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June 10, 2008 at 1:32 am ET
Never Tell Me The Odds

As much as I’ve come to admire Professor Cork Gaines of Rays Index since I first took him to task last August for making his All-Time Worst Devil Rays Team, every once in awhile I am simply stunned, flabbergasted and astonished by his pessimism and negativity.

I bring this up because I can’t understand why Professor Gaines would write the following on Monday:

[Odds] The Devil Rays will win the AL Eastern division:

Despite having the best record in the AL and leading the AL East for the better part of the last month, the Red Sox are still the team to beat and still have the most talent. The Devil Rays should eye the wild card unless of course Josh Beckett decides to go on a Mormon Mission sometime soon…3.14159%

To put that in perspective, last week FanIQ reported that Bodog’s sports futures line gave our Devil Rays better than 3 to 1 odds to win the AL East. And yet, Professor Pessimism counters with worse than 30 to 1 odds.

As the kids say, WTF?

Furthermore, also last week, Vegas Watch had our Devil Rays at 10 to 1 odds — to win the 2008 World Series.

Perhaps Professor Pessimism sees our Devil Rays riding a Wild Card to the World Series, but I still just can’t understand it.

We should be the favorites to win the division. And we will.

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4 Responses to “Never Tell Me The Odds”
  1. Chad says:

    Because almost every season there is a Cinderella team that “threatens” to win the division and make the playoffs until they burn out by Mid August. That’s why he’s countering with 30-1 odds. He’s a Rays fan, but he’s a realist, too. 2005’s Cinderella team was the Orioles, who were last in first place on June 23, on June 21 were 14 games over .500 and finished the season 74-88, good for 21 games back. Last year the Brewers were 14 games over .500 on July 2 and finished 4 games over .500, good for second in a mediocre division. This year, its the Rays. I’m not saying they aren’t an exciting ball club, because they are. I am pulling for them big time. The Rays have a small payroll and are succeeding, and I cheer for that every day. All I’m saying is be prepared to come down off Cloud 9 after the All Star break. Cinderellas happen every season, and this year is no different.

  2. coops2001 says:

    This time last year the Rays were only 5 games under 500 (.459). They ended up the season 30 games under (.407).

    Also, it seems that every young starter the Sox brings up from the minors is pitching great (Lester, Masterson), and with two WS under their belt, I wouldn’t bet against the Sox, especially in the post season. Plus the sox are 8-2 in the last ten games, mostly without Ortiz, who is expected back in a few weeks. If that happens and both him and Manny go on a tear (which they very are capable of), Ray’s don’t have a prayer.

    As far as the world series, if the Sox have Schilling back for the playoffs (which is expected), that would give the sox two of the best post season pitchers in recent history.

  3. babaoje says:

    We should be the favorites to win the division. And we will.

    What are you smoking because I want some of that

  4. Dirty Water says:

    The least painful reason I will give for your Rays not making the playoffs is MLB conspiring against them and their 12 fans who attend games. Because a Rays-Marlins subway series would be spectacular; or is ‘bus series’ more fitting?

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