Cliff Lee To Phillies Makes Philadelphia Favorites To Win 2011 World Series

Late Monday night, the Phillies signed Cliff Lee to a five-year deal, shocking the baseball world. And while we have to wait until April to see how this move works out for Philadelphia (spoiler: it's probably a pretty good move), we can already see its effect in Las Vegas. 

According to Bodog, the Phillies are now 7/2 favorites to win the 2011 World Series, followed closely by the Boston Red Sox, the offseason's other big winner, at 5/1.

Odds to win 2011 World Series:

  • Phillies 7/2
  • Red Sox 5/1
  • Yankees 6/1
  • Giants 12/1
  • Cardinals 18/1
  • Twins 18/1
  • Braves 20/1
  • Reds 20/1
  • Rockies 20/1
  • Rays 20/1
  • Rangers 20/1

The worst odds, forever and always, belong to the Pittsburgh Pirates, at 150/1. 

Additionally, Bodog has set the O/U on number of wins in 2011 for the Phillies at 96. The Phillies have won more than 96 games just four times in their franchise's 128-year history, including 2010, when they went 97-65.

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