Oddsmakers still believe the Houston Astros will flirt with 100 wins this season despite receivingunprecedented punishment from Major League Baseball and subsequently firing their manager and general manager.
The Astros also lost Gerrit Cole in free agency.
Caesars Sportsbook has posted Houston with a win total of 97, behind only the New York Yankees (101) and Los Angeles Dodgers (99). The Astros also have the second-lowest championship odds at 6-1.
They fired A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow on Monday following suspensions by MLB after it found evidence that the team had used technology to cheat during its 2017 World Series season.