Updated Odds To Win The 2014 World Series As Of Right Now

While I believe the Dodgers will win the NL West - and also represent that league in the World Series for 2014, the odds for betting them are not there.  As the favorite, you can't make any money.  The Giants (+2500), D'Backs (+3300) and Rockies (+5500) all represent great value - considering all of them have already upgraded their franchises over this winter.

While I believe the Dodgers will win the NL West – and also represent that league in the World Series for 2014, the odds for betting them are not there. As the favorite, you can’t make any money. The Giants (+2500), D’Backs (+3300) and Rockies (+5500) all represent great value – considering all of them have already upgraded their franchises over this winter.

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9 days ago I posted my last article on these odds.  One of my captions was to pick the Mariners at +4000 for a couple of bucks considering they may land Robinson Cano.

A day later they did, and now they are trading at +3300.  The M’s also picked up Corey Hart and Logan Morrison in separate transactions.  I still the team is a good bet at that value mark.

If they were to trade for David Price (by packaging Taijuan Walker, Nick Franklin, another prospect and maybe a relief pitcher, they would have 3 dominant top pitchers, plus a young fireballer in James Paxton still.

This team would vaguely resemble the type of squad the Giants were in 2010.  A great deal of pitching and a decent enough offense.

Coors Field has not seen any playoff baseball for a couple of years, but with an awesome offense kickstarted by TULO and CARGO, a revamped BULLPEN and Starting Rotation, plus adding Justin Morneau, they always have a punchers chance of doing some damage.

Coors Field has not seen any playoff baseball for a couple of years, but with an awesome offense kickstarted by TULO and CARGO, a revamped BULLPEN and Starting Rotation, plus adding Justin Morneau, they always have a punchers chance of doing some damage.    Colorado plays in a tough NL West, simply they should not be ranked Tied for the 24th best club in the Majors by oddsmakers – with the Chicago Cubs.

Speaking of those San Francisco Giants, at +2500, they are great value, and haven’t moved an odd in the positive despite picking up Mike Morse and re-signing Ryan Vogelsong recently.

The third best value has to go with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.

The D’Backs haven’t moved up despite picking up potential 40 HR man Mark Trumbo.

For the record, I am still predicting the LA Dodgers will represent the National League in the 2014 World Series, but they could battle injuries and lackluster play in any given season based on their temperament.

The Rockies at +5500 are also incredibly valued.  In this weeks moves, they have great pitching depth with Jordan Lyles and Brett Anderson.

The Wildcard is always if Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez can stay healthy for the full year.

The franchise also picked up Boone Logan in the last few days, along with former AL MVP Justin Morneau.  This team is going to be considerably better than it has been in recent seasons.

The worst odds on the board still reside for the Atlanta Braves, LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays.  Until the LA Angels pick up a 3rd OF, plus a DH – simply steer clear!

The Braves have not had a productive 2013 winter either.  The Blue Jays are likely to finish no higher than 4th.

A couple of  sleeper teams might also be the Pirates and Orioles,  but they have to become active in Free Agency.

Nelson Cruz and Grant Balfour could change the entire outlook for Baltimore, while the Pirates are still lacking a 1B with zest, and are missing a few Starters from last year’s club.

The Bucs might well sign A.J. Burnett, and could put the hammer down on a trade for Adam Lind or Justin Smoak; First Basemen that could platoon with Gaby Sanchez.

Odds To Win The 2014 World Series

1.  LA Dodgers +700

2.  Washington Nationals +800

3.  Detroit Tigers +900

T4. St. Louis Cardinals +1000

T4. Boston Red Sox +1000

6.  Texas Rangers +1100

T7. Oakland Athletics +1400

T7. Atlanta Braves +1400

T9. New York Yankees +1500

T9. LA Angels +1500

T9. Cincinnati Reds +1500

T12. Tampa Bay Rays +1800

T12. Toronto Blue Jays +1800

14. Kansas City Royals +2200

15. Cleveland Indians +2300

T16. San Francisco Giants +2500

T16. Pittsburgh Pirates +2500

T16. Baltimore Orioles +2500

T19.   Arizona Diamondbacks +3300

T19. Seattle Mariners +4000

21.   Philadelphia Phillies +3500

22. Milwaukee Brewers +4000

23.   Chicago White Sox +4500

T24.  Chicago Cubs +5500

T24. Colorado Rockies +5500

26.   San Diego Padres +6600

27.   Minnesota Twins +8000

28.   New York Mets +8000

29.   Miami Marlins +10000

30.   Houston Astros +25000

Odds courtesy of www.bet365.com

It is my belief, that the Atlanta team will take a serious step in the 2014 season.  The club has not made any big moves - and has lost Brian McCann and Tim Hudson.  For right now, they should be in the +2500 range with the Pirates and O's - and not in the top 10 for World Series Odds.

It is my belief, that the Atlanta team will take a serious step in the 2014 season. The club has not made any big moves – and has lost Brian McCann and Tim Hudson. For right now, they should be in the +2500 range with the Pirates and O’s – and not in the top 10 for World Series Odds.

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker

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