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World Series Odds: Phillies Favored

You might have expected this, but in the wake of the Cliff Lee signing oddsmakers have made the Philadelphia Phillies the favorites to win the 2011 World Series.
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↵Bodog.com
has made the Phillies and their rotation of Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels 7-2 favorites to win the 2011 World Series.

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Oddsmakers expect the Boston Red Sox to be their opponents. The Red Sox are 5-1 to win the Series after acquiring Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez.

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The New York Yankees are given 6-1 odds for winning the Series. The defending champion San Francisco Giants are at 12-1 odds for a repeat.

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The New York Mets? They are 35-1 long shots to win it all in 2011, and I’m surprised the odds are not even longer than that.

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The real long shots? In the American League the Kansas City Royals are 125-1. In the National League the Pittsburgh Pirates are listed at 150-1.