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Nationals’ early 2014 World Series odds

(David J. Phillip / AP)

The 2013 season isn’t even a day old and Vegas oddsmakers are already making early predictions on next season. The Nationals are tied for third place, along with the champion Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, with 10-t0-1 odds of winning the 2014 World Series, according to sports gambling site After the 2013 spring training, the Nationals were 7-to-1 favorites to win the whole thing and we all know what happened. So, take these extremely early odds on next season for what they’re worth. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites — which is a logical choice, but a strong case could have been made for the Cardinals — followed by the American League runner-up Detroit Tigers.

Odds of winning the 2014 World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers: 7/1

Detroit Tigers: 9/1

Boston Red Sox: 10/1

St. Louis Cardinals: 10/1

Washington Nationals: 10/1

Los Angeles Angels: 14/1

Atlanta Braves: 16/1

Cincinnati Reds: 16/1

New York Yankees: 16/1

Oakland Athletics: 16/1

Tampa Bay Rays: 16/1

Texas Rangers: 16/1

San Francisco Giants: 18/1

Cleveland Indians: 20/1

Baltimore Orioles: 25/1

Pittsburgh Pirates: 25/1

Toronto Blue Jays: 25/1

Kansas City Royals: 33/1

Philadelphia Phillies: 33/1

Arizona Diamondbacks: 40/1

Chicago White Sox: 50/1

Milwaukee Brewers: 50/1

Seattle Mariners: 50/1

Chicago Cubs: 66/1

Colorado Rockies: 66/1

San Diego Padres: 66/1

Minnesota Twins: 75/1

New York Mets: 75/1

Miami Marlins: 200/1

Houston Astros: 250/1

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.
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