If you’re looking for someone outside the “Big 4” — Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Nationals; sorry, Atlanta Braves — the Twins offer plenty of value at +1800.
They quietly won 101 games last year, and edged out the Yankees to lead MLB in homers with 307. Minnesota finished second in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, second in slugging, and second in OPS.
So why are the Twins considered long shots? Pitching. In a sweep at the hands of the Yankees in the 2019 playoffs, their three starters lasted four, two, and five innings, respectively. And they didn’t improve in that area in the offseason.
Could they blast their way into the World Series, if five players hit 30+ homers again? Dare to dream.