Who Are MLB’s Best Recent Post-Trade Deadline Teams?

Who Are MLB’s Best Recent Post-Trade Deadline Teams?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

After being swept in three games by the Houston Astros, the Cleveland Guardians enter their three-game weekend home series with the Chicago White Sox with a 53-56 record in the American League Central Division, 2.5 games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins.

It is sure to be an exciting finish for Guardians fans in the first year of Ohio sports betting.

Before Tuesday's trading deadline, the Guardians traded shortstop Amed Rosario, starting pitcher Aaron Civale and first baseman Josh Bell. They received prospects in return that will help not in the immediate future, but down the road.

How has Cleveland fared during past trade deadlines in relation to making a late postseason run?

Utilizing MLB.com, BetOhio.com — your source for Cleveland sportsbooks — found the MLB teams with the best win percentages after the trade deadline since 2016.

Best Post-Trade Deadline Teams Since 2016

Here is analysis that might help if you choose to make a baseball bet at one of the 18 Ohio sports betting apps.

RankTeamRecordWin %
1 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers44-13.0772
T-2 2017 Cleveland Indians35-13.0729
T-2 2021 San Francisco Giants43-16.0729
4 2019 Houston Astros38-15.0717
5 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers41-18.0695
6 2022 Houston Astros39-18.0684
7 2016 Chicago Cubs38-18.0679
8 2022 Cleveland Guardians39-20.0661
9 2018 Houston Astros35-18.0660
10 2021 Tampa Bay Rays38-20.0665


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Cleveland Has Had Success After Deadline

Cleveland had two teams within the top 10.

The 2017 squad (35-13) tied with the 2021 San Francisco Giants (43-16) for second place with a .729-win percentage. Last year's team (39-20) was No. 8 in the top 10 with a 0.661-win percentage.

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BetMGM Sportsbook Future Odds

Here are BetMGM Ohio odds on the Guardians as of Thursday night:

  • To Win the American League Central Division: +260 (2nd favorite behind the Twins at -350)
  • To Win the AL: +3000 (tied with Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, LA Angels)
  • To Win the Word Series: +6600 (tied with Angels, Red Sox)

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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