On the eve of the 2017 MLB season, AAA Sports quickly
reviews every team and looks at their current odds to win the World Series.
American League East
Boston Red Sox (7/1) - Combination of talent and unlimited
resources is hard to beat.
New York Yankees (30/1) - Young talent pushes out veterans
in the Bronx.
Toronto Blue Jays (30/1) - Will the Jays always be the team
of the future?
Baltimore Orioles (50/1) - O's will give up a lot of runs
unless the starters are better than advertised.
Tampa Bay Rays (90/1) - Rays vets might want to rent and not
buy. Could be lots of mid-season changes
American League Central
Cleveland Indians (7/1) - Solid pitching and Edwin
Encarnacion added to the lineup. What's not to like?
Detroit Tigers (30/1) - Justin Verlander no longer has a
Kansas City Royals (80/1) - Another team that might off-load
some bodies if it starts slow.
Minnesota Twins (120/1) - 81-81 would be considered a
success in the Twin Cities
Chicago White Sox (400/1) - Full rebuild is under way.
Pouring the cement for the foundation.
American League West
Texas Rangers (30/1) - Catcher Jonathan Lucroy will have the
whole season to make the pitchers better.
Seattle Mariners (30/1) - One last playoff run for an aging
core of veterans.
Houston Astros (12/1) - Stros' record against the Rangers
(4-15) last year cost them dearly.
Los Angeles Angels (60/1) - They wouldn't think of trading
Mike Trout. Would they?
Oakland Athletics (120/1) - Not much to root for besides
slugger Khris Davis.
National League East
Washington Nationals (12/1) - Clock is ticking for Nats and
owner Ted Lerner, who turns 92 during the World Series this year.
New York Mets (12/1) - Great starting pitching, but only one
starter (Noah Syndergaard) made it through 2016 without injury.
Atlanta Braves (120/1) - New stadium and some new players
dot the roster, but third place is the ceiling.
Miami Marlins (100/1) - Giancarlo Stanton injuries, Jose
Fernandez tragedy . . . Marlins can't seem to catch a break.
Philadelphia Phillies (120/1) - Too many things have to go
right to keep the Phillies out of the cellar.
National League Central
Chicago Cubs (19/5) - Have to look long and hard to find a
reason that they don't win the division.
Pittsburgh Pirates (100/1) - Bounce-back year for Andrew
McCutcheon gets Bucs back in playoffs.
St. Louis Cardinals (30/1) - Age takes its toll as Cards
finish out of playoff mix.
Milwaukee Brewers (300/1) - Too many question marks in the
Cincinnati Reds (350/1) - Pretty grim in the Queen City,
where the Reds have mediocre talent and an Athletics-type budget.
National League West
Los Angeles Dodgers (7/1) - Make it five straight division
Colorado Rockies (60/1) - Deep lineup and improved pitching
could help Rockies open some eyes.
San Francisco Giants (14/1) - Great one-two in Bumgarner and
Cueto, but the rest of the team is getting long in the tooth.
Arizona Diamondbacks (120/1) - Defense was terrible last
year, doesn't figure to be much better this time around.
San Diego Padres (500/1) - It's your money, but they're
500/1 for a lot of reasons.
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