One thing about the winter meetings being in Las Vegas is it give credence to sports betting. Yesterday, professional oddsmaker Dan Syzmborski, whose name looks like someone was just randomly cleaning a keyboard and typed that mess of letters, came out with his line for winning the World Series in 2019.
Good news, the Rangers aren’t the longest shot. They aren’t even the worst team in the A.L. West. Right now, Texas is 75-to-1 odds to win the World Series. That’s pretty optimistic.
Longest odds are:
Baltimore Orioles, 200-to-1
Kansas City Royals, 150-to-1
Miami Marlins, 125-to-1
San Diego Padres, 125-to-1
Cincinnati Reds, 100-to-1
Seattle Mariners, 100-to-1
Texas Rangers, 75-to-1
Of course, the caveat is, this is still the middle of December. There is still a lot of time left in the off-season for the Rangers to make the necessary moves to make them longer odds to win the World Series.
The Rangers have yet to re-sign Martin Perez, for instance.