St. Louis Cardinals: mlb FUTURES & BETTING ODDS
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 2021 OUTLOOK
After a couple rare seasons without making the playoffs, the Cardinals appear back in the thick of things, making the playoffs the past two seasons and appearing poised for more. Manager Mike Shildt has reached the playoffs in both of his first two full seasons as skipper, and in an amazing stat, general manager John Mozeliak has not had a losing season since being named GM at the end of the 2007 season.
2021 Featured Players
The Cardinals have bolstered their starting pitching a bit, as Jack Flaherty is cementing himself as an ace, Carlos Martinez is hoping to re-establish himself as a starter, and Adam Wainwright appears to have found the fountain of youth. Alex Reyes and Jordan Hicks will likely continue to share ninth-inning duties in save situations.
Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter will provide plenty of power from the corner infield spots, and somehow, Yadier Molina is still going behind the plate, 15 years now after leading St. Louis to a World Series title in 2006. Paul DeJong will be looking for a bounce-back year too after becoming an All-Star in 2019 but struggling during last year's short season.
Bet on the St. Louis Cardinals! St. Louis Cardinals Odds for 2021
The Cards are one of those teams who is a solid bet to make the playoffs, meaning you can get some good odds with a bet on the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series, as the current payout is 22/1. The St. Louis Cardinals odds to win the National League pennant stand at 12/1, and a bet on the St. Louis Cardinals to win the NL Central division crown is +105, placing them as the favorite to win the division over Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh.
St. Louis Cardinals Logo, Uniform & Stadium History
The Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles, which is the most in the National League. There have been many Hall of Famers to suit up for the Cards, including Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols. The team's most recent World Series title came in 2011, which was notable because they were down to their last out in Game 6 against the Texas Rangers in both the ninth and 10th innings before coming back to tie in both instances, and then won the game on a David Freese home run in the 11th. The Cards went on to win the next day to give then-manager Tony La Russa his second World Series title with the Redbirds.
The Cardinals currently play in the second incarnation of Busch Stadium, which opened in 2006 and is across the street from the first Busch Stadium that St. Louis called home since 1996.
St. Louis's uniforms have remained classic throughout the years. A red cap with a white interlocking "St.L" adorns the front. The home white uniforms feature "Cardinals" in red script across the front with the bat and two birds logo above it and uniform number below the logo. The road jersey is the same but in gray. There are white and light blue alternates where it says "St. Louis" across the front rather than the team name.
2020 Record: 30-28, Second Place in National League Central (Lost to San Diego in NL First Round)