One Boom/Bust Candidate for Every National League Central Team

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One Boom/Bust Candidate for Every National League Central Team
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The image that changed the lancscape of baseball, not to mention the National League Central. Albert Pujols donning the Angels colors.

Every year you have players on any given team who either exceed expectations or not meet expectations; boom or bust if you will.

Last year you could say that one of the biggest booms was the emergence of Mike Napoli in Texas or Jacoby Ellsbury in Boston and even Starlin Castro with the Cubs.  Even guys who were expected to be good but went above and beyond in National League Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and National League MVP winner Ryan Braun.

Then you have guys who busted and just did not produce last year like new Angels first baseman Albert Pujols who easily put up his worst season in his career as he failed to hit over .300 or drive in at least 100 runs. 

We’ll take a look at the newly revamped National League Central after the departures of arguably the top two free agents and find one bust and one boom candidate for each team.

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