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Phillies the new World Series favorites

Posted on: December 14, 2010 11:09 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:31 pm
How much does the addition of Cliff Lee change expectations in the baseball world? Well, Phillies fans expect to win every year, but to get a more logical perspective than any fan base, let's look to Las Vegas.

According to, the Phillies are now 7/2 favorites to win the World Series. After the World Series, the Yankees were 4/1 favorites with Philadelphia coming in at 6/1.

While the Phillies are the favorites, they're followed by the Red Sox (5/1), Yankees (6/1), Giants (12/1), Twins (18/1) and Cardinals (18/1). A group of five teams are 20/1, those are the Braves, Reds, Rockies, Rays and Rangers.

The Rangers were getting 16/1 odds after the World Series of winning in 2011.

As for the Phillies, the over/under for wins in 2011 is 96, Lee's over/under for wins is 17 and the over/under for wins by Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels is 61.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2010 12:12 pm

Phillies the new World Series favorites

Not sure why folks are selling the Red Sox short.  They should be the clear favorites after their recent deals -- a killer lineup to which Philly's cannot compare, and starting pitching that lags only slightly behind Philly's.

2011 World Series?  Red Sox vs. Phillies, and Sox the winners in 6.

Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 8:52 pm

Phillies the new World Series favorites

Just like every year it wont matter till October... These guys can be absolutely shut down good but when the playoffs start one of those big 4 will be ridin some pine... If ol Uncle Charlie Manuel chooses wrong a team like the Braves or Giants could slide in and take that spot like this past year...

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 3:48 pm

Phillies the new World Series favorites

Who cares. Halladay, Oswalt, and Hamels can't beat the Giants and neither can Lee.  Werth is gone, Ibanez is soon to be gone, Victorino hits .250 so the  Phils have no outfield and are offensively challenged.

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