The NL Central Division is one of the most intriguing divisions in all of baseball. Every team seems to be pretty good besides the rebuilding Pittsburgh Pirates. However, as good as the other four teams are, none of them stick out as wildly better than the others. The Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Milwaukee Brewers are all teams that could win the division based on different things happening. Of course, illness and injury amongst other things could happen but you have to look at the rosters as they are right now.
We don’t know what is going to happen with some players who are near the ends of contracts but for now, the rosters are what they are. Obviously, if the Cubs lost any of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, or Willson Contreras, that will force their chances of winning to take a hit. Right now, it sounds like they are trying to compete with the best of them this season. We don’t know what will happen beyond 2021 but they look like a pretty good team going into the year.