TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays are now the favourite to win the World Series.
As of Thursday, odds-maker Bodog Canada has the Blue Jays winning the 2015 World Series with four-to-one odds.
Prior to the July 31 trade deadline, the Jays had 25-to-one odds of winning the Series.
After acquiring shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Mark Lowe, ace starter David Price and outfielder Ben Revere, the Blue Jays odds of winning the World Series improved to 10-to-one.
The Blue Jays are currently riding a 10-game win streak and are in sole possession of the American League East, following Wednesday night’s win over the Oakland A’s and a New York Yankees loss.
The last time the Jays were in first place this late in the season was in 1993, the last time Toronto won a World Series.
Behind Toronto, the Kansas City Royals are five-to-one favourites, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals at eight-to-one.
British odds-marker William Hill has the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals favourite to win the Series with six-to-one odds.