The New York Yankees had a good 2012 regular season, in fact they put on one of their best performances in the American League, and with a very similar team as last season now well into spring training, their prospects for the coming season look reasonably good. Their first Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves in Lake Buena Vista went well and the NYY won 8-3, but it is just Spring Training.
Let’s take a look at what the bookmakers have on offer.
Currently the NYY are the fourth favorite to win the American League and are priced at around 7/1. Above them are Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers, both priced at 4/1, and Toronto Blue Jays, priced at around 5/1.Texas Rangers is the fifth favorite at 36/5. Betting on the World Series, the NYY are currently the seventh favorite at 14/1, which in terms of odds is not that far behind the favorite team, which is the Washington Nationals priced at 8/1. Certainly a bet on the NNY at this stage wouldn’t be outrageous. However in terms of odds the top two American league teams are also the second and third favorites to win the World Series.
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