Say what you will about whoever might actually wager on the next manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but there are plenty of people interested in this kind of thing. According to Bovada in Las Vegas, Gabe Kapler is the odds-on favorite to fill Don Mattingly’s recently-vacated position.
The odds listed are interesting, though, in reading the situation through the eyes of those who are paid to ensure even betting across the board. Meaning, while Kapler is obviously the guy most believe will replace Mattingly, the value simply isn’t there for those looking to turn a real profit here.
Here are the odds, via J.P. Hoonstra:
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Based on the odds, Kapler and Dave Martinez are the considerable favorites, mostly because of their prior relationships with Andrew Friedman either currently or elsewhere in the league. Those wagering on Bud Black might be a little nervous as he reportedly got a second interview with the Washington Nationals.
Again, this doesn’t mean Kapler or Martinez are leading a two-man race for the job, only that Vegas is interested in garnering bets for others in said race.