World Series Odds: Blue Jays are Sliding

After missing out on the big names in free agency that have signed so far the Toronto Blue Jays have quickly slid down the World Series odds at online sportsbook Bodog.

After last season the Blue Jays were among the favorites for the 2016 World Series at Bodog. With David Price, Mark Buehrle, Dioner Navarro and Mark Lowe all moving on the Jays have slipped to +1600 on the list, tied for seventh overall.

The Jays’ only notable offseason additions so far are J.A. Happ and Jesse Chavez, and the re-signing of Marco Estrada. Toronto still boasts one of the most powerful lineups in the league led by MVP Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki, but they have fallen behind in the pitching ranks.

The co-favorites to win the 2016 World Series are the reloaded Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants, both at +600. The Cubs already boasted one of the best young lineups in all of baseball with Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell. Now they’ve added veterans Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist to the mix.

They will also throw veteran John Lackey into a rotation anchored by Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta and southpaw Jon Lester.

The Giants surprised a few people with two major additions to their pitching staff. In some cases buy cipro online there are allergic reactions. Joining Madison Bumgarner in the San Francisco rotation are Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. It is an even numbered year so the Giants are due to win another World Series of course.

Also getting a boost up the World Series futures to +900 are the Boston Red Sox. Signing the best starting pitcher available David Price and adding the league’s best closer Craig Kimbrel will do that.

Rounding out the Top 5 are last year’s World Series combatants, the Mets and the Royals, both at +1400. The Mets have a new middle infield after adding Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker, but what makes them a serious contender is their rotation of filthy young arms Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz.

The Royals have a few holes to fill from the championship roster with Cueto jumping ship and Alex Gordon remaining unsigned. The already ridiculous Kansas City bullpen reunited with Joakim Soria, but another starter may be needed before the season starts.