The National League Central division of Major League Baseball is expected to be competitive

this year with different teams making moves to strengthen their rosters.

The Cardinals are the defending champions and are favored to win again this year,

but the Brewers and Cubs have also added talent to their rosters.

The Reds and Pirates also have the potential to surprise.

 The offense of the Brewers is expected to be better this season with the addition of players such as Jesse Winker and William Contreras.

However, the Cardinals have an outfield logjam with many talented players competing for playing time.

The Cardinals' success will depend on their starting pitching, which is a mix of experienced and unproven players.