I know it may be a bit early for season predictions and all, considering it's only the end of Decemeber and plenty of moves can still be made. But if the season started today, how would you think it would end in the NL Central. Personally, here's how I have it going...
1) Brewers (88-74)
2) Cubs (86-76)
3) Reds (80-82)
4) Astros (75-87)
5) Cardinals (73-89)
6) Pirates (66-96)
Considering how young the Brewers are, I'd only have to imagine they'd have to get better. Especially considering they'll have Ryan Braun in their lineup the entire season, not just half. Granted, they do have issues with their pen, but their infield of Braun/Hardy/Weeks/Fielder might provide the most offense of any infield in the NL, with exception to the Mets. And an outfield of Bill Hall and Corey Hart isn't that bad either.
Regarding the Reds, I like where they're going. Offensively, we all know what they're going to be capable of. It's the starting pitching that's going to hold the team back. Bailey, Ceuto, and Volquez might have all the potential in the world, but it takes time to develop consistency in the majors.