Chicago Cubs: Talking Cincinnati Reds as the clubs do battle this weekend

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Chicago Cubs: The pursuit of another division crown starts here

That’s right.

Chicago is two days in to a 23-game sprint that lasts into September. And, if we’re being honest, they need to play well because if they don’t, the Cardinals are looking to pounce. That final series of the year between the Cubs and St. Louis is looming awfully large right about now.

But, let’s ask an outside observer, shall we? Who will win the National League Central when it’s all said and done?

"Anyone but the Cardinals, am I right Cubs fans? Trust me, there’s no love lost for St. Louis among Reds fans either. I think the Cubs have the better roster and the inside track to win the NL Central."

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See, you know what? I like this guy. Nice, knowledgable – what’s not to like. But, really, just keep saying my team will win the division and I’ll be nice. This weekend is key for Chicago – but the Reds are playing for pride, something that can’t be overlooked this late in the season.