The MLB World Series odds have been severely adjusted, given the 60-game season. Here's a look at how all 30 teams stack up. The odds are from VegasInsider.com as of July 3.
Depth could be the difference in this year's shortened season, and the Dodgers have as much as any team in MLB. The addition of Mookie Betts in the offseason improved the team, making the lineup even more stacked and the rotation as deep as any in baseball. After falling short in two recent World Series, this might finally be the year that the Dodgers get over the hump.
The Yankees were a favorite entering the season, and the season delay made the roster even better, giving Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and James Paxton opportunities to get healthy. The outfield has more talent than spots available, while the pitching staff is vastly improved after signing Gerrit Cole.
The Astros lost Gerrit Cole in the offseason but could face less pressure than they would have otherwise without the boos in the stands due to their sign-stealing scandal. The delay in the season also gave ace Justin Verlander time to rehab a groin injury that he suffered in spring training. Houston is counting on young pitchers Lance McCullers and Jose Urquidy to make up for Cole's loss.
The Braves are looking to defend their title in the tough NL East, and they did a lot to improve their roster by adding Cole Hamels, Will Smith and Marcell Ozuna in the offseason. The team looks better on paper than it did entering last season, but it remains to be seen if the roster can rival that of the Dodgers in the playoffs.
The late start to the season allows new addition Rich Hill to be ready, but it also causes Michael Pineda to miss a more substantial portion of the season due to his PEDs suspension from last season. The pitching remains strong, led by Jose Berrios, and most of last year's epic power lineup returns.
The Nats are looking to repeat despite losing Anthony Rendon in free agency. The hope is that rookie Carter Kieboom can help fill the void at third base, and Eric Thames can also add power at first base. The rotation remains terrific after the Nats re-signed Stephen Strasburg, fitting in next to Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin.
The hiring of former Yankees manager Joe Girardi was Philly's biggest offseason move, but the team had also added Zack Wheeler, Andrew McCutchen and Didi Gregorius. As it did last year, the lineup should score plenty of runs, but it's unclear if the Phils have enough pitching.
The Cardinals had a quiet offseason but were helped by the season delay with Miles Mikolas getting more time to get his elbow healthy. The shortened season could also allow Korean Kwang-Hyun Kim to have more of an impact in his first time around the league, and power-hitting Tyler O'Neill could see regular at-bats at DH. The team also has high hopes that Jack Flaherty and Dakota Hudson can repeat their excellent 2019 seasons.
Apparently cash-strapped, the Cubs had one of the quietest offseasons in MLB. Fortunately, Yu Darvish to coming off a great second half, and the addition of the DH works in the team's favor, as it can move Kyle Schwarber to that spot. There's more than enough star power on this roster for the Cubs to rebound.
Cleveland traded Corey Kluber in the offseason, but the starting rotation could be improved considering Kluber and Carlos Carrasco were sidelined for most of 2019. Mike Clevinger and Shane Bieber will be the two aces, and the team's power also looks strong with a full year of Franmil Reyes, along with Domingo Santana.
The Mets got a real gut punch when Noah Syndergaard was lost for the year due to Tommy John surgery, but the rotation is still a strength with Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, and Steven Matz. Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes got more time to heal with the season delay, adding to a loaded lineup that also includes Pete Alonso, J.D. Davis, and Jeff McNeil.
The Reds were the talk of the offseason, and the addition of the DH works in their favor with a glut of outfielders after signing Nick Castellanos and Shogo Akiyama. Mike Moustakas adds even more power to the lineup, and the team is excited about the rotation led by Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer.
Oakland consistently comes under the radar and has a chance to do that again with an influx of young pitching talent. Frankie Montas looked terrific last season before his suspension, and the ceilings of rookies Jesus Luzardo and A.J. Puk are through the roof. The lineup also has plenty of young star power with Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Ramon Laureano.
Boston is coming off a down year, trades of Mookie Betts and David Price and the loss of manager Alex Cora, and now the team is without Chris Sale for the year. With all of those issues, it's a wonder the Red Sox odds are as good as they are now. The team is counting on Nathan Eovaldi and Andrew Benintendi to rebound and still has reliable hitters in J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers.
The White Sox had one of the most active offseasons in baseball, adding to their great young talent. Their big additions were Yasmani Grandal, Edwin Encarnacion, Nomar Mazara and Dallas Keuchel, and the return of Michael Kopech from Tommy John surgery also has fans optimistic. Young outfielders Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert could put on a show soon.
Milwaukee has plenty of depth, but it remains to be seen if the Brewers have enough stars beyond Christian Yelich. They have almost an entirely new lineup with Omar Narvaez, Justin Smoak, Eric Sogard, Luis Urias, and Avisail Garcia. The pitching has depth but needs high upside arms like Freddy Peralta and Corbin Burnes to emerge.
The Angels made a series of offseason splashes with new manager Joe Maddon, Anthony Rendon and starter Dylan Bundy. The return of Shohei Ohtani to the starting rotation could make a big difference, and Mike Trout remains the best player in the game.
Arizona surprised last season after dumping some of its top talent, and the team was busier this offseason by adding Madison Bumgarner, Starling Marte and Kole Calhoun. The rotation makes the Diamondbacks dangerous with youngsters Zac Gallen and Luke Weaver, and Ketel Marte now anchors the lineup after his breakout 2019.
Some of San Diego's envious talent should be on display in 2020. Top pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore adds to Chris Paddack, Dinelson Lamet and Garrett Richards, and the lineup also improved with Tommy Pham and Trent Grisham.
The Rangers were hoping to open their new stadium to more fanfare, but they're still a possible sleeper team in 2020 due to their impressive starting rotation. Adding to Lance Lynn and Mike Minor are Corey Kluber, Kyle Gibson and Jordan Lyles. The lineup also looks serviceable, and outfielder Willie Calhoun has had ample time to recover from spring injuries.
Pittsburgh's roster is thin, especially following the loss of Chris Archer to injury. The rotation is now relying even more on Joe Musgrove and Mitch Keller, and the lineup also has its fair share of holes. There is potential with Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco leading the way.
Toronto revamped its starting rotation with the additions of Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark and Chase Anderson. That gives the team a fighting chance with a lineup loaded with young talent, led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio.
The Rockies starting rotation completely let the team down last season, and it's impossible to know what to expect this year in Coors Field. Colorado certainly has talent with a rotation led by German Marquez, Jon Gray and Kyle Freeland. The lineup is also deep with Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon.
San Francisco made several under-the-radar moves in the offseason that could make a difference, but competing in the NL West will still be tough. The rotation has a lot of talent with Johnny Cueto's return, along with the additions of Kevin Gausman and Drew Smyly. The lineup probably needed to do more than the minor additions of Hunter Pence and Billy Hamilton.
The M's continue their rebuild and have a roster ripe with young talent. The most hyped arrivals are first baseman Evan White and pitcher Justus Sheffield, but the team also has high hopes for Shed Long, Kyle Lewis and J.P. Crawford to build on last season.
One of MLB's worst teams over the last two years could continue to plunge this year with Trey Mancini expected to miss the season due to cancer treatment. There isn't much identifiable talent on the O's who should be around in the long term, but starter John Means and reliever Hunter Harvey are rare exceptions.
Detroit doesn't have great odds of success, but the unique season could be a boon for its young pitching prospects. Casey Mize, Matt Manning and Tarik Skubal each have chances to be aces at the highest level and could get a short look down the stretch. The Tigers are also looking for more power following the additions of C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop.
Miami made a few lineup additions in the offseason that could make the team more exciting such as Corey Dickerson, Jonathan Villar and Jesus Aguilar, but it probably won't be enough. The pitching staff does have interesting young talent such as Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez, but it lacks a true ace.