By Sam Bush
After an off-season of precious little change in the roster of the 73-win Phillies, perhaps it is not surprising that the oddsmakers don’t think too much of the 2015 squad’s chances for success.
But this is truly awful!
ESPN’s David Pardum has the latest 2015 team over/unders from the Atlantis sports book in Reno, Nevada. No surprise, the Nationals come in at 93 with the Dodgers not too far behind at 91. The Angels are the best American League team with an O/U at 87.5.
The Phillies are expected to be the worst team in baseball at 67 wins. The Twins are expected to be the worst team in the American League with an O/U at 68.5.
Comparing over/unders to their 2014 win totals, the Orioles are expected to decline the most from 96 wins to 84.5 followed closely by the Angels from 98 to 87.5. The National League team expected to slide the most are the Phillies, from 73 wins to 67. The Red Sox are expected to improve by 15 wins from 71 to 86. The National League team expected to make the most progress: stunningly, the Diamondbacks, from 64 wins to 72.5.