On Second Thought, There's No Chance
Arizona Diamondbacks 30/1; Baltimore Orioles 150/1; Chicago White Sox 25/1 ; Cincinnati Reds 50/1; Colorado Rockies 60/1; Houston Astros 40/1; Kansas City Royals 150/1; Milwaukee Brewers 35/1; Minnesota Twins 25/1; Pittsburgh Pirates 200/1; San Diego Padres 200/1; San Francisco Giants 40/1; Seattle Mariners 100/1; Toronto Blue Jays 60/1; Washington Nationals 150/1
If one of these teams comes close, I'd be shocked.
Just Not Worth It
If these teams can survive a brutal regular season, they will still have to win three arduous playoff series.
No, For One Major Reason
Chicago Cubs 7/1: If they can overcome the curse, the North Siders will be ecstatic.
Philadelphia Phillies 11/1: If they can repeat, they would be the first since the 1999-2000 Yankees.
Atlanta Braves 35/1: If Jeff Francoeur can bounce back and Chipper Jones can stay healthy, the Braves can take the NL East. If they do that, Derek Lowe and Javier Vazquez provide a nice 1-2 punch in a playoff series.
Florida Marlins 40/1: If the Marlins young pitching staff takes strikes to deliver upon high expectations, they can surprise some people.
St Louis Cardinals 30/1: If the Cubs falter, Albert Pujols can carry this team on his back.
Texas Rangers 60/1: If the Rangers can add two arms through their farm system or free agency, the offense can compete with anyone.
Oakland Athletics 55/1: If they can add an arm, their revamped offense will make them a serious threat.
Los Angeles Dodgers 17/1: If they sign Manny, they become the favorite in NL West.
New York Mets 7/1: If the starting pitching can hold up, there's no reason they cannot win the National League pennant.
Cleveland Indians 25/1: If Fausto Carmona can bounce back and Carl Pavano gives them any positive contributions I love Cleveland's chances. At 25-1, they represent the best value on the board. And yes, I realize I am counting on that Carl Pavano.