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Major League Baseball 2015 Picks

The new Major League Baseball season
will get under way in April of next year, and bookmaker Betfair
already have prices on which teams will make it to the World Series.
Current joint favourites for the 2015 World Series crown are the Los
Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have had great success in years gone by,
but their last World Series win came way back in 1898. Since the end
of the last decade, this side have shown steady improvement, and have
now won the West Division in four of the last seven years, including
the last two years consecutively. Farhan Zaidi has done an excellent
job since arriving as General Manager, and the Los Angeles Dodgers
certainly have a good platform on which to build now. With a decent
off season, they can certainly be one of the leading contenders for
MLB glory come 2015. The odds compilers at Betfair make the Dodgers
7/1
chances to win the next World Series
and that is a
price that will definitely appeal to a number of baseball punters.
Joining the Los Angeles Dodgers at the
head of the Betfair World Series market are the Washington Nationals,
who can also be supported at odds of 7/1. The Nationals are a part of
the East division, and have only been known by their current name
since 2005. Previously, the Washington Nationals were called the
Montreal Expos, but a move for the franchise to Washington, D.C.
Meant a change of name was very much in order. While their trophy
cabinet is pretty bare thus far, the Washington Nationals have made
encouraging strides over the last couple of season, having won the
East Division title in both 2012 and 2014. Manager Matt Williams has
got his side playing some decent stuff and following some good draft
picks, the Nationals now have a chance of some major honours in the
world of baseball.

As far as the Philadelphia
Phillies
are concerned, the bookies give the side
little hope of challenging for Major League Baseball’s biggest prize
come 2015. The Phillies are ranked at 100/1 outsiders along with the
Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins.
Having had a great spell from 2007 to 2011 winning five consecutive
division titles, the Philadelphia Phillies have dropped off again
over the last few seasons. Long time manager Charlie Manuel was
sacked in 2013 and that would end up being the sides first losing
season since back in 2002. This is now very much a rebuilding phase
for the Phillies, and a lot will depend on what happens during the
off season for this great franchise. The Phillies are rumoured to be
looking at some Red Sox players and if the right men come through the
door, then things can change very quickly as we see season after
season. Those odds of 100/1 could look very big come next April if
that were to be the case. Stayed up to date on all the latest market
movers in the 2015 World Series at betfair.com.

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