An Early Look At The New York Yankees And The 2019 World Series

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Updated: October 31, 2018

An Early Look at Yankees’ WS Odds

An Early Look At The New York Yankees And The 2019 World Series

Without a shadow of a doubt, the New York Yankees are the most famous team in baseball. Not just Major League Baseball, but baseball as a global sport. From their first World Series triumph in 1921 to the present day, the Yankees have consistently challenged at the summit of the sport – a barren run of 15 years with no showpiece series appearance between 1981 and 1996 is perhaps the one exception to that rule.

2018 was supposed to be New York’s year. The Yankees topped 100 regular season wins for the first time since 2009; everything was more or less going to plan. They had no trouble dispatching the Oakland Athletics in the American League wildcard game but came unstuck in the Division Series against the Boston Red Sox.

At the time, most baseball bettors were backing the winner of that series to go on to win the World Series – and they turned out to be right after Boston’s recent success; the Red Sox were heavy favorites to get the better of the Los Angeles Dodgers.