Based on betting odds, Melky will be getting a ring

Based on betting odds, Melky will be getting a ring
February 10, 2013, 12:30 pm
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In 113 games last season, Melky Cabrera hit .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBI. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The pitchers and catchers for the Red Sox, Cubs, Indians, and Rockies reported to spring training on Sunday.

The AL West champion A's battery mates will follow suit on Monday, while the Giants open their quest for a third World Series championship in four years on Tuesday.

The Toronto Blue Jays have not been to the playoffs since 1993, when they captured their second consecutive World Series title.

However, according to the oddsmakers at online gambling site bovada.com, Toronto has a special season in store.

Following a 73-89 record last season, the Blue Jays' front office went to work. In a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins, Toronto shipped Yunel Escobar and prospects to South Beach in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck, utilityman Emilio Bonifacio, and frontline starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle.

Additionally, the Blue Jays signed former Giants left-fielder, and convicted performance-enhancing drug user, Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal. (Toronto visits AT&T Park on June 4 and 5 -- let's just say that every Giants fan has those two dates circled on their calendars)

And in arguably their biggest offseason splash, the Blue Jays acquired reigning National League Cy-Young Award winner, R.A. Dickey.

As a result of its busy winter, Toronto's 7:1 odds of capturing the 2013 World Series are the best in baseball.

Where do the Giants and A's stand? Let's take a look at every team...

Blue Jays 7 to 1
Dodgers 8 to 1
Nationals 8 to 1
Tigers 9 to 1
Angels 9 to 1
Braves 14 to 1
Reds 14 to 1
Yankees 14 to 1
GIANTS 14 to 1
Rangers 14 to 1
Phillies 18 to 1
Cardinals 20 to 1
Rays 25 to 1
Red Sox 30 to 1
ATHLETICS 33 to 1
Orioles 40 to 1
White Sox 40 to 1
Brewers 40 to 1
Diamondbacks 50 to 1
Royals 50 to 1
Pirates 50 to 1
Indians 75 to 1
Padres 75 to 1
Mariners 75 to 1
Cubs 100 to 1
Rockies 100 to 1
Marlins 100 to 1
Twins 100 to 1
Mets 100 to 1
Astros 200 to 1

What do you think? Who is winning it all this year?

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