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Curtis Granderson's Broken Arm Changes Odds

By February 27, 2013

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Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees took an inside pitch off his arm, resulting in a break that is likely to keep him out for 10 weeks, and that's a bad break for the Yankess. Ten weeks is a long time when the Yankees already have some glaring weak spots. The Yankees won 95 games last year, but the latest blow will take their odds of winning another World Series in 2013 to it's highest number in over a decade.

They were most recently at 11-1, but their own issues coupled with an influx of talent at the Blue Jay's training camp has seen those odds rising. I expect them to be more like 16-1 very soon and likely 18-1 by the time the season starts. You can take a chance with those odds if they start a new spending spree. If they keep their purses closed, don't bother.

As for Blue Jay's fans, they better get their bets down quickly, as their odds of winning the division outright are now excellent. Choosing the right futures bet to win the World Series each year is very tough, but can be done with some homework and a keen eye to each team's roster and player development.

As always, try to keep your hometown loyalties to a minimum at this time of year as you choose your American and National League champs and your World Series picks. Be practical, not emotional. You can do it!

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