Brewers Fans Aren't Going to Like Their 2020 World Series Odds

By michael obermuller
Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain are the leaders of this Brewers team.
Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain are the leaders of this Brewers team. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Less than two years removed from a Game 7 loss in the NLCS, the Milwaukee Brewers are now a stretch to even make the playoffs. According to the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Brew Crew have the ninth-best among NL teams to win the World Series at +3500. Remember, only five NL teams will make the postseason.

Fans cannot be happy about these projections. These odds give Milwaukee an implied probability of 2.8 percent at securing a title. The Brewers made a lot of changes this offseason, but this is still a promising roster led by perennial MVP candidate Christian Yelich.

Milwaukee's lineup has a chance to be among the league's best this year. With a full season from Christian Yelich and the additions of Justin Smoak and Avisail Garcia, the Brewers lineup should be much-more potent than last season, when they ranked No. 16 in runs scored – especially if Keston Hiura takes another step forward in 2020.

Admittedly, outside of Brandon Woodruff, the rotation doesn't have much top-tier talent. Having said that, though, Adrian Houser was solid last year, posting a 3.72 ERA, and his underlying statistics were also impressive. His 9.5 K/9 rate and 3.88 fielding-independent pitching (FIP) show he has the makings of a solid No. 2 starter.

With a bullpen led by Josh Hader, a strong lineup and the potential for two solid starters at the top of the rotation, Milwaukee could be dangerous next year.

Competing in a loaded NL Central won't help matters much, but this team deserves more credit than its being given by the odds.

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