NL Central Notes: Fielder, Cubs, Cardinals, Pirates

The Brewers have a 99.8% chance of going to the postseason and the Cardinals have a 4.5% chance of advancing, according to Baseball Prospectus' playoff odds report. Meanwhile, the Astros, Cubs and Pirates are setting themselves up for top ten picks in next year's draft. Here's the latest from the NL Central…

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  1. Besides verbally and factually being able to say the streak of sub .500 baseball is over in Pittsburgh, I don’t see the big deal in being one or two games over instead of under.  Either way, you’re probably not going to be a playoff team so who cares?

    • domaug 4 years ago

      the Pirates fans, like me, care.  we’ve had a horrible baseball team for so long that anything positive would be accepted at this point.  although i still know a lot of Pirates fans who don’t consider success as simply breaking .500 but rather making the playoffs.

      • jeremiah15y 4 years ago

        If they’re not in the playoffs, or contending, I’d prefer a draft pick… atleast with NH drafting.

      • chico65 4 years ago

        I really thought this might be the year the streak ended. I think psychologically it has the potential to make a significant impact.  At least progress appears to be being made- no more 100 loss seasons on the horizon hopefully.  Maybe the scenic route will provide some inspiration to break out of the norm and try something new. Good luck next year Bucs, and Bucs fans.

  2. disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

    If Casey Coleman is in the Cubs plans for next year, figure on 100 losses.
    He is just not capable of being a starting MLB pitcher, pure and simple.

    • cubsfan97 4 years ago

      He did well last season, but I havent really checked his peripherals.  I was hoping hed be the same as last year, but that just hasnt happened.

      • Lastings 4 years ago

        It’s amazing at the MLB level hitters adjust. He is an example of once he goes around a team or batting order once, they figure him out  and adjust to his pitching. He hasn’t been good enough to adjust to their adjustments thus far.

      • NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

        Cubbies are a terrible team, no offense.

        • Lastings 4 years ago

          You obviously have no idea about the Cubs do you? The Cubs offense isn’t the issue, it’s everything else (namely pitching).

  3. Cosmo3 4 years ago

    “The Brewers have a 99.8% chance of going to the postseason”
    So you’re sayin there’s a chance… 

  4. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    “The Cardinals’ biggest trade of the summer paid off” … Can you go ahead and post this to a Blue Jays blog? They are having trouble understanding how these things work. I dont recall seeing a “Blue Jays Rasmus Trade Paid Off”…  you would think the Cardinals traded them Pujols this year, the way they acted over it.

    • Next year all the cards will have from this trade is a near miss on a playoff spot and Rzepczynski. Rasmus will be in Toronto another 3 years, he has a lot of time to make up for the two relief pitchers the Jays sent to the cards.

      • rayking 4 years ago

        The Cards also will have a draft pick for offering EJax arb and him declining.

        • BobMexico 4 years ago

          And if you’re lucky that pick MIGHT turn into a player with the celling of Coby Rasmus. 

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      ummm thats because it wasn’t a now trade for was future trade

      this is like saying the indians lost the carlos santana trade because at the time casey blake made more of an impact then santana who was still a prospect at the time..

      maybe before you chirp a fanbase you try to display atleast a minimal understanding of the game. 

    • Coollet 4 years ago

      First, you could go ahead and post it yourself and second, you’re only going to be told the same thing from this blog, you’re wrong again.

      PS Pujols may be a Jays yet

      To all other Cards fans, i feel for ya, it sucks when/if you’ll lose your best player.

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

        Im sure thats what Albert is thinking right now.. “man I really would love to play in Toronto, beautiful stadium, amazing fan base, packed house everynight, HUGE baseball town”

        Get over yourself

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

        Really, because MLBTR just shot that dream of yours down

        “No 6 or 7 year contracts for Blue Jays’

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