Just after the Giants beat the Rangers in the World Series, Bodog.com set the odds on winning the 2011 World Series. The Rays were among the early favorites…

New York Yankees 4/1
Philadelphia Phillies 6/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1
San Francisco Giants 10/1
St. Louis Cardinals 14/1
Tampa Bay Rays 14/1
Minnesota Twins 16/1
Texas Rangers 16/1
Atlanta Braves 18/1
Colorado Rockies 18/1

But then the Rays lost Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena and Jason Bartlett, and may soon lose Rafael Soriano and Matt Garza.

Just in the past week, the odds on winning the World Series have gone up…

New York Yankees 9/2
Philadelphia Phillies 13/2
Boston Red Sox 11/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1
Minnesota Twins 16/1
St. Louis Cardinals 16/1
Texas Rangers 16/1
Atlanta Braves 18/1
Colorado Rockies 18/1
Tampa Bay Rays 18/1

The Rays went from being one of the six favorites to win the World Series to barely in the top-third.

 
 

2 Comments

  1. Beth says:

    But the odds for the Red Sox have gotten worse as well, and they’ve been the beneficiaries of these free agent signings. In fact, it seems as though all teams listed have worse odds than they did just after the World Series. So how is this site making these calculations?

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