Odds To Win The 2016 MLB World Series
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I absolutely love the Giants Free Agent Signing of Denard Span. This is a club that has extreme depth in all 3 OF positions now, and Span has worked the role of a Leadoff man brilliantly in the last several years.
Yes between he, Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan they have spent time on the sick bay over the last few years, but when you add that Brandon Belt could play LF, or Gregor Blanco who filled in admirably well in 2015, than you see that the roster just became stronger.
It is for these reasons alone I have finally taken the +900 odd off as one of my worst picks on the betsheet. This signing definitely tips the scales back in San Frans favor over the Dodgers.
The 1 – 8 lineup looks nice with Span, Joe Panik, Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt, Matt Duffy, Brandon Crawford and Angel Pagan all capable MLB Starter. I could see this squad leading the Batting Average in the Majors in the coming year.
While I love the club, the odd at +900 is bang on now.
The Royals threw down a great maneuver by re-signing Alex Gordon. Now with the exception of Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist and Greg Holland (aptly replaced by Joakim Soria signing) the squad is the same. Those first two guys were midyear deals during last year’s World Series run.
Kansas City has a plethora of young talent to deal away if they want to acquire great players half way through the 2016 campaign in Raul Mondesi JR, Kyle Zimmer, Ashe Russell and Bubba Starling. Their window is still within the next 2 years for a championship. Adding back Gordon strongly helps in that regard.
I have also been blasting the Pirates for their offseason for a couple of months now, but I love the Chris Carter signing as he can play both 1B and OF, and combined with the John Jaso and Neftali Feliz signings, it has made up a little for the losses of Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Charlie Morton and A.J. Burnett.
Pittsburgh is now off the bad odds list.
I am still ecstatic I was able obtain a 40/1 wager on the D’Backs on the very day they inked Greinke, yet they are really not in the same league of talent as the Giants with the San Fran’s 1 – 25 Roster.
I also believe the Dodgers will keep spending money throughout the year. LA should be slightly favored ahead of Arizona right now.
The NL West I have pegged right now as SF with about 92 wins, LA about 88 and Arizona at about an 86 win team as of right now.
Odds To Win 2016 World Championship
Blue – Good Value
Red – Bad Value
Chicago Cubs +700
SF Giants +900
Toronto Blue Jays +1000
Boston Red Sox +1000
NY Mets +1100
Washington Nationals +1100
KC Royals +1200
St. Louis Cards +1200
Houston Astros +1300
Texas Rangers +1500
Pittsburgh Pirates +1500
Arizona Diamondbacks +1500
LA Dodgers +1500
NY Yankees +1500
LA Angels +2200
Detroit Tigers +2500
Cleveland Indians +2500
Seattle Mariners +2500
Miami Marlins +3000
Minnesota Twins +3300
Chicago White Sox +3300
TB Rays +5000
Baltimore Orioles +5000
Oakland A’s +6600
SD Padres +7500
Milwaukee Brewers +10000
Cincinnati Reds +12500
Atlanta Braves +17500
Colorado Rockies +20000
Philadelphia Phillies +35000
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