Yankees still not favorites in Mid-December World Series odds

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The last time Bovada released their World Series odds, the Yankees weren’t the favorites to win the 2015 Fall Classic. Fast-forward to mid-December and not much has changed. They now have the same odds of winning the World Series as their crosstown rival The New York Mets–and that’s not a good thing.

What is surprising is the Chicago Cubs had a 50/1 chance of winning the World Series at the start of the offseason, but after signing Jon Lester, they now have a 12/1 chance. Lester’s a nice pitcher and all, but I don’t think even he increases the Cubs chances by that much.┬áHere’s the updated World Series odds list:

Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2
Boston Red Sox: 9/1
Washington Nationals: 15/2
Chicago Cubs: 12/1
Detroit Tigers: 12/1
Los Angeles Angels: 12/1
San Francisco Giants: 14/1
Seattle Mariners: 14/1
St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1
Baltimore Orioles: 18/1
Toronto Blue Jays: 18/1
Kansas City Royals: 20/1
New York Mets: 25/1
New York Yankees: 25/1
Atlanta Braves: 28/1
Chicago White Sox: 28/1
Cleveland Indians: 33/1
Miami Marlins: 33/1
Pittsburgh Pirates: 33/1
Cincinnati Reds: 40/1
Milwaukee Brewers: 40/1
Oakland Athletics: 40/1
San Diego Padres: 40/1
Texas Rangers: 40/1
Tampa Bay Rays: 66/1
Arizona Diamondbacks: 75/1
Colorado Rockies: 100/1
Houston Astros: 150/1
Minnesota Twins: 150/1
Philadelphia Phillies: 150/1

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7 Responses to Yankees still not favorites in Mid-December World Series odds

  1. hotdog says:

    25:1 i think is worse than a week ago…at least it is using the Vegas Odds Tracker…the Mets have a decent team…

  2. jimmy1982 says:

    Is this really news? The yankees not being favorites? we won 84 games last year and basically brought back the same lineup except for an even lighter-hitting shortstop and a 40 year old dh with 2 surgically repaired hips. not to mention a starting rotation that will probably spend more time on the dl than making starts. favorites? Maybe to win 75 games.

    • Celerino says:

      Not quite the same lineup. No Stephen Drew or Kelly Johnson. If and when A-Rod's body fails him, Pirela and/or Refsnyder look like they can handle a bat. Like it or not, Didi is a big improvement over Jeter's last year. Starting pitching is fragile as you point out, but it was last year too and that worked out. They're not the '90's Yankees by any stretch of the imagination, but they are going in the right direction.

      • jimmy1982 says:

        No no i meant the lineup at the end of the year, so no johnsonand i guess i did overlook drews contributions to the lineup. while the infield defense will be improved from last year no doubt, i feel it will be somewhat negated by not having a healthy starting rotation. for this reason, if it was going to be an either/or situation with regard to improving the rotation or better defense as its looking more and more like its going to be, i guess i wouldve gone rotationwise and slid prado to third so, like you pointed out, we could get a look at one of the young kids like pirela or refsnyder.

  3. Terry says:

    Hold on I'm still laughing at that headline

  4. mikefoxtrot says:

    Boston, Baltimore and Toronto are deemed more likely….. THAT'S the takeaway here.

    the Yankees need another big bat and another front-end starter

  5. Nunzio says:

    The Yankees need to stay young….bring up whoever is doing the best and look for the promise talented people that are in there farm system ….all these players that become stars have to come from somewhere…..there is no magic potion to bring up good talent…..you have to stick with your guys and bring them up and let them play….if a player is good and he shows it let him play….remember this the hungry want to eat

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