Few MLB starting pitchers will attract the type of leaguewide attention that veteran southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez will this offseason. The free agent hitting the open market for the first time and will draw interest not only from teams but from Michigan sports betting customers with a keen eye toward MLB futures odds.
Rodriguez is coming off a season where he posted his second-best WAR (wins over replacement) at 3.5 and his career-best ERA+ (134) for the Tigers. He was 13-9 in his age-30 season for a team that finished 78-84 in 2023 in a poor division, the American League Central.
He is in the final year of a five-year, $77 million contract that he signed as a member of the Boston Red Sox. It’s safe to assume that the veteran will make far more than that with whatever team he joins next. As the MLB free agency window rolls along, BetMichigan.com – where the best Michigan sportsbook promos can be found – developed the odds on where Rodriguez could play next, on the heels of a solid season with the woebegone Tigers.
Eduardo Rodriguez Next Team Odds
Where Will ‘E-Rod’ Pitch Next?
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The top destination for Rodriguez’s services is still Detroit. We give the Tigers +450 odds of resigning the 30-year-old ace this offseason, beating out his former team (the Boston Red Sox, at +600).
The Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied for the second-best odds of landing ‘E-Rod’ before spring training. The defending AL East champion Baltimore Orioles are joined by the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants at +1000 odds to land Rodriguez as a free agent signing. We rate the rest of the field at +300 odds, or a 25% chance.
The Tigers have +7500 odds to win the 2024 World Series at Caesars Michigan Sportsbook.
Career Resume For Eduardo Rodriguez
Fans of whichever MLB franchise locks up Rodriguez this offseason are getting a pitcher that has struck out more than 1,100 batters across as many innings in his big-league career. He has a career WAR total of 17.9 and an ERA+ of 112 with the Red Sox and Tigers.
If Rodriguez can keep up the production level he showed with a mediocre Detroit team in 2023, then his next team will land a top-shelf starter, which is a hard commodity to acquire in today’s game. The Tigers, who have not been to the World Series since 2012, have +3000 odds to win the American League pennant next season for folks using the ESPN BET Michigan promo code to sign up.
We’ll know more about the Tigers lefty once MLB’s general managers and owners meetings wrap up this month. That usually marks the unofficial opening window of the league’s free agent signing period.
For now, some MLB team is about to get a fine starting pitcher, which can very well be the difference between a deep run in October and watching the postseason unfold on TV.
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