Despite coming up short for the best record in the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays enter baseball’s postseason this week atop the odds to win the AL pennant and the World Series at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.
But against the Blue Jays, who have the best offense in the game, he’s been an ace. After stops in Milwaukee, Minnesota and Seattle, he went to the Mets, won a Cy Young, and then was traded to the Blue Jays in 2012. Price will start Game 1, and he’ll be on 11 days rest. It’s probably the first time during his professional life he’s gone that long without competition.
Despite their thrilling second-half push to the post-season, it appears the Toronto Blue Jays are not ready for prime time.
Of all sports, there is a few feeling baseball is less influenced by home-field advantage. The Royals rely on pitching, speed and defense, while the Blue Jays are a run-scoring, long-ball bashing machine.
The Blue Jays are pegged as +145 favorites on the odds to win the AL pennant after ending up 93-69 on the season, two games behind the Kansas City Royals in the overall Junior Circuit standings.
The Toronto-born rapper used an image of Blue Jays legend Joe Carter celebrating his walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series on his “Back-to-back” track in July.
The series returns to Texas on Sunday with Game 3 getting a primetime slot on FS1 and a 7:10 p.m. start. You can be sure they were counting on him to pitch against Price during Game 1 of the ALDS, not on the last day of the season, when they needed a win to secure the AL West title October 4. Toronto finished the year with a league-leading 891 runs, while the Rangers ranked third with 751.