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Astros Are A 100-to-1 Shot

Bodog released its World Series odds for next season and, unsurprisingly, the Astros have the longest odds of any team. They're at 100-to-1 to win it all next season.

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The question is whether those odds are long enough. Tampa Bay went from 66 losses to the World Series in 2007 and 2008, but they lost to the Phillies. Even the Miracle Mets of 1969 had 73 wins the previous season. The Marlinswent from 79 wins to the World Series title in 2003 and the Angels went from 75 wins to the World Series the previous season. 

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Anything is possible with so many games and a whole offseason. Vegas sets the odds at 100-to-1 because they can get people to bet on it. With an entire offseason, the Astros could theoretically go out and sign Pujols, Jose Reyes,Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips and shoot to the top of the National League. That's highly unlikely, which means the Astros' odds of reaching and winning the World Series are probably a lot longer than 100-to-1.

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