SOUTH HILLS – Updated World Series odds from Bovada were released today, following the Winter Meetings and a surprisingly high volume of off-season transactions to date.
On Oct. 30., before free agency opened, the Pirates were given 20-to-1 odds to win the 2015 World Series. Those were the 12th-best odds in baseball and fifth in the National League.
Today, Bovada bookmakers have dropped the Pirates to 33-to-1 odds, 17th-best in baseball and 8th in the National League – lesser odds than the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. And this is after the Pirates spent a club record $39 million on a free agent and have already had a superior offseason compared to last year.