Normally by now, there has been a lot of movement on the odds for the 2022 World Series champions. However, with the lockout going on, there has been a very little movement over the past few months. With little progress in talks between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, we’re not sure when or if we’ll start the season.
If we do get to start the season, there will be a frantic period of free agency prior to the start. With many big names such as Carlos Correa, Trevor Story, Kris Bryant, Freddie Freeman, Nick Castellanos, Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, and Carlos Rodon available, these signings will surely make a difference in the World Series odds.
For now, we’ll just look at the odds for how the teams are constructed at this time. Here are the current betting odds to win the 2022 World Series. We will briefly break down some of the current favorites.
Updated MLB Odds to Win the World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers +600
We’re not sure how the Dodgers infield will look. We do know that Max Muncy and Trea Turner will be there. Chris Taylor and Corey Seager are free agents. The outfield will be solid with Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger.
While Max Scherzer signed with the New York Mets and Clayton Kershaw is a free agent, there will be some changes in the starting rotation. Walker Buehler, Julio Urias, and Tony Gonsolin are currently in the starting rotation. We’re unsure of the status of Trevor Bauer. We think the Dodgers will sign at least one starter in free agency.
Houston Astros +900
Even though they couldn’t win the World Series last season, the Astros are currently one of the favorites to win this year. With a pitching staff of Lance McCullers, Framber Valez, Luis Garcia, and Jake Odorizzi, with the possible return of Justin Verlander, the Houston staff will be solid.
Other than Carlos Correa, the core of their infield will remain intact. Lance Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, and Jose Altuve will anchor the infield. Correa still hasn’t ruled out a return to Houston, but it doesn’t look promising for the Astros.
In the outfield, Kyle Tucker and Michael Brantley will be back out there. Yordan Alvarez will be the designated hitter.
New York Mets +1100
New owner Steve Cohen opened his wallet again. With the huge signing of Max Scherzer, the Mets rotation looks like a very strong group. With Jacob deGrom, Scherzer, Taijuan Walker, and Carlos Carrasco, the Mets have a good group of pitchers. We could also see them signing another starter once free agency starts back up.
Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, and Eduardo Escobar will man the infield. We’re still not sure who will be playing second base for the Mets.
The Mets bolstered their outfield play by signing Mark Canha and Starling Marte in free agency. Brandon Nimmo should be the third outfielder. Dominic Smith will more than likely be the designated hitter.
We could see more action from the Mets, as Cohen has shown that he’s willing to shell out a ton of money to win a championship.