According to Bovada's latest odds, the Mets are 20/1 to win the 2015 World Series, putting them in a tie with the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals for the eleventh-best odds in baseball. The Yankees are right behind at 22/1. The Red Sox and Dodgers (both 8/1 odds) are the favorites, while the Nationals (9/1) follow closely behind.
That the Mets are currently viewed as having a better chance to win a championship than the Yankees should not be a major surprise. Although the Yankees won five more games than the Mets in 2014, their -31 run differential, compared to the Mets' +11, was a serious red flag. With David Robertson, Chase Headley, Hiroki Kuroda, and Brandon McCarthy still free agents, the Yankees' roster remains in flux.
Of course, this could all change if and when the Yankees sign players this winter. In fact, with key free agents such as Max Scherzer and Jon Lester still weighing their options, this is all pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Still, it is a nice little nugget of hope for Mets fans to hold on to as the days get shorter and the weather colder, and another indication that better days could be around the corner in Flushing.