The 2016 Milwaukee Brewers and the 2016 Cincinnati Reds were in a grueling battle for last place in the NL Central last season. The Brewers “lost” that competition, but just barely. Are we in for more of the same in 2017? There are a lot of parallels between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers, […]

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 Cincinnati Reds (33-57) got the second half off to great start yesterday with a comeback 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers (38-50). The two teams will square off again tonight at 7:10. Starting Pitchers John Lamb has struggled overall in 2016, but his last start before the all-star break on Saturday against the Marlins was […]

The first half is over. Mercifully. It’s time to turn the page to the second half, and see if the Reds can kick this rebuilding process into second gear. The two bottom dwellers in the NL Central, the Cincinnati Reds (32-57) and the Milwaukee Brewers (38-49) will kick off a three game series at the […]

The Cubs only went 3-3 this last week! They even got swept in a doubleheader at home to the Padres. They did however take 2 of 3 from the Pirates over the weekend, and are now a ridiculous 15-3 against the NL Central in 2016. The Cubs still by far have the best record (27-9) […]

As Jeremy hinted at in the opening installment of Redleg Nation’s Milwaukee Brewers preview series, the race for fourth in the National League Central between the Rebootin’ Reds and the Rebuildin’ Brewers illustrates a philosophical dichotomy between the two clubs and how they are each approaching the refurbishment of their rosters. While each organization has been busy trading some of its more recognizable […]

Seems like just yesterday Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun were bashing their way to 30-homer seasons, doesn’t it? (It’s crazy to think Fielder last played for Milwaukee in the 2011 season.) In any case, in 2015 the Brewers were an undistinguished offensive team; of the 15 National League squads, the Brewers ranked eighth in base […]

Not a whole lot has changed among the four non-Cincinnati teams in the National League Central from last week, but the middle of the pack has has become a little less clustered together. That’s largely thanks to the Reds’ eight-game losing streak, which is frustrating but understandable after a look at the highlight reel from […]

The Milwaukee Brewers led the National League Central for quite a while before finally collapsing out of the postseason race late in 2014. They went into the offseason with talent on the roster but a number of question marks (sounds familiar). While they didn’t make many major moves, they did some things of interest. Key […]

NL Central Power Rankings Week 14 *please note: all stats outside of team records only include games played through 7/5/14. 1. Milwaukee Brewers (last week 1): 52-37, 1st Place, 393 RS, 362 RA (+31) The Brewers have lost 5 of their last 6 games, and their lead in the NL Central is down to just 4.5 […]

Hall of Fame managing 39 years ago today, Pete Rose placed a winning bet on Foolish Pleasure to come in first in the Kentucky Derby. Pete’s success at the track that afternoon threw open the gates to arguably the most pivotal day in the history of the Big Red Machine. Saturday, May 3, 1975 was when Rose, who […]

Power Rankings Week 1 1. St. Louis Cardinals (last week: 1): 3-3, 3rd Place, 1.0 GB, 17 RS, 22 RA (-5) The Cardinals got off to a great start to the season, taking two of three from the Reds in Cincinnati. They did however struggle this weekend in Pittsburgh, dropping two of three. The Cardinals […]