Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The National League Central Division is more than just a group of baseball team in the region. It’s more than just baseball in Middle America; the fans bases in the five cities are phenomenal. The class of the division are the St.Louis Cardinals who have represented the National League in the Championship the past four seasons. In 2015, the National League Central may be the best in all of Baseball.
This Sports Handicapper believes there are four teams St.Louis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh that are capable of winning it all. The Chicago Cubs are not far behind as General Manager Theo Epstein enters his fourth season in Wrigleyville. Baseball fans on the North Side of the “WINDY CITY” are lining up to get standing room only tickets for the 2015 season; it’s nothing new they always sell out. Epstein is ecstatic about young stars Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo entering this season. The Cubs also added shut down pitcher Jon Lester and manager Joe Madden. The 2015 Milwaukee Brewers fell off toward the end of the season but have pitching and big time hitters led by sluggers Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy. The loss of ace pitcher Yovani Gallard could hurt the Brewers on 2015 MLB Predictions but, Mike Fiers is capable of leading a strong starting rotation. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Cubs at +300 to win the 2015 MLB National league Central Division title and list the Brewers at +1,200.
The Cincinnati Reds finished next to last in the Division. The 2015 version of the “BIG RED MACHINE” must make a decision on their best pitcher Johnny Cueto, who enters the season without a contract extension. Management must pay him or trade him for some talent. Slugger Joey Votto has to regain his form and stature of being one of the best in baseball. Second baseman Brandon Phillips is solid. The Pittsburgh Pirates made another playoff appearance but lost badly to the San Francisco Giants in the one and done game. The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates added a few more parts, but Pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano have to carry the staff when times get tough. All-Star Outfielder Andrew McCutchen is still one of the best all-around players in all of Baseball. The 2015 St.Louis Cardinals added slugger Jason Heyward to an already potent battery and opponents in the Division must take notice. Pitchers Adma Wainwright and Michael Wacha only makes $500,000 per season but is in for a big payday. Bovada.Lv has the Reds at +1,200 while the Cardinals are the favorites at +125 to win the 2015 National League Central Crown.
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