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The Miami Marlins get Infielder Jacob Amaya from the Los Angeles Dodgers

This past Wednesday, January 11, the Miami Marlins traded their veteran shortstop and Venezuelan Miguel Rojas, delivering him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Jacob Amaya

Rojas says goodbye to Miami Marlins after two contract extensions

Rojas, who is now 34 years old, joined the Marlins back in December 2014. After 8 years with the team, we have seen how he has gone from being a reserve to taking on the role of shortstop daily in 2017 and even helping the Marlins end their 17-year postseason drought in 2020, with a home run in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs. Rojas has played 870 games in MLB, in eight seasons with the Marlins, being the baseball player with the most games played in Miami, and was a finalist for the National League Gold Glove.

He signed extensions twice, the last one extending until 2023, and now the time has come for him to say goodbye and start a new stage in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers acquire Rojas in exchange for Jacob Amaya

It is that The Dodgers, after the departure of Trea Turner, who ended up signing with Philadelphia Phillies, needed a new player urgently to cover the position. For this reason, they decided that the Venezuelan Rojas was the perfect piece to complete the puzzle, a former player of the team before 2009.

Miguel Rojas on field

Jacob Amaya: Will he meet the needs of the Miami Marlins?

Amaya has a very different profile from Rojas: younger, more inexperienced, and a minor leaguer. At just 24 years old (10 years apart) and with little experience, the California native has yet to make his major league debut. Still, he's quick and agile and looks like a good up-and-coming signing: He was named a 2022 Organizational All

With his addition, the Marlins have the full 40-player roster. We look forward to seeing how Amaya performs on the field and if the decision has been the right one.

What chances do these two teams have of winning the World Series?

The odds for the 2023 World Series are already available on most of the online gambling sites in the US, which we have included down below.

According to US bookmakers, the Miami Marlins are much further away from victory than the Los Angeles Dodgers. The odds for the Miami Marlins are around +10,000 and for the Los Angeles Dodgers the +750/800

Odds for the Miami Marlins:

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Odds for the Los Angeles Dodgers:

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So who are the favorites to win the Fall Classic?

The Houston Astros (+600), the New York Yankees (+650), the Mets (+750), and the Los Angeles Dodgers (+750) are the favorite teams according to the bookmakers.

Although there is still much to see and the odds will surely change once the tournament action begins, you can already place your future bets if you see it clearly!

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