Too soon? Here are the odds for the 2017 baseball season

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I posted this list to Twitter with the obligatory “too soon?” disclaimer, figuring that everyone would be in no kind of head space to be thinking about the next baseball season when this last one had just ended hours ago. Shows you what I know: more people responded to it than most of the stuff I tweeted about the World Series.

I suppose that’s a good reminder that, no matter how many people got into the World Series, baseball is still a local game. For 20 teams’ fan bases, the season has been over for a month and all that has gone on hasn’t mattered a lick. For all but two it’s been a good week since they cared about anything.

There is no offseason in baseball. And there is always next year.

Here are the odds for the 2017 season, courtesy of Bovada:

Odds to win the 2017 World Series

Chicago Cubs                           7/2
Boston Red Sox                       9/1
Los Angeles Dodgers                9/1
Washington Nationals                12/1
Cleveland Indians                      14/1
New York Mets                          14/1
San Francisco Giants                14/1
Toronto Blue Jays                     14/1
Houston Astros                         16/1
Texas Rangers                          16/1
Baltimore Orioles                       22/1
Detroit Tigers                            22/1
St. Louis Cardinals                    22/1
New York Yankees                    25/1
Seattle Mariners                        25/1
Pittsburgh Pirates                      28/1
Kansas City Royals                   33/1
Chicago White Sox                    40/1
Miami Marlins                            40/1
Los Angeles Angels                  50/1
Colorado Rockies                     66/1
Tampa Bay Rays                       66/1
Milwaukee Brewers                    75/1
Oakland Athletics                      75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks              100/1
Atlanta Braves                           100/1
Cincinnati Reds                         100/1
Minnesota Twins                        100/1
Philadelphia Phillies                   100/1
San Diego Padres                     100/1

Aaron Judge hits 18th homer of season, Yankees beat Mariners 10-2

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SEATTLE (AP) Aaron Judge homered for the third time in two games, Anthony Volpe and Greg Allen also went deep and the New York Yankees stretched their winning streak to four with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

Judge hit a towering fly ball on the first pitch of the seventh inning from reliever Darren McCaughan that carried just enough to clear the fence in left-center field, even if it would not have been a homer at Yankee Stadium.

It was the 18th of the season for Judge, who hit a pair of homers in the series opener on Monday night.

While Judge hitting another homer will get the headlines, it was Volpe’s long ball that broke open the game. With two outs in the third inning, Seattle starter Logan Gilbert caught too much of the plate with a 1-2 slider and Volpe drove the pitch 413 feet for a three-run shot and a 6-0 lead. It was Volpe’s eighth homer of the season and snapped a 2-for-22 slide for the rookie.

Allen, filling in for injured center fielder Harrison Bader, hit his first of the season leading off the fourth inning. Isiah Kiner-Falefa also had a key two-run single in the first inning as the Yankees took advantage of an error to give starter Nestor Cortes a 3-0 advantage before he took the mound.

Kiner-Falefa had another two-run single in the ninth. New York has scored at least 10 runs in three straight games for the first time since Sept. 15-17, 2020.

Cortes (5-2) mostly cruised through five innings, allowing two runs and five hits with six strikeouts. Ty France and Teoscar Hernández had RBI doubles in the fifth inning. Judge nearly stole another hit from Hernández after robbing him of a homer on Monday, but his diving attempt at Hernández’s liner fell for a double.

Gilbert (3-3) lasted just four innings for the second time this season. The five earned runs allowed were a season-high and the four strikeouts matched a season-low.


Seattle catcher Tom Murphy and manager Scott Servais were both ejected by plate umpire Brian Walsh in the sixth inning. Murphy was ejected after yelling toward first base umpire C.B. Bucknor following a check-swing that was called a strike. Servais argued the decision to eject Murphy and was quickly tossed by Walsh. It was the second ejection this season for Servais.


Yankees: Bader (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day IL after leaving Monday’s game in the third inning injuring his right hamstring running out an infield single. OF Franchy Cordero was recalled.

Mariners: McCaughan was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to add a long reliever to the bullpen. RHP Juan Then was optioned to Tacoma. It was Seattle’s first roster move in 24 days.


Yankees: RHP Clarke Schmidt (2-5, 5.58) took the loss despite allowing only one earned run over five innings in his last start against Baltimore. Schmidt has gone at least five inning in five of his last seven starts.

Mariners: RHP George Kirby (5-4, 3.43) was knocked around for seven earned runs and four home runs allowed in his last start against Pittsburgh. Both matched career highs.

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