Vegas oddsmaker puts Tampa Bay Rays at 29-to-1 to win 2014 World Series

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There’s always next year.

Last night’s Boston Red Sox World Series win means one thing — calculating the odds for the 2014 World Series.

Minutes after Boston’s Game 6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the first Series win in Fenway Park since 1918, RJ Bell of Pregame.com posted the very first Las Vegas odds for next year’s Major League Baseball teams.

Heading the list is the L.A. Dodgers, who are favored to win with 5-to-1 odds. 

As for the Tampa Bay Rays, who reached the 2013 playoffs as a wild card, the will open next season as underdogs. The odds of the Rays winning next October is somewhat in the middle of the pack at 29-to-1.

Calling the Rays underdogs says this — it will be that much sweeter when they do win it all.    

Bell’s complete list:

LA Dodgers

5/1

Detroit Tigers

8/1

Washington Nats

9/1

St Louis Cardinals

10/1

Boston Red Sox

12/1

Cincinnati Reds

15/1

LL Angels

15/1

Oakland Athletics

15/1

NY Yankees

16/1

Texas Rangers

16/1

Atlanta Braves

17/1

SF Giants

22/1

Pittsburgh Pirates

25/1

Baltimore Orioles

28/1

Cleveland Indians

28/1

Tampa Bay Rays

29/1

KC Royals

35/1

Chicago WS

40/1

Philly Phillies

40/1

Arizona D’backs

45/1

Toronto Blue Jays

45/1

Chicago Cubs

60/1

Seattle Mariners

65/1

Colorado Rockies

70/1

SD Padres

70/1

Milw Brewers

75/1

New York Mets

115/1

Miami Marlins

125/1

Minnesota Twins

125/1

Houston Astros

250/1

RJ Bell is the only sports gamester on Forbes‘ list of Gambling Gurus, and has been called “a true insider” by ESPN, a “point-spread maven” by USA Today and is a frequent guest on online, radio, print and broadcast news. 

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.