National League Central

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* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Milwaukee Brewers

Their pitching staff is among the best in baseball. Can the bats match the output their arms provide?

2. St. Louis Cardinals

It will be a farewell tour for the ‘Big 3’ of Wainwright, Molina and Pujols as they march towards another October together.

3. Chicago Cubs

The transition to a new era on the Northside begins with a new crop of youngsters taking the reins.

4. Cincinnati Reds

They have slashed payroll once again and it cost them Jesse Winker in the process.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates

There isn’t much to say as the ‘Jolly Roger’ won’t be raised very much in Pittsburgh.

Player to Watch: P Corbin Burnes – Milwaukee Brewers

Best Acquisition: OF Seiya Suzuki – Chicago Cubs

New Kid on the Block: P Hunter Greene – Cincinnati Reds

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National League Central

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+ – indicates injury

1. St. Louis Cardinals

The acquisition of Nolan Arenado was a gift that they won’t soon squander.

2. Milwaukee Brewers

Their pitching staff has a few question marks, but their lineup is stacked and will keep them in contention.

3. Chicago Cubs

The signals that ownership has sent out indicates that this will be the last season with this current group of players.

4. Cincinnati Reds

It didn’t work last year and now they’ve lost their Cy Young winner in Trevor Bauer.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates

And the title of the worst team in baseball goes to…

Player to Watch: 3B Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs

Best Acquisition: 3B Nolan Arenado – St. Louis Cardinals

New Kid on the Block: OF Dylan Carlson – St. Louis Cardinals Continue reading

2020 Wild Card Series Preview

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American League Wild Card Series

1. Tampa Bay Rays vs. 8. Toronto Blue Jays

Don’t scoff at the Rays being the best team in a 60-game season. They did accomplished this feat in ways most teams can’t. Continue reading

2020 MLB World Series & Awards Predictions

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MLB Awards

NL MVP – SS Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs

AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels

NL Cy Young – Mike Soroka – Atlanta Braves

AL Cy Young – Mike Clevinger – Cleveland Indians

NL Rookie of the Year – 3B Carter Kieboom – Washington Nationals

AL Rookie of the Year – OF Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox

NL Manager of the Year – Mike Shildt – St. Louis Cardinals

AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin – Oakland Athletics Continue reading

National League Central

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1. St. Louis Cardinals

Their pitching depth is solid and their lineup has a foundation around Paul Goldschmidt.

2. Cincinnati Reds

They are the trending favorite to surprise folks around baseball. The moves they made were strategic considering their ballpark is a hitters paradise.

3. Chicago Cubs

The talent is there to clinch a Wild Card spot or even win the division, but there are questions as to what their future holds.

4. Milwaukee Brewers

If their pitching staff can match what their lineup can do then the Brewers should be contenders all the way.

5. Pittsburgh Pirates

After a steady run of success, the Pirates are starting from scratch.

Player to Watch: OF Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers

Best Acquisition: 2B Mike Moustakas – Cincinnati Reds

New Kid on the Block: INF Nico Hoerner – Chicago Cubs Continue reading