The 2023 MLB season has finally started, and top online sportsbooks like YouWager.lv have posted World Series odds for every baseball team.
At +600, the Houston Astros are the favorites to win these MLB bets.
Teams like the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are also at the top.
Most notably, the Phillies’ signing of Trea Turner, the Yankees’ re-signing of Aaron Judge, and the Padres’ signing of Xander Bogaerts all changed the odds for the World Series.
All of these teams have odds of +1700 or less to win the World Series, so these moves are in line with those odds. Check out the odds for each MLB team to win the World Series in 2023.
World Series Odds
Check out World Series odds for each MLB team:
Houston Astros: +600
The defending champions let Justin Verlander go, but they signed Jose Abreu to add to what was already one of the best lineups in baseball. They also added Rafael Montero to a bullpen that was already pretty full.
New York Yankees: +725
The Yankees were able to keep Aaron Judge by giving him the biggest contract ever, and by re-signing Tommy Kahnle, they kept their bullpen together. Then, they paid $162 million over six years to get Carlos Rodon, making their starting rotation on paper one of the best in the league. After they signed Rodon, their title odds went from +900 to +725.
Los Angeles Dodgers: +775
For the sixth time in a row, the Dodgers started the offseason as the favorite to win the World Series. They didn’t get Aaron Judge, and they let Trea Turner and Cody Bellinger go in free agency, but that didn’t change their expectations by much.
New York Mets: +725
Steve Cohen showed off his money again when he signed Carlos Correa to the New York Mets as a free agent. After getting Justin Verlander and Kodai Senga, this is the next big thing. New York is 100% committed to 2023.
Atlanta Braves: +925
It looked like the Braves were going to win the NL title again and maybe even beat the Astros again, but in the NLDS, they played a hot Phillies team. Michael Harris and Spencer Strider, who are both rookies, are in charge of a young corps that should get better as the Braves’ elite scouting system finds more gems.
San Diego Padres: +925
Padres owner Peter Seidler gave Xander Bogaerts a $280 million, 11-year contract that will keep him on the team until he is 41 years old. Fernando Tatis Jr. should move to the outfield, and since Juan Soto and Manny Machado are still under contract, San Diego will get one more year with them.
Toronto Blue Jays: +1200
The young Blue Jays will run it back under manager John Schneider, whose contract was just extended. Chris Bassitt, who could be a top-tier starter, has been added to the team. Vlad Guerrero Jr. and his teammates are always in the running to have the most runs in MLB.
Philadelphia Phillies: +1600
Even though the Phillies got an elite five-tool player in Trea Turner, their odds of winning the World Series at YouWager.lv are still +1600. Taijuan Walker and Matt Strahm were also picked up, but Zach Eflin was let go.
Seattle Mariners: +1500
The Mariners have already made trades in free agency. Kolten Wong and Teoscar Hernandez, who used to play for the Blue Jays, have joined the team. Luis Castillo signed a long-term contract, and this team is young and getting better.
St. Louis Cardinals: +2200
It was a home run for the Cardinals to add Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado to a team that usually has the best defense in the Major Leagues. Willson Contreras was signed to fill Yadier Molina’s big shoes after he left the team.
Chicago White Sox: +3300
The White Sox were one of the most disappointing teams in baseball last year. They fired manager Tony La Russa and hired Pedro Grifol, who was the bench coach for the Kansas City Royals, to take over.
Tampa Bay Rays: +2000
When Tyler Glasnow and Wander Franco are fully healthy again, the Rays should be back in the running for the top spots. They even gave up a lot of money (3 years and $40 million) to get Zach Eflin, who is a real starter.
Boston Red Sox: +6600
Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom fixed the team’s biggest weakness by signing Kenley Jansen and Chris Martin. He did this to try to make the team’s bullpen, which was one of the worst in the league, one of the best in the business. He didn’t pay Xander Bogaerts and instead chose Masataka Yoshida, a Japanese star nobody had heard of. The most important thing Bloom did this winter was to sign Rafael Devers to a long-term deal.
Cleveland Guardians: +2500
After the break, the Cleveland Guardians had the best bullpen in Major League Baseball (MLB), and Terry Francona did a good job of keeping his arms healthy through two playoff series. Josh Bell, a left-handed hitter, gave them the power they needed in their lineup.
San Francisco Giants: +5000
Even though they didn’t get Aaron Judge, they used the money they would have spent on him to sign Carlos Correa to a huge 13-year deal worth $350 million. After Carlos Rodon left, they also brought in Sean Manaea and Ross Stripling to try to fill a big position.
Baltimore Orioles: +6600
Even though they sold closer Jorge Lopez at the trade deadline, the Orioles were still in the race right up until the end. They might have moved past the Red Sox as the worst team in the American League East.
Texas Rangers: +5000
By spreading Jacob deGrom’s payout over five years, the Rangers are taking a risky move. Their deal with Andrew Heaney, a former first-round pick who hasn’t lived up to expectations, has more incentives.
Milwaukee Brewers: +4500
So far this offseason, the Brewers haven’t done much, so their title odds at YouWager.lv have dropped from +2000 to +4500.
Los Angeles Angels: +5000
The Angels already have three stars in Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and Anthony Rendon. They are adding Hunter Renfroe, Gio Urshela, Carlos Estevez, and Tyler Anderson to add more depth.
Minnesota Twins: +4000
With Byron Buxton as their main player, the Twins are building slowly. Christian Vasquez is a great defensive catcher who they got when he was free.
Chicago Cubs: +8500
Cody Bellinger, the 2019 MVP, is going to play for the Chicago Cubs. This is the first big name that Theo Epstein has signed during what has been a long rebuild. The Cubs also got Jameson Taillon to help a rotation that wasn’t very good.
Detroit Tigers: +15000
The Tigers were dead last in runs per game and slugging percentage, and their pitchers had the ninth-worst team ERA.
Miami Marlins: +10000
Sandy Alcantara, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, will lead a strong top-of-the-rotation, but, after the break, the Marlins couldn’t find any offense with a .618 OPS.
Arizona Diamondbacks: +8000
After having a hard time in 2021, the D’Backs were one of the most surprising teams in 2022. But in the tough N.L. West, they went 29-47.
Kansas City Royals: +20000
Adalberto Mondesi is probably the most talented position player on the Royals’ roster. They avoided arbitration by signing him for now, but he could be traded this summer.
Colorado Rockies: +25000
The Rockies went 27-54 on the road last year, and their offense disappeared into the thin air at Coors Field.
Cincinnati Reds: +25000
Once they hit rock bottom and sell off their most valuable assets, the Reds will start over from scratch.
Washington Nationals: +50000
We’ll find out what the Nationals got in exchange for Juan Soto when SS C.J. Abrams and OF James Wood start playing for them, if not sooner.
Pittsburgh Pirates: +35000
O’Neil Cruz and Ke’Bryan Hayes are the most exciting parts of a rebuilding Pirates team that seems likely to finish near the bottom of the N.L. Central once again.
Oakland Athletics: +50000
This team should move out of the empty Oakland Coliseum and into a new stadium soon, but if they keep struggling over the next couple of years, they might have to move to Las Vegas.