October baseball is something like no other. The 2017 MLB Postseason has been arguably one of the league’s best to date and it is only mid-way through the second round. It is a time where anybody can beat anybody, and boy has that ever been the case for the Bronx Bombers this year.
The world-famous New York Yankees were looking in from the outside after squeezing into the postseason being victorious in the AL Wild Card game. Vegas Odds had the Pinstripers at 14/1 to win the World Series at the beginning of the postseason.
Below are the odds straight out of Bovada:
Odds to Win the 2017 World Series
Cleveland Indians 10/3
Los Angeles Dodgers 10/3
Houston Astros 9/2
Washington Nationals 15/2
Boston Red Sox 8/1
Chicago Cubs 8/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 14/1
New York Yankees 14/1
Colorado Rockies 28/1
Minnesota Twins 28/1
New York was able to take down top contender Cleveland, in the ALDS after trailing 2-0 in the best-of-5 series. The rotation of Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino and Sonny Gray has been said to be the Yankees “unsung X-factor this postseason“.
The three games that were won consecutively to come back against the Indians had the Bombers rotation boasting a 1.60 ERA.
“If they give us a chance, we can do some damage. They’re confident in us playing behind them, and we’re confident in them” said first baseman Greg Bird on the team’s rotation.
Masahiro Tanaka (above)
Potential Rookie of the Year and MVP candidate, Aaron Judge is ready to lead the pack into what hopes to be a pennant year for The Bronx Zoo.
Time will tell what the Yankees faith will be this postseason. New York is currently in the midst of another miracle comeback against the AL West winners, Houston.
After trailing 2-0 in the series, the Yankees have won another three straight against their opponent with the most recent being a 5-0 W against ace Dallas Keuchel.
A dominant rotation and heavy-hitter lineup, have the Yanks finding themselves in contention to clinch their first World Series Championship Berth in eight years this Friday. It would be the first time the organization has done so since the Jeter-led squad in 2009 that later went on to win the pennant.