The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build upon a less-than-stellar 2012 season with a pretty solid group this year. Pittsburgh has one of the best players on the planet roaming in center field, but they are being tabbed by oddsmakers to finish in fourth position in the National League Central standings. The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Odds are very high as oddsmakers don't believe they'll have enough to win a lot of games this season.
The Pirates have 12/1 odds to win the division this season. The club was pretty strong for the first half of last season but dwindled down the stretch, finishing in fourth place with 79 wins.
Russell Martin was one of the bigger pickups for the Pirates this off-season in addition to Francisco Liriano, who comes over from the Minnesota Twins. They will look to replace closer Joel Hanrahan.
Offensively Pittsburgh is led by Andrew McCutchen, who is one of the best overall players in all of baseball. He mans center field in Pittsburgh and hits in the middle of the order. Garrett Jones has to have a better season for the Pirates while Starling Marte will be at the top of the order getting things started for the club. Look for this team to compete.
Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 World Series Odds: Provided by TheGreek.com
To Win World Series +8000 (10th worst odds)
To Win National League Central +1200 (Fourth best odds)
To Win National League Pennant +3000 (Tied for sixth worst odds)
Regular Season Wins: Over 76.5 (-115), Under 76.5 (-115)
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