MLB Betting News - Angels Trade for Teixeira - 5/1 Odds to Win Series
July 29, 2008 - The MLB Los Angeles Angels traded for the biggest bat available on the market. The Angels acquired 1B Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves for Angles first baseman Casey Kotchman and minor league pitching prospect Stephen Marek. The Angels solidified the heart of their batting order with power hitting 6'3" 220lbs 1B Teixeira hitting a solid .283 Avg, 27 2B, 20 HR, 78 RBI and .512 SLG pct. The Angels have the best record in baseball at 65-40 led by a solid pitching staff but their offense only ranks ninth the American League. The switch hitting Teixeira is expected to bat behind Vladimir Guerrero and provide him more quality pitches as teams will no longer be able to pitch around Vladdy.
Odds to win the 2008 World Series Championship
Los Angeles Angels 5/1
Odds to win the 2008 American League Pennant
Los Angeles Angels 2/1
Linemakers still have the Chicago Cubs favored to win the World Series at 9/5 odds. The Angels provide great value at 5/1 future MLB bet odds. The Angels have a solid front end pitching staff with great years by Ervin Santana, Joe Saunders and have a top 3 with John Lackey, Jon Garland and Jered Weaver. The Angels bullpen has super set up man S. Shields and K-Rod to close it out. For current MLB Future odds visit Bodog.