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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Imagine I told you right before this season that Domonic Brown’s odds to win the National League MVP are just slightly behind Ryan Braun’s? You’d be as surprised hearing it as I was saying it.
Yet with Brown on a hot streak of epic proportions, and leading the NL in home runs, here we are.
Brown is the 11th most likely player to win the National League Most Valuable Player, according to Bovada. Brown is 18/1 to win the award, just behind Braun at 15/1. The favorite is Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt at 5/1.
Cliff Lee is still in the Cy Young race, at 10/1 odds, while the favorite is the the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw at 4/1.
The Phillies have become long shots to win the NL East, and the World Series. The Phillies are 18/1 to win the NL East, while the Braves are 1/3 and the Nationals are 2/1,. The Phillies are 40/1 to win the World Series, while the favorites, the Detroit Tigers are at 13/2. The Phillies are 20/1 to win the National League pennant, while the Braves are the favorites at 4/1.
Charlie Manuel is a 10/1 shot to be the first manager fired in Major League Baseball, while the favorite is Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
For the complete list of odds, you can find them at Bovada.