Rest of season outlook
To be honest, the rest of the season will most certainly be a battle. While it finally feels the Cubs are putting it all together, as they just experienced a six-game win streak, the Brewers continue to find ways to win, as they are on their own five-game streak.
Conversely, as the trade deadline approaches, the Brewers find themselves linked to Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado. If the Brewers can somehow pull off a deal for Machado, the division will become that much tougher for the Cubs.
That being said, it would be somewhat of a surprise if they did make a trade for Machado, as the market value for the shortstop is seemingly inflated and the Orioles will probably ask for the moon in return.
Ultimately, the Cubs should find themselves at the top of the National League Central by season’s end. The Brewers will continue to be fierce competition, and it would surprise nobody if they find themselves playing into October. Be that as it may, the Cubs are indeed still the kings of the Central.