Piling on the Orioles with Glenn’s Vegas odds

April 02, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

I noticed Glenn Clark’s blog about the Orioles’ Las Vegas odds of winning the World Series and it’s bad enough. But then I went further into the “futures” of Las Vegas and saw some more disturbing trends.

Here are the division-by-division odds. Check out how out of whack the Orioles are in their own division, which is more of a reflection of how strong the AL East is in the minds of the gamblers.

Odds to win the 2009 AL East Division
New York Yankees                    6/5
Boston Red Sox                        6/5
Tampa Bay Rays                       5/1
Toronto Blue Jays                      5/1
Baltimore Orioles                       35/1

Odds to win the 2009 AL Central Division
Cleveland Indians                       7/5
Detroit Tigers                             5/2
Minnesota Twins                        3/1
Chicago White Sox                    6/1
Kansas City Royals                   7/1

Odds to win the 2009 AL West Division
Los Angeles Angles                   2/3
Oakland Athletics                      2/1
Texas Rangers                          8/1
Seattle Mariners                        8/1

Odds to win the 2009 NL East Division
New York Mets                          7/5
Philadelphia Phillies                   7/4
Atlanta Braves                           3/1
Florida Marlins                           10/1
Washington Nationals                18/1

Odds to win the 2009 NL Central Division
Chicago Cubs                            1/2
St. Louis Cardinals                     3/1
Milwaukee Brewers                    9/2
Cincinnati Reds                         8/1
Houston Astros                          20/1
Pittsburgh Pirates                      20/1

Odds to win the 2009 NL West Division
Los Angeles Dodgers                 7/5
Arizona Diamondbacks               8/5
San Francisco Giants                 7/2
Colorado Rockies                       6/1
San Diego Padres                      10/1

Want more?

Here are the “over-under” lines for wins…

2009 Regular Season Wins
American League

Baltimore Orioles
Over / Under                  71½

Boston Red Sox
Over / Under                  94½

Chicago White Sox
Over / Under                  78½

Cleveland Indians
Over / Under                  85½

Detroit Tigers
Over / Under                  81½

Kansas City Royals
Over / Under                  75½

Los Angeles Angels
Over / Under                  88½

Minnesota Twins
Over / Under                  83½

New York Yankees
Over / Under                  95½

Oakland Athletics
Over / Under                  82½

Seattle Mariners
Over / Under                  72½

Tampa Bay Rays
Over / Under                  88½

Texas Rangers
Over / Under                  74½

Toronto Blue Jays
Over / Under                  79½

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks
Over / Under                  86½

Atlanta Braves
Over / Under                  84½

Chicago Cubs
Over / Under                  92½

Cincinnati Reds
Over / Under                  78½

Colorado Rockies
Over / Under                  77½

Florida Marlins
Over / Under                  75½

Houston Astros
Over / Under                  73½

Los Angeles Dodgers
Over / Under                  84½

Milwaukee Brewers
Over / Under                  80½

New York Mets
Over / Under                  89½

Philadelphia Phillies
Over / Under                  88½

Pittsburgh Pirates
Over / Under                  67½

San Diego Padres
Over / Under                  70½

San Francisco Giants
Over / Under                  80½

St. Louis Cardinals
Over / Under                  82½

Washington Nationals
Over / Under                  71½

The Orioles also do not have a listed player on the board for the Cy Young Award, HR leader  or the AL MVP in a list of 50 candidates. (This was a VERY long list. No Markakis. No Roberts. No Guthrie. No Huff. No nothing…it’s like the Orioles don’t exist!)

Want some good news?

Dave Trembley is NOT on the list of “first MLB manager to be fired first.” Here’s that list:

Who will be the first MLB manager fired in the 2009 MLB Season?
Jim Leyland (DET)                      2/1
Ron Washington (TEX)               3/1
Bud Black (SD)                          5/1
Joe Girardi (NYY)                       5/1
Cecil Cooper (HOU)                    15/2
Clint Hurdle (COL)                      15/2
Bruce Bochy (SF)                      10/1
Bob Melvin (ARI)                        10/1
Bob Geren (OAK)                       10/1
Ozzie Guillen (CWS)                  15/1
Jerry Manuel (NYM)                   15/1

With the way the starting pitching has been, we’ll take any good news we can find.

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