If you said that the Chicago Cubs ran away with the NL Central in 2016, that would be a major understatement. The Cubs were so dominant in the NL Central in 2016 that they clinched the division on September 16th. That was the quickest the Cubs ever clinched a division. The Cubs 103 wins are […]

The Cubs have not only clinched the NL Central, but they have now clinched home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are still right in the middle of a three-way race for two wild-card spots. The Pirates however are all but eliminated. Chicago Cubs 99-56 – St. Louis Cardinals 81-74 18.0 GB […]

Nick Kirby is away on his honeymoon this week. You are stuck with me for one more week. NL CENTRAL STANDINGS The Cubs officially clinched the division Thursday night on a Cardinals loss to the Giants. TEAM W L WPCT GB CHC 94 55 .631 – STL 78 71 .523 16.0 PIT 74 75 .497 […]

Nick Kirby is on his honeymoon this week. For some reason, they asked me to fill-in for his weekly “Intelligence” column, which is an oxymoron of the highest degree. NL CENTRAL STANDINGS With their win last night, the Cubs eliminated the Pirates from the NL Central division race. Their magic number to clinch the NL […]

The Cubs eliminated both the Reds and Brewers this week, and their magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to just 11! The Cardinals still hold the second wild card spot, and the Pirates are 3.5 games back from them despite losing six straight games. The NL wild card race is shaping to […]

The Cubs magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to 20. The Cubs have five more wins than the next closest team in baseball, the Texas Rangers (77). The wild-card race however is completely up for grabs. The Pirates have won four straight games, and now trail the Cardinals by just a half […]

There are less than 40 games left for everyone in the division except the Pirates (they have 39 games left). The Cubs now have a 99.9% chance of winning the division according to Fangraphs. The Cardinals currently hold the second wild card spot, and the Pirates are 3.0 games behind them. I’m sure you already […]

The Cubs have recently gone an 11-game winning streak, and appear to be in complete control of the NL Central. The Cardinals and Pirates are both right in the middle of a heated race for the second wild card spot. The Reds are 16-11 in the second half, and are starting to compete with the […]

The Cubs gained four games in the NL Central, and their chances of winning the division are now up to 99.6% according to Fangraphs. The Cubs are currently riding a seven game winning streak. The Cubs swept the A’s over the weekend, and their pitching was magnificent, allowing just 3 totals runs in the 3-game […]

The Cubs still hold a 7.5 game lead over the Cardinals, the exact same amount as last week. The Cubs made a big move acquiring Aroldis Chapman last Monday. The Cardinals also acquired a really good reliever in Zach Duke, but with far less of the fanfare. However, the big story of the NL Central […]

The Cubs continue to hold a big lead in the NL Central. The Cubs currently have a 93.7% chance of winning the division according to Fangraphs. The Cardinals and Pirates are both within a couple games of a wild-card spot. The trade deadline is next Monday, so today we will look at all the rumors […]

The Chicago Cubs have pushed their lead in the NL Central back up to 8.0 games after a series win over the Texas Rangers to begin the second half. The Cardinals and Pirates chances of winning the NL Central are growing slimmer, but both teams are right in the middle of the wild card race. […]