Angels sign Hamilton; futures odds on the move
Highly-coveted free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton has signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to numerous reports.
Mike Perry, oddsmaker at Sportsbook.ag,
has moved the Angels from 10/1 to 7/1 to win the World Series and 5/1 to 4/1 to capture the AL pennant upon hearing news of the signing. The LVH SuperBook also had the Angels listed as 10/1 favorites to win the Fall Classic on Monday.
“We haven’t moved Texas yet, as we assume they may make a couple more moves themselves now that they have more money to use,” Perry told Covers.
Hamilton, 31, belted a career-high 43 home runs last season for the Rangers and is a five-time All-Star.
The Angels have been busy this offseason, previously acquiring pitchers Joe Blanton and Tommy Hanson.