Nationals joint favorites to win 2013 World Series

Bovada puts the Nationals, Dodgers, and Tigers as 17/2 favorites to win the World Series in 2013

With the signing of Zach Grienke by the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, most of the big offseason questions in Major League Baseball have been answered. The Nationals, for their part, still have one key move to make: settling the re-signing of Adam LaRoche (followed by, if he does re-sign, settling the question of what to with Michael Morse).

Regardless, we feel comfortable in taking our first look at the 2013 World Series odds, as updated by Bovada, and would you look at that? The Nationals are joint favorites to take both the NL pennant and the World Series (joining the Dodgers and Tigers at 17/2). And the fourth-favorite is, as expected ... the Toronto Blue Jays at 10/1? Well, it's amazing what bringing on some former Marlins will do for you.

The full list, as of Tuesday afternoon.

Detroit Tigers
17/2

Los Angeles Dodgers
17/2

Washington Nationals
17/2

Toronto Blue Jays
10/1

Cincinnati Reds
12/1

Los Angeles Angels
12/1

New York Yankees
12/1

Texas Rangers
12/1

San Francisco Giants
14/1

Atlanta Braves
16/1

Philadelphia Phillies
16/1

Boston Red Sox
20/1

St. Louis Cardinals
22/1

Oakland Athletics
25/1

Tampa Bay Rays
25/1

Milwaukee Brewers
28/1

Baltimore Orioles
35/1

Chicago White Sox
35/1

Kansas City Royals
40/1

Arizona Diamondbacks
45/1

Pittsburgh Pirates
50/1

Cleveland Indians
66/1

New York Mets
66/1

Seattle Mariners
66/1

Chicago Cubs
75/1

Minnesota Twins
75/1

San Diego Padres
75/1

Colorado Rockies
100/1

Miami Marlins
100/1

Houston Astros
200/1

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off to Vegas to place a flutter on the Astros. Hey, there are more wasteful things to waste a buck on.

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