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Last Updated: May 27, 2021

Rays Trade Adames and Richards to Brewers for Rasmussen and Feyereisen

Introduction

On Friday, May 21st, 2021 a big – time blockbuster Major League Baseball trade transpired between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Milwaukee Brewers. Through this mid – season MLB trade the Milwaukee Brewers acquired the shortstop Willy Adames and the right – handed relief pitcher Trevor Richards from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right – handed relief pitcher in J. P. Feyereisen as well as another right – handed relief pitcher in Drew Rasmussen.

This big – league trade that was made between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays more than likely benefits the Milwaukee Brewers the most out of the two ball clubs. Adames is a suburb defensive infielder more specifically at the shortstop position which the Milwaukee Brewers were desperate to pick up for their starting line – up, and Willy can swing the bat fortunately during the very important clutch situations as well.

The remaining pieces of the trade consists of basically swapping right – handed relief pitchers between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Milwaukee Brewers in order to balance out the fair nature of this recent trade agreement between these two 2021 Major League Baseball teams that are looking to compete for the 2021 MLB World Series. Hopefully for the Tampa Bay Rays they are getting more betting performing bull – pen pitchers that will help them close out close baseball games down the stretch.

Adames is currently carrying a batting average of .197 to go along with his five home runs, and his 15 runs batted in over the course of the 41 games so far during this young 2021 Major League Baseball season. Last year with the Tampa Bay Rays Willy recorded an on base plus slugging percentage of .813 as he helped lead his team in the Tampa Bay Rays make it to the 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers ended up winning that World Series 4 games to 2 games.

Trevor Richards is now a 28 – year – old relief pitcher who holds a very unimpressive earned run average of 4.50 right now as well as only 1 save over the course of his six relief pitching appearances so far during this long 2021 Major League Baseball season. The Tampa Bay Rays general manager, Erik Neander, explained to the sports media that Feyereisen will initially fulfill an instant role in the Tampa Bay Ray's bullpen whereas Drew Rasmussen is getting sent down to a role with their minor league baseball affiliate in Durham, North Carolina.

Feyereisen who is also 28 – years – old right – handed relief pitcher is currently holding a record of 0 and 2 with an earned run average of 3.26 over the course of 21 games so far this season. Although J. P. Feyereisen has allowed 6 total runs over 1 and 1 / 3 innings during Feyereisen’s past two pitching appearances. The 25 – year – old Rasmussen is currently 0 and 1 with an earned run average of 4.24 and just 1 save in 15 games.

Current MLB Standings (as of Tuesday, May 25th, 2021)

American League East

Tampa Bay Rays 30 – 19 0 Games Behind

Boston Red Sox 29 – 19 0.5 Games Behind

New York Yankees 28 – 19 1 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 23 – 23 5.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 17 – 30 12 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 27 – 19 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 25 – 20 1.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 22 – 23 4.5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 18 – 29 9.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 18 – 29 9.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 28 – 21 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 26 – 21 1 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 22 – 26 5.5 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 22 – 27 6 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 20 – 27 7 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 21 – 20 0 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 23 – 24 1 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 23 – 24 1 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 23 – 25 1.5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 20 – 23 2 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 26 – 21 0 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 24 – 22 1.5 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 24 – 23 2 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 20 – 25 5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 18 – 28 7.5 Games Behind

National League West

San Diego Padres 30 – 18 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 29 – 18 0.5 Games Behind

San Francisco Giants 28 – 19 1.5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 19 – 29 11 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 18 – 30 12 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Tuesday, May 25th, 2021. Currently the Milwaukee Brewers have the 13th highest odds to win it all and the Tampa Bay Rays have the 8th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +300
New York Yankees                            +700
San Diego Padres                                +700
Chicago White Sox                             +800
New York Mets                                  +1000
Houston Astros                                   +1600
Atlanta Braves                                    +1700
Tampa Bay Rays                               +1800
Oakland Athletics                               +1800
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2000
St. Louis Cardinals                             +2200
Milwaukee Brewers                             +2800
San Francisco Giants                          +4000
Cleveland Indians                               +4000
Chicago Cubs                                      +5000
Philadelphia Phillies                            +5000
Cincinnati Reds                                   +6600
Minnesota Twins                                 +6600
Miami Marlins                                      +6600
Los Angeles Angels                             +6600
Kansas City Royals                            +7500
Washington Nationals                         +7500
Seattle Mariners                                 +12500
Texas Rangers                                   +25000
Baltimore Orioles                                +30000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +30000
Pittsburgh Pirates                               +40000
Colorado Rockies                               +50000
Detroit Tigers                                      +50000

 

Sources:

“Tampa Bay Rays trade Willy Adames, Trevor Richards to Milwaukee Brewers as part of four – player trade”, espn.com, May 21, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 25, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, May 25, 2021.


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