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A Look at the Contenders for the NL Central Crown

August 6, 2009 by Midwest Sports Fans 

Taking control of the NL Central this year hasn’t been easy. Four teams out of the six are still in contention for a division title, and things could just be heating up.

 

1. St. Louis Cardinals—The division leader for most of the season has just recently been tested by the Chicago Cubs. The acquisition of Matt Holliday has paid off. With Ankiel and Ludwick not performing like last year, Holliday was a must pick-up to add offense to the outfield.

The return of Carpenter has also helped the Cardinals stay atop of the the division. Pitching hasn’t been the problem for the Cards since their ERA is 3.71, 3rd in the whole league.

With players like Holliday, Pujols, and Ca...

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