A lot can change in six weeks. Back on March 31, just a couple of days into the 2018 MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were +300 favorites to repeat as NL pennant winners.
Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com
That made sense, considering the Dodgers led the majors with 104 wins last season, were just one victory from winning the franchise’s first World Series since 1988 and brought essentially everyone of consequence back.
However, the season has not gone as planned for manager Dave Roberts’ team as it has been hammered by injuries to the likes of 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager (out for season), heart-and-soul All-Star third baseman Justin Turner (yet to play in 2018) and three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw (return date TBA).