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Tampa Bay Rays don’t excite the gamblers in the baseball universe

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 10 times as unlikely to win the World Series as the Toronto Blue Jays.

According to betting odds published by Bovada, the red-hot Blue Jays are suddenly the betting favorite in baseball to win the World Series. They get 4-1 odds, barely better than the 5-1 that the Kansas City Royals get. The Dodgers and Cardinals are both 8-1 and the Mets 9-1.

The Rays? Well, they’re a 40-1 longshot, tied with Baltimore for 13th position. It could be worse. Colorado, Miami, Milwaukee and Philadelphia are all 2,000-1 against.

 The Blue Jays turned their season around with the midseason deals for David Price and Troy Tulowitzki.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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