MLB betting had the New York Yankees agreeing on a one-year contract with free agent Randy Winn.
The Yankees were looking for an outfielder to replace Johnny Damon and it looks like Winn is the man. Baseball betting has seen the Yankees make some moves this off-season to shore up their outfield and Winn may be the final piece of the puzzle.
MLB betting had the deal being worth about $2 million, which is far less than what Damon was looking for. The signing of Winn probably means that Damon will not return to the Yankees. MLB betting stats had Winn hitting.262 in 149 games last season for San Francisco. Winn has never played in the post-season as MLB betting stats indicate and at 1,601 games played without appearing in the playoffs, it is the longest streak by any active player. The Yankees are considered World Series baseball betting favorites so it could be that Winn makes the playoffs this year.
With Winn signed, the Yankees have no need to re-sign Johnny Damon who simply was looking for too much money. Agent Scott Boras and Damon may have priced themselves right out of the market. MLB betting has them now talking with Detroit and Cincinnati. Detroit would seem a logical baseball betting choice for Damon since the Tigers lost Curtis Granderson to the Yankees. The Tigers also lost Placido Polanco to the Phillies so they need a hitter at the top of the order and Damon would fill the bill. Cincinnati may also want to consider Damon since they have very little experience in the outfield. The problem for both teams as MLB betting indicated is that they don’t have much money to spend and Damon is pricey.
New York is the favorite in MLB betting odds to win the World Series again this year. The addition of Winn is not a huge one in MLB betting but he does give them some stability in the outfield. He can also hit first or second in the lineup if needed and get on base. He does not have the power that Damon had but his on base percentage won’t be any worse. The Yankees are looking at him as a short-term solution for this baseball betting season. Winn may hit down in the order since Granderson will probably lead off followed by Derek Jeter.