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Royals early favorites over Giants in World Series

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From the folks at Bovada here are various odds related to the World Series between the Giants and Royals, which will be played because Travis Ishikawa hit a walk-off home run to win the pennant:


Kansas City Royals                   -120      (5/6)
San Francisco Giants                EVEN   (1/1)

Exact Series Result     

San Francisco Giants 4-0           12/1
San Francisco Giants 4-1           6/1
San Francisco Giants 4-2           5/1
San Francisco Giants 4-3           9/2
Kansas City Royals 4-0              12/1
Kansas City Royals 4-1              11/2
Kansas City Royals 4-2              4/1
Kansas City Royals 4-3              15/4

Odds to win the 2014 World Series MVP         

Pablo Sandoval (SF)                 8/1
Buster Posey (SF)                     17/2
Lorenzo Cain (KC)                     9/1
Eric Hosmer (KC)                      10/1
Mike Moustakas (KC)                10/1
Alex Gordon (KC)                      12/1
Hunter Pence (SF)                     12/1
Madison Bumgarner (SF)           12/1
James Shields (KC)                   14/1
Alcides Escobar (KC)                15/1
Brandon Belt (SF)                      15/1
Jake Peavy (SF)                        15/1
Santiago Casilla (SF)                 15/1
Greg Holland (KC)                     15/1
Travis Ishikawa (SF)                   16/1
Billy Butler (KC)                         16/1
Joe Panik (SF)                          16/1
Norichika Aoki (KC)                   20/1
Yordano Ventura (KC)                25/1
Brandon Crawford (SF)              25/1

Note that the Giants were underdogs in both 2010 and 2012, so this is just dandy.

Also note that these odds are based in where the money is going, not necessarily in science. That would explain Ishikawa's inclusion on the MVP list over, say, Gregor Blanco or Tim Hudson. People are gonna put money on their heart.

Only 16 to 1, eh? So if I put down $1,000 and Ishikawa wins, I win ~~~**$16,000**~~~.

I mean, I'm not made of stone ...