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2013 World Series Odds

The 2012 MLB season has sadly come to an early end, but it’s never too soon to start looking ahead to next season. As the San Francisco Giants celebrate their second World Series Championship in three years, the other 29 Major League teams will look for ways to improve and reach the promised land in 2013. Luckily the 2013 World Series futures odds are already out and here are the favorites.

Detroit Tigers – 6/1

With seemingly everyone returning next year, the Tigers are the odds on favorite to make a return trip to the World Series. They were the favorites in the series against San Francisco, but suffered from cold hitting, while the Giants got hot at the right time. Don’t let the fact that they got swept sway you from betting for them next season. They still have Miguel Cabrera , the reigning Triple Crown winner and Justin Verlander, who is always a Cy Young candidate and one of, if not the best pitcher in all of baseball.

It's never a bad idea to bet futures on the Yankees

New York Yankees – 7/1

The Yankees’ season also did not end well, but they will once again, field one of the strongest teams in the league next season. Many questioned if Alex Rodriguez would return after being benched in several postseason games, but after talking with manager Joe Girardi recently, it looks like the two are on the same page and that A-Rod will wear pinstripes again next season. If Jeter returns healthy and plays as well as he did this year as well, expect the Yanks to be playoff bound once again and have a good shot at winning it all.

The Giants will be strong again in 2013

San Francisco Giants – 10/1

The Giants are another team that will have a good chance to find repeat success with all their major players returning. We also have to consider that some of their stars, like Tim Lincecum had down years and may rebound to make the 2013 Giants ever better. And let’s not forget that their leading hitter during the regular season, Melky Cabrera, will be back as well along with Brian Wilson. If they could win without them this year, they can definitely win with them next year. The Giants are a good bet at 10/1 odds.

Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals – 12/1

With a young pitching staff and plenty of lineup power, the Rangers are always a dangerous team and a pretty good value at 12/1. Same goes for the Nationals, who were a surprise in 2012, but won’t be in 2013 because we know how good their rotation is now with Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmerman. And now that they have some playoff experience, look for them to put in a better showing if they get another chance next year.

The Angels were one of the major disappointments in 2012 in many people’s minds, but let’s not forget how tough of a division they were in. The Rangers were a powerhouse to contend with and the A’s put together a surprisingly quality squad with a small payroll. Albert Pujols still put up solid numbers and with a breakout star in Mike Trout, the Angels have the pieces to a winning puzzle. Expect them to fare better in 2013 and be at least playoff bound in the AL.


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