2011 NL Central Predictions: Can the Upstart Reds Do It Again?

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2011 NL Central Predictions: Can the Upstart Reds Do It Again?
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Dusty always seems to find a way, doesn't he?

Led by National League MVP Joey Votto and playoff-tested manager Dusty Baker, the 2010 Cincinnati Reds surprised many with 91 victories en route to a well-deserved Central Division title.

With a nearly identical roster, this year's Reds are in good shape; however, the Milwaukee Brewers have finally addressed their most glaring weakness (starting pitching) and should be battling Cincinnati to the bitter end.

The St. Louis Cardinals have suffered a devastating loss in the face of Adam Wainwright -- their tall, 29-year old ace who draws comparisons to Roy Halladay -- but they should have enough left in the tank to make the NL Central a legitimate three-horse race.

According to my preseason mathematical system this division features two of the worst teams in baseball, the Astros and Pirates, and the enigmatic Cubs will be hovering around in an organizational rut similar to the one in Flushing, New York.

Please read on to see how it all shakes out.

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