Chicago Cubs centerfielder and first baseman Cody Bellinger will test the free agent market this winter and possibly have a new home when spring training comes around.
Last season for the Cubs, the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player batted .307 with 26 home runs, 97 RBI and 20 stolen bases. The question is: Where does Bellinger sign? IllinoisBet.com – your source for Illinois sportsbooks - looked at hypothetical odds for Bellinger’s next destination.
Cody Bellinger Next Team Odds
These are hypothetical odds you won’t be able to find at Illinois sportsbook apps.
Cubs Still Best Bet
Chances are Bellinger will stay in the Windy City for his second consecutive season at +200 (33%), but there are opportunities for other teams to take advantage, including his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers (+400, 20%). Bellinger played for the Dodgers for his first six seasons (.248 batting average, 152 home runs, 422 RBI). With the Dodgers, Bellinger batted .211 in 69 postseason games with nine HR, 33 RBI and a .661 OPS. He hit .121 (8-for-66) with two homers and eight RBI in 18 career World Series games (2017, 2018 and 2020). The Dodgers are at +800 to win the World Series at ESPN BET Illinois, trailing only the Atlanta Braves (+650).
Also, the New York Yankees (+600, 14.3%) are looking for a shakeup to their stagnant and unproductive lineup. The Philadelphia Phillies (+1000, 9.1%) look to strengthen their already stacked lineup. Two other teams – the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants - are both tied for fifth and are longshots at landing the two-time All-Star at +1200 (7.7%). Other teams not listed are +900 (10%).
The 2024 spring training season officially begins on Thursday, Feb. 22 as the Dodgers face the San Diego Padres. Whether you are betting on MLB, the NFL or the NBA, have handy Illinois sportsbook promos.