I know I'm not exactly re-inventing the wheel with this analysis but does anyone think the Wild Card will come out of the Central? The Cards and Reds have the easiest schedules in the second half and most of the teams in the other divisions are in a dog fight with each other. That isn't to say the Cards and Reds won't be fighting it out. However, looking at the WC standings St. Louis is currently 1 game back behind San Fransisco. It will continue to be a dog fight in the west with 4 of those teams fighting for playoff positioning. Even if you look at the Rockies and Dodgers, they are only 5 games off of the WC lead. In the East, the Phillies and Braves will be battling it out along with the Mets.
I just feel that the Cards and Reds strength of schedule makes the prime Wild Card winners.