Bodog Sportsbook took their best shot in December as to which team will win the 2007 World Series. But now that the off-season has settled down and pitchers and catchers are due to report in about nine days, they have revised the odds and in a sense are ranking each team's off-season performance.
Here is the update:
Odds To Win 2007 World Series
|Team||Feb. Odds||Dec. Odds|
|New York Yankees||7/2||4/1|
|New York Mets||8/1||6/1|
|Chicago White Sox||8/1||8/1|
|St Louis Cardinals||8/1||10/1|
|Los Angeles Angels||10/1||10/1|
|San Francisco Giants||10/1||50/1|
|Boston Red Sox||10/1||12/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||13/1||15/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||15/1||15/1|
|San Diego Padres||30/1||22/1|
|Kansas City Royals||70/1||90/1|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||200/1||150/1|
The Marlins fall from grace probably has more to do with the Josh Johnson and Anibal Sanchez injures, than anything else.
But there is more:
Odds to win the National League Pennant.
|New York Mets||3/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||9/2|
|St Louis Cardinals||6/1|
|San Francisco Giants||15/2|
|San Diego Padres||10/1|
The Odds to win the National League East
|New York Mets||1/3|
It is interesting that the Marlins have a better chance than the Braves to win the division but a slightly worse chance to win the pennant. Maybe it has something to do with playoff experience or extending the season longer and taking the young arms into an uncharted number of innings. Or it could mean that their superior, on paper, bullpen gives them an edge. Or possibly something else - you make the call.
If you are interested in seeing the odds for the other NL divisions or perhaps the AL click on the "update" link at the top and they are all listed at their website.