MLB team win totals: Can the Phils win 98 games?

Feb 23, 2011 |
MLB team win totals: Can the Phils win 98 games?
Can the Phillies' bats back up their all-star pitching staff?
Can the Phillies' bats back up their all-star pitching staff?
With Spring Training heating up and the regular season just around the corner, it’s time to start digging into MLB futures. Sportsbooks now have team win totals posted and here is a quick look at some of the more interesting numbers.

Odds courtesy PinnicleSports.com.

The frontrunners:

Philadelphia Phillies over/under 97 wins – the Phillies look like they’ll have the best starting five of the bigs, though manager Charlie Manuel isn’t getting too far ahead of himself. "You know what I'd like to have? If there was a horse race and it had 12 horses, I'd like to own all the horses," he told MLB.com about Philadelphia’s chances.

Boston Red Sox over/under 95 wins – Boston lost Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez to free agency, but may be an even stronger club after adding Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. USA Today currently lists the Red Sox No. 1 in their power rankings.

The cellar-dwellers:

Pittsburgh Pirates over/under 66.5 wins – Can it get any worse for the Pittsburgh Pirates? The books seem to the think last season was rock bottom. They managed a league-low 57 wins last season.

Kansas City Royals over/under 69.5 wins – The Royals are preaching patience again this year, but at least this season they’ll be relying on prospects for the most part instead of again vets. Could be another long year for the Royals.

Other over/under win totals of note:

New York Yankees: 91.5

San Francisco Giants: 88

Chicago Cubs: 81.5

Cincinnati Reds: 85.5

Atlanta Braves: 88

Colorado Rockies: 87

Minnesota Twins: 87

Texas Rangers: 87.5

Toronto Blue Jays: 76.5

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