Found October 31, 2013 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
The folks at Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV) aren’t wasting any time moving their thoughts ahead to 2014. Opening odds for next year’s World Series by the 30 MLB teams follow.
As noted, the champion Boston Red Sox and National League pennant-winning St. Louis Cardinals are not the favorites – even to win their own leagues. That early honors go to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers – the two losing teams in the 2013 Championship Series.
Not surprisingly, the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros are the early doormat selections, or on the positive side, would pay out the most if they actually win it all next season.
Odds to win the 2014 World Series
As of 10/31/13
Los Angeles Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
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The Cardinals are just hours away from taking the field in Boston for GM6 of the World Series.
And on that field will be Carlos Beltran, even after jamming his ribcage robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam and having to leave GM1.
Side: can you imagine Ortiz's stat line if he hadn't of caught that?
The reason Beltran was back the next night and not the next...
In many ways the 2013 regular season is one in which the St. Louis Cardinals were overachievers. Losing a front end starting rotation pitcher in Chris Carpenter; losing closer Jason Motte; losing shortstop and leadoff hitter Rafael Furcal, all before the season got underway. Then, a month into the season, the Redbirds lost the only left-handed pitcher in their starting rotation,...
I'm not saying the St. Louis Cardinals have the worst fans in baseball...far from it. That said, they're not as good as they would like to think they are.
Here's one reason why.
Meet Bobby Metzinger. The 31-year-old Cardinals fan was arrested this past weekend for, get this, making threats via Twitter. The threats have since disappeared, but our friends...
BOSTON -- Neither Carlos Beltran nor John Mozeliak came out and said that the right fielder's run in St. Louis is over.
But they didn't need to. As much as Beltran enjoyed his two years wearing the Birds on the Bat, and as much as he provided the Cardinals on and off the field, they know.
The Cardinals no longer need Beltran like they did when Albert Pujols...
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter had a great regular season. The former 13th round draft pick put up a .318/.392/.481 batting line. He led all second basemen in batting average and on-base percentage, and trailed only Robinson Cano in slugging percentage.
His 7.0 fWAR was the sixth best in the majors. All in all, he has a solid case for NL MVP. Carpenter’s...
St. Louis Cardinals-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.
On Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in the final regular installment in 2013 of our series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.”
Our discussion was about the end of the 2013 World Series, a quick recap of the 2013 season...
The St. Louis Cardinals are often referred to as a “model organization”, and for good reason. Despite playing in one of the smallest markets of any team in Major League Baseball, they have built a sustainable model of success, flowing through nearly every aspect of the game. They draft and develop talent exceptionally well, leading to a seemingly never ending pipeline of young...
BOSTON -- Michael Wacha's masterful pitching run is over. So is the St. Louis Cardinals' season.
The 22-year-old rookie who burst on the major league scene with the poise of a veteran failed on baseball's biggest stage.
Wacha allowed six runs in 3 23 innings Wednesday night and the Boston Red Sox went on to a 6-1 win in Game 6 for their third World Series title in 10...
Carlos Beltran, Chris Carpenter, Edward Mujica, Rafael Furcal and Jake Westbrook are free agents, soon eligible to sign anywhere.
BOSTON -- By the end of the fourth inning, Major League Baseball already had issued rules and regulations to the media that would be covering the World Series' trophy presentation Wednesday night.
Sure, the email included the obligatory, "IF the Red Sox win Game 6 ... " But such a qualifier was not necessary.
The Red Sox led 6-0 at the time and, yes, it felt like...
I want to assure you right away that what follows isn’t sour grapes. I don’t have a dog in this fight. Even if I did, I’d complain on my own time, and not on the job in front of everyone (probably). What follows is about a call, and a controversial one at that, early in Monday’s Game. But I’m not here to talk about various implications. I’m here to talk about the call’s...
Meet St. Louis’ FOX 2 meteorologist Chris Higgins. While doing a forecast on Wednesday afternoon, he utilized some technical difficulties to segue into a rip on how ineffective the St. Louis Cardinals offense had been up to that point against Boston Red Sox pitching during the World Series — in particular during Monday’s 3-1 loss […]The post St. Louis weatherman bemoans Cardinals’...
The season officially ended as the Boston Red Sox claimed the World Series title with a dominating win over the St. Louis Cardinals. I was a bit sad that I correctly picked the last game as I wanted the series to go a full seven. But I was correct in that the Red Sox were like sharks with blood in the water and that logic dictated that the green Michael Wacha had no more miracles...
Wow! What a difference a year makes. From 69-93 to 97-65 and World Series Champions, David Oritz, Dustin Pedroia, John Lester who were vital parts to the 2007 team that last won the World Series. John Lackey who fell short in Game 2 to youngster Michael Wacha got the upperhand tonight. Wacha, similar to Game […]