Even after their mega-trade, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still not the favorites on the baseball futures.
The Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, sending oddsmakers scrambling to adjust their World Series odds.
At , the Dodgers were 15/1 to win the World Series, pre-trade. After everything was finalized, the Dodgers are now sitting at 8/1.
“We haven’t seen a lot of action on them since the big move,” said book manager Kevin Bradley.
The Washington Nationals remain the team to beat in the NL and are 7/1 to win the World Series, with the Cincinnati Reds at 8/1 along with the Dodgers.
The San Francisco Giants, who lead the Dodgers by two games in the NL West, are listed at 12/1.
The Dodgers and Giants play six more times, including a three-game series to end the regular season in the first week of October.
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers remain World Series co-favorites, with both listed at 5/1 at .
The Dodgers trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 1.5 games and the Atlanta Braves by four games in the NL Wild Card race. The Braves are listed at 15/1, and the defending-champion Cardinals are at 22/1.