The dust has barely settled from the 2020 World Series, but the odds are already out regarding which teams will be playing in the 2021 Fall Classic. The Colorado Rockies are already long shots to get there.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming their first World Series trophy since 1988 last night, we knew it wouldn’t take long for the odds on the 2021 season (and postseason) to come out. And, little surprise, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies are on opposite ends of the spectrum of 2021 success in the minds of the oddsmakers.
According to BetOnline, the Dodgers are currently the favorites to repeat as World Series champion, established at 9/2 odds. The New York Yankees are the favorite to represent the American League at 13/2 odds.
Which team is the current second-favorite in the National League to win it all next season? That would be the San Diego Padres, coming in at 8/1 odds.
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So where are the Colorado Rockies, you might ask? BetOnline has them at 125/1 odds to claim the franchise’s first-ever world championship. Only the Texas Rangers (125/1), Kansas City Royals (150/1), Seattle Mariners (200/1), and Pittsburgh Pirates (300/1) have equal or worse odds at claiming the title.
Also ahead of the Rockies in the race for the World Series crown are division rivals Arizona (66/1) and San Francisco (80/1).
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to Rockies fans that their team isn’t starting the offseason as one of the favorites for the Fall Classic (or frankly to even dethrone the Dodgers for the NL West title). Coming off a 26-34 record in the shortened 2020 campaign and a 71-91 mark in 2019, the Rockies have big questions to answer this offseason.
How active will the Rockies be this offseason with the economics and framework of the 2021 campaign still up in the air because of COVID-19? The answer to that question could well determine just how much Colorado improves its chances to win it all next season.