Just a stab at humor!!
I do think they will struggle to win or even finish 2nd in the central without a closer and no big dog power pitcher to take that spot! I am not convinced Weathers can handle it no matter how well he pitched in September and I believe that Stanton is in the september of his career!!
Too many ifs, if Dunn can cutdown on Ks, if Griffey can return to 2005 form, if Bronson can have 2 back to back good seasons, if Weathers, Stanton or someone elsecan close, if the D is improved enough to make a difference, if, if, if!!
Now having said all that we had some of the same questions last year and had a shot at winning it so who knows?