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| Red Sox still favored to win 2008 World Series Baseball Crown|
Despite stumbling out of the gate early in this 2008 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox are still favored to captured this year’s World Series title, in reference to odds just released by online sportsbook Bodog.
The Red Sox, who have improved their play over the past three weeks and now sit atop the AL East with a 22-14 SU record, and therefore are at 9-2 odds at Bdg to repeat as World Series champions.
With a strong day-to-day lineup such as Manny Ramirez, Jason Varitek and David Ortiz, and a pitching staff that features Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka and closer Jonathon Paelbon, the Red Sox are looking to nail down its third World Series title in six years. This after having the Curse of the Bambino hanging over its organization since 1918, which ended in a resounding 2004 sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
There are a number of teams at 7-1 odds, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, the New York Mets and the New York Yankees.
The Yankees also got off to a less-than-stellar start, but unlike the Red Sox they’ve yet to shake their early-season sluggishness. The Yankees are third in the AL East, 4½ games back of Boston with a 17-18 record.
The Mets, only slightly better at 17-15, are third in the NL East, but are just 1½ games back of the division-leading Florida Marlins. The Marlins, one of the surprises so far this MLB season, are 40-1 to win the World Series.
Arizona is the best of the championship favorites. The Diamondbacks’ 22-12 SU record is one of the best in the Majors and has them three games up on the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West. The Dodgers are 18-1 to win the title.
There are two teams at 9-1: the Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers.
Los Angeles is tied with another surprise team, the Oakland Athletics, for first place in the AL West, both with 22-14 SU records. The A’s are 33-1 to win the World Series.
Detroit is struggling mightily with a 15-20 SU record, bad enough for last place in the AL Central.
Check out Bodog for a full list of teams and World Series odds.