Red Sox fans aren't the only ones feeling pessimistic about Boston's 2020 World Series chances. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are beginning to feel the same way.
It's been a tumultuous offseason for the Red Sox, to say the least. They've parted ways with their manager Alex Cora, two of their star players in Mookie Betts and David Price, and now their ace Chris Sale is dealing with yet another injury setback.
So with so much uncertainty surrounding the Red Sox with three less than three weeks until Opening Day, BetMGM has them at +2500 odds to bring home the Commissioner's Trophy in 2020.
To put that into perspective, that makes Boston tied with the Oakland Athletics for the 14th-best World Series odds entering the season. The Cincinnati Reds are just behind them at +3000.
That's quite the fall since October, when the Red Sox (+1000) were favored over the 2019 champion Washington Nationals and listed with the fourth-best odds overall. Of course, with all that's unfolded this winter, it doesn't come as a surprise.
The Red Sox have plenty to prove as they embark on their 2020 campaign. Can newly-acquired Alex Verdugo fill in adequately for Betts? Can the starting rotation hold its own while Sale misses time?
Those are just a couple of the many questions Boston will have to answer before we see those Vegas odds improve.