Oakland and Texas are the extremes. Houston is not in last place. Milwaukee still remains atop our division and is probably happy for the break with the hope it stops their bleeding. St Louis and the Reds have had major injuries. Last year all I read (I live in St Louis) was how many pitchers the Cardinals had and now one year later that is not the case.
The most important variable for the rest of the year in the Central Division is who gets well and who gets injured. If the Reds rotation continues with its present quality and a number of fill-in players play above their average the Reds should remain in contention. I smile at how much time is spent analyzing who will be the 25 to come out of Spring Training and how useless that becomes by mid-year.