The Tampa Bay Rays have come a long way since their less-than-impressive beginning, and their MLB odds are indicative of just how much they’ve improved. Now in the second half of the 2013 campaign, the club is making waves not only within the division, but the American League outright.
Thanks largely in part to solid, if unspectacular, pitching and a well-balanced offense rife with unheralded contributors getting hot at just the right time, the Rays have not only climbed out of the shadow of their AL East counterparts, they’ve once again started to thrive.
While success is nothing new in Tampa Bay, the fact that they’ve once again established themselves as a threat to win the division, while Toronto, New York and Baltimore all struggle to consistently compete at a high level, is a testament to the squad that general manager Andrew Friedman has put together.
With 10/1 odds of winning the World Series, they’ve garnered more support from oddsmakers than even the Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.
Will the easily forgotten Rays be able to maintain the pace that’s vaulted them into a two-team battle with the Boston Red Sox for division supremacy? Adjust your MLB betting strategies accordingly.