For some, the baseball season ended Sunday night with the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series.
For others, the action never ends. That includes bovada.lv. The online betting site has published their odds to win the 2013 World Series by MLB team.
Despite being swept, the Tigers are 6/1 favorites to take it all next season, just ahead of the Yankees at 7/1. The Giants are third at 10/1, topping the National League.
The Cardinals are 14/1, in a group just behind the Washington Nationals at 12/1. Six teams have better current odds.
Other clubs at 14/1 include the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies. Albert Pujols’ Angels at 12/1 have the best odds of any club that missed the 2012 post-season.
Odds to win the 2013 World Series (Source: bovada.lv)
|New York Yankees||7/1|
|San Francisco Giants||10/1|
|Los Angeles Angels||12/1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||14/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||18/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||20/1|
|Boston Red Sox||22/1|
|Chicago White Sox||28/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||35/1|
|New York Mets||40/1|
|San Diego Padres||60/1|
|Kansas City Royals||75/1|
Footnote: The last time I looked at odds, during spring training, the line on the number of games the 2012 Cardinals would win was 87.5. They won 88. Our overly-optimistic fan vote was 90.5 games.
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