The NL Central-leading Cubs travel up Interstate 94 for four games with second-place Milwaukee.
New Astros GM Ed Wade should focus his attention in 2008 on rebuilding a depleted farm system.
New GM Neal Huntington needs to fill several holes, and in order to do that may consider trading outfielder Jason Bay.
The Cubs need another front-of-the-rotation starter in 2008 to go along with staff ace Carlos Zambrano.
The Brewers improved a great deal in 2007, but still need to do a few more things in order to hold up over the long haul in '08.
In a season filled with setback after setback both on and off the field, the Cardinals remain very much alive in the NL Central race.
There's a power struggle in the NL Central between the Cubs, Brewers and Cardinals. Time will tell which team is left standing.
Those early-season grumblings on the North Side are a distant memory now that the Cubs are back in the hunt for October.
From Barry Bonds' pursuit of Aaron to Yankees manager Joe Torre to the NL Central race, the second half has its story lines to watch.
Luckily for the St. Louis Cardinals, no one in the NL Central has taken advantage of their midsummer stumble, writes Phil Rogers.
The Cardinals have a healthy lead atop the NL Central, but Tony La Russa won't ever allow his team to take its position for granted.
Every team has questions heading into the postseason. Here's five each for the NL Central.
The Cardinals, Reds and Astros are all embroiled in a three-team fight for the NL Central title.
The starting rotation led the White Sox to the World Series title in 2005, and it's back to being the team's strength three years later.