The Boston Red Sox are coming off last-place divisional finishes in three out of the last four seasons, but the oddsmakers at Bovada like their chances to go from worst to first in 2016.
The Red Sox are 8-5 favorites to win the American League East, placing them just ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, who have 7-4 odds to win the division. The New York Yankees (7-2), Baltimore Orioles (15-2) and Tampa Bay Rays (9-1) round out the East.
Joining Boston as division favorites as spring training gets underway are the Kansas City Royals (11-10, AL Central), Houston Astros (8-5, AL West), Chicago Cubs (2-3, National League Central), New York Mets (10-11 NL East) and San Francisco Giants (5-4, NL West).
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox infielder David Ortiz
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