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While I still peg the Dodgers for about 90 – 91 wins as of right now, they have the best odds on the board this week.
There is no doubt the San Francisco Giants lineup 1 – 8 is way better and Pitching Staff is also more rounded, however the gap between the two clubs is not a difference of +600.
Samardzija featured a 4.96 ERA for the entire 2015 campaign. Cueto had a 4,76 ERA in 13 Game Starts with the KC Royals – and Denard Span only stayed healthy for 61 Games.
The Dodgers are bringing back the same offensive roster they put forth last year. There is a pile of room for internal improvement there.
I am not arguing the Giants shouldn’t be the favorite here, because they should be. As a gambler, I love the Dodgers for the value.
They are the 3 time reigning NL West champs, and may keep adding players to better themselves as the year progresses.
Not much of anything has transpired to change any of my other moves with the bets.
I still believe the Pinstripers should hedge their bets with a Justin Morneau (who could platoon DH with Alex Rodriguez, or take reps at 1B and give “Tex” a rest as a DH versus tough Right Handed Hitters.
Brian Cashman is looking at Dustin Ackley as a backup for all four Infield positions. I think that Ackley will be gone from the club before July 4th this year. I hope I am wrong here.
The New York Mets are still my 2nd favorite pick. Them being tied with the Nationals for the 3rd best NL Odd is not right. Heck, New York should be a bigger favorite to win than San Francisco.
With news of Yadier Molina potentially being hurt still with that hand injury, I am starting to believe the Pirates may not be too far off the Cards. I have released them from the bad odds list, as I feel their number is about right.
If the Los Angeles Angels were to sign Dexter Fowler I would automatically put them on the good list for value with a +2200 mark.
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 +2200
Cleveland Indians +2500
Seattle Mariners +2500
Miami Marlins +3000
Chicago White Sox +3300
Minnesota Twins +4000
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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