Handicapping the World Series Odds Following Blockbuster Marlins-Blue Jays Trade

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Handicapping the World Series Odds Following Blockbuster Marlins-Blue Jays Trade
David Banks-US PRESSWIRE
Emilio Bonifacio (L) and Jose Reyes (R) will add a whole new dimension to Toronto's offense.

The trade that the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off on Tuesday took the baseball landscape and tore it asunder. Things look drastically different now than they did before.

The deal, which was first reported by Fox Sports and is still technically unofficial, will send starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, shortstop Jose Reyes, utility man Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to Toronto in exchange for a handful of major leaguers and minor leaguers who won't be missed by the Blue Jays.

It was debatable before whether the Blue Jays had enough talent to contend in a tough AL East division in 2013, but not anymore. They have as much talent as any team in the division. Maybe even more.

Might the Blue Jays even be a legitimate pick to win the World Series?

They just might be. As things stand right now, here's my take on every team's odds to win the World Series in 2013.

 

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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