Baseball fans and bettors alike eagerly await the start of spring training, and SBR is here to help you get ready with a quick rundown of the latest 2013 World Series odds.

Pitchers and catchers won't begin reporting for another week, and the regular season remains roughly eight weeks in the future. But for all intents and purposes, the official beginning to the 2013 MLB betting season came Sunday evening when the final gun sounded at Super Bowl 47. 

Savvy gamblers have been following the offseason updates here at SBR, especially the bigger trades and free agent signings that have created their own ripples in the 2013 World Series odds. There are still a few free agents available to affect the numbers, and undoubtedly a few spring training trades will affect the odds. 

Plus, we can't forget about the injuries. The World Baseball Classic, which was behind a few of the injuries its last go-around in 2009, is back to give baseball bettors some extra action in addition to extra concern for their MLB futures wagers. 

The 2012 San Francisco Giants provided a very nice 18/1 return for backers who got on board roughly 10 months ago (early April 2012). One of the four teams who shared co-favorite status at just under 6/1 then, the Detroit Tigers, became San Fran's final victim. Both teams return among the top squads (see full list of MLB odds at end).

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Jays Lead Quintet At Top Of Futures

If you are among the few folks who placed their MLB picks on the Toronto Blue Jays when Bovada first posted its 2013 World Series odds, congratulations. The Jays were down at No. 19 on that list paying 35/1, and no team is ahead of them any longer with a 7/1 price.

Image previewToronto raped, er, raided the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade last November to account for much of that movement, plus brought in NL Cy Young winner RA Dickey via trade from the New York Mets and Melky Cabrera off the free agent market from the Giants. Just getting into the postseason playing in a tough AL East could be difficult enough.

A pair of National League squads follow the Blue Jays to suggest a coast-to-coast NLCS this October between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals. The Dodgers bring a record payroll ($216+ million) into the campaign while the Nats have some of the game's best young talent in Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. 

The top five on the board closes with a pair of American League teams, last year's pennant winners from Detroit and the powerful Los Angeles Angels. Both teams are going off at 9/1, and each will boost their offense as DH Victor Martinez returns to action for the Tigers and Josh Hamilton moved to the Angels via free agency this winter.

Defending Champs Eye Repeat at 12/1

That San Francisco won it all considering what happened to Tim Lincecum and Melky Cabrera is a pretty cool story in itself. Lincecum had a horrible season, and the suspension of Cabrera seemed to doom what fragile offense the Giants had going in August. 

San Francisco leads the next tier of teams on the MLB futures list with a 12/1 price, same as the Atlanta Braves who just pulled off a solid trade for Justin Upton, a deal that unites the Upton Brothers after they signed BJ in a free agent deal.

A most interesting trio follows the Giants and Braves. Coming in at 14/1 are the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers. Everyone seems to be counting the Yanks out, not to mention the Rangers who lost Hamilton to their division foes. The Reds, meanwhile, enter spring trying to convert Cuban fireballer Aroldis Chapman to the rotation. 

And for those eyeing a similar payout as last year, the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies are worth a look-see. Charlie Manuel's crew reaches spring training at the same 18/1 odds as the Giants were last April.

Cards & Rays Best Of The Rest

At 22/1 and 25/1 respectively, the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays are inviting and may present the best value at this time in both leagues. Both squads have advantages in their front offices and dugout for starters, and that's always a plus.

Two more that should be on bettors' lists right now are the Baltimore Orioles (40/1) and Oakland Athletics (30/1), last year's biggest surprises in the end. And, of course, we can't forget the dreams of the Boston Red Sox (28/1) and Chicago Cubs (100/1) at the beginning of any season. 

* Note: Odds below to win 2013 World Series and come from Bovada. 

TEAM

NOV. 2

FEB. 04

Arizona Diamondbacks

25/1

50/1

Atlanta Braves

14/1

12/1

Baltimore Orioles

25/1

40/1

Boston Red Sox

22/1

28/1

Chicago Cubs

75/1

100/1

Chicago White Sox

28/1

40/1

Cincinnati Reds

14/1

14/1

Cleveland Indians

75/1

75/1

Colorado Rockies

75/1

100/1

Detroit Tigers

6/1

9/1

Houston Astros

150/1

200/1

Kansas City Royals

75/1

50/1

Los Angeles Angels

12/1

9/1

Los Angeles Dodgers

18/1

8/1

Miami Marlins

40/1

100/1

Milwaukee Brewers

25/1

35/1

Minnesota Twins

66/1

100/1

New York Mets

40/1

100/1

New York Yankees

7/1

14/1

Oakland Athletics

25/1

30/1

Philadelphia Phillies

14/1

18/1

Pittsburgh Pirates

30/1

50/1

San Diego Padres

60/1

75/1

San Francisco Giants

10/1

12/1

Seattle Mariners

40/1

75/1

St. Louis Cardinals

14/1

22/1

Tampa Bay Rays

20/1

25/1

Texas Rangers

12/1

14/1

Toronto Blue Jays

35/1

7/1

Washington Nationals

12/1

8/1