Tigers have second-best odds to win 2014 World Series in extremely early line
Even with a new manager, the Tigers are expected to be a contender again next season, having gone to the American League Championship Series (or beyond) three straight seasons.
Just minutes after the conclusion of the 2013 World Series, odds for the potential 2014 winners came out.
The Tigers hold 8-to-1 odds to win the World Series, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-to-1). The defending World Series champion Red Sox are fifth at 12-to-1, while the defending National League pennant-winning St. Louis Cardinals are fourth at 10-to-1.
Last year, the Tigers were installed as 6-to-1 favorites in the immediate aftermath of their World Series loss to the San Francisco Giants. They'd remain the betting favorites until the Los Angeles Dodgers unseated them with their late-season run.
"Probably when the World Series is over. Then you can start appreciating the good things in 2013. Right now, you’re just numb to it. When you lose a game like this, you’re always extremely disappointed. You just replay every play in your mind: ‘What could I have done differently? What could I have done differently?’ That’s where, as professionals here, we try to learn from our mistakes, try to get better. Because hopefully we are in this situation again. Hopefully we can execute next time, and be the ones celebrating because we’re going to the World Series.
The Bovada odds:
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Pregame.com odds:
|St Louis Cardinals||10/1|
|Boston Red Sox||12/1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||29/1|
|Chicago White Sox||40/1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||45/1|
|San Diego Padres||70/1|
|New York Mets||115/1|