Re: Halfway Point: Who wins the NL Central?
I think the Reds have the best overall talent, but the Brewers have a better line-up and a better rotation. My biggest concern with the Reds is that they won't have enough effective pitchers left standing by season's end. Ineffectiveness (Volquez, Wood), injury (Bailey) and uncharted innings pitched waters (Leake) may reduce that vaunted depth to a 2 man show (Arroyo and Cueto and hope for a tornado???).
The Reds easily have the best 40 man roster and players 26 through 50 are most talented in Cincy's org as compared to the rest of the Division, but those guys only help this year if they earn a promotion to the 25 man roster or are packaged for an impact addition. The Reds have the talent to get most of what they need, but I just don't think they have the cash to actually pull the trigger.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS