Major League Baseball crowned a new World Series champion a little over 12 hours ago.
So, naturally, Las Vegas has already unveiled the odds for next year’s World Series champion. And whether you like it or not, the Detroit Tigers land right where you’d expect.
In the latest numbers presented by Bovada, the Tigers come in as a bit of a longshot, at 100/1 odds of capturing the Commissioner’s Trophy in 2018. What’s more: they securely hold the bottom spot on the list (tied with the Padres). The next closest team is the Philadelphia Phillies, with much healthier 75/1 odds.
The newly crowned Houston Astros come in at 5/1, good for second on the list behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sit at 11/2 odds.
Out of the Tigers’ American League Central compatriots, the Indians hold the best odds of making a run next year, coming in at 15/2. Next closest are the White Sox and Royals coming in at 50/1, with the and Twins sitting in the second-lowest echelon at 66/1.
Given last season’s 64-98 performance and general manager Al Avila’s warning that the coming offseason will not be one of glamour, this is not a surprise in the least. Things are going to get worse before they get better.
While everyone loves a good underdog story, don’t expect the Tigers to be cast in the starring role. That movie is still a few years away.