Bovada has released their opening odds on teams winning their respective divisions, leagues, and the World Series, and the Texas Rangers are the early favorites in the A.L. West, at 7 to 4 odds.
Oakland is right behind them at 2 to 1, the Angels are 9 to 4, Seattle is 7 to 1, and Houston is 50 to 1.
Texas is pegged at having the 5th best chance at winning the A.L. pennant, at 8 to 1. Detroit is the favorite at 17 to 4, following by Boston and Tampa, each at 6 to 1, and then, strangely, the Yankees, who are at 13 to 2.
Texas is 16 to 1 to win the World Series. The favorite to win it all is Los Angeles (the N.L. version) at 13 to 2, followed by St. Louis at 8 to 1 and Detroit at 9 to 1.