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December 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Off-season additions having immediate impact on World Series odds

The Toronto Blue Jays have become favorites to win World Series after acquiring R.A. Dickey, according to online gaming site Bovada. Photo Credit: AP

Just got the latest World Series odds courtesy of online gaming siteĀ Bovada and they list the Toronto Blue Jays as favorites to win the World Series following their acquisition of Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Blue Jays were at 12/1 odds to win it all before the acquisition, but now have moved up to 15/2, just slightly ahead of the Los Angeles Angels at 17/2.

It’s worth noting that last week, after the Angels acquired free agent Josh Hamilton, they became Bovada’s favorite to win the World Series. So, that lasted less than a week. The Dodgers are third (tied for second, really) at 17/2, followed by the Nationals at 9/1 and the Tigers at 10/1.

The Mariners are a bit further down the list at 75/1, in a four-way tie with the Mets, Indians and Twins.

What’s interesting about these odds is that they do reflect a changing-of-the-guard of sorts in the game, especially with the Yankees not making an appearance until No. 8 on the list at 14/1. That’s just behind two other playoff teams, the Rangers and Reds, who are at 12/1. But we don’t see any previous division winners in the top three, which is somewhat unusual based on my experience of looking at these odds.


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