MLB News - Yankees Acquire Nady and Marte
July 28, 2008 - New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman made the usual post All-Star break trade to win now for the Yankees by completing a six player trade with the Pittsburg Pirates. The Yankess receive OF Xavier Nady and left handed reliever Damaso Marte while the Pittsburg Pirates receive four minor leaguers - Pitchers, Phil Coke, George Kontos, Ross Ohlendorf and outfielder Jose Tabata. The 'X-man' Xavier Nady has been having a solid season with Pittsburg batting .330 AVG, 13 HR and 57 RBI. Nady will be a welcome addition the creaky Yankees batting lineup that has seen injuries toHedeki Matsui, Posada, Johnny Damon. Domaso Marte is verteran left handed reliever that will add depth the Yankee bullpen. Left handed hitters are hitting .255 against Marte.
The New York Yankees are only 2.5 games out of the NL East. The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox have been getting the hype all year long. It would be a good time revisit the MLB Future odds to check for value in the betting line.
MLB Odds to win the 2008 World Series Championship
New York Yankees 9/1
MLB Odds to win the 2008 American League Pennant
New York Yankees 6/1
The NY Yankees have been under the radar for the betting market and as you can see from the above betting line that there is great value be had in a future wager. Cashman is not yet finished and if the Yankees get healthy and get Wang back in September, they can make a strong push for the post season. For some MLB betting tips have a look at our Sports Betting Tips. For current MLB Future betting odds visit Bodog.