseball history, roughly 58 years ago, the New York Yankees traded for Roger Maris. On Saturday morning, the Yankees traded for NL MVP and home run king Giancarlo Stanton. While it took a move from California to New York, and Yankee Stadium, to make Maris a household name the latest Bronx Bombers’ acquisition doesn’t need any introduction. Odds to Win 2018 World Series (Dec 12).
Stanton became an MLB trademark hitting home runs in pitcher-friendly Miami. Now the Marlins slugger will be paired with the American League home run leader and 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge.
According to MLB.com “just less than 58 years before the Stanton trade, they made a deal for [Roger] Maris. On Dec 11, 1959, the Yankees sent the quartet of Norm Siebern, Hank Bauer, Marv Throneberry and Don Larsen to the A’s in exchange for Roger Maris, Kent Hadely and Joe DeMaestri. Maris instantly became a star in New York. In his first season in pinstripes, he made his second All-Star team and led the league in RBIs (112) and slugging (.581) on his way to being named MVP. And if one year was enough to justify the trade, year two bumped it solidly into lopsided territory.”
Hence the move by the Yankees to acquire Stanton, the National League’s reigning MVP and baseball’s 2017 home run leader, has moved their Vegas and Offshore MLB futures.
The Las Vegas SuperBook, WestGate, opened the 2018 Yankee futures to Win the 2018 World Series at 8-to-1, their AL Pennant odds at 7-to-2. The latest updates by the World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook now have the Yanks at 6-to-1 and 13-to-5, respectively.
Odds to Win 2018 World Series (Dec 12)