Re: Halfway Point: Who wins the NL Central?
I voted Brewers. I think their team as it stands now is equal in talent level to the Reds and Cardinals, but I think the Brewers are most likely to aggressively improve their team via trade this summer. The Brewers showed in the offseason they are going for it this year. They brought in Greinke and Marcum while the Reds stood pat. They are trying to win this year because they know that Fielder is likely gone after this year and their prime window of opportunity could be short. The Brewers will bring in stronger upgrades before the trade deadline and will pull away from the Reds and Cardinals.
I think the Brewers ownership has a stronger desire to win than Castellini does. I see no sense of urgency or competitive spirit coming from Reds management. They didn't make any moves last summer when we needed it, they didn't do anything to improve the team during the offseason and I don't think they will do anything significant this summer either.