MLB Odds: Goldschmidt, D-Backs Emerge as NL West Elite

The Arizona Diamondbacks have toiled in mediocrity over the course of the past half decade, showing glimpses of their potential but never ultimately amounting to much more than disappointment on the MLB betting line. With upstart Paul Goldschmidt emerging as an MVP candidate, might this finally be their year?

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With just 28/1 odds of winning the World Series, one wouldn’t expect the D-Backs to sit atop their National League West Division, yet through the end of May that’s exactly where they are.

Get a good look at the franchise this weekend when they hit the road against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Sooner or later oddsmakers are going to have to figure out whether this Arizona team is a legitimate contender for a title or just another tease.