The New York Yankees are many's favorites, including Vegas to win the World Series. They didn't make a huge mistake and overpay Manny Machado and I've given you Five Reasons I think they win it all. The offseason has been kind to the Bronx Bombers and now Vegas believes the path to the World Series for the Yankees will not include a Wild Card game. The Yankees are also the favorite to top the Boston Red Sox and win the American League East outright.

The last two season the Yankees haven't been able to top the Boston Red Sox during the regular season and both years needed to win a Wild Card game if they wanted to play in the Divisional round of the MLB Playoffs. If Las Vegas is correct, that won't be the case this year. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has made the Yankees -125 to win the AL East and the Red Sox number is set at +140.

The Superbook has the Yankees and Astros tied as 6-1 favorites to win the World Series and set their win totals both at 96.5 games, Boston's is 94.5 and Los Angeles' is 93.5. I know you can't win a World Series in February but all these high hopes feel nice.