Will the New York Yankees win the 2014 World Series with Joe Girardi at the helm or will the Los Angeles Dodgers or Detroit Tigers sneak ahead of them? It was just last week when the Boston Red Sox capped off a surprising season by lifting the World Series trophy, but it’s never too soon to look ahead to next year. The Red Sox are already one of the front runners to retain their title, placed at 9/1 odds by bookmakers. John Farrell’s team have a great chance, but it will be a tough ask to stop the Dodgers, who are as low as 7/1. But who could be the surprise team in the 2014 season?
The Blue Jays endured a difficult campaign last year, finishing at the bottom of the AL East despite lofty expectations. The team hit a lot of home runs (185), but injuries and pitching woes proved too much to overcome. Manager John Gibbons will be hoping Edwin Encarnacion mixed with the return of a fully healthy Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes, and hopefully some pitching help, can push Toronto to World Series glory. The bookmakers have the Blue Jays placed at 16/1, so having a gamble on them would not be the worst choice in the world.
Glancing at the World Series odds currently on offer might make you think you are in
some strange casino. Admittedly Houston doesn’t have much of a chance of winning, but odds of 250/1 with some bookmakers are just crazy, especially considering that Boston went worst to first in 2013. In terms of favourites the odds are quite short. Detroit and St
Louis Cardinals are each priced at 10/1 while the Yankees are priced a little longer at 14/1. Texas is currently sitting at 18/1, and you can find 20/1 on Baltimore and Cleveland.
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