The Texas Rangers are World Series champions for the first time in franchise history, and fans couldn't be more excited. It's easy to tune out the haters right now and bask in the celebration.
But for Rangers fans who like to keep an eye on the betting markets, something was clear almost as soon as the game ended: even a World Series win doesn't get this franchise the respect it deserves.
Check out the top-10 in the opening odds to win the 2024 World Series
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Odds from FanDuel Sportsbook as of November 1, 2023 at 10:30 p.m. CT
The reigning World Series champs are not only not the favorites to win next year, but they're only tied for third. Tied with a team they defeated en route to the World Series win, no less.
This Rangers team isn't positioned to lose too many key contributors, and by next year's playoffs they should also have Jacob deGrom back.
Are the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers going to be in the mix for big-name free agents? Of course, but so will the Rangers.
Neither of those alleged NL powerhouses looked especially daunting in the postseason, and the Rangers have proven they have what it takes to go all the way. Another year of experience and chemistry playing together, the return of deGrom and some potential new offseason additions? That sounds an awful lot like the makings of another World Series team to me.
But let them doubt us. It happened at the start of the 2023 postseason too, and that clearly didn't slow the team down.
Plus, the disrespect is good for Rangers backers, it means you have the chance to get an 8-to-1 payout on your squad.
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