MLB 2015 – Hall of Fame Odds and Pre-Season Props

MLB 2015 – Hall of Fame Odds and Pre-Season Props

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The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot came out today. Like most years, it is a cornucopia of living legends. Like every year, several living legends will find the entrance to Cooperstown barred shut.

Who will the Baseball Writers of America induct this year, and who will they keep behind the velvet rope? We take a look at the odds for the most likely inductees.

We also take a gander at the odds for several players – current and retired – to make it into the hall in the years to come.

Lastly, with Spring Training less than three months away, we explore the odds for several of the biggest storylines heading into next season: is A-Rod going to make a successful comeback? Where will the top free-agents sign? Will Pete Rose finally be reinstated? Carry on, weary reader, if these long, baseball-less months have you yearning for America’s Pastime.

Hall of Fame Odds:

Odds of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015:

  • 1/4: Randy Johnson
  • 1/3: Pedro Martinez
  • 1/2: Craig Biggio
  • 1/1: John Smoltz
  • 3/1: Mike Piazza
  • 10/1: Jeff Bagwell
  • 50/1: Tim Raines
  • 75/1: Gary Sheffield

Odds of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at some point in the future:

  • 1/2: David Ortiz
  • 2/3: Miguel Cabrera
  • 3/2: Adrian Beltre
  • 2/1: Carlos Beltran
  • 2/1: Bruce Bochy
  • 3/1: Clayton Kershaw
  • 3/1: Mike Trout
  • 5/1: Giancarlo Stanton
  • 5/1: Madison Bumgarner
  • 5/1: Dustin Pedroia
  • 5/1: Felix Hernandez
  • 6/1: Robinson Cano
  • 10/1: Andrew McCutcheon
  • 10/1: Yadier Molina
  • 10/1: Buster Posey
  • 75/1: Sammy Sosa
  • 75/1: Mark McGwire
  • 100/1: Barry Bonds
  • 100/1: Alex Rodriguez

 

Alex Rodriguez Odds (a.k.a. A-Rodds):

Odds on the number of at-bats that Alex Rodriguez will get for the Yankees this year:

  • 40/1: zero at bats
  • 15/1: 1-150
  • 2/1: 151-300
  • 2/1: 301-450
  • 3/1: 451+

 

Pete Rose Odds:

Odds that the MLB announces Pete Rose’s reinstatement at the 2014 MLB All Star Game: 

  • 12/1

 

Free Agent/Trade Odds:

Odds that the following international free agents sign with …

  • Yasmany Tomas – Cuba
    • 8/1: Philadelphia Phillies
    • 15/1: San Francisco Giants
    • 25/1: Seattle Mariners
  • Kenta Maeda –Japan
    • 8/1: Boston Red Sox
    • 10/1: Arizona Diamondbacks
    • 25/1: Houston Astros
  • Jung ho Kang – Korea
    • 3/1: New York Yankees
    • 4/1: Baltimore Orioles
    • 25/1: Texas Rangers

Odds that the following MLB free agents sign with …

  • Max Scherzer
    • 4/1: St. Louis Cardinals
    • 5/1: New York Yankees
    • 6/1: Chicago Cubs
  • Jon Lester
    • 4/1: Boston Red Sox
    • 8/1: Chicago Cubs
    • 10/1: New York Yankees
  • Hanley Ramirez – REPORTEDLY SIGNED WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX
  • James Shields
    • 6/1: Arizona Diamondbacks
    • 8/1: Florida Marlins
    • 12/1: Kansas City
  • Pablo Sandoval – REPORTEDLY SIGNED WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX
  • Nelson Cruz
    • 6/1: Seattle Mariners
    • 8/1: New York Yankees
    • 22/1: Baltimore Orioles
  • David Robertson
    • 6/1: New York Yankees
    • 8/1: Houston Astros
    • 15/1: Detroit Tigers
  • Ichiro Suzuki
    • 8/1: New York Yankees
    • 12/1: Chicago Cubs
    • 15/1: Seattle Mariners

Odds of being traded before opening day: 

  • 6/1: Andre Ethier
  • 8/1: Cole Hamels
  • 12/1: Carl Crawford
  • 15/1: Matt Kemp
  • 15/1: Troy Tulowitzki
  • 15/1: Carlos Gonzales
  • 18/1: BJ Upton

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