There hasn’t even been a victory parade for the Giants yet, but gambling website Bodog.com has posted odds on all 30 teams winning the World Series next season.
Not surprisingly, the Yankees lead the way at 4-to-1 while the reigning champs in San Francisco open at 10-to-1 (which is a big improvement from this season, when they opened at 25-to-1).
Here are all the odds:
Yankees 4/1 Cubs 30/1
Phillies 6/1 Tigers 35/1
Giants 10/1 Marlins 35/1
Red Sox 10/1 Athletics 35/1
Cardinals 14/1 Mets 40/1
Rays 14/1 Blue Jays 50/1
Rangers 16/1 Astros 65/1
Twins 16/1 Brewers 65/1
Braves 18/1 Mariners 70/1
Rockies 18/1 Orioles 75/1
Reds 20/1 D-Backs 80/1
Padres 20/1 Indians 80/1
White Sox 22/1 Nationals 80/1
Dodgers 22/1 Royals 125/1
Angels 25/1 Pirates 150/1
For entertainment purposes only, of course.
Just when Matt Harvey drama seemed to be subsiding, Matt Harvey drama begins anew.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets starter missed a mandatory workout today at Citi Field. Sandy Alderson had no information about why Harvey was gone and Harvey was not excused by the team. Alderson gave no comment.
Just a few minutes ago Harvey showed up and upon getting in front of reporters issued a brief statement with little elaboration:
Because this is New York, you know darn well there will be more to this. We’ll update when it comes out.
Dan Jennings‘ tenure as the Marlins manager has not been great and the team is now actively looking for his replacement. But his old job is there waiting for him if he wants it, reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald: Jennings has been asked to come back as the team’s general manager.
Or maybe “asked” is not correct. Team President David Samson said “there’s no decision” for Jennings to make and that he’s still “a signed member” of the team’s front office, reporting to baseball operations president Michael Hill.
Reports last month suggested that Jennings would take a wait-and-see approach regarding returning to the Marlins front office, with hopes of possibly landing a GM job in another organization with greater control than he’s had and will have with the multi-headed Marlins management team. The Mariners, for one, were a team Jennings was said to have his eye on. But that job has been filled and it would not seem like such opportunities have presented themselves to him.
So: it would seem a good bet that Jennings is back upstairs with the Marlins soon. Because the Marlins fully expect him to be.