The Houston Astros had barely started to pop the corks off their champagne bottles during their World Series title celebration before the odds of winning the 2023 World Series had been released.
In looking at the favorites, we see some very familiar names at the top of the board. Let’s go over some of the teams with the best World Series Odds to win the 2023 World Series.
Who Are the Favorites to Win the 2023 World Series?
Los Angeles Dodgers +500
The L. A. Dodgers had the best record in MLB this season but were a disappointment in the playoffs. After losing to the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers realized they had some work to do. With a seemingly never-ending payroll, the Dodgers will be in the market to sign some of the top free agents this season.
Trae Turner is a free agent, but if they don’t re-sign him, they’ll be in the market for one of the other big-name middle infielders. We know they’ll make a big signing or two to go with their already-loaded roster.
Houston Astros +700
The 2022 World Champs should be a strong contender to repeat. They have a loaded pitching staff, one of the best bullpens in the game, and a very strong lineup.
We’re not sure what they’ll be looking for in the free-agent market, but if they could find a slugging first baseman, this team would be stronger than this season’s squad.
Atlanta Braves +800
The Braves got off to a slow start this past season, but a strong finish got them back into the playoffs. They could be in play for a starting pitcher and could use some bullpen help. We’ll also see if they give Dansby Swanson a long-term deal or if they let him leave.
The Braves also have a deep farm system that could be used to make some trades. If Ronald Acuna, Jr. can stay healthy, this team will be one of the top teams in baseball once again.
Toronto Blue Jays +900
This squad tried to overtake the New York Yankees but just quite couldn’t get over the hump.
They were upset in the Wild Card round by the Seattle Mariners. If the pitching staff is healthy to start the season, this team is built for the long run. They have a lineup filled with good, young hitters.
New York Yankees +900
Let the Aaron Judge sweepstakes begin! We’ll see if the Yankees can bring back the most sought-after free agent in baseball this winter. If they can’t, that will leave a huge hole in their lineup.
New York will need to look at their starting pitching, as it needs some improvement, and they will also need to make some additions to their bullpen. We’ll see if they look to do something at shortstop or third base as well.
New York Mets +1100
After their collapse down the stretch last season, we know that owner Steve Cohen will look to make the team better.
He’ll be willing to throw out big bucks in the free agent market. We’ll see if he’s willing to sign Jacob deGrom to a big deal or if the Mets let him walk.
We’re for sure the Mets will make some big signings, as they don’t seem to have an issue paying players.