Blue Jays Favored After Hectic Offseason

Published on December 18th, 2012 2:05 pm EST

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Who is favored to win the 2013 World Series?

In the first time in a long while, teams such as the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies are all far down the list in terms of favorites to win the World Series.

In their place? The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Following a hectic (to put it mildly) offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have transformed themselves from a sub-.500 team to one of the favorites to win the World Series. The Blue Jays, who added Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey and Melky Cabrera, amongst others, are now listed at 8/1 to win the 2013 World Series. As of this moment, they are looking down at everyone else (at least Las Vegas thinks so).

Next up? The Los Angeles Angels, who went out and signed Josh Hamilton to a monster deal this offseason. The Angels now have a line-up that includes the likes of Hamilton, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been throwing money around this offseason as well. The team landed Zack Greinke this offseason, and will have a formidable team come opening day in April.

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As mentioned, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies are all far down the list. The Yankees are currently listed at 12/1 to win the World Series. The Phillies are currently listed at 15/1, while the Red Sox are currently 25/1 to win the World Series.

All three days are dealing with issues that range from injuries (Yankees) to inconsistent play (Red Sox).

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Here are the current 2013 World Series odds as of this moment:

Toronto Blue Jays, 8/1
Los Angeles Angels, 17/2
Los Angeles Dodgers, 17/2
Washington Nationals, 9/1
Detroit Tigers, 10/1
Cincinnati Reds, 12/1
New York Yankees, 12/1
Texas Rangers, 12/1
San Francisco Giants, 14/1
Philadelphia Phillies, 15/1
Atlanta Braves, 18/1
Boston Red Sox, 25/1
St. Louis Cardinals, 25/1
Tampa Bay Rays, 25/1
Oakland Athletics, 28/1
Milwaukee Brewers, 35/1
Baltimore Orioles, 40/1
Chicago White Sox, 40/1
Arizona Diamondbacks, 45/1
Kansas City Royals, 50/1
Pittsburgh Pirates, 50/1
Cleveland Indians, 75/1
Minnesota Twins, 75/1
New York Mets, 75/1
Seattle Mariners, 75/1
Chicago Cubs, 100/1
Colorado Rockies, 100/1
Miami Marlins, 100/1
San Diego Padres, 100/1
Houston Astros, 200/1

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