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Nats No Longer Have Longest World Series Odds

Needs nine wins. (By Richard Drew - AP)

(I'm chatting at 11 a.m. I'm not sure what about. Everything, I guess. Submit questions now.)

Think Adam Dunn hasn't dramatically shifted the wise guys' perception of the Nats? Think again. Last October, the club had 300-1 odds of winning the World Series, easily the worst in the bigs. By the first week of February, just before Dunn came on board, the Nats were down to 150-1. And now, with the season about to start, Bodog has sent around a batch of World Series odds in which the Nats are 125-1, and are no longer the longest of long shots in the majors. Hooray!

The new worst? That would be your Baltimore Orioles, at 150-1. Just imagine the excitement of that Orioles-Nats preseason game. Scalpers will clean up. Their shoes. After vomiting on them in anger. All proceeds are for charity, anyhow.

More Nats odds:

Adam Dunn home runs: Over/under is 34.5

Ryan Zimmerman home runs: Over/under is 21.5

John Lannan wins: Over/under is 9.5

Scott Olsen wins: Over/under is 8.5

NL East champion: Mets 7/5, Phillies 7/4, Braves 3/1, Marlins 10/1, Nats 18/1

(Last time I posted the Nats' World Series odds, one commenter said I was being a "snarky jerk," so let me say that I'm actually extremely excited about the dawn of the season. New food vendors, for one thing. (Three-cheese macaroni, one for every base!) Plus, you can actually hear the excitement in Adam Dunn's voice in this transcription of a conference call from yesterday, when he was asked about the Nats' talent level.

"It's been exactly what I thought," he said. "And that's saying a lot, because I really had high expectations. This is going to be a lot of fun. Most importantly we are going to win a lot of games."

Take the overs! All of 'em! And no, Bodog doesn't have an over/under on Nats Park attendance this year. And yes, I asked.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 31, 2009; 10:23 AM ET
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i do think the Nats will be better than anticipated. however, i still think they'll be outdrawn by the Rays this year.

and i definitely take the Over on Zimmerman's HRs.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 31, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Adam Dunn home runs: Over
Ryan Zimmerman home runs: Under
John Lannan wins: Over
Scott Olsen wins: Under

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | March 31, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

The O/U on Zimmerman HRs is too high. You have to generally be an above average hitter to hit 22+ HRs in a season.

Posted by: RickFelt | March 31, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Remember the days when you USED to post about the Orioles???

When the Orioles were D.C.'s team???

F the Nats...I don't wanna read about them

Posted by: Watercoolerbsblogspotcom | April 1, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

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