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After an inconsistent 2018 season that featured a quick exit from the playoffs Johnny Pesky Jersey , the Cleveland Indians appear willing to make drastic changes to their roster this winter.Per ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the Indians have indicated they will be willing to listen to trade offers for Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Edwin Encarnacion, Jason Kipnis http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-carl-yastrzemski-jersey , Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, among others.Olney noted Cleveland intends to keep All-Stars Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez.Cleveland is facing an offseason of uncertainty for the first time during this three-year run of American League Central titles. Bullpen stalwarts Andrew Miller and Cody Allen are free agents, as is All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley.PerRosterResource.com, the Indians' 2019 payroll after player raises and projected arbitration are factored in is expected to be $145.488 million. The front officespent a franchise-record$134.8 million last season.Encarnacion ($21.67 million), Kluber ($17 million) and Kipnis ($14.7 million) will be Cleveland's three highest-paid players next season.Among that trio Ted Williams Jersey , Kluber would likely command the most attention in trade talks. The two-time AL Cy Young winner posted a 2.89 ERA with 222 strikeouts in 215 innings last season.Encarnacion hit for power with 32 homers and 107 RBI, but his .246 batting average and .336 on-base percentage were his worst in a season since 2010. Kipnis' .230 average was the worst of his career.The Indians won a mediocre AL Central by 13 games with a 91-71 recordbut were swept out of the playoffs by the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series. Harry How/Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer the favorites to win the National League West with the Arizona Diamondbacks 2.5 games ahead of the reigning National League champions.OddsShark shared updated lines from Bovada which have the Diamondbacks listed at +135 (bet $100 to win $135) compared to the Dodgers at +190. That is a drastic difference from July 24 odds stemming from the same source, which listed Los Angeles as a heavy favorite even in a tight division battle:OddsShark OddsSharkUpdated odds to win the NL West (BovadaOfficial):D-backs (72-58) +135Dodgers (70-61) +190Rockies (71-59) +210Giants (65-67) +8000OddsShark OddsSharkUpdated odds to win the NL West (BovadaOfficial):Dodgers -250D-backs +375Giants +900Rockies +1100Padres +90000While Arizona has more favorable odds than the Dodgers to win the National League West, those setting the lines for the World Series are less bullish on the Diamondbacks. As Covers shared, LV SuperBook has the Dodgers listed at 12-1 to capture the championship and the Diamondbacks just behind them at 14-1.Covers CoversUpdated MLB futures odds from LVSuperBook to win the 2018 World Series. em7GN2DbrqArizona and Los Angeles have to worry about more than each other in the race for the division crown and playoff positioning Jim Rice Jersey , as the Colorado Rockies are a mere one game behind the Diamondbacks and 1.5 games ahead of the Dodgers.The National League Central is also an issue for those NL West teams looking to make the playoffs, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers occupy the two wild-card positions with Milwaukee enjoying a one-game advantage over Colorado for the last postseason spot.It is a testament to Los Angeles' recent track record it still has fairly favorable odds to win the division and World Series as it is in third place in the division and is on the outside looking in at the playoff picture this late in the season. It won the NL West in each of the last five years, dropped last year's World Series in a heartbreaking seven games and features notable players such as Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw and Justin Turner.However, the Diamondbacks are 8-4 against the Dodgers and 7-5 against the Rockies this season and have set the standard in the division to this point. If they continue taking care of business in the seven head-to-head games they have remaining against each division rival http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-nomar-garciaparra-jersey , Arizona will be in ideal position to win the NL West and play into October.

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