Way-too-early 2019 World Series odds: Buckle up for another AL-dominated year

In 2018, the Houston Astros fell short of repeating as World Series champions. According to Las Vegas, the Boston Red Sox won’t have that problem. 

Of course, anything can happen between now and the 2019 Fall Classic. We’re still in the midst of what figures to be a busy offseason, with free agents like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still on the market. The Red Sox spent big bucks to secure pitcher Nathan Eovaldi for the next four years, but likely won’t be keeping star closer Craig Kimbrel around. 

With so much movement still anticipated around the league, it’s silly to try to predict the future — but we miss baseball, so why not? Check out every team’s odds of winning the 2019 World series below, courtesy of Vegas Insider

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The best photos from the wild 2017 World Series

The 2017 World Series began with the shortest game in the championship’s history, but that quick and easy game sure wasn’t a sign of things to come.

After seven games, two finishes in extra innings, a seemingly endless amount of lead changes and more home runs than we’ve ever seen, a champion has finally been crowned.

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of this year’s Fall Classic on Wednesday night — a win-or-go-home game for both rosters. The emotional win gave the Astros their first World Series title in franchise history.

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World Series studs you should watch — even if you don’t care about the game

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are meeting in the World Series — a first for the Dodgers since 1988, and a major win for the city of Houston, which is recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

If there isn’t a team your rooting for this Fall Classic, think again. There’s about to be a lot of athletic eye candy on your TV screen and social media timelines.

Whether you’re bitter about your team missing their chance or couldn’t tell an infielder from an outfielder, there’s one thing we can all appreciate: the players. They’ve worked hard to get to where they are, both physically and mentally, and deserve some love.

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Chicago Cubs gift 2016 World Series ring to Steve Bartman

Fourteen years after the infamous catch that changed his life, disgraced Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman has returned to Wrigley Field.

On Monday, Bartman met with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and received the gift of a lifetime — a World Series ring.

“On behalf of the entire Chicago Cubs organization, we are honored to present a 2016 World Series Championship Ring to Mr. Steve Bartman,” the Cubs said in a statement to local news station WGN.

Bartman became a household name in 2003 when he reached for a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou was attempting to catch during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs were winning that game, but would go on to lose it and the series, lengthening their championship drought another year.

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