Chicago Cubs: St. Louis Cardinals are the real threat in National League Central
By Jake Misener
The Chicago Cubs entered play Thursday four games up in the NL Central. For most of the year, the Milwaukee Brewers led the pack. But, with the season winding down, a familiar foe remerges once again.
For what seems like forever, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have been going back-and-forth in the National League Central. As the first half of 2017 carried on, the Milwaukee Brewers seemed ready to jump into that mix. With the group of young talent north on I-94, no one should be surprise by this emergence.
With mere weeks left in the season, the Brewers are battling for second place with St. Louis. Given Chicago and Milwaukee play head-to-head seven more times, the Brew Crew are far from done this year.
Why? The Cubs and Redbirds play each other seven more times in 2017, as well. That being said, the Cardinals may very well prove to be the biggest threat in the Central. In a season that has underwhelmed for most fans, is Dexter Fowler ready to play spoiler for his former teammates?
In short, never say never.