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The betting aftermath of the Red Sox-Dodgers Mookie Betts trade

LAS VEGAS — It’s easier to win the baseball offseason than it is to close the deal in October, but the Dodgers clinched the first part by finally finishing a trade to bring star outfielder Mookie Betts from Boston to Los Angeles. Now for the hard part. The Yankees are still the World Series favorites, according to William Hill sportsbooks, and their path through the American League just got easier with the Red Sox essentially resigned to a rebuilding year. “I’m shocked by it,” William Hill sportsbook director Nick Bogdanovich said of the Betts deal. “It’s not the Red Sox we once knew It’s going to be a whole new look.” The Dodgers’ status as title contenders is nothing new, but their chances on paper have improved ...