Instead, it will be won by the team that sucks the least.
The Brewers have been on their way down for well over a month. The only reason they’re still in first place is because their nearest competition, the Cubs, has been sucking every bit as much as they have over the past four weeks.
The Cubs have had some stretches on the field where they were pure magic. They’ve also had times when they’ve been dreadful. With Soriano out of the lineup, their true colors show.
The Cardinals have been a sub - .500 team all season. The only reason they’re even within shouting distance of first place now is because the Cubs and Brewers have stunk so badly lately.
My prediction: the winner of the NL Central will be no better than five games over .500; and might even finish under .500.