Odds to win the 2015 World Series: Nats remain heavy favorites

With the All Star break rapidly approaching the majority of offshore and Las Vegas Strip Sportsbooks have adjusted their 2015 World Series futures and while the majority of the stores have the Washington Nationals as the team to win the World series, to no surprise, the one shoulder shrug is the fact that a large percentage of the outlets have the Kansas City Royals as the second favorite to take home the Fall Classic title, with Bovada Online Sportsbook pasting the boys from KC as short 3-to-1 chalk to win the American League Pennant. The WagerTalk team offer up some news and notes from the diamond as the Mid-Summer Classic nears along with the Odds to win the 2015 World Series.

A newly formatted Gillette Home Run Derby will take place with a combination of veteran sluggers and young power hitters next week. The field was set yesterday, July 8th, by Major League Baseball for the 2015 Derby, which will be held Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. It features the top two NL Rookie of the Year candidates Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant, along with veteran and past Derby winner Prince Fielder. (two-time title holder Prince Fielder. The home town favorite Todd Frazier, Albert Pujols, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rizzo are all expected to take part in the event.

It is worth noting that the top four players in the field are among the Major Leagues’ 10 leading home run hitters this year. A list that includes Pujols, Frazier, Donaldson and Fielder.

A new rule this year in the Derby event is that each Home Run participant will have five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible, with a timer starting with the release of the first pitch. Additionally, batters can be awarded bonus time based on home run length: If a batter hits two homers during a turn that equal or exceed 420 feet, one minute of bonus time will be added. Also, each home run of at least 475 feet will bonus the participant 30 seconds to their time allotment. Players can earn a total of one minute and 30 seconds of bonus time.

Date: Tuesday, July 14th
Time: 7 p.m. ET air time, 8:15 first pitch
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Broadcast Info: FOX Sports

Odds to win the 2015 World Series

World Series odds provided by Betonline.com Sportsbook

5001 Arizona Diamondbacks +10000
5002 Atlanta Braves +8000
5003 Baltimore Orioles +2200
5004 Boston Red Sox +2500
5005 Chicago Cubs +1400
5006 Chicago White Sox +6600
5007 Cincinnati Reds +15000
5008 Cleveland Indians +2800
5009 Colorado Rockies +50000
5010 Detroit Tigers +2200
5011 Houston Astros +1400
5012 Kansas City Royals +900
5013 Los Angeles Dodgers +700
5014 Los Angeles Angels +1400
5015 Miami Marlins +15000
5016 Milwaukee Brewers +20000
5017 Minnesota Twins +4000
5018 New York Mets +2500
5019 New York Yankees +1400
5020 Oakland Athletics +6600
5021 Philadelphia Phillies +100000
5022 Pittsburgh Pirates +1600
5023 San Diego Padres +6600
5024 San Francisco Giants +2000
5025 Seattle Mariners +3600
5026 St Louis Cardinals +600
5027 Tampa Bay Rays +2500
5028 Texas Rangers +5000
5029 Toronto Blue Jays +2200
5030 Washington Nationals +600

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