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MLB's season is just past the midway point and FanDuel Sportsbook is still giving out an incredible offer.

We've all been thinking about getting back to the ballpark this summer, if we haven't done so already, and FanDuel is offering up a $1,000 Risk Free bet for new app users. Take advantage your next time at a game to spice things up or improve your at-home viewing experience.

They're also offering up a Risk-Free Same Game Parlay, if you rather use that promotion. You can place a pre-game 3+ leg same game parlay on any eligible MLB game; if you lose, you'll get a refund in site credit. Anytime from March 25th to October 3rd, you've got a chance to try it out.

To prepare for either offer, you'll just need to download FanDuel Sportsbook and set up your account.

FanDuel Sportsbook is fantastic at breaking down tricky concepts, so here's the parlay term explained:

"You can combine multiple bets from one matchup or team into a single parlay to go for an even bigger win."

That means that if you know in your heart of hearts that your team is going to win their next game, you can "bet on them to win, the total runs to go over, and their star player to hit a home run — all in one parlay." If every leg hits, you'll win more than the sum of your bets. If you miss one leg, you'll lose the parlay.

If you're still a little rusty, they've got full tutorials too!

You can download FanDuel Sportsbook on your computer or directly from the app in the store. All you have to do is enter your information and link up your card. The great thing about FanDuel Sportsbook is you can securely cash out at any time, with no minimum amount of set number of withdrawals.

The app layout is super easy to navigate, even if you're a total beginner. They also have football, hockey, basketball, golf, MMA, darts, and any other sport you'd be interested in placing a wager.

The Dodgers landed the biggest free agent in Trevor Bauer this offseason

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Earlier this week we released the first half of our 2021 power rankings for the upcoming MLB season.

Now that we know who ranks 30-16, we can take a look at the rest of the 15 teams, most of whom will be vying for playoff positions and dreaming about a World Series championship. It's been a wild offseason so far as we've seen a handful of superstar players finding new homes, and top contenders have gotten even better as teams attempt to separate themselves from the rest of the competition.

The Padres, Mets, and Cardinals all made attempts to improve their rosters to catch up with the Dodgers, but the defending champs made a splashy move themselves by signing one of the biggest fish in the free agent pond this winter by acquiring starting pitcher Trevor Bauer who they lured away from the Cincinnati Reds.

2021 may be a season that depicts the haves and the have-not's more than any other in recent history. Thus far, we've seen the top teams spending to get better, and the bottom dwellers shedding whatever talent they have left to build for the future. Let's take a look at the teams that have a good shot to win this season.

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2020: Finished 4th in AL West (26-34)

This is a perfect spot for the Angels dead center in the middle of the rankings. The Angels have had Mike Trout for his entire illustrious career, and the entire duration of it has been an utter and complete waste. Trout is undoubtedly one of the most individually talented players the league has seen in 100 years, but whether it's his mentality, leadership skills, or an incapable organization around him, it hasn't resulted in any tangible success.

The team added some arms to help with their effort to leap over the A's and/or Astros in the standings this year, but offensively they only get Shohei Ohtani back, maybe? The fact that Trout has been able to go through most of his career without being criticized for his inability to help his team to the postseason baffles me. Don't forget that Trout had the opportunity to leave the Angels and test free agency to find himself in a better situation to win, but he chose to stay in California collecting a half billion dollar check while toiling in Middlesville USA with the Angels.


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As spring training is right around the corner, FindBet is releasing their initial power rankings for the 2021 season. These rankings will be updated throughout the season; but based on what teams have done since the end of last year, here are where we see all 30 teams standing going into this new campaign.

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The hot corner to be exact.

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