Stubbs is a 5+ win player for 2012

Francis wins 10 games as he replaces Bailey in the starting rotation, either due to injury or ineffectiveness.

Rolen hits 25+ homers, retires at the end of the year.


Pirates make the playoffs in the extended format

Dodgers win NL West

Carpenter and Wainwright win less than 15 games combined as Cardinals finish below .500. (Sorry Mike and Matty, luck evens out eventually )