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 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. […]

The Reds and Pirates will meet this weekend for the final series before the All-Star break.  The Reds and Pirates both come into this series hot.  The Reds are 13-6 in their last 19 games, and the Pirates are 12-6 in their last 18 games (although the Pirates did just lose 3 of 4 to […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 12 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 6/21/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week 2): 47-30, 1st Place, 351 RS, 314 RA (+37) Every time it looks like the Brewers are coming back down to Earth, they go another one of their patented winning streaks. […]

Welcome to the second week of Central Intelligence, the column of the happenings around the NL Central (published each Monday morning).  Last week, I gave you a preview of each team. This week, we will roll out the preseason NL Central power rankings, I’ll give you my predictions, the All-NL Central preseason team, and the […]