If you will remember about a month ago (Oct. 28 to be exact), the odds makers took their utmost shot at who stood the best chance to win it all in 2006. At that time the Marlins were given the fourth best chance to take home the trophy once again. This was before "The Thanksgiving Day Massacre" (I can't remember which writer coined that phrase). Needless to say after the first round of trades and free agent negotiations it sent the Vegas actuaries running in desperation for their abacuses to recalculate the odds.
The following are the new numbers:
|Team||Old Odds||New Odds|
|New York Yankees||5/1||4/1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||11/2||11/2|
|Boston Red Sox||8/1||10/1|
|Los Angeles Angels||12/1||10/1|
|Chicago White Sox||15/1||10/1|
|New York Mets||26/1||10/1|
|San Francisco Giants||31/1||30/1|
|San Diego Padres||42/1||25/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||47/1||30/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||70/1||60/1|
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||150/1||200/1|
|Kansas City Royals||300/1||500/1|
Sure the Marlins took quite a fall from grace but it isn't all bad. The new prospects and presumed new prospects to be are still 5 times more likely to win the World Series than the Royals.
Be still my heart.