Cardinals Being Disrespected by World Series Odds for 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals' 2021 World Series odds are disrespectful.
The St. Louis Cardinals' 2021 World Series odds are disrespectful. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

With the 2020 MLB season officially in the books, FanDuel Sportsbook has already released odds to win the 2021 World Series for every team.

St. Louis Cardinals fans aren't going to like where they sit in the rankings, as their +3500 odds have them tied for just 15th in the majors.

The 2020 postseason was a disappointment for the Cards, falling to the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card Round, but they still put together a solid 30-28 regular season.

St. Louis may lose a couple of players in the offseason, but most of the key pieces from 2020 will still be in place. Their WAR leaders from the dish in Paul Goldschmidt (2.1) and Kolten Wong (1.3) are still under contract for 2021, as is ERA leader Kwang-Hyun Kim.

The Cards are just one year removed from a first-place finish in the NL Central and an NLCS berth. Even with Adam Wainwright possibly on the way out, there's no chance the Cards should be sitting so low in the World Series odds.

Getting +3500 odds implies they have less than a 3% chance to lift the Commissioner's trophy next year. Talk about disrespectful.

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