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Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  March 27, 2009 06:52 PM

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WORLD SERIES ODDS
New York Yankees 9/2
Boston Red Sox 11/2
Chicago Cubs 8/1
New York Mets 8/1
Los Angeles Angels 14/1
Philadelphia Phillies 15/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 16/1
Tampa Bay Rays 18/1 (This would be by best bet.)
Atlanta Braves 20/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 20/1 (This would be my third best bet.)
Cleveland Indians 20/1
Minnesota Twins 24/1
Detroit Tigers 25/1
St Louis Cardinals 25/1
Oakland Athletics 25/1
San Francisco Giants 30/1
Chicago White Sox 40/1
Milwaukee Brewers 45/1
Florida Marlins 50/1
Texas Rangers 60/1
Cincinnati Reds 60/1
Toronto Blue Jays 75/1
Colorado Rockies 75/1
Kansas City Royals 75/1 (This would be my second best bet.)
Seattle Mariners 80/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 100/1
Houston Astros 100/1
San Diego Padres 100/1
Washington Nationals 125/1
Baltimore Orioles 150/1

AL ODDS
New York Yankees 2/1
Boston Red Sox 5/2
Los Angeles Angels 11/2
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8/1
Cleveland Indians 8/1
Detroit Tigers 10/1
Minnesota Twins 14/1
Chicago White Sox 15/1
Oakland Athletics 16/1
Texas Rangers 25/1
Toronto Blue Jays 40/1
Seattle Mariners 50/1
Baltimore Orioles 50/1
Kansas City Royals 60/1 (This would be my best bet.)

AL EAST ODDS
New York Yankees 6/5
Boston Red Sox 6/5 (This would be my best bet.)
Tampa Bay Rays 5/1
Toronto Blue Jays 5/1
Baltimore Orioles 35/1

WHICH DIVISION WILL PRODUCE THE AL WILD CARD ODDS
AL East 1/2 (Best bet.)
AL Central 2/1
AL West 4/1

AL EAST TEAM VICTORY OVER/UNDERS
Baltimore Orioles 71.5
Boston Red Sox 94½ (Best bet.)
New York Yankees 95.5
Tampa Bay Rays 88.5
Toronto Blue Jays 79.5


AL MVP ODDS FOR NOTABLE* PLAYERS
Mark Teixeira (NYY) 5/1
Alex Rodriguez (NYY) 7/1
Dustin Pedroia (BOS) 10/1
C.C. Sabathia (NYY) 15/1
Evan Longoria (TB) 15/1
Matt Holliday (OAK) 20/1
David Ortiz (BOS) 20/1
Jason Bay (BOS) 25/1
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) 30/1
Josh Beckett (BOS) 30/1
Kevin Youkilis (BOS) 40/1
Derek Jeter (NYY) 40/1
Johnny Damon (NYY) 40/1
Vladimir Guerrero (LAA) 40/1
Bobby Abreu (LAA) 40/1
Roy Halladay (TOR) 40/1
John Lackey (LAA) 40/1
Carlos Pena (TB) 50/1
B.J. Upton (TB) 50/1 (Best bet.)
A.J. Burnett (NYY) 60/1
Ervin Santana (LAA) 60/1
James Shields (TB) 75/1
Jason Giambi (OAK) 75/1
Joe Saunders (LAA) 75/1
Jonathan Papelbon (BOS) 75/1
Mariano Rivera (NYY) 75/1
Michael Young (TEX) 75/1
Jon Lester (BOS) 75/1
Joba Chamberlain (NYY) 100/1
B.J. Ryan (TOR) 100/1
Scott Kazmir (TB) 100/1
Matt Garza (TB) 100/1
Torii Hunter (LAA) 100/1
Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA) 100/1
Field (Any Other Player) 1/1

NL MVP ODDS FOR NOTABLE PLAYERS
Albert Pujols (STL) 3/1
Ryan Howard (PHI) 5/1
Hanley Ramirez (FLA) 5/1 (Best bet.)
Manny Ramirez (LAD) 7/1
Adam Dunn (WAS) 30/1
Derek Lowe (LAD) 100/1

AL CY YOUNG ODDS FOR NOTABLE PITCHERS
C.C. Sabathia (NYY) 5/2
Josh Beckett (BOS) 4/1
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) 5/1
Roy Halladay (TOR) 10/1
Cliff Lee (CLE) 10/1
John Lackey (LAA) 10/1
A.J. Burnett (NYY) 15/1
Jon Lester (BOS) 20/1 (Best bet.)
James Shields (TB) 20/1
Fausto Carmona (CLE) 20/1
Ervin Santana (LAA) 20/1
Joe Saunders (LAA) 20/1
Mariano Rivera (NYY) 30/1
Jonathan Papelbon (BOS) 30/1
Matt Garza (TB) 40/1
Joba Chamberlain (NYY) 40/1
Chien-Ming Wang (NYY) 50/1
Scott Kazmir (TB) 50/1
Jared Weaver (LAA) 60/1
Andy Pettitte (NYY) 75/1
David Price (TB) 75/1
Dan Wheeler (TB) 100/1
B.J. Ryan (TOR) 100/1
John Smoltz (BOS) 100/1

NL CY YOUNG ODDS FOR NOTABLE PITCHERS
Tim Lincecum (SF) 2/1
Johan Santana (NYM) 5/2 (Best bet.)
Jake Peavy (SD) 10/1
Bronson Arroyo (CIN) 25/1
Derek Lowe (ATL) 25/1

HOME RUN CHAMP ODDS
Ryan Howard 3/1
Ryan Braun 10/1
Alex Rodriguez 12/1
Albert Pujols 13/1 (Best bet.)
Evan Longoria 15/1
Prince Fielder 15/1
Alfonso Soriano 15/1
Adam Dunn 18/1
Miguel Cabrera 20/1
Mark Teixeira 25/1
Carlos Pena 30/1
Josh Hamilton 30/1
Carlos Quentin 30/1
David Ortiz 35/1
Manny Ramirez 35/1
Carlos Lee 40/1
Jermaine Dye 45/1
David Wright 50/1
Chase Utley 50/1
Chris Davis 50/1
Adrian Gonzalez 50/1
Jim Thome 50/1
Lance Berkman 65/1
Pat Burrell 75/1
Grady Sizemore 75/1
Aramis Ramirez 75/1
Hanley Ramirez 75/1
Hunter Pence 75/1
Ryan Ludwick 75/1
Justin Morneau 75/1
Vladimir Guerrero 75/1
Matt Holliday 75/1
Jason Bay 75/1
Jay Bruce 75/1
Dan Uggla 75/1

FIRST MANAGER FIRED ODDS
Jim Leyland (DET) 2/1
Ron Washington (TEX) 3/1 (Best bet.)
Bud Black (SD) 5/1
Joe Girardi (NYY) 5/1
Cecil Cooper (HOU) 15/2
Clint Hurdle (COL) 15/2
Bruce Bochy (SF) 10/1
Bob Melvin (ARI) 10/1
Bob Geren (OAK) 10/1
Ozzie Guillen (CWS) 15/1
Jerry Manuel (NYM) 15/1

*By “notable” in these instances, I mean germane to the Red Sox and/or eye-catchingly interesting. The full fields were so long they were indigestible. You can get the full odds on the Web site I’ve already provided enough free advertising for.

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