Yankees Remain Huge Favorites to Win AL East on Would-Be Opening Day

Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees would still be considered favorites in the AL East.
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees would still be considered favorites in the AL East. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Today would've been Opening Day for the 2020 MLB season. While many fans are anxiously awaiting news on when the season might begin, it never hurts to take a look at the odds to get a feel for how the season might play out.

And the New York Yankees are heavily favored to win the AL East this season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Yankees are available at -440 to win their division, with the Tampa Bay Rays having the second-best odds, at a distant +380. For reference, that makes New York the heaviest AL favorite to win its respective division. The next closest are the Houston Astros, who are available at -190.

Since they added Gerrit Cole, it should come as no surprise that last year's 103-win Yankees team is favored to dominate the AL East yet again. Yankees fans will also surely take solace in the fact that the Boston Red Sox are an extremely distant third in the odds, as they're available at +1500 to win the division after getting rid of their best offensive player in Mookie Betts and losing Chris Sale for the season.

After that are two straight-up non-factors in the Toronto Blue Jays (+3800) and Baltimore Orioles (+25000)

At this point, it's anyone's guess when the season will kick off. But as things currently stand, the Yankees are currently the heavy favorites to win the AL East.

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