Odds Are: Baseball is Back!

Posted On 25 Apr 2013
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The “Boys of Summer” (at least most of them) are back and being the gambler that you are – You may wonder “Just what are the chances my team winning the NL or AL pennant and even go on to win the World Series?”

Well, let’s take a look, just like other off-seasons, there were free agent signings, trades, spring training injuries, players that retired and former big stars who have opted to play in Japan or signed minor league contracts hoping to make it back to the show.


Now, here’s pre-season look at the odds – called the “Baseball Futures” for the 2013 season – according to Vegas odds-makers.

Remember these odds change daily based on trades, injuries to key players and the way a team is currently playing.


WashingtonNationals             7-1

TorontoBlue Jays                   8-1

DetroitTigers                          8-1

Los AngelesDodgers             9-1

Los AngelesAngels                9-1

CincinnatiReds                       12-1

San FranciscoGiants              12-1

TexasRangers                         16-1

AtlantaBraves                         16-1

PhiladelphiaPhillies                16-1

TampaBayRays                     16-1

St. LouisCardinals                  18-1

New YorkYankees                                20-1

BaltimoreOrioles                    30-1

BostonRed Sox                      30-1

OaklandAthletics                    30-1

ChicagoWhite Sox                40-1

MilwaukeeBrewers                50-1

Kansas CityRoyals                 50-1

ArizonaDiamondbacks           60-1

PittsburghPirates                    65-1

ClevelandIndians                    65-1

San DiegoPadres                    75-1

ChicagoCubs                          75-1

SeattleMariners                      100-1

MinnesotaTwins                    100-1

New YorkMets                      100-1

ColoradoRockies                    150-1

MiamiMarlins                        200-1

HoustonAstros                       250-1


According to the odds makers in Vegas, here are the teams that improved the most from last season’s odds:

1-Baltimore Orioles, 2-Toronto Blue Jays, 3-Los Angeles Dodgers 4-Washington Nationals


Now, before you get too depressed (if your team’s odds are near the bottom) keep this in mind – in recent history, some long shots went on to win not only the NL or AL Pennant, but also the World Series – So get out there and cheer your team on! Finally, again this year – Still no line available on whether Pete Rose will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.


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