SportsBetting.AG doesn’t have the early odds for the 2013 MLB season but let’s predict what the Pirates’ chances of playing .500 baseball, making the postseason and winning the World Series.
Playing .500 Baseball: 25 percent
25 percent isn’t great but it’s a pretty good number for the Pirates. This is where I would have them right now.
Making Playoffs: 10 percent
Pittsburgh was close to making the postseason before its big collapse so the likelihood they make another run is better than any time this century. Still, however, the chances of them making the postseason are slim but you never know.
Winning World Series: 2 percent
Not much of a chance here but there is a lot that can happen from now until then.