Caesars Palace released updated World Series odds Thursday afternoon following Wednesday's MLB Trade Deadline and the Red Sox saw their odds fall. Boston's odds dropped from 20/1 to 25/1 after an uneventful trade deadline from general manager Dave Dombrowski. The Astros and Dodgers were tied atop the list with the best odds at 11/4.
Dave Dombrowski received wide spread criticism for not making a move for a reliever to help fix Boston's bullpen woes. The Red Sox are currently dead last in the MLB in save percentage and posted a 5.19 bullpen ERA in July. The criticism of Dombrowski only increased after a bizarre press conference in which he made the following abhorrent comments:
The Red Sox were heavily linked to relievers Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo and Kirby Yates prior to Wednesday and were regarded as the favorites to land Diaz less than 48 hours before the trade deadline. If the Red Sox make the playoffs, the plan will supposedly be to use their starters in the bullpen similarly to how they did last postseason. The Red Sox are currently 2.5 games behind the Rays for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the AL.
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