MLB Betting: Players Rumors, Coaches on Hot Seat & More June 23 Edition

MLB Betting: Players Rumors, Coaches on Hot Seat & More June 23 Edition

Written by on June 23, 2021

It has been an eventful few days for Major League Baseball. With the pennant races heating up, some controversial rules changes, extraordinary pitching efforts, and lots of great game action, baseball fans have lots to be excited about. Let’s take a look at some of the major happenings in the world of Major League Baseball so you can continue betting against their MLB odds.

Latest 2021 MLB Betting Rumors and News Out There

Now that Major League Baseball has ruled that any pitcher using an illegal substance to gain an advantage while pitching will serve a 10-game suspension, there are lots of wrinkles to this situation. Ironically enough, the best pitcher in the game, Jacob deGrom, was the first person to be checked for illegal substances. The umpires check the player’s glove, hat, etc., for foreign substances.

There was some animosity between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Max Scherzer was unhappy that he was checked early in the game. Then in the 4th inning, after striking a batter out, Phillies manager Joe Girardi requested that Scherzer be checked again. This angered Scherzer and Nationals manager Dave Martinez. Words were exchanged between the group, and Girardi ended up getting ejected. We’ll see how much turmoil this rule causes throughout the season. 

The New York Yankees have had a disappointing start to the season. Although the Yankees have had injury and COVID issues, the management could be getting a little antsy. The Yankees haven’t been as strong in the Aaron Boone era as many experts had predicted them to be. With the Yankees in 3rd place in the American League East, Boone could be on the hot seat. We’ll see how patient the New York brass is with Boone.

Tuesday night saw the debut of the top prospect in the game, as the Tampa Bay Rays introduced Wander Franco to the world. Franco didn’t disappoint, as he hit a game-tying homer in the game. Franco could be the spark that the Rays need, as they had lost six straight games prior to Franco being called up.

With fewer than 40 days left until the trade deadline, general managers are looking for ways to improve their chances of making the playoffs. Some big names that could be moved prior to or at the deadline include Max Scherzer, Trevor Story, and Miguel Cabrera, just to name a few. With teams trying to find as many ways as possible to rid themselves of large contracts, we could see a lot of movement at the deadline this season.

We’re seeing the emergence of a new crop of superstars in the game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, and Jacob deGrom are leading the way for a new generation of stars. Baseball is in need of new superstars, and many of these players play with a swagger that is attractive to a younger generation of fans. The popularity of baseball has been dwindling over the past few years, so baseball needs to make a concerted effort to promote this new crop of up-and-coming players.