Longshot Bet World Series Predictions
The Blue Jays pushed their chips all in with blockbuster trades that have paid off huge. Moving to the American League has invigorated a hapless Houston Astros franchise to top of the standings and the Mets’ young arms are delivering in a big way. If you were lucky enough to throw money down on any of these sleeper teams as a World Series bet at the beginning of the season, then you may make off like a bandit because that is where the real money is — long-shot future bets on underrated teams with a chance to make it.
The good news is that you still have time to bet on a sleeper team to reap the massive MLB playoff bets. Here are three under-the-radar franchises that still have a shot.
The Texas Rangers have been under-performing all year long, but new additions to the roster could energize the team. Cole Hamels comes over from the Philadelphia Phillies via trade to give the team a much needed ace, and old friend Mike Napoli was plucked from the waiver wire to provide right-handed pop at the plate. They’ve got the pitching and the power to make a move.
The longtime losers are surging and they have the right man to lead the charge — Jon Lester. The former World Series MVP is unshakeable in the postseason and he’ll be the one to set the tone for this young, hungry team.
The team spent a load of cash to revamp the roster and they’ve also spent a lot of time off the leader board in their division. But power pitching wins in the postseason and the Nationals boast two flamethrowers in the top of the rotation — Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.