Despite the fact that several big names are still without a team, Caesars Entertainment has put out their over/under win totals for all of Major League Baseball.
Even though several team-altering moves have yet to be made, Caesars Entertainment has released their predicted win totals for all 30 MLB teams.
MLB Win totals (via @CaesarsEnt )
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The Houston Astros sit at the top of the list with 97.5 wins followed by the New York Yankees at 96.5, the reigning, defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox at 95.5 and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lead the National League with 95.
The other hometown team, the New York Mets, are predicted at 83.5 wins. This would give them 6.5 more wins than in 2018 and comes after the blockbuster trade that saw them acquire Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners.
The Yankees ended their season with 100 wins with winning records over every one of their opponents except for the Boston Red Sox, splitting series with the Mets, Oakland A’s and Washington Nationals.
And, of course, dead last sits the Baltimore Orioles, the team that just lost their major role player halfway through the season. Those poor birds simply cannot catch a break.
It’ll be interesting to see what changes are made to these predictions after the big players settle in and find somewhere to sign. How many more wins would the Yankees get if they reeled in Machado? What about the Philadelphia Phillies or Chicago White Sox if they acquired Machado and/or Harper? Do the Red Sox jump into first place if they re-sign Craig Kimbrel? Only time will tell.
Of course, it’s all just guessing at this point. However, it goes to show just how dominant the American League looks heading into next season.