Phillies Being Disrespected by 2021 World Series Odds
With the 2020 MLB season officially in the books, FanDuel Sportsbook has already released odds to win the 2021 World Series for every team.
Philadelphia Phillies fans may be surprised to see the team's odds sit at +3500, which is tied for No. 15 in the MLB. While the Phillies 2020 season may have been a disappointment, they have the pieces in place to make a run for the title as soon as next season.
The Phillies finished 28-32 over the shortened season and failed to make the playoffs, but saw their superstar players such as Bryce Harper (13 HR) and rookie Alec Bohm (.400 OBP) have productive seasons at the plate. Their bolstered rotation including Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin shined as well (4.08 ERA, No. 10 in the MLB).
The Phillies really only lose on key piece in the offseason in catcher J.T. Realmuto, but it is possible they re-sign him and return basically their entire lineup. They may need to make some offseason moves to fill out the roster, but that is expected of any MLB team.
For a team that hasn't been to the postseason since 2011, the Phillies have enough talent and depth to become a contender in 2021 and setting their odds at +3500 is just disrespectful.
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