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MLB: Odds to Win the 2014 World Series (Preseason vs. Postseason)

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals And Los Angeles Angels Have An Equal Shot At Winning The 2014 World Series, According To The Season-Ending Odds

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals And Los Angeles Angels Have An Equal Shot At Winning The 2014 World Series, According To The Season-Ending Odds

It seems like almost yesterday when Sports List of the Day and baseball fans everywhere were getting geared up for the 2014 season. Now it’s over, Derek Jeter and all.

Well, the regular season is.

It’s time to gear up for the playoffs. But first, let’s take a quick look back to March 30th, six months ago, when the season’s opening odds to win the World Series hit Vegas, and were rundown here.

I’ve reposted those odds below, along with the 10 playoff teams’ odds of going all the way.

How do they compare?

Favorably, as far as the Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned. The Dodgers were the favorites going into 2014 and they are the favorites heading into the postseason (along with the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels).

Four of the five preseason favorites made the playoffs, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. The New York Yankees fell short.

Way off base was the 15-1 call on the reigning champion Boston Red Sox, who wound up finishing 20 games under .500 and in dead last.

Longshots? Those Baltimore Orioles were 40-1, but now are looking much better at 6-1. The Kansas City Royals were even longer at 50-1.

Enjoy the postseason!

TEAM PRESEASON ODDS POSTSEASON ODDS TO WIN 2014 WORLD SERIES 2014 RECORD 2014 FINISH
Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 9-2 (1) 94-68 1st NL West
Detroit Tigers 8-1 6-1 (2) 90-72 1st AL Central
St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 7-1 (3) 90-72 1st NL Central
Washington Nationals 12-1 9-2 (1) 96-66 1st NL East
New York Yankees 12-1   84-78 2nd AL East
Boston Red Sox 15-1   71-91 Last AL East
Tampa Bay Rays 15-1   77-85 4th AL East
Atlanta Braves 18-1   79-83 T2nd NL East
Los Angeles Angels 18-1 9-2 (1) 98-64 1st AL West
Oakland Athletics 18-1 10-1 (4) 88-74 2nd AL West
Texas Rangers 18-1   67-95 Last AL West
San Francisco Giants 20-1 14-1 (5) 88-74 2nd NL West
Cincinnati Reds 30-1   76-86 4th NL Central
Pittsburgh Pirates 30-1 14-1 (5) 88-74 2nd NL Central
Baltimore Orioles 40-1 6-1 (2) 96-66 1st AL East
Seattle Mariners 50-1   87-75 3rd AL West
Toronto Blue Jays 50-1   83-79 3rd AL East
Kansas City Royals 50-1 14-1 (5) 89-73 2nd AL Central
Chicago White Sox 50-1   73-39 4th AL Central
Cleveland Indians 50-1   85-77 3rd AL Central
Philadelphia Phillies 60-1   73-89 Last NL East
Arizona Diamondbacks 60-1   64-98 Last NL West
San Diego Padres 60-1   77-85 3rd NL West
Colorado Rockies 70-1   66-96 4th NL West
Milwaukee Brewers 70-1   82-80 3rd NL Central
New York Mets 100-1   79-83 T2nd NL East
Miami Marlins 125-1   77-85 4th NL East
Chicago Cubs 125-1   73-89 Last NL Central
Minnesota Twins 125-1   70-92 Last NL Central
Houston Astros 250-1   70-92 4th AL Central

Odds provided by vegasinsider.com and are for entertainment purposes only.

Photos: republicjewelry.com / mlb.com / mlb.com

Derek Jeter Through the Years, Part 1: 1992-1996 (Video)

1992 and 1993: Before It All

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1995: First Major League Hit

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1995: First Hit at Yankee Stadium

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1996: Before The Season

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1996: First Home Run (Opening Day)

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1996: First Walk-Off Hit

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1996: First Postseason Hit

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1996: The Jeffrey Maier Home Run

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1996: First World Series Hit

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1996: World Series Game 6

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1996: Yankees Win World Series (First for Jeter)

Major League Baseball’s Top Rookies of 2014 (Pitching)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

WINS 9 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  8 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  6 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
  6 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
         
GAMES 71 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets
  52 Tommy Kahnle RP R Colorado Rockies
  51 Carlos Martinez RP R St. Louis Cardinals
         
IP 134.1 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  111.2 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
  109.1 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  105.2 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
 
CG 1 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
 
SHO 1 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
 
ERA (RP)* 2.33 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets
  3.16 David Hale RP R Atlanta Braves
  3.72 Tommy Kahnle RP R Colorado Rockies
         
ERA (SP)* 2.68 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  3.70 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  3.75 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
         
STRIKEOUTS 134 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  100 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  83 Tyler Matzek SP R Colorado Rockies
  78 Carlos Martinez SP R St. Louis Cardinals
SAVES 5 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

WINS 16 Matt Shoemaker SP R Los Angeles Angels
  13 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  12 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  11 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
GAMES 67 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees
  62 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  53 Daniel Webb RP R Chicago White Sox
         
IP 172.0 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  165.0 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
  163.2 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
 
CG 3 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  1 Kevin Gausman SP R Baltimore Orioles
1 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
1 Marcus Stroman SP R Toronto Blue Jays
SHO 1 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  1 Marcus Stroman SP R Toronto Blue Jays
1 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
ERA (RP)* 1.33 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees
  2.83 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  3.56 Daniel Webb RP R Chicago White Sox
         
ERA (SP)* 1.83 James Paxton SP L Seattle Mariners
  2.51 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  2.66 Collin McHugh SP R Houston Astros
         
STRIKEOUTS 171 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
  151 Collin McHugh SP R Houston Astros
  147 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  143 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
SAVES 13 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  1 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees
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