Blue Jays/Dodgers Forecasted To Meet In World Series By Oddsmakers

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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The champagne has dried and the hangovers long since been remedied as players from their respective playoff bound teams brace themselves for what is shaping up to be a postseason for the ages. The 2015 playoff contingent will see many teams treading in uncharted waters this postseason, teams like the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets have all been away from the postseason dance for sometime.

Perennial mainstays like the Cardinals, Pirates, Dodgers, Yankees and of late the Royals will all make an appearance vying for the Holy Grail of Baseball.

The favorite Blue Jays have not had a sniff of playoff baseball since winning the pennant in dramatic fashion off the bat of Joe Carter in 1993. However, the upstart Blue Jays appear poised to once again fly a championship flag north of the border.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays as a 9/2 favorite to capture World Series grandeur while the Royals are 6/1 odds followed by the Dodgers 8/1, Cardinals 9/1, Pirates 12/1, Cubs 25/2, Rangers 15/1, Mets 20/1, Yankees 25/1 and lastly the Astros at 30/1 odds.

Even Baltimore Orioles Manager Buck Showalter was in agreement with the oddsmakers. After the Jays clinched the division on the Orioles home turf, Showalter was quoted as saying “I’d pick ’em to win, Toronto is like the little engine that could — except they’re a big engine, a real big engine,” he said. “They play with a chip on their shoulder.”

The Blue Jays are also an 8/1 favorite to square off versus the Dodgers in the final dance at the October Classic. While a possible Blue Jays/Cardinals match-up comes in at 10/1 followed by the Royals/Dodgers at 11/1 and Royals/Cardinals at 16/1. Interestingly enough no odds for a Subway Series between the Yankees and their cross-town rival Mets was provided.

Blue Jays walk-off specialist Josh Donaldson leads the pack as an 18/1 favorite to be crowned the World Series MVP followed by Clayton Kershaw at 21/1, Kendrys Morales 35/1, Edwin Encarnacion 36/1 and Andrew McCutchen at 40/1.

You can even get in on the possibility of a postseason no-hitter if you so choose with Kershaw being a 32/1 odd to toss a playoff no-no. The Cub Jake Arrieta is positioned at 50/1, Zack Greinke at 75/1, David Price at 100/1 and Jacob deGrom at 150/1 odds.

So parlay some wagers and sit-back and enjoy the postseason, the playoffs are finally upon us.

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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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