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EXPLAINED: What Are The Odds Of Yankees’ Cap Aaron Judge Winning His 2nd AL MVP This Season?

Aaron Judge is the biggest strength of the New York Yankees. As long as he is healthy and hitting the ball well, the NY side can dream of winning the World Series. But the wound from last year is still pretty fresh. Moreover, it can create a lot of worry for fans in New York. After all, they did not make the postseason in 2023. It was even more terrible because they finished the last season with an 82-80 record. That’s not something a team or its fans ever want to see. Indeed, they maintained the streak of winning seasons.

But it is the Yankees. The 27-time champions should be contending for the World Series every year. At least, that is what the Yankees Faithful would hope for. Finally, the Bronx Bombers look like a team that can contend for the “Big Dance.” Moreover, the duo of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto raised the hope of the fans to a great level. They make the offense of the NY side one of the most lethal in the league. Now, fans wonder if the Yankees captain can claim his second MVP this year. 

   

Can Aaron Judge Win His Second AL MVP In 2024?

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Aaron Judge managed to win the AL MVP back in 2022 because he broke the home run record that year. If he had not broken that AL homer record, Shohei Ohtani would have claimed the title again. The Japanese sensation really dominated the American League from 2021 to 2023. During this domination of the Unicorn, only the Yankees captain could challenge him. Moreover, hitting 62 home runs really helped Aaron “All Rise” Judge. But now the 2021 and 2023 AL MVP has moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It should be a much easier road to MVP title for Aaron Judge this year. However, he did not forget his new teammate and partner in baseball crime, Juan Soto.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Juan Soto has +600 odds to win the AL MVP in 2024. On the other hand, the Yankees captain is right behind the Dominican superstar with +750 odds. Nevertheless, the prodigious power of Aaron Judge makes him a perennial MVP contender, as per NJ Advance Media. He sure can honor the same honor twice in three seasons. The Yankees captain got on base two times on the Opening Day matchup against the Houston Astros. But it was the defensive skills of Juan Soto that won the game for the NY side 5-4. Clearly, Soto and Judge are worthy contenders for the AL MVP in 2024. But it is just the beginning. 

What Are The Yankees Odds To Win The 2024 World Series?

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According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Yankees are in fourth place on the list of contenders to win the “Big Dance.” Moreover, the NY side has +1100 odds to win their 28th World Series in 2024. Three teams with better odds than the Bronx Bombers are – the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves, and the Houston Astros. The Dodgers have +350 odds. Clearly, they are the top contenders for the World Series.

Then, the Braves have +550 odds, right behind the LA side. And behind the Atlanta side and above the NY side, there are the Houston Astros with +900 odds. Anyway, the Yankees started the 2024 regular season well against the Astros. Now, the question is if the key players can stay healthy to carry the team to their desired destination.

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