J.J.’s a Super Two (updated)

Bodog has made the New York Yankees a 4/1 favorite to win the World Series next year. The Giants are 10/1 to repeat.

The Orioles are 75/1, but that’s better than five other teams.

Of course, you can’t get a true read on a team until Opening Day. Rosters are a long way from being set.

New York Yankees 4/1
Philadelphia Phillies 6/1
Boston Red Sox 10/1
San Francisco Giants 10/1
St. Louis Cardinals 14/1
Tampa Bay Rays 14/1
Minnesota Twins 16/1
Texas Rangers 16/1
Atlanta Braves 18/1
Colorado Rockies 18/1
Cincinnati Reds 20/1
San Diego Padres 20/1
Chicago White Sox 22/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 22/1
Los Angeles Angels 25/1
Chicago Cubs 30/1
Detroit Tigers 35/1
Florida Marlins 35/1
New York Mets 40/1
Oakland Athletics 40/1
Toronto Blue Jays 50/1
Houston Astros 65/1
Milwaukee Brewers 65/1
Seattle Mariners 70/1
Baltimore Orioles 75/1
Arizona Diamondbacks 80/1
Cleveland Indians 80/1
Washington Nationals 80/1
Kansas City Royals 125/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 150/1

Orioles reliever Jim Johnson has achieved Super Two status, according to C. Trent Rosencrans of CBSsports.com. That means an extra year of arbitration eligibility. That means an extra raise.

The cutoff has been lowered to two years and 122 days, allowing Oakland’s Brad Ziegler to make it. That’s his exact amount of service time. Previously, players needed two years and 130 days.

MLBtraderumors provided this explanation of Super Twos last year.

Since I told you yesterday about the Honus Wagner baseball card that Sister Virginia Muller of the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame allowed to be auctioned off, you should know that it sold for $262,000. Sorry you missed out on it.

Here’s the story.

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