The Houston Astros cheating scandal just keeps getting crazier, and it's having far-reaching implications for a number of MLB franchises as this point.
The New York Mets are the latest team to feel the shock waves, whose newly signed manager and former Astro Carlos Beltran has resigned before being in the dugout for a single game.
The teams effected by suspensions and resignations have been front-page news all week, but the betting markets haven't been so quick to put a ton of weight in these changes.
The Boston Red Sox' odds to win the World Series went from +2200 to +2500 on FanDuel Sportsbook, while the Houston Astros' odds went from +550 to +600. Converting that to implied probability, that's a change of just 0.5 percentage points for Boston and 1.1 for Houston.
The Mets' odds have seen been similarly unaffected by losing Beltran. At +2100 on Thursday afternoon, the line hasn't moved from where it was before the firing, and is barely different than the +2200 they were given when the 2020 World Series odds were first posted.
The line for the Mets' win total has also stayed stationary, set at 87.5 with a little bit of juice on the under (-116). A first-year manager like Beltran was always going to be a question mark, so the uncertainty that comes with moving forward without him doesn't really bring any change to the Mets' outlook for the year ahead.
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