GreenMonsterGoon wrote:Oh, and to whoever said that the Braves are better than the Cubs to justify elevating Hudson's value over Prior, I disagree. And so does Las Vegas.
2005 World Series winner odds:
And didn't Vegas have the Cubs as the favorite to win last year?
The oddsmakers had the Yankees as the favorite, like they do every year.
I'm just guessing, but I think the oddsmaking has a little to do with the actual odds, based on the likelihood of a team winning. That includes looking at the overall makeup of a team. Cubs starters 1-3 are better than the Braves. (As we've seen here, Hudson vs. Prior is debatable, but are you really gonna argue that Atlanta's 2+3 is even close to Wood/Zambrano?) And their hitting is MUCH better overall.
The Cubs imploded last year, although they had injuries (Prior, Sosa, Patterson, Borowski). But to say that Atlanta is a better team in '05? Give me a break.