Chicago Cubs: Making the case for each NL Central contender

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The National League Central seems to be anyone’s division at this moment. That is, except for the divisional punching bag, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs, who are 11 1/2 games out of first and are staring a series with Milwaukee in the face are not exactly threatening to make a run anytime soon. That being said, there is no clear leader, as the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs sit atop the division, both with records tallying 35-27.

The Cubs are welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals, who are just three games behind the Brewers and the Cubs for first place, to Wrigley on Friday for a three-game weekend series that will hold a lot of weight and possibly shift the standings in a variety of ways, depending on the outcome.

With the Cubs and Brewers being the current favorites for the division I truly feel that four of the five NL Central teams have a legitimate shot to grab the the top spot in the division.

Here’s the case for each.